Republic Blog: The ambassador’s deception

In a discussion about England’s 2018 World Cup bid on Radio 4′s Today programme this morning the idea, as monarchists are always telling us, that the Royals are ‘good ambassadors’ for this country was exposed for what it really is

The Best of the Republic Blog: The female monarch

I have often heard it said that, whatever you think of the Queen, she has shown what women can achieve in a man’s world and should be recognised as a feminist icon. This has always struck me as bizarre, as the inherent sexism of the monarchy, alongside its intrinsically discriminatory nature, whether on the basis of race, sexuality, or simply not being part of the Windsor family, has always been at the heart of my republican principles