Originally Posted by IDDrummer
I take it "Republican" in British parlance is more akin to its actual definition than to the conservation American political party of the same name?
RE the OP, it sounds like the kid just wasn't thinking, and just behaving like a drunken goofball. In America that usually results in a court appearance, rehab, and a bigger contract if you are a celeb, jail time if you are ordinary folk, it seems.
Nothing to do with the American political party. Everything to do with a dislike of inherited power.