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Abolish the Monarchy: Why we should and how we will

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This book, written by Smith in the lead-up to that coronation, lays out concisely and with great precision his argument for abolition of the British monarchy, and how a republican system of government could work in Britain. We should abolish monarchy, he says, because it stands for prejudice, elitism, favouritism and the like, values which are anathema to the British people. Asking a royal sycophant to read this would be like asking a devout Christian to read The God Delusion. Making a compelling case for the various downsides of a constitutional conservation of inherited privilege, Graham Smith delivers a passionate and eloquent analysis of how monarchy impedes the full realisation of British democracy. And Harry and Meghan continue to show that monarchy isn't just bad for Britain, it's bad for the royals too.

As the country faces a growing number of crises we’re heading for a crisis of confidence in our constitution, our head of state and the whole political system. He also ignores the many benefits and advantages that the monarchy brings to the UK, such as its role in promoting national unity, cultural heritage, tourism and diplomacy. Smith's writing style is often condescending and he makes a number of personal attacks on the royal family. I have been aware of the Privy Council and some of its activities as well as the power exercised by a Prime Minister which meets the criteria for the Quinton Hogg (Hailsham) assessment of their position as an elected dictatorship. I hope that the monarchy is abolished soon but I don't share the author's view that it will happen anytime soon.Monarchists, with a deep well of historical precedent and the benefit of the status quo to draw from, have answers to these questions. Elizabeth was not doing the good work I thought she was, and in all this time, the royal family have definitely wielded power. This is a very timely reminder of the constitutional absurdity of our taxpayer-funded Royal Family that is at war with itself.

Questions about the source of its legitimacy and the contract between citizen and state go unaddressed, as does the big one: why is a republic more conducive to human wellbeing than a monarchy? With Charles on the throne, that first line of defence is gone, in her place a man few would hesitate to criticise if they felt it was warranted. Transworld have bought world rights in Abolish the Monarchy by the Chief Executive of Republic, Graham Smith, and publish next year. It just reaffirmed what I already think without being too revolutionary or bogged down in facts/figures.No self-respecting country should base it’s governing system on how many tourists it is likely to attract. If ever you thought tradition, tourism, or political stability were good arguments for the Crown, this razor-sharp book knocks that nonsense into a top hat. For those who think we should just leave them to be as they do no harm, read this book s it may just change your view.

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