We should oppose the monarchy because it symbolises state power as fundamentally divorced from popular control and reduced to meaningless gestures, a truth that applies whether we have a dyspeptic colonialist monarchy or an Atlanticist “people’s princess”.

Source Direct: Bananas Monarchy

It was heartening to see many Scottish commentators and institutions respond to the visit without the usual fawning. But the monarchy risks distracting from true republican questions about state power.

Source Direct: Britain’s Magical Kingdom