monarchy Archives - The Glasgow Guardian

State coerced mourning embodies Britain’s democratic deficit

27th September 2022

You either mourn for the Queen’s death or face repercussions… in a democracy? After nearly a fortnight of nonstop news coverage, shop closures, event cancellations, and, perhaps worst of all, the removal of the crossword from the Metro, even the most ardent republican must be wishing that the Queen had lived forever. Veneration of the ...

Prince Andrew – the final straw to break the monarchy’s back?

4th February 2022

Prince Andrew’s trial reveals a pattern of privilege and mistreatment of women from the royal family. In mid-January, news broke that Prince Andrew would in fact face civil trial over allegations that he sexually abused Virginia Giuffre when she was 17-years-old. New York judge Lewis Kaplan has rejected motions made by the Duke of York’s ...

Scottish Labour in row over GUU monarchy debate

21st September 2021

Scottish Labour confronted by Tories after MSPs debated abolition of the monarchy for a Freshers’ Week event Two Scottish Labour MSPs have sparked controversy after arguing for the abolition of the monarchy last Friday at the GUU’s Freshers’ show debate. This prompted a response from Scottish Tories who believed this to be a genuine reflection ...