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 Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Thu 8 Sep 16:13

I have heard she has passed. Just waiting for the family to arrive before the announcement.



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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)?
Topic Originator: SAP PAR  
Date:   Thu 8 Sep 16:17

My work has been on operation unicorn. Only put into effect when a monarch dies in Scotland.
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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)?
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Thu 8 Sep 16:29

I said in a previous thread that I am personally neither pro nor anti monarchy, but as long as they make people happy I wouldn say it is a bad thing.
It might be baffling to some when they see the response from ordinary people but it is what it is.
The same will apply when Charles is crowned King.
Mega feelgood factor. Why? I dunno, but who is to condemn it if it is what the vast majority wants?

Edited to add....I don't agree with my own philosophy when applying it to the majority of republicans supporting the Anti Christ.



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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)?
Topic Originator: DBP  
Date:   Thu 8 Sep 16:47

I think the weird thing is that a national anthem will have to change because one person died

Anyway, look forward to a few days off, although not necessarily seeing the next nose in the trough taking over
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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)?
Topic Originator: sammer  
Date:   Thu 8 Sep 16:57

One UK newspaper reported the death of the Queen at around 3pm today but the report was then removed. A message passed to the new PM when in parliament is assumed to have contained that same information.

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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)?
Topic Originator: aaaaaaaaaargh  
Date:   Thu 8 Sep 18:23

Which newspaper was it?

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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)?
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Thu 8 Sep 18:27

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DBP, Thu 8 Sep 16:47

I think the weird thing is that a national anthem will have to change because one person died

Anyway, look forward to a few days off, although not necessarily seeing the next nose in the trough taking over


....and sent her homeward tae think again?

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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)?
Topic Originator: sammer  
Date:   Thu 8 Sep 18:28

Foreign media claimed the report had briefly appeared in The Guardian.

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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)?
Topic Originator: sammer  
Date:   Thu 8 Sep 18:31

In the event of the Queen dying in Scotland then it appears the ceremonial proceedings require her coffin to be taken to St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh before being taken down to Westminster Abbey.

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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)?
Topic Originator: DBP  
Date:   Thu 8 Sep 18:34

I’ve nothing against the woman parrot - I don’t know her and so have no more emotion to their family at her passing than I do about other family.

I do resent the privilege and patronage we gave her and her family, but that is not about any individual but the institution that all of us allow to continue
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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)?
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Thu 8 Sep 18:42

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DBP, Thu 8 Sep 18:34

I’ve nothing against the woman parrot - I don’t know her and so have no more emotion to their family at her passing than I do about other family.

I do resent the privilege and patronage we gave her and her family, but that is not about any individual but the institution that all of us allow to continue


I fully understand, and mostly agree with that. However. I still say look at the reaction of the nation.
You can`t deny the royal family brings something important to masses.
Strange but true.
As long as it does it should be maintained.

Maybe now she has gone things will change. She was pretty special.

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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)?
Topic Originator: twin par  
Date:   Thu 8 Sep 18:52

Not a royal family fan,but she was loyal to the country,and did her duty till the end. Remember, she was a mother,and a grandmother.

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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)?
Topic Originator: PARadise  
Date:   Thu 8 Sep 18:56

Will the football be off?
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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)?
Topic Originator: DBA  
Date:   Thu 8 Sep 19:06

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PARadise, Thu 8 Sept 18:56

Will the football be off?


Unfortunately so
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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)?
Topic Originator: dave67  
Date:   Thu 8 Sep 19:19

For how many of us. Has she been our only monarch

Let`s try making it till Christmas
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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: Ormiston_Par  
Date:   Thu 8 Sep 22:18

I`ve nothing nice to say, so I`ll say nothing.

The artist formerly known as KGB / Slim Hoolie
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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Thu 8 Sep 22:39

I just wanted to say I have nothing to say either but by saying so I`ve just said something so...
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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Fri 9 Sep 00:31

.

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"

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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Fri 9 Sep 06:38

I suppose the Union Jack, which only gets hoisted one day a year on St Andrews House ( Remembrance Day ) will get an airing so that it can be flown at half mast?

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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: red-star-par  
Date:   Fri 9 Sep 06:45

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Parboiled, Fri 9 Sep 06:38

I suppose the Union Jack, which only gets hoisted one day a year on St Andrews House ( Remembrance Day ) will get an airing so that it can be flown at half mast?


Why bother, doesn`t seem worth getting a flag out just to fly it at half mast
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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)?
Topic Originator: EastEndTales  
Date:   Fri 9 Sep 06:58

I`m a little surprised how few posts this thread has so far.

Episode 2 of East End Tales is out with Jim Leishman!

https://eastendtales.buzzsprout.com/
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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Fri 9 Sep 08:41

The funeral is going to cost a few quid. Meanwhile, many people worrying about how they are going to pay their heating bills soon.
Timing couldn`t have been much worse?

RIP - she didn`t seem a bad old soul?




It's bloody tough being a legend
Ron Atkinson - 1983
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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Fri 9 Sep 10:47

Topic Originator: EastEndTales like
Date: Fri 9 Sep 06:58

I`m a little surprised how few posts this thread has so far.





