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User currently offlineBOE773 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1360 times:

Does anyone know if the Queen's image was removed from $5 AUSTRALIAN
banknote? The Bank of Australia was to take the decision after pressure
from Australians who insisted that an unelected head of a country on
the other side of the world was not an appropiate decoration for their
money.

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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1346 times:

Just one question on the matter: what is your source?

User currently offlineBOE773 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1326 times:

The new $5 note is to the left of lizzie.

http://www.rba.gov.au/currencynotes/notesincirculation/


User currently offlineJetMech From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 2699 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1317 times:

Quoting BOE773 (Thread starter):

Wow, your hate for the UK/BA/RR etc. really runs deep, doesn't it  rotfl  !

Regards JetMech



JetMech split the back of his pants. He can feel the wind in his hair.
User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1310 times:

Quoting BOE773 (Reply 2):
http://www.rba.gov.au/currencynotes/notesincirculation/

So they remove the Queen from most Australian bank notes. Big deal. If you had a look at vintage German Mark notes from the days of the German Empire, you'd see that none, or at least most of them, didn't even have a single picture of the Emperor on them. And guess what: nobody, not even the Emperor himself, complained. So I guess you have very slow news days, have you? First your "personal problem" with BA's CASM, and now you take on Australia. I don't understand the logic behind your posts.

Quoting JetMech (Reply 3):
Wow, your hate for the UK/BA/RR etc. really runs deep, doesn't it

I guess it is indeed personal for him.  Wink


User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1292 times:

Quoting BOE773 (Thread starter):
The Bank of Australia

No such thing.

Quoting BOE773 (Thread starter):
an unelected head of a country on
the other side of the world was not an appropiate decoration for their
money.

She is the Queen of Australia (just as she is Queen of Canada I might add) but this is beside the point. Yes, she is unelected, yes the whole thing is ridiculous, no she hasn't been completely removed from our money.

For a short time during 2001 when new $5 notes were released, the Queen did not feature on Australian bank notes for the very first time. That was changed shortly after when the old $5 was re-printed. In the link you provided, the one-off Centenary of Federation $5 is on the left, the current note (1992-2000, 2002-) is on the right.

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 4):
First your "personal problem" with BA's CASM, and now you take on Australia.

He's not taking on Australia, he's taking on Australia's head of state. Last time I checked criticisms of heads of state were quite the thing to do around here. He's defied no conventions.

QFF


User currently offlineFlashFlyGuy From Australia, joined Jan 2007, 439 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1283 times:

Quoting BOE773 (Reply 2):
The new $5 note is to the left of lizzie.

http://www.rba.gov.au/currencynotes/...tion/

If you took the time to notice, that this is a commemorative $5 note, issued in 2001 for the Centenary of Federation. And quite possibly was never in circulation, as I don't recall ever having one of those in my hand. Granted a couple may have ended up being used, but I'm sure they would normally be collectors items. Besides they could be pretty useless when it comes to ticket machines etc., reading them.

I have heard it is a currency law in Australia that the Queen's image is on the lowest denomination bank note. That used to be the $1 note. When the $1 and $2 notes were replaced by coins, the $5 note became the lowest value note. A couple of years later it was realised that the Queen had been overlooked on the $5 note, at the time of the new coins, and a new one was issued in the late 80's.

As far as I'm aware, there is no 'pressure' on the Reserve Bank by Australians to have this removed. We'd even have to go as far as reissuing all our coins.


User currently offlineBOE773 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1280 times:

Quoting BOE773 (Thread starter):

Many Britons want to abolish the old monarchy as well as you Auz folk.

http://www.abolishthemonarchy.co.uk/


User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8458 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1260 times:

Quoting BOE773 (Reply 7):
Many Britons want to abolish the old monarchy as well as you Auz folk.

The last refferendum on the issue seems to suggest otherwise. But I'm sure QFF can fill you in much better on that then I can, being the republican that he is.

