Rex wins! Windsors unwind with a brisk game of ‘Mock the Pauper’.
Ever wonder where the politicians are calling for a republic, or at least a public discussion? Wouldn’t it be a vote winner? Why do the pandering panderers quit pandering when it comes to the status of that fun (though costly) family of parasitic life forms known as the Windsors?
Whichever way we slice it, either a majority or a preponderance of public opinion supports dumping the monarchy, even while many admit they’re not quite sure they understand the current arrangement all that clearly at all.
Well, if you’re a little unclear on it all, here it is:
Currently, we pretend the Cabinet, with the Prime Minister as the sort of straw boss, are all working away in the service of Her Britannic Majesty (ably represented by The Right Honorable Whatsisname) who, on behalf of us all, makes sure they stay on the straight and narrow.
This is of course,
a pile of horsesh a polite fiction. In reality the Prime Minister enjoys a “friendly dictatorship” and can do whatever he likes, including re-writing the Constitution to his own liking.
Not surprisingly, the more people understand this, the more they favor getting rid of the monarchy and changing the arrangements.
So, what’s the problem?
Well, the current arrangement itself is the problem. Either a politician figures they have a shot at being all-powerful themselves (and what self-respecting control freak would turn that down?) or they know full well what would happen if they started making noises that could wreck things for the Big Dogs. Its called “party discipline”.
They're either a Big Dog or a trained seal barking and clapping on command; its an interesting menagerie we’re pleased to call the House of the Common People (Common People ‘cause, you know, its the house of thee and me. There’s others that are just cut of a better cloth. Nice, huh?)
The whole thing reeks and even mentioning the monarchy risks opening the whole can of worms.
No, this is one sure-fire poll booster that will continue to lay there untouched. We'll continue to await the semi-quasi-pseudo-election of a not-so-friendly dictator who figures everyone's so sick of what's basically a travesty of elections we'll never miss them.
And I’ll confidently predict right here and now that future archeologists will be unearthing plenty of these: