Monday, 16 January 2012

Rule Britannia

A particularly sycophantic Tory wants us to give the Queen a new yacht for her diamond jubilee.  Her father died on 6th February 1952; I suppose after sixty years she feels less uncomfortable than she once did about celebrating the anniversary.

I'm not sure that an 85-year-old monarch would be particularly keen to have her own yacht: she's been struggling on without since Britannia was decommissioned in 1997.  But if she does want one, I suggest we fund it by public subscription, and create a new chivalric order for the largest donors, which we might call "Benefactors of the Royal Yacht Britannia Endowment".

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