Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by HighestKungFu)
    I love the photo that is currently being used by the press - that is clearly Camilla's BJ face LOL.
    funny it made me wonder why they put one of the horses in a car with a lump of its own excrement next to it.
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Kerr Avon)
    According to the media, politicians who try to help the country and occasionally screw up are EVIL. The Royals, who waste our money, make our country look stupid, are worshipped and live in palaces are BRILLIANT. Slight misjudgement on the media's part? As for Charles, driving through a street through of angry students rather than taking a different road shows a lot about Royal intelligence, don't you think?
    It also shows that the royals are not that well loved, despite the Monarchists telling us how popular they still are. Notice that the students weren't cheering their future king. The simple fact is that they'd be lynched in the streets were it not for the round-the-clock protection that they enjoy at the expense of the public purse.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Not that I agree with the violence (though the students have a right to protest), but rolling up to the theater in a Rolls Royce while the world is in recession and students are protesting over high tuition rates seems like it wasn't so smart. It makes the royal family look pretentious.
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by baseballfan2010)
    Not that I agree with the violence (though the students have a right to protest), but rolling up to the theater in a Rolls Royce while the world is in recession and students are protesting over high tuition rates seems like it wasn't so smart. It makes the royal family look pretentious.
    it shows just how out of touch the unelected aristocratic scum are.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Howard)
    Good.
    How is it at all productive to call for the beheading of a future monarch?

    Fool.
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Clens)
    How is it at all productive to call for the beheading of a future monarch?

    Fool.
    how is it democratic to have a monarchy?

    fool.
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Howard)
    It also shows that the royals are not that well loved, despite the Monarchists telling us how popular they still are. Notice that the students weren't cheering their future king. The simple fact is that they'd be lynched in the streets were it not for the round-the-clock protection that they enjoy at the expense of the public purse.
    I'd hardly consider a bunch of protesters under the influence of the force of the mass and the crowd is terribly representative of the public. People are terribly fickle in those kind of situations.
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    Fair play on the students. I disagree with the protest but their actions had a massive effect on the outcome. Only like 20 something MPs in it in the end. Pretty impressive example of democracy in action.

    Only the peaceful ones of course. No respect for the violence.
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by SciFiBoy)
    funny it made me wonder why they put one of the horses in a car with a lump of its own excrement next to it.
    Yes. I always thought that horses were meant to pull carriages, not ride in them.
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by SciFiBoy)
    how is it democratic to have a monarchy?

    fool.
    Quite easy actually. Democracy relates to government - it does not relate to every single public office. As the British Head of State does not impact on executive affairs, there is no critical need for election.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Down with the Royal Family.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by SciFiBoy)
    how is it democratic to have a monarchy?

    fool.
    Worst comeback ever. Congratulations.

    It's a time honoured tradition, it isn't at all democratic, and it doesn't need to be.
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Clens)
    Worst comeback ever. Congratulations.

    It's a time honoured tradition, it isn't at all democratic, and it doesn't need to be.
    time honoured pieces of **** and part of a system of aristocracy that is an afront and an attack on the notion of democracy.
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by GBateman)
    Down with the Royal Family.
    Quite. Away with these fools and their baubles.
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by gladders)
    Quite easy actually. Democracy relates to government - it does not relate to every single public office. As the British Head of State does not impact on executive affairs, there is no critical need for election.
    democracy can be applied to anything pretty much, if the UK wants to call itself one, it should at the very least have an elected head of state in addition to parliament and government (including the Lords)
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Clens)
    Worst comeback ever. Congratulations.

    It's a time honoured tradition, it isn't at all democratic, and it doesn't need to be.
    It's a remnant of an earlier feudal society. It's an abomination. A boil on the anus of British society.
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by SciFiBoy)
    democracy can be applied to anything pretty much, if the UK wants to call itself one, it should at the very least have an elected head of state in addition to parliament and government (including the Lords)
    Democracy does not equal elections, it is merely one method of ensuring something works democratically.

    Elections and democracy can be applied to everything, but then ventilation can be applied to smashing every window in your house and thereby contracting pneumonia. There's too much of a good thing.

    What would be a more prudent exercise would be to first consider the job of the office and the impacts each method of appointment would have on the wider constitution. Simply saying 'it should be elected, so there' is dangerous naive.
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Howard)
    It's a remnant of an earlier feudal society. It's an abomination. A boil on the anus of British society.
    Lazy argument. What do you think of courts and common law? They're also remnants of a feudal society. Will you have those removed? What about Parliament?
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by gladders)
    Lazy argument. What do you think of courts and common law? They're also remnants of a feudal society. Will you have those removed? What about Parliament?
    That's an even lazier argument. Fool.
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Howard)
    That's an even lazier argument. Fool.
    If you think so, but you haven't demonstrated why. Simply saying it's old as an argument for its abolition insults your intelligence and mine.

    Continue to be so flippant if you wish.
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    What newspaper do you read/prefer?
    Useful resources

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.