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Launch of Alliance of European Republican Movements 2 (ext online event)

Description: AERM LIVE is a new four-part series of live YouTube programmes hosted by the Alliance of European Republican Movements.

You'll be able to find the live programme at http://youtube.com/c/RepublicCampaign or http://republic.org.uk/RepublicCampaign.

The programmes will feature discussions on royal powers, constitutions and the democratic alternatives. Graham Smith, speaking for Republic, will be joined by Floris Müller from the Netherlands and Olle Nykvist from Sweden. During the live programmes we will answer comments and questions from our audience. The programmes will also be recorded and made available on YouTube.

You'll be able to find the live programme at youtube.com/c/RepublicCampaign or republic.org.uk/RepublicCampaign.

Here's what's coming up!
AERM Live season 1 features a discussion between leading members of the British, Dutch and Swedish republican movements. All three are members of the Alliance of European Republican Movements.

1) Power and influence
Thursday June 25 from 7:30pm UK / 8:30pm Europe
Republicans from the Netherlands, Sweden and the UK discuss the powers and influence of their respective monarchies and others in Europe. What are their constitutional powers, can they influence governments behind closed doors? Or are the royal households completely powerless?

This programme will include a look at informal power and the influence of people like Prince Charles and the King of Sweden on national debates and public policy.

2) The cost of royalty
Thursday July 23 from 7:30pm UK / 8:30pm Europe
What do they cost taxpayers and do they make money for their countries? Dutch, Swedish and British republicans take a look at the millions of euros, crowns and pounds spent by European royals and question the claims that they're good for tourism and trade.

3) A bicycling monarchy?
Thursday August 20 from 7:30pm UK / 8:30pm Europe
Should republicans demand abolition or would a slimmed down monarchy be acceptable? Or is there a danger of a 'Swedish trap' where the worst parts of the monarchy are removed, making it harder for republicans to argue against them?

4) The next Dutch republic
Thursday September 24 from 7:30pm UK / 8:30pm Europe
British, Dutch and Swedish republicans discuss the democratic alternatives to monarchy. Do republicans prefer a French-style system, an Irish model or something more like the US, or even Switzerland?

This is an exciting new project for Republic and the AERM. Remember you can get involved in the debates.

Location: Online via Youtube and Facebook
Date: Thursday, 23 July 2020
Time: 19:30 BST
Access: Public
Category: (i) External event of interest*
Created by: Public Access ( by LSS editor )
Updated: Wednesday, 24 June 2020 11:06 GMT

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