This Saturday the British taxpayer will fork out £350,000,000 for the privilege of putting a hat on a man’s head. We’ll also be asked to swear an oath, a kind of promise to this man.
I wasn’t all that keen on the pre-written oath presented by the media to us all so I’ve written my own. It goes like this…
If you want to spend money on flowers and train fares to pay your respects to this particular old lady then go ahead. I have no issue with that, even though I don’t pretend to understand why. But I’d like to ask that you do something else – something more practical and meaningful.
Please give the same amount as a donation to your local foodbank (they my ask you to give food rather than money), a homeless charity or some other organisation dedicated to helping those whose state funded benefits don’t quite go so far as her late majesty’s did.