Should the royals have real jobs?
28-Jan-2011 (6 comments)

To work in the real world or not - it's a question that has troubled members of the British Royal Family for decades. In the week it was reported that Kate Middleton has quit her job at her parents' party supplies company, BBC royal correspondent Peter Hunt examines the pros and cons of royals keeping their careers.

To its originator, the idea may have appeared inspired. Once it was exposed to the cold light of day, it withered on the vine of royal non-starters. Back in 1948, someone suggested Prince Philip should spend a month working as a coal miner. The tentative plan was rejected as a "stunt" which would "play to the gallery".

Sixty years on, such a subterranean experience will not be on offer to his grandson's fiancee. But the quickly aborted proposal of placing a prince with the working man, highlights how officials have wrestled with this challenge - what to do with a royal?

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Did the British muslims harrass the Pahlavi's? You bet!


Did the British radical muslims harrass Pahlavi's? You Bet. Why do you think Leila was forced to take her own life? Why do you think Ali Reza Pahlavi was forced to take his own life? Why do you think Reza Pahlavi has been forced into a tiny corner with no access to mainstream media while his cohor radical revolutionaries Mr. Milani, Dabashi, Ani Sadre and others have flourished and lived in luxury with total access to publishers and media? These islamic luminaries were all followers and supporters of Mr. Khoemini's plan for radicalizing Iran and continuing to disseminate blood libel about the Pahlavi's. Lets face it - the more we Iranians support these traitors, the more suffering we bring to the people of Iran. Mr. Milani, Dabashi, Ani Sadre et al have the blood of the millions of Iranians who have been executed, murdered, raped, and beaten over 30 year tyranny of Mr. Khomeii and his successors.


Parallels between Egypt and Iran


The Middle East was radicalized after the overthrow of Pahlavi Monarchy. Soon afterwards, Anwar Sadat was assassinated by radical Islam. In 1979 both countries were allies, secular and economically booming and peaceful except for the constant terror from radical Isalm. Anwar Sadat and our King were good friends.

Who comes to replace them? In Iran, Mr. Khomeini, a radical terrorist, was propped up and in Egypt, Mr. Mubarak, most probably another mercenary.

What has happened to these countries economically and politically over 30 years?

Dismal. Poverty. Corruption. Radical Islam. Tyrannical dictatorships.

Thirty years later, both countries that were once secular and economically growing, have failed to serve their people. Not only have they failed their people, they appear to be governed according to the British model of neoliberal colonialism.

Now, Mubarak, like Khameni, Khomeini uses force to suppress Iranians demanding economic development.

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I thought they woud've known it by now

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Joblessness causes depression....

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