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UK:'I'm not Nigerian; I'm British' Chi Onwurah Address Anti-Monarchy Conference

By Published July 11, 2017

That Chinyelu Susan Onwurah aka Chi Onwurah, Labour party politician and member of parliament representing Newcastle upon Tyne central has no love for the British monarchy is no secret, she recently got her knickers in a twist when she was trolled on the social media platform for he tweet on the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Phillips retirement announcement.

Chi tweeted 'Congratulations to Prince Philip on retiring in financial security at time of his choosing from a job he enjoys #forthemanynotthefew #waspi'

The Labour frontbencher is once again in a royal storm with her address to supporters at The Republic convention this weekend, since its announcement, the shadow business secretary and her colleague, Emma Dent Coad, the newly elected MP for Kensington - guest speakers at the festival in support of axing the monarchy.

The group, who want to see the monarchy abolished and the Queen replaced with an elected, democratic head of state, will meet in Newcastle.

Tory backbencher Andrew Bridgen said “They are entitled to their views, but it is clear that a large proportion of the Labour Party including Jeremy Corbyn want this country to become a Republic and the Queen removed.”

Graham Smith, Republic’s CEO who will also be speaking at the convention, said: “Talk of ‘taking back control’ is hollow when power remains centralised and concentrated in Number 10.

Republic sees the abolition of the monarchy as key to creating a more robust democracy: a written constitution, fully elected parliament and proper limitations on power.”

Onwurah who recently rebuffed congratulatory message for her success at the last elections from Senior Special Assistant to Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa saying she is not a Nigerian but a British politician will be speaking about democratic reform in post-Brexit Britain at the conference, while Coad who insist that the Republic Convention in Newcastle was a discussion rather than an insurrection, will speak about the link between monarchy and inequality in Britain.

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