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 Barbados - Revolution ?
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Wed 16 Sep 13:46

https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2020/09/15/barbados-to-remove-queen-as-head-of-state-by-november-2021/

Nice one.
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 Re: Barbados - Revolution ?
Topic Originator: Wotsit  
Date:   Wed 16 Sep 16:10

Jamaica heading the same way apparently.

It doesn't make a lot of sense for nations which only exist due to slavery to keep the slaver nation's head of state as their own head of state.

The child who is not embraced by the village will burn it down to feel the warmth.
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 Re: Barbados - Revolution ?
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Wed 16 Sep 16:39

Why don't we remove the lot of them as well and put the money we are wasting to the NHS
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 Re: Barbados - Revolution ?
Topic Originator: red-star-par  
Date:   Wed 16 Sep 19:01

Hopefully Scotland will do the same. Remove her as Head Of State, or just remove her head
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 Re: Barbados - Revolution ?
Topic Originator: donj  
Date:   Wed 16 Sep 19:31

Leave her head alone but leave the disunited UK and look after ourselves.Plenty of natural resources and a record of great people.I'd prefer EU membership but we can decide whether full of Norway style.
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 Re: Barbados - Revolution ?
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Wed 16 Sep 21:42

Does anyone care about the Royals anymore?

Harry's away.
Andrew's on the naughty step.
Charles is mute.
William and Kate are trying but people seem to have lost interest.
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 Re: Barbados - Revolution ?
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Thu 17 Sep 02:21

As soon as Charlie picks up the crown, Australia will be offski too.
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 Re: Barbados - Revolution ?
Topic Originator: DBP  
Date:   Thu 17 Sep 06:13

Agreed, the media went all in on Harry and his wife as appealing to the younger audience to keep that bit of the establishment going, but unfortunately they didn't fancy the gig and folded on them!

I still think it's bonkers that we'd have an unelected, hereditary head of state (and church for those in England).

As for our national anthem (the uk one), as an atheist and as someone who would disband the Royal family... not only an i disenfranchised twice in the first line, I'm always left wondering which other countries, would have their subjects sign such a song to their unelected leaders - and I'm never impressed by the ones I guess at!

Ps good on Barbados 🇧🇧, just wish we would do the same
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 Re: Barbados - Revolution ?
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Thu 17 Sep 09:01

The “national anthem” is actually a royal anthem, not the same thing.

As above, what other country celebrates an individual, especially an unelected one, as their national anthem ?
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 Re: Barbados - Revolution ?
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Thu 17 Sep 09:40

Is Barbados still a tax haven for the rich and prosperous?

There's battle lines being drawn Nobody's right if everybody is wrong.
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 Re: Barbados - Revolution ?
Topic Originator: Luxembourg Par  
Date:   Thu 17 Sep 11:16

<As above, what other country celebrates an individual, especially an unelected one, as their national anthem ?>

Holland? Jordan? Sweden? Denmark? Norway? Saudi Arabia? Thailand? Tonga?

You're welcome ;-)

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 Re: Barbados - Revolution ?
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Thu 17 Sep 11:46

Obviously I'll need to brush up on my national anthems !!!
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 Re: Barbados - Revolution ?
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Thu 17 Sep 11:58

Looked up the lyrics for the Netherlands national anthem. Crikey, it's quite something.

There's battle lines being drawn Nobody's right if everybody is wrong.
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 Re: Barbados - Revolution ?
Topic Originator: Wotsit  
Date:   Thu 17 Sep 12:15

The Swedish anthem is about mountains and trees mainly. It does mention God once, but no mention of the monarch.

Same with the Danish one, except it mentions Freya rather than God and is a bit more fighty than Sweden's.

Not sure about the others but I'd not be in any hurry to emulate the political structures of Thailand, Saudi Arabia or Jordan.
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 Re: Barbados - Revolution ?
Topic Originator: BigJPar  
Date:   Thu 17 Sep 12:21

Can see there being no commonwealth or union left within 10 years.
Good thing too!
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 Re: Barbados - Revolution ?
Topic Originator: Luxembourg Par  
Date:   Thu 17 Sep 13:22

Denmark has two national anthems with equal status; "Der er et yndigt land," adopted 1844, is a national anthem, while "Kong Christian," adopted 1780, serves as both a national and royal anthem; "Kong Christian" is also known as "Kong Christian stod ved hojen mast" (King Christian Stood by the Lofty Mast) and "Kongesangen" (The King's Anthem);

"Sang till Norden" (Song of the North), is based on a Swedish folk tune; it has never been officially adopted by the government; "Kungssangen" (The King's Song) serves as the royal anthem

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 Re: Barbados - Revolution ?
Topic Originator: Luxembourg Par  
Date:   Thu 17 Sep 13:24

Yeah - the Dutch one was quite surprising...

William of Nassau (same house as Luxembourg Grand Duke) celebrates as a German descendant and pays homage to king of Spain?

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 Re: Barbados - Revolution ?
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Thu 17 Sep 13:45

Maybe some connection to the Spanish Netherlands ?
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