The monarchy is wasting valuable taxpayer money
Given limited government budgets, we shouldn't be spending millions on the royal family.
The British Monarchy is hereditary and not selected or checked by the electorate. They also have significant political power, in terms of access to government ministers and officials, as well as the ability to dissolve parliament.
The United Kingdom is a democracy. All people in it should have an equal say in how the country is run. The Royal Family can influence government and its policy despite not being elected, and this should not be allowed in a democracy. The Royals get meetings with ministers, and write letters to politicians which are taken seriously (for instance Prince Charles). Their opinion is listened to and can change the way the government acts on policies. This can either mean policies are worse, or not what the public wanted. For instance focusing on building new aircraft carriers that were not necessary, or putting in restrictions on genetically modified foods. The Queen has significant power in that she has to invite the Prime Minister to form a government, and can reject them. She also has the power to dissolve parliament and call a general election. This is very undemocratic as it allows a single individual to wield huge amounts of power, rather than the people or their elected representatives.
Whilst the Royals could have influence, the training and education they receive makes sure they are highly responsible with it. If the Royals abused their power, then the government would take it away.
Democracy is a valuable thing We should not have things that impede democracy The Monarchy impedes democracy
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