It was a good day!

Arnold Drive's street party

Royal Wedding Day went very well from just about all angles.

The TV coverage of the event was excellent. The weather was fine and even sunny at times. Our neighbours had a street party immediately after the wedding. Thanks to the unofficial committee that organised it! And all with minimal interference from the Council!!

How sadly typical of the BBC it was, however, to give airtime some some self-important lefty journalist who wanted to carp and criticise. They might say it was in the interest of ‘balance’, yet their idea of ‘balance’ is to give equal airtime to detractors of the country and its institutions(who speak for, perhaps, 10% of the population) to that afforded to upholders thereof. It’s time to take this seriously and demand that the publicly funded broadcaster more accurately represents the vast majority of the citizenry, who do not read The Guardian or sympathise with its views.

While we’re on that subject, I wonder if people realise just how dependent on public money that newspaper has become, having been for years the journal de choix for the advertising of the public sector non-jobs with which New Labour created its vast client state. Time to stop that too!


About pauljohnston

Elected as Conservative councillor in Surbiton Hill, Kingston upon Thames in 1998. Re-elected 2002 and 2006. Former parliamentary candidate in Lancashire and Birmingham. Ceased to be a Councillor (temporarily?) in 2010. Active among Residents' Associations in Surbiton Hill and among residents in social housing generally. Former teacher of History at St. Brendan's College Bristol and Head of History and Politics at the London Oratory School. Worked with Sutton Trust running summer schools for sixth formers at Oxford University from 1997-2000 aiming to improve uptake of places from pupils from state schools which sent very few applicants to Oxbridge.
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