Discussion in 'Off Topic Area' started by aaradia, Sep 9, 2022.
Both of those are due to laws pushed through by the current god awful government , not the monarchy.
Calling for a republic is still illegal apparently!
Calling for abolition of monarchy is still illegal, UK justice ministry admits
Personally I wouldn't protest, hold a sign up or shout like those guys, as much as I dislike the monarchy and how they represent hierarchical British society.
But then Prince Andrew shouldn't be there to be shouted at anyway.
He should be in the next cell to Ghislaine Maxwell.
No need to shout if he's where he belongs.
Technically it is the monarchy that causes bills that have passed both houses to receive royal assent.
But I get your main point.....
Conservative governments always back the status quo (not the band), and you can't get much more status quo then a monarchy.
I heard someone said they should send the corgis to the groomers.....
"Prince Andrew to care for Queen's beloved corgis"
To be honest , my only problem with it is that it’s effectively at his mums funeral , time and place and all that.
And when was the last time time the monarchy actually got involved and blocked a new law ?
Quite often when they might affect her:
Revealed: Queen lobbied for change in law to hide her private wealth
Revealed: Queen’s sweeping immunity from more than 160 laws
Queen's consent investigations | UK news | The Guardian
They are enacted in her name, regardless of the input she has. As we have found out, the monarch has no problem fighting for legal exemptions when a law affects the royal family.
Surely the undignified part of being heckled for being a paedophile, is the person being the paedophile, not the person heckling.
In the words of the great songsmiths:
"The Grand old Duke of York
He said he didn't sweat
So why'd he pay 12 million quid
To a girl he'd never met"
Yeah agreed. I'm all for a bit of decorum. We need more decorum.
Didn’t know about those David , cheers
It wasn't known about until a memo surfaced last year. The Guardian has been investigating it since.
Maybe it’s just me , everyone’s allowed to grieve.
Must admit I thought this was funny
Actually, the Republicans are actually fawning over government leaders - like Putin and Viktor Orban. That concerns me a LOT more! But that is a topic for another thread.
I'm not a fan of monarchies, but I take issue with the guy heckling the family in the procession and people being jerks to them over the death of her. If it were anyone else, you'd be sending condolences for the loss of a mother/grandmother etc.
I could understand protesters being arrested and then de-arrested for their own protection and to keep the peace, but people are being charged with public order offenses.
I don't believe in free speech being a criminal offence, even if the circumstances are distasteful.
A man was arrested in Oxford just for asking "who elected him?" when they declared Charles the king. We'll see if they decide to charge him.
Like it or not, the royal family isn't just a family, they are a political institution. They are the authority from which our state operates. Even the armed forces swear allegiance to the monarch above the country.
As uncomfortable as it might be, and even though I wouldn't do it, I do support people's right to protest against the monarchy at this time when it is in a state of change and in the public's mind.
And unironically the kind of people who would normally take that view, when it's applied to jokes or opinions about trans issues, race, feminism, immigration or disability (or anything deemed "woke" by the Daily Heil), don't seem to be quite so keen when it's targeted at the sacred royals. They almost start to resemble fluffyy bits of frozen water that falls from the sky.
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