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English Debate: Daniel Hannan revels in making mince meat of Gordon Brown
Crazy Canucks: British MP banned from Canada on national security grounds
Happy St. Patrick's: Will Ireland ever return to the Commonwealth?
Voyage Through the Commonwealth: World cruise around the faded bits of pink.
No Queen for the Green: The Green Party of Canada votes to dispense with monarchy.
"Sir Edward Kennedy": The Queen has awarded the senator an honorary Knighthood.
President Obama: Hates Britain, but is keen to meet the Queen?
The Princess Royal: Princess Anne "outstanding" in Australia.
H.M.S. Victory: In 1744, 1000 sailors went down with a cargo of gold.
Queen's Commonwealth: Britain is letting the Commonwealth die.
Justice Kirby: His support for monarchy almost lost him appointment to High Court
Royal Military Academy: Sandhurst abolishes the Apostles' Creed.
Air Marshal Alec Maisner, R.I.P. Half Polish, half German and 100% British.
Cherie Blair: Not a vain, self regarding, shallow thinking viper after all.
Harry Potter: Celebrated rich kid thinks the Royals should not be celebrated
The Royal Jelly: A new king has been coronated, and his subjects are in a merry mood
Victoria Cross: Australian TROOPER MARK DONALDSON awarded the VC
Godless Buses: Royal Navy veteran, Ron Heather, refuses to drive his bus
Labour's Class War: To expunge those with the slightest pretensions to gentility
100 Top English Novels of All Time: The Essential Fictional Library
BIG BEN: Celebrating 150 Years of the Clock Tower

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Out of Control 'Human Rights'

Britain rejects call by UN rights body for vote on monarchy, written constitution

GENEVA (AP) - Britain is dismissing the idea of holding a referendum on whether it should ditch the monarchy in favor of a written constitution.

The U.N. Human Rights Council offers the suggestion as part of a review of Britain's rights record. Britain is one of few democracies with no constitution laying out a bill of citizens' rights.

But Britain says in a statement Tuesday there is no popular demand for a vote on a written constitution. It says Prime Minister Gordon Brown's government considers the queen vital to Britain's unity, and supports keeping her as head of state.


Anonymous said...

hahahahaha this is funny. the UN is suggesting that Britian loose its Monarchy. maybe it should focus on real issues like feeding the poor or dismantling dictatorships or disarming Israel.

ohh well the UN is a bit of a joke.

good on Gordon Brown for defending the monarchy

redtown said...

This is a perfect example of (1) unelected international bodies encroaching upon national,
democratic sovereignty, and (2) "if it ain't broke, we still insist you fix it."

It doesn't matter to these busybody UN activists that three-quarters of the British people
are satisfied with the Queen and their Constitution which extends back over 1,000 years.
"We're the enlightened, post-national beautiful people; we know what's best for you!"

They probably can't wait for Barack Hussein Obama, Mr. Multinationalism himself,
to become president of the United States.

God Save the Queen, and God Save the the United States of America!

J.K. Baltzersen said...

Well, this only goes to show that the UN is the embodiment of the Wilsonian World Order.

God save Her Britannic Majesty!

Anonymous said...

"maybe it should focus on real issues like feeding the poor or dismantling dictatorships or disarming Israel"

Yes! Great idea. Dismantle Israel, the one free, democratic nation in the Middle East. That way the surrounding Islamic states that have sworn themselves to Israel's utter annihilation will finally have their way!

Her Majesty and the Kings and Queens of England before her trace their very sovereignty back to King David of Israel, and yet you would have the neo-nazis obliterate the homeland and peoples of King David, the kinsmen of Jesus the Jewish Messiah.

Good one, you ignorant imbecile.

God Save the Queen of Australia!
May God confound the enemies of Israel!

Fuck the Kween ! said...
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redtown said...

RE: previous comment:
F**k the kween ! said,
"You're all just f**king racists"

See, this is how simple-minded left-wing activists operate --

they hit-and-run with the R-word, expecting it to be the discussion stopper
(ie: we're supposed to roll over when we hear the R-word), AND

they never explain just how someone else's views are "racist";
they lack the intellectual ability and honesty to rationally defend their charge of "racism";
they throw out the R-word as a defence against dealing with the substance of others' reasoning.

