News from the Centre for Citizenship

  • Police Action Would Have Offended Important People

    The Metropolitan Police has decided to take no further action about allegations that an official honour was given to a Saudi business person in exchange for cash. Former Liberal Democrat MP Norman Baker told the Guardian that “I’m not actually surprised. To have taken action would have offended important people in society.” According to that […]

  • Free Speech Suppressed In Scotland To Protect Monarchy

    Free Speech Suppressed In Scotland To Protect Monarchy An advertising company has told the Scottish Alba party that it will not allow it to hire billboards for a pro-democracy message, according to the STV channel. The billboard company said that an advertisement calling for a democratic head of state for Scotland could cause offence. The […]

  • The Day It Became Illegal To Own a Rape Alarm

    The Policing Of A Coronation In the early hours of the day that British monarchists were to crown Charlie Windsor as their new king, the police force that has a reputation for harbouring rapists in its ranks seemingly made possession of a rape alarm illegal. Met police arrested a group of Westminster’s night safety volunteers […]

  • Sunak and Lords Plot Against Democratic Legislature

    According to a report in the Sunday Times prime minister Sunak has been plotting with members of the House of Lords to frustrate Labour Party plans to replace that chamber of parliament with a democratic alternative. The newspaper said that Sunak has had two meetings about this with legislators-for-life. More are planned. Sunak’s plan is […]

  • Cash for honours case – no action

    In 2021 a Sunday Times report claimed that a CBE awarded by Charles Windsor, then the first in line to be Britain’s head of state on the death of his mother, seemed to have been paid for by a donation to a Windsor foundation. The CBE was given to Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz, Such […]

  • Elizabeth Windsor: A Life of Feudal Privilege

    Elizabeth Windsor has died, ending a life in which feudal privilege was of the essence and in which democratic decencies counted for nothing. Ms Windsor had the official title of “Her Majesty Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and of Her other Realms […]

  • British Judges Help Windsors Hide Wealth

    In 2022 the Guardian reported that “royal” family members have for a hundred years been helped by judges to hide from the British people £187m of assets. The law usually requires that wills be published. But Windsor family wills have been sealed to keep the truth about the family’s wealth from the people of the […]

  • Above The Law, Beyond Control

    The Guardian newspaper has revealed that British citizens cannot take racial or sex discrimination cases against the hereditary head of state. The police cannot enter his properties, including his commercial premises, to investigate crime without his permission. He is exempt from laws on the rights of workers, pensions and heath and safety at work. Windsor […]

  • Windsor Booing Brings Establishment Kowtowing

    A member of Britain’s “royal” Windsor family has been booed at a soccer match, challenging the monarchist fiction that opposition to monarchy should be unthinkable. William Windsor, who is known as “Prince William” and “Duke of Cambridge”, is the 39-year-old son of Charles Windsor, who is in line to become the country’s unelected head of […]

  • Queen Windsor Used One Privilege To Protect Another In 1970s Hoodwinking

    Queen Windsor once used an extraordinary provision in the unwritten constitution to keep her extraordinary wealth secret, according to a report in the Guardian. The newspaper reported that records in the National Archives show that in the 1970s Windsor sent her lawyers to put pressure on ministers to change a proposed law that would embarrass […]