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Title: The Coronation
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, May 5, 2023, 10:59:40
Just seeing if people are interested really....


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Batch on Friday, May 5, 2023, 11:01:24
If its on I'll glance at it (weather looks shit, Mrs will have it on).

There's a danger she'll find the prince Andrew/Epstein commemorative mug that I've added to her collection this weekend.


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: fuzzy on Friday, May 5, 2023, 11:03:44
Will be working during the spectacle but, seeing as I have spent the majority of my working life in uniformed service, I would probably swear along if I were at home watching the TV


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Nemo on Friday, May 5, 2023, 11:06:52
Can't bring myself to get worked up over it, but it is a load of weird bollocks. If it brings some joy to some people that's good I suppose. I'm certainly happy to get a day off work (although it would have been nicer if it wasn't in a month already full of days off, if I'm being picky!)


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, May 5, 2023, 11:12:01
I will watch because its history, I doubt I will be around to see another one TBH.

Will have a few drinks just because I fancy them but I am by no means a royalist.


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, May 5, 2023, 11:12:14
I'm not sure if the timing is annoying or not. We already have 2 Bank Holidays in May so in some ways it would have been nice to have it in June or July to break the gap between May and August up a bit.

That said, I'm using the time for visiting. My wife has been baking a LOT of coronation quiches and trifles for various events she arranges for people in sheltered housing and whilst they are delicious, I'm getting bored of testing them now! :)

I think I am in the same camp as Nemo, I've avoided the news a lot this week as I also think it's 'a load of weird bollocks'. But I know it brings joy to loads of people also so que sera.


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, May 5, 2023, 11:19:27
Looking at the weather I suspect (much as with Brenda's funeral) that I will have a ride out on my bike in the morning for a few hours (exploiting the quieter roads) and then come home and likely watch whatever is on. When is the crowning bit scheduled for?

I did mention to the missus that I should probably watch it as I may not see another, but she pointed out that Brian is already 74 so who knows.


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Posh Red on Friday, May 5, 2023, 11:23:43
Donít care about it to be honest.
A day off means very little when youíre retired 😂
Iíd rather have Charles as head of state than some elected twat like BJ


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: 4D on Friday, May 5, 2023, 11:32:04
I will watch because its history, I doubt I will be around to see another one TBH.

Will have a few drinks just because I fancy them but I am by no means a royalist.

Your 20 years younger than Charlie.
My old man went to London to see the Queens coronation, so this will be his second. He's at home this time though.


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Laddy in Red on Friday, May 5, 2023, 11:45:15
The royals annoy me, there's too many of them on the gravy train (and births are ahead of deaths unfortunately) and their bill to the taxpayer is grotesque, but as they're here may as well make the most of the pomp which brings joy to many.


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Sippo on Friday, May 5, 2023, 12:05:45
I've been camping on the Mall for the last three weeks just to get a glimpse. I am in my union jack suit.


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: adje on Friday, May 5, 2023, 12:06:40
Pomp is what it sounds like, pompous. I'm not fond of "pomp" in any form personally


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, May 5, 2023, 12:35:42
Your 20 years younger than Charlie.
Yes with Cancer, a heart problem and blood clots on my lungs. I wouldnt put money on me seeing this season out tbh! :D


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: swindonmaniac on Friday, May 5, 2023, 12:54:14
Not the slightest bit interested.  Ruined my Saturday football, yet Tottenham play in London and can still kick off at 3oíclock on Saturday. If they can so can we, fuck the coronation.


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Friday, May 5, 2023, 13:12:49
Waste of money.

Chaz III will play it by the book when he has the ideal platform to speak out on the issues that matter.
Suspend Parliament at the next state opening & orf with their heads.


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Nick Bamosomi on Friday, May 5, 2023, 14:19:15
I will watch because its history, I doubt I will be around to see another one TBH.

Will have a few drinks just because I fancy them but I am by no means a royalist.

Pretty much my feelings too.


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Ardiles on Friday, May 5, 2023, 14:47:32
And mine.  I'm curious, more than anything.  But don't feel any sense of pride in the spectacle.  The institution feels very outdated to me.

Suspect that this could be one of the last times (or maybe the last time) you see a ceremony on this scale.


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: RobertT on Friday, May 5, 2023, 15:02:08
They are essentially a tourist attraction these days.  Why don't we just do away with the people and simply have an election every so often for people to fill the role, maybe a TV reality show competition to replace Britains Got Talent.  They get a basic salary and work as actors for a year or two until the next one takes over.


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Leggett on Friday, May 5, 2023, 15:08:58
Couldn't give less of a shit about the paedo-protecting bunch of cunts, to be honest. Bin the lot of them.


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: THE FLASH on Friday, May 5, 2023, 15:16:09
I did ask the neighbours a few months back if we could do a BBQ etc....for the piss up...

No interest whatsoever..


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Ginginho on Friday, May 5, 2023, 15:37:49
Couldn't give less of a shit about the paedo-protecting bunch of cunts, to be honest. Bin the lot of them.

100% this


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: MangoRed on Friday, May 5, 2023, 15:45:53
Couldn't give less of a shit about the paedo-protecting bunch of cunts, to be honest. Bin the lot of them.


 :clap:


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Barry Scott on Friday, May 5, 2023, 16:30:15
Couldn't give less of a shit about the paedo-protecting bunch of cunts, to be honest. Bin the lot of them.

This.


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: swindonmaniac on Friday, May 5, 2023, 16:50:24
I did ask the neighbours a few months back if we could do a BBQ etc....for the piss up...

No interest whatsoever..
Creep.


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: mystical_goat on Friday, May 5, 2023, 17:52:57
Couldn't give less of a shit about the paedo-protecting bunch of cunts, to be honest. Bin the lot of them.

100%

 :smugfu: to them all


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Friday, May 5, 2023, 18:44:43
100%

 :smugfu: to them all

But you enjoy the free day off


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Jimmy StoppedMoaning on Friday, May 5, 2023, 18:48:21
No other country can match our patriotism😀


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: LucienSanchez on Friday, May 5, 2023, 19:10:36
Consign the institution of monarchy to history. Genuinely baffled how it is still a thing in 2023.


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Friday, May 5, 2023, 19:26:49
Iím sure youíll not be surprised to learn that Iím really looking toward to it. Swear an allegiance? No I donít think so.


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: mystical_goat on Friday, May 5, 2023, 19:42:13
But you enjoy the free day off

Can we opt out of the 'day off'?

Would swap the 'day off' for the disolution of the monarchy.

Make sure you enjoy raising a toast to the paedo's brother.

Not sure why you replied to mine and not any of the previous 4 above.


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: adje on Friday, May 5, 2023, 20:40:02
I can't quite understand that some working class people are ok with the sheer lavishness of it all. And I don't buy that "oh they bring a lot of money into the country through tourism". I read that they account for 0.3% of our tourism income.


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Mooneyraker on Friday, May 5, 2023, 20:53:04
People are still going to Versailles and thereís no King there!



Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Friday, May 5, 2023, 21:05:07
People are still going to Versailles and thereís no King there!



I Raise you Versailles and give you Lourdes.


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Friday, May 5, 2023, 21:15:14
Can we opt out of the 'day off'?

Would swap the 'day off' for the disolution of the monarchy.

Make sure you enjoy raising a toast to the paedo's brother.

Not sure why you replied to mine and not any of the previous 4 above.

Why not just go to work citizen and make a stand, on the moral high ground. Embarrass all those part time socialists getting a freebe by jumping on the bandwagon. Rubbing shoulders with the international great and good. You could have your name up in lights on next weeks morning star or socialist worker.


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Friday, May 5, 2023, 23:21:38
Itís a shame that there has been so much vitriol in this thread. Iím proud to be British (even though I know the country is just a little bit shit). I donít think any other country does as much pomp and majesty as us. I didnít watch all of QE2ís funeral, but it was a hell of a spectacle. That will have been beamed all around the world and will be what people remember about Great Britain. That is a much better advert for tourism than you could make up for Minehead, Skegness or Blackpool!

Iíd much rather the country be remembered for pomp and majesty rather than being represented by sunburned football shirted, tattoo wearing, foul mouthed drunken thugs that I see when abroad on holiday.

Having said that, I wonít be watching. Iíll catch the highlights and will enjoy the bank holiday.


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Batch on Friday, May 5, 2023, 23:47:39
it's an occasion of history

the pink pomp side does nothing for me


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: ron dodgers on Saturday, May 6, 2023, 00:04:23
get rid of them


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, May 6, 2023, 00:24:05
get rid of them

Replace them with what? Net gain being?


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, May 6, 2023, 00:24:51
it's an occasion of history

the pink pomp side does nothing for me

You deffo donít look good in pink, Royal Blue maybe?


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, May 6, 2023, 00:26:43
Itís a shame that there has been so much vitriol in this thread. Iím proud to be British (even though I know the country is just a little bit shit). I donít think any other country does as much pomp and majesty as us. I didnít watch all of QE2ís funeral, but it was a hell of a spectacle. That will have been beamed all around the world and will be what people remember about Great Britain. That is a much better advert for tourism than you could make up for Minehead, Skegness or Blackpool!

