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Old 27 Oct 2017, 09:48 (Ref:3776740)   #1
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knighty should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridknighty should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
Sir Lewis Hamilton?

Sir Lewis Hamilton?......

So, if Hamilton wins his 4th world drivers championship, will he get Knighted?......surely he will, I think he deserves it, Like Jenson said, he can be a bit of a weirdo at times, but his achievements behind the wheel are beyond question, when Lewis turns up to a track with his A-game, everyone else is fighting for 2nd........even Lauda is now gushing about him.
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Old 27 Oct 2017, 11:56 (Ref:3776751)   #2
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Dear God, please not ......
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Old 27 Oct 2017, 12:02 (Ref:3776752)   #3
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Wait till hes in his 40s
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Old 27 Oct 2017, 12:11 (Ref:3776755)   #4
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Wait till hes in his 40s
Please wait until I'm older enough not to care anymore.

And only then after some of the lifeblood volunteers that make our sport happen have themselves been gonged up.
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Old 27 Oct 2017, 12:53 (Ref:3776767)   #5
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I just hope that regular poster Bauble is suffering from a broken computer at the moment and that it's not mended until this thread is off the first page of the forum.
If the old boy spots this thread title he'll be needing to quadruple his medication!
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Old 27 Oct 2017, 13:53 (Ref:3776780)   #6
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Do brits still care what the "royal family" is up to?
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Old 27 Oct 2017, 14:19 (Ref:3776785)   #7
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Do brits still care what the "royal family" is up to?
What do you mean by this? Honours in the UK are decided by a committee that meets in Downing Street, and most are politically based.

For example, Jackie Stewart's knighthood was granted because of his charity work and work to bring about racing safety as much as it was for his racing exploits.

The Queen's only real involvement in the granting of honours is in the choice of certain people to join certain Orders, which are always limited in the numbers that can be appointed.
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Old 27 Oct 2017, 14:30 (Ref:3776790)   #8
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What do you mean by this? Honours in the UK are decided by a committee that meets in Downing Street, and most are politically based.

For example, Jackie Stewart's knighthood was granted because of his charity work and work to bring about racing safety as much as it was for his racing exploits.

The Queen's only real involvement in the granting of honours is in the choice of certain people to join certain Orders, which are always limited in the numbers that can be appointed.
My fault. I assumed it was mainly the royal family deciding that stuff.

But I have been wondering lately, do people still look up to the royal family?
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Old 27 Oct 2017, 14:31 (Ref:3776791)   #9
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For example, Jackie Stewart's knighthood was granted because of his charity work and work to bring about racing safety as much as it was for his racing exploits.
On that basis, Hamilton could get one for his contribution to raising the price of gold.
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Old 27 Oct 2017, 14:39 (Ref:3776792)   #10
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On that basis, Hamilton could get one for his contribution to raising the price of gold.
Yes, LH seems flagrantly to breach the regulations every time he races.

ISC, Appendix L, Chapter II, Art 2.2.1

It's as bad as breaching track limits!
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Old 27 Oct 2017, 15:22 (Ref:3776799)   #11
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Yes, LH seems flagrantly to breach the regulations every time he races.

ISC, Appendix L, Chapter II, Art 2.2.1

It's as bad as breaching track limits!
Indeed, I recall a dozen years or so ago Christian Klien and Tony Liuzzi were ordered to remove their (ear) piercings and jewellery pre race. I recall Liuzzi joking about getting a tattoo instead of an eyebrow piercing on the grounds of they can't ask him to remove that.
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Old 27 Oct 2017, 15:54 (Ref:3776805)   #12
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My fault. I assumed it was mainly the royal family deciding that stuff.
There are many misconceptions about the British monarchy, and no she/ they don't chose who the recipients are except in very, very exceptional cases. And contrary to the myths about her, Mrs Queen also sits on the throne just like us, and possibly takes a magazine with her to read in the little room while contemplating her navel.

In truth, the Monarchy have virtually no power whatsoever, and are mainly decorative. They are very good at shaking hands with people whom they are likely to never meet again, and Brenda, Mrs Queen, signs a lot of papers from the elected government that are put in front of her - well, delivered to her daily in a red briefcase (just like all the ministers in the government who carry all their official stuff in red briefcases called Red Boxes).

And contrary to popular opinion, the Royals no longer get paid by the British taxpayers; well, certainly not in a direct fashion. They are paid a fixed percentage of the taxed income generated by their estates and businesses, most of which are very profitable. So for example, the more visitors that go to Buck House, so the Royals get paid more. However, it must be noted that in the last audited figures for 2015, the Royals had a really successful year and so received a bumper pay-out, some of which was actually returned unspent to the Treasury at the year end.
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Old 27 Oct 2017, 17:16 (Ref:3776818)   #13
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And contrary to the myths about her, Mrs Queen also sits on the throne just like us, and possibly takes a magazine with her to read in the little room while contemplating her navel.
I remember when I used to deliver skips to the palace daily, Liz would quite often come down in her dressing gown wearing an old worn out pair of slippers with a cup of tea for me. Go in the royal stables though and it's a different world with all the carriages and top class tack with everything immaculately polished and clean.
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Old 27 Oct 2017, 17:26 (Ref:3776819)   #14
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And contrary to popular opinion, the Royals no longer get paid by the British taxpayers; well, certainly not in a direct fashion. They are paid a fixed percentage of the taxed income generated by their estates and businesses, most of which are very profitable. So for example, the more visitors that go to Buck House, so the Royals get paid more. However, it must be noted that in the last audited figures for 2015, the Royals had a really successful year and so received a bumper pay-out, some of which was actually returned unspent to the Treasury at the year end.
You'll have to excuse my ignorance on the subject - I generally know very little about the Royals, and certainly not as much as you know!

But isn't it a lot more complex than that? Didn't the Queen get a massive pay rise, which essentially means less of that money goes to the government, to fund a refurbishment? (not a great source, granted!) Being able to manipulate your own tax rate like that (and therefore what you contribute to the government) seems a bit iffy.

I'm not anti-monarchy (or pro, I'm not that fussed really - it seems harmless and kinda nice and historical to me), but I imagine if I stopped paying the government set taxes that I have to pay, and used that money to paint my living room, I'd have a court date pretty soon. Normally I'm not fussed what the family are up to, but that one did raise an eyebrow here.
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Old 27 Oct 2017, 18:09 (Ref:3776829)   #15
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