What’s your favourite ‘fact’ about the Queen? Asks James Delingpole from the UK Telegraph;
…That’s the glory of Her Majesty. There’s SO much about her inner workings that we just don’t know.
Would that the same could be said of her boy Charles – in Rio today sounding off about how we have “less than 100 months” to save the world from ManBearPig. Sorry, from climate change disaster.
As I’ve written elsewhere, the reason our Queen has remained such an enduringly popular monarch is because she doesn’t meddle in politics. Not only does this confound her chippy, kill-joy republican critics by denying them any ammunition to use against her. But it also enables each of her subjects to project on to the blank canvas all those attributes which they would like Her Majesty, as their Queen, to possess.
My Queen, for example, utterly loathes wind farms, was enraged by the Islamist protestors who barracked our returning troops in Luton on Tuesday, desires an immediate repeal of the fox-hunting ban and wishes the Conservative party would start sounding like proper Tories sooner rather than later.
Good advice for our current Governor ‘social justice republican president’ General, who seems to place more importance on promoting government policy on climate change, maternity pay and the UN, instead of holding the constitution in check as the Queen’s representative in Australia. Andrew Bolt notes (my comments):
…the Opposition’s new foreign affairs spokeswoman, Julie Bishop, spells it out in words even Bryce can no longer ignore without making clear she is not the nation’s Governor-General, but Kevin Rudd’s. (no, actually the Queen’s!)
Says Bishop: “The Governor-General should not be lobbying for votes as part of the Australian Government’s campaign for a Security Council seat. The campaign is not bipartisan, it is highly contentious and it is highly political.”
…I quote to her (GG) the words of a former Victorian governor, Labor official and Supreme Court judge, Richard McGarvie, who said the Governor-General had to be a “respected person who remains entirely above partisan politics and exerts a unifying influence”.
The Opposition now says Bryce’s planned duties in Africa are instead political, contentious and partisan.
That is all the proof she should need that she is no longer a unifying influence, bipartisan or above politics.
Bryce must call off her trip. And resist any further urge to be our Activist-General — or Rudd’s extra minister.
Well following on from Delingpole’s article, my Queen would tell the Australian Governor-General, Quentin Bryce, to stop sticking her nose into politics by imposing her ‘progressive’ socialist and post-modernist views on the country. And stop acting like a partisan republican president and start acting like the Queen’s servant.
I just realise that I’d missed this observation from The Spectator Australia:
Monday was Commonwealth Day, although sadly few Australians realise this. While the governors of New South Wales, Queensland and Canada, for example, at least marked the occasion with official statements and formal gatherings, the Queen’s chief representative in Australia — in contrast to her predecessor last year — had not even marked the event on her official website, or so much as mentioned it in two speeches given in Perth on Commonwealth Day itself. Indeed, Ms Bryce gave International Women’s Day significantly more attention.