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What made you smile today? Part III

Old Nov 26th 2017, 6:53 pm
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Originally Posted by 007Steve View Post
The RN finally having a chance to guard the public's Palace.
Why no Kronstadt Soviet on their caps & red armbands though......
Revolution in the UK is about as likely as a donkey winning Ascot.....
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Old Nov 27th 2017, 10:45 am
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Revolution in the UK is about as likely as a donkey winning Ascot.....
Sadly, from my viewpoint, you’re completely right Maclaim.
Brits have been conditioned into petrification about taking this final, albeit ruthless step, to scrap this anachronism, and create a modern State.

On the same day that the (alleged) Govt. announces it’s post-Brexit strategic plan ;- robots, cyber, pharma, etc. (why IS everyone’s smiling like that....?) this bunch of in-breds announce a wedding - and we know who’ll be paying. I struggle to think of any other nation where the head of state makes a virtue of not knowing or contributing to any part of national policy……...
Something’s got to give; - maybe, when the present incumbent shuffles off, the next generation will begin to ask a few hard questions. V sad
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Old Nov 27th 2017, 10:54 am
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Steve, I think you are misreading this! The timing (for the Govt.) is spot on - nothing like a royal wedding to distract the populace - & with a bit of luck she will get pregnant next year, with a due date of, let me see, April 2019 - perfect! Now that is contributing!
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Steve, I think you are misreading this! The timing (for the Govt.) is spot on - nothing like a royal wedding to distract the populace - & with a bit of luck she will get pregnant next year, with a due date of, let me see, April 2019 - perfect! Now that is contributing!
............ and she's American. None of yer poncy continentals!!
So, an early trade agreement -Trump as best man? Will James Hewitt be at the top table?

Oh, dear. looks like I'll be out that day (whenever it is...)
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Old Nov 27th 2017, 12:06 pm
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Sadly, from my viewpoint, you’re completely right Maclaim.
Brits have been conditioned into petrification about taking this final, albeit ruthless step, to scrap this anachronism, and create a modern State.

On the same day that the (alleged) Govt. announces it’s post-Brexit strategic plan ;- robots, cyber, pharma, etc. (why IS everyone’s smiling like that....?) this bunch of in-breds announce a wedding - and we know who’ll be paying. I struggle to think of any other nation where the head of state makes a virtue of not knowing or contributing to any part of national policy……...
Something’s got to give; - maybe, when the present incumbent shuffles off, the next generation will begin to ask a few hard questions. V sad
Had to laugh at some of the comments from viewers on Sky news just now. Along with lovey-dovey stuff and criticisms of who's going to pay for it all, was someone from Africa voicing amazement that a country can still cling to an out-dated system of royalty. Yep, let's replace that with dynastic and opportunistic thugs, a la Mugabe, Gadaffi, Eyadema, Al-Bashir, Idi Amin, Mubarak et al.
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............ and she's American. None of yer poncy continentals!!
So, an early trade agreement -Trump as best man? Will James Hewitt be at the top table?

Oh, dear. looks like I'll be out that day (whenever it is...)
American and a divorcée! - maybe she will become Duchess of Windsor?

As for poncy continentals, a bit of central / eastern European might have improved the gene pool a bit

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American and a divorcée! - maybe she will become Duchess of Windsor?

As for poncy continentals, a bit of central / eastern European might have improved the gene pool a bit
Duchess of Sussex is the favourite, but yes, Wills marries a commoner, Harry is to marry a commoner, American, divorcee and even not white. I bet Diana is cheering so loud as to who she brought into this world and the way they are shaking up royal traditions.
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American and a divorcée! - maybe she will become Duchess of Windsor?

As for poncy continentals, a bit of central / eastern European might have improved the gene pool a bit
And a Catholic.

Maybe we will be under Spain's dominion again?
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Take religion out of the equation, and you genuinely couldn't make this stuff up. (Well, good authors can, in the vein of Pratchett, Rowling and Peake.)
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Old Nov 27th 2017, 5:25 pm
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And a Catholic.

Maybe we will be under Spain's dominion again?
Plenty of Lutherans here!
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Talking of Duchess of Windsor - something slightly familiar in the jaw line...
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Revolution in the UK is about as likely as a donkey winning Ascot.....
Brexit was the revolution - the working-class stepped up and took control.
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Brexit was the revolution - the working-class stepped up and took control.
Yeah, yeah! Next you'll be telling me the Tommies in WW1 went "over the top" because they fancied a stroll!! The same donkeys who were behind them laid the foundations for BREXIT.

Years of negative reporting by the British press, years of denial of positive EU actions, years of whining by the eurosceptics on both sides of the argument (Corbyn is one too) and a campaign where both sides told lies and they knew they'd left it too late to educate the populace and so didn't try. Plus a good dose of nostalgia, xenophobia and an unanswered concern for the way things are going, coupled with politicians who have minimal traction with the voters ..... all led to a vote which narrowly came down on the leave side.

However, it is not the vote, it is the reaction to the vote where it goes pear-shaped ..... a combination of half-truths, wild speculation and the desire to find a scapegoat for when it all goes wrong wave been the hallmarks of the BREXIT talks.

You couldn't make it up.
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Brexit was the revolution - the working-class stepped up and took control.
Really? Who do you view as the working class, and what do they now control?
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Old Nov 27th 2017, 11:19 pm
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Duchess of Sussex is the favourite, but yes, Wills marries a commoner, Harry is to marry a commoner, American, divorcee and even not white. I bet Diana is cheering so loud as to who she brought into this world and the way they are shaking up royal traditions.
But she's not because she's dead and if I read one more thing about sodding Diana and what she did/didn't/might/might not do/think I may break something. Not having a go at you but the sodding world in general. It's 2017, regardless of who Prince Charles married and had children with, things have changed since the 50s/60s/70s etc and the Royal Family, and more especially the Queen have moved forward.

Ok so that was a bit of a rant over something that doesn't matter but far out, the woman is long gone and most of William and Harry's upbringing was done by Charles.
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