As said before most people in Scotland are almost ambivalent to the whole thing.

Turned on radio Scotland this morning and it is in full mourning/sycophant mode.

turned it off after two minutes…..started doing my tax return instead…

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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Fri 9 Sep 10:49

RIP...My 93yr old mother will be devastated!
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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: Andrew283  
Date:   Fri 9 Sep 13:00

Definitely the right time to spunk tens of millions on a funeral and coronation 🙄
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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Fri 9 Sep 15:25

"I think the weird thing is that a national anthem will have to change because one person died."

Delete "national" - insert "Royal" - what other country in the world bases their anthem on the head of state ?

Maybe North Korea ?

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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: DBP  
Date:   Fri 9 Sep 15:28

As I’ve said before, “god save the king/queen”

I’m disenfranchised twice, and that’s just with the title of the national anthem
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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Fri 9 Sep 15:31

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desparado, Fri 9 Sep 10:47

Topic Originator: EastEndTales like
Date: Fri 9 Sep 06:58

I`m a little surprised how few posts this thread has so far.





As said before most people in Scotland are almost ambivalent to the whole thing.

Turned on radio Scotland this morning and it is in full mourning/sycophant mode.

turned it off after two minutes…..started doing my tax return instead…


Telt ye.

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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Fri 9 Sep 15:34

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Parboiled, Fri 9 Sep 06:38

I suppose the Union Jack, which only gets hoisted one day a year on St Andrews House ( Remembrance Day ) will get an airing so that it can be flown at half mast?


The Union Jack has never flown over St Andrews House, ever, and it never will.
The Union flag on the other hand.....
They would need to launch StAndrews house if they wanted to fly a Union Jack.

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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Fri 9 Sep 16:11

Not got a vote DBP?



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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: DBP  
Date:   Fri 9 Sep 16:40

?

What I have got is an email from marks and Spencer with their “statement on the passing of Her Majesty The Queen”

Not quite sure why a department store needs to release a statement on that subject, or why they feel the need to spam their customers with it?

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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Fri 9 Sep 18:54

I find all the statements from businesses quite random. Do they think people care what an insurance company or gym chain have to say?
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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Fri 9 Sep 19:18

"The Union Jack has never flown over St Andrews House, ever, and it never will.
The Union flag on the other hand.....
They would need to launch StAndrews house if they wanted to fly a Union Jack."

Locations aside - is there any actual difference between the two in design ?

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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Fri 9 Sep 22:13

No.
The union jack is just the union flag flown from the forward jack-staff of a commissioned naval vessel.
However... The origins of the term "jack" has never really been defined as there are many possible reasons for the term. Nobody seems to know which reason is correct.

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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Fri 9 Sep 22:26

I reckoned there was no difference.

To more pertinent matters - how long until new banknotes, coins and stamps come out ?

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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Fri 9 Sep 22:35

Back in ye olde times a small flag flown on the bow of a ship was called a jack. The Union Jack as we know it now would originally have been called the King`s Jack.
A few years before WW1 the naval Union flag or jack gained parliamentary approval to become the national flag.

And although my eyes were open
They just might as well be closed
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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Fri 9 Sep 22:41

Vee I can rember having coins with Queen Victoria on them!

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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Fri 9 Sep 23:11

Flyovers over M90 closed on Sunday due to courtage from Balmoral heading for Edinburgh.
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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: parsmad68  
Date:   Sat 10 Sep 06:26

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LochgellyAlbert, Fri 9 Sep 23:11

Flyovers over M90 closed on Sunday due to courtage from Balmoral heading for Edinburgh.


What about underpasses?
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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sat 10 Sep 06:51

Nothing strange about businesses making statements

Quite simply showing respect to someone who was dearly loved by the majority of the nation.
I think it is more bizarre that anyone would contest that.
We get messages from work all the time so its a wee bit harsh calling one message spamming.

I have always believed we get more from them than they get from us and there are many ways the country benefits from them.

The only ones among them who I can find reason to dislike are Andrew, his ex wife, and the Nazi spy who abdicated.

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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Sat 10 Sep 07:13

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PARrot, Sat 10 Sep 06:51

Quite simply showing respect to someone who was dearly loved by the majority of the nation.



39 posts on this thread since Thursday with very few actually commenting on the Queen and most social media I have seen suggests the vast majority of the Scottish nation are ambivalent to the Queen but nice of you to speak for all of us.


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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Sat 10 Sep 08:09

“Flyovers over M90 closed on Sunday..”

So, road it is. Yesterday three newspapers were reporting different modes of transport to Edinburgh- road, royal train, and aircraft.

Perhaps the plan included all options and the papers jumped the gun. Anyway I assume there will be vantage points where those who wish to see it pass by can do so?

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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sat 10 Sep 10:30

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P, Sat 10 Sep 07:13

Quote:

PARrot, Sat 10 Sep 06:51

Quite simply showing respect to someone who was dearly loved by the majority of the nation.



