Abolish Overtaken By Events

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THE argument for ‘Abolish’ just took on a whole new meaning in Wales.

It used to be linked to Richard Taylor and his ‘Abolish the Assembly’ lot, but it’s now been overtaken by a drive to abolish something else completely.

Overnight, ‘Abolish the Monarchy’ was the highest trending item on Twitter following Harry and Meghan’s TV interview with Oprah Winfrey.

On the one hand, it was hard to stomach two super-privileged individuals, who have just signed a multi-million deal with Netflix to spill the beans about their family, bleating about their lot.

Especially at a time when so many ordinary people’s businesses, health, finances and general morale have been affected so badly over this past year.

The interview was in a way a perfect expression of the modern-day grievance and entitlement culture which seems to have such a hold on a section of the population today.

Fed and fuelled by a slavering mass media, desperate to retain their power and influence over society.

Even so, the after effects of this particular form of gruel could be very far-reaching, as that overnight Twitter trend suggests.

People sometimes forget how intrinsically linked together the Monarchy and the UK state are, with ‘The Firm’ perhaps the strongest symbol of that state.

If one of them is now perceived by the public to be a dying institution not fit for the 21st century, that will surely apply to the other as well.

A spokesperson for Gwlad said the party’s policy on the Monarchy was that it should be up to the people of Wales to decide whether or not to keep the institution following independence.

‘Whether it will still be in existence in its present form at that time is a question in itself in view of this complete car crash’ he said.

‘But whatever the circumstances, we say trust the people here to make the right decision for Wales at the right time.’

Harry Windsor’s tale of lies, betrayal, and deceit at the heart of the Royal Family served as a perfect metaphor for how most people also see the UK government itself right now.

It was the Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin who said: ‘There are decades where nothing happens and weeks where decades happen’.

With the growing public disaffection with the whole lockdown agenda, talk of the SNP making up for their internal woes by making the May poll a plebiscite election on independence, Welsh independence hitting 39% and now the Royal Family imploding, these certainly are weeks where a huge amount is going on.

Interesting times for sure.

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