ORIGINAL: Punk Reaper
ORIGINAL: Punk Reaper
Although I wish Britain was a Republic I don't wish any harm to any member of the Royal family, I just wish that they would give the people back their lands and revenues and return to Germany from where they came. Perhaps we could redeploy the guy who puts toothpaste on Prince Charles toothbrush, yep I'm not kidding......
Punk Reaper I respect you views even though I don't agree with your thoughts on the monarchy. However, your comment about going back from where they came? You had a go at Wodin over his Clegg comment - and here you are with this kind of nonsense.
1. BTW, the monarchy costs ever person 0.62p per annum - but fair enough, if on principle you do not want unelected rulers then the actual cost is of no consequence. However,
2. The Hanoverians came to this country in the 1700's. By the time of the third George (I think it was) subsequent Hanovarians were born here and spoke English. Queen Victoria married a German in the 1800's is that a crime? Where do they "go back to"? You sound like a BNP supporter with rubbish like that....
I apologise for the German comment, out of order and I take your rebuke on the chin. I just think its sad that the need for a good knees up (nearly said a National party but that really did sound BNP like) makes people forget the anger with the Royal family over numerous issues. A good monach like the queen disguises the fact that a hereditary head of state runs the risk of having a corrupt idiot on the throne and no mechanism to remove him.
Prince Andrew has had all sorts of criticism over lining his own pockets using government contacts and although now unlikely at one time he was much closer to being on the throne....
I accept your point about the fear of no mechanism to remove a corrupt monarch. In practice though I think in this day and age it would be simpler than you imagine.
Albeit for different reasons, we have "previous" for getting rid of monarchs we "didn't like" Charles I (a bit extreme I know, but then Oliver and son didn't fare too well did they?), James II (he was too catholic in his sympathies!) and after Anne left this mortal coil sans issue, they had to call in George I from Hanover as the 50+ close relatives to Queen Anne were all too catholic!!
In the modern, 24-hour media hungry age, I think there would be much less sympathy for someone feathering his own nest and not putting in the hours.
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