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May 21, 2008 1:49 PM CSTare the British royal family parasites or heritage?
uk_man_31
uk_man_31uk_man_31norwich, Norfolk, England, UK72 Threads 7 Polls 1,114 Posts

are the British royal family parasites or heritage?(Vote Below)

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god save are gracious queen the.....................PARASITE..
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May 21, 2008 1:49 PM CST are the British royal family parasites or heritage?
uk_man_31
uk_man_31uk_man_31norwich, Norfolk, England UK72 Threads 7 Polls 1,114 Posts
god save are gracious queen the.....................PARASITE..
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May 21, 2008 1:57 PM CST are the British royal family parasites or heritage?
RobbieM
RobbieMRobbieMHertford, Hertfordshire, England UK172 Threads 10 Polls 7,930 Posts
For a start there not British.
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May 21, 2008 2:02 PM CST are the British royal family parasites or heritage?
tufty
tuftytuftyChelmsford, Essex, England UK4 Threads 1,297 Posts
RobbieM: For a start there not British.


Don't bring the Greeks and Germans into this !! innocent


I see no point to them personally

what's the usual spin put on their usefulness?

Oh yeah, they generate lots of money for the country?!?!


How? Never seen old Beth out doing Macramé displays? Or origami lectures??

Sure ol Phil is worth the odd few bob in the put a huge great foot in an even bigger gob stakes!

By existing? pfffffffffffft!

Ship em orf out and open all the homes up to the public, then the coins will FLOW in !!!
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May 21, 2008 2:10 PM CST are the British royal family parasites or heritage?
RobbieM
RobbieMRobbieMHertford, Hertfordshire, England UK172 Threads 10 Polls 7,930 Posts
tufty: Don't bring the Greeks and Germans into this !! I see no point to them personally

what's the usual spin put on their usefulness?

Oh yeah, they generate lots of money for the country?!?!How? Never seen old Beth out doing Macramé displays? Or origami lectures??

Sure ol Phil is worth the odd few bob in the put a huge great foot in an even bigger gob stakes!

By existing? pfffffffffffft!

Ship em orf out and open all the homes up to the public, then the coins will FLOW in !!!


Phil the Greek hasn't learned political correctness yet, which is something in his favour.

Most of the British public are so stupid they dont even know the Royal family changed it name from the German one to the Windsor name to sound more English.

Rather ironic considering people revered the Royal family not long ago and they know bugger all about our history.

Take a look at the last Tsar of Russia, then look at the last king and you'll see the family resemblance!

Surely most people now know the Royal families of Europe are married to each other to build strategic alliances?

Then again most of the public cant even grab their own a** without help, who am i kiddinglaugh
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May 21, 2008 2:59 PM CST are the British royal family parasites or heritage?
breezee
breezeebreezeeathens, Attica Greece23 Threads 1,744 Posts
RobbieM: Phil the Greek hasn't learned political correctness yet, which is something in his favour.

Most of the British public are so stupid they dont even know the Royal family changed it name from the German one to the Windsor name to sound more English.

Rather ironic considering people revered the Royal family not long ago and they know bugger all about our history.

Take a look at the last Tsar of Russia, then look at the last king and you'll see the family resemblance!

Surely most people now know the Royal families of Europe are married to each other to build strategic alliances?

Then again most of the public cant even grab their own a** without help, who am i kidding

Phil the What???? rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing

FYI, there's no such thing as a Greek Greek Royal Family!!
Members of the Austrian and Danish royal families were installed here by the Europeans after Greece gained it's independence from the Turks. professor

They all had names like "Glitzburg".....

And Greece has well and truly disowned them and they're not even allowed a Greek passport.

So no more of this "Phil the Greek" stuff.
You legally adopted him a long time ago. He's your baby now. handshake
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May 21, 2008 3:04 PM CST are the British royal family parasites or heritage?
Hugz_n_Kissez
Hugz_n_KissezHugz_n_KissezSomeplace, Ontario Canada82 Threads 3 Polls 34,865 Posts
uk_man_31: god save are gracious queen the.....................PARASITE..



I love Queen E...as the former head of Canada..she still visits and we get together for the odd cuppa tea and crumpits!!!!!!!!!!!


drinking heart1 grin
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May 21, 2008 3:05 PM CST are the British royal family parasites or heritage?
RobbieM
RobbieMRobbieMHertford, Hertfordshire, England UK172 Threads 10 Polls 7,930 Posts
breezee: Phil the What????