39 posts on this thread since Thursday with very few actually commenting on the Queen and most social media I have seen suggests the vast majority of the Scottish nation are ambivalent to the Queen but nice of you to speak for all of us.


I was referring to the UK.

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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: moviescot  
Date:   Sat 10 Sep 11:31

I`m pretty ambivalent about the monarch. The hangers on should be left out of the picture and only the monarch and immediate children supported.

In the 70 year reign I only saw the Queen twice. Once when she opened the King Malcolm where one of my brothers presented flowers.

The second time was quite amusing. I was in the ARI cancer ward when she visited to officially open the unit. I was pretty ill lying on my bed feeling sorry for myself. The Queen was being shown round the ward. One of the young patients (about 18) who had been in for about 4 months was to be one of the people she met. His room was decorated with some quite racy pictures of Xbox ladies.

The hospital moved him temporarily to a room which was bare.

The Queen walked in and chatted to the lad for a few minutes.

After she left my wife went and asked him what the Queen had talked to him about
He said she asked how he was feeling. She then commented that his room was very clean and tidy for a teenager.

She clearly knew fine well they had moved him
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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Sat 10 Sep 12:23

Watching the proclamation of the King in the City of London and it looks rather quite ridiculous. Watching a series of podgy, somewhat unfit looking, older gentlemen, dressed up like English civil War soldiers carrying period weapons like muskets and pikes grudge through the streets. At least when it`s the King`s Guard doing the ceremonial duties they look like they could still do the job that those previously mentioned would have been expected to do centuries ago.

And although my eyes were open
They just might as well be closed
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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: EastEndTales  
Date:   Sat 10 Sep 12:32

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veteraneastender, Fri 9 Sep 15:25

"I think the weird thing is that a national anthem will have to change because one person died."

Delete "national" - insert "Royal" - what other country in the world bases their anthem on the head of state ?

Maybe North Korea ?


Luxembourg.

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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: Hay Fever  
Date:   Sat 10 Sep 13:02

I see there saying her favourite ever Horse was ‘Dunfermline’ which won the St Ledger in her Silver Jubilee year in 1977. No idea why she called it Dunfermline but surely must have some Link to oor City

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Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sat 10 Sep 13:50

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Hay Fever, Sat 10 Sep 13:02

I see there saying her favourite ever Horse was ‘Dunfermline’ which won the St Ledger in her Silver Jubilee year in 1977. No idea why she called it Dunfermline but surely must have some Link to oor City


Charles I was born in Dunfermline - maybe a nod to one of her predecessors ?
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Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Sat 10 Sep 14:03

Pretty sure that horse won on the same day Scotland beat England at Wembley. Our local bookies in the toon and surrounding area paid out on loads of doubles that day!

btw Vee you might want to rephrase “ maybe a nod” the poor chap had his heid chopped off…

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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sat 10 Sep 14:48

Same for his grannie.
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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: Westies squint kicks  
Date:   Sat 10 Sep 15:04

Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: Hay Fever
Date: Sat 10 Sep 13:02

I see there saying her favourite ever Horse was ‘Dunfermline’ which won the St Ledger in her Silver Jubilee year in 1977. No idea why she called it Dunfermline but surely must have some Link to oor City

Aside the history of the town/city the sire of Dunfermline was called "Royal Palace", when naming horses many owners like to give a nod in some way to the breeding.

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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: 60yearapar  
Date:   Sat 10 Sep 20:02

Fairly certain that it was the oaks that Dunfermline won in 1977, it was indeed the same day that Scotland won 2-1 at Wembley and the fans invaded the park at the end ( we took your turf and goalposts too) as the song went.

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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Sat 10 Sep 20:51

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60yearapar, Sat 10 Sept 20:02

Fairly certain that it was the oaks that Dunfermline won in 1977, it was indeed the same day that Scotland won 2-1 at Wembley and the fans invaded the park at the end ( we took your turf and goalposts too) as the song went.


Was indeed the Oaks, paid for our trip down Souff many times over!🤔👍😎🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: MikeyLeonard  
Date:   Sat 10 Sep 21:09

Her wedding dress was made by Winterthur (Dunfermline company) so that might explain the connection with the horse named Dunfermline.

Edit - after a quick Google check, it seems Winterthur provided the satin that made the dress.

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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: Tenruh  
Date:   Sat 10 Sep 21:10

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parsmad68, Sat 10 Sept 06:26

Quote:

LochgellyAlbert, Fri 9 Sep 23:11

Flyovers over M90 closed on Sunday due to courtage from Balmoral heading for Edinburgh.


What about underpasses?


I believe the underpass at Kelty is also closed
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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sun 11 Sep 13:20

My son came through from Glasgow around noon. He said the Kincardine Bridge area was positively hoaching with police vehicles. Isn`t she coming down the M90 and over the Queensferry Crossing on her way to Edinburgh?

If so, what are a` they polis daein in Kincardine? 🤔



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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: allparone  
Date:   Sun 11 Sep 13:29

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GG Riva, Sun 11 Sep 13:20

My son came through from Glasgow around noon. He said the Kincardine Bridge area was positively hoaching with police vehicles. Isn`t she coming down the M90 and over the Queensferry Crossing on her way to Edinburgh?