Iíd much rather the country be remembered for pomp and majesty rather than being represented by sunburned football shirted, tattoo wearing, foul mouthed drunken thugs that I see when abroad on holiday.

Having said that, I wonít be watching. Iíll catch the highlights and will enjoy the bank holiday.

Until you get out of Swindon and venture out of the country youíll never understand how lucky you are to live in this country!


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, May 6, 2023, 02:00:02
Until you get out of Swindon and venture out of the country youíll never understand how lucky you are to live in this country!
Im currently typing this from Bermuda - Itís a bit nicer than Swindon and for that matter Tewkesbury! 😂😂😂


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Mooneyraker on Saturday, May 6, 2023, 08:13:33
Until you get out of Swindon and venture out of the country youíll never understand how lucky you are to live in this country!

I spend my life travelling with work and nothing makes me happier than flying back over London as I'm coming into land. We get a lot more right than most countries.


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Jimmy StoppedMoaning on Saturday, May 6, 2023, 08:46:33
I spend my life travelling with work and nothing makes me happier than flying back over London as I'm coming into land. We get a lot more right than most countries.

Good post :clap:


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: The Grim Reaper on Saturday, May 6, 2023, 09:23:16
"Dear rest of the world, Don't be fooled by any propaganda you see coming out of the UK this weekend. The mood here is not jubilant, it is sour," she said.

"England is a fascist nightmare, where there are more food banks than branches of McDonalds. We don't want pageantry, we want affordable food, and rent, and bills.

The timing of this coronation, with all its gold and bejewelled opulence, couldn't be more distasteful and sickening. It's unjustifiable and it's unwanted.

The timing of this coronation, with all its gold and bejewelled opulence, couldn't be more distasteful and sickening. It's unjustifiable and it's unwanted.Ē

Author: Munroe Bergdorf



Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: 4D on Saturday, May 6, 2023, 09:31:01
Can we opt out of the 'day off'?

Would swap the 'day off' for the disolution of the monarchy.

Make sure you enjoy raising a toast to the paedo's brother.

Not sure why you replied to mine and not any of the previous 4 above.

Ooh, we could be just like France. Great  ::)


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Mooneyraker on Saturday, May 6, 2023, 10:13:42
"Dear rest of the world, Don't be fooled by any propaganda you see coming out of the UK this weekend. The mood here is not jubilant, it is sour," she said.

"England is a fascist nightmare, where there are more food banks than branches of McDonalds. We don't want pageantry, we want affordable food, and rent, and bills.

The timing of this coronation, with all its gold and bejewelled opulence, couldn't be more distasteful and sickening. It's unjustifiable and it's unwanted.

The timing of this coronation, with all its gold and bejewelled opulence, couldn't be more distasteful and sickening. It's unjustifiable and it's unwanted.Ē

Author: Munroe Bergdorf



ďAll white people are racistĒ Munroe Bergdorf?

Definitely a valuable pundit for occasions like thisÖ FFS!

 :doh:


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: 4D on Saturday, May 6, 2023, 11:47:58
Just googled Munroe Bergdorf as I'd never heard of them. Wish I hadn't bothered.


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: adje on Saturday, May 6, 2023, 12:08:51
Just googled Munroe Bergdorf as I'd never heard of them. Wish I hadn't bothered.
There's more than one?


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: 4D on Saturday, May 6, 2023, 12:13:21
There's more than one?
Hopefully not.


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, May 6, 2023, 12:25:13
Just googled Munroe Bergdorf as I'd never heard of them. Wish I hadn't bothered.

Piqued my interest. I agree 100%


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, May 6, 2023, 13:22:41
I thought it was a nice touch to play the Champions' League anthem to keep the kids engaged.


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, May 6, 2023, 14:57:50
Luke Ayling singing God Save the Queen before KO just now!


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Jimmy StoppedMoaning on Saturday, May 6, 2023, 15:14:07
He's moved on from throwing a pint of piss off a balcony then at the Cheltenham festival😀


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: ron dodgers on Saturday, May 6, 2023, 18:36:27
Replace them with what? Net gain being?
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President, not as expensive (ooh and can we have a senate and less mps and maybe a white Toblerone - thank you Santa)


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, May 7, 2023, 06:51:27
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President, not as expensive (ooh and can we have a senate and less mps and maybe a white Toblerone - thank you Santa)

President, not as expensive? You are joking arenít you? Whatever a President May or may not spend pails into insignificance when net income is taken into account. The monarchy bring in hundreds of millions of £ís annually in tourism and international business, global influence and so on to GB PLC balance sheet.

