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Old 11 Sep 2022, 08:26 (Ref:4125629)   #1321
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Well don't forget 99% of statistics are made up.

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Old 11 Sep 2022, 08:32 (Ref:4125631)   #1322
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If the royals really want to have any relevance to the younger generation, then Charles should have stood aside to let William take the mantle, as I believe that Wills is far more popular than his dad - for goodness' sake, Brian is already 73 years old.

Sorry Mike, I can't let this one pass.
We have a system which has worked well for hundreds of years. Brilliantly 70 years ago.
It's not a popularity contest. Who should decide who is to stand down and who should take their place. Should we for ****'* sake leave it to Simon Cowell to organise and make a fortune from ... and at the same time ruin it as he has pop music?
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Old 11 Sep 2022, 08:34 (Ref:4125632)   #1323
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I wonder what the other 50% do differently?
They don't get married!
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Old 11 Sep 2022, 14:31 (Ref:4125691)   #1324
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Sorry, but back to Dijon Mustard...

I spotted the other day that Leclerc's actually had some in stock so I bought a jar. I've since noticed in very small print on the back it says 'Made in Ukraine', to a recipe for Dijon Mustard. My other half doesn't like it & says it is like English Mustard (it isn't - nothing like!).

At least I have contributed in a very small way to the Ukrainian economy.
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Old 11 Sep 2022, 18:08 (Ref:4125717)   #1325
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Sorry, but back to Dijon Mustard...
What about camembert, vieux Lille or beaujolais? Asking for a Max friend!
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Old 11 Sep 2022, 19:35 (Ref:4125724)   #1326
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French cheese? Can we buy it in the UK?

That. Is. A. Disgrace.

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Old 12 Sep 2022, 13:15 (Ref:4125825)   #1327
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I am not particularly a royalist, and I think a “slimmed down monarchy” is a good plan but it’s probably a far better idea to have a ceremonial monarch as head of state than an elected president. Look at the Horlicks other countries make of electing their heads of state!

As for mothballing Buck House, except for ceremonial and state occasions, I am not sure I see the point. It will still cost a fortune to run and is the focus of the royal family in London, and maybe in England. There are plenty of other royal palaces/ homes that could be mothballed.
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Old 12 Sep 2022, 16:15 (Ref:4125858)   #1328
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As for mothballing Buck House, except for ceremonial and state occasions, I am not sure I see the point. It will still cost a fortune to run and is the focus of the royal family in London, and maybe in England. There are plenty of other royal palaces/ homes that could be mothballed.
I thought they needed to refresh large sections of it. Maybe all of it. Much easier to do and probably a less expensive project if it's not required for perpetual extended use.

When done it would make for a great AirBnB location if no longer required by a downsized Monarchy.

Meanwhile I read that Heads of State will only be allowed one accompanying person as the State Funeral and will be bussed in.

Now, since President Biden has said he is coming, how well is that proposal going to work?
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Old 12 Sep 2022, 18:54 (Ref:4125879)   #1329
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Now, since President Biden has said he is coming, how well is that proposal going to work?
Piece of cake using mind countability. Our prez is supposed to go too. Taking your example with Biden, it gives 1 + 0 =1.
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Old 12 Sep 2022, 23:20 (Ref:4125905)   #1330
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Not so much the minds I had in mind, Gerard. More the minders.

Can GM build a huge and heavily armoured bus quickly enough?

How many of his protection squad will be allowed to be in the area? Will they have to disguise themselves in some way?

If someone could persuade Putin and Zelenskyy to attend and somehow get them on the same bus, then refuse to let them out until they have come to an agreement, would there be any chance of a cease fire? Now that would be a diplomatic coup.
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Old 13 Sep 2022, 05:59 (Ref:4125921)   #1331
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If GM can do nothing, may be Vatican's museum could help with historic models, period correct in this case.
Good idea your bus, just add Occident's official spokespman, Manu premier, and let them talk. If something bad happens top the said bus, call it fatality or accident.
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Old 13 Sep 2022, 06:39 (Ref:4125923)   #1332
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Grant, your wish is command, no private planes allowed to land at Heathrow, no tchopper, only 'normal" planes. And guess what, all those so called VIPs have to use public transport to access the city center! I imagine that some explainations will be required to explain what a bus is…
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Old 14 Sep 2022, 11:06 (Ref:4126044)   #1333
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Of course the advantage of numerous VIPs travelling together to the funeral on a bus is that they may get to talk to each other without loads of officials being in the way.
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Old 15 Sep 2022, 16:14 (Ref:4126148)   #1334
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Of course the advantage of numerous VIPs travelling together to the funeral on a bus is that they may get to talk to each other without loads of officials being in the way.
Lack of translators might be a problem?

Presumably the USA would have to insist that Joe's co-travellers were carefully selected.

Maybe they could all use one of the "on-phone" direct translation apps. That could prove interesting.

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Old 15 Sep 2022, 17:09 (Ref:4126158)   #1335
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I'm afraid that according to the Times, Biden is being allowed to bring the Beast, and a few others thought to be "vulnerable" are allowed individual transport, rather than a Routemaster. Apparently Biden hasn't got a bus pass......
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