Please refrain from calling us "auz folk". You imply we're second class citizens. We are Australians.


User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1253 times:

Quoting FlashFlyGuy (Reply 6):
As far as I'm aware, there is no 'pressure' on the Reserve Bank by Australians to have this removed. We'd even have to go as far as reissuing all our coins.

No, we wouldn't. We'd just start printing new coins and let the old ones fall out of circulation in time. When the 1c and 2c coins were stopped the government didn't pay for a man to stop by your house to collect your remaining coins.

Quoting BOE773 (Reply 7):
Many Britons want to abolish the old monarchy as well as you Auz folk.

Wow, stop the press. What hot news - that's amazing.

I've got news, buddy - people have wanted to abolish the British Monarchy for about 1000 years. This is not new.

By the way: http://www.canadian-republic.ca/home.html

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 8):
The last refferendum on the issue seems to suggest otherwise.

I wouldn't make the mistake of confusing the referendum result with an actual vote on our opinions toward the monarchy. Monarchists don't even do that, they admit it was a victory against the "politicans republic" (i.e. the model on offer).

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 8):
But I'm sure QFF can fill you in much better on that then I can, being the republican that he is.

And you are not?

QFF


User currently offlineBOE773 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1249 times:

This is worth a chuckle Smile

DATE: 11/15/2000 (that's 15/11/2000 to you)

TO: United Kingdom
FROM: The United States of America
SUBJECT: NOTICE OF REVOCATION OF INDEPENDENCE

To the citizens of the United Kingdom of The British Isles.

We welcome your concern about our electoral process.
It must be exciting for you to see a real Republic in action, even if from a distance.
As always we're amused by your quaint fantasy that you're actually a world power.

However, we regretfully have to decline your offer for intervention.
On the other hand, it would be amusing to see you try to enforce your new policy (for the 96.3% of you that seem to have forgotten that you have little to no real power).
After much deliberation, we have decided to continue our tradition as the longest running democratic republic.
It seems that switching to a monarchy is in fact considered a "backwards step" by the majority of the world.

To help you rise from your current anachronistic status, we have compiled a series of helpful suggestions that we hope you adopt:

1. Realize that language is an organic structure, and that you aren't always correct in your pronunciation or spelling.
Let's use your "aluminium" example. Sir Humphrey Davy (an Englishman) invented the name "aluminum" (note spelling) for the metal.
However, in common usage the name evolved into "aluminium" to match the naming convention of other elements.
In 1925 the United States decided to switch back to the _original_ spelling and pronunciation of the word, at which point we dominated the aluminum industry.
We'd also like to point out that the process of actually producing aluminum was developed by an American and a Frenchman (not an Englishman).
However, we'd like to thank you for the Oxford English Dictionary.
It's an interesting collection, considering that over 10,000 of the words in the original edition were submitted by a crazy American civil-war veteran called Dr. William Charles Minor.

2. Learn to distinguish the American and Canadian accents, and then we'll talk about the English and Australian accent issue.

3. Review your basic arithmetic.
(Hint 100 - 98.85 = 1.15 and 100 - 97.85 = 2.15)

4. If you want English actors as good guys, then make your own movies.
Don't rely on us for your modern popular culture.
We liked "Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels", "Trainspotting", and "The Full Monty".
We've also heard good things about this "Billy Elliot".
But one good movie a year doesn't exactly make a cultural powerhouse.
However, you're doing pretty well with music, so keep up the good work on that front.

5. It's inefficient to have a national anthem that changes its title whenever your monarch dies.
Let's not forget that your national anthem has an extremely boring tune.
We suggest switching to that Rule Brittania ditty, it's toetapping.
Or maybe Elton John could adapt "Candle In The Wind" again for you guys.

6. Improve at your national sport. Football? Soccer?
This just in: United States gets fourth place in men's soccer at the 2000 Summer Olympics.
United Kingdom? Not even close.
By the way, impressive showing at Euro 2000.
You almost managed to get through the tournament without having your fans start an international incident.