Not forgetting that Charles has along with the late queen overseen a massive overhaul of the civil list of payments and a greater level of self funding than there was.

Be careful what you wish for.

Should you be under the illusion on an international level our country is insignificant or has no influence you are greatly mistaken.


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Boy About Town on Sunday, May 7, 2023, 07:54:33
President, not as expensive? You are joking arenít you? Whatever a President May or may not spend pails into insignificance when net income is taken into account. The monarchy bring in hundreds of millions of £ís annually in tourism and international business, global influence and so on to GB PLC balance sheet.

Not forgetting that Charles has along with the late queen overseen a massive overhaul of the civil list of payments and a greater level of self funding than there was.

Be careful what you wish for.

Should you be under the illusion on an international level our country is insignificant or has no influence you are greatly mistaken.

Number two in the world for soft power. Monarchy assist that power hugely.


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Batch on Sunday, May 7, 2023, 11:36:19
the horsey princess is going to a street party in Swindon today


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Sunday, May 7, 2023, 12:37:38
I still have no idea why they persist with a national anthem that is about a person rather than the country, bloody awful


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Jimmy StoppedMoaning on Sunday, May 7, 2023, 12:43:54
Nobody has mentioned Camilla who dosen't look comfortable as the new Queen🤣


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Berniman on Sunday, May 7, 2023, 14:03:25
President, not as expensive? You are joking arenít you? Whatever a President May or may not spend pails into insignificance when net income is taken into account. The monarchy bring in hundreds of millions of £ís annually in tourism and international business, global influence and so on to GB PLC balance sheet.

Not forgetting that Charles has along with the late queen overseen a massive overhaul of the civil list of payments and a greater level of self funding than there was.

Be careful what you wish for.

Should you be under the illusion on an international level our country is insignificant or has no influence you are greatly mistaken.

The royal family costs the BTP £300m- £500m per year, the Coronation cost us an extra £100m - £150m this year.  The Royal family bring in £2bn a year.

If you didn't have the Monarchy, our head of state would be voted in, so you would always have ~50% of the population not liking our head of state.  If we didn't have a royal Monarch, our head of state in recent years would have been Cameron, May, Boris, Truss and now Sunak - just think about that for a moment..

The royal monarchy is not for all, I get that..  and I am not a royalist.  But having your royal monarch designated for you and seperate from politics is a definite positive and the £1.5bn net it generates for the country is not to be sniffed at.

Politics aside, as LL says - be careful what you wish for.


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: 4D on Sunday, May 7, 2023, 14:04:42
What Bernie said, unless you want to be like France?


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, May 7, 2023, 14:09:39
The royal family costs the BTP £300m- £500m per year, the Coronation cost us an extra £100m - £150m this year.  The Royal family bring in £2bn a year.

If you didn't have the Monarchy, our head of state would be voted in, so you would always have ~50% of the population not liking our head of state.  If we didn't have a royal Monarch, our head of state in recent years would have been Cameron, May, Boris, Truss and now Sunak - just think about that for a moment..

The royal monarchy is not for all, I get that..  and I am not a royalist.  But having your royal monarch designated for you and seperate from politics is a definite positive and the £1.5bn net it generates for the country is not to be sniffed at.

Politics aside, as LL says - be careful what you wish for.

Thanks for that. Not forgetting international influence in more ways than just money. Iíd further that by saying how much our monarchy are revered and respected abroad by countries ordinary citizens.

Just ask the French how great it is having a President right now or the Sherman tanks for that matter.


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: adje on Sunday, May 7, 2023, 15:53:57
 0.3 % of our tourism income. And that 0.3% is mainly through ticket sales to "royal attractions" which would still be there,monarchy or not. It's a myth appropriated by royal acolytes that there is tourism income that is solely based on us having a monarchy.


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: adje on Sunday, May 7, 2023, 15:54:52
I still have no idea why they persist with a national anthem that is about a person rather than the country, bloody awful
Absolutely


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: adje on Sunday, May 7, 2023, 15:57:04
What Bernie said, unless you want to be like France?
Who wouldn't want to be like France? They don't like something,they do something about it!


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: 4D on Sunday, May 7, 2023, 16:03:36
0.3 % of our tourism income. And that 0.3% is mainly through ticket sales to "royal attractions" which would still be there,monarchy or not. It's a myth appropriated by royal acolytes that there is tourism income that is solely based on us having a monarchy.

If there is a surplus then what's the problem? It's bad enough having politicians who are voted in. History and tradition is rich in this country, why change it because a few get the hump about it?


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: DMC on Sunday, May 7, 2023, 16:12:29
Who wouldn't want to be like France? They don't like something,they do something about it!
Does any of it actually get overturned though?


