Posts Tagged ‘republicanism’

A few demonstrators in London on the Diamond Jubilee Flotilla Day kept away on a safe distance from the real royal event by fences and police… sunglasses were not needed on this pouring rain day ~ republicanism – also –  has a long history in Britannia, or should I not use the Roman Imperial name of this province and use the oldest name for the whole island instead: Albion? One must keep in mind that formerly speaking the United Kingdom still has an act promulgated in 1848 (Treason Felony Act) which makes the call for abolition of the monarchy a criminal act, which at that time was to be punished by deportation to Australia. The existence of this act and it’s anti-European Constitution status has been called into question several times, like in the year 2003 by The Guardian and its call for a referendum on whether Britain should become a republic.

click picture for the British republicans web site

Patrick Blower’s cartoon for the Evening Standard, 11 Nov 2002, ten years ago, in the days the British monarchy was once more under discussion…

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