“We are not interested in hearing a personal bad word against the Queen.”, say the BBC.*
It is a year when Government, forever keeping their lap dog on a short financial leash never allowing them to forget their obligations to the state, reap their return in perpetual media displays of unbridled affection and devotion from a Commonwealth of proud and jubilant subjects, safe in the knowledge they shall be free of all critique and decent – but for the usual concessionary slight display of balance, certain to feature late night on BBC2.
Of course, nobody should be in the least surprised by this admission from within the BBC. This is, after all, a text book example of precisely how a Monarchy must behave.
Does the BBC have to be quite so craven? Yvonne Roberts of The Guardian