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ScrapingtheBottom

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lynchie said:
only 2 things strike me about this...

1) How did you miss this much more interesting story?
http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-13298513,00.html

2 and 1/2 years! Should have got life!

2) Sky are describing it as a relationship that "Survived against the odds" which in my mind is a sick way to describe a relationship involving adultery over many years by both parties involved.

The marriage with Diana wasn't exactly a love match.
 

Naomi McFadyen

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I dont really care for what these Royals do... they are just human like you and me....
The news people have much more important things to report about... not another Royal Wedding that half the Nation are against and dont give two monkeys about...
 

Pythagoras

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BBCbari said:
If it would've got me off work for the day, I would've, but unfortunately we are on easter holiday.


P.S. I hope Pythagoras posts on this thread :D

Quite happy for them to be being married, the only thing blocking it seems to be the Church of England thing, and that is the really disgraceful thing. Why should the monarch be head of a religious group, thus giving it advantages over others? Church and state should be separate.

(If people are so against him being King, can we have a referenda on it? Or maybe just an election for head of state?)

Is the wedding being paid for entirely by private money? (He earns 6 million from the Duchy of Cornwall.)
 
Not a lot of positives in this thread. I agree with most people, I'm not particularly interested and I think they deserve each other. The worst thing is the media sucking up to them, filling the papers and TV screens with it all.

The best thing is that she won't become Queen and to be honest I don't think Charles should become King either.
 

Pythagoras

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Brassb3ll3nd said:
Not a lot of positives in this thread. I agree with most people, I'm not particularly interested and I think they deserve each other. The worst thing is the media sucking up to them, filling the papers and TV screens with it all.

The best thing is that she won't become Queen and to be honest I don't think Charles should become King either.

Why? Disagreement with the whole idea of an unelected head of state or for him behaving like many normal plebians have?

Though I totally disagree with the monarchy, if we do have to have it I can't see that he has done anything to forefeit his position.
 

ScrapingtheBottom

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I'm confused as to the reasons why people don't want Charles to be King (newsflash: we don't have a choice and neither does he). At least Charles makes an attempt to connect with modern culture and has views (albeit sometimes misinformed) on a variety of issues that concern our modern world. He is a very different person from his mother who I regard as distant and out of touch (unless you like corgis, slippers and bad television). I'd rather have someone who had a view that I disagree with than had no view at all.
 

yonhee

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lynchie said:
only 2 things strike me about this...

1) How did you miss this much more interesting story?
http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-13298513,00.html

2) Sky are describing it as a relationship that "Survived against the odds" which in my mind is a sick way to describe a relationship involving adultery over many years by both parties involved.
ugh thats disgusting!wheres the sick smileys....

i thought this was family friendly :shock: ;)
 

Raspberry

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I don't think Charles will ever become King and Wills will do the job instead.

Going back to Lynchie's thread / link - I think Diana would approve of doing that if she's still alive today!
 

Will the Sec

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Spanky Rear said:
Quite right Will.He provides for them all from his own income, and so he should given the tax breaks afforded by sycophantic governments.Wish I could get a tax break too. I wouldn't be surprised to find out that he is marrying her as it is financially beneficial for her both now and later.Meanwhile we pay our taxes and he pays part of what [I think] he should.
Spanky

Happy to be corrected on this, Spanky, but as far as I know, Charlie Boy pays the same rates of income tax as anyone else does with his assets/income. This stems from the time that the Queen started to pay tax, and the rest of the royal family "followed suit".

Of course, whether someone with assets/income the size of Charlie Boy's should pay less than 50% tax at the upper end is another matter.

It has long rankled with me that this Labour Government has never reinstated the super tax as the Labour Party promised it would. (Until it realised that with middle England voting for it in 1997 it would get into power, and so quietly buried it.)

The Lib Dems want to reinstate this concept, so perhaps real socialists will vote for them instead. (Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding)
 
Breaking news!!!

Will,when the Queen and 'the family' started paying income tax that's all it was.He is exempt from corporation tax and capital gains.The tax expert I saw interviewed on TV the other day estimated that the bridegroom to be saved between 2 and 3 million per year under special arrangements made at the time!!! Nice if you can get it,eh?
I suppose the Tax authorities settled for what they could get, without wrangling for ever and a day, as is usually the case.
Spanky
 

yorkie19

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I've got more interest in the plot of the Albaninan National Soap-Opera than in any of the royal family. The sooner they are replaced the better.
 

2nd man down

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yorkie19 said:
I've got more interest in the plot of the Albaninan National Soap-Opera than in any of the royal family. The sooner they are replaced the better.

Ooh at last someone else!!
How did Yussef get on after his mother in law performed that under-water frontal labottomy on him...is he still seeing that trollop that he met while he was still seeing his wifes, mothers, aunties, best friends, daughters, gardeners husband?? The suspense has been killing me!!

 

yonhee

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2nd man down said:
Ooh at last someone else!!
How did Yussef get on after his mother in law performed that under-water frontal labottomy on him...is he still seeing that trollop that he met while he was still seeing his wifes, mothers, aunties, best friends, daughters, gardeners husband?? The suspense has been killing me!!

Whats labottomy?an i thought you were at work.
 

yorkie19

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2nd man down said:
Ooh at last someone else!!
How did Yussef get on after his mother in law performed that under-water frontal labottomy on him...is he still seeing that trollop that he met while he was still seeing his wifes, mothers, aunties, best friends, daughters, gardeners husband?? The suspense has been killing me!!


No, Yussef was killed off because the actor that played him felt he was being type-cast after his character in All My Neighbour's Horses went the same way. There's certainly a need for decent script-writers out in Tirane.

Anyway, at the moment the President of the Republic, Alfred Moisiu is co-starring. Farmer Lufter has discovered that he's the love-child of Enver Hoxa and is demanding a say in the running of the country. Skender has run off to Shkoder with Sharon out of Eastenders to set up an Agrarian Anarchists Co-operative.
Ilir came out of the closet, which led to his father dis-owning him, and Ekrem, who everyone thought died 15 years ago, turned up in the village square on New Year's Eve.
 

cornetgirl

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Why oh why oh why did they decide to get get married in APRIL??????

At least they have the decency to get it out of the way before the real society wedding..... And we will not be televising ours....

Rach x
 

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