Karl-Theodor Maria Nikolaus Johann Jacob Philipp Franz Joseph Sylvester Freiherr von und zu Guttenberg

Mr Guttenberg does not need a job. He gets more than he needs from his family estate in Bavaria. If duty impels him, German politics will be all the richer.

I\’m just wondering how The Guardian would take my using a similar argument for a British politician that I\’ve worked with, Lord Willoughby de Broke.

Something like a 12th century title, family estate, financially independent, does it all out of a sense of duty, not necessity.

Just cannot see them buying it somehow.

They didn\’t buy it for Michael Ancram either.

4 comments on “Karl-Theodor Maria Nikolaus Johann Jacob Philipp Franz Joseph Sylvester Freiherr von und zu Guttenberg

  1. Would that be his father or (more likely) grandfather that Churchill found co-ordinating fighter movements at Park’s Battle of Britain HQ ?

  2. Isn’t there an obvious difference in that Lord Willoughby de Broke is an unelected master (indeed I think you once gloriously said such figures who are unlected and yet who deign to tell us what we can and cannot do shouldn’t be called leaders or rulers but instead be termed ‘dictators’)?.

  3. Democracy seems to be rather unable to have worthwile elected leaders currently and internationally.
    Os once in a while – good enough.
    Go on rent out the UK or sell shares in it – you might be pleasantly surprised

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