Working to Become Financially Independent

Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by NorthernWisdom, Jan 8, 2020.

  1. NorthernWisdom

    NorthernWisdom Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2013
    Messages:
    19,973
    Likes Received:
    15,450
    Credit:
    £3,551.43
  2. Monners

    Monners Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2013
    Messages:
    3,756
    Likes Received:
    1,540
    Location:
    Northampton
    Credit:
    £146.05
    A sack of shit. I was ambivalent towards the royals, but this bollocks has me hoping that it’s the beginning of the end for the scroungesrs

    He is a loose cannon (which I admire to an extant) - but it’s obviously a compromise. “You fuck off, and we will see you right”.

    The establishment is embarrassed by them (or his wife’s ethnicity). Everyone’s happy - face saved.


    Obnoxious family
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2020
    vow and Brighton Sky Blue like this.
  3. chiefdave

    chiefdave Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2008
    Messages:
    23,364
    Likes Received:
    17,215
    Location:
    Coventry
    Credit:
    £7,411.26
    Fair play to him. With how his wife has been treated I don't blame him. Better off out of it and just enjoy life.
     
  4. Grendel

    Grendel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2011
    Messages:
    49,188
    Likes Received:
    15,803
    Credit:
    £4,599.57
    Really? He’s going to make a fortune out of the inheritance from his mother and the share of the Duchy of Cornwall. She’s not been treated badly compared to say Sarah Ferguson. I suspect she’s got a higher sense of entitlement than many of the Royals
     
    Brighton Sky Blue likes this.
  5. shmmeee

    shmmeee Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2011
    Messages:
    19,516
    Likes Received:
    14,690
    Location:
    Coventry, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
    Credit:
    £8,072.34
    He’s blatantly not royal blood, that much was obvious a long time ago, they’re probably happy to see the back of him.
     
  6. Monners

    Monners Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2013
    Messages:
    3,756
    Likes Received:
    1,540
    Location:
    Northampton
    Credit:
    £146.05
    Spot on (you are ok who drop the abuse).
     
  7. NorthernWisdom

    NorthernWisdom Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2013
    Messages:
    19,973
    Likes Received:
    15,450
    Credit:
    £3,551.43
    I think that's what gets me. He wants to withdraw from public life? Fine. His family want to support him? Fine. But, the statement about working to become financially independent has really grated. Most people do that when they start earning £20kpa. I'm sure they have enough in the bank to be able to live off the interest and buy a few houses for rental, and if he wanted to work he could always get a job at B&Q.

    So obviously he's not going to do that, but the phrase is tactless in the extreme really.
     
    mrtrench, vow, duffer and 1 other person like this.
  8. Ian1779

    Ian1779 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2012
    Messages:
    4,884
    Likes Received:
    2,583
    Credit:
    £1,908.03
    Fair play to them - why he would want to be here when they treat his wife that way is beyond me. Probably sees similar parallels with how his mum was hounded and just wants away.

    Could it also be this intention is what has strained his relationship with his brother? (who may actually want similar)

    Wonder what he might do once the Queen dies? Renounce his royal title completely?
     
    vow likes this.
  9. Ian1779

    Ian1779 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2012
    Messages:
    4,884
    Likes Received:
    2,583
    Credit:
    £1,908.03
    Be interested to see the meltdown on the ultra racist Daily Mail message boards.
     
    vow likes this.
  10. Grendel

    Grendel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2011
    Messages:
    49,188
    Likes Received:
    15,803
    Credit:
    £4,599.57
    They treat her with kid gloves compared to many entrants to the Family
     
  11. Terry Gibson's perm

    Terry Gibson's perm Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2014
    Messages:
    12,022
    Likes Received:
    4,329
    Location:
    Nuneaton
    Credit:
    £2,079.39
    Is it a case if we can’t be bothered with the hassle but we will keep the titles.
     
