The British Monarchy - Page 12




 
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Boots
 
January 26th, 2005  
Locke
 
 
the monarch provides the UK with a figurehead, but not a political leader. thier job is basically to inspire the people. getting rid of this figurehead could have quite a negative effect on the morale of the people, unless an alternate figurehead was established (ie, they because a republic) the monarchy isn't like the us president, as such, if the US didn't have the pres, they wouldn't have a political leader as well, which is different as if the UK didn't have the monarchy, they could still function (abeit limitly) due to the PM
January 26th, 2005  
Anya1982
 
 

Topic: like


ok so its noted : queen leaves, Tony Blaire takes control....................UK goes down the drain!!
January 26th, 2005  
Doppleganger
 
 

Topic: Re: like


Quote:
Originally Posted by Anya1982
ok so its noted : queen leaves, Tony Blaire takes control....................UK goes down the drain!!
Blair's already in control anyway. What you have to think about is whether the tourism generated and whether the kind of uniqueness of our Royal Family that is envied by many countries is worth the amount of money they cost to us taxpayers.
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Boots
January 26th, 2005  
Anya1982
 
 

Topic: he is right


Queen still has a rule over Tony Blaire. If she doesn't like something she has the power to stop him doing it.

But she never does
January 26th, 2005  
Locke
 
 
and the queen, (via the GG) can do the same thing down here. i imagine it would be the same in NZ and through most of the commonwealth. when was the last time she acted to remove the leader? gough whitlam??(although that wasn't entirely her, it was mainly kerr
January 26th, 2005  
Anya1982
 
 

Topic: long live the queen


she's too old (god bless her) for this sort of thing now. I think the thrown should be held up until a certain age like OAP/pension age!

Not to dishonour this but it seems like she is not fully up on common affairs or can't be asked.
January 26th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
Well I'm sure quite soon it'll be time for a changing of the crown. But yes, the Royal Family DOES serve a function. A minor one in terms of governmental systems but still they do hold some power. If the government, in any case, starts to ignore the public, the public can still turn to the crown to pressure the government. If the government don't answer to the crown... I think they would lose their legitimacy.
January 26th, 2005  
Anya1982
 
 

Topic: maybe?


It's a plain and simple CATCH 22

If your not careful you could be done with Mutiny.

More than 1 person goes to complain its counted as mutiny!!

Sounds stupid but you have to watch your back when it comes to higher authorities[/i][/b]
January 26th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
Bah you know how bureaucracies are. They're experts are survival both at the organizational level and individual level. They're usually an organization's thorn in the side but are neccessary to get the papers through. Often the most inefficient bunch in the world that only start to work when you name a "higher up" and that you have "spoken with" that person about "it." lol
Wait, so if someone went to the crown in complaint of the government it would be mutiny?
January 26th, 2005  
Anya1982
 
 

Topic: have to say


if a group of you went to the Crown or any high rank to complain about "some1/something" of relevance, all together thats mutiny. If you all went but went in 1 at a time to complian then thats not mutiny.