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Re: America & The British royals by johnnythemonkey on 22 April 2007 8:53am
 
'browse through the court circular for two minutes', aye so I will .

I'm well educated in the ways of these parasites. I've also heard the argument, "They bring in more money from tourism than they cost us". Bollocks. Their heads on stakes outside Buckingham Palace would bring in even more.
 
Re: America & The British royals by Spursfan on 22 April 2007 9:48am
 
I care about the people on this site, hence my replies - NOT whether a member of that particular family dumps his girlfriend or not!!!

 
Re: America & The British royals by Gollumit on 22 April 2007 11:36am
 
Can you imagine! "Hey Liz, pull one's finger" *Anne blushes for being rude*

I hear they have separate bedrooms - do you think that's why? Lol.

Seems to disprove the previous point about being disinterested in the Royals.

Hypocrite
 
Re: America & The British royals by Gollumit on 22 April 2007 11:56am
 
Johnnythemonkey,

The British government, and presumably the British taxpayer, has once again made a particularly handsome profit from the monarchy – over 147 million pounds. The profit increased this year by about 7 million pounds.

One of the hidden benefits of a constitutional monarchy is in its impact on trade. For example, the marriage of Princess Mary to Crown Prince Frederik has led to a surge in trade between Australia and Denmark. Now the UK travel authority, VisitBritain, has revealed that 57% of visitors to the UK cite the monarchy as the principal reason for coming. According to Richard Palmer in the International Express, 27 March 2007, the resulting income for the UK is around 9.5 billion pounds – about twice the value of exports by the British arms industry. And its not just the buildings, the most frequently asked questions at the Britain and London visitor centre concern the Changing of the Guard, The Tower, Buckingham Palace, Windsor and the State Opening of Parliament. Experts expect a boom this year flowing from the film The Queen.

No similar impact results from being a republic. Admittedly, Vice President Cheney’s recent visit to Sydney stopped the traffic on both sides of the Harbour Bridge, but not because of any public interest. On the contrary, a republic can be a financial drain, even if it works well.
Reports from the US suggest that the total expenditure by candidates in the extraordinarily long presidential election should exceed US$ I billion.

Stability and freedom are the hallmarks of constitutional monarchies. Why would anyone want to change that?

Johnny, you have no evidence to support your claims.
 
Re: America & The British royals by Spursfan on 22 April 2007 12:24pm
 
Watch out! Watch out!! There's a troll about !!!

;-)

And I was responding to the previous message (and trying to be funny) - NOT seriously wondering about the habits of someone I don't know and do not WANT to know.

Stop it now, you're seriously boring me.










 
Re: America & The British royals by Gollumit on 22 April 2007 3:41pm
 
Truth hurts, Anne?

Your inability to justify your misguided argument is reflected in your pathetic attempt to blacken my name.

You know that I am right
 
Re: America & The British royals by Gollumit on 22 April 2007 3:46pm
 
Seems to me as though intelligent debate on this site threatens people like Johnny and Anne
 
Re: America & The British royals by johnnythemonkey on 22 April 2007 4:12pm
 
'Johnny, you have no evidence to support your claims.'

It would be fun being proved wrong.
 
Re: America & The British royals by Spursfan on 22 April 2007 6:43pm
 
You would not know the truth if it bit you on the wotsit, Gollumit!

As I said before, you're boring me so go outside and play.
 
Re: America & The British royals by Gollumit on 22 April 2007 11:49pm
 
How predictable... the old pack mentality kicks in
 
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