On the continuing power of the aristocracy

For no matter how traditional this country might appear in some respects, with the Queen and her coachmen still accessorising progressive agendas for change – there can be no question, nowadays, of a lord or a duke being put in charge of something as important as BP simply because he is a lord or a duke. Although, as the collapse of Northern Rock once demonstrated, there is no actual law against this.

Tsk: As any fule kno, Northern Rock was not important enough to have an actual Lord in charge.

For a provincial building society, the heir to one is quite sufficient.

3 comments on “On the continuing power of the aristocracy

  1. “the Queen and her coachmen still accessorising progressive agendas for change”

    ?

  2. “simply because he is a lord or a duke.”

    They usually becomes Lords (though Dukes not so much) BECAUSE they are in charge of BP or whatever.

    Direction of causation is, as usual for the grauniad, arse-about-face.

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