7. Learn how to cook.
England has some top notch candy.
Salt 'n' Vinegar chips are quite yummy.
However, there's a reason why the best food in your country is Indian or Chinese.
Your contributions to the culinary arts are soggy beans, warm beer, and spotted dick.
Perhaps when you finally realize the French aren't the spawn of satan they'll teach you how to cook.

8. You're doing a terrible job at understanding cars.
The obvious error is that you drive on the wrong side of the road.
A second problem is pricing, it's cheaper to buy a car in Belgium and ship it to England than to buy a car in England.
On the other hand, we like Jaguars and Aston Martins. That's why we bought the companies.

9. We'll tell you who killed JFK when you apologize for "Teletubbies".

Thank you for your time. You can now return to watching bad Australian soap operas.


User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8458 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1242 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 9):
And you are not?

To be honest no. I was not of voting age at the time, and I took the typical teenage view at the time of "who cares about politics". But I'm in the real world now, and I try and understand these things alot more.


User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1230 times:

Quoting BOE773 (Reply 10):
Thank you for your time. You can now return to watching bad Australian soap operas.

I'm inclined to wonder just what exactly your problem is.

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 11):
But I'm in the real world now

Are you suggesting that people with an acute sense of the "real world" are by definition monarchists?

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 11):
and I try and understand these things alot more.

How interesting. Just what is it that you understand?

QFF


User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4840 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1223 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 5):
She is the Queen of Australia (just as she is Queen of Canada I might add) but this is beside the point. Yes, she is unelected, yes the whole thing is ridiculous, no she hasn't been completely removed from our money.

Also she is the Queen of New Zealand and a few other countries.  Wink

Quoting BOE773 (Reply 10):
This is worth a chuckle

DATE: 11/15/2000 (that's 15/11/2000 to you)

TO: United Kingdom
FROM: The United States of America
SUBJECT: NOTICE OF REVOCATION OF INDEPENDENCE

To the citizens of the United Kingdom of The British Isles.

We welcome your concern about our electoral process.
It must be exciting for you to see a real Republic in action, even if from a distance.
As always we're amused by your quaint fantasy that you're actually a world power.

However, we regretfully have to decline your offer for intervention.
On the other hand, it would be amusing to see you try to enforce your new policy (for the 96.3% of you that seem to have forgotten that you have little to no real power).
After much deliberation, we have decided to continue our tradition as the longest running democratic republic.
It seems that switching to a monarchy is in fact considered a "backwards step" by the majority of the world.

To help you rise from your current anachronistic status, we have compiled a series of helpful suggestions that we hope you adopt:

1. Realize that language is an organic structure, and that you aren't always correct in your pronunciation or spelling.
Let's use your "aluminium" example. Sir Humphrey Davy (an Englishman) invented the name "aluminum" (note spelling) for the metal.
However, in common usage the name evolved into "aluminium" to match the naming convention of other elements.
In 1925 the United States decided to switch back to the _original_ spelling and pronunciation of the word, at which point we dominated the aluminum industry.
We'd also like to point out that the process of actually producing aluminum was developed by an American and a Frenchman (not an Englishman).
However, we'd like to thank you for the Oxford English Dictionary.
It's an interesting collection, considering that over 10,000 of the words in the original edition were submitted by a crazy American civil-war veteran called Dr. William Charles Minor.

2. Learn to distinguish the American and Canadian accents, and then we'll talk about the English and Australian accent issue.

3. Review your basic arithmetic.
(Hint 100 - 98.85 = 1.15 and 100 - 97.85 = 2.15)

4. If you want English actors as good guys, then make your own movies.
Don't rely on us for your modern popular culture.
We liked "Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels", "Trainspotting", and "The Full Monty".
We've also heard good things about this "Billy Elliot".
But one good movie a year doesn't exactly make a cultural powerhouse.
However, you're doing pretty well with music, so keep up the good work on that front.

