V1204 - Monarchy Abolition (Referendum) Bill 2017 Watch

Poll: Should this bill be passed into law?
As many of the opinion, Aye (11)
27.5%
On the contrary, No (27)
67.5%
Abstain (2)
5%
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PetrosAC
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Monarchy Abolition (Referendum) Bill 2017, Libertarian party (seconded by mr T 999)













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BILL TO

Call a referendum on abolishing the monarchy.








BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1- Referendum
(1) A referendum is to be held on whether the United Kingdom should abolish the monarchy.
(2) The question that is to appear on the ballot papers is— “Should the United Kingdom abolish the monarchy?”
(3) The poll options are to be— “Yes - abolish the monarchy”, “no - keep the monarchy”, and “Spoilt Ballot”
(4) The day appointed under subsection (2) must be in September 2017

2- Citation and commencement
(1) This Act extends to the United Kingdom (and the tsr MHoC).
(2) The provisions Section 1 of this Act come into force on Royal Assent
(3) The provisions in Appendix 1 of this act if “Yes - abolish the monarchy” is successful.
(4) This Act may be referred to as the Mornarchy Abolition (Referendum) Act 2017

Appendix 1

1- Abolition
(1) In Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the people are sovereign.
(2) The head of state for the UK will not from the date of commencement of this Act be appointed by birth.
(3) From the date of commencement of this Act, the UK’s formal name shall become ‘The Republic of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’.

Notes:
The home of modern democracy currently has a unelected head of state so we should give the people of the uk (and tsr) a say on whether they want to keep the monarchy.
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Waste of parliamentary time.
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I'm opposing this due to lack of detail.

Also this sort of bill should not mention the rules for how the referendum will be operated. That is set out in the GD, which cannot be changed by a bill.
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Nay, just do it; no need for a referendum.
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The monarchy's funding should be drastically reduced, but unfortunately that isn't covered here.
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(Original post by Cognition!)
The monarchy's funding should be drastically reduced, but unfortunately that isn't covered here.
The monarchy makes a £300m profit even with current funding.
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A referendum is an absurd *******isation of the Westminster model, an incongruous European import, the gutless preserve of weak governments and demagogues.

An obvious nay.
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The monarchy's funding should be drastically reduced, but unfortunately that isn't covered here.
You say that as though she's a burden on the taxpayer. In reality, the taxpayer only foots the bill for travel and security costs (which are extremely low in terms of costs) and the government makes a considerable amount from crown estates and money from having a monarchy in and of itself, i.e. tourism.
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Ayes to the Right: 11
Noes to the Left: 27
Abstentions: 2
The Noes have it! The Noes have it! Unlock!
Turnout: 80%
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