I don't have cable, so I have something called TV app. One channel I get is called The Royal Family Channel. Are people in the UK really interested enough in the Royal Family to have an entire channel devoted to them? What makes Royal descent so suited to running the country? Do you agree?
The royal family are just there for the tourists and to sponge.
It's actually been proven with DNA that the bloodline to the thrown actually goes to a family in Australia so strictly speaking they shouldn't even hold the position. Oh, and I also have never heard of this channel. And I won't be looking for it either.
they are the worst spongers in Britain. they are something from the past that just doesn't belong here now. the kings and queens did use to rule and even head into battles but they do fuck all but shake hands and open new buildings now for an unbelievable amount. they are the most seen, most coveted but least known about inbreds we have and don't need.
??? I have satellite and digital TV through an ariel (includes subscription channels to keep the old man happy) and I have never heard of the Royal family Channel.
There is quite an interest shown in the royals, some papers and news programmes more gossip biased than others.
The next bit is where my cognitive dissonance kicks in. I am a socialist and find inherited privilege contrary to my values and political leaning. However. Queen Elizabeth 2 is a superb ambassador for our country, as I am sure Charles and William will be in their turn. She has been a consistent head of state and the heritage of our royals brings in tourists and money. Yes, the royal family's upkeep is subsidised by the UK taxpayers, but would an elected head of state cost us any less and who would we end up with? Whist other heads of state have swung between left and right, dull and controversial (Putin and Trump?) we have had a neutral ambassador who is respected around the world.
In theory, all laws have to be agreed by the monarch and our troops answer to the Queen and not parliament, so in theory a government could not pass laws which would remove democracy or stage a military coup. In practice however.... ...who knows?
There are people in Britain that love the roya family. Im not one of them. I don't read our tabloid newspapers but im pretty sure the royals feature in them probably every day. So it doesnt suprise me that there is a channel devoted to stories about them. There are channels devoted to pretty much everything else.
What makes royal descent suited to running a country? Nothing in my opinion but equally they don't run the country. Our country, like yours, is run by politicians on behalf of big business. The Royals are just another form of celebrity used to distract us