If so, what are a` they polis daein in Kincardine? 🤔


They are often there checking vehicles.
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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sun 11 Sep 14:01

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allparone, Sun 11 Sep 13:29

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GG Riva, Sun 11 Sep 13:20

My son came through from Glasgow around noon. He said the Kincardine Bridge area was positively hoaching with police vehicles. Isn`t she coming down the M90 and over the Queensferry Crossing on her way to Edinburgh?

If so, what are a` they polis daein in Kincardine? 🤔


They are often there checking vehicles.


Ah cheers, allparone. I thought they might have got lost - went to the wrong bridge. 😃



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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: sintv  
Date:   Sun 11 Sep 17:10

Lucky is the wrong word but at least with the queen dying in Balmoral, it gave the people a chance to pay their respects on the drive to Edinburgh.
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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sun 11 Sep 17:34

Yeah, I was wondering how Scotland would have been able to show its respect for the Queen if she hadn`t died here.

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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: twin par  
Date:   Sun 11 Sep 18:16

Having watched the view`s today,on t.v, from the air,just shows how beautiful our country is.But then I am biased! Always make a point of having a weeks holiday in the Highlands, still stunning.

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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sun 11 Sep 18:50

It was a good promo for the often-neglected East Coast countryside. The only jarring note was when the historian who was co-commentating mentioned the spontaneous `English` clapping en route. He quickly corrected himself but it was embarrassing.

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Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Sun 11 Sep 19:05

Certainly made we want to book a holiday up there. Gorgeous.
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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: parsmad68  
Date:   Sun 11 Sep 19:38

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wee eck, Sun 11 Sep 18:50

It was a good promo for the often-neglected East Coast countryside. The only jarring note was when the historian who was co-commentating mentioned the spontaneous `English` clapping en route. He quickly corrected himself but it was embarrassing.


I didn’t enjoy his commentary. It seemed a bit biased at times. It was quite moving the number of people who came to pay their respect en-route.
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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: SAP PAR  
Date:   Sun 11 Sep 20:23

I enjoyed the commentary on sky. The guy was very knowledgeable and referenced the Abbey, King Robert and Princess Margaret as the cortège was passing Dunfermline.
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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: red-star-par  
Date:   Sun 11 Sep 20:33

Thousands lined some streets, millions stayed at home
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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: twin par  
Date:   Sun 11 Sep 20:35

Millions couldn`t line the streets, that's, just daft.

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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sun 11 Sep 20:40

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red-star-par, Sun 11 Sep 20:33

Thousands lined some streets, millions stayed at home


Really wasn`t necessary.
Maybe if there were gantrys built the length of the motorway more folk would have been able to fit in. I dont think the population of Dunfermline could cram on to the few flyovers, or maybe you think they should have lined the hard shoulder.

I think it was maybe more sensible to watch it on tv.



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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: cfad  
Date:   Sun 11 Sep 20:54

Did they change the law to make it legal for people to stop on the northbound M90, road and hard shoulder, and get out of their cars to take pics?? Numpties
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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: back oh the net  
Date:   Sun 11 Sep 21:10

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PARrot, Sun 11 Sep 20:40

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red-star-par, Sun 11 Sep 20:33

Thousands lined some streets, millions stayed at home


Really wasn`t necessary.
Maybe if there were gantrys built the length of the motorway more folk would have been able to fit in. I dont think the population of Dunfermline could cram on to the few flyovers, or maybe you think they should have lined the hard shoulder.

I think it was maybe more sensible to watch it on tv.


You mean like what they were doing from pretty much Aberdeen till just before the rosyth junction?

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Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Sun 11 Sep 21:11

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red-star-par, Sun 11 Sept 20:33

Thousands lined some streets, millions stayed at home


To be fair, it`s more than will look out for me when I pop off this mortal coil.
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Topic Originator: SAP PAR  
Date:   Sun 11 Sep 21:59

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red-star-par, Sun 11 Sep 20:33

Thousands lined some streets, millions stayed at home


What an absolutely ludicrous statement which only goes to show how small minded some people in this country are.
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Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Sun 11 Sep 22:01

I switched to sky news too as the BBC coverage had a lot of political posturing, and kept switching to London.

Agree TwinPar the scenery was stunning. I’ve no been in Inverness since our last match fixture. A long weekend awaits.

Balmoral Castle is an excellent visit - the route to get there through the hills, then over the river and a walk through the gardens. Stopping at the many whisky distilleries too. Fabulous.

”Buffy’s Buns are the finest in Fife”, J. Spence 2019”
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Topic Originator: twin par  
Date:   Sun 11 Sep 22:37

Had,the Queen died in London,it would have no way been as spectacular. The Scottish scenery, set the scene, the BBC, from the air,made the day.
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Topic Originator: moviescot  
Date:   Sun 11 Sep 22:48

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back oh the net, Sun 11 Sep 21:10[/

You mean like what they were doing from pretty much Aberdeen till just before the rosyth junction?


