Before he joined the Guardian looney tune crowd Jonathan Freedland wrote a republican manifesto called “Bringing Home The Revolution“. Early on in it, I think, there is a nice little paragraph about how the American dream is to arrive with nothing, work hard, and then watch your son strive and study until one day he becomes President; and that the British dream is that one day the Queen will come round for tea.
The Royal Family is a terrible symbol of much that is wrong with the UK, but (and here is where the ‘Blog known as “God Save The Queen” stole my word) its dimwitted members are distractions from the real enemies of those of us who dream of true equality of opportunity here. I was going to post against the Virtual Stoa’s recent attack on the aristocracy, but I haven’t got the time and the energy currently. Luckily Steve has.