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QFF Must Be Delighted - Australia Republic Poll!  
User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1558 times:

Our very own QantasForever must just be dancing a jig at the results of this poll.

Most Australians would support their country severing its constitutional ties with Britain if Prince Charles becomes king, survey results published Saturday indicated.

http://www.cbc.ca/cp/world/060120/w0120118.html

I am sure he will say "I could have told you that".  

[Edited 2006-01-21 07:56:01]


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User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1542 times:

Quoting ScarletHarlot (Thread starter):
Most Australians would support their country severing its constitutional ties with Britain

I indeed WAS surprised in 1999 when they voted in favour of the monarchy, and I am still surprised to see that the support for the republic even after death/abdication of QEII only is to be a shaky 52% . The Commonwealth includes many many republics, so that THIS should be no problem for Australians, NewZealanders and Canadians. It just would be fun if they would claim ownership rights on a royal castle in Britain for each one, plus some crown jewels in the Tower !  duck   laughing   innocent 


User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8471 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1535 times:
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Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 1):
It just would be fun if they would claim ownership rights on a royal castle in Britain for each one, plus some crown jewels in the Tower !

Australia can stand in line behind South Africa when it comes to claiming ownership of the diamonds, as the biggest ones in the Crown Jewels come from here! The biggest diamond ever found, the Cullinan, a 3,106 carat damond found in 1905, was cut into 9 stones, 2 of which are in the Crown Jewels. The Cullinan I (530.2 carats, the world's largest cut diamond) is set in the head of the royal sceptre, and the Cullinan II (317.4 carats) is in the imperial state crown.



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User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1522 times:

Quoting ScarletHarlot (Thread starter):
Most Australians would support their country severing its constitutional ties with Britain if Prince Charles becomes king, survey results published Saturday indicated.

I could have told you that.  Wink

Seriously folks, I wasn't dancing in the streets when I saw this one. It shows how much work there is left to be done. Strangely at the moment, this poll shows that 46% of Australians want a republic. In 1999, 46% of Australians voted in favour of becoming a republic - this referendum was lost. In 2004, 46% of Australians voted for the conservative Liberal/National coalition under John Howard. Howard won the election.

There's a lot more going on here than you first think.

The most recent poll notes that 22% of Australians are undecided on the issue. This makes my work pretty clear - communicate how (in real terms) they would benefit from their country being a Republic. In a country with compulsory voting - it's a big job.

Truly, I have no interest in profiting from the death of the Queen (god knows I'll be spending my life savings on champagne - kidding!), any backlash against Charles is going to be short-term. He will endear himself to the Australian people, I'm absolutely convinced of this.

So again - it's not an issue that really involves the royals, any argument relating to them is simply complimentary to our central thesis.

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 1):
It just would be fun if they would claim ownership rights on a royal castle in Britain for each one, plus some crown jewels in the Tower !

My god - as if we want those drafty old ruins. Seriously - the Misery Isles can keep them.

QFF


User currently offlineGman94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1515 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 3):
My god - as if we want those drafty old ruins. Seriously - the Misery Isles can keep them.

Misery Isles???? Yhis coming from someone who lives in a dust bowl, you can never resist a cheap shot at us and you wonder why us Brits get so annoyed at you at times.



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User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1509 times:

Quoting Gman94 (Reply 4):
Misery Isles???? Yhis coming from someone who lives in a dust bowl, you can never resist a cheap shot at us and you wonder why us Brits get so annoyed at you at times.

Yes it does get awfully dusty here in the leafy northern suburbs on the banks of Sydney harbour.

And let me assure you, I don't wonder why you get so annoyed with me.

QFF


User currently offlineGman94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1499 times:

Yeah you most probably don't wonder why we get so annoyed at you, but I thought you were an intelligent person but you seem to have to resort to cheap sniping at people, I mean why exactly do you dub us the 'Misery Isles'?

You probably treat your oppostion in Australia the same way, it's no wonder you can't convince your fellow countrymen to become a Republic. Maybe you should try to be more positive instead of hurling insults at people.



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User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1488 times:

Quoting Gman94 (Reply 6):
Yeah you most probably don't wonder why we get so annoyed at you, but I thought you were an intelligent person but you seem to have to resort to cheap sniping at people, I mean why exactly do you dub us the 'Misery Isles'?

Feeling a little insecure today, Gman? Has the British composure been rattled?

I can assure you that it was entirely a joke. The reference to your country as "The Misery Isles" harks back to a television show that was extremely popular in Australia (and also in the UK I believe) called "The Micalleff Pogram/Programme/Program".

Quoting Gman94 (Reply 6):
You probably treat your oppostion in Australia the same way

Monarchists are stupid, so it doesn't really matter.  Wink

Quoting Gman94 (Reply 6):
it's no wonder you can't convince your fellow countrymen to become a Republic.

Perhaps you feel you know the Australian constitution better than I do? Perhaps you feel that convincing the overwhealming majority of 20 million people is an easy thing to do? I don't tell you how to whine, don't tell me how to do my job.

QFF


User currently offlineGman94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1483 times:

To be honest QFF I don't really give a toss about whether Australia is a Republic or not or how you go about convincing your fellow countrymen, but in future if your comments are meant to joke you can try adding a smiley then I won't have to pull you up on it.

