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

Friday, 4 May 2007

Because It Irritates Our Elites

With our Queen receiving a very heartfelt Royal Welcome from bystanders and onlookers in the Old Dominion of Virginia, and having this violently upsetted with yet more talk north of the border from politicians making it their business to wax impatient on our supposedly outdated system, I suffered an epiphany of sorts. Why, why monarchy? Because with few exceptions, it irritates to no end our political, academic and journalistic elites, which must be as good a reason as any for holding onto our greatest and most sacred of traditions. Let laughing cavaliers and loyal subjects amuse themselves over their pathetic self-inflicted misery.

The Queen unveils a new statue on 18 May 2005 in Regina, Saskatchewan, which depicts her riding Burmese, a Royal Canadian Mounted Police musical ride horse given to Her Majesty as a gift over 25 years ago.

4 comments:

Scott said...

Quite right. Never have so many people been so consistently stupid about so many things. It is an infallible axiom that if the BBC are against something, all sensible patriots should be for it.

Splendor Sine Occasu said...

Just thought I that I would add that that picture captioned in this post was taken in Regina, capital of the Province of Saskatchewan, where it's so flat, one can watch their dog run away for three days!

I kid, I kid...

Beaverbrook said...

Regina, Saskatchewan, that's right. I think it must be the greatest equestrian statue of Her Majesty in the world, though the one on Parliament Hill in Ottawa comes close. The greatness of our Britannic civilisation is evident when you consider that our statues will never get torn down, even though it peeves our elites who make it their business to expunge monarchy from all sound and sight.

Younghusband said...

Quote of the day:
"I think she should be here for this occasion," said Frances H. Davis, honorary state president of the Virginia Society Colonial Dames XVII Century. "The birth of a nation saved our mother nation."