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

Thursday, 6 November 2008

The Courageous Royal Gurkha Rifles

The Gurkhas earned their right to stay in Britain long ago, yet they were only granted this right recently. Better late than never I suppose.

Insight%20nov08%20gallery%20gurk%20largeMembers of the Gurkha Rifles display the Military Crosses presented to them by The Queen at an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, 4 November 2008. The soldiers were honoured for courageous service in Afghanistan.
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Anonymous said...

Too bad the Gurkhas could not be sent to eliminate Prachanda. Yes, the Nepali monarchy was flawed- but it could have been fixed rather than abolished.

Eric Dalshaug said...

Sir, I would very much like to write for your fine and gentlemanly column. As a monarchist Whig, I could bring a different perspective to the blog. I've already drafted out a short article introducing myself, my beliefs (which are simultaneously liberal and monarchical), and explaining said beliefs. Send me an email at

-Eric Dalshaug, U.E.

Nuno Castelo-Branco said...

It is very possible in the future that something will happen again in Nepal. Wait and see,..

Lord Best said...

There have also been rumours for some time that there may be an eventual restoration in Afghanistan, the monarchy being looked upon fondly by most of the dispirate ethnic elements of the country.