Imagine, at a time when you are struggling to pay for the basic necessities of life such as food and water, a multi-millionaire telling you that austerity is necessary. It wouldn’t seem very fair would it? Now imagine that this person sitting on their golden throne, wearing a crown adorned with jewels, is only in the position that they are because of their parents. This would seem even more unfair. Unfortunately this is the reality for the people of Britain, who’s taxes fund their activities – from helicopter repairs to royal train journeys. So, does the Royal Family actually benefit us? And if they don’t, is it time to become a republic?
A common argument against not wearing a school uniform is that children will get bullied for not wearing ‘cool’ brands, and this is unfair on those who cannot afford them. While this maybe a factor, why should we accept this degrading behaviour as normal? By enforcing a uniform upon school children, the idea that the bullying is the fault of those who are different is reinforced, as is the idea that the only way to solve the problem is by making everyone look the same. We need to encourage the mixing of groups in our children, instead of eradicating diversity completely.