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Liverpool student group jibes about Queen being executed

  • University of Liverpool Labour students hailed anniversary of Charles execution
  • Tweeted ‘Happy Regicide Day’ and joked that ‘we did it once, we can do it again’
  • The society later deleted the post and apologised for ‘any offence caused’ 

A Corbynista students group is facing a major backlash after jibing that the Queen should be executed like King Charles.

The University of Liverpool Labour society posted on Twitter hailing the anniversary of the former monarch being beheaded 369 years ago.

The message added: ‘Happy #RegicideDay, comrades! We did it once, we can do it once again.’

The swipe sparked anger, with a senior Tory MP accusing the students of being ‘ignorant’ of history and saying they should ‘get a life’.

The University of Liverpool Labour society posted on Twitter hailing the anniversary of the former monarch being beheaded 369 years ago

The society later issued an apology 'for any offence caused', saying the comment was meant to be 'tongue in cheek'

The society later issued an apology ‘for any offence caused’, saying the comment was meant to be ‘tongue in cheek’

Other Twitter users said they were reporting the message to the police.

The society – which uses a photo of Jeremy Corbyn in its profile – later issued an apology ‘for any offence caused’, saying the comment was meant to be ‘tongue in cheek’. 

‘We have deleted our last tweet. It was intended as a tongue in cheek comment. We obviously do not advocate regicide. We apologise for any offence caused,’ it said.

Charles I was beheaded for treason in January 30, 1649, after losing a bitter battle for supremacy with parliament.

The monarchy was restored around a decade later but with parliament holding the real reins of power. 

Labour leader Mr Corbyn is a long-standing Republican, although he has said getting rid of the monarchy is not a priority for the party.

Conservative MP Ian Liddell-Grainger told MailOnline the post was ‘pretty silly’.

‘History is not to be taken lightly. History is what we are today and they don’t understand it,’ he said. 

‘These people need to get up and get a life and do some work rather than posting on Twitter.’ 

Labour leader Mr Corbyn is a long-standing Republican, although he has said getting rid of the monarchy is not a priority for the party

Labour leader Mr Corbyn is a long-standing Republican, although he has said getting rid of the monarchy is not a priority for the party

 



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