A fresh attempt to write satire by Newton Emerson in today’s Irish Times with what he has grandly styled an armoury of facts: a perfect defence against anti-queen whingers. In total he provides twelve rebuttals including several to arguments I’ve never ever heard made anywhere (including many of the not-so-royalist hostelries in Belfast and environs). So far, most people I’ve met (in the south) don’t seem to care either way, if they even hold an opinion on the subject. I suspect there may be less of an issue with protests and more of an issue with apathy.
Is apathy permissible? Or is it going to be even more offensive?