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Republic by postal vote, and the Queen is bemused
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hihgdm
2018-01-01 14:52:27 UTC
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Well not quite, but flush with the success of the same sex marriage postal vote, Oz PM Turnbull thinks the same process might be a good way to kick start another formal vote on changing the Oz constitution to create an Oz republic. It is all a bit tasteless however as he does tend to flog the "when the Queen is dead" horse - although she is probably bemused by it. He will also have to find a new way of dealing with the sneaky and underhand tactics of hysterical monarchists.
b***@gmail.com
2018-01-01 19:56:18 UTC
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Well not quite, but flush with the success of the same sex marriage postal vote, Oz PM Turnbull thinks the same process might be a good way to kick start another formal vote on changing the Oz constitution to create an Oz republic. It is all a bit tasteless however as he does tend to flog the "when the Queen is dead" horse - although she is probably bemused by it. He will also have to find a new way of dealing with the sneaky and underhand tactics of hysterical monarchists.
I think Malcolm is sensible enough to know when he is still trying to flog a dead horse. To my mind it is the republicans who are the hysterical ones. They keep going on and on about changing Oz to a republic - but none of them, not one - has yet come up with any plan on how it will come about or what type of republic it would be. Accordingly the majority of Australians are treating republicanism as a whole lot of unnecessary nonsense. There's a new baby and a wedding coming this year, so why would anyone want to think about a republic?

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Donald Binks
Graham
2018-01-01 21:59:11 UTC
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Well not quite, but flush with the success of the same sex marriage postal vote, Oz PM Turnbull thinks the same process might be a good way to kick start another formal vote on changing the Oz constitution to create an Oz republic. It is all a bit tasteless however as he does tend to flog the "when the Queen is dead" horse - although she is probably bemused by it. He will also have to find a new way of dealing with the sneaky and underhand tactics of hysterical monarchists.
I think Malcolm is sensible enough to know when he is still trying to flog a dead horse. To my mind it is the republicans who are the hysterical ones. They keep going on and on about changing Oz to a republic - but none of them, not one - has yet come up with any plan on how it will come about or what type of republic it would be. Accordingly the majority of Australians are treating republicanism as a whole lot of unnecessary nonsense. There's a new baby and a wedding coming this year, so why would anyone want to think about a republic?
[Voting to abolish the monarchy without deciding what will replace it] is a bit like [signing the contract to sell your home/the notice to terminate the lease of it, and only then starting to think about where you are going to live].
The Chief
2018-01-01 23:48:03 UTC
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Well not quite, but flush with the success of the same sex marriage postal vote, Oz PM Turnbull thinks the same process might be a good way to kick start another formal vote on changing the Oz constitution to create an Oz republic. It is all a bit tasteless however as he does tend to flog the "when the Queen is dead" horse - although she is probably bemused by it. He will also have to find a new way of dealing with the sneaky and underhand tactics of hysterical monarchists.
I think Malcolm is sensible enough to know when he is still trying to flog a dead horse. To my mind it is the republicans who are the hysterical ones. They keep going on and on about changing Oz to a republic - but none of them, not one - has yet come up with any plan on how it will come about or what type of republic it would be. Accordingly the majority of Australians are treating republicanism as a whole lot of unnecessary nonsense. There's a new baby and a wedding coming this year, so why would anyone want to think about a republic?
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Donald Binks
An aside, but dead horses are just about the only ones one can flog these days!

The Chief

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