Like my grandmother used to say about graffiti on bathroom walls:

"Fools who won't
show their faces
dump their crap
in public places."

Lord Best said...

One anonymous insulting another anonymous, and another anonymous almost too imbecilic for words, most amusing.

Anonymous said...

To be fair, while I wholeheartdly agree that this is one of the single most cocked eyed things I've ever heard and that the UN as a whole is about as useful and relevant as the DODO Bird these days, it wasn't the UN Human Rights Council as a whole that made the suggestion. Having read the report, it was a suggestion/recommendation made by Sri Lanka that the U.K. have a written, preferably republican, constitution. It is the only time this is mentioned in the report, and Sri lanka was the only country to approach the subject.

Fuck the Kween ! said...
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redtown said...

To the Potty-mouth who relies heavily upon the F and S-words,

(1) In referring to Obama as “Mr. Multinational”, I was referring to his globalist policies which would undermine national sovereignty.

(2) You just assume that use of Obama’s middle name, Hussein, is “racist”. But many presidents are commonly referred to with
their full names or middle initials (John Fitzgerald Kennedy, George W. Bush). I was not alluding to Muslim terrorists,
but since you bring it up, check out his association with convicted bomber-terrorist Bill Ayres (google Obama + Ayres).

Your responses only prove the points of my previous post -- leftwing activists presume and charge “racism” even when there isn’t any,
and they are generally low on intellectual capacity to rationally debate (in your case, by over-relying on potty language).

Stauffenberg said...

Well, really.

Aforementioned anonymous gentleman suffering from qu-phobia is clearly beyond satire. I beg for him to go forth and multiply.

Anonymous said...

Better do what he says, lest he stave your skull in with a truncheon. Pure venomous hate.

FucketityFuckFuck said...
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Anonymous said...

The preceding announcement is brought to you by
Vulgar Masses for a Canadian Republic

(our vocabulary is very limited, but they actually let us vote!)

jmKelley said...

There's a trend underway in the States that anyone who opposes Obama or supports McCain for President risks being called Racist.

Like the UN agency's call for a vote on the Monarchy, it's all Political Correctness in extremis.

As for the toilet mouth, there's a whole sub-generation who consider this normal and "liberated" behaviour. More evidence of the decline of Western civilisation.

Anonymous said...

Why would Sri Lanka put forth such a proposal? Does it officially harbor anger at the UK? Does its representative to this UN body have an anti-monarchist bias?

La Guillotine said...

The Vulgar Masses will hang you all from lamp posts

lessons of history said...

"The Vulgar Masses will hang you all from lamp posts."

They think Robespierre's Reign of Terror was a liberating event in human development.

Splendor Sine Occasu said... why should the UK, the mother of modern liberal democracy, want to listen to what Sri Lanka has to suggest?

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Shaftesbury said...

I fail to see how any form of support for partisan American politicians has ANYTHING to do with the Crown Commonwealth.

The United States is a republic - and so is irrelevant to the topic at hand, as much as it is to this weblog.

I care little for Obama OR McCain. They are both republicans.

lessons of history said...

Well, the US president does affect the broader Anglosphere, so it can be pertinent to the concerns of this website.

Passing mention of Mr. Obama was first made above in the context of his not supporting national sovereignty -- the focus of this thread. Then Mr. Dirty Words invaded the discussion with charges of “racism”, and the original poster refuted that charge.

But yes, the next president of the US will have a big influence on whether Commonwealth countries either continue to surrender their sovereignties to globalization (Obama), or retain more of their sovereignties (McCain).

Matt said...

Ivdo not understand something in the AP story that started this line of comments. The story claims "Britain is...without...a bill of citizen's rights." Americans are taught from childhood about the the Bill of Rights of 1689. (Whether or not it was revolutionary propaganda, one of the claims in 1776 was that George III had trampled the rights the colonists had as Englishmen. That is why we learn about it.) Is the 1689 Bill of Rights no longer in effect?