we all have our niggles and that's one of them
now as for your main point if there was mass civil unrest, what do you think the armed forces would be called in to do? (hint : it's not join in with the civil unrest)
You also should consider that if the military really did hate the Prime Minister, the oath does make for a very good excuse to not listen to him, if forced to make a choice. Even if they usually could care less about it.
you never mentioned any survey, not at all.
you haev never had any military experience have you? Colchester Military Corrective Training Centre were the words that sprang to mind with regards to your statement.
And BTW it's "Couldn't care less".. which indicates that you don't care less. if you COULD care less then that says you do actually give a shit.
A lot of people in the UK actually like the monarchy, including lots of people in the army who technically swear allegiance to *her*.
the armed services don't get a choice, it's not a matter of fact that they "like" the queen, it's a matter of fact that the oath says that they swear "allegiance to her majesty the queen, her heirs and successors and the officers set above me"
i know as i once took that oath as a member of The Parachute Regiment and to be quite frank none of us gave two flying fucks about the queen or her heirs and successors.
If you had actually read the links you'll see she and the plug lugged Charles have actually used the veto on several occasions.
I would disagree. It's nice to think that royaly has some for of power in the country, but in reality they do not (at least, not in the UK). The Queen's speech will have been written for her by Parliament, so in instances like this, her opinions are not really her own. Many Brits will agree (though not all), that having a monarchy does a great deal of good for our nation and the commenwelth, strengthening reltationships, and providing a massive tourist industry. Worth every penny in my books.
you having a laugh?? this is the 21st century! why the hell should an accident of birth dictate your station in life or the influence you have over affairs of state???
As it happens the queen and prince Charles DO have a fair bit of say and have actually VERY much influenced things and can VETO bills and acts of parliament and have done so on various occasions
and to be quite frank FUCK THAT.
they also cost the tax payer a fortune but the main point being... why the fuck should some unelected bunch have the right to veto democratically proposed and approved acts and bills just because of an accident of birth.???
value for money my aching ass , it's an affront to democracy and this idiocy has no place in the 21st century... not at all
I'm guessing the mobile phone companies. Porn is already banned on mobile internet, so they have the infrastructure to do it. At the moment if I am on O2, porn is illegal (unless I prove I'm over 18 and opt in to receiving it) over the 2.1GHz 3G network, but if I go 0.3GHz up the dial to their public wifi network, which my phone will do any time it is at a train station, pub, McDonalds etc that has O2 wifi, then I can get all the porn I want.
3 mobile don't filter it at all. never even had to ask to have any filters lifted.
Free hot-spots done as charity or out of public spirit, which could potentially be harmed by such expenses. Very rare. I've only ever come across one of them.
and you came across it coz you were watching porn!
I'm sure if the UK Police get their snoopers charter, any politician who disagrees with them, will find their porn surfing history handed to Mr Murdochs papers and I'm damn sure every single one of them has visited a porn site of their own free will.
No such thing as "The UK Police" you have the various regional police in England and Wales, you have the recently unified Scottish police service now known as Police Scotland and you have the PSNI(Police Service Northern Ireland. England and Wales are under a single legal system, Scotland and NI have separate and distinct legal systems.
There has never and will never be a unified "UK" Police service
The first part of your message just demonstrates your complete ignorance.
You half understood it. It was a satire of your original message which revealed you as an America nationalist with complete ignorance of Europe.
BOOM! BOOM! Basil!
I'm not sure the Lib-Dems would claim to be socialists either.
I don't think there's a mainstream socialist party left in the UK -- although I still cling to the hope that Labour will swing back to the left one day.
the only main stream left of centre party in the 'UK' only serves the Scottish Electorate bud, it's the Scottish National Party who hold to the principles of free healthcare, free education, free care for the elderly, free prescriptions..yadda yadda yadda. The other parts of the UK, as you say are pretty well stuffed with the major jumps to the right labour has taken. i am pretty sure that Kier Hardy would not just be spinning but shouting "WTF?" in his grave at what is called the Labour party these days.
eennaarbrak in England you don't have much of a national health care system left at all, it's privatisation is pretty much done with ALL things now out to tender now.
Define it first you Socialist prick!
David Cameron... a socialist? BWAHAHAHAHA! what planet do you live on?? that prick is slightly right of Atilla the Hun!
Quoting from Ofcom on the suibject... "Ofcom said that the aim of the auction was not to generate revenue for the government, but to promote competition that will ensure consumers will benefit from the rollout of 4G services."
However, I would be willing to bet my mortgage and my left testicle that the mobile carriers will say "this service is x% better than the 3G network, so we need to charge the consumer at least x% more than they paid for 3G services" irrespective of the relative cost of the 3G and 4G services to the provider.
well as someone else mentioned before, Three, who are my mobile service provider have absolutely NO PLANS to charge more for 4G and will also keep their unlimited, unfiltered and the ability to tether into their plans and they are cheaper than the rest.
i reckon your house and left nut now belong to Three
Someone is speaking well of you. How unusual!