Royal Wedding

Started by: sedge (342)

Am I the only one who thinks this wedding is way over the top and why the bloody hell should we pay for this wedding out of our taxes when the countries is on his arse.
All the doo gooders say we can't put flags out and other symbols for our country as offends our muslim friends yet every town is plastered with flags for this wedding, double standards.
Won't make St George's day a national holiday yet this wedding gets one, why couldn't they get married on a Saturday.
Waste of tax payers money

Started: 28th Apr 2011 at 21:44

Posted by: bassman (3591)


Replied: 28th Apr 2011 at 21:47

Posted by: sedge (342)

Shocked as thought I'd get slaughtered for speaking up and saying what most people are thinking.

Replied: 28th Apr 2011 at 21:48

Posted by: bassman (3591)

The 20 million security bill could go a long way to a lot of needy things...

Replied: 28th Apr 2011 at 21:51

Posted by: erontquay (inactive)

Well the country will be earning some on that day with tourists,and television stations from all over the world Dont know how it works but Im sure this event of the century will probably pay for it self with all the income it will generate. Everyone entitled to their own opinion though

Replied: 28th Apr 2011 at 21:57

Posted by: a proud latics supporter (inactive)


Listen pal!

You are a miserable sod,,, because in these miserable times, we need a nice Royal Wedding to cheer everybody up

Replied: 28th Apr 2011 at 22:02

Posted by: bennielechat (5762)

Is there a Sedge and a Sledge on here?

Replied: 28th Apr 2011 at 22:05

Posted by: sedge (342)

Latic's supporter 3 points on Saturday will cheer me up thanks.
As for getting the money back then I'm sure all the money earned will go back into the tax payers pocket NOT !!
Bennie, it's SEDGE not sledge whoever he may be.

Replied: 28th Apr 2011 at 22:09

Posted by: bennielechat (5762)

Oh right thanks Sedge.

Replied: 28th Apr 2011 at 22:10

Posted by: sledge (3085)

Sedge or Sledge??.....make your mind up

Replied: 28th Apr 2011 at 22:11

Posted by: lynsta38 (44) 

Ya alot of £££ made with Tourists and Souveniers etc....but the cost to our economy with taxes we pay outways that....ya its nice having something to look forward to an Celebrate could be better spent...agree with SEDGE!!

Replied: 28th Apr 2011 at 22:18

Posted by: tonker (23307) 

Sedge or Sledge? You decide!

Replied: 28th Apr 2011 at 22:33

Posted by: erontquay (inactive)

Probably the one and the same.

Replied: 28th Apr 2011 at 22:36

Posted by: rio caroni (5077) 

As long as I am getting a day off work with pay I don't give a sod. Wish we could have a royal wedding every Friday

Replied: 28th Apr 2011 at 22:41

Posted by: jonty (69) 

Never mind how much this wedding is costing.I would rather pay to them ,than to a dictater,That all these countries are fighting against. We have supposedly saved 6.2 billion pounds ,on all the people have lost thier jobs. Then we go and bail Portugal out to the tune of 6.2 billion.I wold rather they spent my money on this brilliant they than give my money to bail out another country,and aid to Pakistan.

Replied: 28th Apr 2011 at 22:45

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

Why can't they just get married in private?

Why all the bullshit at our expense?

Replied: 28th Apr 2011 at 22:46

Posted by: rio caroni (5077) 

jonty, have you had ale?

Replied: 28th Apr 2011 at 22:48

Posted by: erontquay (inactive)

The future King of England would have preferred to have been married in Kates village church

Replied: 28th Apr 2011 at 22:49

Posted by: bassman (3591)

Then why didn't he. The future King of England should start as he means to go his subjects a few bob because he ain't exactly goin' short....

Replied: 28th Apr 2011 at 22:54

Posted by: britboy (6794)

A collection of degenerate inbreeders!

Replied: 28th Apr 2011 at 22:55

Posted by: sedge (342)

FFS it's sedge not sledge and glad most people agree to my thread...

Replied: 28th Apr 2011 at 22:55

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

At lease jay1 can attend a street party with the kids!

Jelly and ice cream a plenty.

Replied: 28th Apr 2011 at 23:00

Posted by: erontquay (inactive)

bassman On a par with charles and di,s wedding he,s probably saved us a few quid. As for him getting wed in a village church do you honestly think they would let him.

