The Queen dies, aged 96. The future of the monarchy

James

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Center Parcs is receiving some backlash. Their sites will close on Monday from 10am for 24 hours. If you’re in the middle of your break (say Friday-Friday) you’re expected to leave your accommodation and the site for 24 hours then you can return. A lot of disgruntled guests airing their views across social media.


Given other UK holiday parks are remaining open (such as Butlins and Park Dean) this is an odd decision. I don’t see why Center Parcs cannot simply close their facilities/cancel activities for the day and allow guests to remain in their accommodation.
 

DistortAMG

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One of those "damned if you do, damned if you don't" scenarios.

What are people's thoughts on the arrests and clamp down on anti-royal sentiment, such as the person arrested for shouting "Andrew, you're a sick man" at Prince Andrew and the person who had a blank placard and was warned he faced arrest if he wrote "not my King" on it? I can see why these views could be controversial but I don't see how they constitute an offence.

It's a dangerous move. It is basically suppressing Republican and other opinions. That is not what is supposed to happen in a democracy. People are and should be allowed and encouraged to peacefully express their views. This is apparently going to be raised in parliament as it is setting a dangerous precedent.
 

Matt N

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Wow... that's longer than I'd ever imagined it would be!

Correct me if I'm wrong here, but doesn't that queue end past the Tower of London (in terms of how far along the River Thames it is)?
 

DistortAMG

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Wow... that's longer than I'd ever imagined it would be!

Correct me if I'm wrong here, but doesn't that queue end past the Tower of London (in terms of how far along the River Thames it is)?

Yes but that is just the planned route the queue will take, not how long it actually is right now.
 

rob666

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They have followed the South Bank footpath, quite clever really, the vast majority of that route is away from road traffic.
Used to walk that way to work in the transport strikes back in the early eighties.
As a walk on, that is still about an hour of queueline.
The old biddies will be dropping like flies.
 

BarryZola

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Not wanting to tempt fate at all, but if you were someone with a serious axe to grind, London would probably be the place to be this Saturday to Monday. Crowds everywhere and no-way of accounting for everyone there with a backpack.
 

BigT

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It's a dangerous move. It is basically suppressing Republican and other opinions. That is not what is supposed to happen in a democracy. People are and should be allowed and encouraged to peacefully express their views. This is apparently going to be raised in parliament as it is setting a dangerous precedent.
The guy in Edinburgh got fed his lunch before being handed to police, quite right.
It’s also a dangerous precedent to allow people to shout what they like at a funeral cortège without expecting a punch in the face.
 

rob666

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Yeah, it's a tricky one.
It really can be considered a possible breach of the peace in literal terms.
You are very likely to start public disorder...wrong place, wrong time, wrong individual action.
Time and a place for everything.
Sometimes the police have to take "immediate action to prevent illegal summary justice being served by the public at large".
That's what I used to write in the log book in my establishments!
 

Benzin

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What's the world coming to when you can't shout at alleged nonces who have had their actions allegedly covered up by their very rich and powerful mother?

Allegedly.

It's PC gone mad I tell you.


Mostly sarcasm as I do believe there is a time and place; however at the same time given what he's allegedly been up to he shouldn't be within the public side of things whatsoever.
 

DistortAMG

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The guy in Edinburgh got fed his lunch before being handed to police, quite right.
It’s also a dangerous precedent to allow people to shout what they like at a funeral cortège without expecting a punch in the face.

I am sorry. He was part of an international child sex trafficking ring. The evidence is pretty wide spread and daming. Some of his co conspirators are either serving long sentences or are dead. People like that should not be walking our streets near our children and our schools. Period. No matter who their mommy is.

The man was well within his rights to shout what he did.

What is the world coming to when one of the biggest sex trafficking scandals has been uncovered under our nose and we let people (potentially) involved walk near our schools and children because mommy has alot of money. Sorry no.
 
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jon81uk

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One of those "damned if you do, damned if you don't" scenarios.

What are people's thoughts on the arrests and clamp down on anti-royal sentiment, such as the person arrested for shouting "Andrew, you're a sick man" at Prince Andrew and the person who had a blank placard and was warned he faced arrest if he wrote "not my King" on it? I can see why these views could be controversial but I don't see how they constitute an offence.
I think a reasonable protest against the concept of a monarchy seems fine including the “not my king” stuff, as it is generally about the position not the individual but the heckling of Prince Andrew feels like the wrong time. I’ve no idea if he is guilty or not, but this doesn’t feel like the right environment to shout allegations in the street.
 
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