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Yes! Oh God! Yes! Huh?
Debate Score:34
Arguments:29
Total Votes:34
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Do You Care About the Queen's Jubilee?

I'm guessing that only Axmeister cares, what say you?Wink

Yes! Oh God! Yes!

Side Score: 19
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Huh?

Side Score: 15
2 points

I think Yes! Oh God! Yes is a bit over the top but I care about the Jubilee for a start it's given us an extra day off which is a good start. Also I think it's about time people in the UK got a bit more Patriotic and showed a bit more pride, in America you see the Flag flown with pride all over the place in the UK though hardly anywhere unless the Footballs on so it's nice to see people flying the flag and the Jubilee end of the day it's a good excuse for a party!!

Side: Yes! Oh God! Yes!
1 point

Yeah! God Save the Queen! Death to Republicans!

Side: Yes! Oh God! Yes!
Mors777(59) Disputed
1 point

LET'S HAVE GAY SEX!!!

Side: Huh?
Axmeister(4317) Disputed
1 point

"LET'S HAVE GAY SEX!!!"

I beg your pardon?

Side: Yes! Oh God! Yes!

I happen to like Jubilees but the Queen's Jubilles are rather old, wrinkled and gravity has taken its toll on them. Wait..., are we talking the same thing? ;)

Side: Yes! Oh God! Yes!
3 points

Meh. Bitch is old, but bitch makes money. Bitch can stay. I did have fun st my school's jubilee celebrations, but that was only because we scribbled out "Queen" on everything and put "Juan Carlos".

Seriously, the guy's awesome. When the people of his country were in mass financial turmoil, he fucked off to Botswana to kill Elephants.

That's like the Queen refusing to give her speech at Christmas because she's too busy playing Xbox.

Side: Huh?
2 points

Hi, I'm new here so take it easy on me, if that is possible.

I'm very proud to be British, which I always think is a silly thing to say, as there isn't really much to be proud of; I was lucky enough to be born in this country, rather than in the third world where I'm more likely to die from something stemming from severe poverty. I'm lucky - and that is why I'm proud to be British.

Despite my pride, I am far from patriotic, most likely due to my upbringing. The monarchy has never been a big deal to my family so logic dictates that I should inherently feel no connection to the Royal Family, which I do not!

In my opinion, the Royals are just a bunch of people who were lucky enough to be born into that family - the same way that I was lucky to be born in this country. I feel no ill will towards them, but also no impulse to hang buntings and have cream tea and scones for them. To me, they are nothing but a group of very fortunate, inbred millionaires who have no real apparent purpose other than to be figureheads for the country, raise a bit of cash for charities and any other odd jobs they can get away with without causing scandals (exception to the rule being Harry). Nothing that a lay person couldn't do. Let us not forget the cost to the taxpayer of maintaining the monarchy.

Despite my personal views, I can understand people's need and enjoyment for occasions such as Jubilees, Royal weddings, birthdays, etc. Those who have either fought for their country, or know someone who has done so may have an understandable desire to show respect to the Queen. Others who are just insanely patriotic. The people who love an excuse for a celebration (go street parties!).

Oh, and of course, four day weekend FTW!

Side: Huh?

Let us not forget the cost to the taxpayer of maintaining the monarchy.

Just in case you didn't know, the money generated by the monarchy dwarfs the amount it costs to the taxpayer. I remember hearing that it only costs 80p per person a year to keep the monarchy running, yet it generates billions in tourism.

Side: Huh?
sazzledk(7) Disputed
1 point

80p multiplied by 60,000,000 is £48,000,000. Lets consider that 2.5 mil of the UK population are unemployed and therefore do not pay taxes. That is a total of around about £2mil profit from the tax payers to the royals. Do you not think that two mil is better spent? Like, for example, spent on people who aren't millionaires to begin with?!

Side: Yes! Oh God! Yes!
Axmeister(4317) Disputed
1 point

"I'm very proud to be British, which I always think is a silly thing to say, as there isn't really much to be proud of;"

World domination?

"In my opinion, the Royals are just a bunch of people who were lucky enough to be born into that family - the same way that I was lucky to be born in this country. I feel no ill will towards them, but also no impulse to hang buntings and have cream tea and scones for them."

It's like how American's celebrate the 4th of July, it's all part of the spirit of nationalism and patriotism.

"To me, they are nothing but a group of very fortunate, inbred millionaires who have no real apparent purpose other than to be figureheads for the country,"

You can say the same thing for all other world leaders.

