QUOTE (taurus @ 20th Mar 2014, 08:48pm)
I tried very hard not to enter into this subject ,as I don`t live in the country (I still love),so I`m not in a position to pass remarks on how it`s being run at present or in the future,but I totally agree with post 284 ,the royal family are a waste of space.period.
The fact that you reside in the Oblast of Greater Sydney shoul not cloud your judgment in involvement with the outside world, as is common with the denizens of the Sydney Sub culture (all of Sydney being a sub culture). As a Scot, and having the grace of G-D to be born in Glasgow no matter your geographic location, you are every bit entitled to your opinion on the prospect of Scotland becoming a republic. My only reservation about independence is that there would be no separation from the German dynasty foisted illegally on Scotland and Scots (keep in mind there is no precedent for a king of Scotland in history or law). This would tie the country into the act of the illegal, as far as Scotland was concerned, Act Of Settlement. After the death of the last Stuart monarch and under the auspices of the Act Of Union Scotland was to be free to choose its' own monarchy. England happy with a German king, who spoke no English and who thoroughly disliked the country any way, foisted their choice of monarch on the Scots. Bear in mind this was so popular an act in Scotland that wars were fought and cultures destroyed in the aftermath of wars to reinstate the Stuarts.
Pass on your remarks; you are doing no worse that what else passes for informed opinion on this subject here.