The Guardian's Campaign
December 6, 2000. As HM the Queen prepared to open Parliament with her annual "Queen's Speech", a new Guardian poll asserted that while support for the British monarchy remains constant at about 75 percent, a majority of people want to be considered "citizens" rather than "subjects" and favor repealing the 1701 Act of Settlement which excludes Catholics and their spouses from the throne and guarantees a hereditary monarchy. The newspaper itself launched a new republican campaign, advocating a debate and referendum on the issue of who--or what--should succeed the Queen and challenging the Act of Settlement as well as an obscure 19th-century anti-republican law. It is obvious that The Guardian is committed to bringing its deplorable and foolish notions of republicanism into the mainstream political debate. The dangers of anti-monarchism can no longer be ignored by those who love and cherish the House of Windsor. It is time for all British patriots to denounce this evil newspaper and its pernicious influence. The fact that The Guardian is basing its arguments partly on European Union agreements only proves the incompatibility of the EU with true British patriotism. The UK Independence Party is right: Britain must withdraw from the EU! Tony Blair may not be an anti-monarchist, but by surrendering Britain's sovereignty to the EU and calling the ancient hereditary principle into question by "reforming" the House of Lords, he has paved the way for these unfortunate developments. I appeal to the people of Britain to rally to the defense of their Queen and their monarchy, one of the greatest institutions in the world. God Save The Queen!
On December 9 I wrote a letter to The Guardian. As far as I know, they have not published it. In fact, they have hardly published any royalist letters, even though according to their own statistics at least three fourths of the British people support the monarchy. Apparently The Guardian is not interested in a real debate, only in promoting its own misguided views.
Monarchy and the Media