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Down with the monarchy and all that!



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I am definitely anti-monarchy, but I'm not what you'd consider a republican either.



VGPolyglot said:
I am definitely anti-monarchy, but I'm not what you'd consider a republican either.

heh, no you're certainly not

At least we agree on one part of that though



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Can't see how it would make much difference. Also, I don't think showing a pixture of the Palace on fire is foing to help your cause. Just makes you look like a troll trying to bait for a flame war.



...No, I love the Monarchy. Without them this country is boring. Plus they literally have no power so I don't get the deal.



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Green098 said:

...No, I love the Monarchy. Without them this country is boring. Plus they literally have no power so I don't get the deal.

Not really true. They have the power to veto any legislation. I don't expect they'd last much longer if they were to block the elected government from doing their job.... but they do technically have that power.

They also hold enormous influence among the population too. As far as I'm aware the current queen has never commented or taken sides on political issues before, but if she (or one of her future/potential successors) had then that may well tip the balance so to speak. Not a really a power someone should have simply because of who their parents were...

 

Oh, and as for the boring part... Ireland became a republic and they're not boring!



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Ka-pi96 said:
 As far as I'm aware the current queen has never commented or taken sides on political issues before, but if she (or one of her future/potential successors) had then that may well tip the balance so to speak. 

she supported Brexit (not publicly (i think))



They're alright. Tourism and such.

Anarchy in the UK!




There's virtually no difference between a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary republic. If anything I'd prefer the monarchy so that the head of state remains nonpartisan.



American here and I'm going to throw a thought out that probably not many think of; I feel bad for the royal family! I know "oh but they get all that money and influence blah blah blah." Are you kidding me? These people have cameras shoved in their faces for life (not just during elected terms), ALWAYS have to be engaged in thousands of different organizations/activities, have to travel the globe to see the commonwealth nations (yes I know, travel sounds so much fun, but when you have to when your sick, have to when your just wanting to take a breath, etc. it isn't so fun. When you HAVE to travel period it isn't fun).

They have to hold formal meetings frequently giving advise on governmental issues, all the while attempting to not take any political side. They have the pressure of being the head of a very large church. They don't really get to retire and even when some of them make it to that, they are still doing things.

I know it's got some hollywood in it, but if you want to see how bad the pressure is from being in that role watch "Kings Speech" or "The Queen" on Netflix. I am not envious of these people at all! They are basically slaves that are born into these roles that they have to do or risk destroying the family.