Peter Reynolds

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God Save The Queen!

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I think the Queen is a wonderful woman who deserves enormous respect. Disrespect her and you disrespect the whole of Britain. The Royal Family is an excellent institution that is fantastic value for money as well as having proved itself to be the most effective head of state in the world.

I’d like someone to point out a better model for government than ours.

It’s far, far from perfect but I see nothing better anywhere else.

Look at the US, even with a written constitution and elected President who’s obviously a pretty cool guy as an individual, Guantanamo is still open, the DEA and CIA are international gangsters, corruption, mass incarceration and human rights abuse prevail.

No one is a fiercer critic of our government than me but there’s no better alternative anywhere that I see.

British Spirit

Written by Peter Reynolds

June 3, 2012 at 5:23 pm

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In Defence Of Nick Griffin

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"Oh let him in. He's harmless really!"

I am not a supporter of the BNP but I defend their right to campaign for their policies, especially those individuals who have been elected to office.

Despite his crass, discourteous behaviour, it was a mistake to have Nick Griffin barred from the Queen’s garden party.  He was invited there as an elected MEP and he should have been welcomed in accordance with his office.

A bad mistake.  Far too clumsy to have been made by any member of the Royal Family itself.

Written by Peter Reynolds

July 22, 2010 at 10:28 pm

Charles At 60: The Passionate Prince

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This was a gem of a TV programme.  I have always been a fan of our Prince Of Wales.  I remember his investiture vividly as a major event in my childhood.

It is also worth saying that I am one of the silent majority who, I believe, as well as loving and admiring Charles also felt the same way about Diana.  The two points of view are far from incompatible and Charles himself is the best example of this.

I was tempted to title this post “Supreme Intelligence” because that is how I would sum up what I saw.  He is a man of great wisdom, insight, patience and vision.  It was good to see his mother’s endorsement of him yesterday too.

One of the issues addressed in the programme was how, when he assumes the throne, he will be have to abandon his “hands on” involvement with issues.  This, I believe, is wrong.  In fact, this will be his contribution to the modern monarchy.  He already treads a difficult tightrope between involvement and detachment.  I believe he has the ability to continue to do so in a way that will be to the great benefit of our nation.

Watch it: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00fky55/Charles_at_60_the_Passionate_Prince/

Written by Peter Reynolds

November 13, 2008 at 6:26 pm