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Bernie_is_banned Posted on 16/11/2010 11:48
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Brilliant news!!!

Just the pick up the country needs. Can't wait for this.

God bless the happy couple.

Lee_Miller_Fan_Club Posted on 16/11/2010 11:50
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[rle]

armchair_supporter Posted on 16/11/2010 11:50
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[DFS]

Hercules Posted on 16/11/2010 11:51
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Just the pick up the country needs.

I can't describe how little this picks me up.

Sea_Harrier Posted on 16/11/2010 11:51
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I'm over the fcking moon for them.[rle]

pierrequiroule Posted on 16/11/2010 11:52
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Who are they marrying?

asredastheycome Posted on 16/11/2010 11:52
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more leeches in the system.

teesman61 Posted on 16/11/2010 11:54
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[:I] [V]

rackhead Posted on 16/11/2010 11:55
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if thats the main news of the day no wonder this counrty is f****d

BigCasino Posted on 16/11/2010 11:59
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You're ever so naughty Bernie [8)]

Muttley Posted on 16/11/2010 12:00
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Do we get a day off work for it?

I remember his mam and dad getting hitched, I went windsurfing, lovely day it was.

How soon before he starts shagging around? Can I get a bet on under two years?

Emmersons_BrazillianDong Posted on 16/11/2010 12:16
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He's an absolute fanny Muttley - you can have ten years and you still wouldn't win the bet.

Now Harry on the other hand.....[8D]


armchair_supporter Posted on 16/11/2010 12:18
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If we, as taxpayers, are paying for the wedding, will we get an invite? I wouldn't mind standing behind Charles and chugging on his ears. Just for the craic, like!

boredreceptionist Posted on 16/11/2010 12:20
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I am getting married next summer, they better not steal my thunder.

mickbrown Posted on 16/11/2010 12:35
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If we get a day off work for this, I'm going in.

sasboro1 Posted on 16/11/2010 12:36
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chances are it will be a saturday wont it?

Bernie_is_banned Posted on 16/11/2010 12:49
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By god there are some miserable chunts on here.

speckyget Posted on 16/11/2010 12:51
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How do you think HRH The Queen will react Bernie? Will she be THRILLED do you think? Will she get a FABULOUS new dress for the occasion????

north_east_invader Posted on 16/11/2010 12:55
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Who gives a **** ... seriously. I mean I don't wish them any ill, good luck to them, but f'all to do with me.

mickbrown Posted on 16/11/2010 12:58
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Bernie - I honestly thought you were being sarcastic, now I realise you mean it.

Sweet baby jesus.

foggysfplandiet2 Posted on 16/11/2010 12:58
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At a time when people are losing their jobs, businesses and even homes the timing of this is insensitive to say the least. [V]

bryan_munich Posted on 16/11/2010 13:11
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At a time when people are losing their jobs, businesses and even homes the timing of this is insensitive to say the least.
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As they can't really relate to ordinary people ie HM Subjects they maybe don't see it like that.

However, to compendate they could always make this state-funded event low budget - registry office do followed by a reception at MacDonalds in Piccadilly Circus.

E-PRIME Posted on 16/11/2010 13:16
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Wills'll be looking forward to finally having sex I'd imagine.

Can't believe Cameron said the cabinet cheered when he was handed the news on a piece of paper during the meeting. What a bunch of feckin hoorays they all are.

Hope it didn't distract them too much from the big task of making poor people worse off.

Diasboro_Dan Posted on 16/11/2010 13:21
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N.B. Royal wedding days are good for doing long car journeys and things where you want to avoid crowds.

Sea_Harrier Posted on 16/11/2010 13:21
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So Wills and Katie are to marry!!!

You think it would have been on the news by now, wouldn't you?[rle]

Urban_Legend Posted on 16/11/2010 13:21
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Expect Kate to get bumped off in a tunnel somewhere, when it all goes horribly wrong.

coluka Posted on 16/11/2010 13:41
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William & Kate who?

foggysfplandiet Posted on 16/11/2010 14:02
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Well, I for one hope that it's a HUGE, expensive, TRADITIONAL wedding........






....and by traditional I mean the Bride's parents pay for the whole thing.

Bernie_is_banned Posted on 16/11/2010 14:43
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It's very unselfish of them to do it now, in the middle of a depression, as it helps lift the mood of the nation. Decent, normal people now have something to look forward to and plan celebrations for.

