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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 17 Sep 22 2.25pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

Officially, the UK Monarch is a-political. Of no ideology. And He shall remain aloof from all the shenanigans and skullduggery at Westminster.

so, no more Climate-Change Bore then ?

 


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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag The garden of England 17 Sep 22 3.14pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by PalazioVecchio

Officially, the UK Monarch is a-political. Of no ideology. And He shall remain aloof from all the shenanigans and skullduggery at Westminster.

so, no more Climate-Change Bore then ?

Apart from that, although today is a normal day for us so climate change must only happen in august and pakistan

 

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View The groover's Profile The groover Flag Danbury 17 Sep 22 6.54pm Send a Private Message to The groover Add The groover as a friend

Originally posted by steeleye20

While the late Queen reigned over a period of public services being sold to private companies, and environmental degradation, the royal family enjoyed unique tax advantages.

King Charles will not have to pay inheritance tax on any of his mother’s assets.

Why not, isn't he rich enough probably many times over.

We won't be pursuing such matters at a delicate time, but its not just republicans who see this as very poor behaviour.

Yeah it was all the Queens fault that public services were sold off.

And as for "Unique tax advantages" That's poppycock. Anyone can set up a trust and many do just that.

The definition of "unique" in the above mentioned case means not enjoyed by others. Ergo, your statement is wrong.

The owners of the Grosvenor estate did exactly the same which was valued at £10billion.

 

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View Sir James Hird's Profile Sir James Hird Flag Mount Martha 18 Sep 22 1.45am Send a Private Message to Sir James Hird Add Sir James Hird as a friend

Charles will be a good King, his intellect/vision and compassion for the peoples of all countries he represents is well under estimated.
His passion for climate change is well known. Do not mistake him for an extremist greenie, he is not.
A non combatant fighter pilot in his early days, He also does a passable impression of Bluebottle from the Goons, he has a sense of humour.

He also understands that many countries of the Commonwealth are seeking to become republics and accepts that.
Canada, I believe did that and are still part of the Commonwealth

He grew up around the same time I did. So unconsciously I was able to observe him.

I am listening at all the whingers who cannot respect the passing of both his Mother and Father. How would any of you like to be confronted with his situation. Let him grieve, let him get past this and watch.

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 18 Sep 22 8.18am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Sir James Hird

Charles will be a good King, his intellect/vision and compassion for the peoples of all countries he represents is well under estimated.
His passion for climate change is well known. Do not mistake him for an extremist greenie, he is not.
A non combatant fighter pilot in his early days, He also does a passable impression of Bluebottle from the Goons, he has a sense of humour.

He also understands that many countries of the Commonwealth are seeking to become republics and accepts that.
Canada, I believe did that and are still part of the Commonwealth

He grew up around the same time I did. So unconsciously I was able to observe him.

I am listening at all the whingers who cannot respect the passing of both his Mother and Father. How would any of you like to be confronted with his situation. Let him grieve, let him get past this and watch.

The king is still head of state for Canada*. A friend lived there for many years and has plenty of Canadian friends it seems there is no real appetite for Canada becoming a republic according to her. This is because like Australia there is no consensus in what you replace the monarch with.

However it is inevitable that more and more Commonwealth countries will choose to have their own head of state. It does seem crazy that the King of Canada is not a Canadian.

*I forgot to add that there is still a strong separatist and pro French movements in Canada. I suspect the reluctance of most Canadians to address the King of Canada issue is a fear that any move to that will ignite those movements so its a case of let sleeping dogs lie.

Edited by Badger11 (18 Sep 2022 9.07am)

 


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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 18 Sep 22 12.51pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

get rid of the monarchy for a republic ?

the irish & French Republics are a train-wreck.

Its like quitting Morphine for Heroin.

 


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View Behind Enemy Lines's Profile Behind Enemy Lines Flag Sussex 18 Sep 22 1.09pm Send a Private Message to Behind Enemy Lines Add Behind Enemy Lines as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

The king is still head of state for Canada*. A friend lived there for many years and has plenty of Canadian friends it seems there is no real appetite for Canada becoming a republic according to her. This is because like Australia there is no consensus in what you replace the monarch with.

