November 30, 2021

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Barbados drops Queen and says it is becoming a republic

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Barbados has set out plans to become a republic, removing the Queen as head of state. (Subscribe:

The Governor General, Dame Sandra Mason called it the next logical step towards full sovereignty, and referenced a famous quote by the country’s first prime minister – who had warned against "loitering on colonial premises".

Buckingham Palace said it was a matter for the Commonwealth country’s government and people.

Ayshah Tull reports.

We were joined by Prof Richard Drayton, a Rhodes Professor of Imperial History at King’s College London, who was born in Guyana and grew up in Barbados, and by Prof Kehinde Andrews, professor of black studies at Birmingham City University.
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