Well may be not, he says in a green non violent way but lets get rid of our head of state, democracy is a sham if we have these characters who claimed to be descended from the norse gods in charge, I live in Windsor (and was a republican election candidate in 2005) so I say, Elizabeth let your people go....the monarchy enclosed the state in Saxon times, lets get back to democracy and while you are about it, can have the Windsor Great Park back as well.
Queen's finances not transparent
Republic calls for greater accountability
London – 28 June 2006
Human rights campaigner and long-time republican Peter Tatchell today
called for "greater transparency and accountability concerning the
Queen's wealth and taxation."
Mr Tatchell was one of a group of members of Republic (the Campaign
for an elected Head of State) who protested outside Buckingham Palace
this morning at 11am, as the announcement was made on the Queen's
"The number one argument for a republic is that monarchy is
incompatible with democracy. An unelected Head of State is an affront
to democratic values.
"The mysteries of the Royal finances are symptomatic of the monarchy's
lack of openess and accountability.
"The Queen’s personal wealth is shrouded in secrecy. There is little
disclosure. We don’t know how much she is worth and on how much of her
wealth she pays tax.
"The public is not permitted to know the rate of tax she pays because
it is the subject of a private agreement, made with John Major's
government in 1992. Under this agreement, the Queen is allowed to pay
whatever level of tax she deems to be appropriate. No other person is
given these privileged exemptions from the standard tax rules.
"We are not allowed to know whether she is paying tax on all of her
wealth or only part of it.
"Until we get full transparency concerning the Queen's finances, there
will always be doubt as to whether her contribution to the exchequer
is fair and above board," he said.