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Old 06-13-2008, 01:11 PM
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UN calls for referendum on Royal Family

The United Nations has said that the UK must consider whether they should keep the Royal Family.

UN: Should Britain scrap Royals? - Yahoo! News UK
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Old 06-13-2008, 01:17 PM
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Bizarre. Simply bizarre. The UK has more pressing issues to deal with then this nonsense.
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Old 06-13-2008, 01:22 PM
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Given that by the standards of the UN's own Human Development Index, constitutional monarchies appear to be the most successful form of government there is, I wonder why they're bothering.

Maybe they should look at Zimbabwe and Libya before getting too hung up on demanding that Britain "think about" scrapping its monarchy.
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Old 06-13-2008, 01:25 PM
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I personally think the UN is a scary body and has completely lost the reason why they were set-up in the first place and should focus on more pressing issues.
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Old 06-13-2008, 01:40 PM
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Bizarre. Simply bizarre. The UK has more pressing issues to deal with then this nonsense.
Better yet, I'd have thought the UN has more pressing issues to deal with than that of a perfectly successfull and stable form of government. What a bunch of t@ssers!!
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Old 06-13-2008, 01:42 PM
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This seems like a silly proposition to me. The Sri Lankan envoy proposed it? For what reasons? How does it benefit Sri Lanka for Britain to be a republic?
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Old 06-13-2008, 01:50 PM
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Wow! I can think of a few countries where the monarchy should be abolished before the UK. Just another example of the futility of the UN.
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Old 06-13-2008, 02:01 PM
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The UN Human Rights Council with members including Saudi Arabia, Cuba and Syria. Seriously .
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Old 06-13-2008, 02:07 PM
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I am atonished with all this nonsense from UN....

The UN serves to be a place where nations can discuss their concerns, and to address humanitarian needs. They have no authority to suggest a referendum like this one! It's simply bizarre. They should be more concerned with the countries with poor Human Rights records that are allowed to be on Human Rights Commissions!
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Old 06-13-2008, 04:40 PM
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So iran complains about Sexual discrimination! What can you say about that! Syria complains about the UK disrimination against Muslims (I thought that the UK was too soft) and what on earth has it got to do with Sri Lanka?
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Old 06-13-2008, 05:18 PM
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we have a much ruder word on the farm than nonsense ********, another example how the UN is the biggest waste of time and resources in the world. with all the things this organization could be focused on this is it? crazy just crazy, the wolves are guarding the henhouse. the UN is part of the problem not part of the solution, grand ideal ends with.....corruption at it's worst. i think we need a referendum on the UN

btw what on earth has it got to do with sri lanka???? LONG LIVE THE QUEEN
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Old 06-13-2008, 05:36 PM
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im mad at this stupid idea what right have they to interfere in a democratic country the UN is really a waste of time and money

why dont they sort other major problems in the world rather than attempting to deal with a system that appears to working perfecly
who in the UN came up with this idea by the way

the UN needs to out of the UK's busines and deal with real issues



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im mad at this stupid idea what right have they to interfere in a democratic country the UN is really a waste of time and money

why dont they sort other major problems in the world rather than attempting to deal with a system that appears to working perfecly
who in the UN came up with this idea by the way

the UN needs to out of the UK's busines and deal with real issues




Sri Lanka. Goodness only knows why. Course, it might have to do with all the criticism about human rights abuses in Sri Lanka by Amnesty International recently - perhaps they think that Britain's having a constitutional monarchy is a bad enough human rights abuse to deflect people's attention from their own sorry record.
I'm surprised Saudi Arabia went along with it. If they're so keen to promote republican forms of government, they might want to start at home.
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Old 06-13-2008, 06:57 PM
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Right now I would pay money to see HM The Queen go to the UN herself. She could hand the Saudi Ambassador all the jewels they give the BRF like candy and politely tell him where he can put them.
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Old 06-13-2008, 07:45 PM
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The UN HAS pressing issues:
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Sri Lanka. Goodness only knows why. Course, it might have to do with all the criticism about human rights abuses in Sri Lanka by Amnesty International recently - perhaps they think that Britain's having a constitutional monarchy is a bad enough human rights abuse to deflect people's attention from their own sorry record.
I'm surprised Saudi Arabia went along with it. If they're so keen to promote republican forms of government, they might want to start at home.
So it's only at the General Assembly level then? Then it means nothing. It's just some random ambassadors from random countries making a cry about nothing at all. The UN as a whole is NOT a waste of money though. It's just that some quarters acting in the UN's name bring discredit on it as a whole.
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Yes, you are right CT about the U.N. No one but the British, themselves, should decide when or if the RF should stay or go.
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No one but the British, themselves, should decide when or if the RF should stay or go.
Absolutely! For the UN to tell the British to think about getting rid of their centuries-old monarchy is insulting!
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I personally think the UN is a scary body and has completely lost the reason why they were set-up in the first place and should focus on more pressing issues.
I agree--I just can not believe that they have the nerve to even suggest such a thing. Are they a bunch of ego maniacs that feel they have the right to tell everyone how they are permitted to live and rule?
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I should think that the UN would have more important concerns to focus their time upon than the BRF. It really does not make sense to me. The monarchy is an important and vital part of both the present and the past in the UK. To abolish is simply assinine.
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