Randy Andy is back in the news again - you just can't keep these Wettins down. Almost a year ago to the day we reported on the impregnable position of his family.
That was before Andrew was exposed as the Paedophile Prince. BBC commentators like John Humphrys twisted themselves into verbal knots as they tried to find acceptable ways of talking about it. But the damage was done.
The publicity forced Andrew to resign from his subsidised 'job' representing British industry abroad. Now it turns out that, despite being fired, he is still doing the same job, and it will likely cost the public more this year than last (£360,000).
Royal defenders, blinded by the lustre of reflected status, will say 'but it is not a job - he only has his expenses paid'! When all of your travel and accommodation expenses are paid, and well paid, - what else do you need? Especially when mummy is a billionaire and you have countless appointments and friends (such as Saif Gaddafi). Tasty little items like hiring a jet to fly to Saudi Arabia, at a cost of £40,000, must help compensate for losing a job title.
Squeaky George Osborne laughably proclaimed that we are all in this together (although he did not include members of the cabinet). As our post on May 3rd pointed out, you have to understand who the speaker identifies with; who he means when he says 'we'. As a wannabe member of the elite, Osborne's 'we' certainly does not include most of those subject to Betty Windor's whims.
The way things are going, Squeaky may get to know Andy better when they find themselves sharing a tumbril.
Posted by Nicholas Moore 12:02:47 pm