The Corner

Dissing The Queen (2)

Channel 4 also ran, as it does each year, an ‘alternative’ Christmas message’: this year from Sharon Osbourne. I caught some of it – and it seemed OK, but the best of these alternative messages was a few years ago – from the always remarkable, and sadly missed, Quentin Crisp. As I recall, he concluded by advising viewers to immigrate to America.

Royalists should not despair entirely. At 2.35pm today, Boxing Day, ITV1 (the main commercial rival to the BBC) is showing The Queen’s Story : the sovereign’s extraordinary life, followed at 3.05pm by The Queen’s Story : the euphoria of the Coronation in 1953, succeeded at 3.35pm by The Queen’s Story : the roots of the royal family’s problems, and then concluding (for variety) at 4.05pm with The Queen’s Story : the death of Diana.

Ah, British TV – the best in the world (or so they like to claim)…

Most Popular

White House

For Democrats, the Party’s Over

If the Democrats are really tempted by impeachment, bring it on. Since the day after the 2016 election they have been threatening this, placing their chips on the Russian-collusion fantasy and then on the phantasmagoric charade of obstruction of justice. The attorney general accurately gave the ingredients of the ... Read More
Elections

The 24 Democrats

Every presidential primary ends with one winner and a lot of losers. Some might argue that one or two once-little-known candidates who overperform low expectations get to enjoy a form of moral victory. (Ben Carson and Rick Perry might be happy how the 2016 cycle ended, with both taking roles in Trump’s cabinet. ... Read More