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quote:Originally posted by neilepI think the queen is great. I also think Charlie Boy is great too !...if a little quirky but then that kind of comes with the blue blood !! Queenie does pay income tax now doesn't she ?
quote:Queenie has little power if any.
quote:Originally posted by another_someonequote:Originally posted by neilepI think the queen is great. I also think Charlie Boy is great too !...if a little quirky but then that kind of comes with the blue blood !! Queenie does pay income tax now doesn't she ?They are hard working, but their lifestyle is out of step with current norms. I am not talking about their wealth – there are plenty who are wealthier; I am talking about the total lack of privacy in their life, a lifestyle that has pretty much destroyed two royal marriages.quote:Queenie has little power if any.Agreed – the problem tends to be what is done in her name rather than what she does.I am not a republican, but like all institutions, the monarchy has to remain up-to-date. Bringing the same standards of privacy that ordinary citizens might expect in their lives into the life of the monarch and her family might be a start. Secondly, some of the Crown privilege that the Government hides behind could be dismantled.George
quote:Originally posted by time-copa couple of hundred years ago,( and this is for the benefit of those that dont know ) a bloke named oliver cromwell got a bit fed up with our king,so they locked him up,he wouldnt shut his big mouth about being a god or something,so good old ollie had it closed for him,a chap with a large axe deftly removed the offending head,this gave mr cromwell the title of "lord protector of england" for about twenty years,this is probably the only time in english history when beer wasnt taxed,[}:)]http://www.armybarmy.org
Some questions for citizens of The United Kingdom, Australia and Canada..1) English citizens have not a right to elect the England's ruler by voting.. English kings (queens) receive the office without any elections, without any democracy and without any voting by a people...Queen consumes a money of english tax-payers but the english tax-payers have not rights to elect (or to dismiss) the official person by voting. In Australia and Canada a country's head is a foreigner.. A humour that the foreigner does not live in Australia and Canada. The foreigner is english queen. A humour that the foreigner consumes a money of australian and canadian tax-payers but the foreigner does not work for Canada and Australia.What is "a use" from the non-democratic system for the UK, Australia and Canada? Dear citizens of Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom! Did you have any referendums to have a possibility, a right to choose between a republic and a monarchy?Do you need the english queen or any other useless kings? What for?===================================
Let's not start an argument from a thread that has been dead for many years. Thanks imatfaal / moderator