Mind you, it just goes to show how far down the schitter this country has sunk under a Labour government when the news is greeted with more excitement around the world than it is in the UK.

mickbrown Posted on 16/11/2010 14:44
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I've changed my mind again. You are taking the píss.

Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 16/11/2010 14:45
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[:D]

DCFC_blondie Posted on 16/11/2010 14:53
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I think it's lovely news.

blondie.dcfc
X

gravyboat Posted on 16/11/2010 14:56
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What celebrations you got in the pipe-line, Bernard?

bryan_munich Posted on 16/11/2010 14:57
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Decent, normal people now have something to look forward to and plan celebrations for.
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Well there are some resemblances with 1981.

Bernie_is_banned Posted on 16/11/2010 15:04
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"What celebrations you got in the pipe-line, Bernard? "

Depending when it is, we'll probably watch the day unfold on the TV, then have friends & neighbours round for a barbeque and drinks. I'll deck the gazebo & patio out with flags & bunting.

I would like to go to London to see it but the crowds will be so big you wont really get to see anything.

Bandy Posted on 16/11/2010 15:07
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bernie you are taking the pish. The only people interested in this sh it will be middle aged menstrual women who havent been laid in years

Bernie_is_banned Posted on 16/11/2010 15:11
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Utter rubbish. Wait till you see the headlines in the papers tomorrow (Guardian excepted), and see the crowds throng London next summer.

This will re-unite a country that has been riven by 13 years of Socialism and mis-rule. Something that people of all faiths, creeds and social status can get behind.

All except the professional cynics, nay-sayers and misanthropes who seem to hover around this board like flies around an unflushed crapper.

CanuckBoro Posted on 16/11/2010 15:19
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[^] well said Bernie

Sea_Harrier Posted on 16/11/2010 15:22
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Yes, well said Bernie. I'm planting my standard firmly next to yours because I think this will be a great event for the country.

Boromart Posted on 16/11/2010 15:22
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and I guess this lavish wedding will be paid for by the British tax payer, at a time when the country is financially on it's knees? Selfish coonts.

Bandy Posted on 16/11/2010 15:22
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again you are on a wind up. Any sane person would frown upon this royalist nonsense.

bryan_munich Posted on 16/11/2010 15:28
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and I guess this lavish wedding will be paid for by the British tax payer, at a time when the country is financially on it's knees? Selfish coonts.
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Maybe Norman Baum's could offer them (us) a discount?

mickbrown Posted on 16/11/2010 15:32
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You poor, poor deluded man.

Sea_Harrier Posted on 16/11/2010 15:35
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Bernie be prepared to be marginalised and ridiculed if you have a different viewpoint to the board's grandees.

Mick is always correct. Refer to other thread regarding Mick.

mickbrown Posted on 16/11/2010 15:44
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Bollox

Please explain how a person who believes that two posh twáts getting married will unite the country is anything other than delusional.

FartingGnome Posted on 16/11/2010 15:45
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Bernie's been ridiculed for as along as he's been on here.

I don't think he's noticed yet.

I gave up (ridiculing him) ages ago because I came to the conclusion that he had to be taking the XXXXXX. Either that or quite the stupidest individual ever on here. Whatever.

bryan_munich Posted on 16/11/2010 15:46
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Because it did in 1981?

Woodgate Posted on 16/11/2010 15:51
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Yes, the union of a ginger toff and a prissy posh bitch real[V]ly lightens up my day

tonymcandrewshattrick Posted on 16/11/2010 15:53
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"Because it did in 1981?"

the Royals were regarded differently back then - the silver jubilee was big affiar whilst the golden jubilee was pretty low key.

Good luck to them if they want to get married, but let the fockers pay for it themselves and not us.

the only difference between royalty and benefit scroungers is that the royals get a bit more money and get to travel further


bryan_munich Posted on 16/11/2010 16:01
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"Because it did in 1981?"
I was being ironic. Though only similarity with today is a highly unpopular government.

Bernie_is_banned Posted on 16/11/2010 16:23
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"Bernie be prepared to be marginalised and ridiculed if you have a different viewpoint to the board's grandees."

