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    Charlie Williams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawker View Post
    Firstly, I don't mean buildings or organisations but people who are icons.

    Who are the British icons nowadays? Some people become "Institutions" . From the past I'd suggest Tommy Cooper,
    ric Morecambe/rnie Wise.
    Or sportsmen such as Bobby Moore.
    Geoff Hurst.
    Winston Churchill who surely still is an institution. even some 50 years after he died?
    Margaret Thatcher? Love her or hate her, she was an insitution, an iconic figure was she not?
    Possibly Cilla Black was as well?
    The are are few peiple alive today who have become s iconic as them, if any?
    Sir David Attenborough maybe?
    Sir Paul McCartney.
    Tom Jones maybe?

    Who does the TRC massif think are icons now?
    TIA.
    For me David Attenborough would be far more of an institution than anyone else on that list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by demographic View Post
    For me David Attenborough would be far more of an institution than anyone else on that list.
    I was gonna say the same. How you seriously say Cilla Black but query Sir David? WTF?

    David Beckham I'd agree with.
    I'll go along with Peppa Pig too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Dazzle View Post
    I'll go along with Peppa Pig too
    So would around a billion Chinese, if the c.10bn episode downloads in the country are anything to go by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by demographic View Post
    For me David Attenborough would be far more of an institution than anyone else on that list.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Dazzle View Post
    I was gonna say the same. How you seriously say Cilla Black but query Sir David? WTF?
    Yes, i dont even get why Sir David Attenborourgh was a maybe .... when he snuffs it we should have a period of national mourning

    Fortunately we have Professor Brian Cox who is in training to become just as iconic

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    Just thought of another one. Billy Connolly . I reckon he's up there with Tommy Cooper in the comedy-icon stakes!

    Scotland should have a state funeral for him when he goes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawker View Post
    Just thought of another one. Billy Connolly . I reckon he's up there with Tommy Cooper in the comedy-icon stakes!

    Scotland should have a state funeral for him when he goes!
    No, he went down hill at this moment

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/talking_point/3719656.stm

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    John Cleese
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    If you bother to read David Attenborough's CV, in my mind there is every chance he knew what Jimmy Saville was up to.

    There is one thing that is talked about wherever you travel and is a recent British institution, Brexit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pirahna View Post
    If you bother to read David Attenborough's CV, in my mind there is every chance he knew what Jimmy Saville was up to.

    There is one thing that is talked about wherever you travel and is a recent British institution, Brexit.
    I think he should change his name to Boath McBoatface, and the UK should have a non binding referendum about it.

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