The second Elizabethan era?

Newsnight has a great double piece between Norman Tebbit (he of the cricket test) and Tony Benn (born the year before the Queen), and then an interesting discussion of what societal changes there have been between now and eighty years ago when she was born. Beano kicks off a discussion about the advantages of a constitutional monarchy over an elective Presidency. But the best crack is on this week’s Now Show (sound file).

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