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Disinfectant container found empty, Palace denies Prince washed hands seventy-five times.

By Mike Cunningham On May 20th, 2015 at 9:42 am

My Sovereign Lady Elizabeth 2nd., Queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a Constitutional Monarch. She has met many, many unsavoury figures in the sixty-odd years in her post, and has welcomed them on behalf of Her Governments. Meeting and greeting these vicious murderous demagogues is part of her job description; and unfortunately for her, she cannot discriminate between a Ceaucescu in 1978, the Bahreini King, fresh from washing all the F1 demonstrators’ blood off his shoes, and a McGuiness in 2012.

However, her son and heir, Charles, does not have the same need to greet, welcome, or indeed shake hands with acknowledged scum as a demonstration of anything, whether it is ‘good-will’, forgiveness, political expediency, or indeed absentminded good manners.

The political bunch who engineered this unsavoury ‘meet-and-greet’ must be congratulating themselves on a job well done. I only wish that Charles had asserted his right to throw his tea over the man who had gloated over the murder of Earl Mountbatten, his godfather; his uncle, a naval hero, Problem is, he is probably too well-mannered to do anything which may have rocked the leaky boat christened the ‘Peace Process’.

Writing as an Englishman, and as one who firmly believes that the only place for murderers and terrorists is being the main component in a pile of cremated ashes, I know what greeting I would make to one who may not have pressed the remote which triggered the explosion, but who certainly knew and approved of that murderous act! I don’t believe in  a watered-down Justice, I believe in retribution, in revenge, and in the decimation of my country’s enemies; wherever they may be found.


Taking Liberties?

By Mike Cunningham On May 8th, 2015 at 12:42 pm

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One of the true differences between our Nation and just about every other nation on this planet is that we have a sense of humour about those in power, those whom we have set above us, and those whom we have selected to govern us.

What other County on this planet has a Queen, a constitutional monarch who has conducted herself with decorum, with dignity, with true honour, who has seen twelve Prime Ministers in the sixty years of Her Reign; and who can also expect to have a cartoon literally ‘taking liberties’ with the Royal Person on the morning of a General Election?

Truly a wonderful country, despite the drawbacks of its political and voting systems; but most of all for the sheer luck of having Elizabeth 2nd as our Monarch!

h/t to The Times for the cartoon

its the hat thats the give-away!

By Mike Cunningham On April 7th, 2014 at 4:11 pm

I don’t care if you are the Queen’s long-lost son, fresh from Nigeria; you aren’t coming into the Palace wearing a David Beckham-style hat!



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By Mike Cunningham On July 5th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

ababy1As I have maybe commented before, there truly is nothing quite like a Royal Event to get the British and Foreign Press Photographers in an uproar.


When  PARKING  gets suspended because  a fairly presentable and sensible young woman is planning to have her baby in a London hospital, and the birth has actually been awarded an official number, we are indeed approaching Warp 10.



But when a whole area is cordoned off so that those same photographers can stand looking at the windows and main entrance of that hospital, all the while knowing that that same young woman is not going to dance at the window whilst holding the baby immediately after its birth, I am indeed forced to realise that we have entered the same space as that described in the episode ‘Where silence has Lease‘; without, of course, the diabolical creature in the Star Trek plot.


two hospital beds….

By Mike Cunningham On June 8th, 2013 at 12:09 pm

aroyaldukeThe first is occupied by a 92 year-old Prince Philip, a man who successfully surmounted his upbringing by a mother who was profoundly deaf, and who was committed to a mental hospital when he was eight; and by his father Prince Andrew of Greece, who had promptly deserted his young family and went off to live with his mistress.

He served his adopted country superbly during World War Two, seeing wartime action aboard HMS Ramillies &  HMS Valiant, and destroyer service aboard HMS Wallace amd HMS Whelp. The Wallace survived a night-time bombing by German aircraft through the agile mind of the young Lieutenant, who organised a raft with smoke floats which fooled the enemy bombers into targeting the float, thus allowing the destroyer to move quietly away from the targeted area.

He met, wooed and married a young Princess Elizabeth, and, once she assumed the Crown on the sad and untimely death of her beloved father George VI, undertook the role of Consort to his wife, now of course our Queen Elizabeth the 2nd. He promised to be her ‘‘liege-man of life and limb’, and has kept that promise for well over sixty years.

He has performed many thousands of engagements both with the Queen and solo, and his Duke of Edinburgh awards have been the backbone of a long life of service to the Nation. He has suffered bad health for some time, and is now in hospital to allow the medical people to determine what the problems are with his elderly body.

He is, as far as this commentator is concerned, a fantastic man, a good husband,  a brave man whose steadfast loyalty and love have singled him out as a good man; whose family have shown him and his wife that they are all too human, and his well-publicised ‘sense of humour’ is just a man stating his own mind without the cautions of diplomacy.



The other bed is occupied by Nelson Mandela, the former terrorist and ex-President of South Africa.


Seconds; Out!

By Mike Cunningham On March 24th, 2013 at 5:34 pm

This corner, we have a true Lady, a person who dedicated herself to the service of her Country and her Commonwealth, something she truly believes in. She has been the Constitutional Monarch of the British Isles for longer than most of her subjects have been alive, and I remember her voice as she took the Oath. Over the past sixty years, through and over the sewage created by politicians, she has given us the one thing craved by ordinary people, which is stability and continuity. True, she is not perfect, but who amongst us can claim that pinnacle; but as a Monarch, a leader and a barrier aginst the schemes of politicians who are ‘out for what they can get’, she has been fairly successful, only failing to avoid the ever-enveloping clutches of the European Union, so beloved of most of the politicians who lied through their teeth when taking their own Oaths of Allegiance.


And in this corner, we have a thief, a liar, a serial adulterer and philanderer; masquerading of course as a politician; when everyone knows that he ‘Worked For Cunard’: yes, of course, it’s John Prescott.


So who gets our vote? Her Majesty; or a clown who can’t even own up to his own beliefs and comments?


By Mike Cunningham On February 19th, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Well, ducky, the one thing which cannot be said about you is that you were ‘‘painfully thin as anyone could wish, without quirks, without oddities, without the risk of the emergence of character’.



By Pete Moore On December 3rd, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Delightful news: the Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant. I’m sure I speak for all associated with ATW in offering most hearty congratulations.

I notice that the Duchess will be attended to at King Edward VII’s Hospital, which describes itself as “London’s foremost private hospital”.

So it’s no communist slaughterhouse for them.

Now thats what I call Class!

By Mike Cunningham On September 29th, 2012 at 12:26 am

Sixty-odd years, and I still remember watching this young lady take the burden on to her shoulders.



By Pete Moore On September 14th, 2012 at 8:51 am

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge react with anger and disbelief apparently, as a French mag publishes topless snaps of the Duchess.

Well, if you don’t want to be snapped topless, keep your top on, yes?