A random thought, 1 June 2018
Queen’s Birthday weekend: holiday; genuflection; showers of honours on the deserving and undeserving.
The holiday marks winter for us but not for the monarchy, warm-glowed by The Wedding of Harry and a divorcee from Canada.
It also marks a corner of the constitution in which the sixth Labour administration shows no inclination yet to be a “government of transformation”. Republican Jacinda Ardern kneels to the monarchy, her republican party alongside.