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Britain is now in a Double-Dip recession. Now we have a four day weekend and many other bank holidays due to the royal family. This cannot be helping local businesses, and the economy will get worse.
If we ditch the monarchy perhaps we can focus our efforts on better things to boost the economy, for example we could sell the castles and royal homes as tourist attractions, or they could be used to shelter those who don't have homes in Britain at the moment, the royal family can get proper jobs to help or get the normal retirement money like everyone else.
In the 21st century we should not have "Royal" people, everyone is equal, most other monarchy's are now gone and they're probably doing a lot better than we are.
Cleaners working for the Royal Household in London are paid £6.45 per hour even though the London Living Wage is set at £7.85. Cleaners in the House of Commons and House of Lords are paid at the rate of the London Living wage.
Please sign the petition to ensure that all cleaners working within the Royal Households are paid the London living wage of £7.85 per hour, a rate that is supported by the Mayor of London.
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WE OWN 84% of Royal Bank of Scotland
WE OWN 41% of Lloyds (Bank of Scotland)
Join the online petition to guarantee AGM control so that we stop bonuses at RBS and Lloyds and lend to deserving small businesses who can safeguard and create jobs.
VOTE THE BAN BANKERS BONUSES PARTY
at the forthcoming Scottish Parliamentary elections on Thursday, 5 May 2011.
In the Highlands & Islands region:
Kit Fraser, Owner of Award-Winning Pub & Live Music Venue Hootananny, Inverness
and the West of Scotland region:
Willie McLaughlin, Clydebank, Independendent Councillor West Dunbartonshire Council
Please also see the pledge to RBS & Lloyds at:
This petition is for anyone who wants to show their support for nurses who have delivered care on fields of conflict, in service of their country. There is currently no dedicated memorial to the service of all nursing staff in the United Kingdom.
We are therefore calling on the Government of the United Kingdom to back the RCN’s campaign for a national monument, recognising the service of nursing staff in conflict zones.
From the work of Florence Nightingale on the Crimean battlefields to the modern day service in Afghanistan, nurses have served courageously in the heat of battle for generations.
More than 2,000 nurses gave their lives during the two world wars.
We believe it is now time for this unique service by nurses to be recognised.
I believe that Canada's democracy is severely impaired and in danger of a crash & complete destruction!
Ignorance about our form of government and apathy, has resulted in a continuing erosion of our democracy. The worst aspect of this erosion is the concentration of power in the Office of the Prime Minister!
Canada's constitution is a reflection of the British North America Act of 1867. That document was negotiated by prominent Canadians for Canadians and was presented whole and approved whole by the British parliament to create our nation. It was written to include checks and balances on power to the various branches of government. The sovereign has executive power but must work through the House of Commons & Senate to exercise that power. The judiciary is supposed to interpret & enforce the laws of the land, independent of the government of the day. Anti-monarchy activism has been successful in the name of democracy & nationalism. The erosion of the legitimacy of the crown & the crown's representative, the Governor-General, has created a vacuum in executive authority. That has certainly been the intention of successive Prime Ministers!
How can judges, senators & Governors be seen to act independently if they are dependent on the good graces of the Prime Minister's Office, who appointed them? This office is completely unelected, unconstitutionally sanctioned and operates with one purpose, to keep their boss, the Prime Minister, in power! This concentration of power in the PMO is DEFINITELY, NOT in the interest of Canadian democracy!
We are supposed to be a constitutional monarchy. When the Fathers of Confederation created Canada's unique version of constitutional monarchy, most Canadians felt a part of the greater British Empire and therefore recognized the legitimacy of a British monarch. That is not true today because of immigration from around the world and because of the natural development of a unique Canadian sense of identity. Rather than finish our incremental march to full independence, by patriating the crown, Prime Ministers have taken advantage of the current situation to increase their personal power. They have been successful by playing two cards, legitimacy based entirely on being elected & appeals to nationalism. Dependence on the ballot, as the only form of legitimacy, leaves us open to what I would call 'tyranny of the majority'. We have a senate that is supposed to represent regions equally & a monarch who is supposed to represent ALL of us with equal regard. Legitimacy is based on the consent of the people, regardless of the form of selection.
