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Author Topic: Republicanism in the UK........  (Read 3385 times)

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Republicanism in the UK........
« on: 17 September, 2015, 10:03:25 AM »
........a hypothetical question.
Labour win the next election and with a large majority pass a law amending the constitution for England creating a democratic republic.
The first President has to be elected by at least 60% of the electorate - who would you vote for out of all the possible candidates who can be chosen from any English person from any section of the population, not just politicians?
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Re: Republicanism in the UK........
« Reply #1 on: 17 September, 2015, 12:21:42 PM »
Victoria Wood, with Julie Walters as vice president.

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Re: Republicanism in the UK........
« Reply #2 on: 17 September, 2015, 01:14:34 PM »
Victoria Wood, with Julie Walters as vice president.

An interesting ticket.

What about Vince Cable/Billy Brag VP
                                               
                                                                                                                               
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Re: Republicanism in the UK........
« Reply #3 on: 17 September, 2015, 06:26:28 PM »
David Brown, AKA Dave from Boyinaband.
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Re: Republicanism in the UK........
« Reply #4 on: 17 September, 2015, 07:23:47 PM »
I'd vote for Richard Branson, I think he'd make an excellent president and John Humphries as vice president.

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Re: Republicanism in the UK........
« Reply #5 on: 17 September, 2015, 10:33:01 PM »
David Brown, AKA Dave from Boyinaband.
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Re: Republicanism in the UK........
« Reply #6 on: 17 September, 2015, 10:53:52 PM »
I'd vote for Richard Branson, I think he'd make an excellent president and John Humphries as vice president.

OOPS! John Humphries is Welsh is he not?  'Fraid he isnt eligible, unless he becomes naturalised.
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Re: Republicanism in the UK........
« Reply #7 on: 17 September, 2015, 10:59:09 PM »
I'd vote for Richard Branson, I think he'd make an excellent president and John Humphries as vice president.

OOPS! John Humphries is Welsh is he not?  'Fraid he isnt eligible, unless he becomes naturalised.

I thought it would be OK as he was only the vice president.
OK - I hadn't thought about his nationality!

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Re: Republicanism in the UK........
« Reply #8 on: 18 September, 2015, 07:17:22 AM »
David Brown, AKA Dave from Boyinaband.
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Re: Republicanism in the UK........
« Reply #9 on: 18 September, 2015, 08:40:30 AM »


Ah, you obviously missed the stir his video "Don't Stay in School" caused. He laments what useless things schools teach rather than things to actually equip people for life. Have a look on YouTube for the original and then some of the reaction videos - I won't post a link because, as so often, comments can be a bit ripe, particularly when some miss the point that the title refers to subjects rather than pupils.

Lyrics are here https://www.musixmatch.com/lyrics/Boyinaband/Don-t-Stay-in-School#
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Yes, I did miss out on that. The lyrics are really relevant and strong and I commend this song to the house. ;)

He can be the Minister for Education in Jeremy's cabinet if he can beat this guy at the general election

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Republicanism in the UK
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You scored: 743 / 1500 not bad for one that who nothing to do with the "oilsardines-pushers" like we say

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Re: Republicanism in the UK
« Reply #11 on: 06 April, 2016, 05:13:26 PM »
You scored: 743 / 1500 not bad for one that who nothing to do with the "oilsardines-pushers" like we say

Who is 'we' and who are the 'oilsardines-pushers - and what does this  post mean? ......743/1500 ?
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Re: Republicanism in the UK........
« Reply #12 on: 06 April, 2016, 06:27:57 PM »
A very relevant question, Ant.

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Re: Republicanism in the UK........
« Reply #13 on: 06 April, 2016, 10:43:08 PM »
To go back to the original question I would suggest that whoever is picked as a presidential candidate should have lived and worked in a country that was a republic at the time.
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Re: Republicanism in the UK........
« Reply #14 on: 24 May, 2016, 03:58:32 PM »
Very interesting question!  I can't help thinking that Britain should choose a President in the same way they choose their president in Iceland.

Instead of electing a career politician the only thing the Icelandics ask is that it should be a good person... and one who actually has the increasing welfare of the country at heart.

So, in the last forty odd years or so, they have notably elected as President a woman who taught French and worked with experimental theatre...and a man who specialised in research into pagan burials in Iceland...and a lawyer...and a man who was a lecturer in political science.

We couldn't do better than that. So I'd like to see absolutely anybody as president. Except a politician!
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