People should not be arrested for expressing dissent towards the Head of State.

Given that the Head of State in the UK is hereditary – and so, to state the obvious, not elected – there are limited ways for the public to express either dissent or consent, such as at the ballot box.

Whether you support monarchy or not, a functioning democracy needs institutions and leaders that can be trusted to uphold the fundamental rights of the public. That includes a commitment to pluralism, freedom of speech, and liberty.

Read more: MP backs right to express dissent against monarchy without fear of arrest 13/09/22

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