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Poll: Would you Support this Manifesto?
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#61
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RE:23 that is the way i envisage doing it. There's a difference between 'publicly funded' and 'nationalised' in my book, as nationalisation is when the Department runs it directly. The problem is that when govt. micro-manages, things get ruined. Railways & power generation need to be independently run, but publicly financed.
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Monarchy and the pomp and circumstance surrounding it is one of the major tourist attractions this country has...the income it generates is phenomenal.
I strongly disagree with this. First on formost, the idea that the foundation of our political system should be based on what generates the most income, is horrifying. Perhaps if Bill Gates offered to pump more money into the British economy than the Queen does, we should make him King?

Also, according to Republic.org (I'm sure you're already preparing a "lolbias" reply, but whatever):

Of the top 20 tourist attractions in the UK only one royal residence makes it: Windsor Castle at number 17 (beaten comfortably by Windsor Legoland, in at number 7). Royal residences account for less than 1% of total tourist revenue. Indeed, the success of the Tower of London (number 6 in the list) suggests that tourism would benefit if Buckingham Palace and Windsor castle were vacated by the Windsor family.
I'd also add that I spent hours queuing to get into the Palace of Versailles last year, and the French monarchy haven't been there for centuries.

http://www.republic.org.uk/What%20we...lies/index.php

There are some well reasoned arguments on that link, IMO. I'm sure you'll hate every one of them though
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#63
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HELL YES!!

Especially the first 8 points, they were bloody fantastic.
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No it is a disgraceful manifesto that I would actively campaign against.
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Not ideal but by no means terrible. No one will never produce a 'perfect' manifesto as opinions are obviously subjective and based on unmeasurable and intangible inference. Although lacking thorough detail, I commend the OP and believe they have produced a more encouraging and generally ethical cartel of policies then most of the political Parties in the UK.
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