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Offline RichC

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« Reply #165 on: April 25, 2009, 01:21:17 PM »
Wasn't Prince Philip portrayed as somewhat of a fool in the film The Queen?  What do people think about the accuracy of that portrayal?  I was mildly surprised when I read that Helen Mirren was invited to meet the Queen after the film was released and Mirren won the oscar.  It seems to me that the Queen must have liked the film if she bothered to extend an invitation to Mirren.

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« Reply #166 on: April 25, 2009, 01:37:51 PM »
Wasn't there a rumour going around that the Queen had not seen the film??
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« Reply #167 on: April 25, 2009, 02:01:16 PM »
I am not so sure that relying on the "tourist $" is such a good thing for an economy anyway.   I was in London for the day last week and was appalled and saddenedat the state of Oxford Street, Regent Street and other areas of the West End.   Sadly, I remember the West End before we relied on the "tourist $" and when there were "real" shops in Oxford Street instead of the tourist tat that is there now.   

That lovely department store "Swan and Edgar" is now a Virgin Megastore - signs of the times and I don't like them.

Eddie - don't even get me going about NuLabour - but at least we can get rid of them come the next election.   

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« Reply #168 on: April 25, 2009, 02:09:17 PM »
There is a similar argument going on in portions of the US. Store chains such as Borders, etc...are very good in their way and I shop in them myself because they carry such a large variety of books but they often push the charming local bookstores out of business. Some areas in New England have refused Wal-Mart chains because they don't want their natural environment corrupted despite the business it might bring in. They don't want the strip mall environment and the Mom & Pop stores pushed out despite what boost it may bring the local economy. This battle has been ranged for over a decade now.
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« Reply #169 on: April 25, 2009, 02:54:51 PM »


Eddie - don't even get me going about NuLabour - but at least we can get rid of them come the next election.   

Ha! Good point!!
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« Reply #170 on: April 25, 2009, 03:31:39 PM »
Sadly, we are having the same problems here, GD.    However, there is a chink of light (championed by the Prince of Wales) for retaining small, local producers so we can still buy "real" food in the UK.  There are a growing number of farmers' markets, organic producers, etc so we can still buy from small shops but these are small in number when compared to TESCO, ASDA (the parent company is WAL-MART) and other large supermarkets.

Why we can't emulate mainland Europe rather than the USA when it comes to food marketing I do not know.  But well done PofW for trying to champion our farmers.

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« Reply #171 on: October 11, 2009, 03:27:33 PM »
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« Reply #172 on: October 12, 2009, 01:25:44 PM »
Very human & real !

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« Reply #173 on: March 15, 2010, 06:28:23 AM »
HRH visited a navy base last week and one heard him questioning a lad;"Where else do you work?".Nightclub?Ah,so you must be the stripper then."
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« Reply #174 on: March 15, 2010, 01:27:40 PM »
I mean really. How demeaning and completely disrespectful. Doesn’t he still hold military ranks in the British armed forces? If he does, someone in a very high position should issue a formal censure to this man. His gaffs are legendary, I know. But, enough is enough.

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« Reply #175 on: March 15, 2010, 02:32:46 PM »
I mean really. How demeaning and completely disrespectful. Doesn’t he still hold military ranks in the British armed forces? If he does, someone in a very high position should issue a formal censure to this man. His gaffs are legendary, I know. But, enough is enough.

Calm down.No,I can't get enough of this legendary walking talking gaff.The man is a gem,truly he is!!
Disrespectfull?British are disrespectfull in their craving for rags and the  junk they dare to print.But not Phiilip.
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« Reply #176 on: March 15, 2010, 02:43:26 PM »
 

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'I mean really. How demeaning and completely disrespectful. Doesn’t he still hold military ranks in the British armed forces? If he does, someone in a very high position should issue a formal censure to this man.'

Actually, the British military sense of humour is very similar to the Duke's!

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« Reply #177 on: March 15, 2010, 02:54:51 PM »
Just don't take it too seriously, it was meant to be a joke not a vicious jab. The Duke likes to poke at the traditional stiff upper lip because he was always an "outsider".

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« Reply #178 on: April 25, 2010, 01:12:58 AM »
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« Reply #179 on: April 25, 2010, 02:35:34 PM »
Sorry to hear that. I would pray for his recovery. He is really an elderly gentleman and should slow down...