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Paxman Redeems Himself 8 October 2006

Posted by David in Royals.
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I usually hate Jeremy Paxman. Sneering, patronising, condescending, left wing, never actually lets people answer even if they want to – but today he has redeemed himself.

In an article for the Independent, he explains how the mild republicanism instilled in him through the education system has been banished by his research into the Monarchy. Now he rightly sees them as a link with the past and a bulwark against fanatics. Having a unifying figure above politics is a huge strength, and I recommend anyone to read his article.

If only more would acknowledge the role played by the monarchy. Simply the pride of her awarding a Victoria Cross to Private Johnson Beharry alone makes it all worthwhile, let alone those others awarded for their work.

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