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She was very good. In another life she could have competed with Dame Judi Dench for the role of M.
July 28, 2012 at 03:50 PM
For once, I agree with Verma!
John Prendergast |
July 28, 2012 at 04:18 PM
Speaking personally, I thought it rather demeaning. But perhaps I'm too much of a traditionalist; for instance (and I recognise the Duke of Edinburgh was ill at the time) I though the small gathering on the balcony at Buckingham Palace during the Queen's Jubilee lacked both the intimacy and majesty that we saw during the Golden Jubilee, when almost the whole royal family appeared on the balcony.
To be honest, I was not impressed by the entire £27m party political broadcast for the Labour Party, which masqueraded as the Opening Ceremony. To take just one example, who could miss the clear message sent by turning out the lights in the NHS one by one?
Graham Smith |
July 28, 2012 at 04:22 PM
The Queen was treated like a dog that does tricks for the entertainment of the masses. If only our politicians and celebrity class were made to perform tricks in public. Throw them from the helicopter so high that they land in the realm of old Screwtape, where they will obey the insane laws that they have written, and forever regret the culture of narcissism and virtual reality which have grown like great fields of foxglove and wisteria under their treasonable rule.
July 28, 2012 at 04:23 PM
Oh really. That the Queen would consent to performing a humourous sketch as part of a ceremony showing so much of the best of British should be the target of carping !
I felt proud to be British, which I am not. Well done to all those who conceived and executed this play so well.
Alan Douglas |
July 28, 2012 at 04:46 PM
The answer to your question, Boris, is yes. And witty. An American newspaper called her a good sport and that is the spirit in which it should be taken.
Stop being so pompous |
July 28, 2012 at 04:54 PM
I like the German comment; "the new Bond girl is 86".
David Sergeant |
July 28, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Well she lost an empire, saw her country signed away by a bunch of quisling politicians to Brussels and then watched Blair and Brown destroy what was left of the country. What else has she got to do but to play a bit-part in a naff overly politicised presentation (for the opening of what is supposedly an apolitical event) which given the 'In ancient times' theme seemed to have the underlying narrative of 'from Heaven to Hell and beyond'........
Definitely a night for the brainwashed masses......
WIlliam Blakes Ghost |
July 28, 2012 at 07:48 PM
The ceremony was very politicised going overboard with multicultural themes.I was saddened to see so few white children and teenagers in the event.They are being pushed further and further into the background as though they are no longer relevant.
July 28, 2012 at 08:05 PM
The Queen, Land of Hope and Glory, the Chelsea Pensioners, the military, one minutes silence to the dead of the FWW and 2nd WW, Tim Berners-Lee, British industrial success: Trendy left wing crap? The only CRAP in all this is the crap Aidan Burley. Utter CRAP
July 28, 2012 at 11:26 PM
This was an Olympic ceremony of which Stalin would have approved.
As for the Queen's involvement, the Left has evidently discovered that it is now unnecessary to make today's Royalty share the fate of Tsar Nicholas and his family when there is the alternative of making them jump through hoops on live television for the entertainment of the baying crowd.
Richard Sletzer |
July 29, 2012 at 07:21 AM
"As for the Queen's involvement, the Left has evidently discovered that it is now unnecessary to make today's Royalty share the fate of Tsar Nicholas and his family when there is the alternative of making them jump through hoops on live television for the entertainment of the baying crowd."
It was hardly on a par with Royal It's A Knockout.
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