Voting, particularly first past the post, or 50% + one does not, in itself represent the will of the people, only that small number who voted for the elected members. If the ballot is to mean anything, we must address this problem as well as the voter apathy that results in lower and lower voter turnout. Of course governments won't do that! The current system is to their advantage.
It has been made abundantly clear that we will be unable to change our constitution, even if Canadians wanted to become a republic. So I suggest we reform what we can. One of the best things about our system is that it is organic, adaptable to any national context and can continually evolve. That's our distinct form of democracy, as it was conceived, in 1867. That would, of course, require that Canadians understand the system we have, why we have it, how it is supposed to work and what the implications of changing it would be. Democracy can only work if a public is informed, engaged & active in the democratic process.
Many of the younger generation don't even know that we are a monarchy. Many Canadians, even the government and national media, treat the Queen like a visiting Head of State and her family, like visiting celebrities.
Constitutional monarchy can only work if a monarch is resident in and seen to be a part of the national daily life. I'd argue that our countrymen must see royalty working for us in our own daily Canadian experience.
The current situation, where Canada has a foreign Head of State is intolerable. It becomes more intolerable with each passing decade.
I believe that we need our own, resident royal family.
The only requirement to make this happen is an act of Parliament that changes the succession laws. We could have anyone we liked when Her Majesty passes away or abdicates. She could abdicate tomorrow, since Canada is a separate crown, with no effect on her role in the UK, or her other realms.
The current Queen will likely be with us for at least another 10 years, if her mother's long life is any indication. There is, of course, no guarantee. Canada needs to find our own Heir Apparent to take the Maple Crown when the current monarch is no longer in office. We need to establish who this person is as soon as possible. He/she & Canadians need time to get used to each other. Canada could also start experiencing the benefits of having a constitutional monarchy for the first time, right away.
It would make sense for the indigenous house to be a branch of the current royal house. After all they inherited the authority of every sovereign house that has been associated with this land since Europeans arrived. One could argue, that Canada's only right to sovereignty over these lands stems from the rights of the monarch, as Queen of Canada, who inherited lands seeded to her family, and not to the government of Canada or the United Kingdom. First Nations, some with royal traditions of their own, have negotiated treaties with the crown or at least have expressed loyalty to that same crown throughout our history. Were the sovereign present in Canadian daily life, this special relationship may have allowed for greater prominence & respect to be afforded our First Nations.
There is precedent for this type of evolution, a new royal house being a branch of the old. For instance, Brazil gained it's independence and 80 years of economic & social progress when they took the heir to the Portuguese throne as their own Emperor in the early 19th century. Norway is another example.
What if, when the current sovereign passes away, the new monarch was selected through a partially elective process. What if the only requirement to run for the office was to be a descendant of Canada's first Queen, Queen Victoria and be a resident of Canada? To keep the candidates above the fray, they could be required to have a group advocate on their behalf, in the election, rather than running actively themselves? The post would be for life unless resignation is requested. If the post becomes vacant then the same process could be followed or some other succession law could be enacted, with the consent of Canadians, after we have our own resident family.
This way Canada could get it's own monarch and that person or family would have the legitimacy of election as well as ancestral heritage.
We need someone who will defend the constitution from Prime Ministers who try to close parliament instead of facing criticism! The senate must effectively protect the interests of the regions equally, not their respective political parties. Minorities must be represented at the highest levels. First Nations must have their unique status reaffirmed in the minds of all Canadians.
According to our constitution, the cornerstone of government, federal & provincial as well as the judiciary, is the crown. For that institution to be disrespected and misunderstood creates a vacuum of legitimacy that power hungry politicians are too happy to step into. Addressing this impairment goes a long way to saving our democracy. Let's get it done so we can move onto the next challenge.
Kamakahonu, the-Eye-of-the-Turtle, is the first Capital of the Hawaiian Islands of the Pacific declared so by Kamehameha the Great in 1812. Kamehameha lived upon the lands at Kamakahonu that included the ahupua'a (land divisions from mountain to the sea) of Lanihau I & II.
Today, more than 10 sacred sites remain on these lands along with sacred burials (including a burial identified as 28398).
If you are a descendant of Kamehameha I, 'Umi-a-Liloa, their relatives or of other families who once lived on the lands of Lanihau I & II in Hawaii, please sign this petition.
