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Old 12-14-2019, 04:39 PM
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I'll be totally honest here and state that I don't believe, for one minute, that Andrew composed those words of remorse and sympathy for the victims in the aftermath of the interview. I do believe someone else composed that statement for him and told him what he needed to say.
I don’t believe he did either. Clearly it was damage control by the firm. Andrew seems to lack the ability to hold himself accountable for anything.
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Old 12-14-2019, 06:10 PM
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So I don't see why there is such a tamtam about Andrew Mountbatten-Windsor, HRH The Duke of York and Earl of Inverness, being known as Andrew Inverness.


Also something his nephews have done William and Henry Wales.
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Old 12-14-2019, 06:32 PM
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I'll be totally honest here and state that I don't believe, for one minute, that Andrew composed those words of remorse and sympathy for the victims in the aftermath of the interview. I do believe someone else composed that statement for him and told him what he needed to say.
Obviously.. he was told that he needed to make some pretence of remorse but equally obviously he does not feel it
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Old 12-14-2019, 10:58 PM
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He only gave up his charities when pretty much forced to do so by the fact that they were all dropping him, in disgust. Just like he only expressed regret when he had done his interview, and it was no doubt pointed out to him that the public were disgusted that he had not shown any sympathy for the victims nor regret for his friendship with Epstein. Andrew has not convinced me that he has any remorse fro his behaviour and probably does not believe that he's done anyting wrong...
This is the example of why you should never try to please the public...nothing Andrew does will ever be enough; if he does an interview he doesn't show enough emotion, if he retreats from public life, he will be lambasted for not writing a personal letter of apology to the people of Britain, if he writes the letter I'm sure the follow up will be "give money to whatever charity having to do with victims or something like that. Andrew doesn't show enough remorse doesn't show enough regret etc.
All Andrew should do now after the interview and leaving the charities and public life is lay low go about his life with his family get ready to walk Beatrice down the aisle and wait to see if the law wants anything to do with him.
Don't try to appease a public that will never be appeased.

And just to clarify I am not Team Andrew nor do I support him or his decisions; I think he's a fool. I just disagree with the idea that he should just disappear when we don't know if he did anything wrong; being spoiled and stupid isn't a crime and I will wait for the law to tell me he actually did something wrong.
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Old 12-15-2019, 12:47 AM
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So I don't see why there is such a tamtam about Andrew Mountbatten-Windsor, HRH The Duke of York and Earl of Inverness, being known as Andrew Inverness.

It's exactly the same as The Marquess of Lothian sitting in parliament as Michael Ancram.
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Also something his nephews have done William and Henry Wales.
There is a difference between using Andrew York as William and Harry used Wales as a ‘last name’ in school and the military or Andrew Windsor or Mountbatten-Windsor like other family members use as a last name when one is needed, v. intentionally choosing a subsidiary title’s land designation as a last name to hide your association with an offshore tax haven which is why it is suspicious. If there’s nothing fishy going on, why go out of your way to hide what you’re up to?
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Old 12-15-2019, 01:05 AM
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I agree that Andrew is an idiot, he's made terrible decisions. He may have abused teenage girls, to be honest I was/am leaning that way. The statement released after his interview was most likely written by a crisis management team, certainly not Andrew. However, I still feel the need to hear the results of all the investigations before demanding his family stop socializing with him or that he not attend church on Christmas Day.
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Old 12-15-2019, 05:42 AM
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There is a difference between using Andrew York as William and Harry used Wales as a ‘last name’ in school and the military or Andrew Windsor or Mountbatten-Windsor like other family members use as a last name when one is needed, v. intentionally choosing a subsidiary title’s land designation as a last name to hide your association with an offshore tax haven which is why it is suspicious. If there’s nothing fishy going on, why go out of your way to hide what you’re up to?

Look, we don't know if there is something fishy here. I personally don't like Andrew (and his money-eating ex-wife) but the way the media comes up with big "exclusives" makes me wary. All wealthy people have numerous investments and those dealing internationally use adresses in such tax havens. From the point of view of the richer people, it's normal, it is not illegal and I bet even the journos who became rich through their jobs (like Piers Morgan etc.) deal with their money via investment agents and business co-ops.

