Politics Thread 6

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Who will you vote for at the next General Election?

Conservative
10
11%
Labour
30
33%
Liberal Democrat
24
26%
Green
18
20%
SNP
6
7%
Brexit Party
0
No votes
UKIP
1
1%
Plaid Cymru
0
No votes
DUP
0
No votes
Sinn Fein
2
2%
The Independent Group for Change
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 91
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by KK » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:07 am

The next decade you're going to have Prince Philip and The Queen's death, Harry and Meghan's divorce and custody battle, William's alleged affair, William and Harry's BITTER FEUD, Charles constantly interfering in matters he shouldn't...

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by Moggy » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:09 am

Lex-Man wrote:
Hexx wrote:This Harry Megan thing is just wierd.

Prince is a dodgy paedo? Business as usual, just stay in the background
6th in line to throne wants to sod off from racist abuse? EMERGENCY CRISIS MEETING!


I think that this is actually a massive risk to the royal family as a whole. Once somebody essentially leaves the Royal family it kind of normalises the process and if another royal gets ticked off they can just leave. Being part of the Royal Family sucks quite a lot as you're giving up a load of freedom to do the role.

Also it some senses by leaving they're creating a competing brand as well.


Edward VIII did it and it didn’t kick off a trend of people leaving the family.

There are very few royals who could do it and have the profile to succeed. Charles and William are unlikely to walk away from the throne. Edward, Anne and Andrew are the actual children of the Queen, but I don’t see any of them being big successes away from royalty. Zara? Maybe I guess. The other two girls (Beatrice and Eugene?) would crash and burn. I genuinely can’t name any others.

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by Preezy » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:15 am

Ah how I long for the good old days when our royal families were ended by the swords of the French. At least in Medieval times there was an actual risk to the Crown, they had to work hard to stay in power as there always a threat of being usurped.

Now that they're effectively a ceremonial institution, practically a business, there's simply no chance of them ever fading away or disbanding.

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by Lex-Man » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:21 am

Partridge Iciclebubbles wrote:
Lex-Man wrote:
Hexx wrote:This Harry Megan thing is just wierd.

Prince is a dodgy paedo? Business as usual, just stay in the background
6th in line to throne wants to sod off from racist abuse? EMERGENCY CRISIS MEETING!


I think that this is actually a massive risk to the royal family as a whole. Once somebody essentially leaves the Royal family it kind of normalises the process and if another royal gets ticked off they can just leave. Being part of the Royal Family sucks quite a lot as you're giving up a load of freedom to do the role.

Also it some senses by leaving they're creating a competing brand as well.


Edward VIII did it and it didn’t kick off a trend of people leaving the family.

There are very few royals who could do it and have the profile to succeed. Charles and William are unlikely to walk away from the throne. Edward, Anne and Andrew are the actual children of the Queen, but I don’t see any of them being big successes away from royalty. Zara? Maybe I guess. The other two girls (Beatrice and Eugene?) would crash and burn. I genuinely can’t name any others.


I think you'd be looking at prince George when he comes of age would be very damaging. I think they got away with Edward as he could be written up as the bad guy, I mean he was a Nazi sympathiser. With somebody like Harry it's harder to shift all the blame onto him or Megan so it makes the Royal Family look bad. If you don't keep these things in check it starts to damage public perception which could lead to the break up of the royal family.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Moggy » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:23 am

Lex-Man wrote:
Partridge Iciclebubbles wrote:
Lex-Man wrote:
Hexx wrote:This Harry Megan thing is just wierd.

Prince is a dodgy paedo? Business as usual, just stay in the background
6th in line to throne wants to sod off from racist abuse? EMERGENCY CRISIS MEETING!


I think that this is actually a massive risk to the royal family as a whole. Once somebody essentially leaves the Royal family it kind of normalises the process and if another royal gets ticked off they can just leave. Being part of the Royal Family sucks quite a lot as you're giving up a load of freedom to do the role.

Also it some senses by leaving they're creating a competing brand as well.


Edward VIII did it and it didn’t kick off a trend of people leaving the family.

There are very few royals who could do it and have the profile to succeed. Charles and William are unlikely to walk away from the throne. Edward, Anne and Andrew are the actual children of the Queen, but I don’t see any of them being big successes away from royalty. Zara? Maybe I guess. The other two girls (Beatrice and Eugene?) would crash and burn. I genuinely can’t name any others.