In March 2010, the Labour Health Secretary, Andy Burnham MP, announced that the Labour Government was approving plans for a complete rebuild of the Liverpool Royal Hospital, at a total investment of £451million.
But on 18 May 2010, the Liverpool Echo reported that the Tory / Lib Dem government was reviewing those plans. They are now under threat, and there is a chance that the Tories and Liberal Democrats might cut the investment altogether.
Liverpool needs a modern NHS, and a Royal hospital fit for the 21st Century. Sign our petition, and demand that the Tory and Liberal Democrat government protects this investment.
The Royal, first put on our screens in 2003, has achieved a global audience, who would love dearly to see the show on DVD.
The Producers are reviewing the situation, so we need to show them there is a audience who would love to see the show on DVD, and watch it become a timeless classic.
The monarchy doesn't do much. There's no getting round the fact. They sit there in their umpteen palaces and castles, talking posh, counting their millions, and basically looking down their noses at us.
America doesn't have a monarchy (not that I know of, anyway), and in the UK, the laws are made and enforced primarily by democratic government.
The royals should learn that there is more to life than money and fame. For example, take Siddhartha Gautama (for those of you who don't know, he was the founder of Buddhism). He was an Indian prince, and his father (the king), asked some wise men what he would become. They said either a great king or a great holy man. The king wanted him to be king after himself, so he gave him loads of riches, and tried to keep him away from seeing things like the sick and homeless, which would encourage him to be a holy man.
But one day, Siddhartha went for a walk, and saw an old man, a sick man, and a dead body. He was very upset about this, and it made him think. So he ran away from the palace to seek the meaning of life. A few years later, he became enlightened.
Now go back to the beginning. He was a prince, he had everything he could possibly want. But it wasn't enough for him. He left it all behind to make the world a better place!
Somehow, I can't see any of our royals doing anything so totally cool. All they want is money. End of.
Not that our politicians are really much better. But at least they don't talk as posh and have so much flashy jewels.
And the palaces? Wouldn't they be better converted into care homes for people less fortunate than us?
Think about it. And please sign!
The Town of Fergus states that the parking lot is private property and belongs to the Hasty Market and Royal Cleaners.
We have been talking about this issue with both the owners and the township and they say there is nothing they can do about fixing the pot hole.
This is a huge irritant to not only us but our customers as well.
We would like this dealt with.
Despite advertising Fast Track Immigration for "Royal Silk" passengers, on the official Thai Airways website, and on the in-flight video when landing at Suvarnabhumi...
...Thai Airways now 'says' this service is only for "F".
In order to help Thai Airways see the light, can I enlist some help by signing this petition? I'll deliver it to TG.
This petition has emerged as a consequence of the multiplicity of cases involving psychiatrists, psychotherapists and counsellors who have subjected their patients to sexual, psychological, emotional, exploitative and other forms of abuse.
The position of such practitioners has often meant that these people are often regarded as being beyond reproach by the governing and regulatory bodies under which they work.
People who have the courage to submit complaints are either marginalised, stigmatised or blamed in an attempt to protect both the reputation and livelihood of the practitioner. This has to stop!
Ex Army Corporal Jack the Tap Dancer story is one of great heart ache and angst. Jack first started tap dancing when he was 8 years old but soon was unable to due to his Army service.
A few years ago Jack's wife tragically passed away, after 10 years of Jack caring for her and living with her alzheimer's. This sent poor Jack into a spiraling depression and the only way he sought solace was by dancing his sorrows away.
Today Jack is through to the last 24 of 'Britain's Got Talent' and he's got a very good chance of performing in front of the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance.
With our help we can make this man's dream come true and bring a smile back to this fallen war hero! Let's make it happen!
On August 4th 2006, there was a gathering of nations at Mato Paha (Bear Butte).
At this summit Lakota, Cheyenne, Arapahoe, and many other indigenous nations from north and south america were present.
At this summit it was decided that the papal bull of 1493 and the 1496 royal charter of the church of England must be recinded.
Chelsea Football Club and Adidas have introduced a black kit for this season's Champions League campaign.
Chelsea have played in blue for one hundred years and should continue to do so.