I'm used to it mate. It's not easy being the voice of sanity when most of the world is going insane. But i'll keep on pricking their pomposity for as long as it takes.


valerunner Posted on 16/11/2010 16:53
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I do hope they manage to find somewhere to live. It can,t be easy these days to get on the housing ladder especially in the london area. Lets hope both sets of parents chip in and help the happy couple.lets face it if and when William gives up his day job he will be effectively unemployed and thrown to the mercies of the new harsher benefit regime.No doubt that half wit father of his will do the decent thing and step aside so he can become King Billy V.If I was him I would think very carefully about inviting his half brother to the wedding he looks a bit of a wild un.

ron_manager Posted on 16/11/2010 17:15
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I think Bernie is really Rowley Brikin QC in disguise, the former hero of the Bar and member of the imperial Commonwealth.
Chin Chin Bernie boy, we have a G&T waiting in the Ritz hotel and a Sambo is ready to fan you down whilst you read the Financial Times, listening to the melodic tones of Noel Coward and dreaming of an age of chimney sweeps, T.B, Peerage rule and the Jarrow marches[:D]


Link: Vereeeeey Vereeeeey......

Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 16/11/2010 17:17
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It's from borobadge on a new thread, but it really does belong on here with the sad sacks

[^]


Link: dreary women :-)

woodymfc Posted on 16/11/2010 17:34
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Goodness me that blonde is a right scary specimen [xx(]

I hear not one penny of tax payers money will be used for this wedding [^]

Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 16/11/2010 17:35
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'It's not easy being the voice of sanity'

Sanitary, surely.

(*)

CanuckBoro Posted on 16/11/2010 17:44
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we've already established you don't like the Royals, you want to dissolve parliament and hand over power to the EU then have them form a world government, you also hate fascist poppy wearers and the evil empire that is the British Legion.

Is there anything about being British you do like CTC?





thunderbird Posted on 16/11/2010 18:04
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Nice touch that she has Di's engagemnet ring... for the doom merchants think positive he's saved a few quid.

To the miserable XXXXXXers ,,,, dont let the good news cheer you up ffs.

billdoor Posted on 16/11/2010 18:12
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Welcome to 2010, most people couldn't give a monkeys. I don't even know who the XXXXXX 'Kate' is.

thunderbird Posted on 16/11/2010 18:24
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like i said !


yozzer_hughes Posted on 16/11/2010 18:40
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If they get married on a saturday?

Do i get a day in lieu cos i dont work saturdays ??[:O]

istinitboro Posted on 16/11/2010 19:01
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That's going to cost the taxpayers,nothing like a royal wedding to divert attention away from the devastation this coalition intends to inflict upon us.On a human level,lets hope that after Williams'bride'produces the obligatory heir and spare,he won't bin her like his father did with his mother.

degsyspesh Posted on 16/11/2010 19:02
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I love reading posts like this - it makes me realise what a fantastically happy and contended life I have compared to some of the depressing bitter and twisted fecks on here.

Thanks [^][:D].

Borocelt Posted on 16/11/2010 19:07
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No expense spared no doubt.

Fcuking leaches, of with their heads if I had my way.

foggysfplandiet Posted on 16/11/2010 19:11
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"Nice touch that she has Di's engagemnet ring..."

Oh yeah, lovely. A ring that its previous divorcee owner tore off and threw at her husband after she found he was shagging another woman, in all probability. Romantic indeed.

I'm surprised it didn't end up in Ramsden's.

CanuckBoro Posted on 16/11/2010 19:15
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Do you have any idea how much money will be generated by a knock on effect of tourism?
You can almost guarantee every hotel in the London area will be fully booked.

You don't have to get excited about it........ I just don't see any negatives.

foggysfplandiet Posted on 16/11/2010 19:17
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"Do you have any idea how much money will be generated by a knock on effect of tourism?"

How wonderfully naive! Do you think foreign tourists are going to flock here to see this?

It will generate a hell of a lot of tat souvenirs - made in China largely.

Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 16/11/2010 19:20
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'Is there anything about being British you do like CTC?'

Yes, you're not there when I go home, you arse licking moron.

And if you can find my support for the EU anywhere on here, get it linked up. Until then your views will be treat with the same respect as the other Tory liars that frequent the place.

[;)]

CanuckBoro Posted on 16/11/2010 19:21
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answer the question....... is there anything you do like about Great Britain?

