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    I've never noticed the media portray youth as being particularly anti-monarchy, more indifferent to be honest.
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    Ive got nothing against her, however, as our queen I wish her thoughts and feelings could be more prominent and acted upon. Id like to know how she feels about the corruption of Parliament and Id like her to do something about those many corrupted MPs we've been hearing about recently and the ridiculous sentencing criminals in her country are serving amongst other things.

    As our queen it should be her decision, uninfluenced in any way just like how it used to be.
    King Henry VIII made his own religion, Queen Victoria tried to take over the world and the old saying "OFF WITH HIS HEAD!!!" would really be a useful tool in todays criminal society.

    (I could have just said yes or no lol)
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    (Original post by WFP Sausage)
    Ive got nothing against her, however, as our queen I wish her thoughts and feelings could be more prominent and acted upon. Id like to know how she feels about the corruption of Parliament and Id like her to do something about those many corrupted MPs we've been hearing about recently and the ridiculous sentencing criminals in her country are serving amongst other things.

    As our queen it should be her decision, uninfluenced in any way just like how it used to be.
    King Henry VIII made his own religion, Queen Victoria tried to take over the world and the old saying "OFF WITH HIS HEAD!!!" would really be a useful tool in todays criminal society.

    (I could have just said yes or no lol)
    Personally I think it's good that the royal family aren't allowed to be politically active, if the Queen were to express her personal opinions on political issues we would be in danger of becoming a totalitarian state. Democracy is so important and shouldn't be undermined, I don't see how anyone could really want to return to an imperialist, feudal system and sacrifice their right to vote.
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    There are many things to be proud of and for me, the Royal Family is definitely up there.
    The House of Windsor represents forgotten glory, along with orchestra, rowing, vintage wines, and fox hunting.
    It's very valuable to me now that it's endangered.
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    I can understand some of the points made about the royal family. I live down the road from Windsor Castle, and when I walk past it I am always amazed by the amount of tourists taking photos, fascinated by the royal family. However, I've never been a nationalist or even remotely patriotic for that matter, so I've only ever viewed the Castle as a great piece of architecture.

    As much as I might not like it, unfortunately the Monarchy is not endangered, the people at the top will never let something go that is so essential to their own power and influence. The worst thing is that we are led to believe that everything British is best encapsulated through our common allegiance to our reigning Monarch.
    In Royal Britain we are expected to confine our loyalty to someone at the top rather than express it in solidarity with our fellow men and women, and this is the basis of the feudal class system within which our duty is to those put above us. It just seems a bit outdated.
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    (Original post by FstandsforFina)
    I agree with your view on the Queen! And every Brit only spend a quid a year for her which is definitely not a substantial amount for everyone's standards.
    I never really understand why the money issue is of a concern in this debate but not in others. There are policies that I do not agree with, in whole or in part, such as invading Iraq and Afghanistan, and abortion, which cost money but I don't moan about my share of the tax being spent on those, so why the Queen? Just thought I'd say that before someone cries a river on being denied some money that can only get them a chocolate bar these days given how weak the currency is.
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    Who is she? I don't know anything about her.
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    How can you be angry at MP's expenses but not with the queen. The myth she brings in tourism is fraudulent, how can you calculate how much tourism she brings in, they just claim she does without any real figures.....

    She should be removed. She is a worthless benefits cheat.
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    (Original post by TheJudge)
    How can you be angry at MP's expenses but not with the queen. The myth she brings in tourism is fraudulent, how can you calculate how much tourism she brings in, they just claim she does without any real figures.....
    Who are 'they'?

    Anyway, I think it is pretty obvious. Tourists are attracted to places like Windsor and Royal Deeside for their Royal connections. One need not calculate or provide figures of something to observe it as credible fact. Indeed, you certainly don't provide any figures to substantiate your claim that it is 'fraudulent'.

    Either way, I think the tourism argument is a fairly poor one to support the monarchy. I agree with it for ideological reasons; and I would object strongly to our constitution being used simply to entertain camera-happy Johnny Foreigner.

    She should be removed. She is a worthless benefits cheat.
    The Queen has never claimed benefits. Indeed, she wouldn't be eligible since I don't believe she would have paid sufficient National Insurance contributions, being that her only paid job (which I'm not even sure she'd have been paid for) was as a Subaltern in the Auxiliary Territorial Service of the British Army some decades ago.

    Do you have problems distinguishing reality from fantasy?
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    (Original post by L i b)
    Who are 'they'?

