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Just a god faring Englishman, rightfully making the point that you cads drive on the wrong side of the road.

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Past caring about how much we have to pay to do up the royals houses,

It gets a bit of bad publicity for a day or two and then they'll fly Arry off to some deprived area in the middle of fuck knows where they'll stick a poor blind kid with him and maybe a game of football or a dance with the locals and Nicholas Witchell will go "ahh isn't he lovely"

Hey presto normal service is resumed

 

Image result for prince harry playing football with poor kids

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10 minutes ago, Jordy Brouwer said:

I have't read all of this but are we all basically in agreement that the monarchy should be abolished?

 

I think so, although some people seem to believe that whatever we replace it with won't cost an arm and a leg too, and bring its own set of problems.

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"Royals cost taxpayers money"

 

WHAT'S THIS YOU SAY!?!?! 

 

Deploy the fleet!

 

Piers Morgan was moaning about it this morning, nothing to do with the fact he's mentioned a few times he doesn't like her. Probably because she wouldn't go on his shit show.

 

Don't remember all this brouhaha when Andrew's ugly kid was getting married off on our nipple.

 

The Queen's Corgis' food bill alone is probably enough to cure cancer but the usual suspects won't give a fuck. 

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32 minutes ago, Jordy Brouwer said:

Well geez what are we waiting for? I sense an e-petition incoming. Poised to sign. 

A guillotine and show trial in the late 1700s would have been quicker

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The reason the Royals still exist and are defended/propped up by the establishment is because of the message it sends, the idea that there's nothing unusual or untoward about the idea of  there being people in society who are by default inherently worth more than you and your kids.

 

If you accept that, then you accept it with, say, army officers doing a job you're excluded from because you have a Northern accent, or getting into Oxbridge, or becoming a politician. 

 

Know your place, stand there in your Union Jack gear like a simpleton. 

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12 minutes ago, Section_31 said:

The reason the Royals still exist and are defended/propped up by the establishment is because of the message it sends, the idea that there's nothing unusual or untoward about the idea of  there being people in society who are by default inherently worth more than you and your kids.

 

If you accept that, then you accept it with, say, army officers doing a job you're excluded from because you have a Northern accent, or getting into Oxbridge, or becoming a politician. 

 

Know your place, stand there in your Union Jack gear like a simpleton. 

Yep. "We are opening millions on a few cunts having the best roof over their head with annexes for hats and shit despite thousands sleeping rough but keep calm and carry on" 

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2 hours ago, Sixtimes Dog said:

 

I think so, although some people seem to believe that whatever we replace it with won't cost an arm and a leg too, and bring its own set of problems.

Maybe so, I quite like the Irish way, elected President, but simply a figurehead, no executive powers, and you can get rid of the cunts after 7 years!

 

Grandpa Munster seems to be doing ok as Irish President!

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4 hours ago, Section_31 said:

The reason the Royals still exist and are defended/propped up by the establishment is because of the message it sends, the idea that there's nothing unusual or untoward about the idea of  there being people in society who are by default inherently worth more than you and your kids.

 

If you accept that, then you accept it with, say, army officers doing a job you're excluded from because you have a Northern accent, or getting into Oxbridge, or becoming a politician. 

 

Know your place, stand there in your Union Jack gear like a simpleton. 

A total meritocracy and nothing to do with how rich your parents are. 

 

 

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/private-schools-social-mobility-commission-sutton-trust-education-elitist-a8972731.html

 

It adds that power rests with a “narrow section of the population” – the 7 per cent who attend private schools in Britain and the 1 per cent who graduate from Oxford and Cambridge.

 

“Social mobility, the potential for those to achieve success regardless of their background, remains low. As our report shows, the most influential people across sport, politics, the media, film and TV, are five times as likely to have attended a fee-paying school.”

 

 

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/oxbridge-admissions-acceptance-pupils-school-uk-fee-costs-students-a8671246.html

 

Eight schools and colleges had more students accepted to Oxbridge in the last three years than three quarters of all other schools, a report has revealed.

The group, most of which are fee-paying independent schools, gained more than 1,300 admissions to courses at Oxford and Cambridge between 2015 and 2017.

 

By contrast, some 2,900 schools and colleges, equating to three quarters of all further education centres in the UK, saw just 1,200 of their students accepted to Oxbridge in the same timeframe.

 

 

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13 minutes ago, Scooby Dudek said:

A total meritocracy and nothing to do with how rich your parents are. 

 

 

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/private-schools-social-mobility-commission-sutton-trust-education-elitist-a8972731.html

 

It adds that power rests with a “narrow section of the population” – the 7 per cent who attend private schools in Britain and the 1 per cent who graduate from Oxford and Cambridge.

 

“Social mobility, the potential for those to achieve success regardless of their background, remains low. As our report shows, the most influential people across sport, politics, the media, film and TV, are five times as likely to have attended a fee-paying school.”

 

 

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/oxbridge-admissions-acceptance-pupils-school-uk-fee-costs-students-a8671246.html

 

Eight schools and colleges had more students accepted to Oxbridge in the last three years than three quarters of all other schools, a report has revealed.

The group, most of which are fee-paying independent schools, gained more than 1,300 admissions to courses at Oxford and Cambridge between 2015 and 2017.

 

By contrast, some 2,900 schools and colleges, equating to three quarters of all further education centres in the UK, saw just 1,200 of their students accepted to Oxbridge in the same timeframe.

 

 

https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/news/dominated-posh-boys-number-public-school-army-officer-cadets-jumped-fifth-last-year/11/08/

 

I wrote this a couple of years back. Took me about a year of back and forth with the MOD using Freedom of Information submissions to get the info, the number of privately educated officers in the military actually went up. 

 

I tried to pitch this to all and sundry but nobody wanted it, had to give it away to these clowns in the end. 

 

You could make Sharpe today and it would still make sense. 

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I'll say one thing for a private education, the confidence it gives many of them when entering adult life is fantastic. I'd have ruled the fucking world.

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8 hours ago, Sixtimes Dog said:

 

I think so, although some people seem to believe that whatever we replace it with won't cost an arm and a leg too, and bring its own set of problems.

Do they need replacing with anything? Apart from the monarch going through the motions of giving assent to every Act of Parliament (a ludicrous process that any democracy would cheerfully consign to history) what do any of them actually do?

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7 hours ago, Section_31 said:

The reason the Royals still exist and are defended/propped up by the establishment is because of the message it sends, the idea that there's nothing unusual or untoward about the idea of  there being people in society who are by default inherently worth more than you and your kids.

 

If you accept that, then you accept it with, say, army officers doing a job you're excluded from because you have a Northern accent, or getting into Oxbridge, or becoming a politician. 

 

Know your place, stand there in your Union Jack gear like a simpleton. 

This.

 

This is the strongest argument against the monarchy. Support for any form of monarchy is incompatible with democracy. 

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