The thing is I am not very royalist, so I'm not very comfortable giving a long description of the Queen's last 60 years by way of a riposte. However, its as clear as day that she does more than just cut ribbons and live a life of tax-payer funded luxury. e.g. the tours she goes on sound glamorous for the first 10 seconds but then you see her sitting through hours of long speeches and boring dance presentations and I switch the TV over. I wouldn't fancy attending even one event at my age, never mind again and again until I die.
Don't worry Carol, he doesn't want to be confused with the facts and has a right to his opinion, even if differs from the likes of us royal folks.
Hi Carol Sorry I just remembered she also cuts ribbons and travels on boats . If you can think of anything else let me know.
Crojoe. My last words on the subject. It's because of the social elitism represented by the Royal Family and the preconceived assumptions of superiority that we end up living in a country where most of the institutions are run by clueless public schoolboys (including the banks). No wonder most of them are smiling they're perpetuating the biggest confidence trick ever and leaving some of the more able in our society twiddling their thumbs in the dole queue. As for tourists of course Italy and France are devoid of these. p.s thought England played quite well. We seemed to at last have a team that cares when they pull on the England shirt. A win in the Euros! That would be something to celebrate.
TX anton for putting me straight. I enjoyed the Jubilee fully and would do it again. I also like the Queen as a symbol of being British. Honestly, today there is hardly anything else to be proud about as you so rightly mentioned such as long dole lines, people out of work, too much one-way migration (the wrong types) and crime on the rise. For one week I was a happy chappy, now back to being bored and cranky about all things British (here's hoping till I get my next dole cheque).