Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Charles not fit to be King

Prince Charles’s environmental fetish is well known, but I believe his latest outburst proves how completely unfit he is to be King. He wants McDonalds banned.
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According to the Daily Telegraph, when visiting the United Arab Emirates he said “Have you got anywhere with McDonald’s, have you tried getting it banned? That’s the key”.
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Fascist! So you want a dictatorial kingdom of old Charles? Well frankly you are not fit to be King – how can anyone trust you to legitimately be the sovereign and accept the advice of your democratically elected government when you’re just a rather loopy leftwing nutter? You’ve never had to work a day in your life, the work you have done is by choice – you are one of the most privileged people in the world, you have not the slightest idea of what it is like to risk your own money on a business franchise (and risk bankruptcy), or to have to get a basic job. Your children don’t either.
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How you express such an explicitly political point of view, condemning a legal business operating in the UK?
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Set aside your own prejudices about McDonalds. The bottom line is that it gives a lot of people pleasure, and a lot of people jobs. Many of you have gone there, and those who don’t are fine – you don’t have to eat at fast food restaurants. If you want to get it banned, then fine, be a fascist – be honest about it. Charles is meant to be apolitical – but he is not, and as such he is not fit to be the constitutional monarch of the UK or indeed New Zealand.

3 comments:

Craig Ranapia said...

Oh dear... I think Mother's going to have to clear some time before her lunch date with Helen Mirren to give Sonny Boy a good rap over the knuckles and a copy of Constitutional Monarchy for Dummies.

Charles might also want to have a wee chat with his cousin, David Linley, who actually does own a business that designs and manufactures high-end furniture, and by all reports is doing well in a fickle and highly competitive industry.

Lewis said...

I have no problem with our head of state (to be in Charles' case) speaking their mind. I only have a problem with them not being elected or accountable for what they say.... hence you get silly statements like "Ban McDonalds!".

Craig Ranapia said...

'Speaking your mind' does assume you have a mind to begin with. Where Prince Charles is concerned, you really do have to wonder.

And just to add insult to injury he gets Charlie Al Gore-d for green hypocrisy...

He immediately laid himself open to charges of hypocrisy after it was pointed out that the company's signature Big Mac contains fewer calories, fats and salt than some products in his own organic Duchy Originals food range.

His Cornish pasty contains 264 calories per 100g compared to the burger's 229 calories, and 5.5g of saturated fat as opposed to the Big Mac's 4.14g.

[Full story at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/health/healthmain.html?in_article_id=438881&in_page_id=1774]
Oh, dear,