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I really thought I could handle this. I thought I’d be able to do a barbecue on the Saturday followed by a street party on the Monday. As I write this, it’s Sunday and I’ve had enough.
In my eyes, partaking in the Diamond Jubilee is not just a celebration of Elizabeth’s 60 year reign, but a celebration of something far more sinister – to me, it’s a celebration of the ingrained inequality and class segregation within our country.
Whether you’re a staunch royalist or more of a put-the-royals-in-council-housing-then-poke-them-with-sticks type, there’s a shindig out there perfectly suited to your tastes.
The Royal residence was worth £11m when the Queen came to the throne and that now risen to around the £1bn mark.Windsor Castle has also done well.
I have not gone on much about the royal snub to Tony Blair and Gordon Brown last month, but I wanted to quote (with permission) from an email I received from Gavin Turner. He says he is “less an admirer of Blair” than me, but he feels that “one’s personal views (or indeed the royal [...]
The Royal Family doesn’t stir up the media monster. The monster doesn’t need stirring up. It wants blood and will have it no matter how this dysfunctional family tries to manage its public profile.
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