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HRH Flt Lt Wales

Old 23rd Nov 2010, 08:54
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Originally Posted by Clockwork Mouse
"My Beautiful Weber" may well be a pointlessly tedious thread
For what seemed like years, until I read it, I could not understand how people could write so much about a bloody carburettor.

As they say, one lives ans learns.
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Old 23rd Nov 2010, 12:00
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And this is just the beginning...

Do you really expect us to carry on without comment on all he says and does?

I am no Royalist, as you will see from my previous postings on HRH, but I do feel sorry for him. If he thinks the press and shall I say the public too, will let him carry on his life regardless without snooping into all his dirty linen, he needs to wake and smell the coffee. The era of doffing one's cap will end with the demise of Queen Elizabeth II...no modern self respecting nation should accept the unqualified privalage of Royalty in this 'day and age'. They should be resigned to the history books...you would never accept someones automatic promotion/position in your place of work just of because who their dad is....

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Old 23rd Nov 2010, 12:15
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A pity it's that many days left....

May I suggest you take your republican / socialist views and insert them firmly where the sun doesn't shine.

Whereas here the sun actually is shining for once. But not quite strongly enough for the mighty black orb to be roused from its hibernation.

Oh yes, in case you've missed it:
Clarence House has announced that HRH Prince William and Miss Kate Middleton will marry on Friday 29 April at Westminster Abbey.
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Old 23rd Nov 2010, 13:44
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Beagle, anyone is allowed their own opinion, or is The Tower still an option ? For myself, i am totally disinterested in the forthcoming nuptials, and i am very glad not to be in the UK having to stand the BBC, etc, dripping on all day. But i wish the couple luck, because they will need it.
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Old 23rd Nov 2010, 14:38
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what's the alternative?


Some grinning sh*t of a politician, how does "President Thatcher", or "President Blair" grab you?


no thanks whilst constitutional monarchy is a long way from perfect its a damn sight better than the alternative of a politicised head of state

"If he thinks the press and shall I say the public too, will let him carry on his life regardless without snooping into all his dirty linen, he needs to wake and smell the coffee."

not in the era of the super injunction he doesn't!
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Old 23rd Nov 2010, 15:48
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no thanks whilst constitutional monarchy is a long way from perfect its a damn sight better than the alternative of a politicised head of state
... was it Churchill or possibly Bagehot who said something along the lines of:

"The British system is the worst in the World - apart from all the others....."

Not perfect, but try and find an alternative that would be (on balance) cheaper, let alone better....
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Old 23rd Nov 2010, 16:10
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Unashamed Royalist

The constitutional monarchy is the envy of much of the world and it has served us well for centuries. If there is a sensible alternative as 'head of state' then let us hear what it is.

One needs to set aside the strengths/weaknesses of individual incumbents if one is to take an objective view but that is very difficult when the current head of state has served us so well for neigh on 60 years.

I for one am satisfied with the monarchy and all its imperections both real and imagined and find it difficult to see what alternative we might adopt; certainly not an elected head of state and certainly not a head of state appointed through some collegiate system.

Perhaps the EU will direct us on this matter NO NO, I was only joking!!!!

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Old 23rd Nov 2010, 17:01
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"privalage"???
(apologies for joioning the spelling police, but really?)

HRH is privileged, and is not simply an RAF officer - get over it?

Would you really want the "head of state" per France, Italy etc - though the lovely Carla B does add a cetain something!!

We have a constitutional monarchy, and a constitution that, though no longer truely "unwritten", serves us well. I remind myself of the grant of our Commissions, and of the Colours that are proudly borne. Not out of some sense of feudal obeisance, but because such things represent a sense of history and continuity, and a deep respect for those who have have gone before.

Republicanism?! Even the staunchest socialists couldn't decide how to reform the House of Lords!

I for one will enjoy the Bank Holiday, and raise a congratulatory glass or several !
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Old 23rd Nov 2010, 19:07
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Wouldn't normally bother with spelling police but this one tickled me:

the current head of state has served us so well for neigh on 60 years
I know the Windsors are a horsey bunch, but really!
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Old 23rd Nov 2010, 19:36
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"privalage"???
(apologies for joioning the spelling police, but really?)
Oooooooops.
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Old 24th Nov 2010, 18:32
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oops

Groper - well spotted- guilty as charged!
Mitigation statement - not a true spelling error m'lord, simply a spot of finger trouble after a glass or 3 of your finest sauvignon blanc!!
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Old 25th Nov 2010, 07:01
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finest sauvignon blanc
Oxymoron surely
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Old 25th Nov 2010, 11:01
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Oxymoron surely
Oh great... a wine snob... !
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Old 25th Nov 2010, 12:03
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Aircrew wine assessment:

1. Good white wine = white wine which wasn't made in Cyprus.
2. Good red wine = something you don't need to cut with Sprite at a kebabex.
3. Rosť wine = something someone else once brought to a barbi' (e.g. 'Blush' White Zinfandel from the BX).
4. Champagne = anything fizzy.
5. Good champagne = as above, but which also gets ladies 'in the mood'.

When you've been breathing through a P/Q mask for thousands of hours, swigging Wobbly and eating 5* vindaloos, all this "Virtuous little chap; bold start with mellow, pulchritudinous end notes" is frankly a load of utter bolleaux!
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Old 25th Nov 2010, 14:11
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... was it Churchill or possibly Bagehot who said something along the lines of:

"The British system is the worst in the World - apart from all the others....."
Churchill was quoting Aristotle when he said that "Democracy is the worst of all political systems" and then added his own rider "...apart from the rest."

Aristotle of course considered Aristocracy (i.e. Rule by the Best) as the best system. By which he meant rule by those (...the Aristos) who had the intellect, purest morality and time to devote to government.

People like himself of course.
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Old 25th Nov 2010, 20:34
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wine tasting

Aah Beagle vieux sport - vraiment un connoisseur mon brave!

Possible alternative:

White wine - the alc left by the ladies, when the beer and red has run out

Red wine - "go on then, if the beer's gone"

Rose - found at the back of the fridge, brought to webber fest by someone of dubious sexuality - you don't want to, but you know you will when the locker runs dry

Champagne - a "young? "lady?" of scouse extraction at a party - " do youse all know this is from champagne - wheres that like?"
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Old 25th Nov 2010, 21:11
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brought to webber fest by someone of dubious sexuality
Those flipping Webers again !
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Old 25th Nov 2010, 21:18
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Back on thread

If HRH doesn't have one - wedding present idea !!
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Old 26th Nov 2010, 04:44
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gas or charcoal ?
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Old 26th Nov 2010, 04:52
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If more Brits worked as hard as Her Maj then we would be in much better shape than at present.

How old is she and still working many days in the year? The alternative of having someone such as Tony B Liar representing Great Britain doesn't bear thinking about!
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