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Proposed Visit of Elizabeth Windsor Must be Opposed

by IRSP Admin for Statements

Irish Republican Socialist Party Dublin spokesperson Gerry Murray has
called for the Irish people to actively oppose the impending visit of
the British monarch to Ireland in the coming months.

He said: “I have been heartened to see that republicanism has been
galvanised by this announcement. More and more Irish people are
realising that by opposing the visit of Elizabeth Windsor that in
reality they are opposing partition and the occupation of part of our
country by a foreign power. Those who organised this vile visit have
actually given republicanism a huge lift and a focus for their anger
following the destruction of the Irish economy by the corrupt and
greedy.

Mr Murray went on: “As republican socialists we reject outright the
notion of privilege that constitutional monarchy bestowes upon a
select few within society. As such we cannot foresee any time in the
future whereby a British monarch would be welcome on Irish sovereign
soil.

Gerry Murray concluded by calling for people to take to the streets:
“The Irish people must oppose this visit by taking to the streets. Set
against the backdrop of severe austerity measures being implemented by
the Labour/Fine Gael coalition this visit will be seen for the vile
spectacle that it is. The Irish people will be expected to accept
measures such as a drop in the minimum wage and the introduction of
water charges whilst the head of the British state will be treated to
pomp and ceremony, banquets and lavishness not before seen on these
shores whilst the poorest in Irish society will be pushed further into
the gutter. Our message is simple, rise up and oppose this visit and
expose it for what it is.

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