All set for Jubilee celebrations

York Press: Pupils and staff from Poppleton Road Primary School enjoy their jubilee party Pupils and staff from Poppleton Road Primary School enjoy their jubilee party

TEN thousand kettles are at the ready, 100,000 teacups are lined up to be filled, the streets are closed and the people of York and North Yorkshire are ready for four days of Jubilee celebrations.

In North Yorkshire, the people of Minskip, near Boroughbridge, are so determined to have fun they have decorated the entire village with bunting.

In York today, the Jubilee pub in Jubilee Terrace, which was opened in honour of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, will show the rest of York how to party. Landlady Kelly Bailey said: “It’s all very exciting. Lots of people have come to help out. I’m looking forward to it.

“We are just hoping the community will come round and have a good day, just a fun family day.” As they raise a teacup and a glass or two to Her Majesty, the Queen will be watching the Derby on Epsom Down.

Tomorrow churches across North and East Yorkshire will hold thanksgiving services. Many have planned open-air services followed by open-air picnics, though rain is forecast.

Meanwhile 1,000 boats, barges and yachts will process through an avenue of sailing ships, accompanied by a floating belfry, geysers and other watery marvels as the Queen takes centre stage in a unique River Thames Pageant.

The York area has several processions organised by local communities, starting with two today in Strensall and Riccall and three tomorrow in Stamford Bridge, Tadcaster and Kirkbymoorside. Skelton takes up the baton on Monday with its parade and Thirsk saves its until Tuesday.

Monday will also be busy with galas and street parties, but the real excitement will be at nightfall.

The entire UK will blaze with lights as the Diamond Jubilee National Beacon Chain of more than 4,000 is lit by communities, organisations, churches and local authorities and finally by the Queen lighting the National Beacon after the Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace.

The celebrations will continue on Tuesday, and in London they will culminate in a grand procession and thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral.

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10:13am Sat 2 Jun 12

Theendoftheworld says...

Looking at the survey on this site which asks 'who will be celebrating the jubilee?', aa massive majority say they won't be.
I don't believe this is a true reflection of the people of York - it just shows how grumpy the majority of this sites users are.
Looking at the survey on this site which asks 'who will be celebrating the jubilee?', aa massive majority say they won't be. I don't believe this is a true reflection of the people of York - it just shows how grumpy the majority of this sites users are. Theendoftheworld

11:04am Sat 2 Jun 12

MouseHouse says...

The results of a web poll should always be treated with a great deal of caution. Generally however I think that result reflects the mood of the nation far better than the wall to wall coverage of an event that has nothing to do with millions of people. The BBC is not meeting its charter, it is not giving a balanced view, it is simply repeating the PR guff from the palace and from Downing Street.
The results of a web poll should always be treated with a great deal of caution. Generally however I think that result reflects the mood of the nation far better than the wall to wall coverage of an event that has nothing to do with millions of people. The BBC is not meeting its charter, it is not giving a balanced view, it is simply repeating the PR guff from the palace and from Downing Street. MouseHouse

11:28am Sat 2 Jun 12

leont says...

Most of us - if the poll on this site is any indication, a very large majority, indeed - are not celebrating this event at all.
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So why all the hype and propaganda? OK, it seems lots of people accept the idea of a constitutional monarchy. But those of us who don't like the idea of royalty don't seem to get a look-in. Why?
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Here's what I think. The (our?) royal family have apparently had the best education money can buy. For centuries. And they're supposed to be a special breed. So where are all the royal success stories? The great artists? The great scientists? Poets? Philosophers? Musicians?
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Nope. Dream on. All we get for our (yes, definitely *our*) money is people who like dressing up in fancy uniforms and lording it over the common folk. Oh, and breeding horses, drinking gin and talking to plants.
.
Enough, I say.
.
But still, enjoy your street parties if that's your thing. I've nothing against that. Do remember, though, as you take part in celebrating old mother Windsor's 60 years of leeching on society that you're in a (very) small minority.
Most of us - if the poll on this site is any indication, a very large majority, indeed - are not celebrating this event at all. . So why all the hype and propaganda? OK, it seems lots of people accept the idea of a constitutional monarchy. But those of us who don't like the idea of royalty don't seem to get a look-in. Why? . Here's what I think. The (our?) royal family have apparently had the best education money can buy. For centuries. And they're supposed to be a special breed. So where are all the royal success stories? The great artists? The great scientists? Poets? Philosophers? Musicians? . Nope. Dream on. All we get for our (yes, definitely *our*) money is people who like dressing up in fancy uniforms and lording it over the common folk. Oh, and breeding horses, drinking gin and talking to plants. . Enough, I say. . But still, enjoy your street parties if that's your thing. I've nothing against that. Do remember, though, as you take part in celebrating old mother Windsor's 60 years of leeching on society that you're in a (very) small minority. leont

