And it seems it wasn’t just Hannah who was fiercely in opposition to the suggestion, with one venting on Twitter: “#JeremyVine The Royal Family more than pays for itself in tourism to the UK. Who ever visited a country because it’s a Republic? Even if they don’t mean anything to you personally, no-one gains from abolishing the Monarchy.’
A second agreed: “Totally agree we are the envy of the world with a monarchy. I see enough Americans who say they would love a monarchy. As for Jeremy, I get the idea he’s not a royalist.
“He shut someone down for supporting them and allowed someone against them free to spout his bile #JeremyVine.”
While a third weighed in: “An elected president instead of monarchy? The two most electorally successful politicians in recent times are Margaret Thatcher & Tony Blair. Hardly unifying figures to act as head of state. #jeremyvine.”
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