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Anti-Queen posters appear across Britain urging Brits to ‘make Elizabeth last’

The red posters read “Make Elizabeth the Last” in large white letters, with the hashtag #AbolishTheMonarch in smaller letters underneath

The posters, promoting the end of the British monarchy, can currently be found in nine cities across the UK
The posters, promoting the end of the British monarchy, can currently be found in nine cities across the UK

A campaign group fighting for the abolition of the monarchy has plastered dozens of billboards across the country urging Brits to “make Elizabeth last”.

Republic, a group calling for the end of the British monarchy, has crowdfunded more than £43,000 for the billboards that have been set up in UK cities including Aberdeen, Glasgow, Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Bristol and Birmingham.

The red posters read “Make Elizabeth the Last” in large white letters, with the hashtag #AbolishTheMonarch in smaller letters underneath. Below the writing are the faces of Prince Andrew, Prince William and Prince Charles.

republic first unveiled the posters in late July last year, although campaigns appear to have intensified in recent weeks leading up to the Queen’s platinum jubilee.

On your funding pagethe group wrote: “As we near the end of the Queen’s reign, the country needs an honest, mature debate about the monarchy.







The online debate comes as the country looks towards the Queen’s Jubilee – to celebrate the monarch’s 70th anniversary
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“We have to stop and ask ourselves: can’t we just pick our next head of state?

“As polls show young people want an elected head of state, the succession of King Charles will be a major turning point in the history of the monarchy and in the growth of Britain’s republican movement.

“It’s time to make Elisabeth the last.”

While the group’s claims of young people’s desire for an elected head of state are supported by the results 2021 survey by YouGov on the subject, a 2022 survey that asks easier whether “should we keep or abolish the monarchy?” shows that all age groups of Britons surveyed over 25 were overwhelmingly in favor of retaining the monarchy.

52 percent of those aged 25 to 49 thought the monarchy should remain, while 65 percent of those aged 50 to 65 and 79 percent of those aged 65 and over also agreed that the monarchy should remain Institution remain should be maintained.







The group wrote on its funding page, “As we near the end of the Queen’s reign, the country needs an honest, mature debate about the monarchy.”
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The results come from a sample size of 1,754 adults who were interviewed between April 30 and May 2.

In addition to putting up billboards to make their case, Republic sold a number of anti-monarchy items on its website, including a mug that read “Abolish the Monarch” and a cotton baby bodysuit that read “Not Celebration the.” anniversary”.

The bodysuit cost £16.50 and read: “I do not want to take part in a pageant celebrating a monarchical regime based on hierarchy, reverence and inherited wealth, status and power.

The line was a quote from a recent opinion piece by human rights and LGBTI activist Peter Tatchell.

The Republic’s fundraising side went on to claim that the “queen is the monarchy” and the “monarchy is the queen.”

“King Charles may inherit the throne, but he will not inherit his mother’s respect and deference.”







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The group claimed they wanted to “start a major national debate on the future of the monarchy with a series of flashy billboards across the country.

“We need to challenge myths about the cost of royals, the role of the head of state, the role of royals in the Commonwealth. And we have to show the country that there is a simple, democratic alternative to the monarchy.”

The billboards saw mixed reviews when published by Republic on the group’s Twitter account, drawing praise from fellow anti-monarchists and anger from others.

“Great poster Republicans.

“Keep fighting the good fight,” commented one user.

“I’ve donated enough to this bunch of deadbeats. We can’t afford them!” another person tweeted in response.

The royalists came back with a bang, with one user commenting: “God save the Queen.

“No money from me for your crowdfunding.”

Another said: “They could have used that £40,000. Instead, you wasted it.”

Several people also criticized the timing of Republic’s campaign, claiming, “We have more pressing issues at the moment.”

“Like getting the Tories out of our democracy. At least the royals haven’t lied to us to destroy our communities, take away our freedom of movement and impoverish the country,” they said.

However, the group hit back at a tweeter asking, “With all the problems the world is having right now, is this the one you want to solve?” asking if we should only tackle one issue at a time.

“Do you think all the problems in the world should take a ticket and stand in line?

“Or are we a free society where people can tackle all issues at once?” Republic wrote back.

“The state of our democracy is a serious cause of many other problems, that’s part of the solution.”

The online debate comes as the country looks towards the Queen’s Jubilee – to celebrate the monarch’s 70th anniversary.

The anniversary will be marked by a four-day bank holiday beginning Thursday.

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