3:13pm Sat 2 Jun 12

CHISSY1 says...

leont wrote:
Most of us - if the poll on this site is any indication, a very large majority, indeed - are not celebrating this event at all.
.
So why all the hype and propaganda? OK, it seems lots of people accept the idea of a constitutional monarchy. But those of us who don't like the idea of royalty don't seem to get a look-in. Why?
.
Here's what I think. The (our?) royal family have apparently had the best education money can buy. For centuries. And they're supposed to be a special breed. So where are all the royal success stories? The great artists? The great scientists? Poets? Philosophers? Musicians?
.
Nope. Dream on. All we get for our (yes, definitely *our*) money is people who like dressing up in fancy uniforms and lording it over the common folk. Oh, and breeding horses, drinking gin and talking to plants.
.
Enough, I say.
.
But still, enjoy your street parties if that's your thing. I've nothing against that. Do remember, though, as you take part in celebrating old mother Windsor's 60 years of leeching on society that you're in a (very) small minority.
You should concern yourself more with the leeches that are scrounging of us and are throwing it back in our faces.And correction,very large majority.
[quote][p][bold]leont[/bold] wrote: Most of us - if the poll on this site is any indication, a very large majority, indeed - are not celebrating this event at all. . So why all the hype and propaganda? OK, it seems lots of people accept the idea of a constitutional monarchy. But those of us who don't like the idea of royalty don't seem to get a look-in. Why? . Here's what I think. The (our?) royal family have apparently had the best education money can buy. For centuries. And they're supposed to be a special breed. So where are all the royal success stories? The great artists? The great scientists? Poets? Philosophers? Musicians? . Nope. Dream on. All we get for our (yes, definitely *our*) money is people who like dressing up in fancy uniforms and lording it over the common folk. Oh, and breeding horses, drinking gin and talking to plants. . Enough, I say. . But still, enjoy your street parties if that's your thing. I've nothing against that. Do remember, though, as you take part in celebrating old mother Windsor's 60 years of leeching on society that you're in a (very) small minority.[/p][/quote]You should concern yourself more with the leeches that are scrounging of us and are throwing it back in our faces.And correction,very large majority. CHISSY1

5:32pm Sat 2 Jun 12

Boadicea says...

leont wrote:
Most of us - if the poll on this site is any indication, a very large majority, indeed - are not celebrating this event at all.
.
So why all the hype and propaganda? OK, it seems lots of people accept the idea of a constitutional monarchy. But those of us who don't like the idea of royalty don't seem to get a look-in. Why?
.
Here's what I think. The (our?) royal family have apparently had the best education money can buy. For centuries. And they're supposed to be a special breed. So where are all the royal success stories? The great artists? The great scientists? Poets? Philosophers? Musicians?
.
Nope. Dream on. All we get for our (yes, definitely *our*) money is people who like dressing up in fancy uniforms and lording it over the common folk. Oh, and breeding horses, drinking gin and talking to plants.
.
Enough, I say.
.
But still, enjoy your street parties if that's your thing. I've nothing against that. Do remember, though, as you take part in celebrating old mother Windsor's 60 years of leeching on society that you're in a (very) small minority.
I would also add chasing, on horseback, and killing wildlife.
[quote][p][bold]leont[/bold] wrote: Most of us - if the poll on this site is any indication, a very large majority, indeed - are not celebrating this event at all. . So why all the hype and propaganda? OK, it seems lots of people accept the idea of a constitutional monarchy. But those of us who don't like the idea of royalty don't seem to get a look-in. Why? . Here's what I think. The (our?) royal family have apparently had the best education money can buy. For centuries. And they're supposed to be a special breed. So where are all the royal success stories? The great artists? The great scientists? Poets? Philosophers? Musicians? . Nope. Dream on. All we get for our (yes, definitely *our*) money is people who like dressing up in fancy uniforms and lording it over the common folk. Oh, and breeding horses, drinking gin and talking to plants. . Enough, I say. . But still, enjoy your street parties if that's your thing. I've nothing against that. Do remember, though, as you take part in celebrating old mother Windsor's 60 years of leeching on society that you're in a (very) small minority.[/p][/quote]I would also add chasing, on horseback, and killing wildlife. Boadicea

