What are the Arguments For and Against a Monarchy in Britain?

As Thomas Paine pointed out, a hereditary head of state is as ridiculous as a hereditary astronomer or physician. The hereditary principle is about as opposite as you can get to democracy and meritocracy – principles which are otherwise lauded to high heavens with no anxiety about self-contradiction, as if to say: “We believe hard […]

A Cross between the Addams Family and the Brady Bunch, The Windsors are Neither Hard-Working nor Benevolent

Some of the great myths about the Windsors is that they are somehow benevolent, philanthropic and hard-working. The Royals do run-of-the-mill everyday things and get praised to the skies for it; they reach milestones in their life and there are celebrations across the country – weddings, birthdays etc. And then when they breed (Royals don’t […]

Britain’s Oxymoronic ‘Democratic Monarchy’

With the Queen approving Boris Johnson’s move to force through a no-deal Brexit, with zero mandate (the EU referendum did not stipulate a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, and it has been repeatedly rejected by Parliament. Furthermore, he became Prime Minister without a General Election, basically appointed by 90,000 old white men from the Home Counties), it’s a […]

Nazism and the Windsors: A Love Affair

Prince Charles has been known to describe Vladimir Putin, the elected Russian president, as ‘Hitler’. You’d have thought that would endear him to Putin, if anything. If there’s one thing the Royal family are good at (and let’s be honest, there isn’t much else), it’s loving Nazism. Queen Elizabeth was taught to Nazi salute by […]

Queen Elizabeth is no Cuddly Old Dear

In 1981 the Queen was nearly assassinated by a teenager in New Zealand – if his aim were better. Two years later the teenager planned to kill Prince Charles as well. The attempt was covered up and he eventually killed himself in prison, his name was Christopher John Lewis. ‘If I was ever to mention […]

“Magic” Genes, but Prince Harry’s still Useless at Basically Everything

[*N.B. Comments about who is Prince Harry’s biological father play up to the whole ‘genetic divine right’ discourse and biological determinism upon which the institution of monarchy is built and are completely antithetical to this piece]. Prince Harry is the very opposite of a role model. A posturing, conceited, malingering, parasitic, crass racist with an […]

Corbyn is not Driving a Radical Movement; He’s the Cork that Contains It

A family is sitting around at home. The father-in-law feels that the others look bored, so suggests a trip to Abilene, Texas. No-one wants to go, they’re tired, the journey is long and it’s too hot to be stuck in the car. Besides, there isn’t much to do in Abilene. Despite this, they all agree […]

They’re Going Home: English Nationalism is Toxic

When they win they attack NHS ambulances, Alsatians and Ikeas, when they lose they attack their wives and girlfriends (domestic violence increases 26% when England play and 38% when they lose). Of course, being an England supporter doesn’t make you a racist, or even right-wing, but it does mean you’re rubbing shoulders with racists and […]

Why the Government Wants White People to be Racist

Originally published by Consented Magazine.   Ok, imagine this: we have rich people, well-off, and ordinary people. The rich have far too much and want much more. They realise how absurd and insecure their position is and are duly paranoid. The well-off are in awe of them and hope to join them. As a group they […]