Posted 20 hours ago

Abolish the Monarchy: Why we should and how we will

ZTS2023's avatar
Shared by
Joined in 2023

About this deal

Worst case scenario, they gain a better understanding of why some are anti-monarchy; best case scenario, they reconsider their own views. His aspirational democratic principles stand in stark contrast to the way we are actually governed today. Smith’s sixteen hours in police custody has generated more publicity for his organisation than the eighteen years he’s toiled away campaigning to replace the monarch with an elected head of state.

Of the approximately 1,200 charities with a royal patron, 74% had no contact with their patron during the preceding year. I'd encourage everyone to read this book and then to get involved with the movement to abolish the monarchy. But it isn't that any of them did anything bad, per se - although Smith points out that at times they definitely did - it is that there is no moral, economic, political or even historical reason why we need to keep this corrupt institution in place. The author fails to provide any credible evidence or logical reasoning to support his claims, and instead relies on cherry-picked anecdotes, biased sources and emotional appeals.

And the backend of the book title is also covered with process of removal of the monarchy and how a republican replacement can be introduced. This is Graham Smith’s experience of attending innumerable public and media debates with defenders of the institution. I hope that the monarchy is abolished soon but I don't share the author's view that it will happen anytime soon. For the purposes of transparency, I'll state that I've been anti-monarchist for my entire adult life. There is no engagement with the writings of the German historian Ernst Kantorowicz, who exposed the sophistication of monarchical conceptions of the state.

There are however, valuable discussions about the possibility of the UK one day having a singular codified (written constitution). The events of the last couple of years are examined in particular detail, as they've really exposed the weaknesses of the British royal family both as an institution and as individuals. I don't think it is possible to assess the quality of the written word without addressing the subject matter but that may just be my limitations.While he does admit that the Union may not survive long enough to see a republic, he does appear to, ultimately, want our current political and economic system to stay mostly the same, but with the royal cyphers filed off. Charles, even before Diana's death, was clearly a selfish fool and his father was already infamous for his foul faux pas.

Asda Great Deal

Free UK shipping. 15 day free returns.
Community Updates
*So you can easily identify outgoing links on our site, we've marked them with an "*" symbol. Links on our site are monetised, but this never affects which deals get posted. Find more info in our FAQs and About Us page.
New Comment