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  • Garden party dilemma
  • Premier Icon Cougar
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    Aren’t republican views and gammony views fairly closely aligned?

    Not in the UK sense, no.

    Right. I’ve no idea what that means, then.

    Premier Icon scruff9252
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    It’s a long weekend off, at the time of year when the weather is likely to be at its best.

    Sod staying at home and going to a gammon fest garden party – get away for the weekend; ride your bike, pack a walking rucksack, stick the tent in the back of the car, do anything so long as it involves sleeping somewhere that’s not your home postcode and enjoy a malt or similar watching the sunset.

    Premier Icon shermer75
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    Can I go? I’ll learn a few Irish republican songs and start “singing” them at the top of my voice in my worst exaggerated Orish accent, after getting atrociously drunk on Guinness 🙂

    Premier Icon razorrazoo
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    You may just find that other invitees don’t all share opposing views to yourself having turned up as it’s a good excuse to have a drink in the sun / feel obliged to go like you, and you can have a good time socialising with like minded people whilst avoiding those you don’t wish to converse with.

    Premier Icon funkmasterp
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    Agree to go but drop a shit tonne of acid before doing so. Strap a GoPro to your chest and post the footage on here

    Premier Icon binners
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    Get absolutely banjaxed on Stella and nosebag, fill a child’s paddling pool full of Bisto then swagger around with your top off challenging random people to a gravy wrestling bout. If you get no takers, rugby tackle a gammon and drag them in

    Premier Icon midlifecrashes
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    He’s not asking about your evening so far, binners. That Bisto is never coming out of those Calvins. Oh, and switch off your webcam.

    Premier Icon RustySpanner
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    I find that whatever the social situation, a Guerrillero Heroico t-shirt, a sense of humour, a 30 gram packet of Golden Virginia Yellow and some king size Rizla will usually repel gammon and attract those with a small bag of pure MDMA.

    You could just go and actually try and have a nice time with your wife and kids.

    This + however many have said the same thing. Personally, although I don’t mind the Royal family (certainly not a Royalist), I can’t stand the idea of street parties (for anything)/garden parties for the Jubilee or such like, but….

    This. If you can’t manage to be civil to people who don’t share your political views then I think it says more about you than them.

    Are you new here – the collective despise anyone that doesn’t have the same socialist mindset as the hive?

    I can’t imagine falling out with people I know because they have different views to me (obviously there are some limits).

    Premier Icon Bunnyhop
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    What a party pooper you sound.

    I don’t fit in here (the STW gang) as I’m a woman, ride a mtbike and like the queen.
    Go for the sake of the children.
    It’s history being made.
    Leave early if you have to.

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Premier Icon binners
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    It’s history being made.

    So was the black death, but we don’t celebrate that! 😛

    As a fully paid up republican, I despise these festivals of the common peasantry doffing their caps to their supposed superiors, who just happened to have ancestors who were more ruthless when it came to raping and pillaging. Its frankly embarrassing.

    However, I’ll just do what I did last time (when 2 of the horse-shagging inbreds got married) and head off out on the bike. As most of Her Maj’s subjects appeared to be sat in front of their tellys on a lovely sunny day, the trails were empty and I bumped into another forum member doing exactly the same as me, so we had a rather nice ride, then finished at the pub* 😀

    * a pub with no telly or anything and not a union jack in sight, obviously

    If I had my way, we’d be going Gallic and marking the occasion with one of these..

    Premier Icon ransos
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    If I had my way, we’d be going Gallic and marking the occasion with one of these..

    They were invented in Yorkshire.

    Premier Icon convert
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    Do you believe in God ? do you celebrate Christmas ? Just because you don’t agree with something doesn’t mean you have to be a dick about it, moaning about the royal family at a family party isn’t going to suddenly change others views live and let live

    Yes and no. I’m a heathen but still do Christmas. Or rather I have a nice day on 25th Dec. The ‘Christmas’ I do is remarkably short of baby Jesus references. There’s a tree (but the god squad stole that so I have no issue with nabbing it back), some thoughtful but lowish value presents and nice food. No babies or mangers, no wise men, no angels, no prayers and carols. No one who believes in god is in the building. That’s not a conscious thing – just I don’t seem to know many people that do. Does that constitute ‘doing Christmas’?

    What I’m driving at is….does a queenie fan club party (sorry, I have genuinely forgotten what we are celebrating next month – is it years on the throne, years alive or pounds in the bank?) have a heavy queenie flavour? If its mainly about flag shagging and furtive leg trembling over a privileged old lady, I’d avoid. If it’s a family BBQ and a good chat over a beer on a random extra day off then why not go.

    Premier Icon Klunk
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    I’m a heathen but still do Christmas.

    it was your festival first, just been hijacked by god botherers and retailers.

    Premier Icon binners
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    They were invented in Yorkshire.

    They may well have been, but it was the French that truly unleashed its potential 😉

    Premier Icon yetidave
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    Can you still use Covid as an excuse? Say your going to go, call in sick first thing in the morning, go for a ride. Everyone will feel sorry for you, you get a ride and dont get black listed for not going.

    Premier Icon IHN
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    The interesting thing about this thread is that a question that was basically “should I go to a BBQ that’ll be full of opinionated pr1ck$” has elicited many responses to say avoid it, but a number of said responders come across as opinionated pr1ck$ themselves…

    Premier Icon gardentiger
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    It’s not a family barbecue. The in-laws have clubbed in with the house opposite to put on a communal garden party.

    Although they have a nice garden I don’t think there’ll be enough space for total gammon avoidance.

