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Lara C.
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well. they cost a fortune to keep, the manipulate us with control over the news to increase the statue of their family members. what do we get in return?

a news article http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4119194.stm

i think we should stop funding them and let them keep their own heads above water. sell Buckingham palace and give something back to the tax payer. im sure al fayed would be prepared to pay a few billion for that. the NHS could need the funding. the royal bloodline should be a novelty and thats it.

o and don't neg me for this. if you've got something to say just say it. theres no point in making it personal.
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well. they cost a fortune to keep, the manipulate us with control over the news to increase the statue of their family members. what do we get in return?

a news article http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4119194.stm

i think we should stop funding them and let them keep their own heads above water. sell Buckingham palace and give something back to the tax payer. im sure al fayed would be prepared to pay a few billion for that. the NHS could need the funding. the royal bloodline should be a novelty and thats it.

o and don't neg me for this. if you've got something to say just say it. theres no point in making it personal.
I agree with u but no chance of it ever happening
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I see no problem with the royal family. Sure they cost us. But I think it's worth it, they are a great tourist attraction , they are steeped in History and they provide a few laughs along the way !
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I see no problem with the royal family. Sure they cost us. But I think it's worth it, they are a great tourist attraction , they are steeped in History and they provide a few laughs along the way !
And all that for 61p per year
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Probably not, which is a damn shame.
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And all that for 61p per year
Bargain ! We should get two royal families for £1. Or if you buy 5 the 6th one is free ..
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And who should then represent your country? Your Prime Minister as well (sort of like the USA) or do you like to have a separate President (sort of like in Germany)?
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I disliked the royal family when I was younger but now I'm sort of a fan, though I agree with what the guy in the article said about the "royal train". WTF.

Does anyone know how much the royal family make us in terms of tourism? I suppose it's quite hard to quantify.

EDIT: Ughhh, imagine Gordon Brown being the representative of our country ...
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(Original post by Dac.)
i think we should stop funding them and let them keep their own heads above water. sell Buckingham palace and give something back to the tax payer. im sure al fayed would be prepared to pay a few billion for that. the NHS could need the funding. the royal bloodline should be a novelty and thats it.
I would hate to live in a country that threw away heritage and culture for pragmatism's sake.
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(Original post by Jelkin)
I disliked the royal family when I was younger but now I'm sort of a fan, though I agree with what the guy in the article said about the "royal train". WTF.

Does anyone know how much the royal family make us in terms of tourism? I suppose it's quite hard to quantify.

EDIT: Ughhh, imagine Gordon Brown being the representative of our country ...
I'm not sure, they probably bring in quite a bit though. Personally I don't like to go down the economy line of thinking in "should we keep the Royal Family" debates. I'm perfectly happy to spend a few extra quid to maintain a harmless, vestigal institution that is loved all over the world (surprisingly enough).
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i like having a royal family, its keeps England unique, as were the only country who acutally have a royal family, arent we?, or am i wrong? , i wouldnt want to change them, and how much do we pay for them?, probably not alot?

and if they didnt run the country who would then? gordon brown or some other bum head?
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i wrote my message before any posts were on here, but never got around to posting it, 61p, thats nothing!
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I do think that the royal family kind of make Britain more well-liked, in a way.

Also, I like the fact that the Queen's there to step in if something bad happened like the BNP got voted in and tried to ban homosexuality/ethnic minorities (hey, if it can happen in Germany ... ) - that's assuming the royal veto still exists?
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(Original post by Jelkin)
Ughhh, imagine Gordon Brown being the representative of our country ...
That's the best reason I've ever heard for keeping the monarchy :p:
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(Original post by Jelkin)
I disliked the royal family when I was younger but now I'm sort of a fan, though I agree with what the guy in the article said about the "royal train". WTF.

Does anyone know how much the royal family make us in terms of tourism? I suppose it's quite hard to quantify.

EDIT: Ughhh, imagine Gordon Brown being the representative of our country ...
Imagine Cameron *pukes*
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i like having a royal family, its keeps England unique, as were the only country who acutally have a royal family, arent we?, or am i wrong?
No you're right. Not even Norway, with their King, has a royal family.
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Hmm just made me think of something about tourism, so she makes money for England who pays a bit more than the rest of the UK overall, but then gets the tourism money for having the royal family
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(Original post by Jelkin)
I do think that the royal family kind of make Britain more well-liked, in a way.

Also, I like the fact that the Queen's there to step in if something bad happened like the BNP got voted in and tried to ban homosexuality/ethnic minorities (hey, if it can happen in Germany ... ) - that's assuming the royal veto still exists?
The queen can probably do jack all now if something really bad happened. I am sure if the nazis got in power they would have a way around that one.
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What an absolute waste of £37m per year!
Think about how that money could be spent on something more important, like cancer research...
I honestly don't see how people can make comments about how bad people scrounging off benefits are and then support the royal family!
I saw the royal train at hooton station the other day, entire station was filled with police, prince charles was been driven into the station by an expensive car with full police escort, trains where canceled... all during rush hour! AND to make it worse it was all paid for by the tax payer!
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Abolishing the Monarchy is on my list of "things that would make me emigrate"

Not that that was intended to make you support abolishing them, you understand!
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