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"I am British but I support a New Zealand republic"
A New Zealand republic is not anti-British. Greg Edwards, a Brit and a founding member of the Republican Movement, explains why.
Greg also highlights an internet poll by the New Zealand Herald on Prince Charles' forthcoming tour. Now we shouldn't read too much into an internet poll, but the results are interesting nonetheless. Only 5% of the 1,900 respondents said they would be out waving the "British" (actually Union) Flag, 12% are "pretty" excited, 20% are neutral, 37% want William and Kate and 26% are republicans.
This underlines a point I've been making for some time: in order for us to win a referendum, we need to win over the neutral middle ground (plus republicans gives us 46%) and 15% of the William and Kate supporters to get a majority.