    I think the most I will be able to muster is something along the lines of “well seventy years as a monarch is impressive longevity”.

    It’s just that the monarchy is a ludicrous anachronism and once Liz pops her clogs we’re left with what is basically a soap opera with castles. Charlie boy is a bit of a dunce and son number 2 wouldn’t be going on a show like Jeremy Kyle for fear of ‘the test’. Uncle Andrew is a wrong’un and the other one is totally irrelevant. Then there’s auntie Ann who seems to get trotted out for the Calcutta Cup match once a year. Oh and once rode a horse a bit well.

    There is simply no need for them in what should be a modern, forward-looking state. But then of course we aren’t one of those anymore (1995-2015 were just a blip it seems). Then I look at the type of person who gets a bit of a stiffy at the mere mention of Sandringham, usually a bit Brexity, and I want to see everything they hold dear smashed on the floor in front of them, royals included.

    🙂

    Premier Icon IHN
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    I think you’ll fit right in.

    Premier Icon Bazz
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    It’s occasions like this that make shift work seem great, working the entire weekend, and as a bonus i’ll get overtime for working the extra bank holiday😁

    What do anti royals actually propose?

    We just get rid of them, take all their money off them, give them a 3 bed council house in Bradford?

    Premier Icon Klunk
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    What do anti royals actually propose?

    President Blair dur!

    Premier Icon gardentiger
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    What do anti royals actually propose?

    A phased withdrawal from the institution. I’ll do a Johnson on this one and say “someone else can sort the details”.

    Requisition their estates one by one and convert them to public parks protected in perpetuity from development. Demolish the buildings if needs be. Two or three generations on you should have kids being born into relative normality. I’m sure other former monarchies have coped (assuming they weren’t offed on the spot).

    Basically I don’t really give a shit, but the mere presence of such an anachronism in the modern world is ridiculous.

    Premier Icon johnx2
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    take all their money off them, give them a 3 bed council house in Bradford?

    Nah. That’d be jumping the queue.

    Premier Icon kilo
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    We just get rid of them, take all their money off them, give them a 3 bed council house in Bradford?

    We just get rid of them, take all their money off them, and they get a job like everyone else and rent or buy a place.

    Premier Icon binners
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    What do anti royals actually propose?

    😀

    Premier Icon dyna-ti
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    About 1/3 of the way in fake an epileptic fit.

    Plus its worth at least a weeks ‘dont exert yourself’ pampering when back at home.

    Premier Icon Klunk
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    unfortunately Binners we tried that once before and they came back, may require the “russian” solution.

    Premier Icon towzer
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    Similar issue here with a street party. Wasn’t planning on going so originally declined as I’m quite anti royal (however I do like some of the neighbours and the mrs said we’ve nothing better to do and can leave whenever it suits as it is local ……) so when the bloke organising it (who is a bit old fashioned and royal loving) chased me up about it I said ‘could I come as dressed as prince andrew with some inappropriate ladies’ he just burst out laughing and said that’s fine, so we’re now going, it’s not all good news though, the organiser plays in the brass band and they’re very considerately fitting us in twice on their schedule.

    Premier Icon daviek
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    This thread has to be thread of the week!

    Me I’d go with keeping the boss happy its her you have to answer to not us.

    Premier Icon gardentiger
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    Me I’d go with keeping the boss happy its her you have to answer to not us.

    That’s the most sensible thing on this thread. Including my OP and the basic premise.

    😉

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    As a non brit it’s interesting to see all the anti Monarchy sentiment and I can understand where it comes from. Wouldn’t have any strong feelings one way or the other (not my Monarchy).

    On the cost side they probably generate more income than they cost both from tourism and good PR on the foreign trips (albeit it’s been balanced out a lot by very bad PR recently).

    You probably are used to it if you’re born in to it but I think it’d be a miserable existence. The ultimate golden cage, can’t go where you want when you want, can’t walk down the street, can’t just go for a mountain bike spin, all the freedoms the rest of us take for granted denied you. Your daily schedule dictated to you (true for all of us but not to the same extent), can’t just hand in your notice when you’re pissed off, no thanks.

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Is the food and beer free? In which case I’m not sure what the issue is.

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    On the cost side they probably generate more income than they cost both from tourism

    Go to France, people still visit all the Chateaus long after they lopped their heads of……

    Premier Icon midlifecrashes
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    We were invited to a garden party by Her Maj at Buck House once. I bought a new hat and had a grand day out. Nice sandwiches, eclectic mix of guests and a huge hailstorm rolled in so we all dashed for the throne room and we carried on til last orders. I’ve invited Her Maj back for our barbie for her big weekend, but haven’t seen a reply yet. Must check the spam folder.

    Premier Icon Bunnyhop
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    Her Majesty was responsible for me winning a fancy dress competition.
    After trawling many charity shops I got an outfit fit for a queen.
    Dressed as Queen Elizabeth 2nd I won a prize of ‘meal for two’ at a Beefeater (get it?), this was the 1980’s after all. :O)

    Disclaimer: some of the above may be an outright lie – I came third.

    Premier Icon funkmasterp
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    I don’t fit in here (the STW gang) as I’m a woman, ride a mtbike and like the queen.

    Totally OT but I’m genuinely upset to read the first two bits of this. Sorry you feel that you don’t fit in. Despite us all acting like massive dickheads at times this place is still great.

    Back to the original post, just go. Stay if it’s alright and leave if it’s shite.

    Premier Icon timbo46
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    Sit in a corner and sulk.

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