Hold a referendum on the abolition of the Monarchy

We believe the Royal Family is unaccountable and by both example and practice, it prevents meritocracy in the UK, and that a referendum should be held on the abolition of the monarchy. The monarch is completely undemocratic and not elected at all so the Brexit vote sets a precedence for its removal.

6,615 Signatures

Monday 21st December 2020
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Monday 21st June 2021
Estimated Final Signatures: 6,894

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Recent Documents related to Hold a referendum on the abolition of the Monarchy

1. Hold a referendum on the abolition of the Monarchy
01/11/2020 - Petitions

Found: We believe the Royal Family is unaccountable and by both example and practice, it prevents meritocracy

2. Duchy of Cornwall Bill [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages
09/10/2018 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Cornwall to be granted to the eldest child of the monarch, regardless of gender; Subject the Duchy of Cornwall

3. Queen's or Prince's consent
28/09/2018 - Office of the Parliamentary Counsel (OPC)
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Found: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Royal Assent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4. European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 3) Bill 2017-19
23/01/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: follow 5 1.4 Where does this Bill fit into this Brexit process? 6 1.5 Does the House of Lords have a role

5. Professor Nicola Barker - written evidence
06/11/2018 - Inquiry: The future of the UK Overseas Territories - Foreign Affairs Committee
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Found: Summary In reviewing the relationship between the UK and the Overseas Territories, an incremental approach

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Recent Speeches related to Hold a referendum on the abolition of the Monarchy

1. Duchy of Cornwall Bill [HL]
26/10/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: following royal transport costs for many years and make no secret of my opinion that some of the Royal Family’s - Speech Link
2: the Duchy of Cornwall. The Duke of Cornwall is completely different. Various Acts of Parliament relating - Speech Link

2. Business of the House
01/04/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: statutory instruments”;(c) notwithstanding the practice of the House, any motion on matters that have - Speech Link
2: motions have been selected for decision by recorded vote before calling a Member to move a motion under paragraph - Speech Link
3: amendment to any motion subject to decision by recorded vote or on the previous question, and may not put any - Speech Link

3. House of Lords: Abolition
18/06/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: considered e-petition 209433 relating to a referendum on the abolition of the House of Lords.It is a - Speech Link
2: about the practicalities of whether we have an elected or appointed upper Chamber, how we could reform - Speech Link
3: cross-cutting. The Science and Technology Committee, for example, makes the most of the House of Lords’ expertise - Speech Link

4. House of Lords Reform and Size of the House of Commons
19/10/2016 - Commons Chamber

1: than 800 members, is considerably larger than the elected House of Commons; believes that there is no case - Speech Link
2: have assembled in that place because they are undemocratic horrors. There are now 812 Members of the House - Speech Link
3: Minister from the list supplied by the leaders of the UK parties. That is why we find the cronies, the placemen - Speech Link

5. House of Lords Reform
14/01/2016 - Commons Chamber

1: the size of the European Parliament, which is elected by over 400 million European citizens. Clearly - Speech Link
2: with haste its ability, as an unelected and unaccountable Chamber, to generate legislation. That is an - Speech Link
3: pernicious and insidious is the soft power that is held by unelected Members? They can spend much time in - Speech Link

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The Brexit movement argued that the European Union is undemocratic as some of its institutions are not directly elected. 52% of the population agreed. No unelected Monarch should have the opportunity to influence the decisions of the Prime Minister nor any role in the appointment of members of the House of Lords.

The Monarch is the head of the Armed Forces, the Church of England, and Parliament, and owns the British Overseas Territories to which British subjects do not have an automatic right to live and work. While it is generally held that the Monarch does not exercise their sovereign powers to interfere in political matters, they have the ability to do so and this in itself undermines trust in this country’s democratic institutions.

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