I`m not sure what that comment means. The limited number of streets that the cortege went through in Aberdeen were extremely busy. Mostly were 3 or 4 deep. Clearly the whole of the city was not standing about waiting for her but to suggest it wasn`t busy is completely wrong.
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Topic Originator: back oh the net  
Date:   Mon 12 Sep 00:00

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moviescot, Sun 11 Sep 22:48

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back oh the net, Sun 11 Sep 21:10[/

You mean like what they were doing from pretty much Aberdeen till just before the rosyth junction?


I`m not sure what that comment means. The limited number of streets that the cortege went through in Aberdeen were extremely busy. Mostly were 3 or 4 deep. Clearly the whole of the city was not standing about waiting for her but to suggest it wasn`t busy is completely wrong.


Maybe if you had read the whole quote that I was replying to then you would know what was meant by it

I was talking about sheer number of idiots parking up on the hard shoulder of the A90/M90 not just on the southbound side but also the northbound side which was still live btw then walking over and standing on the central reservation or the ones still on the central reservation southbound who couldn’t get back over once the road had reopened

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Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Mon 12 Sep 02:48

I`m heading down to London overnight. Papers suggesting we make her a saint.
That has to be the stupidest suggestion I`ve ever heard.

She was already a saint.

The idea of canonisation was a Roman thing.
A biblical saint is quite simply a professed follower or deciple of Christ, nothing more.
All believers are saints.
The Queen, as a protestent, would not be amused.

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Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Mon 12 Sep 07:58

Using the methodology employed by Indy march organisers I would reckon at least six million lined the streets yesterday....

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Topic Originator: red-star-par  
Date:   Mon 12 Sep 10:25

"She was already a Saint"
Haha, that must be the stupidest thing ever written on this site
How many Saints have billions of ill gotten gains squirreled away in shady offshore accounts and funds and continually take hand outs from the state while being monarch of a kingdom where 30 percent of kids live in poverty.
She`s a modern day Mother Theresa right enough
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Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Mon 12 Sep 11:12

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red-star-par, Mon 12 Sep 10:25

"She was already a Saint"
Haha, that must be the stupidest thing ever written on this site
How many Saints have billions of ill gotten gains squirreled away in shady offshore accounts and funds and continually take hand outs from the state while being monarch of a kingdom where 30 percent of kids live in poverty.
She`s a modern day Mother Theresa right enough


I think you missed the point completely RSP.
My post was addressing the erroneous use of the word. You are welcome to your opinion on her virtuousness and integrity, which few will agree with methinks, but try to follow the script.
I think your strong feelings on the subject are distracting you a bit.

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Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Mon 12 Sep 13:40

Just seen our very own Provost Jim Leishman arrive at St Giles.
On Sky, full frontal from the waist up!

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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Tue 13 Sep 18:16

OH Jings :-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-62893476

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 13 Sep 18:30

How ironical; the government announces it`s a bank holiday and a holiday firm decides to close down for the day!

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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Tue 13 Sep 18:59

You could not make it up wee eck .. Also I am sure that day is a bank holiday here ..so do we get a day in lieu >>

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Topic Originator: parathletic  
Date:   Tue 13 Sep 23:08

Center Parcs has done a U turn

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-62893476

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Topic Originator: Jeffery  
Date:   Tue 13 Sep 23:26

The guy in the article on a `two week break` must`ve won the lottery.
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Topic Originator: Grant  
Date:   Thu 15 Sep 12:50

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PARrot, Fri 9 Sept 15:34

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Parboiled, Fri 9 Sep 06:38

I suppose the Union Jack, which only gets hoisted one day a year on St Andrews House ( Remembrance Day ) will get an airing so that it can be flown at half mast?


The Union Jack has never flown over St Andrews House, ever, and it never will.
The Union flag on the other hand.....
They would need to launch StAndrews house if they wanted to fly a Union Jack.


Wrong.
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Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Thu 15 Sep 17:48

Folk are now taking selfies with a hearse?

How completely bizarre......



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Topic Originator: parsmad68  
Date:   Fri 16 Sep 04:50

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Grant, Thu 15 Sep 12:50

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PARrot, Fri 9 Sept 15:34

Quote:

Parboiled, Fri 9 Sep 06:38

I suppose the Union Jack, which only gets hoisted one day a year on St Andrews House ( Remembrance Day ) will get an airing so that it can be flown at half mast?


The Union Jack has never flown over St Andrews House, ever, and it never will.
The Union flag on the other hand.....
They would need to launch StAndrews house if they wanted to fly a Union Jack.


Wrong.


Hello Grant I am interested as to why it is wrong. I also believed that the Union Jack was a maritime flag.
Just would like to understand more as to why it is wrong. Thanks.
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Topic Originator: Grant  
Date:   Fri 16 Sep 07:14

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parsmad68, Fri 16 Sept 04:50

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Grant, Thu 15 Sep 12:50

Quote:

PARrot, Fri 9 Sept 15:34

Quote:

Parboiled, Fri 9 Sep 06:38

I suppose the Union Jack, which only gets hoisted one day a year on St Andrews House ( Remembrance Day ) will get an airing so that it can be flown at half mast?


