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Common Sense, EPUB eBook

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Do we need a Monarchy? Or does it represent everything that is hidebound and stifling about Britain?

The headlines tell the story: every British Institution is in crisis As a nation we have lost our way, What we have always been smugly told, is false.

Our constitution is NOT the best in the world, nor is our legal system the fairest, nor is our society more open, nor are we freer than other nations.

Things taken for granted are now being seriously questioned, as people realize how much of our political and economic life is outside our control.

Ever since Tony Benn changed our constitution by renouncing his peerage, he has been developing the case he now outlines.

His Commonwealth of Britain Bill (reproduced in the Text) is 'the first attempt to overthrow the monarchy since Cromwell' GUARDIAN.

He argues for a radical overhaul of our political system, sweeping away privilege and unaccounted power and substituting for it a written constitution and democratic citizenship.

Only by freeing ourselves from our historical shackles - including, but by no means only, the monarchy - can we be truly free.

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