5:50pm Sat 2 Jun 12

CHISSY1 says...

Boadicea wrote:
leont wrote:
Most of us - if the poll on this site is any indication, a very large majority, indeed - are not celebrating this event at all.
.
So why all the hype and propaganda? OK, it seems lots of people accept the idea of a constitutional monarchy. But those of us who don't like the idea of royalty don't seem to get a look-in. Why?
.
Here's what I think. The (our?) royal family have apparently had the best education money can buy. For centuries. And they're supposed to be a special breed. So where are all the royal success stories? The great artists? The great scientists? Poets? Philosophers? Musicians?
.
Nope. Dream on. All we get for our (yes, definitely *our*) money is people who like dressing up in fancy uniforms and lording it over the common folk. Oh, and breeding horses, drinking gin and talking to plants.
.
Enough, I say.
.
But still, enjoy your street parties if that's your thing. I've nothing against that. Do remember, though, as you take part in celebrating old mother Windsor's 60 years of leeching on society that you're in a (very) small minority.
I would also add chasing, on horseback, and killing wildlife.
What a moaning sad bunch of people,hate to see people enjoying themselves,get back under the stairs.
[quote][p][bold]Boadicea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leont[/bold] wrote: Most of us - if the poll on this site is any indication, a very large majority, indeed - are not celebrating this event at all. . So why all the hype and propaganda? OK, it seems lots of people accept the idea of a constitutional monarchy. But those of us who don't like the idea of royalty don't seem to get a look-in. Why? . Here's what I think. The (our?) royal family have apparently had the best education money can buy. For centuries. And they're supposed to be a special breed. So where are all the royal success stories? The great artists? The great scientists? Poets? Philosophers? Musicians? . Nope. Dream on. All we get for our (yes, definitely *our*) money is people who like dressing up in fancy uniforms and lording it over the common folk. Oh, and breeding horses, drinking gin and talking to plants. . Enough, I say. . But still, enjoy your street parties if that's your thing. I've nothing against that. Do remember, though, as you take part in celebrating old mother Windsor's 60 years of leeching on society that you're in a (very) small minority.[/p][/quote]I would also add chasing, on horseback, and killing wildlife.[/p][/quote]What a moaning sad bunch of people,hate to see people enjoying themselves,get back under the stairs. CHISSY1

6:44pm Sat 2 Jun 12

Woody Mellor says...

The majority of the people actually celebrating this weekend are parents, who are only doing it for their children, who have no idea what they are celebrating for or even who the Queen is! As long as they are having cakes and fun.

Anyone disagree with that?
The majority of the people actually celebrating this weekend are parents, who are only doing it for their children, who have no idea what they are celebrating for or even who the Queen is! As long as they are having cakes and fun. Anyone disagree with that? Woody Mellor

10:45pm Sat 2 Jun 12

piaggio1 says...

just go back and read your/our history of england,you will see why we still have a monarchy,and unfortunatly a parliament,the deal was made,thats it,dont like it!!! go live somewhere else...........like the republic of ireland. end of
just go back and read your/our history of england,you will see why we still have a monarchy,and unfortunatly a parliament,the deal was made,thats it,dont like it!!! go live somewhere else...........like the republic of ireland. end of piaggio1

12:11am Sun 3 Jun 12

DYLANESQ says...