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 7):
Feeling a little insecure today, Gman? Has the British composure been rattled?

No the composure is fine though I am a bit tired and grumpy after a stressful night at work and if there was a problem a nice cup of tea would solve it. Big grin

Something slighty off topic:

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 5):
Yes it does get awfully dusty here in the leafy northern suburbs on the banks of Sydney harbour.

Have you got any hotel recommendations for Sydney, planning a trip to your neck of woods next winter.



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User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1480 times:

Quoting Gman94 (Reply 8):
Have you got any hotel recommendations for Sydney, planning a trip to your neck of woods next winter.

It does depend on your budget - but my favourite Sydney hotel is the Hotel Intercontinental. Of course the hippest and newest is the newly renovated Hilton which is absolutely mindblowing.

QFF


User currently offlineGman94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1475 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 9):
Of course the hippest and newest is the newly renovated Hilton which is absolutely mindblowing.

Bah!!! If my company hadn't just sold Hilton Hotels back to Hilton Corp I might of been able to get a staff discount.



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User currently offlineTNboy From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 1131 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1468 times:

I'm a bit surprised the percentage in favour of a republic (with the Charles as King factor) isn't higher.

I'm not sure that he would endear himself with time, although he may in Britain. I think the more likely scenario is that he will just garner some sort of benign acceptance among the undecided, with people wondering how long it will be before William takes over. That is the danger scenario for the Republican movement.

I dont blame Britain that we are still in our present situation. Personally, I think that these days Britain would be perfectly content to have an arm's length, non Commonwealth relationship.

Cheers
Bill



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User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1462 times:

Quoting TNboy (Reply 11):
Personally, I think that these days Britain would be perfectly content to have an arm's length, non Commonwealth relationship.

I couldn't give a f*ck what Britain thinks about this issue as it has nothing to do with them. Still, they don't care - as they repeatedly point out.

Quoting TNboy (Reply 11):
I'm not sure that he would endear himself with time, although he may in Britain.

I have had this strong belief for a great deal of time. The Brits will hate him, Australians will love him in time. You wait and see.

QFF


User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 1455 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 9):
It does depend on your budget - but my favourite Sydney hotel is the Hotel Intercontinental. Of course the hippest and newest is the newly renovated Hilton which is absolutely mindblowing.

I liked Quay West Apartments. I think I could see your house form there  Silly



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User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1447 times:

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 13):
I liked Quay West Apartments. I think I could see your house form there

Indeed you can. Big grin Quay West is an awesome complex.

QFF


User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1441 times:

There were similar results in Canada about 8 months ago. I believe it has more to do with a dislike of Charlesand horse face than a pro republic reaction. Now when HM goes, hopefully Charles is smart enough to be passed over in favour of William. Then problem solved.

WrenchBender



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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8632 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1435 times:
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I would have thought Canada would be a long way ahead of either Australia or New Zealand on the road to becoming a republic after all Canada actually has a proper flag of it's own ... and has had for over 40 years now while we make do with the tired old versions of the British Blue Ensign


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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8471 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1432 times:
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When I was in Sydney I stayed in the Mercure hotel in Darling Harbour, not too expensive and handy for the harbour ferry, also a nice pub across the road in the Pyrmont Bridge Hotel.


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User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1426 times:

Quoting ScarletHarlot (Thread starter):

Most Australians would support their country severing its constitutional ties with Britain if Prince Charles becomes king, survey results published Saturday indicated.

if you do a survey inside any prison, you will find a majority of the inmates are in favour of escaping.

Quoting WrenchBender (Reply 15):
Now when HM goes, hopefully Charles is smart enough to be passed over in favour of William. Then problem solved.

nope, he's dead set on becoming King George VII.

Personally I just wish he'd retire to his Duchy Originals sausage factory and concentrate on talking to plants.

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 16):
I would have thought Canada would be a long way ahead of either Australia or New Zealand on the road to becoming a republic after all Canada actually has a proper flag of it's own ... and has had for over 40 years now while we make do with the tired old versions of the British Blue Ensign

I think they are more interested in getting on with life than the piss and wind moaning of pseudo-republicans. If Canada does fully detatch then it's their own business, but they seem to have other priorities. Not like it means anything in the real world anyway.

As for flags...where did I put that Australian one I designed for them....


User currently offlineQANTASFOREVER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1398 times:

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 16):
I would have thought Canada would be a long way ahead of either Australia or New Zealand on the road to becoming a republic after all Canada actually has a proper flag of it's own

Of Canada, Australia, and New Zealand - Australia is much closer to becoming a Republic.

Also the issue of the flag is quite separate from the republican debate.

Quoting WhiteHatter (Reply 18):
if you do a survey inside any prison, you will find a majority of the inmates are in favour of escaping.

If that was an attempt at wit, I'm afraid we're unmoved.

Quoting WhiteHatter (Reply 18):
I think they are more interested in getting on with life than the piss and wind moaning of pseudo-republicans. If Canada does fully detatch then it's their own business, but they seem to have other priorities. Not like it means anything in the real world anyway.

Every time you belittle the fight for a Republic it does nothing but make you look ignorant. Really ignorant.

Quoting WhiteHatter (Reply 18):
As for flags...where did I put that Australian one I designed for them....

I'm sure I can think of a few places you could put it so you'd never lose it again.

QFF


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