Registered On: April 2, 2014
It’s not so much the quaintness Bri, it’s the idea of tradition. But I think if the facts become more widespread about how the country and its aristocracy made money – largely through state sponsored piracy and slavery – people will be less willing to romanticize it.
Preventing that is a ‘legacy’ media which is able to mount a powerful resistance to demand for change. They are still the filter through which many folk learn about what’s going on and how we should think about it, but not many media give people the facts and details to understand the truth, just as they didn’t with Brexit, or Markle, or nurses, teachers, unemployed people, foreigners, asylum seekers…… nor will they go after and expose their friends and allies in politics and business. As John Cleese commented recently, an ethical British press is an oxymoron.
And that seems to be even more likely with the advent of opinion-based (rather than fact based) media like GB News and other channels.
However, many young people don’t take the papers or listen to the news, but they are very open to social change which favours greater equality – particularly racial and female.
The question is, how to make it come about? Labour would need a radical manifesto to scrap the Lords, or make it gradually impotent, and that would require a huge majority. They can rely on the young, but perhaps not yet in the numbers needed. Maybe 4 years till the next election isn’t such a bad thing.
Oh, and elderly gammons like BI and their usual ploy of resistance through distraction/deflection/deviation, usually with insults? Just keep on topic, and never defend yourself to an idiot.