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Any Doubts That Universities Turn Out Idiots Removed

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Post graduate students at Oxford's Magdalene College have voted for the removal of a portrait of the Queen from their common room after these geniuses deemed the portrait to be "an unwelcoming symbol of 'recent colonial history'".
Posted by ttbn, Thursday, 10 June 2021 11:12:34 AM
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ttbn, can you think up a more boring topic than this one. Who cares what the mob at some Pommy college have hanging on their wall. After all its their common room and their wall, whatever. Why don't you start a really interesting discussion, like 'Basket Weaving for Fun and Profit' all you lads down at 'The Shady Pines Retirement Village' could sink your (false) teeth into that one.
Posted by Paul1405, Thursday, 10 June 2021 2:46:22 PM
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The halfwits involved clearly did not learn of the positives of the British Empire that now independent Commonwealth countries are still enjoying: rule of law, justice systems, and social development of indigenous people. India, Australia, Canada, New Zealand are beneficiaries.

The Queen's father presided over decolonisation before HM became Queen. There is no way that she could be said to symbolise colonisation. During her reign, the remnants of the Empire all became equal partners in the Commonwealth. And I'll bet the people of Hong Kong wish they still had the protection of the Crown.
Posted by ttbn, Thursday, 10 June 2021 4:48:12 PM
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Oxford University's post grad. students vote to
remove the Queen's picture from their common
room? Well a vote was taken but apparently almost
half abstained. I understand that the common room
of the college is separate from the university and
belongs to the students. So they can do as they
more or less please.

I personally find it rather odd. The University is
in the UK. And is one of the oldest in the world.
It is known for its "Britishness" so to speak and for being
a fine institution of learning. The Queen is the British
monarch who at present is going through a difficult time
and to do this act to me is blatantly not "cool."
Very un British. The university should have stepped in
and not allowed this to happen.

Hopefully the students will change their minds. Someone
needs to have a quiet chat with them.
Posted by Foxy, Thursday, 10 June 2021 7:54:48 PM
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Hi Foxy,

Maybe Prince Phil can return and haunt their common room. That will teach em!
Posted by Paul1405, Friday, 11 June 2021 7:27:28 AM
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anyway Foxy, you and I are on the ttbn ban list of posters. I don't think he likes us and Steele as well.
Posted by Paul1405, Friday, 11 June 2021 7:31:32 AM
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