Replied: 28th Apr 2011 at 23:01

Posted by: bassman (3591)

Erontquay. Everybody else have had to make changes in their lives, are the royals on a different planet....silly question.

Replied: 28th Apr 2011 at 23:03

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)


Do you believe everything the establishment tell you?

Replied: 28th Apr 2011 at 23:04

Posted by: erontquay (inactive)

bassman I Think they have chosen (by royal standards) to pull their horns in, no wedding gifts only donations to charities, and a disco whoever heard of a royal wedding disco. No slap up wedding breakfast for all the guests. But hey we are all entitled to our own opinion so we will have to agree to differ

Replied: 28th Apr 2011 at 23:09

Posted by: bassman (3591)

Fair enuff E...

Replied: 28th Apr 2011 at 23:24

Posted by: erontquay (inactive)

Ruddy contrary to popular belief I do have a brain

Replied: 28th Apr 2011 at 23:26

Posted by: keno (2840) 

This Wedding will bring In Millions of Pounds to the British Economy and thats what Is Needed at the Present time,sometimes It pays to look at the Bigger Picture.

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 00:08

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)


The bigger picture is that it will cost more then what will come in.

If they want a wedding, the Royal Family should pay for it.

Surfdom is still alive in merry Briton!

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 07:04
Last edited by ruddy duck: 29th Apr 2011 at 07:23:29

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive)

One couldn't spell Wedding, let alone the name.

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 08:17

Posted by: gene hunt (938)


Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 08:22
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Posted by: PeterP (8432)

BBC showing over 12hrs of s**t ,ITV showing over 8hrs of same s**t plus the news on all channels which will also be showing same s**t.Do we need so much Royal wedding s**t, I asked 20 people at random would they be watching any tv for the wedding and 18 said NO nuff said

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 08:23

Posted by: dave marsh (inactive)

The Monarchy has been our past present and future and has always made our Country special.It has evolved into a very good system over centuries.Some can find fault but few can find better.

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 09:22
Last edited by dave marsh: 29th Apr 2011 at 09:24:25

Posted by: darren (inactive)

I wont be turning the TV on today unless I can find a good DVD.... I don't no anyone at work that will be watching today. I'm looking forward to the next chapter.... WIlls and Kate: The DIVORCE

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 09:29

Posted by: billy (26053) 

gypsy rose lee has told me in private, this couple were going to wed in a register office?
but "BIG FAT GYPSY WEDDING" put the blockers on that.
they are out to outdo the o luck to em both i say.

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 09:30

Posted by: darren (inactive)

I was going to have a walk into the town centre but I noticed a big screen outside The Moon Under Water... So I'll not bother

I wonder whos paying for that?

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 09:31

Posted by: knitcraftgreen (inactive)

I,m watching i love to watch the fashions, also i think it will bring a lot of tourists in

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 09:36

Posted by: billy (26053) 

wonder if the muslim council of G.B will have donated a gift to these brit royals????

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 09:43

Posted by: keno (2840) 

The Royal Family are one Of Britain's biggest money earner's,Tourists from allover the World flock to U K just to see Royalty.

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 09:43

Posted by: darren (inactive)

wonder if the muslim council of G.B will have donated a gift to these brit royals???? More racist remarks from a tinker.... SHAME ON YOU BILLY

Whats up can't put threats on peoples lives today? Why should any organisation send a gift... TO ROYAL FREE LOADERS

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 10:02

Posted by: billy (26053) 

we get a lot back from these alledged freeloaders, what do we get back from those you vehemently defend???
er, darrennnn, are ya there laddddd.

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 10:15

Posted by: cherryandwhite (548)

"The Royal Family are one Of Britain's biggest money earner's,Tourists from allover the World flock to U K just to see Royalty" What a complete load of old tosh! How many tourists (or Wiganers) have seen the queen? They are ALL a bunch of freeloaders spending our money!

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 10:37

Posted by: aqui aqui (439)

I wander what it was that first attracted this Kate woman to the future King of England.

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 10:46

Posted by: kenny (inactive)

The wifes scryking already




Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 11:05

Posted by: hughes the booze (2189)

Im watching it,great stuff.

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 11:15

Posted by: a proud latics supporter (inactive)

I'm skryking meself ....

