Mat Morrisroe

Blog Entries by Mat Morrisroe

My Speech to the UCL Debating Society in Support of Abolishing the Monarchy

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2012 | 10:43 AM

Following my recent blogs right here on The Huffington Post about the monarchy, I was invited by the UCL debating society to participate in their debate on the monarchy this week.

I shared a platform with Graham Smith - Chief Executive of Republic, Professor Robert Hazell
- Professor of...

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A Republican in Defence of a Man They Call a Prince

(24) Comments | Posted August 25, 2012 | 7:02 PM

Anyone who has read my attempts at writing before will know I'm a republican; I'm about as staunch a republican as they come. My strong (some argue over-zealous) egalitarian beliefs that regardless of gender, race, place of birth or sexuality all are born equal have seen me write some angry...

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We Must Not Assault Democracy by Renaming Our Clock Tower After a Monarch

(53) Comments | Posted June 3, 2012 | 7:00 PM

So, we're in a recession, we have high unemployment, our neighbours in Europe are in a crisis that seemingly has no end, in Syria men, women and children are being raped and murdered, so what our parliamentarians need to spend their time doing is renaming the clock tower at the...

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This Jubilee, Spare a Thought for the Republicans

(178) Comments | Posted May 31, 2012 | 7:00 PM

"We all have fond memories of 60 years of our Queen," Dermot Murnaghan smarms through my TV screen inaccurately. After retrieving whichever inanimate object now lies below the screen having found itself being hurled along with a range of colourful language towards the inane news man's grinning bonce, I reflect...

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Why I'm Growing A Mo This November

(6) Comments | Posted November 4, 2011 | 7:00 PM

Moustaches don't suit me. My head is a perfect sphere and whilst big brown eyes and pinchable cheeks may mean that I've been able to get away with all sorts over the years and people can never stay angry at me, it also means that facial furniture does not suit...

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Why not Privatise the Monarchy?

(3) Comments | Posted October 28, 2011 | 7:00 PM

This week the monarchy has been in the news. Charles Windsor has put himself in the media spotlight, discussing what he would do if he were monarch, and specifically what would happen to Buckingham Palace. We've also had the call to modernise the monarchy by removing sexism from the succession....

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Why Bill Hicks was Wrong

(68) Comments | Posted September 23, 2011 | 7:00 PM

As I mentioned in my first blog on music and brands for Huffington Post, whenever I have a conversation about music and brands, someone always pipes up quoting Bill Hicks' famous 'sucking Satan's cock' line or I hear the refrain 'what would Bill Hicks say about that?'.

What Bill Hicks...

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Do the Folkey-Kokey (Please Don't, Please, Please)

(8) Comments | Posted September 1, 2011 | 7:00 PM

Music and advertising; there's been lots of chat about Bill Hicks of late and his bit about how artists who advertise are no longer artists (I'll deconstruct that bovine detritus another day) but he famously talks about how artists who promote brands are basically, and there's no nice way of...

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