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B1312 - Monarchy Abolition Referendum Bill 2018, Hon Connor27

Monarchy Abolition Referendum Bill 2018
A 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”

2- Citation and commencement
(1) This Act extends to the United Kingdom.
(2) The provisions in Section 1 of this Act come into force on Royal Assent
(3) the provisions in Appendix 1 of this act shall come into force in the event of a “yes” vote in the ensuing referendum.
(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’.

(4) The Crown Estate shall become the private property of the former royal family.

(5) Public funding for the Royal Family will end on the date of commencement of this Act.

2. Royal Palaces

(1) All occupied and unoccupied Royal Palaces shall become private holdings of the former royal family.

3. President

(1) From the date of commencement of this appendix, the reigning Monarch’s duties will be transferred to an elected president.

(2) The President is indirectly elected by the Parliament of the British Republic.

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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.

People voted for a party who supported a referendum on this and some people complained there was no mandate to push for this but that exists now.

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2833093


Changes for Second Reading

Changed section 2(1) and 2(3) in order to make the bill constitutional.

Amended appendix 1, removing some of the more controversial elements of V706, outlining the full future arrangement in the event of a “yes” vote in the referendum.
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No, no, no.
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Hmm how should I put this one? Ah yes
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No. :laugh:
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Why have you voted against your own party’s manifesto pledge?
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Why have you voted against your own party’s manifesto pledge?
The honourable member is clearly illiterate as there is no pledge in the Libertarian Manifesto of the 26th General Election that says they'll support or put forward a bill calling for a referendum of the monarchy.

I think the right honourable gentleman needs to find better avenues of criticism than to accuse honourable members of voting against something which they haven't promised to do.
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The Noes have it! The Noes have it!

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