RE: The Monarchy.
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Having read a reply to my original article I thought it merited a reply. First of all I would like to address a number of inaccuracies. I did not say that celebrating the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s reign is “repulsive”, I said that the swooning over the Royal Family be it from the media or from the public is “repulsive” (I don’t begrudge celebrating her jubilee, just the awful tea towels and plates). It is also claimed that I used the “Royal Family is a waste of money argument” which I did not. Now to move on the points made in support of the monarchy. Firstly the article quotes the Queen saying she promised to be devoted to our service. If she is indeed devoted to OUR service, why are we called her loyal subjects? Surely if she is serving us it should be her who uses such slavish terms to address us. The ‘Monarchy brings in a lot of money’ argument falls flat when considering the fact that in a list of the top 20 tourist attractions in the UK Windsor Castle was the only Royal-related place on the list and it came 17th. Plus should this even be considered an argument in the scheme of things? Britain is one of the top 10 arms dealers in the world. This trade brings in far more money than the monarchy does, so by that logic the CEO of BAE systems should be king.
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