Sunday, October 6, 2013

Raining on the parade or wakeup call? Republican movement slaps PM's monarchist comment

The Australian Republican Movement has criticised yesterday's comments by Prime Minister Tony Abbott that "today everyone feels like a monarchist."

The comments to Prince Harry at the Fleet Review came as Mr Abbott said he regretted that not everyone is a monarchist.

So is the ARM being overly sensitive to the PM's well known monarchist stance? Or is Australia mature enough to celebrate such a significant event without feeling tied to the monarchy?

The question was put to Malcolm Turnbull on this morning's Insiders program on the ABC.

"I NEVER feel like a monarchist".

Photo by Peter Ryan

Media Release from Australian Republican Movement

Photo by Peter Ryan

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