This isn’t going to please Granny

The “uncomfortable” history of the Commonwealth must be addressed, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have said, as they tell young campaigners the world cannot move forward until it “rights those wrongs of the past.
The Duke, whose grandmother is head of the Commonwealth, said there is way that we can move forward unless we acknowledge the past, with “still so much more to do” to tackle racism.

It’s not going to be easy and in some cases it’s not going to be comfortable, but it needs to be done, he said, explaining institutional racism still exists because someone, somewhere, is benefiting from it.

The Duchess, who noted she had “personal experience” of racism and unconscious bias, added that “we’re going to have to be a little uncomfortable right now” in order to “push through” and “get to the other side
The couple, who are president and vice-president of the youth organisation Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, spoke to young people via video link from their new home in Los Angeles, following their recent vocal campaign work in the Black Lives Matter movement.

No, no, noNo, no, no, Laddie.

The standard line is that the Commonwealth is the solution to this evils of Empire problem, not a cause of it itself.

And as for wossname, “push on through” what? The “other side” is what?


Of course there is actually a solution and it’s the one that will eventually come about. Harry and wossname showing us how to do it as well – actions, not words that is. To use the old language Archie’s a quadroon. And when all are octoroons there’s no more division into Eloi and Morlock, is there? That is, current distinctions of race are going to be solved the same way all the other past ones were – there are very few indeed who worry about that division between Norman, Angle and Saxon these days – which is a couple of centuries of vigorous miscegenation.

Not that it’s politic to point this out these days but then bully for the politics of these days.

24 thoughts on “This isn’t going to please Granny”

  1. Bloke in North Dorset

    The Commonwealth is an odd organisation to go after. It’s completely voluntary and some of the members weren’t even British colonies, so how were we responsible for any claimed wrongs?

  2. The Meissen Bison

    It’s his business if the poor chump wants to bend his knee but to bend ears with his drivel is bad manners.

  3. Isn’t “push on through to the other side” a song lyric? The Cars, maybe? Wossname seems to have a very retro taste in music. She’ll be plagiarising Bob Dylan next.

  4. The Meissen Bison


    Perhaps more a question of applying a cotton bud to the ceraceous princely ear?

  5. Perhaps she’s channelling Macbeth

    I am in blood
    Stepp’d in so far that, should I wade no more,
    Returning were as tedious as go o’er. (act 3, scene 4)

    Perish the thought.

  6. but it needs to be done, he said, explaining institutional racism still exists because someone, somewhere, is benefiting from it.

    “I will not rest until we find out who is benefiting from unearned economic and social privileges based on who their parents were,” explained the Duke of Sussex.

  7. “I will not rest until we find out who is benefiting from unearned economic and social privileges based on who their parents were.”
    Has this idiot not looked in the mirror recently? It is purely because of his parents, and the privileges gained from that, that this bit part actress took an interest in him.
    His upbringing may have given him a good education, but seems to have done little for his intelligence.

  8. I’ve been watching Robin Hood on Talking Pictures TV and I am literally shaking at the racist way the Normans behave.


    ps Alfie Bass is in it as well, good job the King’s deer is kosher.

  9. So, spending 100 years killing our sailors by engaging in international state-sponsored piracy stamping out the slave trade isn’t enough? Lancashire cotton workers starving rather than being complicit in Southern US slave owners having an export market isn’t enough? The UK GDP being held back by 1.5% for a century to *pay* *for* invading foreign countries and risking the Westphalian settlement to stamp out slavery isn’t enough? Being allowed to marry into the royal family isn’t enough? It’s NEVER enough.

  10. As someone pointed out, in those videos he looks like a hostage denouncing his country. Sounds about right

  11. Racism is the excuse, not the reason. The melting pot will not solve the dispute, other victims will be found although the villains will remain the same.

  12. “Right the wrongs of the past” is intellectually vacant. But apparently effective on ‘young campaigners.’ Why work on actual problems?

    Prince Harry is a CM tool.

  13. @ Mr Ecks
    Didn’t you notice that Andrew was sent to the Falklands and Harry to Afghanistan. It is just that the UK Royal Family has since 1600 relied on enemies to do the actual coup de grace on the regrettable.

  14. JuiliaM’s missing tiny violin has been found – Meggie Foster has it

    Shame we never see anything like this on BBC, C4 etc. Well done Sky Aus:
    The radical left-wing view of the world promoted by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is “enough to drive a guy like me to become a republican”: Campbell Newman – 7 Jul 2020

    Most people who want privacy wouldn’t dream of moving to Hollywood & touting for jobs. Why do they assume anything they have to say is interesting to normal people?

    Plank Of The Week with James Max Harry & Marbles

    Prince Harry’s father is apparently utterly embarrassed by his recent outburst
    And so is Prince Charles

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