The Upper Classes...

Discussion in 'U.K.' started by Joshua Tree, Feb 10, 2021.

  1. Joshua Tree

    Joshua Tree Remain In Light

    I saw this tweet by The Daily Telegraph showing Princess Anne watching the England vs Scotland rugby in her living room:

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    'How posh is your living room?' they ask. Who freaking cares. Knowing The Telegraph they have a vested interest in preserving the Class System. Which obviously involves 'looking up' to the Upper Classes and fawning over them. Is this still all really relevant at all today?
     
  2. Vladimir Illich

    Vladimir Illich Supporters Lifetime Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Hmmmm - a photoshopped picture maybe ???
     
  3. Joshua Tree

    Joshua Tree Remain In Light

    What makes you say that Vlad?
     
  4. Vladimir Illich

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    Look at the tatty and worn furniture !!!
     
  5. Joshua Tree

    Joshua Tree Remain In Light

    Well I don't know, but I've heard of some 'old money' types dressing scruffily. Supposedly if you have the money you don't have to dress to impress anyone.
     
  6. WOLF ANGEL

    WOLF ANGEL Senior Member - A Fool on the Hill HipForums Supporter

    I have found that Class, is down to persona and calibre of character - and not that which is measured by Monetary and forfune of birth
     
  7. Vladimir Illich

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    Very true. I used to know an old man - scruffy, unkempt, knees hanging out of his trousers, an old and welll worn donkey jacket. He frequented a pub (The Anglers Rest at Barcombe Mills) and drank a few tots of Rum, then he'd signal the barman, who'd make a phone call and within a few minutes a chauffeur would appear and escort him into the back of Rolls Royce Silver Wraith. He was a multi-millionaire !!!
     
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  8. soulcompromise

    soulcompromise Member HipForums Supporter

    I guess my only question is what direction should the sovereignty take - should they bow out so to speak, or continue to be the leadership?
     
  9. Vladimir Illich

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    I want them gone entirely !!! - there is precedents for this - both the French in the 18th Century, and the Russians in 20th Century managed to obliterate their aristocracy !!!
     
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  10. WOLF ANGEL

    WOLF ANGEL Senior Member - A Fool on the Hill HipForums Supporter

    And so again, I ask, replaced with what ???
     
  11. Joshua Tree

    Joshua Tree Remain In Light

    An elected president:

    'Democracy is the worst form of Government, except for all the others.'

    Winston Churchill
     
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  12. Mallyboppa

    Mallyboppa Nails Mc Fugger

    Just asking Did you actually read that properly Before you posted it ?
     
  13. Joshua Tree

    Joshua Tree Remain In Light

    Er, where did I go wrong?
     
  14. Mallyboppa

    Mallyboppa Nails Mc Fugger

    You didn't really :) Its just that we Live in a democracy and Churchill is saying That a democracy is the Best
    So ?
     
  15. Joshua Tree

    Joshua Tree Remain In Light

    Ah okay. Well what I meant is that we have a hereditary head of state, rather than an elected one.
     
  16. Vladimir Illich

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    We have an imperfect democracy and until such time as are able to ELECT our head of state, it will remain imperfect.
     
  17. Mallyboppa

    Mallyboppa Nails Mc Fugger

    Why would you want to elect A head of state ? We have an elected Government running the Country !
    Who would you want to Elect ? That seems Bizarre
    You would replace the worlds Longest Reigning living Queen (and by far the most Famous ) with who ?

    Who would YOU vote for
     
  18. Vladimir Illich

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    Just because she is the longest sitting monarch, is no criteria, no-one has elected her and until our constitution is changed no-one has the opportunity to do so.
     
  19. Mallyboppa

    Mallyboppa Nails Mc Fugger

    Britain Does not have a Constitution We have an Elected Parliament that makes the Laws !

    But as I said Who would you replace the Queen with ?
     
  20. Vladimir Illich

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    Silly sod !!! - yes we do have a constitution, it may not be written down, but nonetheless we have a constitution !!!
    And as for Mrs Windsor's replacement, that would seriously depend on who is nominated and elected as President.
     

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