SWPE is a Republican organisation. We are totally opposed to the institution of Monarchy because its existence justifies the Class System and the idea that people can be judged and valued according to their ancestry and monetary position.
William, the grandson of the Queen, has come under fire for being 'workshy' because he doesn't spend his entire life globe-trotting for the Monarchy. In response to these allegations, he made the following statement on the evening of his grandmother's 90th birthday:
“I’m concentrating very much on my role as a father...I’m a new father and I take my duties and my responsibilities to my family very seriously and I want to bring my children up as good people. I find the air ambulance role very important to me. It’s serving the community, working alongside extremely good professionals in the medical profession and then there’s my royal responsibilities which I still keep going. But if I can’t give my time to my children as well, I worry about their future. I love my children the same way any father does and I hope George loves me the same way any son does to his father. There will be a time and a place to bring George up and understand how he fits in the world, but right now it’s just a case of keeping a secure, stable environment around him and showing him as much love as I can as a father."
William has come under attack for stating that a man's most important responsibility is to his children, and that if he is forced to work for most of his waking life, he will become remote from them and the natural bond will suffer. This is absolutely correct. What he said equally applies to men and women.
William has effectively stated that family matters and that a work situation which keeps parents and children apart is unhealthy and wrong. Of course, it is easy for a multimillionaire to limit his working hours! It is less easy for Working Class people who are forced into work in order to pay taxes to a bloated capitalist state.
SWPE seeks a complete end to the Capitalist system, with people allocated homes for free, given free access to essential utilities (water, electricity produced by local renewable means), land enough to produce food, thus making work something for the benefit of the people, not something to be endured in order to survive. We would create a working week of less than half of that presently treated as the norm. We would create the economic circumstances in which all parents could devote their time to their children, not just those with money.
One of the most commonly used pieces of propaganda used to attack Socialists is the execution of the Tsar of Russia's family in 1918. It is argued that the Russian Monarchy were killed on Lenin's orders out of hatred of their Class and that all Socialists share the same blood lust. Lenin's role is greatly exaggerated and it is debatable whether the executions would have occurred if the anti-Bolsheviks had not tried to rescue them. When we look at the sensible, human and Socialist words of William, we can see that he has a desire to be a normal man, with a desire to help his family. We have no desire to execute him!
Our solution to the Monarchy problem is to return them to the people, to allocate them housing of no more and no less than everyone else and to rehabilitate them into good members of society. William speaks as a man who knows that Monarchy is immoral. We wish him and his children a future as equals with the people, freed from the burden of a system which places people in categories due to wealth and ancestry. Socialism is for all, and we welcome the positive words above from a man whose family has been in a position of despotism for a very long time. The end of the Ruling Class doesn't have to be accompanied by bloodshed. Their end is as inevitable as the rise of the People.