FYI, there's no such thing as a Greek Greek Royal Family!!
Members of the Austrian and Danish royal families were installed here by the Europeans after Greece gained it's independence from the Turks.

They all had names like "Glitzburg".....

And Greece has well and truly disowned them and they're not even allowed a Greek passport.

So no more of this "Phil the Greek" stuff.
You legally adopted him a long time ago. He's your baby now.


Cant we ask for a refund? Maybe a nice quiet holiday home with some blue sea for me to look at would be ideal.

Whenever he does something wrong or drops a clanger the newspapers always call him Phil the Greek!

And yes your right about the ruling classes within Europe.
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May 21, 2008 3:09 PM CST are the British royal family parasites or heritage?
roseofsharon
roseofsharonroseofsharonmanchester, Hampshire, England UK70 Threads 3 Polls 11,702 Posts
uk_man_31: god save are gracious queen the.....................PARASITE..


A bit of both really..... though Robbie has a point!! thumbs up
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May 21, 2008 3:11 PM CST are the British royal family parasites or heritage?
roseofsharon
roseofsharonroseofsharonmanchester, Hampshire, England UK70 Threads 3 Polls 11,702 Posts
RobbieM: Cant we ask for a refund? Maybe a nice quiet holiday home with some blue sea for me to look at would be ideal.

Whenever he does something wrong or drops a clanger the newspapers always call him Phil the Greek!

And yes your right about the ruling classes within Europe.


You've just had a bloody holiday, haven't ya, you cheeky beggar!!! scold

tongue

rolling on the floor laughing
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May 21, 2008 3:13 PM CST are the British royal family parasites or heritage?
RobbieM
RobbieMRobbieMHertford, Hertfordshire, England UK172 Threads 10 Polls 7,930 Posts
roseofsharon: A bit of both really..... though Robbie has a point!!


Of course i have.I have no end of points just no gold bars are untraceable bonds to make my life all nice and worry free.

The worst thing about being bright is being aware of my surroundings, it would be so much easier if i were brain dead.
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May 21, 2008 3:21 PM CST are the British royal family parasites or heritage?
roseofsharon
roseofsharonroseofsharonmanchester, Hampshire, England UK70 Threads 3 Polls 11,702 Posts
RobbieM: Of course i have.I have no end of points just no gold bars are untraceable bonds to make my life all nice and worry free.

The worst thing about being bright is being aware of my surroundings, it would be so much easier if i were brain dead.



Brian's dead!!!! OMG!!! jaw drop


Errrnmmm, actually.... who the f*ck is Brian??!! dunno confused

rolling on the floor laughing
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May 21, 2008 3:45 PM CST are the British royal family parasites or heritage?
JuleeBeth
JuleeBethJuleeBethSun Prairie, Wisconsin USA4 Threads 283 Posts
The USA has its own issues so I am not going to comment on something I know nothing about.


lips
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May 21, 2008 3:58 PM CST are the British royal family parasites or heritage?
breezee
breezeebreezeeathens, Attica Greece23 Threads 1,744 Posts
RobbieM: Cant we ask for a refund? Maybe a nice quiet holiday home with some blue sea for me to look at would be ideal.

Whenever he does something wrong or drops a clanger the newspapers always call him Phil the Greek!

And yes your right about the ruling classes within Europe.

Refund????!!! rolling on the floor laughing

This is Greece!!!
The customer (UK in this case) is always Wrong!! tongue
No refund!! scold No way!! scold scold

Anyway, how long you had him now??? confused
He's sort of passed his expiry date, no?? conversing laugh laugh

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May 21, 2008 4:01 PM CST are the British royal family parasites or heritage?
RobbieM
RobbieMRobbieMHertford, Hertfordshire, England UK172 Threads 10 Polls 7,930 Posts
breezee: Refund????!!!

This is Greece!!!
The customer (UK in this case) is always Wrong!!
No refund!! No way!!

Anyway, how long you had him now???
He's sort of passed his expiry date, no??


How long was he guarenteed for? I don't suppose hes still in warranty?

What about a replacement? What would you swap him for? I'm open to all reasonable offerslaugh
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May 21, 2008 4:02 PM CST are the British royal family parasites or heritage?
roseofsharon
roseofsharonroseofsharonmanchester, Hampshire, England UK70 Threads 3 Polls 11,702 Posts
breezee: Refund????!!!

This is Greece!!!
The customer (UK in this case) is always Wrong!!
No refund!! No way!!

