Sixty Joyless De-Britished Uncrowned Commonpoor Years (1949-2009)

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Britannic Inheritance: Britain's proud legacy. What legacy will America leave?
English Debate: Daniel Hannan revels in making mince meat of Gordon Brown
Crazy Canucks: British MP banned from Canada on national security grounds
Happy St. Patrick's: Will Ireland ever return to the Commonwealth?
Voyage Through the Commonwealth: World cruise around the faded bits of pink.
No Queen for the Green: The Green Party of Canada votes to dispense with monarchy.
"Sir Edward Kennedy": The Queen has awarded the senator an honorary Knighthood.
President Obama: Hates Britain, but is keen to meet the Queen?
The Princess Royal: Princess Anne "outstanding" in Australia.
H.M.S. Victory: In 1744, 1000 sailors went down with a cargo of gold.
Queen's Commonwealth: Britain is letting the Commonwealth die.
Justice Kirby: His support for monarchy almost lost him appointment to High Court
Royal Military Academy: Sandhurst abolishes the Apostles' Creed.
Air Marshal Alec Maisner, R.I.P. Half Polish, half German and 100% British.
Cherie Blair: Not a vain, self regarding, shallow thinking viper after all.
Harry Potter: Celebrated rich kid thinks the Royals should not be celebrated
The Royal Jelly: A new king has been coronated, and his subjects are in a merry mood
Victoria Cross: Australian TROOPER MARK DONALDSON awarded the VC
Godless Buses: Royal Navy veteran, Ron Heather, refuses to drive his bus
Labour's Class War: To expunge those with the slightest pretensions to gentility
100 Top English Novels of All Time: The Essential Fictional Library
BIG BEN: Celebrating 150 Years of the Clock Tower

Monday, 12 February 2007

Royalist Seat of Muses Snowed-in

A picture taken outside my Oxford college earlier this week. A very British-looking snow-fall. The town has become just that bit more magical.


Anonymous said...

Homeless probably Pakis too wot?

Many thanks for the touch of "class" the last line of your post brought to the Monarchist. The Queen is Queen of Her Homeless as well.

Scott said...

I know. I was hardly being serious. Crumbs. Are we not allowed the odd moment of jokey bad taste on this blog?

Lighten up, 'wot'.

The Monarchist said...

There, I've deleted it. Editor's privilege. I know, the arrogance of being Lord High Moderator, but it goes with the terrritory.

Lord of the Blog

Scott said...

Very dispiriting. No escape from the dead hand of political correctness, it seems.

I assume it was deleted in case people missed the jokey intent and took offence. Since no homeless person has access to the internet, however, none of them could be offended by it. I also find they have a very good sense of humour.

Instead, as has become typical everywhere, we have to worry about people like 'anonymous' taking offence vicariously. I think it's rather repulsive of people to go about being offended on behalf of other people; it's a schoolboy eagerness, an immature impudence, we might do well without. It's masochism in search of sadists.

The Monarchist said...

Yes, I know, but talk of the homeless is ruining the magic of the british snow-fall.

Scott said...

Very true.

Neil Welton said...

I hate to break it to you Scott - making jokes about the homeless is SO 1980s.

Scott said...

What can I say? Oxford moves behind the times.

Neil Welton said...

Just like the homeless then.