5. It's inefficient to have a national anthem that changes its title whenever your monarch dies.
Let's not forget that your national anthem has an extremely boring tune.
We suggest switching to that Rule Brittania ditty, it's toetapping.
Or maybe Elton John could adapt "Candle In The Wind" again for you guys.

6. Improve at your national sport. Football? Soccer?
This just in: United States gets fourth place in men's soccer at the 2000 Summer Olympics.
United Kingdom? Not even close.
By the way, impressive showing at Euro 2000.
You almost managed to get through the tournament without having your fans start an international incident.

7. Learn how to cook.
England has some top notch candy.
Salt 'n' Vinegar chips are quite yummy.
However, there's a reason why the best food in your country is Indian or Chinese.
Your contributions to the culinary arts are soggy beans, warm beer, and spotted dick.
Perhaps when you finally realize the French aren't the spawn of satan they'll teach you how to cook.

8. You're doing a terrible job at understanding cars.
The obvious error is that you drive on the wrong side of the road.
A second problem is pricing, it's cheaper to buy a car in Belgium and ship it to England than to buy a car in England.
On the other hand, we like Jaguars and Aston Martins. That's why we bought the companies.

9. We'll tell you who killed JFK when you apologize for "Teletubbies".

Thank you for your time. You can now return to watching bad Australian soap operas.

I think that was in reply to this: (or maybe vice-versa but funny never-the-less)  Wink

John Cleese:

To the citizens of the United States of America:

In light of your failure to elect a competent President of the USA and thus to
govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence,
effective today.

Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume monarchical
duties over all states, commonwealths, and other territories,
except Utah, which she does not fancy.

You new Prime Minister (The Right Honourable Tony Blair, MP, for
the 97.85% of you who have until now been unaware that there is a
world outside your borders) will appoint a Minister for America
without the need for further elections. Congress and the Senate will be
disbanded.

A questionnaire will be circulated next year to determine
whether any of you noticed.

To aid in the transition to a British Crown Dependency, the
following rules are introduced with immediate effect:

1. You should look up "revocation" in the Oxford English
Dictionary. Then look up "aluminium." Check the pronunciation guide. You
will be amazed at just how wrongly you have been pronouncing it. The letter 'u'
will be reinstated in words such as 'favour' and 'neighbour'; skipping
the letter 'U' is nothing more than laziness on your part. Likewise, you
will learn to spell 'doughnut' without skipping half the letters. You
will end your love affair with the letter 'z' (pronounced 'zed' not 'zee') and
the suffix "-ize" will be replaced by the suffix "-ise." You will learn
that the suffix 'burgh' is pronounced 'burra' (e.g., Edinburgh). You are
welcome to respell Pittsburgh as 'Pittsberg' if you can't cope with correct
pronunciation.
Generally, you should raise your vocabulary to acceptable levels.
Look up "vocabulary." Using the same 27 words interspersed with
filler noises such as "like" and "you know" is an unacceptable and inefficient
form of communication. Look up "interspersed."
There will be no more 'bleeps' in the Jerry Springer show. If
you're not old enough to cope with bad language then you shouldn't have
chat shows.
When you learn to develop your vocabulary, you won't have to use
bad language as often.

2. There is no such thing as "US English." We will let Microsoft
know on your behalf. The Microsoft spellchecker will be adjusted to
take account of the reinstated letter 'u' and the elimination of "-ize."

3. You should learn to distinguish between the English and
Australian and New Zealand accents. It really isn't that hard. English accents are not !
limited to cockney, upper-class twit, or Mancunian (Daphne in "Frasier").
You will also have to learn how to understand regional accents --
Scottish dramas such as "Taggart" will no longer be broadcast with
subtitles.
While we're talking about regions, you must learn that there is no
such place as Devonshire in England. The name of the county is
"Devon." If you persist in calling it Devonshire, all American States will
become "shires" (e.g., Texasshire, Floridashire, Louisianashire).

