Tanya Gold's take on the royal family's ability to project an impression of thrift while spending vast sums of public money is, in my humble republican opinion, the most entertaining published response to the appeal court's ruling that Prince Charles's correspondence with Tony Blair's cabinet should be published. The Guardian's leader on the topic of the so-called 'black spider' memos is also a stimulating read. I suspect the attorney general has a real fight on his hands. His argument appears to be that we must not know what Prince Charles's most passionate political opinions are because he is not supposed to have political opinions, and that his correspondence must therefore be suppressed because it might compromise the public's impression of his political neutrality. Convoluted or simply deluded? You choose.
It can be called an end of an era, I suppose; World War I stories will be never be told first hand again.
Its actually really sad that this matter hasn't been publicised as much as other things.
I mean, you have Charles Dickens, a great author dead for 200 years, being celebrated, but more recent news is being overshadowed? Florence Green died on Saturday night and it's only come to light three days later?
These people did so much for the country we live in, surely she should have got a bit more recognition?
What makes it even more sad is that she would've been 111 on the 19th of this month.
Just a thought...
May Florence Green rest in peace.
Here's the link to the story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-16929653