The Union Jack has never flown over St Andrews House, ever, and it never will.
The Union flag on the other hand.....
They would need to launch StAndrews house if they wanted to fly a Union Jack.


Wrong.


Hello Grant I am interested as to why it is wrong. I also believed that the Union Jack was a maritime flag.
Just would like to understand more as to why it is wrong. Thanks.



That`s a relatively recent train of thought apparently.

" is sometimes claimed that the Union Flag should be described as the Union Jack only when flown in the bows of a warship, but this is a relatively recent idea. From its earliest days, the Admiralty often referred to the flag – however it was used – as the Union Jack. In 1902 an Admiralty Circular announced that either name could be used officially. And in 1908 the UK Parliament approved this verdict, stating that ‘the Union Jack should be regarded as the National flag’."

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Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Fri 16 Sep 07:39

“Folk are now taking selfies with a hearse?”

Even Elsie the Selfie wouldn’t stoop so low. Being knee high to a corgi she wouldn’t need to anyway.

As for the Union flag, will she manage to rustle one up this time when the new PM visits Bute Hoose?

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Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Fri 16 Sep 08:56

As I understand it, the Union Jack is simply the traditional naval name for the Union Flag flown on a Royal Navy vessel.

Same flag.
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Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Fri 16 Sep 09:16

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veteraneastender, Fri 16 Sep 08:56

As I understand it, the Union Jack is simply the traditional naval name for the Union Flag flown on a Royal Navy vessel.

Same flag.


You are correct sir.
A commissioned naval vessel.
Usually only flown from the forward jack-staff while alongside or at anchor.(hm ships at sea only fly the white ensign) the union flag becomes a jack when hoisted at 0800 from 15th February to 31st October, and at 0900 from 1st November to 14th February while in the uk.
Naval tradition calls the ceremony "colours"
The ceremony to lower the flag is referred to as "sunset" or "evening colours".

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Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Fri 16 Sep 11:06

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Grant, Thu 15 Sep 12:50

Quote:

PARrot, Fri 9 Sept 15:34

Quote:

Parboiled, Fri 9 Sep 06:38

I suppose the Union Jack, which only gets hoisted one day a year on St Andrews House ( Remembrance Day ) will get an airing so that it can be flown at half mast?


The Union Jack has never flown over St Andrews House, ever, and it never will.
The Union flag on the other hand.....
They would need to launch StAndrews house if they wanted to fly a Union Jack.


Wrong.


How am I wrong Grant. Scrub that, I got your reply above.
Thanks for that.



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Topic Originator: parsmad68  
Date:   Fri 16 Sep 12:35

This forum would be a great team in the Chase. Thanks all.
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Topic Originator: Grant  
Date:   Fri 16 Sep 13:43

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PARrot, Fri 16 Sept 11:06

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Grant, Thu 15 Sep 12:50

Quote:

PARrot, Fri 9 Sept 15:34

Quote:

Parboiled, Fri 9 Sep 06:38

I suppose the Union Jack, which only gets hoisted one day a year on St Andrews House ( Remembrance Day ) will get an airing so that it can be flown at half mast?


The Union Jack has never flown over St Andrews House, ever, and it never will.
The Union flag on the other hand.....
They would need to launch StAndrews house if they wanted to fly a Union Jack.


Wrong.


How am I wrong Grant. Scrub that, I got your reply above.
Thanks for that.



In fairness Parrot it`s an incredibly common misconception.
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Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Fri 16 Sep 16:03

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Grant, Fri 16 Sep 13:43

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PARrot, Fri 16 Sept 11:06

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Grant, Thu 15 Sep 12:50

Quote:

PARrot, Fri 9 Sept 15:34

Quote:

Parboiled, Fri 9 Sep 06:38

I suppose the Union Jack, which only gets hoisted one day a year on St Andrews House ( Remembrance Day ) will get an airing so that it can be flown at half mast?


The Union Jack has never flown over St Andrews House, ever, and it never will.
The Union flag on the other hand.....
They would need to launch StAndrews house if they wanted to fly a Union Jack.


Wrong.


How am I wrong Grant. Scrub that, I got your reply above.
Thanks for that.



In fairness Parrot it`s an incredibly common misconception.


Always happy to be corrected.

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Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Sat 17 Sep 09:19

The waiting time in the queue to shuffle past a coffin reached 24 hours at one point overnight. Its now only 16 hours. Authorities need to step in and save these idiots from themselves but they won`t. There seems to be some sort of pride that large swathes have been so brainwashed by the whole spectacle that they have become unthinking robots unable to exercise rational thought.

And although my eyes were open
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Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sat 17 Sep 10:29

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The One Who Knocks, Sat 17 Sep 09:19

The waiting time in the queue to shuffle past a coffin reached 24 hours at one point overnight. Its now only 16 hours. Authorities need to step in and save these idiots from themselves but they won`t. There seems to be some sort of pride that large swathes have been so brainwashed by the whole spectacle that they have become unthinking robots unable to exercise rational thought.


