for an english essay, help with arguments for and against, thanks
Orf with their heads .....Hang em high i say....i recently had a taste of well earned money from my very hard work and then discovered what a Rich snobby stuck up country i live in thanks to the likes of these above US people...Her Majestys Tax collection service HMRC in my opinion has secret policies to destroy the small buisness man becomeing near big..Why ,coz Big is controled by the rich already...The rich Lords and like here in the UK are above the law,they have history,secret societys of Judges and policemen that the big Rich people control and make these public puppets do there dirty work for them on the queit reforming laws to suit there lifestyles...and it all stems down to the royals... a German rooted family who no English man or women votes for ....we just get another government led organisation "the BBC" to brainwash the public with good propergander...again the BBC,a communist like organisation who wheather or not you want what it offers you have to pay....British Gas is another organisation above the Tax laws of this country who can easily employ a tradesman with out hassle,unlike me a one man operation who does not have secreterial skills ,Accountancy or a walking human calender....But Brit Gas with there prob 100,000 employees staff ect can get away with no paperwork,no hassle...Why...A Brandy down the country club with the right people and its tally ho.
No. Our Royal family is stronger than any other royal family in the world they probably have millions of admirers not just in Britain.
If it's for an essay you could mention how republicanism is slowly growing in the UK. The monarchy is expensive and claims they cost a British adult 60-70p a year although people have said with all their trips abroad etc they cost the taxpayer around £202 million and it's the most expensive monarchy in Europe. You can argue that they generate a lot of money as people come to the UK to visit them. You can say it's good because people can support the monarch if they don't agree with the government as the Queen isn't allowed to choose sides, they provide unity,stability, continuity (as you saw with the jubilee bringing people from all over the Commonwealth) and you could mention that a British republic has already been tried and failed back in the 1600's.
I hope that helps!
Yes. Why should ordinary hard working people be paying taxes towards the maintenance of this monarchy? Fine if it brings tourism to Britain... but that has nothing to do with the frivolous spending of money when people are struggling at the other end. This is over £75 million a year!
Having these remnants of the feudal system still alive and kicking in 2012 is quite mind-blowing. No humans need to be worshipped and so entitled this way, for doing nothing except enjoying a birthright. It's still peasants and Kings.
Absolutely not. People might complain about the Queen and the Royal Family but at the end of the day the majority of people love it. It's just one of those things that is quintessentially British. Likewise, I imagine that the amount of money made through tourism because of people wanting to see the royal family more than makes up for their costs.
The monarchy presents a sense of unity. I mean, how many countries across the Common Wealth participated in the Diamond Jubilee celebrations?
Yes. In my point of view they do nothing active to help the nation other than bring the tourists in. They weren't elected; the only reason they are in the Royal Family is because they were born into it and that is the soul reason they are "eligible" to rule over Britain. We'd be better off using the tax payers money for the people of Britain rather than a family who simply watch over it.
The monarchy is part of British culture. At this point they have little real power and mainly act as figureheads. I think the monarchy needs to be scaled way back. Some vestige of the monarchy should remain but as it stands today it is far too expensive to justify.
There homes would generate a lot more money if they were emply and the gates open all year round...and of course the new cemetry would be another tourist attraction.
Part of the National Fabric (makeup) of Britian....Long-standing Traditions should not be summarily dismissed in the name of 'change'.....
No I don't believe so. They no longer have the arbitrary rule they once had long ago. They are now a part of a long tradition.
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