15 February 2022

Now will they ditch royalty at last?

I am generally indifferent to what I regard as the ridiculous institution of royalty in the UK, but I gotta say. Wouldn't you think the sitting sovereign participating in funding a reported $14 million settlement for sexual abuse of a minor by her son, "Prince" Andrew, would be enough to convince most Britons to ditch royalty once and for all and instigate a republic? This is "tradition" and "historic majesty"? And as for Canada, Australia, New Zealand... isn't it about time to remove the queen from their currency and stamps and also end the fiction of monarchy? Ah, well, I guess this too will be swept under the rug. I have to admit that compared with some of the insanity that goes on in our country, this seems like a relatively minor issue. Still.... 

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