I really don't understand how any British citizen can question the monarchy - The Queen poses no threat, and Britain can well and truly afford a traditional, cultural and important institution.
In my life time, I have found that people who oppose the monarchy are people who simply dislike life and like to constantly moan about what we have. Foreigners moan because they are jealous that their history is'nt vast enough to have a monarchy.
Other than the jubilee, we haven't seen them in action recently, but just wait until there is a national crisis such as a war or natural disaster (both still possible) - Thats when the people turn to the King or Queen, because our "respect" blossoms and we need inspiration.
The corrput distasteful media in this country has damanged so much of our national identity and exploited "Britishness" to try and make us racist, and the next, patriotic, that we don't know where we stand. We must boycott the Mirror, Sun and Mail, different point...
...Anyway, its easy to say "get rid" - because you clearly cant construct a half decent argument as to why - or you have never felt "belonging" and experienced "loyalty".
In the 1950's, the country had a very big sense of community spirit and "loyalty" to the crown - this only made society cohesive, now, too many people are thinking for themselves - Humans are irresponsible at this.
The monarchy's role now is to provide a stern image of unwavering Britishness, to provide someone to look up to as a symbol of our countries values. No matter how discontented we are with politicians the monarchy gives the country a body to rally behind.
Correct - important point - Whenever the people feel distrust towards the government in office, we all know that the Queen, who is "supposedly" higher, is there for us and will act accordingly for the people.
Anyone who has a personal problem with the actualy lady, Liz, should appreciate how hard she works - pushing 81 and she's doing longer working hours than the average student - she is a head of state and she should have retired 16 years ago - I take my hat off to her, I really do. I dont think my respect for any other politician comes close to Er Maj.
Eng·lish ( P ) Pronunciation Key (ngglsh)
person born in the country of England
"are you English?"
offensive question to anyone who isnt English
Correction: YOU think they are boring, YOU think they have terrible taste and YOU think they are "normal".
Cottonmouth, regardless of your banter - us monarchists are sided with the biggest - its here to stay - like it or...........lump it babes.
And it would affect the way government works, simple because by getting rid of the monarchy would basically force us to get a codified constitution, and that WOULD affect the way it works.
This entire agument is pathetic, Im sick of seeing it on internet forums. Sad, moaning little insignificants complain about the colour of grass. The majority of us logical Britons want our Queen, and its going to stay that way as long as Britain doesn't give in to these liberal "anomalies" that we often breed.