I think you'd be looking at prince George when he comes of age would be very damaging. I think they got away with Edward as he could be written up as the bad guy, I mean he was a Nazi sympathiser. With somebody like Harry it's harder to shift all the blame onto him or Megan so it makes the Royal Family look bad. If you don't keep these things in check it starts to damage public perception which could lead to the break up of the royal family.


Maybe. Charles’ll be dead by then and George will be Prince of Wales. Harry’s decision to step away will be long forgotten.

William’s other kids might do something similar though.

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by Preezy » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:29 am

Despite being born into immense wealth and privilege, I actually feel quite sorry for Prince George. He's what - 6 years old? When I was 6 I wanted to be a fireman or a ghostbuster or a dinosaur - eventually he'll learn the cold hard facts that any dream he had of doing X job or living in Y country or marrying Z girl are completely closed off to him, simply not permitted. You will be King and spend all of your time cutting ribbons, hosting pricks like Trump and the Saudis, waving (lots of waving), you will live in England until you die and you will marry whichever horse-faced toff is selected from the stable of socialites hags.

Must be pretty gooseberry fool to be trapped in a gilded cage.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Moggy » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:32 am

Festivus Maximus wrote:you will live in England until you die


Thanks to Brexit that goes for most people in this country.

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by Lex-Man » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:35 am

Partridge Iciclebubbles wrote:
Lex-Man wrote:
Partridge Iciclebubbles wrote:
Lex-Man wrote:
Hexx wrote:This Harry Megan thing is just wierd.

Prince is a dodgy paedo? Business as usual, just stay in the background
6th in line to throne wants to sod off from racist abuse? EMERGENCY CRISIS MEETING!


I think that this is actually a massive risk to the royal family as a whole. Once somebody essentially leaves the Royal family it kind of normalises the process and if another royal gets ticked off they can just leave. Being part of the Royal Family sucks quite a lot as you're giving up a load of freedom to do the role.

Also it some senses by leaving they're creating a competing brand as well.


Edward VIII did it and it didn’t kick off a trend of people leaving the family.

There are very few royals who could do it and have the profile to succeed. Charles and William are unlikely to walk away from the throne. Edward, Anne and Andrew are the actual children of the Queen, but I don’t see any of them being big successes away from royalty. Zara? Maybe I guess. The other two girls (Beatrice and Eugene?) would crash and burn. I genuinely can’t name any others.


I think you'd be looking at prince George when he comes of age would be very damaging. I think they got away with Edward as he could be written up as the bad guy, I mean he was a Nazi sympathiser. With somebody like Harry it's harder to shift all the blame onto him or Megan so it makes the Royal Family look bad. If you don't keep these things in check it starts to damage public perception which could lead to the break up of the royal family.


Maybe. Charles’ll be dead by then and George will be Prince of Wales. Harry’s decision to step away will be long forgotten.

William’s other kids might do something similar though.


I agree it's only a possibility but if you're invested in keeping the royal family together you've got to take it as a serious risk. That's why they're having these meetings.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Preezy » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:47 am

Yeah you can definitely see why they're viewing this as an existential crisis.

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by Blue Eyes » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:06 pm

Festivus Maximus wrote:Despite being born into immense wealth and privilege, I actually feel quite sorry for Prince George. He's what - 6 years old? When I was 6 I wanted to be a fireman or a ghostbuster or a dinosaur - eventually he'll learn the cold hard facts that any dream he had of doing X job or living in Y country or marrying Z girl are completely closed off to him, simply not permitted. You will be King and spend all of your time cutting ribbons, hosting pricks like Trump and the Saudis, waving (lots of waving), you will live in England until you die and you will marry whichever horse-faced toff is selected from the stable of socialites hags.

Must be pretty gooseberry fool to be trapped in a gilded cage.

I hate that little prick. Thinks he's so big.

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by Ecno » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:51 pm

Festivus Maximus wrote:Despite being born into immense wealth and privilege, I actually feel quite sorry for Prince George. He's what - 6 years old? When I was 6 I wanted to be a fireman or a ghostbuster or a dinosaur - eventually he'll learn the cold hard facts that any dream he had of doing X job or living in Y country or marrying Z girl are completely closed off to him, simply not permitted. You will be King and spend all of your time cutting ribbons, hosting pricks like Trump and the Saudis, waving (lots of waving), you will live in England until you die and you will marry whichever horse-faced toff is selected from the stable of socialites hags.