Anyway, how long you had him now???
He's sort of passed his expiry date, no??


I think you will find he passed his expiry date a long, long time ago.... particulary where tact and diplomacy is concerned....??!!
roll eyes
But then, when one are in his position, one is not likely to care.... and I think he makes that patently clear, don't you??!!
doh
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May 21, 2008 4:03 PM CST are the British royal family parasites or heritage?
Portiea
PortieaPortieaKonstanz, Baden-Wuerttemberg Germany114 Threads 14 Polls 5,448 Posts
uk_man_31: god save are gracious queen the.....................PARASITE..


Well, I can't stand any of them---but, it's not my country, so what I think really doesn't matter. I'm told they generate a lot of tourists dollars for the economy.cheers
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May 21, 2008 4:04 PM CST are the British royal family parasites or heritage?
popcorn
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May 21, 2008 4:04 PM CST are the British royal family parasites or heritage?
Crystal29
Crystal29Crystal29Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland UK36 Threads 11,253 Posts
Portiea: Well, I can't stand any of them---but, it's not my country, so what I think really doesn't matter. I'm told they generate a lot of tourists dollars for the economy.


Yeah and cost us a bloody fortune in tax very mad
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May 21, 2008 4:10 PM CST are the British royal family parasites or heritage?
RobbieM
RobbieMRobbieMHertford, Hertfordshire, England UK172 Threads 10 Polls 7,930 Posts
Crystal29: Yeah and cost us a bloody fortune in tax


I think they cost us all £0.28p a week each? Personally i would make them wash my car for 28p although their probably the only group of people who the average politician will creep to if theirs a chance of an invite to the queens garden parties.

I think i'm sailing close to heresy nowrolling on the floor laughing Who knows in a few posts i might be dragged away for treason.
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May 21, 2008 4:14 PM CST are the British royal family parasites or heritage?
Crystal29
Crystal29Crystal29Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland UK36 Threads 11,253 Posts
RobbieM: I think they cost us all £0.28p a week each? Personally i would make them wash my car for 28p although their probably the only group of people who the average politician will creep to if theirs a chance of an invite to the queens garden parties.

I think i'm sailing close to heresy now Who knows in a few posts i might be dragged away for treason.


I think the days of getting your head chopped off are long gone hopefully else I'll be joining you laugh 28P maybe...but thats 28p too much professor
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May 21, 2008 4:14 PM CST are the British royal family parasites or heritage?
breezee
breezeebreezeeathens, Attica Greece23 Threads 1,744 Posts
RobbieM: How long was he guarenteed for? I don't suppose hes still in warranty?

What about a replacement? What would you swap him for? I'm open to all reasonable offers

You should think twice about trading in any of them!! scold

I mean, look at the queen!!!
She was all over the news here in Greece last week for sitting on a chair while all other heads of state / officials sat on the mosque floor.
It's obvious to people all over the world that she's special!! rollers
I really don't know what's wrong with you pommy whingers!! roll eyes laugh laugh

And look at bloo8y Camilla!!!
That woman's worth more than gold!!! nerd
How many times I've nearly fallen off my chair laughing because she's gone and walked into a glass door in front of the cameras, etc.... cheering

You are an Ungrateful Rabble and I don't mind shouting it!!! laugh laugh uh oh laugh
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May 21, 2008 4:21 PM CST are the British royal family parasites or heritage?
roseofsharon
roseofsharonroseofsharonmanchester, Hampshire, England UK70 Threads 3 Polls 11,702 Posts
RobbieM: I think they cost us all £0.28p a week each? Personally i would make them wash my car for 28p although their probably the only group of people who the average politician will creep to if theirs a chance of an invite to the queens garden parties.

I think i'm sailing close to heresy now Who knows in a few posts i might be dragged away for treason.


Treason?? Just don't put a stamp on an envelope upside down.... not enforced, of course, but that law has never actualy been changed...!!
grin
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May 21, 2008 4:22 PM CST are the British royal family parasites or heritage?
Does Austin Powers have royal bloodlines? Yaaaa babyeeee!!!!!!
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May 21, 2008 4:22 PM CST are the British royal family parasites or heritage?
Hugz_n_Kissez
Hugz_n_KissezHugz_n_KissezSomeplace, Ontario Canada82 Threads 3 Polls 34,865 Posts
roseofsharon: Treason?? Just don't put a stamp on an envelope upside down.... not enforced, of course, but that law has never actualy been changed...!!