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 11:18

Posted by: a proud latics supporter (inactive)

And that dress is 'lovely'

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 11:19

Posted by: lynsta38 (44) 

Why do people believe everything THE Establishment tell them, through the TV and Newspapers...All Governments and Royal etc worldwide are one of the same....all work together....we are feeding their self appointed dictatorships........unless the Country and Nations wake up fast to what is going on.....blind sheeple commoners = my opinion.

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 11:41

Posted by: chatty (8148) 

Never seen as many people in fancy dress since King St on Boxing nite!

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 12:07

Posted by: erontquay (inactive)

ppnnw I thoroughly enjoyed this historic event everything about it was British Everyone has their own opinion, but not everyone resorts to verbal diarrhoea to get their point across see you post 8.23 Lynsta have you lived in a country with a dictator as its ruler? may be not? but I have, not nice. Freedom of speech unheard of in some countries, think ourselves lucky to have a Royal Family like ours. An estimated 2 billion people world wide watched this event, I dont think either of you will have been missed

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 12:11

Posted by: rosbott (198) 

Just a thought, how much money does past union leaders, and other would be dictators have in the bank, compared to the men they called out on strike?

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 13:08

Posted by: billy (26053) 

say what????

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 14:16

Posted by: steviegoko1958 (204)

lots of people on here don,t like the freeloading royal family , nothing at all stopping you getting a one way ticket to the middle east , see how you like life over there

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 14:26
Last edited by steviegoko1958: 29th Apr 2011 at 14:27:29

Posted by: billy (26053) 

even darren would have to agree wit me on that one.

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 15:04

Posted by: darren (inactive)

Sorry but I dont agree and most of what you read is media Sh*te..... I work on a daily basis with people from all walks of life and different backgrounds and many from overseas.... These benefits you keep shouting about are much harder
than you make out..... When we see large amount of people living in houses these are normally people placed at these addresses by the immigration office. Now the problem with that is families get torn apart for example a husband may be placed in a house with strangers in WIgan and his wife and kids in Liverpool.

From anyone on the outside it looks like one large happy family not a bunch of strangers from all backgrounds. Most get very little support.


Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 15:20

Posted by: darren (inactive)

BTW... Billy not only do have daily contact with these poor people but my cousin and her dad (my uncle) also work for the benefits agency. I can tell you that there is more than one claim for benefits addressed to Buckingham Palace.

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 15:22

Posted by: PeterP (8432)

Can never compere royal family to a dictatorship,but at end of day today is a wedding for a spoiled royal at our expense and I dont need pundits ramming 12hours of it at meHow many times in a day do you need to watch someone get wedWe have had a week of tv running up to the wedding,a complete day for the wedding and god knows how much media hype to come over the comming weeks thats whats brassing a lot of people off

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 15:29

Posted by: darren (inactive)

A few people have mentioned about the tourist the royal family attract to this country.... So does London Zoon but I'd not watch two monkeys getting married.

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 15:33

Posted by: erontquay (inactive)

Darren Nice to know that the benefits agency keeps your details and claim private, you have just told the world and his wife something that should be kept confidential regardless of who it involves

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 15:35

Posted by: ecmdj (8186) 

according to the people on the mall. hyde park, and on the streets ,they didnt look brassed off .enjoyed by thousands ,drowned by a minority

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 15:38

Posted by: PeterP (8432)

How much did the people on the mall,hyde park etc seeand for how long did it take for the couple to go by?5mins-10mins.Hope they enjoyed the moment but has i have said they dont have to put up with 12hrs of it

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 15:46

Posted by: erontquay (inactive)

A lot of them had been there for a day or more and if they had had enough the would have gone home by now still heaving though. They have something to look back on in years to come. What will you remember about it?

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 15:49
Last edited by erontquay: 29th Apr 2011 at 16:03:16

Posted by: joseph 1 (inactive)

The Royal "Brand" was well and truly sold the world over today with this wedding. They came from lands afar to see what no other country in this world does.

God bless them all.

My tax was well spent today on something I liked, and not on some drugged up alco sat in the pub using my cash or some foreign Johnny taking the p*ss out of me and my country.

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 18:15

Posted by: joseph 1 (inactive)

Excuse my use of profanity.

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 18:16

Posted by: PeterP (8432)

Erontquay got nothing to remember about today but will remember my own marriage anniversary on2nd aug,my sons on 27th may ,family birthdays etc more important than today.Hope you remember today but a lot of people like me are not bothered

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 18:20

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive)

I don't recall tax increases to pay for the wedding, it must have come from public funds, and was repayed massively.

