Thursday, 24 May 2007
God Save The Queen
Radio Two is having a bit of a jamboree tomorrow for the thirtieth anniversary of God Save The Queen by The Sex Pistols making it to Number One. Expect something similar in much of the print media. But neither the BBC nor the newspapers have done anything to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the last great, or at least the last much-reported, expression of the patriotic, monarchist, pro-Commonwealth culture of the working class, and of those views as unifying all classes, all political persuasions, all parts of the United Kingdom, and all the Queen's Realms and Territories, as they still do, media coverage or no media coverage. Oh no, the real story is some pop record, not even a good pop record and which most people did not buy. Of course.