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Originally posted by the.universal

Maybe not, but it is a discussion board after all. Or should I leave you all to agree how great ď(y)our perspectivesĒ are.

It's a 'marketplace of ideas'....as long as you're alright with robust debate I actually want you to contribute.

No suppression of views here.

 

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Originally posted by ex hibitionist

In a mad moment of clarity I think this is the kind of radical breath of fresh air, an existential leap that could make Brexit work -otherwise we are choosing the world of Trump and Putin over the world of Macron and Merkel. Or maybe tone down the monarchies like the Scandinavians and Dutch have done - it hasn't done them any harm, they are fare more advanced societies than ours. Just a thought.

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Are we talking Coffee or Banana republic?

 


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View Penge Eagle's Profile Penge Eagle Flag Beckenham 12 Oct 18 1.35pm Send a Private Message to Penge Eagle Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Penge Eagle as a friend

Even the Left love the monarchy, despite saying otherwise.The most-read story on the Guardian right now is Princess Eugenie's wedding.

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View dingdong's Profile dingdong Flag bognor regis 12 Oct 18 3.44pm Send a Private Message to dingdong Add dingdong as a friend

what exactly has the queen done

 

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View ex hibitionist's Profile ex hibitionist Flag Hastings 12 Oct 18 3.46pm Send a Private Message to ex hibitionist Add ex hibitionist as a friend

The monarchy underpins the class system, a lot of the kudos of public schooling comes with the idea that such schooling makes you higher up the scale, closer to her maj, u and non u , a culture where the words educated and posh get confused, where a really good education has to be paid for, with notions of breeding, look at Cameron and Johnson, our unis are massively disproportionate with choosing from public schools, public schools play rughby state schiools play footy, that's why we're crap at both, it's not the monarch as a person I'm concerned with but the over emphasis on class in Britain, it holds us back, away with glass ceilings, aristocrats with power behind the scenes, if that's a banana republic then yes Ich bien ein Chimpanzee.

 

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Originally posted by Penge Eagle

Even the Left love the monarchy, despite saying otherwise.The most-read story on the Guardian right now is Princess Eugenie's wedding.

Have you seen the other 4 choices.

As a Lenin/Trotsky/Marxist Stalinist I really enjoy a royal bash, and she wore her posh frock.

Shame about the reference in the service to 'The Great Gatsby' rather befits their image of privilege and dubious sexual bits?

The BBC turned it down as it is clear subjugation of the masses.


 

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Originally posted by dingdong

what exactly has the queen done

She went immediately to Grenfell while the PM sat on her bum.

 

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Originally posted by ex hibitionist

The monarchy underpins the class system, a lot of the kudos of public schooling comes with the idea that such schooling makes you higher up the scale, closer to her maj, u and non u , a culture where the words educated and posh get confused, where a really good education has to be paid for, with notions of breeding, look at Cameron and Johnson, our unis are massively disproportionate with choosing from public schools, public schools play rughby state schiools play footy, that's why we're crap at both, it's not the monarch as a person I'm concerned with but the over emphasis on class in Britain, it holds us back, away with glass ceilings, aristocrats with power behind the scenes, if that's a banana republic then yes Ich bien ein Chimpanzee.

I agree......the class system is rife....only the accent went away.

But how do we maintain standards, both from the institutions and those that attend them, and still provide access......I'm not sure we can square that circle.

But it's definitely an unfairness in life....that there are plenty of good families who never get to send their kids to the best out there.

But I suppose that a meritocracy....It can't be equally fair...and can never be so.

All you can do is seek to rise the tide on all boats.


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the queen was nowhere near grenfell

 

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Originally posted by dingdong

the queen was nowhere near grenfell

Try google search you will find all the details there.

 

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Originally posted by Stirlingsays

It's a 'marketplace of ideas'....as long as you're alright with robust debate I actually want you to contribute.

No suppression of views here.

You might like to believe that. More resembling a cartel just lately.

Robust debate? I donít see much of that either.

But then again it is a football messageboard.

 


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Originally posted by the.universal

You might like to believe that. More resembling a cartel just lately.

Robust debate? I donít see much of that either.

But then again it is a football messageboard.


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