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 18:24

Posted by: eddie7457 (1594) 

Sedge, agreed

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 18:25

Posted by: chestymcphee (1007)

to be fair it was fun and she looked stunning.

good luck to them.

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 19:02

Posted by: kathhwal (398)

I have no problems with anyone marrying and to be honest she looked stunning and they both played their parts and appear to really care for each other. However, my concerns are no matter how much this wedding brings in for the Country, there is probably the same amount if not more going out on the lavish events linked to this, not to mention the security which must have cost an arm and a leg. Although I am no accountant to balance the books so they say there needs to be a better profit than loss - and on this occasion I cannot see this is the case.

Pomp and splendour are fine if there is a bottomless pit to fund it. Realistically in this day and age, the shakey ecomonic situation in this Country, coupled with the increasing number of people losing their livelihoods, homes and in some cases resorting to living on the streets, we need to get more "balanced" priorities. In my view, a wedding of this calibre would be well down the list.

I cannot get my head around how someone with so much wealth (which she will never, ever spend) can be so oblivious and out of touch will ordinary people and their situations, not to mention the state of her Country.

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 19:48

Posted by: copperhead (1415) 

Are they still married?

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 20:00

Posted by: dustaf (inactive)

Or unmarried.

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 20:02

Posted by: kayleigh (1161)

we went out for the day. called in a cafe for some lunch, the tele was on full blast featuring the wedding . we walked out , they lost a sale. we never switched the tele on till 7 o clock and watched the last of the summer wine

And I dont think I missed anything worth watching.

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 20:06

Posted by: tarby (901) 

Well said Joseph
Why do all you people who moan about this type of event not vent your moans on the system giving drug adicts and alcos money every week so that they dont need to work like decent people. It costs lots more every week ( yes every week ) to pay these self inflicted people than the whole of the padgent cost.

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 20:09

Posted by: marieg69 (3359)

And dont forget the money spent on illegal imigrants

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 20:11

Posted by: tarby (901) 

By the way lots of union jacks out at my house and s-d who it offends, I AM A BRIT

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 20:12

Posted by: bassman (3591)

They reckon its cost billions in lost work because of the holiday, is this true....

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 21:15

Posted by: marieg69 (3359)

You cant please some people they moan about everything its not as if it happens every week

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 21:38

Posted by: baker boy (15541)

20 million for the security we give far more than that away to illegals every day,you miserable gits.

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 21:43

Posted by: bassman (3591)

Not a moan Marie, just an opinion like yours, I might be a git baker boy, but I'm not miserable...

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 22:27

Posted by: rosbott (198) 

Nobody want to answer my question?

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 22:36

Posted by: keno (2840) 

Rosbott,"how you going Fred" ?.I think you are asking Question's to a lot of People who are more Interested In to Criticising what the Majority of English People Like.
Some People have the view that only their view Is the Right one.I think It seems like a Village Mentality.

Replied: 29th Apr 2011 at 23:39

Posted by: rosbott (198) 

Hi Keno, hope you and your wife are keeping well.
Regarding my question, I read somewhere that certain union leaders are now worth millions of pounds, I just wondered how they did it, I've worked since 14 years of age until I was 70, had a well paid job for 30 years, never been out of work, but I ain't worth that kind of cash.

Maybe we should have let Hitler take over, he would have seen the Royal Famiy off like some folk want, it would have saved a lot of lives in the short term, but we would most likely be protesting now like many other
countries are doing at present.

Whatever system you have you will not please everybody, but I think the UK has one of the best in the world, this website would be shut down by a lot of countries leaders. We have freedom of speech !!!
Cheers Fred

Replied: 30th Apr 2011 at 05:59
Last edited by rosbott: 30th Apr 2011 at 06:05:01

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

Torists come to see our country, not Royalty.

When tourists vist Paris, Washington, Sydney, Rome, Venice, Madrid, Barcelona etc etc there are no Royalty to be seen but yet thousands still vist.

Replied: 30th Apr 2011 at 07:38

Posted by: joseph 1 (inactive)

And yet they can still command folk to acknowledge them even when they say they have no interest in them, and on little old Wiganworld too!

That's some pull.

