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Old 02-03-2018, 05:00 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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if thats the case why don't all three become republics?

The UK lost the place as the largest trading partner with all these countries years ago and with that in mind, its a wonder all 3 are so tolerant of the UK and still are under the British monarchy (albeit constitutional) and don't formally sever ties completely,

I am an Aussie who would love to get rid of all British aspects of this country, what about you???
It's up to Australia and Australians, nobody in Britain is stopping you from becoming a republic.

We don't run Australia and are main links are cultural, sporting and trade.
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Old 02-03-2018, 01:52 PM
 
Location: S.W. British Columbia
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queen elizabeth II is a very impressive head of state but canada becoming a republic = " repulsive "


Precisely. Without your cryptic sarcasm.

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Old 02-04-2018, 02:05 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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if thats the case why don't all three become republics?

The UK lost the place as the largest trading partner with all these countries years ago and with that in mind, its a wonder all 3 are so tolerant of the UK and still are under the British monarchy (albeit constitutional) and don't formally sever ties completely,

I am an Aussie who would love to get rid of all British aspects of this country, what about you???
Has it? This is one of those threads with a subjective supposed (by the OP) notion in the title.
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Old 02-07-2018, 10:44 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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I don't think the UK has lost interest, it's just not our place to state how each country should move forward. In my experience these countries are split on valuing their heritage and completely rejecting it. In most polls/votes the former are the majority, just.
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Old 02-07-2018, 10:55 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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In the 21st Century Canada, Australia and Britain are most definitely their 'own' countries, the Royal family has no say on how ANY of the 3 are run, whatever 'ties' remain are simply cultural and friendly, I for one am glad that the Anglo nations still have a kind of extended family feel, the mutual language and popular culture means that the countries have 'ties' that are not political but more akin to 'friendship' and I for one fail to see any 'problems' with that. Personally I love Australian and Canadian TV, Music, Comedians, Films and everything else that we get by being part of the family, I love the fact that we hold 'Commonwealth games' and share common values.
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Old 02-08-2018, 05:27 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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If anything the UK is going to establish new trading pacts and closer links with these countries following Brexit.
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Old 02-08-2018, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Lol, what? People won't shut up about the Commonwealth. If anything it's the likes of Australia and Canada that lost interest in us.
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Old 02-08-2018, 05:56 PM
 
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Lol, what? People won't shut up about the Commonwealth. If anything it's the likes of Australia and Canada that lost interest in us.
Not true, as every day the media has something to say about the Royal family. even silly stuff on what a certain member of a royal family is wearing and it can become major news and British sitcoms are very popular such as Father Ted, Blackadder, Absolutely Fabulous, Keeping Up Appearances, The Vicar Of Dibley, Red Dwarf, Dr Who, Mr Bean. Also old school reruns are on here all the time such as Are You Being Served? and Fawlty Towers.
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Old 02-08-2018, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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In the 21st Century Canada, Australia and Britain are most definitely their 'own' countries, the Royal family has no say on how ANY of the 3 are run, whatever 'ties' remain are simply cultural and friendly, I for one am glad that the Anglo nations still have a kind of extended family feel, the mutual language and popular culture means that the countries have 'ties' that are not political but more akin to 'friendship' and I for one fail to see any 'problems' with that. Personally I love Australian and Canadian TV, Music, Comedians, Films and everything else that we get by being part of the family, I love the fact that we hold 'Commonwealth games' and share common values.
You left the Kiwis out.
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Old Yesterday, 12:49 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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In the 21st Century Canada, Australia and Britain are most definitely their 'own' countries, the Royal family has no say on how ANY of the 3 are run, whatever 'ties' remain are simply cultural and friendly, I for one am glad that the Anglo nations still have a kind of extended family feel, the mutual language and popular culture means that the countries have 'ties' that are not political but more akin to 'friendship' and I for one fail to see any 'problems' with that. Personally I love Australian and Canadian TV, Music, Comedians, Films and everything else that we get by being part of the family, I love the fact that we hold 'Commonwealth games' and share common values.
I agree with this as I agree with other Canadian posters in here that our democracy with the Queen as HOS works very well for us as I am sure it largely does in Britain and Australia. I do wish we would cement those common values down a bit more by making it easier for citizens of each country to work and live in the other countries.
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