Protest at the Palace

#1
Republic are having a nice day out protesting at Buck house on saturday

Republic | Protest at the palace

According to my iphone weather app thingy it's going to piss it down on Saturday in London...oh dear nevermind.
 
#2
The government is currently working on a new deal with the palace that could see the royals get many millions more pounds each year from the taxpayer. The cost of the monarchy is still around £200m every year despite massive cuts to public services.
It'd be good of them if they'd actually talked about what 'that deal' is, plus it's a bit odd to protest about 'could be's, especially since it'd be the government handing any cash over not wor Liz actually asking for it.
 
#4
ALL taxes should go to the Queen. If she was in a good mood she might give some back for deserving causes but only if there was some left after buying a new Navy and some new horses for the cavalry.
 

Mr_Fingerz

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#5
ALL taxes should go to the Queen. If she was in a good mood she might give some back for deserving causes but only if there was some left after buying a new Navy and some new horses for the cavalry.
You clearly haven't thought this through have you?
 
#6
What gave me away? It cant be that I didnt suggest she might buy new toys for the RAF can it?
 

Mr_Fingerz

LE
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#7
Republic are having a nice day out protesting at Buck house on saturday

Republic | Protest at the palace

According to my iphone weather app thingy it's going to piss it down on Saturday in London...oh dear nevermind.
Whether you agree with their stance or not (and as you either affirmed or sworn an oath of allegiance, you clearly don't), they do have a democratic right to put forward their point of view.

The view that you should have an elected head of state in a democracy holds a great deal of currency, in a great many nations.

Granted there are a number of democracies which have non-elected heads of states, and there are a number of states which are not democracies and the head of state is not elected, neither of these facts invalidates Republics point of view nor their right to stage a demonstration.

Just how accurate is the i-pad weather predictor?
 
#8
Republic? Why bother? If there was an election everyone would go vote for HM&Co.
 
#9
"The cost of the monarchy is still around £200m every year ..."
versus
"David Cameron has said he wants a "fresh start" in relations with Pakistan as he offered £650m in aid"

I'd go for the Royal family - better value.
Agreed, and please remember that the Royal Family gave up the income from the crown estates in 1760 for what is called today the civil list. "The Crown Estate, valued at £6.6bn in 2009-10 and with an annual operating surplus of £211m Wheras the civil list cost this :- " Figures released by Buckingham Palace revealed that royal expenditure rose to a record £41.5m during the last financial year, an increase of £1.5m" So the country is doing rather well out of the agreement! This of course is not taking into account the number of tourists who are influenced to come here because of our Royal Family & its traditions! You only have to look at the outpourings of celebration during the recent Royal wedding to see how popular the Royal family is, not just in Britain but overseas as well!
These moronic republicans, driven in the main by the usual socialists reason, B]ENVY[/B], these idiots would rather have some American style president, possible such luminaries as Blair, Mandelson, Prescott, Livingstone would all be throwing their hats in the ring, especially Blair, god forbid!
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!
 
#10
**** all that. GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!
 
#11
Whether you agree with their stance or not (and as you either affirmed or sworn an oath of allegiance, you clearly don't), they do have a democratic right to put forward their point of view.

The view that you should have an elected head of state in a democracy holds a great deal of currency, in a great many nations.

Granted there are a number of democracies which have non-elected heads of states, and there are a number of states which are not democracies and the head of state is not elected, neither of these facts invalidates Republics point of view nor their right to stage a demonstration.

Just how accurate is the i-pad weather predictor?
No I don't agree with their stance but I do think it's healthy in a democracy for them (and their ilk) to be able to put their view forward. Still think they're tossers though.

What I find interesting is some of the most liberal and forward thinking countries have monarchies.

My iphone weather app has actually proved to be reasonably reliable more so than the bbc.
 
#12
Id hope Peter Dow turns up to support them, i may ask brokerboy to get one of his mates to bayonet the jock cnut
 
#13
Agreed, and please remember that the Royal Family gave up the income from the crown estates in 1760 for what is called today the civil list. "The Crown Estate, valued at £6.6bn in 2009-10 and with an annual operating surplus of £211m Wheras the civil list cost this :- " Figures released by Buckingham Palace revealed that royal expenditure rose to a record £41.5m during the last financial year, an increase of £1.5m" So the country is doing rather well out of the agreement! This of course is not taking into account the number of tourists who are influenced to come here because of our Royal Family & its traditions! You only have to look at the outpourings of celebration during the recent Royal wedding to see how popular the Royal family is, not just in Britain but overseas as well!
These moronic republicans, driven in the main by the usual socialists reason, B]ENVY[/B], these idiots would rather have some American style president, possible such luminaries as Blair, Mandelson, Prescott, Livingstone would all be throwing their hats in the ring, especially Blair, god forbid!
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!
You are lying, all this information is fabricated.
 
#17
Has anyone tried reading Republic's "report"? Blatant scrap of agitprop, more like. The thing's total rubbish!

-The figure for security is a huge - and strangely rounded - £100 million, half of the monarchy's alleged cost. They got this figure from "a media estimate"... I doubt that would stand an audit. Maybe Republic figured a number from the lefty Mirror and the righty Mail would interpolate to acceptability?

-Look up how they calculated the cost to local councils in the sources page... it's imaginary!

-The claims of increasing costs to the Civil List are disingenuous at best; the monarchy draws from a flat reserve, and they also omit that over three-fifths of the money are staff salaries.

-Their opinion on the status of the royal duchies is questionabe - and indeed, later on they demand that they "be transferred into public ownership", a tacit admission that they know they're wrong but are trying to change it after the fact. They also omit that the Queen and Prince Charles both pay income tax on the profits.

-The report complains that "taxpayers are kept in the dark" - but what specific figures they do have all come from the financial reports on royal websites!

-How do the costs of the presidencies break down? Are they comparable by category? Has any allowance been made for the different size of each country?

It's a naked piece of mendacious misinformation. Republic claim to be democrats - does anyone in London tomorrow want to engage them in public debate, and point out that the whole reason they're protesting is nonsense?
 
#18
Personally, I have rather a soft spot for the Queen and the aristocracy, hereditary? Yes, but beholden to no political party as regards legislation. Look at the fact there are safe seats for MPs tells you all you need to know about the parties and the electorate.

The various acts of Blair in turning the house of lords into a retirement home for party hacks shows the contempt he held the country in. For God's sake, lord Prescott? A man incapable of stringing a coherent sentence together? Look at the delightful insurance ad he appears in.

Mandelson, Kinnock X2, Bragg, the list of twats is endless. Go back to inherited placemen/women who owe nothing to any party and can vote by conscience.

Also many of them have had real jobs, and have experience of life outside of Westminster. I'd rather the Marquess of Bath sort my laws out, than Cameroon, Clegg or Milliband.

Push comes to shove, I'll roll out for HM The Queen at the barricades.
 
#20
I took the Queens Shilling and I haven't given it back, so I'll stick with God Save the Queen.
 

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