Must be pretty gooseberry fool to be trapped in a gilded cage.


He can play Firefighter like Uncle Harry played Army.

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by Jenuall » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:54 pm

I mean I think we was going to struggle with being a ghostbuster or dinosaur regardless of his royal heritage surely? :lol:

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by Preezy » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:55 pm

Jenu-All I Want For Christmas wrote:I mean I think we was going to struggle with being a ghostbuster or dinosaur regardless of his royal heritage surely? :lol:

The plot twist is that as all the Royals are reptiles he's already a dinosaur :toot:

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Jenuall » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:58 pm

Perhaps that will be Harry's punishment for this "betrayal" - forced disabling of his reptilian DNA to prevent him from taking advantage of his true lizard form!

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by Preezy » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:00 pm

Jenu-All I Want For Christmas wrote:Perhaps that will be Harry's punishment for this "betrayal" - forced disabling of his reptilian DNA to prevent him from taking advantage of his true lizard form!

Harry never was a reptile, Diana and James Hewitt are/were 100% human.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Hexx » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:06 pm

We all saw the Vegas pictures. He doesn't have scales.

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by Squinty » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:41 pm

Partridge Iciclebubbles wrote:
Hexx wrote:This Harry Megan thing is just wierd.

Prince is a dodgy paedo? Business as usual, just stay in the background
6th in line to throne wants to sod off from racist abuse? EMERGENCY CRISIS MEETING!


Difference is that Andrew was shagging white kids, whereas Harry is a blood traitor.


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by Dowbocop » Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:43 pm

Festivus Maximus wrote:Despite being born into immense wealth and privilege, I actually feel quite sorry for Prince George. He's what - 6 years old? When I was 6 I wanted to be a fireman or a ghostbuster or a dinosaur - eventually he'll learn the cold hard facts that any dream he had of doing X job or living in Y country or marrying Z girl are completely closed off to him, simply not permitted. You will be King and spend all of your time cutting ribbons, hosting pricks like Trump and the Saudis, waving (lots of waving), you will live in England until you die and you will marry whichever horse-faced toff is selected from the stable of socialites hags.

Must be pretty gooseberry fool to be trapped in a gilded cage.

Yeah because Kate and Meghan are real Anne of Cleves material aren't they :lol:

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by Preezy » Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:54 pm

Dowbocop wrote:
Festivus Maximus wrote:Despite being born into immense wealth and privilege, I actually feel quite sorry for Prince George. He's what - 6 years old? When I was 6 I wanted to be a fireman or a ghostbuster or a dinosaur - eventually he'll learn the cold hard facts that any dream he had of doing X job or living in Y country or marrying Z girl are completely closed off to him, simply not permitted. You will be King and spend all of your time cutting ribbons, hosting pricks like Trump and the Saudis, waving (lots of waving), you will live in England until you die and you will marry whichever horse-faced toff is selected from the stable of socialites hags.

Must be pretty gooseberry fool to be trapped in a gilded cage.

Yeah because Kate and Meghan are real Anne of Cleves material aren't they :lol:

They (and Diana, to be fair) are literally the only good looking catches in the history of the monarchy, I don't rate George's chances of striking lucky :lol:

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by Lagamorph » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:22 pm

Festivus Maximus wrote:
Dowbocop wrote:
Festivus Maximus wrote:Despite being born into immense wealth and privilege, I actually feel quite sorry for Prince George. He's what - 6 years old? When I was 6 I wanted to be a fireman or a ghostbuster or a dinosaur - eventually he'll learn the cold hard facts that any dream he had of doing X job or living in Y country or marrying Z girl are completely closed off to him, simply not permitted. You will be King and spend all of your time cutting ribbons, hosting pricks like Trump and the Saudis, waving (lots of waving), you will live in England until you die and you will marry whichever horse-faced toff is selected from the stable of socialites hags.

Must be pretty gooseberry fool to be trapped in a gilded cage.

Yeah because Kate and Meghan are real Anne of Cleves material aren't they :lol:

They (and Diana, to be fair) are literally the only good looking catches in the history of the monarchy, I don't rate George's chances of striking lucky :lol:

Kate has probably normalised the idea of marrying a 'commoner' (Though really she's anything but) for future generations of the Royal Family. If the direct heir to the throne can do it then any of them can.

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