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Question: Should the British Monarchy exist in today's world?
Yes. - 26 (51%)
No. - 25 (49%)
Total Voters: 49

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Re: The British Monarchy « Reply #15 on: February 10, 2008, 01:32 PM »
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If they did not murder and exploited the masses can you please tell me how they acquired their wealth?

And if they were that universally popular with the masses why did they decide on quick name change and  why the unexpected rise in throne staining around the time of the Russian revolution for fear that it may spread to these shores.

I’ve not got a problem with people who want to curtsy or pull their forelock and look up to their supposed betters, but I will not.
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Re: The British Monarchy « Reply #16 on: February 10, 2008, 01:55 PM »
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I was thinking more specifically of the longer history of Britain. They acquired their wealth through a) taxes, which yes, were often exploitative and b) land, the acquisition of which has rarely involved mass murder. I didn't say they were universally popular - it is impossible to be so. But I think that their popularity in the past is difficult to contest.
I don't want 'to curtsy or pull my forelock', but I respect tradition and I am proud of it. If you're not, that's fine - times change. Having said that, despite the fact that you say that you don't have a problem with people who want to 'curtsy' etc., I find the way that you phrase that statement condescending, as if I don't know better. I think the royal family work hard for the country, I think that the queen doing all the engagements she does at the age of 81 is admirable. I wouldn't want to have to live my life according to protocol, having my every movement scrutinised.
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Re: The British Monarchy « Reply #17 on: February 10, 2008, 02:31 PM »
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I'll agree to disagree on this one, pointless going round in circles when neither of us will change our position.

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Re: The British Monarchy « Reply #18 on: February 10, 2008, 02:34 PM »
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Good posting!   I entirely agree. Don't have time now, but maybe later I'll write a proper response...
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Re: The British Monarchy « Reply #19 on: February 10, 2008, 02:34 PM »
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Smile Okies.
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Re: The British Monarchy « Reply #20 on: February 10, 2008, 02:36 PM »
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Sorry, i was commenting on the previous post, not yours Al. It just looks a bit funny now, you saying its pointless to argue, me saying i'll write something later!
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Re: The British Monarchy « Reply #21 on: February 11, 2008, 09:59 AM »
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I'm with Al on this and I would love for the Royal family to simply not exist as they do right now. I can't believe we pay so much so that they can have their privileged lives no
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Re: The British Monarchy « Reply #22 on: February 11, 2008, 11:09 AM »
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I don't think the Monarchy have a place in today's society, that is all.
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Re: The British Monarchy « Reply #23 on: February 11, 2008, 11:29 AM »
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Added poll for this as well.
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Re: The British Monarchy « Reply #24 on: February 11, 2008, 04:09 PM »
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Yes - (16.7%)

No. - (83.3%)
   
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Re: The British Monarchy « Reply #25 on: February 11, 2008, 04:14 PM »
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Sounds good to me Very Happy
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Re: The British Monarchy « Reply #26 on: February 11, 2008, 04:30 PM »
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Off with their heads  Guy with axe
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Re: The British Monarchy « Reply #27 on: February 11, 2008, 04:44 PM »
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Ooops, didn't realise there was a poll.  I picked yes Very Happy
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Re: The British Monarchy « Reply #28 on: February 11, 2008, 05:21 PM »
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Off with their heads  Guy with axe


lmao Awesome.
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Re: The British Monarchy « Reply #29 on: February 11, 2008, 08:16 PM »
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You unloyal traitors.

I voted yes. God Save The Queen.
Yes: (45.5%)
No: (54.5%)

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