Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Where's The Equality?

Note that, having lost Jared O'Mara, the Select Committee on Women and Equalities (which is not a word) continues to include Jess Phillips, whose only parliamentary action known to most people has been to tell Diane Abbott to "fuck off", but who also removed Dawn Butler from the Chair of the Women's Parliamentary Labour Party, and who claimed that British Pakistanis were importing wives for their disabled sons. Can you see the pattern here? Phillips, however, is a protected person, like Harriet Harman of the Paedophile Information Exchange, and like Hillary Clinton of Bill Clinton and Harvey Weinstein infamy.

British Pakistani marital practices, by the way, are another weak spot for the more dedicated devotees, if such they truly be, of the British monarchy. It is very difficult to square that devotion with opposition to imported cousin marriage per se, to such marriage in order to rescue the imported cousin from poverty, or to the conscious and even intentional importation of foreign political difficulties along with the cousins to be married.

In Athens in 1941, so his diary records, Chips Channon met the future Duke of Edinburgh, great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria. In their reduced circumstances, the young Prince of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Gl├╝cksburg's sisters had made some very interesting marriages indeed. But, records Channon quite matter-of-factly, "He is to be our Prince Consort, and that is why he is serving in our navy." At that time, the then Princess Elizabeth was 15 years old.

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