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    UNIONISM AND THE MONARCHY

    It is easy to understand old school Unionism in NI. There are racial , tribal and Religious ties that bond the Unionistpopulation of NI to Great Britain.

    The strand of faith that is most difficult to understand for Southerners is the allegiance to the Monarchy

    The monarchy is essentially an English construct , with German and Pan European connections to an uber class of aristocracy. No Northern Irish person has ever been a part of it , or ostensibly gained very much from its existence.
    It is a vastly expensive luxury institution.
    London gains from its existence as a tourist attraction. Perhaps the Royal connection offers some benefits to Scotland also.
    But what does it offer to Northern Ireland a unionists.

    Is there a percentage of the Unionist Population that is anti monarchist ?

    Your thoughts gratefully received.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gurdiev View Post
    UNIONISM AND THE MONARCHY

    It is easy to understand old school Unionism in NI. There are racial , tribal and Religious ties that bond the Unionistpopulation of NI to Great Britain.

    The strand of faith that is most difficult to understand for Southerners is the allegiance to the Monarchy

    The monarchy is essentially an English construct , with German and Pan European connections to an uber class of aristocracy. No Northern Irish person has ever been a part of it , or ostensibly gained very much from its existence.
    It is a vastly expensive luxury institution.
    London gains from its existence as a tourist attraction. Perhaps the Royal connection offers some benefits to Scotland also.
    But what does it offer to Northern Ireland a unionists.

    Is there a percentage of the Unionist Population that is anti monarchist ?

    Your thoughts gratefully received.
    I chuckle at our republican Royal watchers.
    Even with the usual caveats attached to opinion polls, a 65% to 17% majority for Northern Ireland remaining in the UK suggests little room for doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedCloud View Post
    I chuckle at our republican Royal watchers.
    Royal watching is just as entertaining as watching any other rich and famous celebrity, brangelina, Sarkozy/Bruni, george Clooney etc.
    Doesn't mean you would elect to pay a portion of your tax to own them.
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    Because they're a bunch of sad weirdos

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    Quote Originally Posted by Global Justice View Post
    Because they're a bunch of sad weirdos
    If only ones opposition was so easily dismissed ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gurdiev View Post
    If only ones opposition was so easily dismissed ....
    There's no rationale in any circumstance to have a monarchy, let alone have an obsessive fetish for one that wouldn't cross the street to p1ss on them if they were on fire.

    It's beyond subservience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gurdiev View Post
    Royal watching is just as entertaining as watching any other rich and famous celebrity, brangelina, Sarkozy/Bruni, george Clooney etc.
    Doesn't mean you would elect to pay a portion of your tax to own them.
    I'm really not sure it's anyones business but the good people of the United Kingdom ?
    Even with the usual caveats attached to opinion polls, a 65% to 17% majority for Northern Ireland remaining in the UK suggests little room for doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedCloud View Post
    I'm really not sure it's anyones business but the good people of the United Kingdom ?
    So your response is 'mind your own business' ??

    It's an open thread , you don't have to comment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedCloud View Post
    I'm really not sure it's anyones business but the good people of the United Kingdom ?
    So you can't answer. Says it all you subjugated and subordinated mug to an inbred, leachy government-sponging robber baron

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    Quote Originally Posted by Global Justice View Post
    So you can't answer. Says it all you subjugated and subordinated mug to an inbred, leachy government-sponging robber baron
    Just for you, my slow witted buddy boy.



    I'm really not sure it's anyones business but the good people of the United Kingdom ?
    Even with the usual caveats attached to opinion polls, a 65% to 17% majority for Northern Ireland remaining in the UK suggests little room for doubt.

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