The YourFreedom website lists hundreds of ways in which could be changed but I have decided to take a look at some of the ideas which are consistent with republican principles.
Ideas on the site are supposed to fall into at least one of the following headings:
- restoring civil liberties
- repealing unnecessary laws
- cutting business and third sector regulations
There are a lot of ideas on the site which don’t actually fall under any of the above headings. I wish to highlight some of the better ideas that republicans might like to support:
separating church and state
- Remove the law making it an offence for Roman Catholics & Jews to advise Queen on matters to do with ecclesiastical offices (a disability not suffered by any other religions)
- Repeal Royal Marriages Act & Amend Act of Succession
- Repeal 1701 Act of Settlement that explicitly discriminates against Roman Catholics
steps to a better constitution
- Bill of rights and a written constitution
- repeal Parliamentary Oaths Act 1866
- remove the personal immunity of the monarch
I may need to update this post from time to time.