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originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: uncommitted
I must admit I haven't read the letters yet.
But the fact that their publication was resisted for so long is a pointer that even his own people thought the letters were capable of being taken the wrong way.
Of course we've always known of his desire to influence things in the right direction. The famous "monstrous carbuncle" speech was a good example of that. But even if he hasn't really overstepped the mark, it's in his interests not to appear to overstep the mark either.
originally posted by: WarminIndy
a reply to: liteonit6969
I looked at that link and am disappointed that he didn't say anything about black spiders. I really wanted to know his views on black spiders.
originally posted by: crayzeed
a reply to: tothetenthpower
Well let me give you a quick synopsis of the situation here no matter what anybody else says.
A couple of hundred years ago we had a rebelion because the monarchy was going around just doing what unfettered monarchs do, like cutting peoples heads of for trivial reasons or using the nations wealth to live very, very extravagant lifestyles.
We then chopped of the kings head off and ruled ourselves for a bit. The fools then restored the kings son to the throne on the understanding that from that day forward the monarchy would not mess in British politics.
The underlying theory is that if the royal family shows no support for any political party then politics does not come into the equation of liking the royal family, ie if they declared support for the Conservatives then the other political parties supporters would be biased against them.
originally posted by: Freeborn
a reply to: liteonit6969
As far as I am aware the Monarch is allowed / expected to 'advise' when she / he see's fit.
Charles isn't the monarch...and hopefully he never will be.
Although I believe he is well intentioned he is so far out of touch with the ordinary men and women of this country and makes a bit of a tit of himself almost every time he comments on something.....and these letters just serve to prove how correct that assessment is.
The minute I believe that any member of the monarchy is trying to unduly influence government policy is the minute I'll actively strive for their abolishment.
Yes it is clear he thinks he has the authority to do what he wants and use his influence when suits him
Also he is an evil twisted old man