No 'Sir:' UK government denied Apple's Steve Jobs knighthood in 2009

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  • Reply 121 of 129
    jfanningjfanning Posts: 3,398member
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    Originally Posted by Panu View Post


    Among other things, the queen can veto any law in any Commonwealth country, she can dissolve parliament, which would come in handy if everything were hopelessly gridlocked, and since she has a long term of office, she advises prime ministers, providing for continuity in governance. In effect, she supervises the government, but steps in only when necessary. She appears ceremonial, but she does have real political power.



    No she can't
  • Reply 122 of 129
    ecphorizerecphorizer Posts: 533member
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    Originally Posted by JackTheRat View Post


    A TIT is best defined by someone who preferred a dog like Camilla over Diana.



    [Prince Charles} is our future Monarch...



    Not if E2R has anything to day about it. She's hanging in there waiting for Prince Charlie to die, then she'll pass away in complete happiness as William ascends the throne.
  • Reply 123 of 129
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    Originally Posted by Logisticaldron View Post


    All cultures have symbolic references to their past, they just manifest themselves differently.



    Yes, Americans have Mt. Rushmore, while the British have royal bloodlines.
  • Reply 124 of 129
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    Originally Posted by DarenDino View Post


    If Jobs was an illegal immigrant, he would have got his knighthood, benefits,a house, a car and job for life at the taxpayers expense.



    Only the host is to blame. Period.
  • Reply 125 of 129
    jetzjetz Posts: 1,293member
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    Originally Posted by jfanning View Post


    Maybe they don't like it because they are no longer part of the British Empire?



    Given the Australian, Canadian and New Zealand and UK time zones alone, the sun does not set on the British Crown (it's not an Empire these days) for most of the day.
  • Reply 126 of 129
    jfanningjfanning Posts: 3,398member
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    Originally Posted by Jetz View Post


    Given the Australian, Canadian and New Zealand and UK time zones alone, the sun does not set on the British Crown (it's not an Empire these days) for most of the day.



    None of those countries are under the "British Crown", they are independent from Britian. They all have a monarch, it is the same Queen as Britian, but she isn't representing Britian in those cases.
  • Reply 127 of 129
    irnchrizirnchriz Posts: 1,616member
    None of you bloody foreigners get to be "sir" anything. You get a honorary knighthood whereby you are presented with an emblem of "knight commander of the British empire" from the queen. There is no ceremony if you are not British and the Queen does not Knight you (sword on shoulder business). You are not allowed to use Sir but cal put the letters KBE after your name.
  • Reply 128 of 129
    macewanmacewan Posts: 3member
    Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is a knight in silky satin. What a little bitch.
  • Reply 129 of 129
    newbeenewbee Posts: 2,055member
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    Originally Posted by Leonard View Post


    I'd say GO SENS at this point, but we're at the bottom of the barrel this year and reconstructing our team.



    Feel free to jump on the Canucks bandwagon ... but hurry, it's getting crowded!
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