God Save the Queen…thank godness for the Bank Holiday…and the vote?

Oh yes, it is the Royal Wedding coming up. How lovely, and gut wrenching. For those that are committed monarchists, it stands for the solidifying effect that the Royal Family has on the UK. For those who are committed republicans, it stands for all the despair that they feel in their lives. And for those like me, it is nice to get an extra Bank Holiday.

So the big question is am I a republican or am I a monarchist. Nay, what is actually the bigger question is how am I going to vote in next week’s referendum, which will be the first referendum that I will ever be able to partake in since reaching voting age. For me, this whole wedding is a flash, a bit of hocus pocus to keep the hoi polloi happy. But the referendum on voting reform, the first national referendum in a generation is far more important to how we govern ourselves but receives less than an ounce of media coverage. Such is the vapid nature of our media selves, but also society as a whole the whole question of ta referendum has barely come across people’s minds, while the whole issue of who is going to this wedding is all over the newspapers.

Sigh.

Oh well, nothing more to do than despair at how awful we are as a country Life must be too damn comfortable if one of the most important decisions in so many years is being left to a generation of imbeciles like us…

It is an important week coming up in the life of Britain. Unfortunately, the really important event, is going to be overshadowed by a frivolous piece of theatre. More to come…

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4 responses to “God Save the Queen…thank godness for the Bank Holiday…and the vote?

  1. It is the same here with the media. Irrelevant, sensational non-news items become 24/7 news stories, and the really important news is treated as non-news. It is a world-wide phenomenon, since the media is owned by the same few companies nearly everywhere.
    But hey, enjoy the holiday. Do only bankers get the holiday? Why is it called a bank holiday?

  2. @in every atom – exactly, the banks close on that day, and so traditionally business could not get done, hence it was a day off that everyone can enjoy. and today, the bankers still get that day off.

  3. There are so many important things happening in the world that affect all of us, why do we always get bombarded with news of the rich and famous? Sometimes I think they do it to divert our attention to the useless information so we don’t hassle our governments over more important issues. It gives them a chance to pass a bill under the table . . .

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