• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

The future of the monarchy in the United Kingdom

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

The future of the monarchy in the United Kingdom "Long live The King" - this proclamation could be heard in Great Britain since always. Yet, how long will it remain its connotation? Even though numerous Britons still support the political system of their country, there is also significant number of those, who would be pleased about abolition of the monarchy. Still, Great Britain without a king is hardly imaginable. The monarchy embodies that country and should never be abolished. First of all the constitutional monarchy in Britain is a stable democratic system of government. ...read more.

Middle

And what is more, according to surveys conducted by MORI, a percentage of British pro-monarchists increased from 69% in 1993 to 75% in 2011. It would be pointless to change something, which has proved to be successful and still it is. Secondly The Monarch is the British own unique icon which cannot be replaced by any other politician or personality. Looking at Elizabeth II one can see not only currently ruling queen, but also a living symbol of British history, extending back through the centuries and constituting special kind of continuity between the past, the present and the future. ...read more.

Conclusion

royal family brings substantial amount of money to national budget too - much more than these 40 million dollars spent on their livings. What are the reasons why London is so much higher than Paris or Rome or New York as a destination for international tourism? Every year millions of visitors from all over the world come to London just to see Queen and her houses. All things considered, it is true to say, that, notwithstanding of arguments being put forward against it, the future Britain will benefit more with Queen rather than without her and all the British should do all in their power to maintain their distinctive political system. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Politics section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Politics essays

  1. How Is Power Distributed In The United Kingdom?

    However technically the monarchy still possesses this power. The European parliament could also be seen to have power within the UK system, even if their influence is less direct and not quite as obvious as some of the above mentioned ones.

  2. Should the Monarchy Be Abolished?

    The Royals receive their money from the taxpayers of their country. It costs fifty million pounds a year to keep them. Twenty million of this is spent on running their palaces, seven hundred and sixty six thousand pounds is spent on their phone bills and five hundred and twenty-nine thousand pounds is spent on their electricity bills.

  1. Should the Monarchy in the UK be abolished?

    taking, Prince Charles affairs, and the numerous drug taking and financial problems of socialites such as Tara Palmer Tomkinson, The cost of the monarchy is also said to be a waste, considering the tourist revenue ends up not in the public purse, and so the abolishment of the monarchy would not end tourism.

  2. Russia - political past, present and future

    This created the great deal of ambivalence. Some were extremely shocked by the western life and admired it, whereas others tremendously hated it and regarded as being evil. However, Peter's reign was unfortunately too short to convince and alter the well-established Russian autocratic mentality.

  1. Who Holds Power in the United Kingdom Today?

    Another crucial point to note is that liberal democracy reinforces the notion of safe-guarding the individual's freedom or civil liberties. It places great emphasis on the individual's position and authority within society. Thus, liberal democracies are supposedly the distribution and execise of pluralistic power.

  2. 1970's forced migration of Ugandan Asians to the United Kingdom.

    This was only if they were not Ugandan citizens. At that particular point of time Asians were the backbone of the country and had been living in Uganda for more than a century.

  1. South Africa - Past, Present and Future

    The map below shows who was where in South Africa in the 19th Century. Eventually the Afrikaners set up two new states of their own the Orange Free State and the Transvaal. Then in 1866 the diamond was found in Kimberly and a Gold rush began.

  2. Constitutional Monarchy

    As the actual powers of the monarchy have declined, its symbolic and ceremonial functions have increased. It mainly represented six aspects: ?Represent the UK at home or abroad. ?Setting standards of citizenship and family life. ?Uniting people despite differences. ?Allegiance of the armed forces. ?Maintaining continuity of British traditions. ?

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work