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Would you call your new baby boy 'Louis'?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ancientpencil, 27 Apr 2018.

  1. Psycho Sonny

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    no they don't. not from tourism. from their stolen lands then yes. lands which should be subject to the same rules as all of us. then they wouldn't bring in as much over time.

    their time is running out IMO
     
  2. ttaskmaster

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    What, like the forced purchase of privately owned homes, so the council can demolish everything and build a housing estate for immigrants, yeah? I can only imagine the outcry..... they wouldn't dare do something like that.... not ever....!!!

    You WHAT??!!

    This former hairdresser wishes to disagree with you:

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    In case you weren't aware - In addition to starring in "Who Dares Wins", Collins actually did pass the real-life Selection for 21 SAS, but was ultimately denied entry as they felt he was too famous for the secret nature of their work!
     
  3. Dan103

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    nope, but very sad if you start naming your child after Royal baby
     
  4. McBain

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    Nah.
     
  5. Tefal

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    well they live off the crown estate which pays an effective rate of 80% tax.


    I suppose if you want to argue your point they could reverse that agreement and pay whatever tribe going rate of business tax is (which for the likes of Amazon is 1%) and be vastly better off ?
     
  6. 413x

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    When will this baby stuff just not be around anymore.
    So tedious
     
  7. Feek

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    Didn't he just do the initial phase, up to and including test week but wasn't allowed to go any further? I know even that is pretty damn good but it's not the full Selection process.
     
  8. ttaskmaster

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    Sources vary, even down to whether he went for 21 or 23. It's hotly contested often and of course nobody can say for sure.
    The most common opinions from relatively reliable sources seem to concur that he passed Selection for 21, but was always to be pending review based on how well-known his day job was making him at the time. I suppose these days it'd be the equivalent of whether he's an A, B, C-List celeb or however far down it goes. Basically whether he'd sunk low enough to qualify for I'm A Celebrity!
    He was already a member of 10 Para anyway, so it wasn't necessarily that much of a problem in theory.

    Regardless though, getting to test week would take 6 months for 22, but closer to 18 months for either of the others. I doubt they'd let him go through all that and then just drop him before the final stages... I like to think he passed the lot.
     
  9. Will Gill

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    My nephew is called Louis, I approve :)
     
  10. Malevolence

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    Satchmo would be a far cooler name than Louis.
     
  11. SexyGreyFox

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    Psycho Sunny getting burned in this thread :)
    He should do some homework before spouting garbage.
    He must read too much Facebook shares.
     
  12. Angilion

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    They bring in more money from taxation than they cost. Far more - the cost is 15% of the voluntary supertax they pay. It's defined that way.

    The other costs are either standard costs of a head of state and diplomatic functions (e.g. while it would be funny to give President Trump some vouchers for a budget room at a Premier Inn, it wouldn't be good diplomacy) or standard costs of building maintainence. Of course, all that would remain a necessary cost if we deposed the royal family and stole all their stuff.

    So what's actually being proposed is simply stealing everything from a rich family. But only one rich family. Not other rich families. Not usually, anyway. Some people are more consistent and advocate enforcing a wealth cap in general rather than targeting only one family.

    Tourism is also a thing. Yes, tourists would also come to see a palace by itself. But not as many as would come to see a palace a monarch lives in. There are far prettier palaces elsewhere. Disney probably has some. Apple, Facebook or Google could build one in a couple of months and it would be easier for most Americans to get to. But vast numbers of tourists wouldn't travel to see Google Palace just because it was pretty. Even places like Taj Mahal and Versailles don't get tourists solely because they're pretty, and they're probably the prettiest buildings in the world.

    As for the name, it's clearly a Cunning Plan to take over France. The British royal family technically has a legitimate claim to the throne of France(*) and giving a British prince a French name is "obviously" the beginnings of a new takeover bid.



    * That bit isn't a joke. At one point, the King of England had the best claim to the throne of France and the French claimaint only got the throne due to bigger army diplomacy.
     
  13. itchy

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    Norman is a more appropriate name. lol :p
     
  14. Angilion

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    Most of the land was last stolen in 1066, by the Norman conquerors. Before then, it was stolen in the 10th century by the Scandanavian conquerers, in the 5th century by the English conquerors and in the 1st century by the Roman conquerors. Prior to that, it was stolen in a more piecemeal fashion by various more local rulers. Who, of course, were stealing it from other local rulers. There was almost certainly some similar piecemeal stealing in the high medieval period as a result of corruption. Some acres here, some acres there.

    I suppose it could be argued that it should all be given to Wales on the basis that the Welsh are at least partly descended from people who migrated to Britain earlier.
     
  15. Hotwired

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    Could happen :)
     
  16. Malevolence

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    I don't think I've ever seen him post something that isn't either patronising, passive-aggressive or just plain downright rude. I find it best to simply ignore him and just laugh at his posts when they crop up.
     
  17. godinman

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    I'm sorry but this is just unacceptable.
     
  18. SexyGreyFox

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    At least he didn't write 'would of' or ect
     
  19. Hotwired

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    Just cos the pacific one you like wasnt used dont mean they done no harm.
     
  20. Will Gill

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    What about the atlantic one? :p

    Sorry, couldn't resist