So as long as we don't know what exactly Andrew did wrong, I don't wish to see him pulled down from the position he was born into.

Or showing pics of Andrew riding out in Windsor: he lives there and he owns at least a horse which he uses to ride out. So what??? The British tabloids are trying to raise the wrath of the people against Andrew and I'd okay that if they had reasons and proof of his misdeeds.

Yes, I can imagine what he was up to with Epstein. But fact is that Epstein did not only deal in underage girls but had elder ladies for his guests as well. The DM printed the fact that a housekeeper told that Andrew had an affair with a "young" neurosurgeon at Epstein's as if it was a crime. Andrew is not married and I have yet to see a 14 yo neurosurgeon! To have this qualification, you have to be closer to 30 than to 20! But they present this story (if it is true after all) as if it was proof that Andrew is some sort of swine. He may be but proof it with real facts!
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Old 12-15-2019, 06:37 AM
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This is the example of why you should never try to please the public...nothing Andrew does will ever be enough; if he does an interview he doesn't show enough emotion, if he retreats from public life, he will be lambasted for not writing a personal letter of apology to the people of Britain, if he writes the letter I'm sure the follow up will be "give money to whatever charity having to do with victims or something like that. Andrew doesn't show enough remorse doesn't show enough regret etc.
All Andrew should do now after the interview and leaving the charities and public life is lay low go about his life with his family get ready to walk Beatrice down the aisle and wait to see if the law wants anything to do with him.
Don't try to appease a public that will never be appeased.

And just to clarify I am not Team Andrew nor do I support him or his decisions; I think he's a fool. I just disagree with the idea that he should just disappear when we don't know if he did anything wrong; being spoiled and stupid isn't a crime and I will wait for the law to tell me he actually did something wrong.
He has done lots of things that are wrong.. just because they may not be illegal....
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Old 12-15-2019, 07:01 AM
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There is a difference between using Andrew York as William and Harry used Wales as a ‘last name’ in school and the military or Andrew Windsor or Mountbatten-Windsor like other family members use as a last name when one is needed, v. intentionally choosing a subsidiary title’s land designation as a last name to hide your association with an offshore tax haven which is why it is suspicious. If there’s nothing fishy going on, why go out of your way to hide what you’re up to?
Of course it is different to Will and Harry using Wales as a surname.. it is deliberately done for some supsicioius reason...and done, it seems to deceive...
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Old 12-15-2019, 09:24 AM
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So as long as we don't know what exactly Andrew did wrong, I don't wish to see him pulled down from the position he was born into.
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The best thing Andrew could do now is to distance himself from his ex-wife (probably not going to happen) and go live in Switzerland for a few years (also unlikely), until memories of the scandals fade.
(I think he is a foolish man but I suspect he's been dragged into more than one dodgy deal by money-grubbing Fergie.)

Otherwise, the press will keep delving into shady financial dealings while damage to the RF escalates.
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Old 12-15-2019, 11:15 AM
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The best thing Andrew could do now is to distance himself from his ex-wife (probably not going to happen) and go live in Switzerland for a few years (also unlikely), until memories of the scandals fade.
(I think he is a foolish man but I suspect he's been dragged into more than one dodgy deal by money-grubbing Fergie.)

Otherwise, the press will keep delving into shady financial dealings while damage to the RF escalates.
I don't think that it is a case fo Fergie being to blame. Unfortunatltey the "real Andrew" emerged at his interview and showed how utterly horrible, selfish, stupid and dishonest he is...He and Fergie were both involved in money grubbing.. and dodgy deals.. and all he regrets is that he will have to stop or curtail doing this in the future...
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Old 12-15-2019, 12:12 PM
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After reading various articles concerning the whole Epstein saga, a thought occurred to me of an adjective that very easily could be applied to Andrew and even may have affected how he thought of his relationship with Epstein (and Maxwell) and after reading the article in Vanity Fair I'm going to link to, perhaps there's even an element in his interview which explains perhaps why Andrew was so averse to incriminating himself in any kind of wrongdoings in his relationship with Epstein. Fear.