An answer without showing your lack of class would be nice!

gravyboat Posted on 16/11/2010 19:32
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"She's posher than I thought. The way they go on in papers I thought she worked at Greggs" [:D]

Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 16/11/2010 19:38
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'lack of class'

If you consider servility to be a measure of class, then fair enough, you're the St.Stevas of the board, and I have little.

Lots to like about Britain, there's lots not to like about it too. Why did you clear off?

woodymfc Posted on 16/11/2010 19:43
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And if you can find my support for the EU anywhere on here, get it linked up. Until then your views will be treat with the same respect as the other Tory liars that frequent the place.

You don't seem to be a happy bunny lately CTC

CanuckBoro Posted on 16/11/2010 19:48
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Settled over here after leaving the army, having said that though I was always going to look elsewhere, I love Great Britain,I'm proud of my British roots and our heritage.
I just don't love the way the country is headed (ala Stockton high street)
I also wanted a future for my family, Canada at the time had a booming economy, in many ways it still has. You only have to look at the oil industry in Alberta to see the knock on effect it has had with the rest of industry in Alberta, wages are higher no matter what line of trade you are in.
That coupled with the fact that house prices are 1/4 of what they are in the UK sealed the deal.

JimmyFloydPiggybank Posted on 16/11/2010 19:51
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Extra dy off work/bank holiday when it happens[^]

Moggas_Pocket_Rockets Posted on 16/11/2010 19:55
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What's this got to do with Britain?

Willheim is kraut isn't he?

Bloody immigrants getting their weddings paid for by the tax payer now!

ThePrisoner Posted on 16/11/2010 19:58
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I am proud to say that I still don't know which one is Harry and which William and until today had never heard of the posh totty one of them is now getting hitched to at vast tax payer expense [^]

istinitboro Posted on 16/11/2010 19:58
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I am by no means bitter and depressed degsyspesh.I am 63 years of age and have had in the main a happy life,however I have not been influenced or duped.I fortunately have an open mind.I make no apologies for thinking the royal family are an outdated institution.I have an
open mind degsyspesh,enlighten me as to why you are so defensive of the monarchy.I can understand your euphoria at the prospect of a
paid day off work however beyond that I am lost.

BoroGrecian Posted on 16/11/2010 20:05
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like I care [rle]

Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 16/11/2010 20:12
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'You don't seem to be a happy bunny lately CTC'

I'm tickety boo, Woody. The Boro's started winning, Bank Hoilday next week, fly home for a long holiday three weeks after that....all's well.

I haven't got much time for the ten bob Tories, that's all.

Canuck, I don't like the way things are going back home either, been on the slide since the end of the 70's, you must have noticed that on your travels home. The one success the governments have had since then is increasing the number of slum estates. We always had a rough one here and there, but there was work for most and the people were proud to make a living (always exceptions, wherever you're from).

The difference is, I'd like to see change to suit the less well off, not to suit those that already well off, like ourselves perhaps. We're going to manage anyway.


bryan_munich Posted on 16/11/2010 20:12
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You can almost guarantee every hotel in the London area will be fully booked.
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Looks like the national economy will be transformed then.

blindschool Posted on 16/11/2010 20:13
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I can just about tolerate Bernies idiosyncratic allegiance to that fat useless right wing gob shyte, but to discover he finds the thought of a royal wedding to be exciting is the last straw. I'm now convinced he's really a blue rinsed, 65 year old wife of a Tory Hereditary peer, sent out in disguise as a missionary to turn the world towards the Daily Mail and everything traditionally British.

istinitboro Posted on 16/11/2010 20:21
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Like the majority,BoroGrecian.Who does care?

CanuckBoro Posted on 16/11/2010 20:21
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I've never said I was a tory or agreed with their policies for that matter. I've only stated that I was proud of my Britishness and I do like the Royal family. I'm entitled to my opinion as you are yours.




BoroGrecian Posted on 16/11/2010 20:23
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istinitboro: the b/f gave a bit of a toss at the start of the day, but now he's just as fed up as the rest of us. He likes all that royal family stuff[rle]

Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 16/11/2010 20:26
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Of course you are, but I can argue against them when they're dished out in public. That's what democracy is all about.

southerncross Posted on 16/11/2010 20:26
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Couldn't give a f**k about them or any Royal.
I have no time for Inbred Germans.

squarewheelbike Posted on 16/11/2010 20:28
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Well at least she'll bring a bit more into their in-bred gene pool!