  12. Ian1779

    Ian1779 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2012
    Messages:
    4,884
    Likes Received:
    2,583
    Credit:
    £1,908.03
    Do you mean the family? I’m thinking more the press.
     
  13. Terry Gibson's perm

    Terry Gibson's perm Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2014
    Messages:
    12,022
    Likes Received:
    4,329
    Location:
    Nuneaton
    Credit:
    £2,079.39
    Don’t think the press will be leaving them alone Wherever they go so they just need to suck it up it’s part of their life if she wasn’t comfortable with press intrusion she should have married a normal bloke.
     
  14. Grendel

    Grendel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2011
    Messages:
    49,188
    Likes Received:
    15,803
    Credit:
    £4,599.57
    The press have been largely supportive compared to others who have gone before. They want a rock star lifestyle and adulation with no criticism - it’s not tenable. Fly round the world and flaunt opulence and then lecture on the impact of flights on climate change and then look shocked at the vitriol - seriously
     
    bezzer likes this.
  15. fellatio_Martinez

    fellatio_Martinez Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2011
    Messages:
    1,767
    Likes Received:
    1,836
    Credit:
    £2,683.38
    Pair of tossers.

    Please disappear into obscurity.
     
  16. stupot07

    stupot07 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    Messages:
    24,436
    Likes Received:
    8,545
    Credit:
    £1,685.05
    Just a couple of examples of the British media treatment of Meghan.









    Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
     
  17. Nick

    Nick Administrator

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2008
    Messages:
    104,161
    Likes Received:
    37,465
    Location:
    Coventry
    Credit:
    £16,370.81
    He is properly under the thumb.
     
  18. tisza

    tisza Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2011
    Messages:
    2,643
    Likes Received:
    992
    Credit:
    £1,675.49
    Need a sweepstake on what products they endorse first.
    Saw they'd copyrighted/trademarked a load of names a while back. Hired their own commercial team.
    Time for Charles to admit Hewitt's the father on the Jerry Springer show and give them some US TV air time to kick off the new business
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2020
  19. tisza

    tisza Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2011
    Messages:
    2,643
    Likes Received:
    992
    Credit:
    £1,675.49
    More like lead round by his bollocks :)
     
  20. Nick

    Nick Administrator

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2008
    Messages:
    104,161
    Likes Received:
    37,465
    Location:
    Coventry
    Credit:
    £16,370.81
    She must have something about her. Some proper finger in the arse technique.
     
  21. shmmeee

    shmmeee Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2011
    Messages:
    19,516
    Likes Received:
    14,690
    Location:
    Coventry, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
    Credit:
    £8,072.34
    Have you seen her and most importantly if you’ve got that experience where were you in the Manchester rape thread?
     
  22. Nick

    Nick Administrator

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2008
    Messages:
    104,161
    Likes Received:
    37,465
    Location:
    Coventry
    Credit:
    £16,370.81
    Im trying to give it up!
     
  23. Grendel

    Grendel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2011
    Messages:
    49,188
    Likes Received:
    15,803
    Credit:
    £4,599.57
    Apparently Sarah Ferguson once had a poll with two pictures - her and a goat and asked who would you rather sleep with - it’s reported 82% went with the goat.

    She was called fat, ugly lazy and titled the most reviled woman in Britain
     
    Sky Blue Pete likes this.
  24. Ian1779

    Ian1779 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2012
    Messages:
    4,884
    Likes Received:
    2,583
    Credit:
    £1,908.03
    Daily Mail readers needed something to occupy themselves with before Brexit cane along.
     
    vow, duffer and Sky Blue Pete like this.
  25. Sick Boy

    Sick Boy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2008
    Messages:
    14,091
    Likes Received:
    7,259
    Location:
    Verona, Italy
    Credit:
    £5,242.22
    He’s clearly related to Phil
     
  26. clint van damme

    clint van damme Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2015
    Messages:
    14,377
    Likes Received:
    14,788
    Credit:
    £5,383.33
    strange that this seems to have caused more controversy than the antics of his paedophile uncle.
     
