Campaign News & Updates

38% royal funding increase a 'madness that has to stop'

Campaign group Republic has today written to the government, calling for a full review of royal funding and for the Sovereign Grant to be scrapped.  The call comes as David Cameron and George Osborne conduct the first five-year review of the grant since it was introduced in 2011.

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We need a new anthem for the UK, not just England

Campaign group Republic has today called on MPs to drop God Save the Queen altogether and introduce two new anthems, one for England and one for the UK.

MPs are today debating the introduction of a new sporting anthem for England.

Graham Smith, Republic's CEO, said today:

Review of the year

2015 has been a fantastically busy year for Republic – it has been difficult to sum it all up here – but we’ve chosen the best bits.

Revealed: Prince Charles given full access to classifed Cabinet papers

Campaign group Republic has revealed that Prince Charles is sent highly confidential Cabinet papers as a matter of routine, in contravention of the government's own rules.

Royal Warrants need to be exposed to the full light of day: Republic

Campaign group Republic has called for the Royal Warrants system to be subjected to a full review, with details of why warrants have been awarded to be made public.

Prince Charles and media must end cosy collusion

Campaigners have condemned media contracts that have been signed between broadcasters and Clarence House.  

Campaign group Republic will be writing to Ofcom, BBC News, Sky News and ITN to clarify their position on interviews with members of the Royal Household.

Spending review: Royal funding increase 'a disgrace' says Republic

Campaign group Republic has called for sweeping reform of royal funding after today's announcement that the Queen's annual grant is set to rise to £42.8m in 2016/17.

End of PR spells trouble for the monarchy: Robert Phillips

"This is the age of Edward Snowden, not Edward Windsor."  That's part of a stark warning to the monarchy from PR expert and strategy consultant Robert Phillips, who will deliver the annual John Campbell Lecture on Monday.


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