Saturday, 29 March 2014
Queen and country
I've often wondered what the Queen thinks of the EU. After all, she has been the reigning monarch while successive governments handed her country to a bunch of unelected EU bureaucrats and assorted political scrotes. No only that, but she did it without so much as a publicly raised eyebrow. Total silence.
I don't really enjoy criticising the old dear though. I'm no monarchist, but I've no faith whatever in presidents and anyway it isn't easy to be too hard on her in the face of such dedication to the job - which must be an appalling grind at times. Here I sit in comfortable retirement and she's still at it.
What with the prospect of bequeathing Charles the Loon to us as our next king, the whole Diana business, and a bunch of grisly Prime Ministers to put up with - well in all fairness one can't say too much.
Maybe the Queen sees Europeans as cousins and can't see the harm in snuggling up to them politically, even if it does mean chucking away centuries of comparative independence.
Or maybe she thinks that as we voted for a bunch of lying, sneaking, lickspittle europhile bastards over many decades we have no cause for complaint.
If so she has a point.