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Your palace or mine ?

Posted by Big John on September 27, 2008

Ordinary people are losing their jobs and homes, and some are finding it difficult to put food on the table; while others are not sure if they will be able to afford to keep warm this coming winter: so with perfect timing ‘er Maj has decided that she needs a ‘pay rise’ to keep her and her bleedin’ family living in style in all their many palaces and castles .. and ..

Speaking of palaces, the bloody Archbishop of Canterbury and his mate the Archbishop of York both live in considerable luxury in palaces of their own, which I pressume are partly paid for by the investments of the Anglican Church in the financial markets, which this week, both condemned in no uncertain terms. The bearded Arch-Druid even had the nerve to quote Karl Marx !

Apart from “pot” and “kettle” springing to mind, the only quote I can think that somewhat fits the moment, is one of my favourites by the French philosopher and writer,  Denis Diderot …  

“Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.”


5 Responses to “Your palace or mine ?”

  1. When will Britain wake up to the fact that the monarchy is an expensive irrelevance and get rid of it?

    The monarch’s limited constitutional role would be better performed by a president who would be elected for a fixed term and who would be paid a modest salary plus expenses for the duration of his tenure.

    It is quite unacceptable that a political office should remain hereditary in this day and age.

    The present incumbent is enough of an embarrassment but imagine what it will be like having a pompous ass who talks to plants representing our country…

  2. oscarandre said

    How strange do you think it is down here in Australia, John – we had a choice and we still voted for Her Maj!

  3. Not to mention Canada where the head of state is a foreign monarch. Some people in this country can’t get it in their heads that we are no longer a colony.


  4. Ginnie said

    I love the quote, John.
    What I can’t abide is that these people with so much excess seem to feel that they can’t live without it? I fail to see how they can live WITH it in all good conscience…

  5. Darlene said

    I’m an American so I don’t have the problem of the monarchy. On second thought, our current president acts like he thinks he’s a king so maybe I do.

    I love the quote; it made me laugh out loud.

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