Replied: 30th Apr 2011 at 10:40

Posted by: rosbott (198) 

And don't Paris, Washington, Sydney, Rome, Venice, Madrid, Barcelona, etc, etc, wish they had What we have?

Replied: 30th Apr 2011 at 21:52
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Posted by: rio caroni (5077) 

I am going to London next Friday and I can guarantee if I go and stand outside of Buckingham Palace the bulk of people standing beside me will be Yanks and Japanese. Not a Royalist by any means but I do know that the Royals certainly attract their fair share of visitors to London.

Replied: 30th Apr 2011 at 23:32

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

'we have one of the best systems in the world'

Come on, we have a system where those running it are creaming off thousands of pounds in excessive salaries and expenses while many others are on low pay like the minimum wage.

'maybe, we should have let Hitler take over'

At the time of the war and before, there were many prominent people incuding one or two in the Royal Family, who wre ready to to help the Germans had they invaded. Thanks to the majority of ordinay people, it not happen.

Replied: 1st May 2011 at 08:08

Posted by: PeterP (8432)

Rio if the royal family were not at buckingham palace the yanks/japs etc would still be there,just like at the tower of london or the many stately homes/castles through out Britain this is our history and part of our tourist trail.Has i have said on other posting i like the queen but draw the line at having to keep her for ever expanding family in the luxury that they did not earn,If they want to get wed good luck to them but dont expect people like me to pay for it

Replied: 1st May 2011 at 09:21

Posted by: keno (2840) 

Hi Fred all the Family are O K ,my Wife had a great day watching the Royal Wedding she loved every minute of It ,I watch a bit only.

Replied: 1st May 2011 at 09:46

Posted by: billy (26053) 

land of hope and glory
mother of the free.
for the anti brits..darren/ruddy ducky,get yaselves down to the quayside and jump in.
what a pair of traitors.
If you had kept your silence, you would have stayed philosophers

Replied: 1st May 2011 at 09:48

Posted by: jacko (1599)

When people say, Why should I pay for it", would someone please enlighten me as to how much you were charged?

The main costs of the "Wedding" were paid for, by
Elizabeth, Charles & Mike.
The Queen paid the largets amount owing to its international, national and public interests.

Charles & Mike paid for the 300 wedding dinner guests - 50-50 split that Mike had insisted on (Father of the Bride).
He also paid for his family hotel costs.

So please get out your calculators, tell me what it cost YOU.

I will refund your personal losses.


Replied: 1st May 2011 at 09:52

Posted by: fossil (6809)

Well said Jacko

Replied: 1st May 2011 at 10:12

Posted by: rio caroni (5077) 

Believe me if you did a poll and asked all foreign tourists why they were at Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle, they would tell you "Hoping to get a glimpse of the Queen" more so than just looking at our history.

Replied: 1st May 2011 at 10:51

Posted by: PeterP (8432)

What about the cost to keep all the dignitaries and other guests in the top hotels,the security operation ,the closed streets.the barriers etc the scaffolding for the camera crews,the clean up afterwards and all the other endless costs of such a vast operationWho picks the tab up for all the hidden extras not the queen but joe public out of our taxes.Someone quoted 61pence per person goes to the queen times this by 60million not a bad years earning.Maybe someone will give us a true breakdown of how much everything did cost

Replied: 1st May 2011 at 11:15

Posted by: kenee (2097)

What’s going on?
I’ve just come back from London and found a message board about handbags!

London was incredible, an amazing atmosphere, not just Friday but the days leading up to it too. The whole of Westminster was one big party, you couldn’t move for ‘celebs’ and camera crews. My wife nearly got carted off by security for getting too close to Piers Morgan (of all people)!

Saw all ‘The Royals’ (and Princess Anne’s family in their minibus). The Mall was a once in a lifetime experience, and in the afternoon Hyde Park was fantastic. Glad I went now.

Replied: 1st May 2011 at 11:31

Posted by: ecmdj (8186) 

kenee .glad you brians message explains all

Replied: 1st May 2011 at 14:46

Posted by: kenee (2097)

Cheers ecmdj:
I'm back in the room.