Even after 45 years in North America (and many of those totally 'never gave it a thought' disconnected from England) I still can get drawn in,emotionally, to events such as these, though nowadays more for the historical content.I shall be up at the crack of dawn watching the Thames 'flotilla' and still got a kick watching the Queen enjoying the Derby. I have come to apoint in my own life where it is abundantly clear to me that all these old institutions need dismantling, and quickly.Have you ever thought why it is that countries which have been ruined and destroyed by war can become so successful ? I believe it is because their past (their 'structures'), in many ways, is destroyed or dismantled and they have to begin more oin the present.The UK profits from the past but loses sorely, mired in a still present class system where privilege is still accepted. A good start would be to erase all of the old 'Lords
and dukes titles' take away their lands and leave them their houses and a few acres.No more bow and scarpe, no more 'rally chaps'. make them work like the rest of us.
Even after 45 years in North America (and many of those totally 'never gave it a thought' disconnected from England) I still can get drawn in,emotionally, to events such as these, though nowadays more for the historical content.I shall be up at the crack of dawn watching the Thames 'flotilla' and still got a kick watching the Queen enjoying the Derby. I have come to apoint in my own life where it is abundantly clear to me that all these old institutions need dismantling, and quickly.Have you ever thought why it is that countries which have been ruined and destroyed by war can become so successful ? I believe it is because their past (their 'structures'), in many ways, is destroyed or dismantled and they have to begin more oin the present.The UK profits from the past but loses sorely, mired in a still present class system where privilege is still accepted. A good start would be to erase all of the old 'Lords and dukes titles' take away their lands and leave them their houses and a few acres.No more bow and scarpe, no more 'rally chaps'. make them work like the rest of us. DYLANESQ

8:46am Sun 3 Jun 12

leont says...

DYLANESQ wrote:
Even after 45 years in North America (and many of those totally 'never gave it a thought' disconnected from England) I still can get drawn in,emotionally, to events such as these, though nowadays more for the historical content.I shall be up at the crack of dawn watching the Thames 'flotilla' and still got a kick watching the Queen enjoying the Derby. I have come to apoint in my own life where it is abundantly clear to me that all these old institutions need dismantling, and quickly.Have you ever thought why it is that countries which have been ruined and destroyed by war can become so successful ? I believe it is because their past (their 'structures'), in many ways, is destroyed or dismantled and they have to begin more oin the present.The UK profits from the past but loses sorely, mired in a still present class system where privilege is still accepted. A good start would be to erase all of the old 'Lords
and dukes titles' take away their lands and leave them their houses and a few acres.No more bow and scarpe, no more 'rally chaps'. make them work like the rest of us.
CHISSY1:
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"You should concern yourself more with the leeches that are scrounging of us and are throwing it back in our faces. ..."
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Yes, right; that's exactly the royal family. (Although they're scrounging off us, not 'of' us.) But certainly their scrounging is being thrown back in our faces this weekend!
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Start dealing first with the biggest scroungers like Liz & Phil & Charlie & co who take us for millions, before concerning ourselves with people who only make off with a few quid. Agreed?
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piaggio1:
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"just go back and read your/our history of england,you will see why we still have a monarchy,and unfortunatly a parliament,the deal was made,thats it,dont like it!!! go live somewhere else...........like the republic of ireland. end of
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I think I know why we have a monarchy and what the deal was/is. It's just that I'd like to live in a society where such deals could be changed with changing times.
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A suggestion: we could all have a vote whether to keep such deals or not. We could call this, well, erh, erm, ... I know! maybe we could call such a system 'democracy'? What d'you think?
[quote][p][bold]DYLANESQ[/bold] wrote: Even after 45 years in North America (and many of those totally 'never gave it a thought' disconnected from England) I still can get drawn in,emotionally, to events such as these, though nowadays more for the historical content.I shall be up at the crack of dawn watching the Thames 'flotilla' and still got a kick watching the Queen enjoying the Derby. I have come to apoint in my own life where it is abundantly clear to me that all these old institutions need dismantling, and quickly.Have you ever thought why it is that countries which have been ruined and destroyed by war can become so successful ? I believe it is because their past (their 'structures'), in many ways, is destroyed or dismantled and they have to begin more oin the present.The UK profits from the past but loses sorely, mired in a still present class system where privilege is still accepted. A good start would be to erase all of the old 'Lords and dukes titles' take away their lands and leave them their houses and a few acres.No more bow and scarpe, no more 'rally chaps'. make them work like the rest of us.[/p][/quote]CHISSY1: . "You should concern yourself more with the leeches that are scrounging of us and are throwing it back in our faces. ..." . Yes, right; that's exactly the royal family. (Although they're scrounging off us, not 'of' us.) But certainly their scrounging is being thrown back in our faces this weekend! . Start dealing first with the biggest scroungers like Liz & Phil & Charlie & co who take us for millions, before concerning ourselves with people who only make off with a few quid. Agreed? . . piaggio1: . "just go back and read your/our history of england,you will see why we still have a monarchy,and unfortunatly a parliament,the deal was made,thats it,dont like it!!! go live somewhere else...........like the republic of ireland. end of . I think I know why we have a monarchy and what the deal was/is. It's just that I'd like to live in a society where such deals could be changed with changing times. . A suggestion: we could all have a vote whether to keep such deals or not. We could call this, well, erh, erm, ... I know! maybe we could call such a system 'democracy'? What d'you think? leont

