Will the UK be able to cope without Prince Andrew?

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Prince Andrew steps back from public duties following TV interview about his links to Jeffrey Epstein.
In a statement he said his 'former association with Jeffrey Epstein' has become a 'major distraction to my family's work'.

The plan, it appeared, was fairly straightforward: get Prince Andrew in front of a camera and put a stop to speculation about the nature of his connections to the convicted child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
The plan backfired spectacularly.....as did his reputation.

The Duke of York’s strategy had already taken a hit even before he had even sat down opposite the BBC Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis.
Andrew had already lost the services of Jason Stein, the spin doctor hired in September to restore his reputation.
Stein had reportedly advised Andrew against the whole thing, preferring a longer-term strategy that included a great deal of charity work and interviews with print outlets to mark his birthday.
Prince Andrew, Jeffrey Epstein and Newsnight: anatomy of a PR disaster
The Duke of York’s plan for blocking speculation over his ties to a convicted child sex offender quickly came undone.

The unravelling of the strategy began almost immediately after the interview ended.
Andrew appeared pleased with his performance; even giving the Newsnight team a tour of the palace afterwards. But when lines from the interview began reaching journalists’ inboxes early on Friday evening they were astonished by what they read.

By Saturday morning, the story was dominating the news agenda.
The headlines were devastating for Andrew. And the interview had not yet even been aired.
The early press reports focused on his claim that his decision to maintain close relations with Epstein despite the financier’s conviction for sexual offences was motivated primarily by the prince’s “tendency to be too honourable”.


Prince Andrew stepping back from public duties amid Jeffrey Epstein scandal

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It manages without Diana, who was obviously the Queen of the People. It manages without Fergie, who was queen of the chancers.

I wouldn't think that Andy Pandy going into hiding for a year or two will make much difference, It is not as if he will not STILL be on the payroll.

Always thought there was something odd about that one. Himself and Eddie are far too quiet.
 

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He said he was to honourable to break off his friendship with Epstein.... journalists were astonished....while the royal family and their advisors held their heads in their hands.
As the many links show...it's the anatomy of a PR disaster.
 

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It manages without Diana, who was obviously the Queen of the People. It manages without Fergie, who was queen of the chancers.

I wouldn't think that Andy Pandy going into hiding for a year or two will make much difference, It is not as if he will not STILL be on the payroll.

Always thought there was something odd about that one. Himself and Eddie are far too quiet.
"Himself and Eddie"?

Ooh, spill the beans whydontcha?
 

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It manages without Diana, who was obviously the Queen of the People. It manages without Fergie, who was queen of the chancers.

I wouldn't think that Andy Pandy going into hiding for a year or two will make much difference, It is not as if he will not STILL be on the payroll.

Always thought there was something odd about that one. Himself and Eddie are far too quiet.
No, said he was giving up his wage packet...now how can he afford to do that...I guess it's the scratcher for him :D
 

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It manages without Diana, who was obviously the Queen of the People. It manages without Fergie, who was queen of the chancers.

I wouldn't think that Andy Pandy going into hiding for a year or two will make much difference, It is not as if he will not STILL be on the payroll.

Always thought there was something odd about that one. Himself and Eddie are far too quiet.
Maybe he is beyond reproach like Johnson and the tories said he is.....how crazy is that?
He could try another interview.....you never know....he might just pull something out of the fire......all sweating aside.
 

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Cant help feeling there is a bit more to this than meets the eye... :unsure:

Maybe they could make him Governor of one those remote Pacific islands where the Empire still holds sway - Pitcairn Island sounds ideal.

20 years out of the limelight and maybe they might let him back into dear ol Blighty...🧐
 

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An Anonymous mod account moved this thread from 'Current affairs' to the 'United Kingdom'...and then to the zoo.....I changed the title a small bit, and put the thread back here...including the six or so links.
What was all the kerfuffle about mods? Relax....epstein is dead.. Andrew won't be signing on....and any liabilities that's due the others will cough up.
 

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An Anonymous mod account moved this thread from 'Current affairs' to the 'United Kingdom'...and then to the zoo.....I changed the title a small bit, and put the thread back here...including the six or so links.
What was all the kerfuffle about mods? Relax....epstein is dead.. Andrew won't be signing on....and any liabilities that's due the others will cough up.
There are a lot of Royalist Cucks about .
 

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Cant help feeling there is a bit more to this than meets the eye... :unsure:

Maybe they could make him Governor of one those remote Pacific islands where the Empire still holds sway - Pitcairn Island sounds ideal.

20 years out of the limelight and maybe they might let him back into dear ol Blighty...🧐
Has Larne got a Lord Mayor :unsure:
 

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It manages without Diana, who was obviously the Queen of the People.
No she was not at all. A lot of English people loathed both for her own cultural pathologies and for her making evident how much those pathologies had infested England.
 

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Prince Andrew steps back from public duties following TV interview about his links to Jeffrey Epstein.
In a statement he said his 'former association with Jeffrey Epstein' has become a 'major distraction to my family's work'.

The plan, it appeared, was fairly straightforward: get Prince Andrew in front of a camera and put a stop to speculation about the nature of his connections to the convicted child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
The plan backfired spectacularly.....as did his reputation.

The Duke of York’s strategy had already taken a hit even before he had even sat down opposite the BBC Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis.
Andrew had already lost the services of Jason Stein, the spin doctor hired in September to restore his reputation.
Stein had reportedly advised Andrew against the whole thing, preferring a longer-term strategy that included a great deal of charity work and interviews with print outlets to mark his birthday.
Prince Andrew, Jeffrey Epstein and Newsnight: anatomy of a PR disaster
The Duke of York’s plan for blocking speculation over his ties to a convicted child sex offender quickly came undone.

The unravelling of the strategy began almost immediately after the interview ended.
Andrew appeared pleased with his performance; even giving the Newsnight team a tour of the palace afterwards. But when lines from the interview began reaching journalists’ inboxes early on Friday evening they were astonished by what they read.

By Saturday morning, the story was dominating the news agenda.
The headlines were devastating for Andrew. And the interview had not yet even been aired.
The early press reports focused on his claim that his decision to maintain close relations with Epstein despite the financier’s conviction for sexual offences was motivated primarily by the prince’s “tendency to be too honourable”.


Prince Andrew stepping back from public duties amid Jeffrey Epstein scandal

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Britain's Prince Andrew halts public duties over sex scandal
Britain's Prince Andrew stepped down from public duties on Wednesday, sayin...
www.reuters.com
www.reuters.com
What difference will it make to anyone as far as I can tell P Andrew is almost bone idle and got a reputation when he was said to be looking for businesses to represent/milk when he was representing the royals and the UK , that he's been sat in the corner with a dunces cap on is unlikely to be noticed let alone missed
 

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I am STILL amazed in all this that Clinton has not been brought into this more. Private plane rides in Epstein’s Jet to various locations... and no one is even questioning it?
 


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