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Quote: Originally Posted by Teger yes, but he and edward vii (his cousin) loathed each other. wilhelm celebrated when edward died in 1910 Edward VII was his uncle not his cousin.
Quote: Originally Posted by Teger sure they were technically in 'decline' but nowhere compared to the decline that took place in germany. WWI severely damaged the British aristocracy. A combination of death and/or death duties destroyed many of the old estates.
Quote: Originally Posted by Teger edward/the british royal family were kin to hohenzollerns (the kaiser), but by the 1930s the kaiser was a non-entity in german and european politics. also keep in mind that kaiser wilhelm DESPISED much of the british royal family - he and king edward viii loathed each other. it comes down to a couple things. first, britain was a conservative nation, with a strong, monied aristocratic conservative movement that was...
Quote: Originally Posted by RSS I've often heard it said here at SF that most people don't pay attention to what others are wearing. This one might draw a bit of that attention others are failing to get. I do like the pattern of the cloth. It's not my thing ... but I applaud him and his tailor. I didn't know you was a fan of Mr Vidal, RSS. Or, is the closet door 'creaking'
Quote: Originally Posted by lasbar My wife reads that shit and i have threatened divorcing her if she doesn't switch to the Independent... She found it boring... Women... Interesting article: How true is this: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010...feel-worthless
Quote: Originally Posted by culverwood The Independent! Commie rag. The old quip goes: The Daily Mirror is read by people who think they run the country; The Guardian is read by people who think they ought to run the country; The Times is read by the people who actually do run the country; The Daily Mail is read by the wives of the people who run the country; The Financial Times is read by people who own the country; The Morning Star is read by people...
Quote: Originally Posted by lasbar Every system has his shortcomings ... What you see as money wasted others see as investments... I work in the railway industry and believe me it is very hard to have a balanced discussion on the merits and shortcomings of the French against UK models... The French have invested a massive amount of money in the railway system... On the downside, money has been wasted and the union are running it to the detriment...
Quote: Originally Posted by apropos The Swedish implementation of socialism has worked for 60 years. Aye, I wonder why. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compuls...ization#Sweden. Whinging Poms? You lot take some beating...
[quote=Ianiceman;4049094][quote=Mac;4049021]Not to be a stickler, but wasn't comprehensive education in the UK introduced in '64? Quote: Don't know when it was introduced but I know for a fact that kids born as late as 1962 were still doing their eleven plus exams in 1973 and my school didn't change from Grammar to Comp until about 1975. 11+ until '76 It is still used in some areas, however.
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