monarchy

  • 12 Feb 2011

    Republic, the organisation campaigning for an elected head of state, has criticised VisitBritain, for its claim that the Royal wedding will boost tourism

  • 8 Jan 2011

    Republic has condemned government plans to increase secrecy surrounding the royal family by amending the Freedom of Information Act.

  • 23 Nov 2010

    The Bishop of London, Richard Chartres, has suspended ("withdrawn from public ministry" in church speak) the Bishop of Willesden, Pete Broadbent, over remarks he made on Facebook about the engagement of Kate Middleton and William Windsor. Whatever view you or I take of the monarchy, the Church of England or the opinions of Pete Broadbent, this news raises some worrying questions.

  • 22 Nov 2010

    The surge of popular feeling generated by the recent Royal engagement has pointed up a public inability to think rationally about the institution of monarchy, says Jill Segger. But the accompanying polls are perhaps a first step towards the logic of a republic.

  • 21 Nov 2010

    Today is the Feast of Christ the King. After days of wall-to-wall media coverage about royalty, churches across Britain have today celebrated Jesus Christ as the true king. This is a truly subversive claim.

  • 16 Nov 2010

    Since yesterday morning, the media have been preoccupied with one particular family event. So in case you haven't been able to hear anything else, here is some news from yesterday which you may have missed.

  • 16 Nov 2010

    As news of a royal engagement was announced, a gay couple were refused permission to marry after they declined the option of a civil partnership.

  • 16 Nov 2010

    The government has been urged not to subsidise a royal wedding with taxpayers' money at a time of economic problems and severe cuts.

  • 6 Jul 2010

    The UK coalition government has dropped previous plans to reform the monarchy - including ending a long-term ban on Catholic succession to the throne.

  • 8 Jun 2010

    David Cameron has said the government's massive cuts will be delivered in a way that “strengthens and unites the country”. His words remind me of his colleague's George Osborne's claim that, when it comes to tackling the economic situation, “we're all in this together”.