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Quote of the Week W/E 19/11/10 November 21, 2010

Posted by Audit Monkey in The State of the British Nation, Working Life in Britain.
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This week’s quote is fairly obvious and is a simple “I do”.

Well, let’s face it, when you are offered the opportunity to loaf about, be waited on, not have to worry about getting the train or stagnating on the M25 of a morning, dodge people’s phlegm and dandruff on the Underground, worry about losing your job due to the recession or others’ incompetence, inflation eroding one’s pension and savings and touch the occasional leper as recompense, then I’d be jumping at the opportunity to marry Prince William myself.

I suppose everyone will think I’m jaded and callous. Oh well, so be it. I’ll get back to the more mundane topic of auditing next week. Promise.


1. ITauditSecurity - November 29, 2010

So when are you going to give us your understanding of why you still have a royal family at all?

Mundane audit topics can wait…

2. ITauditSecurity - December 11, 2010

“I’ll get back to the more mundane topic of auditing next week. Promise.”

We’re still waiting. Let’s hear it!

3. Audit Monkey - December 18, 2010

Why do we Brits have a Royal family? Probably because we don’t want the trauma of an elected Head of State. The other real reason is there would be a need to re-write, sorry write the Constitution and certain Institutions may gain more legitimacy than the House of Commons. Also, the government of the day would lose control over the political process as the current checks and balances on the Executive are weak. This is unlikely to be the case with a written Constitution, so the status quo persists.

This said, there was an article in last week’s Sunday Times magazine which mentioned that the Monarchy’s influence and current modus operandi is on the wain. Expect countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada all to ditch the Queen as Head of State and the Commonwealth when she deceases.

Hope that answers your question.

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