Anti-monarchy pressure group Republic says there should be a referendum on the future of the monarchy when the Queen dies. If there was, how would you vote?
If there was a referendum on the future of the monarchy, how would you vote?
- Abolish the monarchy
- Keep the monarchy
In case you hadn’t noticed, the Queen is celebrating her 90th birthday.
The monarch has been on the throne more than 60 years and her reign has been celebrated this week with a plethora or articles and look-backs in the press and on TV.
However, one discordant note was sounded by anti-monarchy pressure group Republic, which suggested that when the Queen eventually dies, a referendum should be held on the future of the institution.
It says that the monarchy’s popularity is bound up with the support for the Queen.
Therefore, it says, it is legitimate to ask whether people should have a say on the monarchy’s future after she dies.
Republic’s chief executive Graham Smith said: “In a hereditary monarchy the Queen’s age becomes a political issue. Long before the Queen dies the country will need to debate what happens next.”
So what do you think? If there was a referendum on the future of the monarchy, how would you vote?