Left-wing hijack of republicanism
Published 07/08/2010 | 05:00
AS a pro-British monarchist, I am rather frustrated over the far left's devious attempts to hijack the phrase, "republicanism" in Ireland.
If one seizes upon the rationale that "republicanism" means only "equality", and drags that logic all the way to its bitter conclusion, then are not socialist monarchies such as Norway, Sweden and Denmark also "republics" as well?
Is the US, which became the world's first republic in modern times, less republican than France or Germany simply because it better promotes capitalism and freedom of enterprise?