8:53am Sun 3 Jun 12

leont says...

Woody Mellor wrote:
The majority of the people actually celebrating this weekend are parents, who are only doing it for their children, who have no idea what they are celebrating for or even who the Queen is! As long as they are having cakes and fun.

Anyone disagree with that?
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No, I don't disagree.
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I do disagree with all this 'children ... having cakes and fun' being cited as support for an anachronistic monarchical system, though. As you say, it's not.
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Oh, and I notice that the survey showing how few people were interested in the jubilee was quickly taken down once the results were seen to be so anti-royal.
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I'm not generally a conspiracy theorist. But whose ****-up was that, I wonder?
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[quote][p][bold]Woody Mellor[/bold] wrote: The majority of the people actually celebrating this weekend are parents, who are only doing it for their children, who have no idea what they are celebrating for or even who the Queen is! As long as they are having cakes and fun. Anyone disagree with that?[/p][/quote]. No, I don't disagree. . I do disagree with all this 'children ... having cakes and fun' being cited as support for an anachronistic monarchical system, though. As you say, it's not. . Oh, and I notice that the survey showing how few people were interested in the jubilee was quickly taken down once the results were seen to be so anti-royal. . I'm not generally a conspiracy theorist. But whose ****-up was that, I wonder? . leont

9:48am Sun 3 Jun 12

Will.I.Aint says...

I was about to write about my dismay at the BBC for its outrageous and endless brainwashing of the people and demand to know where was the balance prescribed in its charter. I then of course realised the irony of such a position as the charter itself is a royal charter. In other words the BBC is gifted the right of independence by an institution that is dedicated to maintaining the status quo in an elitist and undemocratic constitution.
I was about to write about my dismay at the BBC for its outrageous and endless brainwashing of the people and demand to know where was the balance prescribed in its charter. I then of course realised the irony of such a position as the charter itself is a royal charter. In other words the BBC is gifted the right of independence by an institution that is dedicated to maintaining the status quo in an elitist and undemocratic constitution. Will.I.Aint

8:59am Mon 4 Jun 12

Caecilius says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
Boadicea wrote:
leont wrote: Most of us - if the poll on this site is any indication, a very large majority, indeed - are not celebrating this event at all. . So why all the hype and propaganda? OK, it seems lots of people accept the idea of a constitutional monarchy. But those of us who don't like the idea of royalty don't seem to get a look-in. Why? . Here's what I think. The (our?) royal family have apparently had the best education money can buy. For centuries. And they're supposed to be a special breed. So where are all the royal success stories? The great artists? The great scientists? Poets? Philosophers? Musicians? . Nope. Dream on. All we get for our (yes, definitely *our*) money is people who like dressing up in fancy uniforms and lording it over the common folk. Oh, and breeding horses, drinking gin and talking to plants. . Enough, I say. . But still, enjoy your street parties if that's your thing. I've nothing against that. Do remember, though, as you take part in celebrating old mother Windsor's 60 years of leeching on society that you're in a (very) small minority.
I would also add chasing, on horseback, and killing wildlife.
What a moaning sad bunch of people,hate to see people enjoying themselves,get back under the stairs.
You're missing the point. We're quite happy for other people to enjoy themselves: what we object to is the obseqious media coverage implying that everybody, including ourselves, loves the monarchy and that, if there actually is anybody who doesn't, they must be "unpatriotic" or "spoilsports".