Or they are all reasonably intelligent professional people with a different opinion to yours.
Like I said, there is a massive countrywide support for themonarchy. For that reason I am not opposed to it despite my bewilderment.

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Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Sat 17 Sep 11:19

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The One Who Knocks, Sat 17 Sep 09:19

The waiting time in the queue to shuffle past a coffin reached 24 hours at one point overnight. Its now only 16 hours. Authorities need to step in and save these idiots from themselves but they won`t. There seems to be some sort of pride that large swathes have been so brainwashed by the whole spectacle that they have become unthinking robots unable to exercise rational thought.


I really despise posts like this full of deep-rooted hatred for people you`ve never even met. Sad

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Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sat 17 Sep 11:29

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da_no_1, Sat 17 Sep 11:19

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The One Who Knocks, Sat 17 Sep 09:19

The waiting time in the queue to shuffle past a coffin reached 24 hours at one point overnight. Its now only 16 hours. Authorities need to step in and save these idiots from themselves but they won`t. There seems to be some sort of pride that large swathes have been so brainwashed by the whole spectacle that they have become unthinking robots unable to exercise rational thought.


I really despise posts like this full of deep-rooted hatred for people you`ve never even met. Sad


Hate filled? You have to be trolling, da? I`ve never met TOWK, but he comes across as an articulate, intelligent guy, even if he does have an inexplicable crush on Man U. 😃 Any negative feelings he has are directed only towards Liverpool FC.

I think what we are witnessing in London and on the BBC just now can only be termed collective hysteria, for which there is no cure or logical explanation. How long it will go on for is anybody`s guess.



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Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Sat 17 Sep 12:45

Thanks for the defence GG and I`m quite surprised that da_no_1 has come out with such a hyperbolic response. I can assure you all I have absolutely no hate for these individuals. I just find what I am witnessing as utterly preposterous and bemusing. I agree entirely with your last paragraph GG. Sums up my feelings 100%.

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Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sat 17 Sep 13:03

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The One Who Knocks, Sat 17 Sep 12:45

Thanks for the defence GG and I`m quite surprised that da_no_1 has come out with such a hyperbolic response. I can assure you all I have absolutely no hate for these individuals. I just find what I am witnessing as utterly preposterous and bemusing. I agree entirely with your last paragraph GG. Sums up my feelings 100%.


I`m sure you`re quite capable of defending yourself, TOWK, but I couldn`t help myself. Pretty sure da_no 1 was on the wind up. The BBC are giving the most extreme examples of this collective hysteria a platform. A few days ago, a lass from Ayr told how she caught a bus down to London ( 8hrs) and queued for 5 hrs to file past the Queen`s coffin. She explained that she`d never met her but had seen her on TV and it felt like she was her gran. Eh? Presumably she had another 8hr journey to get home again and maybe hotel or B&B in between. Not cheap.

I wonder what folk in these queues do when nature calls? Does someone keep their place if they obey it or do they go back to the end of the line? And to think the Royals probably don`t give a tinker`s cuss for these loyal and faithful subjects......🙁



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Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Sat 17 Sep 14:01

Just because you don`t think it`s the done thing to do GG, doesn`t mean it isn`t.

I wasn`t trolling. Just like yous probably aren`t when you and TOWK keep knocking folk who have different views on how to mourn Her Maj

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Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Sat 17 Sep 14:41

Dare I ask where they go to the toilet?
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Topic Originator: charlie1  
Date:   Sat 17 Sep 14:52

There is 500 portaloos
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Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Sat 17 Sep 15:03

Do people get a ticket with a number? I know Britain is famous for queues, but can guarantee a few people would pretend to have been in the toilet and jump ahead.
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Topic Originator: charlie1  
Date:   Sat 17 Sep 15:07

They get numbered wrist bands
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Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sat 17 Sep 18:39

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da_no_1, Sat 17 Sep 14:01

Just because you don`t think it`s the done thing to do GG, doesn`t mean it isn`t.

I wasn`t trolling. Just like yous probably aren`t when you and TOWK keep knocking folk who have different views on how to mourn Her Maj


Ah, apologies, da. I read most of your posts and the one criticising TOWK was so out of character, I thought you were making a bit of mischief.

I would make a distinction between hating a specific person(s) and what they represent. I didn`t "hate" the Queen, her husband or any of her family, but I can`t deny I don`t feel the love for the privileges they enjoy by reason of birth. Had any of them earned such a position through their own graft and business acumen, I`d probably admire them. I have a number of relatives who are now millionaires, precisely for these reasons, but I don't envy them anything. They`ve sacrificed their lives to achieve what they have but they` won`t take anything more than I will when they go into that wooden box.....



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Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Sat 17 Sep 18:43

Fair doos hate was maybe a bit strong

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sat 17 Sep 19:12

I heard a guy being interviewed on the car radio as I drove to the match. He had queued TWICE in the last few days to file past the coffin. I find it very hard to understand but respect the guy`s right to spend his time as he likes. By the way, the `minute`s silence` at today`s game was barely half a minute.

