reply to post by Lannister
So what were the links I just posted then?
So the democratically elected Canadian Prime Minister asked The Canadian Governor General to dissolve Parliament and thus instigate another democratic
General Election as his government was defeated.
First of all it's The Governor General who has dissolved parliament - in accordance with Canadian law etc - and not actually The Queen.
And it's not as if they have done anything illegal or are trying to suppress democratic process.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper will visit the Governor General today to dissolve Parliament, setting the stage for a federal election in early
The Harper government was defeated in the House of Commons on Friday on a non-confidence motion declaring the government in contempt of Parliament.
It is the first time in Canadian history that a government has been found in contempt
If any UK government was ever found in contempt, (most of them probably should have been but that's another discussion entirely), then I would fully
expect a General Election to follow.
Nothing to be shocked about here, it's just tradition and process and only those ignorant of it will try to make something out of it.
She might not do much on a local level (aside from naming towers after herself), but on a national stage she has been... active to say the least.
And she doesn't name anything after herself, other people name things after her for some reason.
You're right, it has nothing to do with me. It was an opinion.
Which everyone is entitled to.
As a point of interest on what do you base your opinion, the wishes of the people directly affected or something else?
But it's good to see Scotland will have a chance to vote on independance.
You didn't know that?
I'm curious about Wales though.
Don't be, it's a god forsaken place......only joking, had some good times there.
Parts of Wales are very nationalist, other parts not so.
I think it's generally accepted that the independance movement in Wales isn't quite as strong as the one in Scotland.
Much will depend on the outcome of the Scottish vote I guess.
I meant more accepting the union to begin with.
You do know that The Union was instigated at the behest of the Scottish when King James VI of Scotland ascended to the English throne and that since
then they have been more than willing partners in The Union?
And exactly how was it treasonous according to either English, Scottish or Northern Ireland Law?
Sorry, you've got me there - I know it could easily be me being a simpleton but see what above?
Do we really need to go here? I haven't said one thing that would indicate I was anti English, Welsh, Scottish or Irish. Just because I don't
support a union or a monarch doesn't mean I hate the people of an entire nation.
I understand and accept that - unfortunately not everyone can differentiate the two.
But I still fail to see any reasoning behind your dislike of either The Union or a monarch.
What exactly is it that you dislike?
1/4 English to be exact and I'm damn proud of my heritage.
All my Grandparents came from various parts of Ireland.
I take a bit of pride in my Irish heritage.
But I am 100% English and would never dream of calling myself Irish-English.
I mentioned the family not the Queen
So when you said 'the monster on the throne' you weren't talking about The Queen?
. But if we really want to go into it we can bring up Diana
Why don't you?
At least then you'll be providing some reasoning for your hatred and dislike rather than just emotion etc.
or the links I posted about Canadian parliament.
I refer the Honourable Gentleman to the answer I gave earlier.
The history of the family in question should stir emotions in anyone.
What about their history?
And do you really think that they were / are any worse than other ruling families dynasties etc through the years?
All in all they aren't that special really and I really fail to see why so many people are obsessed with them - especially non-Brits.