Royal or Republican

which one?

  • Parliament

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  • HM

    Votes: 0 0.0%

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qman

War Hero
#1
Been sitting contemplating a few rambling thoughts and just wondered where we would all fall, should the Queen ever decide to sack parliament and run the show herself. I, for one would be egging her on. Only my dilema is this. I have sworn allegiance to HM but it's the government that cough up for my services.
 
#2
For all the failings the royals have had, they compare in no way to the failings of people voted into power.

Royalist and Unionist.
 
#3
If the queen took over, she'd make sure you still got your pay, don't you worry. Although this sort of poll can worry the MODs - ARRSE has a reputation for fermenting the armed overthrow of the government! ;)
 
#4
As the statistics presently show - I voted HM.

By which I mean this one, of whom I am an admirer. I am not as sure about the bloodline. I attended a debate the other day in which the proposition was that the House of Windsor has only ever produced strong inspirational women or weak and hesitant men. Some very eminent historians gave their answers. It made me think - not something I am usually given to doing.
 
#5
Her Madge - no hesitation.

I'm getting a bit old for the barricade storming mullarkey, but I'd still give the Downing St gates a go, with some relish.

Awaiting the call, anyway.
 
#6
qman said:
Been sitting contemplating a few rambling thoughts and just wondered where we would all fall, should the Queen ever decide to sack parliament and run the show herself. I, for one would be egging her on. Only my dilema is this. I have sworn allegiance to HM but it's the government that cough up for my services.
Wot government! It's the taxpayer wot pays your wedge! :roll:

Her Maj rools okay!
 
#8
I've never been in the Marines or the IRA, so I can't comment.

However, I'd vote for HM in a second. You just can't match that record of selfless patriotism and dedication to duty. Charlie, I'm not so sure about, but it's academic as the Windsor bloodline dies out with him. Allegedly.
 

Tubs

Old-Salt
#9
Not much of choice (for me at least). It's either the right vote or a wasted one. I voted the right way. :D
 
#10
HM the Queen, without a shadow of doubt. Her life has been focussed on serving her country, that is her main concern; she's dedicated and unselfish. She's not on a points scoring, for the moment power trip like so many politicians. I really wish she did exert more power over the government and kick them into shape...
 
#11
The_Goon said:
If the queen took over, she'd make sure you still got your pay, don't you worry. Although this sort of poll can worry the MODs - ARRSE has a reputation for fermenting the armed overthrow of the government! ;)
Didn't advocate anyone storming the gates at Downing Street. Don't think I'm quite at the point of sedition yet either. Does beg the question of If I know that someone has acted and remains to act in a treasonable fashion am I duty bound to act? If so I better polish up me ol' door kicking boots!
 
#12
So, I'd like to establish something which I get confused about.

If a group of people (for arguments sake, the users of ARRSE) decided that they wanted to oust the current Government and give HM full power over the realm, is that treason?

I get confused over this.

**DISCLAIMER** I am NOT advocating the armed overthrow of the incumbent Government, this is merely hypothetical.
 
#13
If it ever came to it...

I'd be the saddo sitting in Trafalgar Square with a big white candle bleating buhdist hymns about peace and harmony...

As if we haven't got enough problems already...

Tis a tough one though... I couldn't fight for the Govt... but I'd have to fight for the right to have a govt... but couldn't do it with my heart like wot one could for the Royals... so the result is that I'd be a crap fighter and get slotted... and therefore it doesn't matter...

Anyone got more of those pills... I'm running out.
 
#15
BaldricksBullet said:
If it ever came to it...

I'd be the saddo sitting in Trafalgar Square with a big white candle bleating buhdist hymns about peace and harmony...

As if we haven't got enough problems already...

Tis a tough one though... I couldn't fight for the Govt... but I'd have to fight for the right to have a govt... but couldn't do it with my heart like wot one could for the Royals... so the result is that I'd be a crap fighter and get slotted... and therefore it doesn't matter...

Anyone got more of those pills... I'm running out.
Don't look in the crystal ball, just read the book.

In this case, the history of England, 1640 to 1660. Lots of people who hated what Parliament was, but couldn't fight for an absolute monarch, and lots of people who loved democracy, but loved their King more.

I think Broon is going to push and push against the 'outdated conventions' of our current constitution, until he goes too far and causes a bit of a fuss. HM is very quiet and discreet, but if she's pushed too far, watch out. She'll outlive that thieving cnut.
 

Biped

LE
Book Reviewer
#16
Royalist to the core, and will remain so in the face of furious assaults by oxygen thieving cnuts like Bliar, Campbell, Mandelson, Broone and all those other self-serving, short-lived politico scumbags that populate my nightmares and my bank account.

HM has served this country selflessly for over 50 years, whilst the politicians have served only themselves at the trough, fed by the taxpayer.
 
#17
As an Irish Catholic, I'd have to turn out for the Monarchy...my ancestors would never forgive me otherwise.

We gallowglasses have a long tradition of being romantically killed to the last man in the defence of various thrones - it's the only gentlemanly way to go, don't y'know. :wink:

Vive la Reine!

*1500 posts! 8)
 

Biped

LE
Book Reviewer
#18
gallowglass said:
As an Irish Catholic, I'd have to turn out for the Monarchy...my ancestors would never forgive me otherwise.

We gallowglasses have a long tradition of being romantically killed to the last man in the defence of various thrones - it's the only gentlemanly way to go, don't y'know. :wink:

Vive la Reine!

*1500 posts! 8)
Congrats on your post quota there matey! As they say in WOW, 'DING!' Mind you, nobody could be bothered to thank me kindly for my furious posting frenzy, and my subsequent high score. Ignorant fatherless!

Who the hell voted for parliament? Sven, is that you?
 

Biped

LE
Book Reviewer
#20
Sven said:
No mate, I haven't voted.

To be quite honest I am torn - very torn - between the two
Glad to hear it Sven, I honestly thought you'd go straight for our 'Glorious Leaders' before donning a round metal bowl on your head and a frilly thing around your neck.

Man up and vote for HM!
 

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