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    (Original post by Little Toy Gun)
    There should've been one for Diana, Princess of Wales.
    There was. That was the one in 1997 I referred to.
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    (Original post by Little Toy Gun)
    Who is Tim?
    I meant time


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    (Original post by Little Toy Gun)
    Should've been three weeks of Commonwealth and ex-Empire moaning.
    Just read the Daily Mail, we've had about 18 years of it.
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    (Original post by Simes)
    We had one in 1965 and another in 1997. We're probably not due another until about 2029.

    Anyway, given the shopping frenzy that occurs on Xmas Eve and Boxing Day, if we had the shops shut for three days there'd be riots and mass panics and people looting their neighbour's kitchens for cans of spaghetti hoops and turkey twizzlers.
    Did we not also have one in 2001 and 2005?
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    (Original post by Simes)
    There was. That was the one in 1997 I referred to.
    Not enough. Should've been three weeks of Commonwealth and ex-Empire moaning.
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    (Original post by Arkasia)
    Did we not also have one in 2001 and 2005?
    I'm not aware of a reason for a UK day of mourning in 2001. We did three minutes for the Twin Towers victims (and offended many people who thought it inappropriate for them to get longer than the silence we do on Armistice Day).

    I don't remember one in 2005. For the 7/7 bombings there was a half-mast-day and a two minute silence.


    Anyway, the Frogs are emotional types and fly off the handle. Us Brits are stiff-upper-lip types with a just-get-on-with-it attitude. National mourning does no good for anyone's mental health. And it's a bit too much like Hate Week in Orwell's 1984.
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    (Original post by tmckinnin56)
    Why what's happening in 2029



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    Probably the year Queen Elizabeth II dies

    (Original post by Arkasia)
    Did we not also have one in 2001 and 2005?
    Definitely not. There was a load of football fixtures the day after 9/11
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    But people should be in mourning and gets days off and be able to stop time and no need to,work anymore


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    (Original post by Simes)
    I'm not aware of a reason for a UK day of mourning in 2001. We did three minutes for the Twin Towers victims (and offended many people who thought it inappropriate for them to get longer than the silence we do on Armistice Day).
    David Cameron entering parliament?
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    (Original post by sr90)
    Probably the year Queen Elizabeth II dies
    Her Majesty is an alien reptile and she will never die!
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    (Original post by Little Toy Gun)
    Her Majesty is an alien reptile and she will never die!
    It is starting to look that way :lol:

    Amazing to think that Stalin and Churchill were still alive and leading their respective countries when she became Queen.
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    (Original post by sr90)
    It is starting to look that way :lol:

    Amazing to think that Stalin and Churchill were still alive and leading their respective countries when she became Queen.
    I felt the same when The Hon Sir Run Run Shaw GBM CBE DSocSci (CUHK) LLD (HK) died last year - he was alive when China still had a monarchy, and of course he survived both world wars and the Cold War. Overseeing the entire lives of the Soviet Union and the proper Republic of China in fact.
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    I cannot believe you are complaining About days off - get a life
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    When Elizabeth passes on, there will be days of national mourning. Yes you will be off work, probably the day or the day after, and then you will be off work for the State funeral. And, then, the Coronation about a year after.
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    Silly OP
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    Yes, if only we had more national tragedies, like the lucky French.

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    (Original post by TimmonaPortella)
    Yes, if only we had more national tragedies, like the lucky French.

    :no:
    Why not just to get Tim to stand still


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    (Original post by tmckinnin56)
    So countries like France gets national days of mourning were people gets days off work/school etc plus uk never gets national day of mourning we're get time off work and time stand still so think uk should get national day of mourning
    To the fact that it hasn't happened in the UK I highly much doubt it.


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