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

Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Arctic Sovereignty

Foreigners should keep their grubby paws off the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. It's sovereign territory that legally belongs to the Queen in Right of Canada. Read the names of some of the islands: King William Island, Prince of Wales Island, Prince Patrick Island, Victoria Island...does that sound Russian, American or Danish to you? Prime Minister Harper is making the right noises about keeping it that way, of building a northern patrol fleet and digging a permanent deep water naval port at the opening of the Northwest Passage. And it's getting a lot of international press.

By the way, I know this Admiral. I served with him when he was a lowly Lieutenant-Commander during the First Gulf War. Rear-Admiral Girard is now Commander of Maritime Forces Pacific. I guess it's been that long.

Looking good, gents. Ready Aye Ready.


Splendor Sine Occasu said...

As an unabashed straight male, I must say that I like that striped tie the PM wears...very Tory!