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British Monarchy

Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:19 pm
by Sun Fin
Since the Queen just became the oldest ever ruler Britian hve ever had I thought it would be a good time to see what your views on her and her family are. For example who should get the throne next, if anyone and why you think that. also if you think the monachy is a goo thing, a joke or a bad thing. I'll give my opinion at some point but I want to see what the rest of you think..

Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:27 pm
by English_Druid
The Monarchy is a marvellous British institution that is bloody-good value-for-money.
I don't mind Charles taking the throne, but I think that he shouldn't for the sake of the Monarchy's continued presence in the commonwealth. He should immediately abdicate in favour of his son.

Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:56 pm
by Long
I admire the limeys for having such a long lasting monarchy, and as far as succession, I think that William should be made king when ole Queen Elizabeth steps down.

Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:26 pm
by Tigger of Kai
A hereditary head of the state, the church, and the armed forces? What a great idea! Let's sail around the world and inflict it on some brand new countries too, that'll make it even better!

preexisting topic here:
http://the-scholars.com/viewtopic.php?p=130461#130461

Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:34 am
by Shikanosuke
Since from my knowledge the royal family has little influence on politics or at least the decision making, I don't see the harm.

Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:29 am
by English_Druid
That’s right. Most of the Queens political powers are wielded by the Government on her behalf. She also has the right to advise and warn the Government of the day. Apart from that, she is a Tourist attraction, Ambassador and a fundamental piece of the UK's unwritten Constitutional system.

Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:15 pm
by Shi Tong
Yeah Tigger, where did you get that idea from? You think that Queen makes our decisions for us? :lol: :lol:

Ever heard of Tony Blair or Gordon Brown (ugh...)??

I actually think that, despite the fact that it's a total waste of money in terms of what the British public have to stump up, it's quite cool to have a Monarchy. I dont think the Queen is particularly amazing, but I guess I just like the idea.

William would be a good King too BTW, he's much more young and dashing than his dad, so maybe more people would think that tourism to Britain is a good idea for the younger prince. :lol:

Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 5:18 pm
by Tigger of Kai
Shi Tong wrote:Yeah Tigger, where did you get that idea from? You think that Queen makes our decisions for us? :lol: :lol:

No, that would be too much like having a real job. (By "us", I hope you mean to include your overseas cousins?) In addition to being notoriously work-shy, these non-British, non-nobles are an embarrassment that won't go away. This holds true for both their sordid personal lives and for the anti-democratic, sectarian religious hierarchy they represent.

Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 7:32 pm
by Shikanosuke
Tigger of Kai wrote:
Shi Tong wrote:Yeah Tigger, where did you get that idea from? You think that Queen makes our decisions for us? :lol: :lol:

No, that would be too much like having a real job. (By "us", I hope you mean to include your overseas cousins?) In addition to being notoriously work-shy, these non-British, non-nobles are an embarrassment that won't go away. This holds true for both their sordid personal lives and for the anti-democratic, sectarian religious hierarchy they represent.


They are figure heads. Relics from the past. I don't see why you're so opposed to them existing. They simply reflect a past tradition. They are mere novelties. Not being British I certainly have little objection.

Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:51 pm
by Ranmaru Mori
Well there nothing more than a glorified tourist attraction and they must attract a certain amount of tourist money but does that out way the amount used in the upkeep of an antiquated figure head.