However it is inevitable that more and more Commonwealth countries will choose to have their own head of state. It does seem crazy that the King of Canada is not a Canadian.

*I forgot to add that there is still a strong separatist and pro French movements in Canada. I suspect the reluctance of most Canadians to address the King of Canada issue is a fear that any move to that will ignite those movements so its a case of let sleeping dogs lie.

Edited by Badger11 (18 Sep 2022 9.07am)

I was in the French speaking part of Canada last month. Their focus had always been to be a separate French speaking nation with the Bloc Québécois floating in and out of fashion. They got excited when the Pope visited but apart from that I think they are currently pretty docile as they have a fair amount of autonomy. I agree however that a vote on the monarchy may spark a rise in the Bloc Québécois and other separatist parties but I don’t think they really know exactly how they would run themselves if they ever got into power. Hence there has often been more than one separatist party due to arguments and consequential splits.

 


hats off to palace, they were always gonna be louder, and hate to say it but they were impressive ALL bouncing and singing.

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 18 Sep 22 1.57pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Presidential candidate Job Description:

- Someone who could represent and embody the nation especially in times of crisis / mourning / significant moments.

- Somebody with gravitas and dignity.


Likely candidates:

- Senior politicians e.g. Blair or Johnson. But they would be divisive and half the country would not vote for them. So that's a no from me.

- Lesser politicians who are not as well known. So their qualification is that they failed in politics and are so ineffectual that they are not divisive because they have never done anything of note. Err no thanks.*

- Celebrities e.g. President Love Island / Pop Star / Boaty MacBoat Face. No thanks I don't want a gimmicky head of state when we have to mourn our dead.

Solution:

If only there were a group of people trained from birth to serve the nation with dignity who keep their politics to themselves and know how to do the pomp and circumstance. Err hang on isn't that the ....


*Around the world most countries that have a President who is just a symbolic Head of State come from this category, non entity politicians e.g. the President of the EU a failed junior German minister.

 


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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 18 Sep 22 2.24pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

Presidential candidate Job Description:

- Someone who could represent and embody the nation especially in times of crisis / mourning / significant moments.

- Somebody with gravitas and dignity.


Likely candidates:

- Senior politicians e.g. Blair or Johnson. But they would be divisive and half the country would not vote for them. So that's a no from me.

- Lesser politicians who are not as well known. So their qualification is that they failed in politics and are so ineffectual that they are not divisive because they have never done anything of note. Err no thanks.*

- Celebrities e.g. President Love Island / Pop Star / Boaty MacBoat Face. No thanks I don't want a gimmicky head of state when we have to mourn our dead.

Solution:

If only there were a group of people trained from birth to serve the nation with dignity who keep their politics to themselves and know how to do the pomp and circumstance. Err hang on isn't that the ....


*Around the world most countries that have a President who is just a symbolic Head of State come from this category, non entity politicians e.g. the President of the EU a failed junior German minister.


or a failed Lefty Poet in Ireland. An eejit who blames a sectarian religious slaughter on 'climate change'

 


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I know it's a solemn day for many but a friend just made me laugh about how the elite will arrive at the Abbey.

President Joe is taking The beast however the rest will be going by bus.

Does that mean they will waive down a double decker?

King Juan Carlos "One for Westminster Abbey please"

Driver: Got your Freedom pass mate, Or an Oyster card?

King Juan Carlos "Eh"


 


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I heard they booked a job lot of tickets on the open top bus tours as it goes right past the Abbey / key points of interest -

Originally posted by Badger11

I know it's a solemn day for many but a friend just made me laugh about how the elite will arrive at the Abbey.

President Joe is taking The beast however the rest will be going by bus.

Does that mean they will waive down a double decker?

King Juan Carlos "One for Westminster Abbey please"

Driver: Got your Freedom pass mate, Or an Oyster card?

King Juan Carlos "Eh"


 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 19 Sep 22 9.38am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Dubai Eagle

I heard they booked a job lot of tickets on the open top bus tours as it goes right past the Abbey / key points of interest -

Maybe CP offered them a lift in his taxi

CP "I add that Juan Carlos in the back of my cab the other day, proper gentleman still he didn't bleedin tip, bloody royalty".

Edited by Badger11 (19 Sep 2022 9.39am)

 


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