Replied: 1st May 2011 at 17:38

Posted by: rosbott (198) 

OK you anti Royalists, If you get rid of the Royal Family, what will you replace it with that will generate the million pounds tourist trade?
Get real, so it may have cost the price of a packet of fags or a cup of coffee/tea, we are taking about a once in a lifetime event, take your heads out of the sand, and get real. The Royal family, and the history of GREAT BRITAIN bring in million of pounds into our economy,and you moan about a one off event that has not been proved to have cost you a penny, if you want to criticize something that costs you cash, have a go at the Common Market that wastes MILLIONS of POUNDS EVERY YEAR bailing out other countries that would love to see GREAT BRITAIN go down the drain.

Replied: 1st May 2011 at 20:34
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Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)


You don't have to get personal with people who do not agree with your opinions!

It's bad enough with jay1.

Replied: 2nd May 2011 at 09:01

Posted by: jacko (1599)

Good morning Rosbott.

I'm with you all the way, except on the following;

"Common Market that wastes MILLIONS of POUNDS EVERY YEAR bailing out other countries that would love to see GREAT BRITAIN go down the drain."

Bail out, that 100% correct.
However, its not a gift, its a loan that has to be paid back,
A) To the ECB.
B) Individual Countries that made loans to those countries that needed the bail out.

I'm from Wigan but have lived in Ireland for well over 40 years - I still hold my British Passport - that will not change.

The UK offered Ireland a 7 billion loan - that has not yet been taken up by Ireland - but now ask yourself why.

When the bubble burst, the man in the street wanted to BURN the Senior Bond Holders - in short that means - other countries that speculated on the Irish Markets would loose all of their investments.
The Irish man who also "invested in Irsh Bank shares" have lost out, their shares are worthless.
But Senior Bond Holders are protected - their investments are safe.
The ECB would not allow Ireland to BURN them.
IF that could have happened, the UK Banks would have lost a hell of a lot more than the 7 billion on offer.

The UK is not in the ECB, but all other EU countries are.

The UK can devalue its currency, those EU countries whose currency is the Euro - cannot devalue.
Thats what the loss of sovereignty really means, its nothing to do with having the "Queens" head on the coins - its all about no longer having the rights to run your country (financially) in the way that you want, or would like to.

IN Ireland, we have 15 years of austerity measures, during which time "those loans" will be paid back.
I, as a almost 72 year old, have not been effected.

Free Travel pass Bus/Train anywhere in Ireland.
Free TV licence.
400 Unit of Free Electricity + 14% reduction on bill because I pay by DD, On Line bIlling, and not in arrears.
Free Medical Card.
My current monthly phone bill is 53 euros, that includes broadband, and 2 euro/month for UK & Italy phone calls.
I receive a 26 euro phone allowance.
The OAP in Ireland is one of the highest in Europe and will not be touched.

Have a nice day.

Replied: 2nd May 2011 at 09:23

Posted by: rosbott (198) 

Hello, and top of the morning to you jacko.
Thanks for the information, you learn something every day. I weas speakig broadly regarding what it costs Enland to be. A member of the common market. I don't have the finer details of each member state, as you seem to have regarding Ireland, but you seem to be doing well with their system, as I am with the system in Australia. (I like you am still a Brit) I must say that you seem that bit better off though.

Nice to have communicated with you. I am 81 this month.
Cheers Fred.

Replied: 2nd May 2011 at 10:21

Posted by: jacko (1599)

Hi Fred,
The OAP (widower) is 240 euros per week - that info is avialable on the government web site - as well as the "Household benefits" which gives those freebies as listed.

I should have clarified the phone bill.
Total cost 53 less 26 = actual cost to me 27 euro.
My accumulative/monthly average cost is 22 euro.

The price of a pint o tarmac (guinness) is 4.30 euro
and you usually order your next pint when your down 2/3rds of the glass - if you dont, you have to wait (your turn).

Diesel is 1.45 euro a litre I drive a 4x4
Road tax is 650 euro and Insurance is 490 euro.
Clothes are more expensive, so I buy in the UK.

At the moment, I'm waiting for the RL match on sky - Hull V St Helens.

To you and yours - enjoy the day (when you get up outta bed) that is.

And may the road ahead rise to meet you.


Replied: 2nd May 2011 at 14:13

Posted by: rosbott (198) 

Hi jacko Thanks again for the information, I should have moved to Ireland instead of Australia, just for the Guiness
All the best to you and your family.

Replied: 3rd May 2011 at 09:16

Posted by: billy (26053) 

g/day jacko and rosbot. its like a breath of fresh air reading your posts.
sooo many anti brit b******p written in here by wanna be radicals/
more power to your elbows.
ps rosbot, ya only a kid, i"m 82???
as fer jacko...he"s still a whipper-snapper yet.

