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REPUBLICAN PARTY NEWSLETTER

For a Civic and Constitutional Republic

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Issue No 84 Sunday 11 November 2011

This Week

  • DEMOCRATIC PROTESTORS MUST SHOW THEIR IDENTITY

  • MINISTERS “FORCED” TO SEEK PERMISSION FROM PRINCE CHARLES TO PASS A DOZEN GOVERNMENT BILLS

  • BRITISH POLITICS FOR SALE

  • NEW CEREMONIAL PRESIDENT FOR IRELAND ELECTED

  • AN ENGLAND OF THE REGIONS

  • A FEDERAL REPUBLIC – THE ONLY WAY TO PRESERVE THE UNION


News Stories

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  • DEMOCRATIC PROTESTORS MUST SHOW THEIR IDENTITY.

If you cannot show who you are then stay at home. The use of Guy Fawkes masks in protesting against capitalism is unfunny and nonsensical. Practically it will allow easy infiltration by ne’er-do-wells and the police. Democracy is about individuals openly declaring themselves. That vital principle is being lost by these idiots in masks.

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How the Guy Fawkes masks have become the symbol of anti-greed protests across the globe
www.dailymail.co.uk
  • MINISTERS “FORCED” TO SEEK PERMISSION FROM PRINCE CHARLES TO PASS A DOZEN GOVERNMENT BILLS

“…the prince's power applies when a new bill might affect his own interests, in particular the Duchy of Cornwall, a private £700m property empire that last year provided him with an £18m income.”

What is meant by “forced”? An individual citizen has the right to intervene in a new bill that “might affect his own interests"? 

Prince Charles has been offered a veto over 12 government bills since 2005
www.guardian.co.uk

Ministers sought prince's consent under secretive constitutional loophole on bills covering issues from gambling to the Olympics
  • BRITISH POLITICS FOR SALE

Andrew Rosenfeld, one of Britain’s richest men with a fortune of more than £100million, has become Mr Miliband’s biggest private backer after donating £1million to the party.
The 49-year-old married father of four became a tax exile in 2006 when he sold his £5.5million London house to a Liechtenstein-based trust and established his Air Capital property empire in Geneva.

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Ed Miliband's new adviser buys mansion for £8.5million... in CASH
www.dailymail.co.uk

Andrew Rosenfeld, one of Britain’s richest men with a fortune of more than £100 million, has become Mr Miliband’s biggest private backer after donating £1 million to the party.
  • NEW CEREMONIAL PRESIDENT FOR IRELAND ELECTED.

A long serving MP due to retire, Michael D. Higgins’s main experience of government was as Minister for Arts, Culture and Irish speaking regions 1994-97. Whilst a respected figure as politician, poet, author and broadcaster, his political career is clearly long over. He is typical of the kind of candidates an ineffectual figurehead post will attract.

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Michael D. Higgins wins Irish presidential election - Telegraphwww.telegraph.co.uk

Michael D. Higgins will become Ireland's next president after his main rival conceded defeat on Friday to the 70-year-old poet and former arts minister.

  • AN ENGLAND OF THE REGIONS.

 'It would be a disaster for the north of England to be stuck with an English parliament which reinforces the political and economic power of London and the south-east. A federal Britain should include an "England of the regions" which has strong, devolved government for the north and other regions that want it.' Professor Paul Salveson, Huddersfield

www.guardian.co.uk

Letters: It would be a disaster for the north of England to be stuck with an English parliament which reinforces the political and economic power of London and the south-east
  • A FEDERAL REPUBLIC – THE ONLY WAY TO PRESERVE THE UNION

"To observe the annual SNP annual party conference is to witness an evangelical gathering in full cry. 

"Labour simply does not have politicians who can match the calibre of Robertson or any of Alex Salmond's ministerial team. Even if they did, they do not possess a vision and certainly not the purpose. Throughout the next few years, teams of SNP volunteers will call at every household in Scotland. 

"In response, Labour and the Conservatives have only talked of Armageddon."

www.guardian.co.uk

Kevin McKenna: Neither Labour nor the Tories has the means to stop the SNP's drive to independence

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