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Old 05.01.2018, 20:54
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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Isn't it all owned b the Queen?
May as well be. Most land is STILL owned by fat fingered land owners whose ancestors were buddies of William the Conqueror. Land ownership in the UK is so backward, and unfortunately leaving the Common Agricultural Policy won't even come close to solving it. Sickening to think that after 1,000 years most wealth and land in the country is still in the hands of its conquerors.

The late Duke of Westminster summed it up the best:

An FT reporter, working through a standard set of questions, once asked him what advice he’d give to young entrepreneurs keen to emulate his success.

“Make sure they have an ancestor who was a very close friend of William the Conqueror,” he replied.
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