No Celebrations For Queen’s Birthday

“Not one of New Zealand’s local authorities will hold celebrations for the Queen this Queen’s Birthday weekend” according to Lewis Holden, who chairs the New Zealand Republican Movement. The Republican…

How Others See Us

“We respect the democracy and procedures in the UK”. Ghanim binn Saad al-Saad, head of Qatari Diar, explaining why he may be making concessions to the demands of a feudal…

Quote of the Week

“With luck the present crisis of public trust (in MPs) may rekindle the embers of constitutional reform. But why stop at parliament? For all its self-regard, British democracy sovereignty not…

BBC Defends Feudal Privileges

Michael Lyons, who chairs the BBC Trust, has declared in an interview with The Financial Times that the state broadcaster should not be subject to democratic controls. According to the…

Expenses Fury Masks Feudal Privileges

Head of state Elizabeth Windsor is reported to be “concerned” about the constitutional implications of the MPs’ expenses scandal. However, the constitution will allow voters to remove the MPs who…