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Presumably it's not that he's opposed to Australia's ambitions to become a republic? ;)

 

http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/world...i-1225797961002

 

I don't think that many of us here have much interest in what Charles says or believes. I doubt very much if his thoughts influence our thinking in any way. I think that most of us here believe that we should make a break but, as I said earlier, we must be sure to get things right. It is likely that the Royal Family costs us nothing, but whetever we finish up with most certainly will cost us and so we must ensure that the position of Governer (or whatever) doesn't turn out to be a job for the political boys. In the referendum we had, I voted for us to retain the Queen as our head of state and I would do so if we had another referendum tomorrow if we weren't guaranteed a viable alternative. I think that there would be many the same as me. However, should Charles ascend to the throne, I think all support for an external head of state would vapourise. Why don't we want him? Well I think it's a common opinion that the man is an idiot, that he is too self serving and is cannot be trusted by those closest to him. A man in the position of the King of England should be a man who has earned and holds the respect of his subjects. He is not seen in that light in Australia.

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Trouble is a lot of people just "read" the headlines and soak up the predigested biased pap without ever thinking about it.

This influences voting in a big way, so newspaper editors are interfering with the democratic process.

I suppose we get what we deserve, that's how democracy works :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

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Did you miss out a 'not'? The article claims that, in 1977 at least, he thought they should be a republic!

 

 

I think if you re-read what I wrote John, that's what I was saying - i.e. the reason Charles is unpopular in Oz isn't because he's against the idea of them becoming a republic.

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I agree with Jason. So many people believe the garbage they read in the newspapers. For a good many years most of my closest friends (including my Daughter) were employees of the Royal Family and knew more about what really goes on than anyone else. When you compare the truth with the rubbish peddled in the newspapers it is laughable.

Let's agree to respect each others views, no matter how wrong yours may be.

 

 

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I agree with Jason. So many people believe the garbage they read in the newspapers. For a good many years most of my closest friends (including my Daughter) were employees of the Royal Family and knew more about what really goes on than anyone else. When you compare the truth with the rubbish peddled in the newspapers it is laughable.

And are you implying they held the royalty in high regard, even Charles?

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Trouble is a lot of people just "read" the headlines and soak up the predigested biased pap without ever thinking about it.

This influences voting in a big way, so newspaper editors are interfering with the democratic process.

I suppose we get what we deserve, that's how democracy works :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

 

Very true. I think in some respects the tabloids run the country in Britain, instead of the elected government.

A dangerous situation, in my opinion.

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And are you implying they held the royalty in high regard, even Charles?

 

 

Absolutely.

 

Charles is very popular with his staff, as are both of his sons ;)

Diana was not at all popular with the staff at Balmoral

 

The most unpopular is Prince Andrew.

Let's agree to respect each others views, no matter how wrong yours may be.

 

 

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Absolutely.

 

Charles is very popular with his staff, as are both of his sons ;)

Diana was not at all popular with the staff at Balmoral

 

The most unpopular is Prince Andrew.

 

 

Good to hear from someone who has his finger on the pulse of things in the Palace. Like most I only hear what the media says.

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