More on the monarchy

Just as a quick follow up on yesterdays post on the Jubilee and such, do take the time to go and read this rather sterling article:
Thoughts on the Diamond Jubilee:
Sixty Years a Rubber Stamp
By Sean Gabb

Those of us who pay attention to such things will have noticed a difference between the BBC coverage of the Golden Jubilee in 2002 and of the present Diamond Jubilee. Ten years ago, the coverage was adequate, though reluctant and even a little stiff. This time, it has been gushing and completely uncritical. There are various possible reasons for my observation

The comments are well worth reading as well, and both expound rather well on what I was trying to get up regarding the function of the Monarch and how she has or hasn’t upheld her oath of coronation.

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