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Entertainment

Web Desk
October 25, 2020

Queen Elizabeth under fire for not ‘living up to standards of public life’

Entertainment

Web Desk
Sun, Oct 25, 2020
Queen Elizabeth under fire for not ‘living up to standards of public life’

Queen Elizabeth has recently been accused of no longer being an upstanding example of British royalty, especially when it comes to engaging with the public.

The accusations were discussed during Republic CEO Graham Smith’s interview with Express UK and during the conversation he was even quoted saying, "Fundamentally we are democrats, we have made that abundantly clear in the last few years.”

The reason Mr Smith is so keenly anticipating the fall of the monarchy is because "People see themselves as citizens, they want control of their politics and their futures, our constitution and head of state should reflect that.”

At the end of the day Mr Smith’s belief is simply that “It should not be trapped in some weird fantasy of what our past used to be.” Thus it is clear that “we would be better off without the monarchy for a number of reasons.”

Reason being, "Firstly, it gives us an opportunity to reform our constitution so that we have an effective independent state that can navigate these big constitutional issues. It can rebalance power between Parliament and people and it can put the principles of democracy at the core of our constitution.”

"At the moment we always compromise those principles by having to make room for this hereditary institution. The institution itself does not live up to the standards we would expect in public life."