The adjective I'm going to apply to Andrew right here and now is one simple word. Gullible. Egocentric people just love to have their egos stroked. Mix an egocentric and gullible person with a sociopath like Epstein who is described by a ex-girlfriend as "“He always wanted to give the impression that he was an international man of mystery—‘I control everyone and everything, I collect people, I own people, I can damage people,’ ” People with character traits such as Andrew exhibits fall for this manipulation hook, line and sinker and Epstein was a master manipulator. If ever there was a person that would exhibit gullible behavior also, it would be Sarah Ferguson also. Both Andrew and Sarah saw in Epstein the bright and shiny and shimmering glitter kind of person with influence up the wazoo that they really wanted to be and perhaps were too blind to see that he was manipulating them. Even in this article, I see how even Ghislaine Maxwell could have been lured in to this spider's web but that, in my eyes, does not excuse anything she's done to aid and abet Epstein's perverted lifestyle.

These, of course, are just my thoughts and my suppositions and in no way excuses *anyone* from wrongdoings whether criminal, morally or ethically or any other word used to describe what association with Epstein brings about in those he associated with. Andrew has proven with his interview that his moral compass is missing its needle and he's not the sharpest pencil in the pencil box.

The article, to me, is a good read and helped me understand just how Epstein was able to manipulate, influence and scare the living hell out of people when he really wanted to.

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019...ex-girlfriends
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Old 12-15-2019, 10:09 PM
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Often best to read "source documents" rather than the media's interpretations ... you will the "court Exhibits" that were unsealed relating ot the Epstein v Giuffre Case 18-2868 here https://4cminews.com/?p=45755#read
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Old 12-17-2019, 11:08 AM
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I'll be totally honest here and state that I don't believe, for one minute, that Andrew composed those words of remorse and sympathy for the victims in the aftermath of the interview. I do believe someone else composed that statement for him and told him what he needed to say.
Royals don’t write their own speeches or statements even under the most benign circumstances. At the very least there will be a second pair of eyes looking things over to ensure there are no obvious factual errors. More likely, though, the royal will be presented with a first draft of the speech, asked if there’s anything they’d like to add, probably say no, and that’s that.

Once things are at the point where legal action may be on the table I think it’s safe to say the composition of anything released to the public will have come from a well trained team of professionals. Best case scenario, one of them may have sat down with Andrew to get a sense of what his true feelings were, which the statement then reflected.

I think Andrew would have done well to stick to these sorts of written statements. Being under pressure from a good interviewer asking challenging questions has caused plenty of smart, experienced, well trained politicians to fold like a house of cards in televised interviews. Andrew either didn’t take the interview seriously enough or vastly overestimated his own talents.
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Old 12-17-2019, 11:27 AM
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I agree. Andrew should have released that statement first and not did the TV interview. A lot of this mess wouldn't have happened but alas. His ego took over and bite him.
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Old 12-17-2019, 12:07 PM
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I agree. Andrew should have released that statement first and not did the TV interview. A lot of this mess wouldn't have happened but alas. His ego took over and bite him.
But he wasn't going to was he? I cut him some slack initially but I have the awful feeling tht the "real Andrew" came out in htat interview and it was not a pretty sight. His stupidty and his utter lack of "noticing" people other than his own privileged circle.. showed up and it has destroyed him...
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The failure of the interview was entirely Andrew’s, it showed the real him and showed exactly why this friendship with Epstein occurred in the first place, Andrew believes he can do no wrong
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Old 12-17-2019, 01:41 PM
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I agree that Andrew is an idiot, he's made terrible decisions. He may have abused teenage girls, to be honest I was/am leaning that way. The statement released after his interview was most likely written by a crisis management team, certainly not Andrew. However, I still feel the need to hear the results of all the investigations before demanding his family stop socializing with him or that he not attend church on Christmas Day.
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Old 12-17-2019, 02:46 PM
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I agree. Andrew should have released that statement first and not did the TV interview. A lot of this mess wouldn't have happened but alas. His ego took over and bite him.
He deserves the mess he got into. It's a good thing he did the interview. It showed people the true Andrew and it's ugly. We're past the time where priviliged people get away without facing the consequences of their abominable behaviour
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Oh I am glad he did it. No mistake about that. He his arrogance got the best of him and because if it his true colors were shown. Good. That said, it was easily avoidable. The most basic thing to say was remorse for the woman and distance himself from a pedophile. He did neither.
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