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

Wednesday, 2 May 2007

Analogies 101

The Halifax Chronicle Herald has equated recent comments of Prince Charles with the ravings of this odd Elizabeth May person on Chamberlain's appeasement of the Nazis and what not. Although I am not personally a devoted fan of the Prince's political views, or the fact that he is so vocal about them, in this case, he simply was not making the same analogy as May at all. She compared Harper's environmental policies to Chamberlain's weak kneed approach to the Nazi regime. Prince Charles, on the other hand, referred to the herculean efforts of the Allies during World War II, drawing a comparison to the sort of dedication and perseverance that will be required in the 21st century to cool the sun by reducing the consumption of fossil fuels on earth. Quite a different proposition, really. The Chronicle Herald should apologize.


Beaverbrook said...

Anologies to Hitler and the Nazi's are as over-used and under-thunk and detestable as the dreaded cliche. Moronic, knee-jerk, hyperventilating overkill. The lesson if you are a politician in a civilised country is to never, ever use it. But they just can't help themselves.