Replied: 3rd May 2011 at 10:47

Posted by: rosbott (198) 

Billy, thank you for your comments, as a junior to you in age, I respect them .and I am sure that the "whippersnapper" jacko will echo my words.

Replied: 3rd May 2011 at 11:24
Last edited by rosbott: 3rd May 2011 at 11:27:13

Posted by: jacko (1599)


"Whipper Snapper" indeed.

Dolly was none to pleased when she read that.
Her sisters are trying to comfort her, I wont get any good of her for the rest of this day, however, I will give her a treat this evening and I feel sure she will be OK after that.

Sorry, I have to go now.
I'm giving dancing lessons (Rumba - Samba - Flamenco)

Replied: 3rd May 2011 at 13:58

Posted by: rosbott (198) 

Jacko, don't over do it, we would like to see you reach the OLD mans (Billy) age.

Replied: 4th May 2011 at 07:44

Posted by: billy (26053) 

its all in the mind fred, all in the mind.think well, be well.
i have an imaginary switch to my mind.two in fact.ones fer happy, ones fer sad.i have a tape over the sad switchnever use it.
i"m the guy who jumps outa bed, brews up fer self and the missus(still in her bunk)takes the lurcher on his run, comes back has brecky. now i am ready to make a buck, or be santa clause and make someone happy.aint life a bowl o cherries.have a great day fred, you to jacko. tell dolly she"s far to sensitivea. ride to the abbatoirs would soon straighten her mind set out.

Replied: 4th May 2011 at 09:20

Posted by: rosbott (198) 

Hi Billy, I agree with you re age being a state of mind, evey morning when I wake up I think, I've made it for another day, you never know when you are going to fall off the perch, so use the time that you have to make someone, happy, like the driver trying to get into the traffic from a left hand side street, I slow down and flash him In, and think that's made him feel happy, and in a better state of mind.
Also my hobby is magic, and it's a pleasure to see the look on someones face when I do an illusion. (I don't like calling them Tricks). I don't charge when I do a show for some old folks/retiement home.
Doing someone a good turn costs nothing, but makes you feel good.

Best wishes to you and your good lady, not forgetting Jacko, the young boy

Replied: 4th May 2011 at 23:04

Posted by: keno (2840) 

We all get out of Life what we put Into It,I'm a very stong Believer In Karma.

Replied: 5th May 2011 at 06:13

Posted by: madamehmurray (6177) 

who the blazes would pay 50 million dollars for a wedding. I paid for mine and it was 160dollars.
No One showed.

Replied: 7th May 2011 at 13:45
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Replied: 6th Oct 2011 at 20:34
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Posted by: vera howarth (2584) 

i've only just come across this post but would still like to add my 2pennorth.
It depends which camp you fall into wehter you agree with the Royal wedding,Royalist or republican.
I for one am Royalist and thank God for them when the calibre of presidents is so obviuosly so bad.
I was in London the week before the wedding and it was jampacked with tourists and the shops were doing a bomb.
I've been to Paris and Rome and never seen such crowding in them as I did that week in London.
Film crews were already set up from around the world-they need food ,drink and lodgings.All these extra people drawn in contributes to the national cofers.

Replied: 18th Oct 2011 at 12:11

Posted by: veg grower (inactive)

I agree with your post Vera - although I do think the Royals should contribute more.

I have a great deal of respect for Her Majesty - I don't think she has had a lot of choice in life (I know people will say she is very well kept and has the best of everything) but that woman has given herself to this country and she is still doing an amazing job at over 80 years of age.

Replied: 18th Oct 2011 at 12:34

Posted by: jay_1 (14715) 

God bless her majesty and her fine offspring.

To you republicans...'off with ya heads!!'

Replied: 20th Oct 2011 at 16:07

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)


Typical Royalist

Always wanting to chop peoples heds off!

The republicans got their own back with Charlie the first!

By the way, how can you be a Royalist if you are also a Socialist?

Replied: 24th Oct 2011 at 07:02

Posted by: veg grower (inactive)

ruddy - I consider myself a Royalist and a Socialist too.

Replied: 24th Oct 2011 at 15:11

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

veg grower

New Labour?

Replied: 24th Oct 2011 at 19:04


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