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GB News presenter is fuming about anti-monarchy billboards in Wales

17 Sep 2021 3 minutes Read
Colin Brazier complaining about anti-monarchy billboards on GB News

A GB News presenter is absolutely fuming about anti-monarchy billboards in Wales.

In a techy monologue, Colin Brazier hit out at posters by the Republic group, which have been spotted in Aberdare, Cardiff and Swansea, and claimed that abolitionists “smell blue blood in the water”.

The billboards feature a picture of Prince Charles, who was given the title of the Prince of Wales by his mother Queen Elizabeth, and the slogan “Wales doesn’t need a prince”.

The group, which wants to end the monarchy, argues that a hereditary public office such as the Royal Family “goes against every democratic principle”.

Picture of anti-monarchy poster by Republic on GB news.

Brazier said: “It’s time to make up your mind about Prince Charles. Why? Because the anti-monarchists are on the march. They can hardly contain themselves.

“The Queen may be in good health, but today billboards have sprung up in Cardiff, paid for by a republican group with a picture of the Prince of Wales and the words ‘Wales doesn’t need a prince”.

“Abolitionists smell blue blood in the water. Two thirds of Britons still support the monarchy, but among the young fewer than half do, and when the Queen leaves the stage republicans are poised to pounce.

“They have a war chest ready. They will spend it on billboards and newspaper adverts and polling and lobbying and not a few stunts.

“Their friends in the media who hate the idea of deferring to anyone or anything other than their own, will give them plenty of airtime.

“There will be internet petitions attracting, who knows, more than a million e-signatures, paying tributes to the late lamented Queen, but demanding that the show stops with her – that there will never be a King Charles III.

‘In more trouble’ 

He added: “The crown isn’t finished but it’s in more trouble than its supporters have noticed. It’s time for monarchists to understand what republicans are planning and prepare the case for the defence.”

Republic said: “With polls showing young people wanting an elected head of state, the succession of King Charles will be a major turning point in the monarchy’s history and in the growth of Britain’s republican movement.

“We want the country to know there is a positive, exciting, democratic alternative to sitting back and letting Charles become our head of state. And we want the country talking about why the monarchy is bad for Britain, why it’s time to call time on the royals.

“Republic is the UK’s only pressure group campaigning for the monarchy to be abolished and replaced with a directly elected head of state.

“We have challenged common myths like the one about royals and tourism. We have exposed royal abuse of public money and highlighted the huge £345m a year cost to the taxpayer.

“And we have presented a positive, democratic alternative. A parliamentary republic with an elected head of state.”

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William Glyn THOMAS
William Glyn THOMAS
1 month ago

In this day and age, there is no place for Monarchy, Aristocracy, Feudal titles and a legislative chamber that is not elected. They all need to be abolished. The electorate need honest representation and not self-appointed Dictators.

Andrew Thomas
Andrew Thomas
1 month ago

Yes well said looks like things are slowly turning against the monarchy

Andy Williams
1 month ago

A massive clearing out comes to mind

j humphrys
j humphrys
1 month ago

It’s up to the English to do the abolishing. It’s up to us to leave ’em to it?

GW Atkinson
GW Atkinson
1 month ago

His far right English channel has nothing to do with Wales. He needs to keep his nose out of our business and so do Republic. We will get rid of them on our own terms, not Englands.

Philip Jones
Philip Jones
1 month ago

I agree with the poster’s sentiments BUT the removal of the royal gang is a long way off. Charles and Camilla will never be very popular with the young but William and Kate are different. Bland and unthreatening they will satisfy the MSM and the old dears as well as a high proportion of younger non political people. A populist political stance opposing the Johnson govt on, say, the environment or school meals could send their popularity soaring. Hope I’m wrong

hdavies15
hdavies15
1 month ago
Reply to  Philip Jones

You are pretty much on the money with your assessment of the Will & Kate show. Excellent material for audience manipulation, keeping the great unthinking public on side while their circumstances are eroded further.

hdavies15
hdavies15
1 month ago

That GB wonk looks the type of guy that fumes easily. Probably stinks the studio out !

Cathy Jones
Cathy Jones
1 month ago

Can you imagine being so fragile and pathetically weak-hearted that you throw a tantrum about a few Republican billboards from the position of a channel that has been created for the sole purpose of stirring up trouble in the phoney “culture war” and is funded by some very shady millionaires? .. There is no place for a Monarchy in the modern world. The United Kindom by its very definition is not a democracy. We are not citizens we are subjects. This is why the Monarchy MUST be abolished and why Cymru must have more devolved powers with an eye on… Read more »

Cathy Jones
Cathy Jones
1 month ago

“Their friends in the media who hate the idea of deferring to anyone or anything other than their own, will give them plenty of airtime.” The lack of self-awareness here could rip a hole in spacetime.

Mick Tems
Mick Tems
1 month ago

There should be no place in an independent Welsh republic for a monarchy and an unelected House of Lords. What we want is an elected head of state.

Dafadau
Dafadau
1 month ago

“Tetchy”

Dave
Dave
1 month ago

Well I think #England should keep the Royalty and continue to give them millions of tax payers money, how else will #PrinceAndrew pay for his legal fees #IndyWales

Geoffrey ap.
Geoffrey ap.
1 month ago

Our real and imminent problem will be fine imposition of the next English Prince of Wales. We need to start the preparation now.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
1 month ago

GB News can huff & puff all they like. We reserve the right to express our opinions regarding Prince Charles. In 1969 when Charles was made Prince, said an oath. And I quote: ” I Charles, Prince of Wales, do become your liege man of life and limb and of earthly worship, and faith and truth I will bear unto thee, to live and die against all manner of folks.” He basically promised to serve the Welsh nation and stated he would lay down his life. Yeah, right. The reality those right-wing morons on that sinking ship TV channel are… Read more »

j humphrys
j humphrys
1 month ago
Reply to  Y Cymro

I can think of a few titles for him.

Dafydd Evans
Dafydd Evans
1 month ago
Reply to  Y Cymro

“English Nazi” – never thought if it in those terms before but in many ways similar – goes someway towards explaining the centuries old distrust / animosity towards the entity that is England.

R W
R W
1 month ago

Why are you still reporting things from this irrelevant TV channel?

Steve Duggan
Steve Duggan
1 month ago

They’re spooked – and they are right to be. The end of the monachy’s influence over Wales is coming to an end. That can only be a good thing for the people of Wales and thankfully our young now seem to realise that.

Andy Williams
1 month ago

Imagine for a minute, walking into a voting booth, and choosing your head of state. What a liberating thought.

j humphrys
j humphrys
1 month ago

Chwarae teg, she has been good in her role, but it’s ” Elizabeth The Last “.

Erisian
Erisian
1 month ago

There is no point in reporting anything GB ‘News’ says. It’s all b******s and we don’t need to have it brought to our attention.Please stop.

Cwm Hiraeth
1 month ago

If its pis*ed a GB news producer off that’s brilliant as far as i am concerned!!

Tracey Houghton
Tracey Houghton
1 month ago

Interesting that he instructs monarchists to prepare a defence, but doesn’t offer one himself. I’m on the fence on this issue, but what an absolute shambles GB News is.

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