Benjamin Zephaniah: the poet who refused to bow for the Queen

Brummie Bard Benjamin Zephaniah joins the Daily Mirror's Kevin Maguire to explain why he is a republican.

Zephaniah discusses his refusal to accept an OBE, his decision to refuse to bow to the Queen before an event at the Albert Hall and claims he would not play at Buckingham Palace for £1million.

Labour MP Steve Pound also appears on the pod to voice his opposition to the monarchy, saying, "I think the country can do better, I really do. I don't think we need to have a medieval subservience…"  For information regarding your data privacy, visit