ThePrisoner Posted on 16/11/2010 20:30
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"I do like the Royal family."

The royal family or monarchy? I see no reason to like either.

foggysfplandiet Posted on 16/11/2010 20:30
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I'm NOT anti-Royal particularly. I just think there's too many of them on the Civil List.

I have no problem with the Queen, Charlie and Wills being on the Civil list, they are all our present or future monarchs after all.

I don't see any reason why York, Wessex, the Princess Royal, Sarah Ferguson (especially) or any of their offspring should be funded by the taxpayer, they should get a job.

Kate Middleton has never done a fecking stroke of work since she left University, she's always been a professional future Queen.

Gillandi Posted on 16/11/2010 20:33
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I suppose his half brother Harry will be the best man, I wouldn't trust him anywhere near my fiance.

Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 16/11/2010 20:42
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Who's favourite to be his dad then?

It's a shame it wasn't Jeremy Guscott she was knocking about with.



Pogatetz_Ate_My_Hamster_ Posted on 16/11/2010 20:43
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Good luck to him she's a good looking girl

Bernie, don't listen to the bitter and twisted tools on here

CanuckBoro Posted on 16/11/2010 20:45
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I may like the royals but


Link: there is no denying it!

Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 16/11/2010 20:49
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Spitting image!

[:D]

BoroGrecian Posted on 16/11/2010 20:51
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I think the words I heard used about her today were 'she's not a bloody women, she's a stick insect, women should have hips damn it!'

ste_north_stand Posted on 16/11/2010 20:53
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Will it be a fricking bank holiday or not? If so then good on em [ref]

CanuckBoro Posted on 16/11/2010 20:54
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will be over here....... we still get Queen Victoria's birthday off![^][ref][^]

BoroGrecian Posted on 16/11/2010 20:56
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CanuckBoro: aye but the Canadians like all that royality stuff, my family there are constantly surprised that I don't have any time for all that nonsense.

Tell you want do you a deal, you guys can have the royals, in return for the gross national product of Maple Sryup, a decent Ice Hockey team and a better standard of living....can't say fairer than that.[:D][8)]

BigCasino Posted on 16/11/2010 20:57
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Good one Bernie [^][^][^][smi]

shift is flying by

borolad259 Posted on 16/11/2010 21:02
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I was quite shocked by this news actually. William Grundy and Kate Aldridge? Whatever happened to marrying within your class?

degsyspesh Posted on 16/11/2010 21:02
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istinitboro - how am I being defensive of the monarchy? I am simply pointing out my amusement at those people who see what should only be viewed as a happy story yet can think only negative thoughts.

Personally, I take a pragmatic view with the monarchy in that I am happy for them to remain for as long as they bring more into the country than they take from it - although I'd like to see the civil list cut back harder.

Couldn't give a flying f'ck about a paid day off work either.

Urban_Legend Posted on 16/11/2010 21:05
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Tourists coming over? Terrorists, more like. What a fantastic day to plot an attack...

CanuckBoro Posted on 16/11/2010 21:08
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yeah............ head to your bunker now, just to be sure, we'll message you when the dust has settled.

newyddion Posted on 16/11/2010 22:31
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July 29 2011 [:O]


Link: Rightmove?

istinitboro Posted on 17/11/2010 01:09
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degsysesh,It is your view that this should be viewed as a happy occasion.How will the marriage of a member of an archaic and oppressive institution bring joy to the masses in these difficult times?I would never consider you a pragmatist degsyspesh, when your justification for being a monarchist is to suggest that their wealth and privilege is acceptable because according to you,they bring more revenue into the country than they take out.Please explain.

CanuckBoro Posted on 17/11/2010 01:21
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The Queen and Prince Philip are due the money in the civil list. The civil list is paid in exchange from income from most of the crown lands, such as all of Regent Street, in an agreement that goes back over 300 years.

The Queen and Prince Philip (not Prince Charles who gets his funds from the Duchy of Corwall) covers most expenses associated with the performing of state duties, including those for staffing, state visits, public engagements, official entertainment, and upkeep of the Royal Households. The Queen also pays expenses for other royals who perform public duties off this list.

The payment to the Queen this year is 7.9 million pounds, an amount that has not risen in 20 years. Prince Philip gets 359,000 pounds for his expenses. I think, but I am not certain, that taxes are paid off this.