All the footpaths in Coniston Ave seem to have gone to rack and ruin because a lot of residents park half on the footpaths and half on the road which has led to many of the flags being cracked.
The present footpaths are the only ones on the estate that haven't had the flags removed and replaced with tarmac.
The flags are mostly cracked, unsightly & dangerous.
The repair work that was carried out a week ago was a total waste of time and our (taxpayer) money.
Founded in 1807, The Royal Montreal Curling Club is the oldest sporting club in North America.
We the undersigned would like to have The Stamp Advisory Comittee honor the R.M.C.C. on the occasion of its 200th birthday.
If you have had probs with delays or mail getting lost sending or receiving mail... or mail that is weeks late or are just totally dissatisfied with the service, or should I say lack of
service, please sign and add a few lines to say why.
Let's see how they react to many from other countries having probs with
sending and receiving mail from UK.
Please also add your comments on the message board.
A petition for the idea of a Canadian Royal Family.
I believe that Canada should have its own royal family rather than always looking up to the British.
The Youth of Front Royal and Warren County need the Board of Supervisors to have the County of Warren pay the annual light bill charged by the County for the use of Bing Crosby Stadium and surrounding practice fields. Rising expenses in football equipment has financially strapped the league which has been a staple of this comunity for almost 50 years.
The Front Royal Midget Football Leaque receives NO co-sponsoring funds or help from the Waren County Parks and Recreation Dept. Expenses can be as much as $30,000 per year for field fees, lights, gaming policing, insurance, new equipment and for old equipment to be refurbished.
We, the undersigned residents of Canada, draw the attention of the house to the following:
THAT hundreds of thousands of work horses and foals have been slaughtered for food in order to be sold as gourmet meat in foreign markets; and
THAT in 1998 alone, approximately 23 152 American horses were transported to Canada and killed for human consumption; and
THAT horses are companion animals, they are not raised for food and are taxed differently than food animals; and
THAT slaughtered horses come from a variety of places, receiving a variety of veterinarian care and drugs throughout their lives, unlike animals that are raised for meat; and
THAT the horse has been an important figure in the history of Canada and our Royal Canadian Mounted Police force; and
THAT in 1999, approximately 62 351 horses were slaughtered in Canada; and
THAT the state of California has already passed Proposal 6, known as The Prohibition of Horse Slaughter and Sale of Horse meat for Human Consumption Act of 1998:
THEREFORE we the undersigned, your petitioners call upon Parliament to enact legislation against the slaughter of horses and sale of horse meat for human consumption.
For more info go to www.equineprotectionnetwork.com/ or search engine end horse slaughter in canada.
We, the undersigned, request a Royal Commission of Inquiry into Australia's Blood Service management. In the past, thousands of Australians have suffered serious disease, and a significant number have died due to tainted blood transfusions and blood products. Disease and death continue to occur as a result of the therapeutic use of blood. Australians affected by tainted blood products have a right to know why their blood services failed them. A Royal Commission of Inquiry will also help bring about safer blood transfusions and blood products for all Australians in the future.
Dear Indonesian fellows,
Four hundred years ago, VOC was founded in the Netherlands. The purpose of this organization, as we all know, was to colonize Asian and African countries. VOC, which brought wealth and prosperity to the Netherlands, also brought poverty, misery, and death to the people of our country.
In 2002, the government of the Netherlands shamelessly celebrates this tragedy. The official celebration website mentions that the foundation of VOC "marked the start of the world-wide orientation of the Netherlands, and of a period of great economic and cultural growth." (See http://www.voc2002.nl/). It fails to mention that the expansion was fueled by the blood of our people.
Kwik Kian Gie, who attended the opening ceremony in his individual capacity, noted that "During the period, a governmental system that allowed the freedom of speech, the rights for representation, and participation was never established, in its place was a corrupt system that was used to exploit to a point of devastation as parasite does."
He concluded that "VOC was a white people enclave with a paternalistic political system which was supported by slavery and arms"
24. Disband RUC
The Royal Ulster Constabulary has murdered, intimidated, and done just about everything imaginable to the innocent nationalists/republicans in Ireland. We demand that they be disbanded so that a completely impartial, equal, and untainted force can be created. The oath and name needs to be changed, the style and design of the uniforms need to be changed, and the procedures need to be changed.