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:
http://libertarianalliance.wordpress.com/2012/05/29/thoughts-on-the-diamond-jubilee/
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
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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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