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Power split by Cantons and two levels of referendums every other week?

Switzerland is a funny place, French German and Italian, not really it's own nation as such.
It's a hell of a lot more democratic than the UK and has a government much closer to the people than most of Europe, especially the UK. I lived and worked there donkeys years ago at CERN. Only a few months but thoroughly impressed.
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10-04-2021, 07:49 PM
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Really! You would have to be blind and deaf if you haven't seen the the thousands of people who gather to see the pomp & ceremony when the Royals attend a celebration in London. Foreigners come to see where the royals live... do you really think Buckingham palace would get so many visitors if the royals did not exist?

There will always be people who object to the royals, but so many more people love having a monarch that is respected by people in this country & abroad.
You are entitled to your opinion, but I would like to see proof that they don't bring money into the UK.

A study by the Brand Finance Network estimated that in 2017 the monarchy generated a gross uplift of 1.766bn to the UK economy.13 Oct 2020


A new study implies that the British Royal Family are a bargain for the taxpayer! The Queen and the British Royal family 'works harder' and is 'more value for money' than many of their European counterparts a new study has found. ... This works out as 1.14 per year, per British taxpayer.28 Sept 2020

If people want to see our historical and architectural sites why don't they go on a quiet day, when the people who like the royals are are watching a royal wedding or other significant royal events & why are these places unable to finance their own upkeep if they are so popular?

How many world leaders dedicate their lives to their country, as our queen has done?
I am happy to give my 1.14 a year because, despite some people's objections to them, I believe they have been worthwhile & hope they continue!
And you believe that load of propaganda? As for the queen what has the woman actually DONE? Answer? Other than what she wanted to do ----- NOTHING. Just been a drain on us.
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10-04-2021, 07:51 PM
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It's a tiny population in comparison with the UK. So they probably all know each other yodelling across the valleys etc.
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And you believe that load of propaganda? As for the queen what has the woman actually DONE? Answer? Other than what she wanted to do ----- NOTHING. Just been a drain on us.
other than being Head of State you mean?
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10-04-2021, 07:57 PM
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So Switzerland has mandatory conscription - why? If you are going to be neutral every time there is a conflict. Of course other than guarding the Pope
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Will's hair transplant?
Maybe he will.
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10-04-2021, 08:11 PM
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The UK Royal Family is big, it's survived longer than most, lets keep it rolling. It can't be difficult.
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10-04-2021, 08:21 PM
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Best of all end this offensive worthless antediluvian nonsense.Scrap the whole thing, get rid of the loathsome upper house, and introduce proportional representation to bring at least an element of democratic government because by heavens we need and deserve it together with a written constitution.
I don't find them loathsome, I hope our monarchy will go on and on
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10-04-2021, 08:28 PM
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other than being Head of State you mean?
That just involves a rubber stamp. Thankfully she has no real power.
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10-04-2021, 08:31 PM
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So Switzerland has mandatory conscription - why? If you are going to be neutral every time there is a conflict. Of course other than guarding the Pope
For self defence. It's to ensure there is a trained defence force, not to get involved in American adventures. Exactly what the UK should be hence the need to GTFO of NATO.
 
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