First of all, the Royal Family gives Britain prestige in ways that being a Republic with President Thatcher, for example, cannot give. For example, the Queen is head of the Commonwealth. She attends meetings and summits and Commonwealth Games, she binds it together, and the benefits for Britain are enormous as a result. Even if you are against the London Olympics, the fact that Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee is in 2012 definitely helped clinch the deal. Commonwealth nations love the symbolism of the Crown as the eternal link between the former British colonies. Why is it that only Britain commands this respect from its former subjects? The answer is simple. It is the feeling that British traditions are to be cherished. this is what the Queen represents, and I assure you that the trade benefits to Britain are worth much more than the small amount the civil list costs each year.

Tourism to the United Kingdom is one of the nation's biggest revenue producers. The mystique that the royal family adds to this is enormous and incalculable. Ask your average first-time tourist what they really want to see, and the majority will say anything related to the royal family. People tend to discount this, but the fact that the royal family is of huge interest to many around the world.




Link: Civil List

NedKat Posted on 17/11/2010 02:56
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Great news ! A Royal Wedding !! Very pleased for Prince William and his beautiful intended !!

Brought a tear to me eye when I saw his mother's ring on Kate's finger !

SPLICE THE MAINBRACE !!

BenJammin Posted on 17/11/2010 04:14
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I think the benefits to the UK of this event being shown live around the world to billions of people (and it will be) are enormous. Add on to that it gives the excuse for people in the UK (and commonwealth) to have a right good party, I can't see how anyone can see this as not a good thing (unless you are naturally miserable and hate to see people having a good time)

BarnesBoroFC Posted on 17/11/2010 04:14
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"Do you have any idea how much money will be generated by a knock on effect of tourism?"

How wonderfully naive! Do you think foreign tourists are going to flock here to see this?

It will generate a hell of a lot of tat souvenirs - made in China largely.

Of course they will come here to see the event!
It was headline news on Japanese TV last night.
Time to learn pottery!

Moan moan moan.

BenJammin Posted on 17/11/2010 04:24
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Even if they don't come to the event itself, still loads may well decide to gave their next holiday in the UK because of it.

Bernie_is_banned Posted on 17/11/2010 06:43
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"Welcome to 2010, most people couldn't give a monkeys"

Oh really?

I was quite depressed going home last night at all the barefaced abuse and negativity of people on here. Then i saw the way the news was being reported and recieved not just in the UK, but around the world, and greeted the world over with pleasure and excitement.

The media are no mugs. They don't fill their papers or broadcasts with items that don't interest the public. Their blanket coverage since the news was announced goes to show that the vast, vast majority of people are 100% behind the royal family, especially William & Kate.

One again i find myself wondering why this board seems so out of kilter with mainstream public opion....... It seems to act as a magnet for misanthropes, republicans, communists, nay-sayers, stick in the muds, miseryguts, climate change zealots, malcontents, the pious, the jealous, and countless others who are on the far fringes of normal British society.

Piggy Posted on 17/11/2010 07:00
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I watch CNN for ten minutes on a morning whilst I'm ironing that day's shirt and I was surprised how big a deal they made of it.

I'm one of the 'couldnt give a monkeys' people. Genuinely, I'm neither pro-monarchy or republican, it doesnt impact upon my life in any way that I regard as meaningful, so I 'couldnt give a monkeys'.

I'm quite happy to wish the happy couple all the best, likewise if Cameron decided to make a few more cuts and abolish the lot of them I couldnt care less.

I suppose my point, if there is one, is I was surprised by how much the online papers and CNN went on about it.

Mind you, if Posh and Becks split, I reckon that would have knocked it off the front pages.

bryan_munich Posted on 17/11/2010 07:25
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Mind you, if Posh and Becks split, I reckon that would have knocked it off the front pages.
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Exactly. This news is popular not because of association and staunch Royalism which we might have had 30 years ago but because it's another voyeuristic distraction from the humdrum lives of the little people.

standards Posted on 17/11/2010 07:54
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Great news, the happy couple have to now find a roof for over their heads, what we need now is a game show in which the public can phone vote for which private Royal plot could be their home

Sandringham House

Balmoral Castle

Craigowan Lodge

Delnadamph Lodge

Highgrove House

Gloucestershire

Birkhall

Llwynywormwood

Tamarisk

Gatcombe Park

The Royal Lodge

Bagshot Park

Thatched House Lodge

Barnwall Manor

Frogmore House

Or just go all out for one of the Palaces or Castles.


