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the queen still influences political decisions and policies.
asked if you guys also still have fairies, unicorns and terrorist attacks committed by warlocks.
But what is perplexing is how the queen still influences political decisions and policies.
Quote from: Pseudoscience-is-malarkey on 21/11/2020 23:37:28the queen still influences political decisions and policies. Unlike elected presidencies, parliament has the first and last word. The monarch can advise, with the benefit of a thousand years of hindsight and no stake in the outcome, but cannot demand or veto. Most importantly, she can't appoint or sack officials outside of her own household. Any time a member of the royal family makes a political statement, they get a bashing from all sides of the press. They are significant landowners and can invest capital in demonstrative projects, but, unlike bankers, newspaper proprietors, in-laws, blackmailers, foreign presidents and old school chums, can't tell the government what to do with public money and property. Unlike the PUS in the White House or the scum in the Kremlin, the Queen doesn't command or even encourage a ragtag army of knuckledragging racists to oppose the democratic process. You don't get to be the monarch by spending Daddy's money on razzmatazz and libel, nor by being a draft-dodging coward and liar. As nominal Commander in Chief of the British forces and representative of all the people, you actually have to serve in uniform and be polite to everyone.And unlike the hyperpatriotic sheep in the transatlantic banana republic, Brits enjoy laughing at themselves and the pathetic whimsies that stood up to fascism, abolished slavery, and invented practically everything from vaccines and railways to the world wide web. The Head of State doesn't need armed motorcades precisely because it isn't a political office.
The fact that we have Boris as a dictator even though he got much less than half the votes is a far dumber.
it would be interesting to know Carrie Symonds' legislative program.
I have no problem with the royal family as a ceremonious faction, representing an aristocratic lineage going back to the French king Rollo in the 10th century. But what is perplexing is how the queen still influences political decisions and policies. Your prime minister still meets with the queen about once a week, and the two go over loads of things, and tells him what she approves of and doesn't approve of. Recently an American comedian in front of a British audience asked if you guys also still have fairies, unicorns and terrorist attacks committed by warlocks. Which, by the way, was met with a collected guffaw that almost rocked the building.
persecution, torture and kangaroo courts of journalists such as Julian Assange
Any time a member of the royal family makes a political statement, they get a bashing from all sides of the press.
GCHQ is by far the most invasive surveillance organisation on the planet.
Quote from: Jolly2persecution, torture and kangaroo courts of journalists such as Julian AssangeI suggest that the action against Julian Assange is mostly being driven by the USA, which was embarrassed by the truth of what happened in the middle east.But the UK should not be keeping political prisoners or journalists in solitary confinement (nor should they be deporting them to the country that is persecuting them).
Quote from: Jolly2 on 24/11/2020 01:00:17GCHQ is by far the most invasive surveillance organisation on the planet.When I was on the Special Branch watch list (dangerous radical in favor of nuclear disarmament) the nuisance phone calls stopped. Sadly, the task of surveillance has been passed to GCHQ who are much less diligent. I'd happily pay for that service to be reinstated. Seriously, though, the case of Katharine Gun shows how fragile the power of the establishment is. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6780454/david-kelly-family-doubt-suicide/ shows that "they" occasionally get away with it, as with Hilda Murrell, but whether due to incompetence or actual scruples, such cases are rare.
always sort to remove it.
May closed with the statement that "no one in Britain is above the rule of law"
Quote from: Jolly2 on 24/11/2020 18:22:06 always sort to remove it.Were they seeking to remove it when they introduced it in 1998?
and allowed to authorise murder, torture and God knows what else.//www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMQd8PcuQy4Britian can take first place on planet earth, as potentially most disgusting country ever, we are literally just left to see just how bad this will get and just how many more abuses these new protections are going to encourage.
you have to prove yourself to a rape gang so you have to rape some kids
Quote from: Jolly2 on 24/11/2020 01:00:17and allowed to authorise murder, torture and God knows what else.//www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMQd8PcuQy4Britian can take first place on planet earth, as potentially most disgusting country ever, we are literally just left to see just how bad this will get and just how many more abuses these new protections are going to encourage. As a quasi approx quote from the aboveQuote you have to prove yourself to a rape gang so you have to rape some kidsIt is different to the principles of justice I am used to. Still, black lives matter and climate emergency.
BOYCOTT BRITIAN FOR JULIAN ASSANGE and the general population. I know some of you may blame the U.S for what is happening to Assange, but I would point out,1. Julian Assange is being persecuted in Britian.2. It was British police that arrested him.3. Julian Assange is being held and tortured in a British prison.4. It is in a British court, with an utterly biased Judge, as Wikileaks published information about the judges husband, that this case is being tried. 5. Effectively the entire house of commons cheered at news that Julian Assange was arrested. As Such currently Britian is far more responsible for Julain Assanges treatment, then America is. Even if there is pressure from America to be corrupt, the British establishments cowardice, to not stand up to that pressure, is no justification. And clearly Wikileaks published information damaging to the British establishment, as such currently this is all on Britian. I have personally spent the last 15 to 20 years hoping the British establishment would change and become more humane but considering the recent passing, by the house of commons of the 'covert human intelligence sourses bill'It seems clearly that the security establishment is not only content to continue mass human rights abuses, they are literally going to get worse and seek to protect themselves from all of their crimes. I suppose when sociopaths run a country little else should be expected.I have for a while suggested anyone who wants to live in a civilised society should leave Britian. And now I have to suggest, in solidarity with Assange and all the people of Britian this new law will persecute with impunity, that We should all -BOYCOTT BRITIAN. To Free Assange, defend human Rights.And you should all be aware the new C.H.I.S Bill calls for the MURDER of anyone damaging the economic interests of Britian. So I suggest you advocate this boycott outside Britain where MURDER is still actually considered a crime.I am beyond disgusted at my country of birth and those that rule it. There are not words to describe this horror actually, its beyond sick.//www.youtube.com/watch?v=qys62dMYwuA