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Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Sat 17 Sep 21:08

At the end of the day it’s a dead celebrity - I was gutted when Bowie died but I wouldn’t queue to fawn over his coffin. There is something deeply weird about it all to me. Seems to be actions that a lot of folk wouldn’t do for their own relatives and a whole look at me thing about it.




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Topic Originator: DA-go Par Adonis  
Date:   Sun 18 Sep 14:13

I recognise their right to do it - as the family/state has given the public the option, but anyone queuing for 24 hours to wander past the closed coffin of someone they didn`t know is living in a different reality to me.

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Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Mon 19 Sep 09:13

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DA-go Par Adonis, Sun 18 Sep 14:13

I recognise their right to do it - as the family/state has given the public the option, but anyone queuing for 24 hours to wander past the closed coffin of someone they didn`t know is living in a different reality to me.


Eloquently framed, DA-go. Very classy. 🙂



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Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Mon 19 Sep 14:00

With the Queen now making the final journey to Windsor and the formalities now almost over perhaps some normality can return to these shores.
The service and proceedings were suitably restrained and free of grandeur. A fitting send off.
Perhaps Sir Lindsey Hoyle will reflect on the hyperbole he spouted yesterday.
https://www.heraldscotland.com/politics/22293763.commons-speaker-sir-lindsay-hoyle-mocked-saying-queens-funeral-most-important-event-world-will-ever-see/

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Topic Originator: aaaaaaaaaargh  
Date:   Mon 19 Sep 14:38

I think the return to normality is going to be a big relief for some and a big shock for others.

The tories will have nothing to hide behind now that they have finished their silly election and the funeral is over, and the royals will slowly realise that they have lost their only real asset. Charles is having his dead cat bounce (or should that be queen?) in the opinion polls, but that probably won`t last too long. If he is lucky it will continue until the coronation. If he is unlucky the tabloids will be full of negative stories by Christmas.

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Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Mon 19 Sep 14:59

I actually think that this event has ultimately damaged the monarchy, at least up here. Before all this I didn`t have any feelings for against having a monarchy but I now feel its very much served any purpose it had. The bonkersness of all the proceedings I`ve seen over the past week seem to be from another time which is completely out of touch with how we live our lives today. I like to think I am a very average, humble sort of guy (albeit with movie star good looks and rapier wit) and I tend to hold pretty much mainstream views. If I`m thinking that the monarchy is now an outdated concept then I reckon the national mood, in Scotland at least, has moved.

And although my eyes were open
They just might as well be closed
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Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Mon 19 Sep 15:11

Moved where?

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Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Mon 19 Sep 15:23

Away from feeling there`s a need for a monarchy.
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Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Mon 19 Sep 15:31

Keep them if they are paying for themselves.
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Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Mon 19 Sep 16:20

Apparently Dougie Henshall has suggested the Royal coffin was empty.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/shetland-actor-douglas-henshall-faces-28011770

He certainly knows how to rattle cages !!!

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Topic Originator: Grant  
Date:   Mon 19 Sep 16:38

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ipswichpar, Mon 19 Sept 15:31

Keep them if they are paying for themselves.


Is the Royal family that being tourism or is it the history and the buildings? I`m sure the Palace of Versailes (sp) is one of the most, if not the most viewed building in Europe and the French Royal family have been absent a bit.
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Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Mon 19 Sep 18:25

Well I watched most of today`s proceedings having given most of it a miss since she left Scotland. I found it very moving especially The Lone Piper leaving Westminster Abbey and similarly at Windsor Chapel. The 10s of thousands of people who lined the streets last week in Scotland seem to think it`s something worthwhile here.

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: DA-go Par Adonis  
Date:   Mon 19 Sep 20:10

That`s a massive majority of Scots not lining the streets by that logic.

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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Mon 19 Sep 20:17

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DA-go Par Adonis, Mon 19 Sep 20:10

That`s a massive majority of Scots not lining the streets by that logic.


No logic. Just a comment.

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: Stanza  
Date:   Tue 20 Sep 13:05

Elizabeth was a significant feature of all our lives, and her death (and the accession of Charles) is an important point in history, as indicated by the interest throughout the world and the attendance at her funeral of so many world leaders.

I do agree with those who say that queuing for hours to file past the Queen`s coffin is an illogical and slightly irrational thing to do.

But it`s slightly odd to read this being criticised on the forum of a football club, where most readers will have spent years of their lives, and thousands of pounds of their cash, just to watch some guys they`ve never met put on funny outfits and kick a ball about.

In both cases the driving force is human emotion, allied to tradition and history and the feeling of being part of something much bigger than ourselves. Mr Spock was irritated by humans` illogicality and foolish emotions, but then he was only half-human.

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 Re: Queen Elizabeth II. (RIP)
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Tue 20 Sep 13:47

Excellent, logical post, Stanza. 😉

Much food for thought. I`ve now concluded that we`re all a bunch of weirdos and Mr Spock was spot on.

I wonder if he was related to our brand new king? 🤔 I couldn`t help noticing some similar facial features. ☺



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