Mad about the Monarchy ?
Posted by Big John on June 3, 2012
I hope that I manage to get through this four day ‘Diamond Jubilee’ holiday nonsense without exploding, but if I hear another commentator say or read in another newspaper that … “The whole country is celebrating” … I may well do so !
What is it with this “whole country” thing ? … I don’t know about elsewhere, but I can say for certain that there is very little sign of the local population around here celebrating the fact that ‘er Maj has been living a pampered and privilaged life for the past sixty years. In fact I have just been for a two mile walk and saw only one house decorated with jubilee ‘tat’. I called in at a pub for a ‘half-way’ pint and saw no sign of a union flag, red, white and blue bunting or specially brewed ‘jubilee ale’.
I keep reading that we ‘republicans’ are only a small minority …
… I don’t believe it !