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    Old 12-01-2012, 07:18 PM
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    You'll have to give me time to formulate a reply. I'm going to be laughing at the idea of "equality" in Britain - a country that still maintains A FUCKING MONARCHY! - until at least the early morning.

    You know the royal family does fuck all but open things like hospitals yet generates MILLIONS from tourists?

    Quite worth it imo
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    Old 12-03-2012, 10:56 AM
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    Regardless of the pro's and cons of the RF, I thoroughly enjoy watching Trooping the Colour, Changing of the Guard, etc. The finest soldiers in the world practising the finest traditions in the world.

    Huzzah and boo sucks to you.
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    Old 12-03-2012, 12:35 PM
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    And during WW2, Winston Churchill threatened to invade the neutral Irish Free State.
    The neutral Irish free state that fuelled u-boats? That turned on their lights to guide German bombers to targets? Allowing German PoW's freedom to go where they wanted? Signing the book of condolence for Hitler's death? That only a few decades earlier started a rebellion against the British? Yeah, they were a lovely bunch.

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    Old 12-03-2012, 12:55 PM
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    You know the royal family does fuck all but open things like hospitals yet generates MILLIONS from tourists?

    Quite worth it imo
    The royal family don't bring tourists, our history does. They'd still come even without the benefit scroungers. But even if you're right and it IS the benefit cheats who bring the tourists, we could replace the entire scrounging family with a Disney Land and it'd bring more tourists than they do.

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    The neutral Irish free state that fuelled u-boats? That turned on their lights to guide German bombers to targets? Allowing German PoW's freedom to go where they wanted? Signing the book of condolence for Hitler's death? That only a few decades earlier started a rebellion against the British? Yeah, they were a lovely bunch.
    Well, it's like this. The "rebellion" you speak of was a group of Irish men who wanted their country to be free and governed by their own people. Like many other groups throughout the British Empire who wanted and attempted to achieve the same thing, those "rebels" were hanged. Before they were hanged, a majority of Irish people were actually unsympathetic to the rebel cause. After their harsh treatment by the British Empire, they were in full support of independence.

    So once again we see the British Empire is the cause of the trouble but has twisted history to suit the image of a peaceful and caring empire, when the reality is that anybody who even dared to think about freedom was hanged and their families incarcerated in death camps.

    We demonized the Nazis for this shit and rightly so. You glorify the British Empire for doing the exact. same. things.
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    Old 12-03-2012, 01:56 PM
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    We demonized the Nazis for this shit and rightly so. You glorify the British Empire for doing the exact. same. things.
    That's a bold statement!
    (PS thats the second movie quote so I guess we've given up on the quote thing)

    Likening the Empire to the Nazi's is a little harsh to the point of understatement.
    All sides in the Irish issue have been guilty of ill timed actions undermining the possibility of peace. Plus you are forgetting one thing - The Republic has never seriously wanted a united Ireland - that way the Troubles would be theirs and not ours.

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    when the reality is that anybody who even dared to think about freedom was hanged and their families incarcerated in death camps.
    Did I miss something here?
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    We demonized the Nazis for this shit and rightly so. You glorify the British Empire for doing the exact. same. things.
    Are you trolling? Must be.
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