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September 25, 2009

Johan Hari has written a wonderful article, entitled ‘Gin, servants and bloodlines for royalty’s Alf Garnett in a tiara’ published in today’s Independent.

I’m hard pushed to select a quote to lure you in, so I’ll start at the beginning:

It must be exhausting to be a monarchist, forever finding ways to pretend a family of cold, talentless snobs are better than the rest of us. They have to make gold out of mud. The system of monarchy – selecting a head of state solely because of the womb they passed through, and surrounding them with sycophants from the moment they emerge – produces warped and dim people and demands that we scrape before them.

My Gran would have been so pleased by this article, she always hated this particular bunch of scroungers.

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  1. polly styrene permalink
    September 25, 2009 19:23

    Johann Hari rocks. He’s brilliant.

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