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I’m constantly refreshing the News sites

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Esspee Thu 13-Jan-22 13:00:39

I am supposed to be doing my income tax, deadline looming 😱, but every chance I get I’m refreshing the News pages in the hope of seeing Boris’s resignation announcement.

What do you think the chances are?

growstuff Sat 15-Jan-22 00:34:29

If Johnson is really the best we have, the country (and that's all of us) really is in deep doo doo.

nanna8 Sat 15-Jan-22 02:13:24

Alegrias1

Who you calling vicious !?!?

😉

Love it! Love those cats, too. Should fess up to having a fair bit o that Scottish blood rolling around the veins.

Anniel Sat 15-Jan-22 02:23:42

Dinahmo,

Ofcourse I know that the Queen is Queen of Scots as will Charles be King. The implication of the Scots leaving the Union is that the Monarch would no longer have any jurisdiction over an independent country as far as I know. Ofcourse the Scots will make any decision to leave but if you know that being independent does not affect your relationship with the Monarchy then please tell us how that would happen because I honestly thought that independence meant that you would no longer have a Queen or a King. That is why I thought you would wait until the Queen had died. I am sorry if I was wrong. The Scottish people will decide when it is the right time.

Is my post now acceptable?

Alegrias1 Sat 15-Jan-22 06:09:59

Australia is an independent country. Head of State? The Queen. Canada? New Zealand?

Independent, but not republics.

That's how it works.

Alegrias1 Sat 15-Jan-22 06:28:06

Although I think they will struggle without subsidies from parliament.

We don't get subsidies from Parliament. We get our share of the UK budget via the Barnett Formula.

MaizieD Sat 15-Jan-22 09:23:46

Anniel, the two crowns of Scotland and England were united in 1601 after the death of QE1. James VI of Scotland took the English throne by right of inheritance. Political union came 100 years later.

Political independence from England will make no difference at all to the inherited monarchy.

Hetty58 Sat 15-Jan-22 09:44:45

Esspee, I, like you, am hopeful. In fact, the prospect of a change has cheered me up no end. I just can't wait to see another face on the TV - anyone else will do!

Anniel Sat 15-Jan-22 15:01:07

I am relieved to hear about the role of the Monarchy, so will Scotland, like Australia and Canada and other nations become part of the Commonwealth? Going by the information given above that will be the case.

Calistemon Sat 15-Jan-22 15:03:07

Anniel

I am relieved to hear about the role of the Monarchy, so will Scotland, like Australia and Canada and other nations become part of the Commonwealth? Going by the information given above that will be the case.

1 Only if the Scots vote for independence; they may not

2 They would have to apply like other countries

pearl79 Sat 15-Jan-22 19:53:02

I just can't resist making a brief comment on this thread, despite the pointlessness of it. Full of people who wanted (voted for) a known liar, and now don't understand why he's lying and getting away with it. If you want a clue as to his incapabilities, read his Wiki entry. Not enough space here to say what i'd like to about him ~ he doesn't even have the nous to understand the need for scientific evidence and advice - and that he doesn't have the smarts for either.

But perhaps what we can do is enjoy a smile together (some of us, anyway).

Has he resigned yet?