I visited my mother over the weekend. Behind her house is a small green, on which a street party was being held. As far as I could see, it was a handful of families with small children taking the opportunity for a romp outside, and good luck to them. I would be surprised if the adults, let alone the kids, had given a lot of thought to what they were supposedly celebrating. I was living up there back in 1977, at the time of the Silver Jubilee, when there was a big party in the grounds of the local church - there was nothing like that this time. I walked home from York station and noticed exactly two private houses decorated with bunting.

What I find amusing about this thread is the way in which the pro-royalists stick their fingers in their ears and simply reject the evidence that indicates opinion is against them. A majority of people responding to the poll said they wouldn't be celebrating. But Chissy1 insists that "a very large majority" will be, apparently on no better grounds than the fact that he wants it to be that way. Piaggio1's contribution is "dont like it!!! go live somewhere else...........like the republic of ireland. end of." Or in other words, "My fellow citizens shouldn't be allowed to have a different opinion from mine - if they do, they should get out of MY country. That's what I want, so there's nothing more to be said on the matter.". I'm afraid there is, and a lot of people are saying it.
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boadicea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leont[/bold] wrote: Most of us - if the poll on this site is any indication, a very large majority, indeed - are not celebrating this event at all. . So why all the hype and propaganda? OK, it seems lots of people accept the idea of a constitutional monarchy. But those of us who don't like the idea of royalty don't seem to get a look-in. Why? . Here's what I think. The (our?) royal family have apparently had the best education money can buy. For centuries. And they're supposed to be a special breed. So where are all the royal success stories? The great artists? The great scientists? Poets? Philosophers? Musicians? . Nope. Dream on. All we get for our (yes, definitely *our*) money is people who like dressing up in fancy uniforms and lording it over the common folk. Oh, and breeding horses, drinking gin and talking to plants. . Enough, I say. . But still, enjoy your street parties if that's your thing. I've nothing against that. Do remember, though, as you take part in celebrating old mother Windsor's 60 years of leeching on society that you're in a (very) small minority.[/p][/quote]I would also add chasing, on horseback, and killing wildlife.[/p][/quote]What a moaning sad bunch of people,hate to see people enjoying themselves,get back under the stairs.[/p][/quote]You're missing the point. We're quite happy for other people to enjoy themselves: what we object to is the obseqious media coverage implying that everybody, including ourselves, loves the monarchy and that, if there actually is anybody who doesn't, they must be "unpatriotic" or "spoilsports". I visited my mother over the weekend. Behind her house is a small green, on which a street party was being held. As far as I could see, it was a handful of families with small children taking the opportunity for a romp outside, and good luck to them. I would be surprised if the adults, let alone the kids, had given a lot of thought to what they were supposedly celebrating. I was living up there back in 1977, at the time of the Silver Jubilee, when there was a big party in the grounds of the local church - there was nothing like that this time. I walked home from York station and noticed exactly two private houses decorated with bunting. What I find amusing about this thread is the way in which the pro-royalists stick their fingers in their ears and simply reject the evidence that indicates opinion is against them. A majority of people responding to the poll said they wouldn't be celebrating. But Chissy1 insists that "a very large majority" will be, apparently on no better grounds than the fact that he wants it to be that way. Piaggio1's contribution is "dont like it!!! go live somewhere else...........like the republic of ireland. end of." Or in other words, "My fellow citizens shouldn't be allowed to have a different opinion from mine - if they do, they should get out of MY country. That's what I want, so there's nothing more to be said on the matter.". I'm afraid there is, and a lot of people are saying it. Caecilius

10:59pm Tue 12 Jun 12

MouseHouse says...

Spot on Caecilius.

Democracy, not monarchy.
Spot on Caecilius. Democracy, not monarchy. MouseHouse

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