Dump the Monarchy

Started Jan 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
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In reply to mamallama, Jan 21, 2013

mamallama wrote:

Marcamera wrote:


Ubilam wrote:

Isn't it time we dump the monarchies? The British monarchy is the worst bunch of f-ups and louses around and yet they live in rich opulence and thumb their noses at their subjects and the world in general. Its like how stupid is the general public to allow these farces to continue?

The British Royal Family and all it's related trimmings earn the UK $billions in tourist dollars every single year.

It costs the UK tax-payer only $180 Million per annum to keep them. Seems like a pretty good investment to me.

Also, the Royals have a lot of ambassador style clout in the business world...and secure lots of trade & investment contracts from overseas firms for Britain....that just regular diplomats and biz contacts could not.

London is (by far) the worlds most visited city. Do you think this would be the case...IF England had no monarchy, no Buckingham Palace, no Tower of of London, no Windsor Castle, and all the rest of it?

Nah, I don't think so.

Plus, IF one gets rid of the Royals....what do you actually replace it with (as a tourism /business destination-vehicle)...and how much is that going to cost instead? To create the kind of destination-market pull that Britain has at the moment...via other means, may in the long run be extremely difficult to do....and a lot more costly.

There's nothing wrong with maintaining ones heritage and cultural traditions...IF the country and it's people actually benefit from it. Britain, without a Royal Family and everything that this entails would simply be like any other colonial outpost.

And that just wouldn't do....now would it ole chap

Pass the TEA would you.



"No problem can be solved at the level of consciousness which created it" - Albert Einstein

You may be as proud of your Monarchy generating revenues as you are proud of a casino, generating similar revenues.Nothing wrong with that.

But when I hear of people talking how privileged they were of the visit to the palace and seeing the old bag from 10 feet away , feeling as if they were before a deity, I cringe.

I have just finished Rod Stewart's biography, and even he felt humbled, star struck and shaky , performing before the Queen?

What's wrong with you people? An ordinary baker getting up every day at 04.00 in the morning brings more contribution to society that the Queen, money aside. Treating her as a money making tool is one thing but worshiping her for nothing that she has done is just sick.

Is she a replacement for God to British atheists?


It's a business just like Disneyland, Major League Baseball, the NFL and the movies. It's the entertainment business and the hero/heroine worship that normally occurs with the celebrities that are created.

Yes, but they are not born celebrity, they have to excel in one area or another to achieve that and it is not restricted to one family only.

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