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 on: February 07, 2016, 09:15 PM 
Started by Fiverings - Last post by boogers
So, some actual figures on the popularity (or otherwise) of the monarchy.



Not much appetite for republicanism in the public at large.

 92 
 on: February 07, 2016, 09:12 PM 
Started by Fiverings - Last post by boogers
The Royal Family turns apparently normal people into simpering idiots.
The end.

As Aileen said, it's the cult of celebrity. People are turned into simpering idiots by Zane from 1D, Jeremy Corbyn and Katie Price. That in and of itself is not a reason to do anything.

The Monarchy has no actual power (if HRH tried to actually exercise any notional powers she currently possesses, she'd find herself quickly dispossessed of them), so we should simply judge them on the economics of the matter.

 93 
 on: February 07, 2016, 09:10 PM 
Started by Connor - Last post by amongsttheleaves
I was watching her singles vs Beck. She has a scrappy, loopy game with plenty of shanks. Seems to massage the ball around the court. Her return doesn't look too hot, either.

Yeah, and yet she has some excellent results. Her game seems pretty hackish to me. I guess she's young and can improve.

 94 
 on: February 07, 2016, 09:02 PM 
Started by Connor - Last post by Grabcopy
I've not seen anything in her game that impresses me, but she's getting some very good results. Thought she was absolutely awful when she played mixed doubles with Andy in the Dubai leg of the travelling circus. Were you watching the Fed Cup doubles match?

I was watching her singles vs Beck. She has a scrappy, loopy game with plenty of shanks. Seems to massage the ball around the court. Her return doesn't look too hot, either.

 95 
 on: February 07, 2016, 08:10 PM 
Started by TheMadHatter - Last post by Aileen
Lol, a friend of a family friend.
Thank you for clarifying that!

 96 
 on: February 07, 2016, 08:06 PM 
Started by TheMadHatter - Last post by Connor
A family friend's.. what now?

Lol, a friend of a family friend.

 97 
 on: February 07, 2016, 07:54 PM 
Started by Fiverings - Last post by Aileen
Fortunately I think things will change once the Queen goes, assuming PC is too old and decrepit by then to succeed her, although I think, probably due to the influence of his sons, that even he's coming round to idea of making it more modern and approachable.

 98 
 on: February 07, 2016, 07:50 PM 
Started by arka - Last post by Aileen
It was probably a fair result, Aileen, but I was hoping Wales would snatch it. Frown
Never mind, there's always Cardiff next Saturday!

 99 
 on: February 07, 2016, 07:43 PM 
Started by Fiverings - Last post by Littlebuddha
Never been a royalist as far as I am concerned I'd get rid of them all.

 100 
 on: February 07, 2016, 07:39 PM 
Started by Fiverings - Last post by Aileen
The Royal Family turns apparently normal people into simpering idiots.
The end.
I doubt many under the age of 50 do that these days!  OK so a lot of younger women get all worked up about royal weddings and royal births, both of which leave me stone cold, but I see that as being symptomatic of the rather curious cult of celebrity worship.

I never could understand though the general  idol worship of the late QM who was actually a rather demanding and scheming individual despite her 'gracious' smile.

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