Scarcely a day passes without our dying newspapers publishing something about Harry and Meghan. The items are invariably empty speculative nonsense.
Now I’m always happy to look at photos of Meghan although unfortunately they’re marred by including a ginger bearded bugger in the shot and no-one wants to look at that.
But here’s my point. Do New Zealanders care really about these two, or indeed any of the royals? I’d have thought the evidence overwhelming that they don’t.
It’s long past time we dropped the British monarch as our Head of State. The general comments from politicians is we should address the issue following the Queen’s death. I ask why wait, aside from which I can’t imagine her caring as she’s been through this before with many other Commonwealth countries, and anyway, if she does care, well bad luck.
On the subject of anachronisms, equally as bad is the Commonwealth. Of its 54 member states we have nothing in common with 50 of them and additionally, with most, the word wealth is certainly not applicable.
The sole function of the Commonwealth is to provide bogus pretend jobs for bludgers and tax-payer funded jaunts to nonsensical Commonwealth Parliamentary conferences.