UK Monarchy

MPs Are There To Serve The People - Their Oath Should Reflect That

Graham Smith | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Politics
Graham Smith

Millions of us are heading to the polls today to decide the future of our country - and to choose our MP. For all its flaws, this is a huge exercise in democracy, and one we can all be proud of. Too often we take for granted the power to change government peacefully and democratically. But it is a hard won right and one which too many people continue to have to fight for.

The Monarchy Just Doesn't Make Sense for Austerity Britain

Rachel King | Posted 20.05.2017 | UK
Rachel King

I've never been especially bothered about the monarchy debate. In principle I'm against a person having such excessive power and wealth by virtue of their birth, on top of being entirely supported by the state, but I wouldn't say it's ever actively bothered me.

Here's the Unpopular Truth About the Queen: She's Incredibly Popular

Sam Glover | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Glover

Embed from Getty Images When I was about thirteen or fourteen, I went on a school trip to parliament. I don't remember much of the trip, other than ...

Is It Time to Scrap the Monarchy?

John Reynolds | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
John Reynolds

The monarch may seem to make Britain appear different to other countries, but is it time to change this system and have a democratically elected head of state? Many people in Britain aspire to become the head of state and none of them will ever achieve their dream.

This Graffitied 'Anatomically Correct' Queen Victoria Statue Is Causing A Stir

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK

One of history's supposedly most prude monarchs has had a 127-year-old statue of herself defaced by a feminist graffiti artist. Queen Victoria, im...

Kneel or No Kneel, The Monarchy Still Doesn't Make Sense

Jess Readett | Posted 13.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jess Readett

The idea that such a notorious feature of our country is ultimately a system based on the principle that some people are born superior to others undermines all our claims of a more 'equal and fairer Britain' at a time when we really do need it most. Kneel or no kneel, we are a democratic nation striving towards equality, so can we please follow Jez's lead and start acting like one?

India Is Suing The Queen For 'Stealing' Its £100m Diamond

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK

One of the world's largest and most famous diamonds, which is currently part of Britain's crown jewels, is at the centre of a row after a group of bus...

Why Corbyn Is Right To Not Sing the National Anthem

Banseka Kayembe | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Politics
Banseka Kayembe

Recently, Jeremy Corbyn's respectful silence during a service to mark the 75th anniversary of the battle of Britain, was met with widespread criticism. As though some how not respecting The Queen is a more offensive image to people, than the hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing unimaginable terror and war...

The Waugh Zone September 16, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday September 16, 2015... 1) JCQS There’s a real danger for Jeremy Corbyn that today’s PMQs turn...

Queen's Taxpayer Funding Better Spent On The NHS, Says Johnny Rotten

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK

Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon has called for an overhaul of the Monarchy - saying funding to the Queen should be cut and invested instead into the N...

David Starkey Says Elizabeth Never Speaks Out - But Here Are 8 Times She Did

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK

As The Queen becomes our longest-reigning monarch today, historian David Starkey has sparked debate by repeating his belief that the monarch had "said...

Loving the Queen, Hating Politicians: Our Strained Relationship With Democracy

Bradley Allsop | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Allsop

Described as 'one of the most stable political trends in history', support for the monarchy has remained at around about the three-quarter mark amongs...

Who Wants a Christian Coronation?

Nick Spencer | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK
Nick Spencer

It'll be because I swim in metro-liberal waters that I am perpetually surprised by the breadth and the depth of the British public's support for the monarchy.

Don't Send the Queen to the Guillotine: A Bungalow Will Do

Matthew Bevington | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Politics
Matthew Bevington

56p might not sound like much. If you follow the Royals' interpretation of their cost to the state, it's practically negligible. How lucky we are to b...

The Queen Disbands The Monarchy

Fearghas Kelly | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Comedy
Fearghas Kelly

Charles, Former Prince of Wales, also looked to the future: "I want a real job. I'm 66 and I feel like I have no purpose in life.

Game of Thrones: Why the British Monarchy Must Go

Josh Marshall | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK
Josh Marshall

you might be thinking that in modern day, 2014, Britain, we've forgotten this feudal nonsense from the middle-ages! We've moved on Into a prosperous, egalitarian secularist society which rewards people based on merit!? Well we haven't!

Maryam al-Khawaja - A Princess of Democracy Imprisoned in Bahrain

Alastair Sloan | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK
Alastair Sloan

The news is worrying. Maryam faces charges of insulting the King, assaulting an official (authorities say there was a scuffle when they took Maryam's phone, from which she was tweeting her experience), and running an organisation which named officials who had tortured political prisoners. She could face a long sentence.

These Kiwis Aren't Fans Of Wills And Kate, And Aren't Afraid To Say It

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK

New Zealand republicans made their feelings about the Royal visit Down Under quite plain on Friday afternoon, with an aircraft carrying an anti-monarc...

Will a Small Royal Reshuffle Kick Off Our Biggest Social Change?

Gregor Smith | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gregor Smith

2013 was the year Pope Benedict XVI took the unusual decision of resigning from his post, much to the surprise of those who had followed his works across the world. This year, our own defender of the faith is also resigning - to an extent...

At Retirement Age, Prince Charles Holds on for Cruel Job

William J. Furney | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK
William J. Furney

Britain's people should put their suffering "royals" out of their misery and do away with the entire, archaic concept of monarchy. It's brutal to keep these miserable people as they are, living artificial lives, a national and global spectacle, a sideshow to the drudgery of life, a perennial carnival of pageantry more at home in a Christmas pantomime...

Carry-over - Monarchy Influencing British Lifestyle?

Patricia Evans | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Patricia Evans

Despite the long standing argument as to the validity and the justification of the Monarchy and its continued existence, there is no denying the fact that such practice of power cannot simply be abolished. For one, the Monarchy is part of a long historical tradition.

How the Royal Baby Will Affect Cambridge Students Everywhere

Mollie Wintle | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Mollie Wintle

Various irrelevant statements have been flung around, such as: 'I don't care about the royal baby', 'this weather has to break soon' or even 'the monarchy is an elitist institution which undermines our democracy.' All this matters little when we consider that the little prince will affect us even as we affect indifference.

End the Monarchy 'Truman Show'

John Sargeant | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK
John Sargeant

The gift I want to give the new born prince is one of equality with the common people. I want them to be free to choose their own religion, marry whom they will and choose their own career without causing an abdication crisis. That they have no duties to defend an established status quo but are at liberty to think for themselves...

'Stop This Nonsense'

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK

Not everyone has been filled with joy at news of the Royal Baby, as anti monarchists say broadcasters are "disgracing themselves" with fawning coverag...

The Royal Baby In Numbers

PA | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK

Click here for a live feed from the hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge is giving birth After some handy stats to impress Royal Baby aficionad...