" Nothing that a lay person couldn't do. Let us not forget the cost to the taxpayer of maintaining the monarchy. "

She costs less than 1% of UK tax payers money, Britain might as well get rid of all those fraudulant politicians if they need to save money.

Side: Yes! Oh God! Yes!
1 point

Britain should modernise into a republic. I propose a removal of the Queen and making Britain have an elected President.

Side: Huh?
Axmeister(4317) Disputed
2 points

Piss off, you wanker.

Side: Yes! Oh God! Yes!
TheAshman(2299) Disputed
1 point

Why, what would Britain gain from being a Republic? We would still have the same elected Government except the Prime Minister would be President instead and what do you propose we do with the Royal family?

Side: Yes! Oh God! Yes!
Mors777(59) Disputed
1 point

So that they can be like America, we have an eelcted President and our the best country in the world.

Side: Huh?
1 point

Agreed. Having a monarchy does nothing good towards the nations well being. Of course it gives people in their council houses hope when they see " their old dear "come on the telly. But not only does she do nothing. But this whole idea costs a lot too! Check out my other debate on this!

Side: Huh?
TheAshman(2299) Disputed
1 point

You say that having a monarchy does nothing good towards the nations well being, how about the additional money brought in via tourism that boosts the nations economy? Britain would not have the same amount of visitors if it was'nt for the Monarchy, also the amount of souvenir's that were bought for example the Royal Wedding last year, souvenirs which were exported around the world again boosting the economy.

Side: Yes! Oh God! Yes!
Hellno(17762) Disputed
1 point

There it is... that's what I was looking for modernise

You are British and the same person as Chaffy and Nummi2!

Side: Yes! Oh God! Yes!

Lol, it's quite a calamity when the following is said: "Britain is like, so like, progressive! Omg Prince Harry and Dianna, y'all!"

Britain has a fucking state religion. Really? A state religion? Fucking kill yourself. Oh, and let's not forget that wonderful, let freedom ring-type, overshadowing theme of the monarchical state; I mean, a queen? What are you assholes, serfs?

Side: Huh?
TheAshman(2299) Disputed
1 point

We dont have a State Religion there is the Church Of England with the clue in the name covers England not Britain as a whole and the only person required by law to be a member is the Sovereign (at the moment the Queen) but we do have freedom to practice any religion we want because of this freedom Britain has been described as a multi-faith, secularised, or post-Christian society.

We may have a Queen but no we are not Serf's we dont have to pledge alleigiance to her.

Now I know America does not have an official State Church but is it not true that your money has in God We Trust printed on it? (Christianity has been foisted on you by the back door). Also are your Schoolkids still required to pledge allegiance to the flag every morning?

Still think you live in the land of the free?

Side: Yes! Oh God! Yes!
ChuckHades(3198) Disputed
1 point

Britain has a fucking state religion. Really? A state religion? Fucking kill yourself.

Yup, and guess what? It means that Christianity has nearly no influence in any politics whatsoever. Because we've let the Christians go about their business, they don't have any outlandish demands, and we all get along fine.

Compare that to the US, with its separation of church and state. I think we can clearly see which system is most effective at keeping religion out of politics.

I mean, a queen? What are you assholes, serfs?

Er, no. Not in the slightest.

Side: Yes! Oh God! Yes!
Axmeister(4317) Disputed
1 point

"Britain has a fucking state religion. Really? A state religion? Fucking kill yourself. Oh, and let's not forget that wonderful, let freedom ring-type, overshadowing theme of the monarchical state; I mean, a queen? What are you assholes, serfs?"

This is a sad case of someone who has only learnt about Britain from media, this has caused them to maintain the strong belief that life in Britain is exactly like an episode of Downton Abbey.

Side: Yes! Oh God! Yes!
1 point

This is not true; notice how you didn't dispute this with facts, but rather with a statement insulting my knowledge.

- Britains monarch is a disgrace to modern society; the monarch is not a peaceful and benevolent icon. It's a sign of oppression, elitism, and hatred, and I can't believe it hasn't been abolished.

- I mean, a state religion? Really? Wow. Welcome to Ancient Rome.

Side: Huh?
1 point

Not really, I would say good for her and all, but since when is 60 years a diamond anything? And hey, it must be nice to get 50 Million a year to live on!

Yep, that does it I don't care!

Side: Huh?
TheAshman(2299) Disputed
1 point

I assume your not married otherwise you should know this, 60 years of marriage = Diamond Wedding Anniversary so 60 years on the Throne = Diamond Jubilee

Side: Yes! Oh God! Yes!

Was that this last weekend? Didn't even notice. Oh, probably because I don't care.

Side: Huh?