JEREMY Corbyn has said that the Monarchy should be abolished when the Queen dies.
The hard left Labour leader revealed both he and some Labour MPs would prefer it if the monarchy was abolished.
In a controversial interview, Mr Corbyn said: “I think it’s time that we just moved on.”
“When the Queen completes her reign, wouldn’t that be an appropriate time to call it a day and have an elected Head of State?” asked Mr Corbyn.
“A large majority of Labour MPs would like to see a change in the attitude of the monarchy and the way the Royal Family operates.”
Corbyn, who was a backbench MP when he made the comments on GMTV in 2001 – revealed that Republicans were a ‘minority’ in the Labour Party.
He predicted the public mood would shift as “public opinion moves more in favour of a complete democracy”.
Sixteen years later, Mr Corbyn’s predictions failed to come true. Earlier this year it was revealed that 65% of Brits think that the UK should keep the monarchy and Only 19% wanted Britain to become a republic.
27% thought that the Monarchy was a ‘meaningless institution’ and 65% thought there was still a place for the Monarchy in modern Britain. 70% thought that Britain was perceived more positively abroad due to the Royal Family.
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