Over at the Torygraph there is a review of a programme on the electric television about George V and queen Mary. I did not see it. Just to clarify. I did not see the programme, I did see the television, and I did see the review; I hope that this helps.
The comment section of the Torygraph is a very good place to practise your hobby, if your hobby is bigot-riling. They bite very easily. I am not the only practitioner. There must be lots of people around with nothing better to do. Nothing better to do is a very good way of spending your life, given our short span on the planet, and the limited life of the planet in relation to the age of the universe.
The accepted view of George is that he was dim. Those of you who have been astounded by the intellectual prowess of his descendants will find this hard to comprehend.
One of the commenters suggested that we dispense with our royal family. Of course, this caused a Mr Cross of Tunbridge Wells to reply, in the time honoured manner of Torygraph readers “And replace them with what?”
I joined in the debate, partly, I confess, to see if I could burst any Kentish blood vessels, by suggesting we replace them with nothing.
Let’s do without a head of state. Save all of the expense and nonsense that goes with it. I would happily forgo the pleasure of a public holiday every 25 years or so when one of the hangers-on gets married. What a fine example of common sense this would set to the rest of the world.
I did offer my services at the weekends (‘unless there was summat good on the telly’), but I did not mean it. I have no intention of wasting time chatting to the vacuous.