Hurrah!!!!!

standards Posted on 17/11/2010 07:58
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she is quite fit like, I bet the honeymoon night is proper "Bona Vacantia"

daveac41 Posted on 17/11/2010 08:03
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In case anyone can't read, here is Bernie_is_banned's final paragraph again

Once again i find myself wondering why this board seems so out of kilter with mainstream public opion....... It seems to act as a magnet for misanthropes, republicans, communists, nay-sayers, stick in the muds, miseryguts, climate change zealots, malcontents, the pious, the jealous, and countless others who are on the far fringes of normal British society.

Couldn't agree more....................[:(!]

degsyspesh Posted on 17/11/2010 08:08
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"How will the marriage of a member of an archaic and oppressive institution bring joy to the masses in these difficult times?"

I'll give you archaic, but oppressive? The monarchy has no power, it is symbolic - nothing more, nothing less.

It will undoubtedly bring joy to the masses as, whether you like it or not, "the masses" (well, at least the none bitter and twisted majority) will view this as a happy and exciting occasion.

You can be pretty sure that when it happens it will be one of the most watched event in television history both in the UK and across the world.

standards Posted on 17/11/2010 08:10
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put me down as a baldy, ban xmas, misery gutted Roundhead, Up the English!

bryan_munich Posted on 17/11/2010 08:14
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Once again i find myself wondering why this board seems so out of kilter with mainstream public opion
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Replace public with media

GaZBoro Posted on 17/11/2010 08:17
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"How will the marriage of a member of an archaic and oppressive institution bring joy to the masses in these difficult times?"


Because the masses have been dumbed down and brainwashed by the mass media for so long now that they'll latch on to any form of celebritism to escape from their own mundane depressive existance (wether they admit it or not). It a modern day religion. In saying that, they should be pitied, not ridiculed. [B)][^]

Piggy Posted on 17/11/2010 08:24
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I may have mentioned this before, but it's all just stuff to tempoarily distract you from dwelling on your inevitable death. Same as football, same as messageboards, same as walking the dog. Reading about royals and their lives is just another way of taking your mind off it for a few minutes. Each to their own.

Boromart Posted on 17/11/2010 09:25
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Anyone that thinks that this is going to be financially good for the country is barking.

This is an heir to the throne, so that means a lavish wedding, it also means lots of foreign leaders. So the police presence will be huge to counter the very real and large terrorist threat.

London hotels will be full...but then again pick any weekend in London and they have at least 95% occupancy anyway. So that makes little difference. Souvenirs? Well there will be an official range, from the royal family with much of the proceeds going to them, any unofficial stuff will be cracked down on by the police.

Possible bank holiday? I don't think so that would cost the economy many hundreds of millions.

MawTheMerrier Posted on 17/11/2010 09:27
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In case you hadnt noticed, 50% of the population at least will be overjoyed at the news. Women love this stuff.

In a world of bad news, hatered and corruption, a young couples wedding is but a minor, yet pleasant distraction. Dont read too much into it you political numpties, it really doesnt matter much, in the grand scheme of things. Let the people who care enjoy it, while you grab the remote.

sasboro1 Posted on 17/11/2010 09:28
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this is a northern biased website so doesnt represent the whole country. too many miserable XXXXXXs on here who have big chips on their shoulders

mickbrown Posted on 17/11/2010 10:07
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Most visited city in the world folks? Paris.

Guess what they did with their Royals?

BenJammin Posted on 17/11/2010 10:17
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Not according to this it's not:-


Link: London top

mickbrown Posted on 17/11/2010 10:20
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Fair enough Ben - I'm a convert

Now where's my Lady Di Y fronts?

speckyget Posted on 17/11/2010 10:24
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I suspect Wills's's new bride got all the cast offs.

BigCasino Posted on 17/11/2010 10:25
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"Once again i find myself wondering why this board seems so out of kilter with mainstream public opion....... It seems to act as a magnet for misanthropes, republicans, communists, nay-sayers, stick in the muds, miseryguts, climate change zealots, malcontents, the pious, the jealous, and countless others who are on the far fringes of normal British society"

and your point is caller ???...that is the reason people frequent it, well it's my reason anyway.

