They do know, don’t they, that they’re embracing the British Empire? You know that empire?
The one based almost entirely on wealth derived from exploitation and slavery?
The one that brought war and brutal suppression to millions across the globe?
The one that starved millions in India and Ireland?
The one that invented concentration camps?
The one that condemned its own people to crushing poverty so that its monarchy could ride in gilded carriages?
I could go on and on.
Maybe we should be humbled by hearing of these atrocities rather than by the supposed benevolence of the monarch who has retained the most wealth from them?
I bet these folk are all ‘woke‘ and would refuse an honour from the misogynist, homophobic President of the United States but somehow can pretend a CBE or an OBE is not stained in the tears and blood of millions.
Does Lorraine Kelly know nothing of Ireland?