The most famous moment of opposition to the Queen's 'Silver Jubilee' in 1977 (to mark 25 years on the throne) was of course the success of The Sex Pistols' 'God Save the Queen' single which got to number 2 in the charts despite a lack of radio play and many shops refusing to sell it - and everyone knows it probably would have been number one without some rigging of the charts.
I still think this is the greatest of the first wave UK punk songs- 'God save the Queen, She ain't no human being, There is no future In England's dreaming...We're the flowers in the dustbin, We're the poison in the human machine. We're the future, we're the future'
Still there were other expressions of anti-monarchist feeling from the radical left in Britain and Ireland. Here's a few examples:
|'Stuff the Jubilee - roll on the red republic'|
(front and back cover of Socialist Worker, 4 June 1977 -from excellent Splits & Fusions Archive)
Anti-Jubilee Picnic organised by Y Fflam ddu/Black Flame (Swansea Anarchist Group)
Freedom (Anarchist Fortnightly), May 28 1977
Freedom (Anarchist Fortnightly), June 11 1977