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Re: Monarchy the institution. Yes or no?

Posted: 04 Dec 2017, 16:25
by Diamond Dog
The Prof wrote:Calm down!



Sod off Prof!

Re: Monarchy the institution. Yes or no?

Posted: 04 Dec 2017, 16:26
by Diamond Dog
^^^^^^^^^^^^

New U2 lyric.

Re: Monarchy the institution. Yes or no?

Posted: 04 Dec 2017, 16:29
by Goat Boy
Why are you so angry, DD?

Re: Monarchy the institution. Yes or no?

Posted: 04 Dec 2017, 16:30
by The Prof
Diamond Dog wrote:
The Prof wrote:Calm down!



Sod off Prof!


I'm just thinking about your blood pressure. We don't want you doing yourself a mischief

Re: Monarchy the institution. Yes or no?

Posted: 04 Dec 2017, 16:31
by Goat Boy
Don't we?

Re: Monarchy the institution. Yes or no?

Posted: 04 Dec 2017, 16:38
by Diamond Dog
:lol:

Re: Monarchy the institution. Yes or no?

Posted: 04 Dec 2017, 17:07
by The Prof
Ok •most• people on here have a passing concern for your welfare apart from Goatboy, Solarscrope and undoubtably a few others who will be more than happy for you to die a slow and painful death.

Re: Monarchy the institution. Yes or no?

Posted: 04 Dec 2017, 17:12
by Goat Boy
Poll it!

Re: Monarchy the institution. Yes or no?

Posted: 04 Dec 2017, 17:22
by Diamond Dog
I'm being playful. Honestly.

Re: Monarchy the institution. Yes or no?

Posted: 04 Dec 2017, 17:24
by Butch Manly
Are you actually a monarchist, Prof, or just ambivalent and think there are bigger fish to fry?

Re: Monarchy the institution. Yes or no?

Posted: 04 Dec 2017, 17:26
by Darkness_Fish
The Prof wrote:
Do you still want ... A Head of State?

Do the monarchists? Should the monarch start taking that role, in a capacity that isn't just ceremonial?

Re: Monarchy the institution. Yes or no?

Posted: 04 Dec 2017, 17:42
by Thang-y
Darkness_Fish wrote:Do the monarchists [want a head of state]? Should the monarch start taking that role, in a capacity that isn't just ceremonial?


Y're a bunch of tricky bastards.

Re: Monarchy the institution. Yes or no?

Posted: 04 Dec 2017, 18:02
by The Modernist
German Dave wrote:Are you actually a monarchist, Prof, or just ambivalent and think there are bigger fish to fry?


He's worried about what would happen to Balmoral.

Re: Monarchy the institution. Yes or no?

Posted: 04 Dec 2017, 19:09
by The Prof
German Dave wrote:Are you actually a monarchist, Prof, or just ambivalent and think there are bigger fish to fry?


B.
I'm not a monarchist. I think they are a convenient scapegoat and getting rid of them isn't the tip of an iceberg into bringing equality and justice - it wouldn't be a start either. Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Holland and Japan all have monarchs and they all seem pretty decent places to live.
In the Sunday Times UK Rich list the Queen doesn't even get into the top 300. There's plenty more stuff to get angry about.

Re: Monarchy the institution. Yes or no?

Posted: 04 Dec 2017, 20:17
by Diamond Dog
It's not the money.

It's the privilege. The inherent entitlement. The personification of all that - that's what's wrong with the Monarchy.

Re: Monarchy the institution. Yes or no?

Posted: 04 Dec 2017, 20:42
by Toby
But lots of people have privilege of sorts. In fact I would say that there are far wealthier people out there whose children have the life without any sort of responsibility whatsoever.

Re: Monarchy the institution. Yes or no?

Posted: 04 Dec 2017, 20:49
by Diamond Dog
But they don;t get handouts from the State. Or Royal Yachts and all the other bollocks that goes with it.

Re: Monarchy the institution. Yes or no?

Posted: 04 Dec 2017, 21:14
by The Prof
Beckham's kid leads a privileged life trading on his surname. So do lots of other people. I get it, - it's not fair.
£1 billion pounds has been given away in some VAT loophole to owners of private jets in an Isle of Man tax dodge.What is Lewis Hamilton's contribution to society? He drives cars around in a circle.

Re: Monarchy the institution. Yes or no?

Posted: 04 Dec 2017, 21:16
by Diamond Dog
The Prof wrote:Beckham's kid leads a privileged life trading on his surname. So do lots of other people. I get it, - it's not fair.
£1 billion pounds has been given away in some VAT loophole to owners of private jets in an Isle of Man tax dodge.What is Lewis Hamilton's contribution to society? He drives cars around in a circle.


But it's not enshrined in law.

Can you not see the difference?

Re: Monarchy the institution. Yes or no?

Posted: 04 Dec 2017, 21:19
by The Prof
Is it your .67p you're worried about?