Today in maths as I idly thought of ways to avoid doing my coursework, I overheard a few of my friends discussing the Queen.Curious I strolled over and had a bit of a listen. I was shocked to discover that they thought she was a useless old bag, pointless and just something to pay for. Being quite a passionate monarchist i waded in and defended her. I pointed out that she is what makes the United Kingdom pretty damn unique, being one of the few Western/developed nations with a Monarchy and that without a Royal Family we would become just another republic with a leader who has no history or character (apart from a select few) And that if we ditched her then soon we would we would start getting rid of other British traditions, like hating the French and football hoolaginism. Eventually my friend pointed out how little control the Queen actually has of the country,(I know technically she has the power to start a war with whoever takes her fancy but would the masses actually support her?) and served little useful purpose, apart from being a figurehad and getting tourists. So my question is this, If the Queen dissovled Parliament and took full control of the country herself, would you back her?