- The constitutional status of the Crown would be ended;
- The Church of England would be disestablished;
- The head of state would be the President, elected by a joint sitting of both Houses of the Commonwealth Parliament;
- Many functions of the Royal Prerogative would not be transferred to the President, but instead to Parliament;
- The Privy Council would be abolished, and replaced by a Council of State; The House of Lords would be replaced by an elected House of the People, with equal representation of men and women; The House of Commons would similarly have equal representation of men and women;
- England, Scotland and Wales would have their own National Parliaments; County Court judges and magistrates would be elected; and British jurisdiction over Northern Ireland would be ended.
We at Autonomous England differ from Benn in believing that true Republicanism and the self-determination of the British nations can only be fully realised within a union of independent Republics based on the decentralised model of the Commune. There is no need for a British president, symbolic or otherwise, when the people of each nation, region, city or town control their own government and work in a system of co-operation. There is nothing to be gained from petitioning for a head-of-state selected from the privileged few. Victory can come only come from the complete overthrow of the existing system and a Commonwealth of friendship and self-determination.