Tag: Queen Elizabeth II

QE-II’s perfidy

More About UK’s Dictatorship: QE-II’s Perfidy

On September 8th, I explained “How UK Is a Dictatorship, Not a Democracy” and opened by saying: UK’s recent string of atrocious Prime Ministers have not represented a majority of UK subjects (subjects of the Queen, who is sovereign; they are not citizens of their country — a “subject” is […]

Platinum jubilee

Platinum Jubilees And Republican Questions

The platinum jubilee will bore and cause some to yawn.  It might certainly agitate the republican spleen in the fourteen countries where Queen Elizabeth II remains a constitutional head of state.  But the question remains: How does the institution this figure represents endure, if it should at all? A rash […]

Sir Tony Blair

Sir Tony Blair: Bloody Knight Of The Realm

Awards and honours bestowed by States or private committees, republican or monarchical, are bound to be corrupted by considerations of hypocrisy, racketeering and general, chummy disposition. From the Nobel Peace Prize to the range of eccentric and esoteric orders bestowed each year in Britain by Her Majesty, diddling and manipulating […]

Prince Philip

When Prince Philip Became A Monument

The student from Ghana was insistent. “I want to meet him.”  The stubborn, well-attired fool, groomed and keen to make a good impression, was attending the Senate House ceremony in Cambridge for honorary awardees.  He was not the only one.  In attendance on this warm June day in 2006 were […]