The Royal Family is considered a pillar in the British cultural and political landscape. The country tunes in for their weddings, places bets on their baby names and earnestly discusses their wardrobe choices. However, polling shows that many people have a critical view of the royals and do not support the way they operate – for example their secrecy or tax-avoidance – or the public money that's spent on them. Given the monarchy's diminished role in politics, is it time to get rid of the royals? Or do they still serve a purpose in modern society?
Yes, we should abolish the monarchy
The monarchy is an outdated and problematic institution that has no place in the modern UK.
The monarchy is wasting valuable taxpayer money
Given limited government budgets, we shouldn't be spending millions on the royal family.