    Anyway, I think it is pretty obvious. Tourists are attracted to places like Windsor and Royal Deeside for their Royal connections. One need not calculate or provide figures of something to observe it as credible fact. Indeed, you certainly don't provide any figures to substantiate your claim that it is 'fraudulent'.

    Either way, I think the tourism argument is a fairly poor one to support the monarchy. I agree with it for ideological reasons; and I would object strongly to our constitution being used simply to entertain camera-happy Johnny Foreigner.



    The Queen has never claimed benefits. Indeed, she wouldn't be eligible since I don't believe she would have paid sufficient National Insurance contributions, being that her only paid job (which I'm not even sure she'd have been paid for) was as a Subaltern in the Auxiliary Territorial Service of the British Army some decades ago.

    Do you have problems distinguishing reality from fantasy?

    Well you have already pointed out everything i needed to do so. Tourists come to see the buildings that British people built out of our own money for the Queen and her family. The fact is people come to see the buildings. If the Queen is getting paid for tourism then she should be there and she can meet tourists.
    I went to the Vatican to see the buildings not the pope.

    Camera happy johnny foreigner is an important form of revenue for this nation. You sound like such a moron, go and read your telegraph.

    The civil lists is benefits and her family are a posh version of the council estate scum who never work a day in their life and live of the backs of the taxpayer.
    I think we should have a referendum on the queen and all those who support her should be the only ones to contribute to the civil list. I don;t want to give any money to these dole dossers.
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    The Queen's a nice gal, but my view that the monarchy should be abolished remains the same.
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    (Original post by TheJudge)
    The civil lists is benefits and her family are a posh version of the council estate scum who never work a day in their life and live of the backs of the taxpayer.
    Have you heard of the Crown Estate, you ignorant buffoon?

    You're either trolling (the likely motive) or an uneducated, simpering little cretin who gains his knowledge from the readership of the News of the World.
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    (Original post by Forbidden Fruit)
    Have you heard of the Crown Estate, you ignorant buffoon?

    You're either trolling (the likely motive) or an uneducated, simpering little cretin who gains his knowledge from the readership of the News of the World.
    How am i uneducated. I don't want to pay for one family in the UK to live in luxury while the rest of us have to work for our money.
    The queen is a relic of the past and the sooner we mvoe on the better.

    You are a crretin who gains his knowledge from the sun newspaper. Haha.
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    As said, I see her as a tourist attraction, no more. I suppose she brings a lot of tourists to London though. But for all they do (the royal family) the wealth and luxury they live in is ridiculous.
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    (Original post by TheJudge)
    How am i uneducated. I don't want to pay for one family in the UK to live in luxury while the rest of us have to work for our money.
    The queen is a relic of the past and the sooner we mvoe on the better.
    I hate to feed a troll (God knows, you're a hungry one), but why don't you get off your backside and research the Crown Estate? It invalidates your already weak, juvenile argument.

    What do you provide towards this country, other than mouthing off on an internet forum?

    (Original post by TheJudge)
    You are a crretin who gains his knowledge from the sun newspaper. Haha.
    Oh yes, repeat my argument as your brain is incapable of providing anything other than a load of malignant drivel.
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    How am i uneducated. I don't want to pay for one family in the UK to live in luxury while the rest of us have to work for our money.
    Well for a start while you work for your money, she works for no money - she has no salary from the government.
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    (Original post by katierattray)
    I love having a royal family but I think scotland should get their own :P
    Introductory history lesson: the present Royal family is the result of the Scottish and English monarchies joining together many hundreds of years ago. The Queen is rightfully the queen of Scotland.

    However, if you want another monarch, I'll be more than happy to accept the job; I'm a Stewart descendant as well.

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    The Queen is getting boring now.

    Can't wait till Charles be king!
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    I can imagine that the people voting no, probably fit into these categories:

    1) Basement-dwelling socialists who never grew up with the love of a grandmother, thus prefer spewing their idealistic diatribe in their tight Che t-shirts.

    2) People who hold more allegiance to some loud mouth, foreign Sheikh than a British national treasure.

    3) Ignorant pinheads who prefer to know who some D-list celebrity is shagging rather than educating themselves in regards to the monarchy, whilst peddling the childish 'i dnt wanna pay my hard earned monies 4 sum1 to live in luxury!11!!'.
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    (Original post by daftndirekt)
    I was just wondering how many people here like the queen? The media always insists that we as the young hoody generation hate the queen and the monarchy but I would like to just see peoples preference.

    Personally I think the Queen is brill, I mean shes like the grandma of a nation for christ sake. She is also incredibly beneficial for tourism!
    You should have put a neutral in, i don't mind her staying or leaving. To me she is like some kind of a link to the history books......
 
 
 
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