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originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
I don't know how to feel about this Family any more...
Economic must have?
Antiquated tax waste?
Guardian's of the Isle at the elite round table?
There is clearly a fair argument to be made for all of these.
So I guess it boils down to whether the pros outweigh the cons...
originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: EA006
Yes and? Moan to the pm about it the queen doesn't have any power to change austerity measures.
Im in the majority in the uk I recognise what the royals do for my country and wish them to continue.
They will also for many more generations.
originally posted by: paraphi
These threads typically break down to the "Queen is a waste" and "Queen is not a waste" arguments. However, let's take it as a given the monarch will remain in situ for the foreseeable future as the majority of people don't want a republic.
To the OP. There is crass politics here. These are the politics of division, not difference. It is in the nationalists interest to find ways to introduce division as this provides a win-win for them. In this case, painting the Queen as part of the English establishment and immune from austerity, helps force division. No mention of the fact that the Queen is also the monarch of Scotland and that the nationalists were very keen to remove any talk of republicanism during the referendum as it's unpopular.
This is going to be a feature of the future. Death by a thousand cuts. Little jabs here and there which serve to increase the divide. The subject is irrelevant. Today it's the Queen, tomorrow it'll be subsidies for wind farms, subsidies for oil, subsidies for haggis farming, spending on a bridge in London, or a canal in Herefordshire (how do they help Scotland) etc... You get my drift. Let's count this as the beginning of a river of complaining from the nationalists.