This House Would Abolish the Monarchy

  • Event Start: 3rd June 2021, 8:00pm
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The British monarchy is beloved by many and watched from around the world. However, as scandal after scandal shakes the family, from “Megxit” to Prince Andrew’s alleged links with Epstein, its legitimacy hangs in the balance. Does this hereditary institution warrant preserving in the 21st Century? Or, are its faults too great for Britain to bear?

 

Proposition:

Dr Ken Ritchie Founder of Labour for a Republic, a Labour-affiliated pressure group which campaigns for the abolition of the UK monarchy.

Graham Smith CEO of Republic, a republican pressure group which campaigns for the abolition of the UK monarchy.

Kelechi Okafor Black-British actress, director and public speaker who argues that the Royal Family is institutionally racist

 

Opposition:

Lieutenant General David Leakey CMG CVO CBE Former Director-General of the European Military Staff and Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod.

Peter Hitchens Prominent journalist, author, and Mail on Sunday columnist. He considers himself “a monarchist who doesn’t much like the Royal Family”.

Anna Pasternak Royal biographer whose works have included “Princess in Love”, the story of Princess Diana, and “The American Duchess”, the story of Wallis Simpson.