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Should the Monarchy be Abolished?

The Royal Family is a pillar in the British cultural and political landscape. The country tunes in for their weddings, places bets on their baby names and earnestly discusses their wardrobe choices. Given the monarchy's diminished role in politics, is it time to get rid of the royals? Or do they still serve a purpose in modern society?

Yes: we should abolish the monarchy

The monarchy is an outdated and problematic institution

The monarchy is wasting valuable taxpayer money

Given limited government budgets, we shouldn't be spending millions on the royal family. Explore

The monarchy is undemocratic

Monarchy is an old model of governance that is goes against the fundamental nature of democracy. Explore

The monarchy reinforces the class system in Britain

The existence of the monarchy affirms class divisions which are particularly entrenched in the UK Explore

Y/N: we should reform the monarchy

The monarchy is important to preserve but needs to adapt

The monarchy must sustainably self-fund

While important, the monarchy cannot continue to be funded by public coffers. Allow them to use the money they generate to sustain themselves. Explore

No: we should keep the monarchy

The monarchy is a valuable part of British public life

Key source of soft power

The British Monarchy is a big influence in how the world sees Britain and how we interact with other nations. Explore

The Royals bring in tourists

The Royal Family are a key part of British history and culture, which many people come to see Explore

The monarchy has cultural value that is worthwhile

Despite being outdated or undemocratic, there is room for it today because it is an important part of our cultural history in Britain and these things are important to preserve Explore
This page was last edited on Friday, 17 Jan 2020 at 09:50 UTC