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Queen's funding grant needs to be scrapped: Republic

Campaign group Republic has called on the government to scrap the Sovereign Grant and start again on royal funding.

Minor royals should lose public funding: Republic

As Buckingham palace prepares to publish its annual finance report, campaign group Republic has called on MPs to follow the Danish example and cut all minor royals from public funding.

The Queen is impotent amid Brexit chaos: Republic

The Brexit aftermath has exposed the Queen as an impotent head of state, campaigners have claimed today.
 
Graham Smith, CEO of campaign group Republic said today:
 

Royal family funding: Know the facts.

Next Tuesday Buckingham Palace and Clarence House publish their annual accounts.

Royal funding gets very confusing thanks to spin and claims by the royals and their supporters.  Here are a few facts to remember:

Queen's birthday leaves republicans in bullish mood.

The growing republican campaign is in good health and continues to grow. That's the message from Republic's CEO, Graham Smith, on the eve of the final stage of the Queen's birthday celebrations.

Inquiry needed into Prince Andrew revelations: Republic

Campaigners have called for an inquiry into Prince Andrew's business affairs after revelations about private deals that pocketed him £4m.

New Scottish parliament campaign to drop oath to Queen

The new Scottish parliament - elected today - will be petitioned to introduce a new oath of allegiance for MSPs.

Campaign group Republic has launched a new campaign to call for MSPs to pledge allegiance to the people of Scotland, rather than the Queen.

New Welsh Assembly campaign to drop oath to Queen

The new Welsh Assembly - elected today - will be petitioned to introduce a new oath of allegiance for Assembly Members.

Campaign group Republic has launched a new campaign to call for Assembly Members to pledge allegiance to the people of Wales, rather than the Queen.

Queen's birthday coverage "out of touch with reality"

Campaign group Republic has criticised the BBC for its coverage of the Queen's birthday, saying it is out of touch with reality, public sentiment and their own obligations to impartiality.

Graham Smith, the campaign group's CEO, said today:

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