Huseng wrote:That being said the British monarchy has no real power and are not accountable for anything. Might as well drop them if they're just there to look good.
I live in a monarchy. Not a cool one like the British but an uncool one. However, it is said that the British Monarchy brings in more money (tourism, business, etc.) than it costs. Our monarchy doesn't but most people like 'm anyway.
To continue with the funny stuff:
Boris Pfeffel-Johnson, Mayor of London, apparently got very excited and proclaimed that the DNA of the history of the British Isles runs in the veins of the Queen. A heckler quickly shut him up with - the truth.
Yup, the blood of the British sure ran quite a lot thanks to her inbred ancestors and relatives!
Pssst - don't believe all you hear about the Royals attracting huge tourism income and negotiating 'export' deals. You can believe the film of Fergie with a fake Sheikh though, offering personal access to 'Airmiles Andy' for a few thousand quid.
We do have other attractions, and this year some tourists may actually come for the Olympics and offset the massive cost of security and erection of white elephant buildings, which like the Dome they'll have to sell off afterwards to the corporations who really run the place anyway.
Don't get me wrong. I like the bumbling idiots in charge of our country, including the Royals and Boris the Buffoon - it's part of being British that we celebrate goons.
I mean, you may have to bump off a princess so her hubby can marry his horse, and pretend the kid with the red hair is one of his, but that's the rich pantomime entertainment the Royal sopa opera provides for our entertainment. Should we syndicate it or add em into the plot of the next Pirates of the Caribbean? LOL
Until then, I'd rather find a bankrupt third world island with a corrupt government and live out my days on the beach under the palm trees. OK, I'd only have to move to Devon but hey, it could be worse - I could be Welsh!
(What's that? I am? Granny never told me about that one....Lloyd George, you say.................Hmmmmmm.)