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Some people claim the monarchy is above politics!

That myth was totally destroyed earlier this month when it was revealed that Ben Elliot, who is both a co-Chair of the Conservative Party and a nephew of the Duchess of Cornwall, had arranged a meeting between a very wealthy Conservative Party donor and Prince Charles. The introduction was, according to the donor, part of a service for which Ben Elliot charged £15,000 p.a.

In the coming months we want to step up our campaign to get Labour to recognise that having a monarchy is not in its interests. We want Labour to commit itself to curbing the monarchy’s influence as a prelude to getting rid of it.  

Labour Party Conference

Clive Lewis MP has agreed to speak at our event at the Labour Party conference. This is great news for us – Clive is one of Labour’s most articulate advocates of political reform and, during the 2019 leadership contest, he openly supported the idea of a referendum on the monarchy’s future.
Our meeting will be on Tuesday 28th September in St Paul’s Church, West Street, Brighton starting at 7.45 pm. Thanks to all those who have been in touch offering help, but we still need more people for leafleting and assisting at the event. Please let us know if you are able to help.

Launch of ‘Labour and Republicanism’

Our meeting will also be a launch for ‘Labour and Republicanism’, a book of 60 – 70 pages which argues that the monarchy must be abolished if Labour is to create a society in which everyone is considered of equal worth. We will be sending free copies to all our paid-up members – if you have not already joined us, you can do so by clicking this link:

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Petition to end the ‘Queen’s Consent’

In our last email we reported on the revelations that the Queen had not just used the Queen’s Consent procedure at Westminster but also with the Scottish Government, gaining exemption from legislation aimed at tackling climate change. Our partner organisation, ‘Republic’, has launched a petition  calling for an end to the Consent procedure and an extension of the Freedom of Information legislation to cover royal lobbying.

Please sign the petition here.

 We hope to see as many of  you as possible at the Labour Conference in Brighton.

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Labour Party Conference

Labour for a Republic is holding a fringe meeting during this year’s Labour conference. It will be on Tuesday 28th September at 7.45 pm in St Paul’s Church, West Street, Brighton. In the next few weeks we will be announcing our guest speakers.

Will you be at the conference, or in Brighton at the time? The conference is a major opportunity to get our message to thousands of delegates and visitors through leafleting, but we can’t do much without volunteers to help us leaflet. Please let us know if you can help during the conference (24th – 29th September), and particularly on 27th and 28th. Email us at

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Elizabeth’s been at it again.

Earlier this year the Guardian revealed that the monarchy had vetted over 1000 Westminster parliament bills and had secured changes whereby some laws do not apply to the monarchy.

Last week it was reported that the queen has also vetted 67 draft bills in the Scottish Parliament. Earlier this year her lawyers were successful in getting a change which exempts her private land in Scotland from a major initiative to cut carbon emissions.

Her Scottish estates have also been in the news through an open letter from leading environmentalists calling on the monarchy to rewild its estates to encourage diversity and help protect our climate. That there has been no royal response is a further display of the deceit in their claims to be climate change champions.

You can add your name to a petition calling for the rewilding of royal estates by clicking here.