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WHAT OUR SUPPORTERS ARE SAYING

 

Good luck to your republican venture. At last a party unafraid to speak the truth. I'll be watching out for you. Andrew Plant

 

Peter, thank you for giving me fresh optimism and I wish you every success with the Republican Party. Bob Wiggin

 

This acorn you have sown will develop into a mighty oak that will replace the rotten royal oak Tim Marsden

 

A republic of freedom and virtue, reason and imagination. It really is very exciting. And, as you point out again and and again, the tradition is here in our own country. It's still the good old cause (as well as the good new cause). Thomas Ward

 

A British Republic is a Great Idea. I keep a keen interest in your newsletters and the Republican movement, please keep up the great work. Alex Zadeh 

 

I found the newsletters interesting and thought provoking, and find your perspective and analysis of our current situation unique Derek Cairns

 

I wish you good luck in your attempts to oppose an undemocratic, unfair and immoral system. Ollie Matthews

 

Thanks for the newsletters, and I look forward to developments with this new party. Kieran Donley

 

Well done. Totally behind you. Bob Ward

 

Good news – this is a start towards redefining our so called democracy. William Gladys

 


 

 

 

The New Democratic Republican Politics

 

A huge percentage of the British people are offended by the outright injustice of having a hereditary head of state. The blatantly undemocratic nature of the monarchy is all too obvious.

 

The pernicious effect its undeserved privelege has on the whole of society from top to bottom is strongly felt.


But it is not enough just to think about abolition of the monarchy. Anti-monarchist feeling has been around for a long time but has never translated into a powerful movement. To make the cause worthwhile to the mass of people we need to think beyond abolition to the kind of society that we want to build.


In this we can draw on a long tradition of British republicanism that goes back 400 years. It was the British who played a major role in shaping the world republican movement and even established the first ever republic of Northern Europe.


Republicanism is an ancient tradition. From the beginning its purpose was above all to prevent any leader having excessive power. The Republican solution to this problem was to separate power at the top so that no one individual could accumulate too much power.


The other great Republican invention is to proclaim that the state does not consist of a person or an office. The constitution is the state. In republics citizens have a powerful sense of their constitution. It is the constitution that protects the people from authoritarianism.


In Britain today we need more than ever that protection. Because of our lack of a republican constitution, successive Prime Ministers have assumed more and more dictatorial powers. As long ago as 1978 Lords Hailsham said that the office of Prime Minister is an "elective dictatorship". Since then things have worsened.


As they have assumed more and more power, recent governments have ridden roughshod over the House of Commons. This is as true of the present coalition as it was of New Labour and the Conservatives before that


As historian, David Starkey, said in December 2008, "The House of Commons, is now managed by the government totally, absolutely and completely."


This could not happen under a Presidential Republican constitution as power at the top has to be shared.


In theory, the British Prime Minister, shares power with the head of state, the monarch. But because a hereditary monarch cannot exercise its considerable powers, all of its power goes to the Prime Minister.

 

This is a key reason, if not the only one, why we must replace the monarch with an elected President with full powers to balance those of the Prime Minister and Parliament.

 

But don't imagine the British republic will be much like the US republic. Five big differences are discussed below

Nowadays there is a widespread feeling that there is something radically wrong with British political life. We have lost faith in our politicians. Voter turnout is at an all time low. The major political parties have played out all their political ideas and in the process heaped destruction on the social, cultural and economic lives of many.

 

The sense of failure, hopelessness and lack of direction is all-pervading. The present coalition promises us nothing but blood, sweat and tears - and huge pickings for bankers


The Democratic Republican Party is the party of constitutional change but it must be more than that. It must have a full set of policies to challenge the old defunct parties.


We need a programme that recognises what is of immense value in our society and seeks to refashion it according to the republican principles of virtue, freedom, opportunity, prosperity and peace

 

 

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