  27. Brighton Sky Blue

    Brighton Sky Blue Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2012
    Messages:
    15,012
    Likes Received:
    2,985
    Location:
    Scotland
    Credit:
    £4,231.14
    His slightly more intelligent brother worked out that by doing nothing except occasional waving and handshakes you get a lot of praise. His grandmother did it so well she gets to call eating banquets off gold plates ‘work’. He couldn’t follow the formula
     
  28. Flying Fokker

    Flying Fokker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2011
    Messages:
    2,176
    Likes Received:
    97
    Credit:
    £254.39
    The Royals are a con. Harry Hewitt is another con.

    But maybe better than a president or dictatorship.
     
  29. duffer

    duffer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2010
    Messages:
    3,586
    Likes Received:
    5,848
    Credit:
    £665.74
    As long as my taxes aren't funding it, I couldn't give a monkey's about what him and his missus do.

    If it makes more in tourism than it costs the public purse, then I've no great issue with having a King or Queen, in every other sense though it's completely redundant imho and there are bigger issues to worry about.
     
  30. tisza

    tisza Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2011
    Messages:
    2,643
    Likes Received:
    992
    Credit:
    £1,675.49
    You'll still be paying for their security.

    That'll probably cost a bit. Plus they'll have all the wackos from her family turning up with film crews to cash in.

    Thought they were supposed to be moving to Africa (Botswana maybe)? Not enough publicity there for her?
     
  31. SIR ERNIE

    SIR ERNIE Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2013
    Messages:
    1,386
    Likes Received:
    674
    Location:
    UK
    Credit:
    £603.01
    A weak man with a controlling wife.
    It never ends well for the bloke.
     
    fellatio_Martinez and CCFC88 like this.
  32. CCFCSteve

    CCFCSteve Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2011
    Messages:
    1,188
    Likes Received:
    649
    Credit:
    £1,183.55
    I think fair play to them, whatever makes them happy and I hope this does. I’ve always had a soft spot for Harry and William, losing their mum at an early age.

    What I do disagree with is the comments that anything negative written or said about them is racist.

    A majority of the previous negative press has been due to classic celebrity double standards not race (sure everyone’s already seen the read the below)....courting the press and then complaining about press intrusion (the Megan/selfie situation at Wimbledon was embarrassing, following Vanity fair guest editorial and using insta etc), raising awareness about the environment (positive by the way) and then using private jets, raising awareness about the poor (again positive) and then being ridiculously extravagant (baby shower and renovations for new home at cost to public - Megan is personally wealthy - would it have been so hard to make a gesture to cover some of these costs which would’ve put matter to bed)

    One thing that surprised me most though was not attending Christmas with the rest of the family. We all have issues with other family members but put it aside over the festive period....especially when parents/grandparents/great grandparents are of any age where they might not see another one.

    Its a fine balance between wanting to do good by using your celebrity status to raise awareness but if you’re doing this you have to be careful about coming across as condescending and showing lack of awareness/double standards. They have either been very poorly advised or ignored advice.

    Hopefully they’ll learn from this as I believe that ultimately they are well intentioned and can do a huge amount of good (as royals or not)
     
    eastwoodsdustman likes this.
  33. Sick Boy

    Sick Boy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2008
    Messages:
    14,091
    Likes Received:
    7,259
    Location:
    Verona, Italy
    Credit:
    £5,242.22
    How much are the repairs to Buckingham Palace costing the public again?
     
    duffer likes this.
  34. CCFC88

    CCFC88 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2013
    Messages:
    1,731
    Likes Received:
    654
    Credit:
    £286.07
    If something happens to Wills and his family does this make Andrew next in line after Charles? Imagine King Andrew...
     
  35. tisza

    tisza Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2011
    Messages:
    2,643
    Likes Received:
    992
    Credit:
    £1,675.49
    Nope would be Harry.
    Don't give Megan ideas!!!
     

Share This Page