MawTheMerrier Posted on 17/11/2010 10:28
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I think the top Royal should stand for election to be head of state. We live in a democracy, do we not.

A top politican should stand againt the Queen in an election. So that would be say, Tony B Liar versus Queenie. I guess that would be a close run thing [smi]

Boromart Posted on 17/11/2010 10:39
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"it really doesnt matter much, in the grand scheme of things."

I can think of about 30million reasons why it will matter! It is our money that will be used. This should come out of their own pocket including the police bills. Lets face it football is as English as the royal family, is even more bedded into our everyday culture, yet it is football clubs not the state who have to fund the policing of events. Same rule should apply to them.

If we became a republic and reclaimed all the land and property then imagine how many visitors would come to Buck Palace! That would truly improve our tourist industry.

MawTheMerrier Posted on 17/11/2010 10:54
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Goint point about the dosh, but the govt will recoup the cost by way of taxes, vat,etc on the commercial side of it. Prob make money out of it.

No way UK will become a republic. The public wont vote for it. Something like 90/10% so yer on a loser there Mart.

billdoor Posted on 17/11/2010 12:06
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"It seems to act as a magnet for misanthropes, republicans, communists, nay-sayers, stick in the muds, miseryguts, climate change zealots, malcontents, the pious, the jealous, and countless others who are on the far fringes of normal British society."

So someone who isn't interested in a royal wedding is a negative misery guts? Strange idea.

And yes, the media doesn't represent public interest, it pretty much creates public interest for people who are happy to clap along / moan along with whatever issue is put before them. How 'big' a story is depends on whether the media overwhelm us with it or decide to just mention it in passing.

darlonorth Posted on 17/11/2010 12:09
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lift the nations spirits blah blah good for tourism drone drone. I am booking a holiday to get the XXXXXX out of england the week of the wedding


Link: God Save the Future Queen

speckyget Posted on 17/11/2010 12:17
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Lets face it, other republics' plebs do nothing but obsess over our royalty anyway. There's always a market for this dross as sales of magazines like Hello! and Cooooee! demonstrate.

Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 17/11/2010 12:32
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As the song goes,

'Britons, forever, ever, ever, shall be slaves'.

It's party time for the cap dothers [^]

boro74 Posted on 17/11/2010 16:13
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Let's hope they don't have it during the football season. Too big a distraction.

I suppose we should be thankful that it's happening in a non WC/EC year. I can just imagine what it would have been like if it had been during the last world cup. Arguments with our lass coz she wanted to watch the wedding and me saying no, not while Greece-Korea is on.

He'll have to be careful which date he picks. If he goes end of June/start of July he might end up with the world cup final clashing with their anniversary. Then he manages to bag a couple of tickets for him and Harry and she puts her foot down and says you're not going, you're taking me out.

So many things to think about. [sad]

Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 17/11/2010 16:20
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I hope Sky get the rights.

thunderbird Posted on 17/11/2010 18:32
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You do have to wonder just what would make some of the miserable XXXXXXers on here happy.

Im sure if it was anyone else but mogga in charge they would be wanting yet another new manager after 4 games...they must be physically gutted not to be able to moan.

Pauluka Posted on 17/11/2010 18:51
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My advice to the bride to be is simple, wear a seat belt.

billdoor Posted on 17/11/2010 19:26
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Thunderbird - why does a marriage between two people who you don't know make you so giddy?

gravyboat Posted on 17/11/2010 19:45
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Bernie,

Have you looked around on any other message boards? Do you use Facebook, or Twitter? What kind of reaction you getting on those platforms? Everyone elated? Or kind of shoulder shrugs all round? Today, I've heard 4 people in my office say they've not bothered buying a paper today because "it'll be all that bloody wedding stuff", or similar.

Are you really that naive, you think the mainstream medias agenda reflects the average man in the street, rather than the other way around? Were you born yesterday? Even to a significant percentage of those who are bothered, its nothing to do with being a royalist, and everything to do with it being another 'celebrity' wedding.

You keep doffing your Northern cap, fella. I'm sure they're ever so grateful for your unwavering support.

could_it_be Posted on 17/11/2010 20:13
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i hope al qaeda gatecrash it big stylee