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Question: Do you really care?
Yes I will be joining in with saying 'I swear that I will pay true allegiance to Your Majesty, and to your heirs and successors according to law. So help me God.' - 6 (8.2%)
I don't really care but will be tuning in as its a historic event. - 19 (26%)
I don't really care, but hey its a day off work which I can use to do something more interesting. - 15 (20.5%)
I couldn't give a toss about it, but suppose the monarchy does bring tourism cash into the Country... - 3 (4.1%)
Scrap the lot of 'em! - 30 (41.1%)
Total Voters: 70

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« Reply #60 on: Sunday, May 7, 2023, 14:04:42 »

What Bernie said, unless you want to be like France?
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« Reply #61 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. Id 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.
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« Reply #62 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.
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« Reply #63 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
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« Reply #64 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!
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« Reply #65 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?
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« Reply #66 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?
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« Reply #67 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
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« Reply #68 on: Sunday, May 7, 2023, 18:45:50 »

Maybe not. But I admire their spirit as opposed to our general acceptance of downtroddeness

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« Reply #69 on: Sunday, May 7, 2023, 18:55:28 »

Paid servants of the Germans.
Oooh,conspiracy theory!🙂
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« Reply #70 on: Sunday, May 7, 2023, 18:57:31 »

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Better food though
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« Reply #71 on: Sunday, May 7, 2023, 19:02:59 »

Paid servants of the Germans.

The Royal Family?
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« Reply #72 on: Sunday, May 7, 2023, 19:10:18 »

Don't forget the live music event from Windsor castle at 8pm on BBC1😆
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« Reply #73 on: Sunday, May 7, 2023, 20:01:58 »


A Scottish view of the coronation:

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« Reply #74 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, Ill wave to you when i think it is appropriate.
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