4. Hollywood will be required occasionally to cast English actors
as the good guys. Hollywood will be required to cast English actors
to play English characters. British sit-coms such as "Men Behaving
Badly" or "Red Dwarf" will not be re-cast and watered down for a wishy-washy
American audience who can't cope with the humour of occasional political
incorrectness.

5. You should relearn your original national anthem, "God Save The
Queen, "but only after fully carrying out task #1. We would not
want you to become confused and give up halfway through.

6. You should stop playing "American" football. There is only one
kind of football. What you refer to as "American" football is not a
very good game. The 2.15% of you who are aware that there is a world
outside your borders may have noticed that no one else plays "American"
football. You will no longer be allowed to play it, and should instead play
proper football. Initially, it would be best if you played with the
girls. It is a difficult game. Those of you brave enough will, in time, be
allowed to play rugby (which is similar to "American football," but does
not involve stopping for a rest every 20 seconds or wearing full
Kevlar body armour like nancies). We are hoping to get together at least a
US rugby sevens side by 2006.
You should stop playing baseball. It is not reasonable to host an
event called the 'World Series' for a game that is not played
outside of America.
Since only 2.15% of you are aware that there is a world beyond
Your borders, your error is understandable. Instead of baseball, you
will be allowed to play a girls' game called "rounders," which is
baseball without oversized gloves, collector cards, or hotdogs.

7. You will no longer be allowed to own or carry guns. You will no
longer be allowed to own or carry anything more dangerous in
public than a vegetable peeler. In addition, because we don't believe you are
sensible enough to handle potentially dangerous items, you will require a
permit if you wish to carry a vegetable peeler in public.

8. July 4th is no longer a public holiday. November 2 will be a
new national holiday, but only in England. It will be called
"Indecisive Day."

9. All American cars are hereby banned. They are crap and it is
for your own good. When we show you German cars, you will
understand what we mean. All road intersections will be replaced with roundabouts.
You will start driving on the left of the road immediately. At the same
time, you will go metric - without the benefit of conversion tables.
Roundabouts and metrication will help you understand the British sense of
humour.

10. You will learn to make real chips. Those things you call
French fries are not real chips. Fries aren't even French, they are
Belgian, although 97.85% of you (including the guy who discovered fries
while in Europe) are not aware of a country called Belgium. Those things you
insist on calling potato chips are properly called "crisps." Real chips
are thick- cut and fried in animal fat. The traditional accompaniment to
chips is beer, which should be served warm and flat.

11. The cold tasteless stuff you insist on calling beer is not
actually Beer at all, it is lager. From November 1st only proper
British bitter will be referred to as "beer," and European brews of known and
accepted provenance will be referred to as "lager." The substances
formerly known as "American beer" will henceforth be referred to as
"near-frozen gnat's urine," with the exception of the product of the American
Budweiser company, whose product will be referred to as "weak near- frozen
gnat's urine." This will allow true Budweiser (as manufactured for the
last 1000 years in Pilsen, Czech Republic) to be sold without risk of
confusion.

12. As a sign of penance 5 grams of sea salt per cup will be added
to all tea made within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; this
quantity to be doubled for tea made within the city of Boston itself.

13. From November 10, the UK will harmonise petrol (or "gasoline,"
as you will be permitted to keep calling it until April 1, 2006)
prices with the former USA. The UK will harmonise its prices to those of the
former USA and the former USA will, in return, adopt UK petrol prices
(roughly $6/US gallon -- get used to it).

14. You will learn to resolve personal issues without using guns,
lawyers, or therapists. The fact that you need so many lawyers
and therapists shows that you're not adult enough to be independent. Guns
should be handled only by adults. If you're not adult enough to sort
things out without suing someone or speaking to a therapist, then you're
not grown up enough to handle a gun.

