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

Elizabeth II Vice-Regal Saint: Remembering Paul Comtois (1895–1966), Lt.-Governor of Québec
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, 2 April 2007

Wanted: Nelson

The Iranian Hostage Outrage is already too much of an infamy for Britons to bare, though many haven't the love of country or history to feel its full weight. Nevertheless, a number have already protested this naked act of piracy outside the Iranian Embassy in London: and a second protest, even larger, is planned for this Wednesday (4th April). This will be the second of two protests organised by Free the Navy 15!, and The Monarchist will, with all good luck, be attending - complete with Iranian flags, lighter fluid, well-rehearsed "Death to Iran" chants, and a plan to take hostages (oh wait, that's them, not us).

Seriously: all you need to bring is yourself and any spare spine you can find (Tony Blair stands in perilous want). Otherwise you'll never be able to sing or hear 'Rule Britannia' again without the kind of exquisite embarrassment and consciousness of utter and complete irrelevance usually the preserve of Italians.


Beaverbrook said...

The Royal Navy used to fret that it wasn't strong enough to defend Great Britain. Now they worry that it's not strong enough to protect the navy.

Lord Nelson said...

Somebody ask for me? Yes, it's hard to believe this is the country of Drake, Nelson and Jellicoe anymore. I'm profoundly disturbed by our current state.

Anonymous said...

It truly does make one wish for the days of Nelson. Hell, at this point I'd take bloody Thatcher! While the whole Falklands affair was one she entered into for political reasons, at least she had the spine to do something, and without waiting for permission from the yanks first either!

Cato, author of said...

I bitterly regret that I shan't be with the protesters tomorrow, stuck here as I am in Edinburgh. If there were only an Iranian consulate up here, I would take the Consul into custody for straying on to the wrong side of the pavement I pay council tax to maintain...