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Message 1379859 - Posted: 11 Jun 2013, 12:29:08 UTC

the British monarchy more than earn their keep.

They always have done Nick. Only those that don't want a Monarchy in principle have a moan about the cost. Presidents also don't usually have family money to offset costs either. Buckingham palace, like Windsor Castle, is owned by the British state. It is not the monarch's personal property, unlike Sandringham House and Balmoral Castle which are. I assume that the White House is also owned by the USA State. The UK will never ever become a republic or Presidency because we would be culturally and financially poorer for it.

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Message 1379861 - Posted: 11 Jun 2013, 12:44:42 UTC

I wonder, in comparison, what it cost's a country to run a president as against a monarch. President's don't draw in tourism like monarchs do, especially where the UK is concerned. Having a British monarchy is a milk-cow for foreign revenue here, the British monarchy more than earn their keep.


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They always have done Nick. Only those that don't want a Monarchy in principle have a moan about the cost. Presidents also don't usually have family money to offset costs either. Buckingham palace, like Windsor Castle, is owned by the British state. It is not the monarch's personal property, unlike Sandringham House and Balmoral Castle which are. I assume that the White House is also owned by the USA State. The UK will never ever become a republic or Presidency because we would be culturally and financially poorer for it.


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Thank God we got rid of T B-liar in time with his Republican ideals!

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Message 1379869 - Posted: 11 Jun 2013, 13:06:50 UTC - in response to Message 1379861.  

I wonder, in comparison, what it cost's a country to run a president as against a monarch. President's don't draw in tourism like monarchs do, especially where the UK is concerned. Having a British monarchy is a milk-cow for foreign revenue here, the British monarchy more than earn their keep.


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They always have done Nick. Only those that don't want a Monarchy in principle have a moan about the cost. Presidents also don't usually have family money to offset costs either. Buckingham palace, like Windsor Castle, is owned by the British state. It is not the monarch's personal property, unlike Sandringham House and Balmoral Castle which are. I assume that the White House is also owned by the USA State. The UK will never ever become a republic or Presidency because we would be culturally and financially poorer for it.


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Thank God we got rid of T B-liar in time with his Republican ideals!

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Message 1379880 - Posted: 11 Jun 2013, 13:43:47 UTC

Thank God we got rid of T B-liar in time with his Republican ideals!

Oh gawd, where's me pills ...

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Message 1380399 - Posted: 12 Jun 2013, 18:19:39 UTC
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Looks like someone has been studying how to win friends and influence people ...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-22878887
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Message 1381275 - Posted: 14 Jun 2013, 21:49:33 UTC
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So it's not about French dislike of the monarchy, rather it's a test of the Canadian Constitution and the power of the provinces.

"The irony is palpable: Sovereigntists are basing a challenge to the federal government, and an attempt to shore up Quebec’s veto, on the argument that the monarch is the “Queen of Quebec.”"

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/you-say-succession-i-say-secession/article12523154/
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I fight them because they are fascists.
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Message 1381294 - Posted: 14 Jun 2013, 22:32:32 UTC - in response to Message 1381275.  

Antonia ne se soucie pas quel sera le prochain roi d'Angleterre est nommé, encore nomme ses propres enfants après rois de France?

Il me semble qu'elle devrait se rendre compte que le Québec fait partie du Canada n'est pas la France et si elle veut mettre la France d'abord, puis elle devrait émigrer là-bas!
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