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Started by TheVoiceOfReason on Sep 15, 2020 10:39:52 PM
“A kick in the teeth” for the Queen as Barbados to become a republic

In just 450 days, Barbados will DITCH the Queen to become a republic. In incendiary language, PM Sarah Mason said, “No longer will Barbados loiter on the colonial steps.” The shock move will see the Queen REMOVED from the money and postage stamps of the tiny island, and a president installed as Head of State. Royal watchers called it “a kick in the teeth” for the Queen as the venerable monarch turns 95.

http://www.loopnewsbarbados.com/content/barbados-become-republic-and-name-more-national-heroes

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brooklyn - 15 Sep 2020 22:50:21 (#1 of 16)

barexit.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

and the Monroe Doctrine now applies. you can't have them back.

TheVoiceOfReason - 15 Sep 2020 22:53:09 (#2 of 16)

Hopefully Prince Philip will send in the gunboats.

LordofMisrule - 15 Sep 2020 22:59:43 (#3 of 16)

PM Sarah Mason

Who?

machiavelli - 15 Sep 2020 23:00:26 (#4 of 16)

Barbados had a serious lockdown, not the pretendy one we had here.

TheVoiceOfReason - 15 Sep 2020 23:06:12 (#5 of 16)

That’s clearly sent them all mad, to even consider ditching the Queen!

ZimAgain - 15 Sep 2020 23:12:23 (#6 of 16)

THE BASTARDS!!!

AdonisBlue - 15 Sep 2020 23:13:06 (#7 of 16)

Barbados seemed very Americanised compared to neighbouring windward islands. Worked with a girl from Barbados and her accent was more American than Carribbean.

Arjuna - 15 Sep 2020 23:27:32 (#8 of 16)

Will they settle for Harry and Meghan?

Arjuna - 15 Sep 2020 23:39:03 (#9 of 16)

Or will it be President Sobers?

President Rihanna?

DesEsseintes - 15 Sep 2020 23:46:15 (#10 of 16)

Rihanna for president

Redemption Song for the national anthem

Sunfish - 15 Sep 2020 23:55:29 (#11 of 16)

Calvados for the national drink

browserbutton - 16 Sep 2020 05:09:04 (#12 of 16)

PM Sarah Mason

According to the link, she is the Governor General. The PM is Mia Mottley.

machiavelli - 16 Sep 2020 05:36:13 (#13 of 16)

It's a bit strange to have a foreign monarch as head of state. There'll probably be other countries following Barbados soon.

harryhaller - 16 Sep 2020 06:30:22 (#14 of 16)

How much money was the crown making out of the island?

CaptainBlack - 16 Sep 2020 06:30:45 (#15 of 16)

It's a bit strange having a monarch as head of state here.

TheVoiceOfReason - 18 Sep 2020 16:46:20 (#16 of 16)

Anger as “ungrateful” Barbadians living in the UK WELCOME the republic:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/18/barb
ados-republic-plans-barbadians-reading

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