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: adje on Sunday, May 7, 2023, 16:17:25
Does any of it actually get overturned though?
Maybe not. But I admire their spirit as opposed to our general acceptance of downtroddeness


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, May 7, 2023, 18:45:50
Maybe not. But I admire their spirit as opposed to our general acceptance of downtroddeness

Paid servants of the Germans.


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: adje on Sunday, May 7, 2023, 18:55:28
Paid servants of the Germans.
Oooh,conspiracy theory!🙂


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Batch on Sunday, May 7, 2023, 18:57:31
Quote from: Legends-Lounge
Paid servants of the Germans.

Better food though


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Posh Red on Sunday, May 7, 2023, 19:02:59
Paid servants of the Germans.

The Royal Family?


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Jimmy StoppedMoaning on Sunday, May 7, 2023, 19:10:18
Don't forget the live music event from Windsor castle at 8pm on BBC1😆


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Crozzer on Sunday, May 7, 2023, 20:01:58

A Scottish view of the coronation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XExEXdlMlUw


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, May 7, 2023, 20:02:51
Don't forget the live music event from Windsor castle at 8pm on BBC1😆

Just in the VIP queue with my ticket, Iíll wave to you when i think it is appropriate.


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: adje on Sunday, May 7, 2023, 20:06:49
Don't forget the live music event from Windsor castle at 8pm on BBC1😆
A line up from hell for me. If they were playing in my garden I'd draw the curtains. Apart from Boccelli,everything that's crap about today's music


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Jimmy StoppedMoaning on Sunday, May 7, 2023, 20:17:03
A line up from hell for me. If they were playing in my garden I'd draw the curtains. Apart from Boccelli,everything that's crap about today's music

It's all aload of bollocks, switched over to BBC1 at 8pm to watch a concert and 20 minutes on still waffling with some of the "artist" backstage and the programme finishes at 10pm!


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Nemo on Sunday, May 7, 2023, 20:43:15
Yesterday's coronation seemed very well planned and executed and I can see why people were into it, even if I wasn't.

This concert on the other hand, is dreadful in every way imaginable.


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Jimmy StoppedMoaning on Sunday, May 7, 2023, 20:45:22
Good summary!


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: The Grim Reaper on Sunday, May 7, 2023, 20:47:25
Yesterday's coronation seemed very well planned and executed and I can see why people were into it, even if I wasn't.

This concert on the other hand, is dreadful in every way imaginable.

The Mrs forcing me to watch this nonsense, sheís enjoying the music whilst Iím just staring at Nicole Schertzingers tits.


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Jimmy StoppedMoaning on Sunday, May 7, 2023, 20:48:36
The Mrs forcing me to watch this nonsense, sheís enjoying the music whilst Iím just staring at Nicole Schertzingers tits.

So is Charlie😆



Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Oldwembley69 on Sunday, May 7, 2023, 20:56:15
Must admit would not like those seats in the grandstand. Miles away from the stage :D


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Nemo on Sunday, May 7, 2023, 21:10:52
Okay, singing You'll Never Walk Alone is funny, top marks to whoever programmed that.


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Jimmy StoppedMoaning on Sunday, May 7, 2023, 21:15:52
Lionel Richie looks odd😆


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, May 7, 2023, 21:20:02
Willy boys speech is going down a storm.


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Jimmy StoppedMoaning on Sunday, May 7, 2023, 21:21:25
To be fair he's a very good public speaker
Nobody booing the national anthem😆


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: Berniman on Sunday, May 7, 2023, 21:36:19
0.3 % of our tourism income. And that 0.3% is mainly through ticket sales to "royal attractions" which would still be there,monarchy or not. It's a myth appropriated by royal acolytes that there is tourism income that is solely based on us having a monarchy.

Apart from an extra day off now and then, what is it about the Monarchy that affects your life on a day to day basis, that brings you to the conclusion that you would rather be France? If you genuinely feel that then you daily life must have little or no interaction with the French, apart from what you see on the news.  They a massive (pun) Royal (pun) pain in the arse.


Title: Re: The Coronation
Post by: adje on Monday, May 8, 2023, 17:46:50
Apart from an extra day off now and then, what is it about the Monarchy that affects your life on a day to day basis, that brings you to the conclusion that you would rather be France? If you genuinely feel that then you daily life must have little or no interaction with the French, apart from what you see on the news.  They a massive (pun) Royal (pun) pain in the arse.
Think you may have quoted the wrong post.
As for being more like France,I'd say that,as an OAP, the extra 5 grand a year my french counterparts receive would be a start!🙂