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  1. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    03 May '15 12:21 / 1 edit
    The French or the Russian method?

    Pick one and explain why.
  2. 03 May '15 12:48
    The Italian method.
  3. 03 May '15 12:58
    Originally posted by Seitse
    The French or the Russian method?

    Pick one and explain why.
    You could do it the American colonial way then in another 200 yrs we in Britain can go around shooting each other .
  4. Standard member Amaurote
    No Name Maddox
    03 May '15 13:39
    Neither, since both countries effectively continued with monarchies with another name. We ourselves tried that before with a Lord Protector, and while it worked in the short-term, it ultimately centralized power in a marginally more numerous economic elite.

    Despite the disturbing lunacy of the royal baby crowds the other day, the vast majority of UK citizens are largely apathetic about the monarchy, and the Scottish in particular have been broadly republican for years. The biggest obstacle in the way of republicanism is the fact that republicans insist on proposing presidencies as an alternative, and Britons, for all their flaws, rightly despise the corruption and personality cults of presidencies in either their weak or strong modes. The easiest path to republicanism in the UK is to simply point out that the monarchy here has no function and therefore requires no replacement by anything, particularly anything resembling the US, French and Russian presidencies.
  5. Standard member redbadger
    Suzzie says Badger
    03 May '15 14:17
    Originally posted by Seitse
    The French or the Russian method?

    Pick one and explain why.
    PARASITES SQUISH
  6. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    03 May '15 14:45
    Originally posted by Seitse
    The French or the Russian method?

    Pick one and explain why.
    Seitse - Don't concern yourself about the monarchy in the U.K. It's not important. If the Brit's want to spend their tax money supporting a monarchy that's their business.
  7. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    03 May '15 18:27
    Originally posted by bill718
    Seitse - Don't concern yourself about the monarchy in the U.K. It's not important. If the Brit's want to spend their tax money supporting a monarchy that's their business.
    I am a cosmopolitan man. Everything concerns me.
  8. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's only business
    03 May '15 18:45
    iVia Spanish Armada!
  9. Standard member Ghost of a Duke
    Zen Master
    03 May '15 18:49
    Originally posted by Seitse
    I am a cosmopolitan man. Everything concerns me.
    I'm sure you are quite safe sir in your padded cell.
  10. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    03 May '15 18:55
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    I'm sure you are quite safe sir in your padded cell.
    in ma hood? fo sho
  11. 03 May '15 19:21 / 1 edit
    i like the english monarchy god save the queen
    HAIL, BRITANNIA !
    BRITANNIA ROOOLZ THE WAVES !
  12. 03 May '15 19:23
    Why should people have the right to live off the public funds simply by right of birth.

    Oh wait, I suppose in a Socialist state that applies to pretty much everyone.
  13. 03 May '15 19:28
    Originally posted by Eladar
    Why should people have the right to live off the public funds simply by right of birth.

    Oh wait, I suppose in a Socialist state that applies to pretty much everyone.
    Yes, support for a monarchy is quite typical of socialist thinking.
  14. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    03 May '15 19:31
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Yes, support for a monarchy is quite typical of socialist thinking.
    What are you still doing in my country, you leech?!
  15. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    03 May '15 20:52
    Originally posted by Seitse
    The French or the Russian method?

    Pick one and explain why.
    The English method.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interregnum_(England)