15. Please tell us who killed JFK. It's been driving us crazy.



56 types. 38 countries. 24 airlines.
User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1222 times:

Quoting BOE773 (Reply 10):
This is worth a chuckle

That's old. At least when it was posted the first time, people knew it was humour, but knowing you and your posting history, you're just posting it to go OT, knowing that you couldn't make an argument.  Yeah sure

Just remember: if it wasn't for British people settling on the American continent and founding colonies, Canada and the United States wouldn't exist today. As a Canadian, you should know that.


User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1217 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 14):
Just remember: if it wasn't for British people settling on the American continent and founding colonies, Canada and the United States wouldn't exist today. As a Canadian, you should know that.

Yes, he should - but I hope you're not trying to suggest he should stifle his opinions lest he seem "ungrateful". Because that simply doesn't work in an international context.

QFF


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 16, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1213 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 15):
Yes, he should - but I hope you're not trying to suggest he should stifle his opinions lest he seem "ungrateful".

I never suggested anything. I'm just saying something he should keep in mind for the future.  Wink


User currently offlineBOE773 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1208 times:

Roll on July 4th and the USA will celebrate it's independence with gusto!!

User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1208 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 16):
I never suggested anything. I'm just saying something he should keep in mind for the future.

I'm aware of that. Obviously you believe it should be a central part of his rationale in future and should shape the way he participates in discourse. To what end do you wish him to "keep it in mind"?

QFF


User currently offlineJetMech From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 2699 posts, RR: 53
Reply 19, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1208 times:

Quoting BOE773 (Reply 10):

Whatever BOE773  yawn  bored , I am now 100% certain that you really are a loser, no matter what language or style of English you want that to be spoken in.

No Regards, JetMech



JetMech split the back of his pants. He can feel the wind in his hair.
User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 20, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1199 times:

Quoting BOE773 (Reply 17):
Roll on July 4th and the USA will celebrate it's independence with gusto!!

Erm, isn't your national holiday the one that is called Canada Day and is celebrated on July 1st?

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 18):
To what end do you wish him to "keep it in mind"?

Simple: whenever he bashes Britain, he indirectly bashes his own country. After all, Elizabeth II is technically the Queen of Canada as well, isn't she?


User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1192 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 20):
After all, Elizabeth II is technically the Queen of Canada as well, isn't she?

Indeed, but the Queen of Canada and the Queen of the United Kingdom are separate legal entities. So if he bashes the Queen of Canada (according to the statute of westminster) he's bashing his own independent head of state. Remember, QEII is no more the Queen of the United Kingdom than she is of Canada or any of the other realms.

QFF


User currently offlineBOE773 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1192 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 20):
Simple: whenever he bashes Britain, he indirectly bashes his own country. After all, Elizabeth II is technically the Queen of Canada as well, isn't she?

When dear ole liz passes on there is a good possibility that Australia and Canada will unshackel themselves an archaic system and become Republics like the USA did many years ago and never look back.


User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1189 times:

Well we need to start taking her off the notes of the Eastern Caribbean Currency as well. What benefit does the Commonwealth really serve? I don't see any link really between these countries and England..


There is something special about planes....
User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 24, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1185 times:

Quoting BOE773 (Reply 22):
When dear ole liz passes on there is a good possibility that Australia and Canada will unshackel themselves an archaic system and become Republics like the USA did many years ago and never look back.

I don't see anyone from Australia or Canada complaining about the current "archaic" system, except for you and maybe the handful of people from the independence movement in Québec. There are still people who love the current monarchy you know.


25 QANTASforever : Don't confuse the Commonwealth of Nations with the shared monarchy of the house of windsor. They are entirely different. Well, there are millions of
26 Captaink : My bad. There are indeed some Republics within the Commonwealth of Nations.
27 Post contains images Gkirk : Aye, but you don't go as far with your hatred of the monarchy that BOE773 goes with his hatred of all things British Perhaps we didn't allow him into
28 StealthZ : They actually succeed at least once! Whilst I agree with QFF that we will one day move away from the current monarchist model, in fact agree that we
29 Post contains images ANCFlyer : Personal Atacks Off Topic Posts Misleading Thread Title
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