WOW...they look for any excuse to throw you in clink don't they!!!!!!!!!!...jaw drop wow uh oh
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May 21, 2008 4:23 PM CST are the British royal family parasites or heritage?
RobbieM
RobbieMRobbieMHertford, Hertfordshire, England UK172 Threads 10 Polls 7,930 Posts
breezee: You should think twice about trading in any of them!!

I mean, look at the queen!!!
She was all over the news here in Greece last week for sitting on a chair while all other heads of state / officials sat on the mosque floor.
It's obvious to people all over the world that she's special!!
I really don't know what's wrong with you pommy whingers!!

And look at bloo8y Camilla!!!
That woman's worth more than gold!!!
How many times I've nearly fallen off my chair laughing because she's gone and walked into a glass door in front of the cameras, etc....

You are an Ungrateful Rabble and I don't mind shouting it!!!


I don't know what we have to be grateful for? After all the previous king before he had to go for treason advocated the luftwaffe bombing britain into submission in ww2.

Who needs a family like that in charge, its hardly nice to take care of your loyal subjects by bombing them.

Then again we have a tradition in the Uk of slaughtering the working classes on behalf of those who own the assets in the country.

Anyone wants our Royal family they are welcome, especially the young princes who attend parties from Chinook aircraft at the cost of £30k to the taxpayer when the troops in Afghanistan dont have enough of these helicopters.Another disgrace, they just dont appear to know what bad taste is.
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May 21, 2008 4:25 PM CST are the British royal family parasites or heritage?
Portiea
PortieaPortieaKonstanz, Baden-Wuerttemberg Germany114 Threads 14 Polls 5,448 Posts
Is there any chance at all of getting rid of them?
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May 21, 2008 4:28 PM CST are the British royal family parasites or heritage?
breezee
breezeebreezeeathens, Attica Greece23 Threads 1,744 Posts
RobbieM: I don't know what we have to be grateful for? After all the previous king before he had to go for treason advocated the luftwaffe bombing britain into submission in ww2.

Who needs a family like that in charge, its hardly nice to take care of your loyal subjects by bombing them.

Then again we have a tradition in the Uk of slaughtering the working classes on behalf of those who own the assets in the country.

Anyone wants our Royal family they are welcome, especially the young princes who attend parties from Chinook aircraft at the cost of £30k to the taxpayer when the troops in Afghanistan dont have enough of these helicopters.Another disgrace, they just dont appear to know what bad taste is.

You're totally right of course, Robbie!!

I'm sorry if you didn't realise I was joking....
I hardly ever turn up on the forums and tonight, out of the blue, I've turned up in a silly mood. blushing

Sorry sad flower
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May 21, 2008 4:32 PM CST are the British royal family parasites or heritage?
breezee
breezeebreezeeathens, Attica Greece23 Threads 1,744 Posts
Portiea: Is there any chance at all of getting rid of them?

There was a referandum in Aus a few years back to decide if they should get rid of them.

The queen won out by a landslide!!
Go figure... roll eyes dunno sigh
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May 21, 2008 4:34 PM CST are the British royal family parasites or heritage?
RobbieM
RobbieMRobbieMHertford, Hertfordshire, England UK172 Threads 10 Polls 7,930 Posts
Portiea: Is there any chance at all of getting rid of them?


Basically nope unless we tear up our system and become a republic.

Theres a fair percentage of people who would be pressed to really advocate keeping them as a head of state.

After all they have no powers, there a drain on resources and they have more than a beneficial tax position.They only started paying tax in the last few years when people brought up getting rid of them!

I've heard people suggesting how much of BP is owned by the Royal Family but it is a high percentage, so i am sure like the Wealthy French banking family they will complain when there down to their last £600m in funds.

Maybe i am just dumb or something but somehow i fail to see how a dynasty that owned an swath of the planet is only worth a reputed £300 or £600 million.laugh

It's comical that the Royal family need any funding from the British Taxpayer, and i use the term comical as in down right insulting, not in the amusing tense.
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May 21, 2008 4:35 PM CST are the British royal family parasites or heritage?
RobbieM
RobbieMRobbieMHertford, Hertfordshire, England UK172 Threads 10 Polls 7,930 Posts
breezee: You're totally right of course, Robbie!!

I'm sorry if you didn't realise I was joking....
I hardly ever turn up on the forums and tonight, out of the blue, I've turned up in a silly mood.

Sorry


I know you were joking! Some others might have actually thought you were serious thoughlaugh
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