This is a nothing story, given prominence by a BBC desperate to get government cuts back on the agenda and boost some anti-establishment sentiment following an incredibly popular Diamond Jubilee.
Today I discovered that Mark Steele, the nasty socialist and anti-Israel 'comedian who the BBC use on far too much of their output, has had a little anti-Jubilee rant on his blog:
'But the oddest part is no one can explain what we were supposed to be celebrating. She’s been the Queen for sixty years, but all she has to do to be Queen is to be. As long as she exists, she’s the Queen, that’s how it works, it’s not like a boxing champion that has to keep seeing off challengers. If you’ve been an electrician for sixty years that’s worth celebrating, because you have to keep rewiring stuff to be one, but as long as she exists she’s the Queen. In effect people are spluttering ‘Isn’t she marvellous, still existing for us. Most of us wouldn’t have the stamina to keep on existing, but even at her age she puts in a full days existence seven days a week’.That's the trouble with so many lefty types, they just don't understand why their views are such a minority view. Here's what I posted on his comments page, still awaiting moderation apparently:
That’s why royalists get in a tangle when they claim she’s doing a marvellous job, as if she’s earned her position on merit, having worked her way up after starting out as a humble princess.'
'notasheepmaybeagoat says:I wonder if Mark Steele allows free speech on his site, as I do on mine, or is he the sort of radical socialist that only allows views that match his own to be made public?
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June 6, 2012 at 7:10 am
Since the alternative to the monarchy would be an elected President, surely a nice lady who waves a lot and asks ‘Have you come far’ is preferable to a past their sell by date politician. President Tony Bliar must fill everyone with dread as must President Mandelslime. The point of a monarch is that they embody the country and don’t have political affiliations. By not having elections the role of monarch is non-confrontational and so easier for all parties to support.
The foaming at the mouth of certain republicans has amused me this last month. It must be upsetting to realise how small a minority you really are. With even the BBC having to sheath its pro-republic sentiments, even that ally was lost, albeit temporarily, to your cause.'