Of Royal Weddings and Social Mobility

The excitement of the Royal wedding did not last even as long as the long Bank Holiday, displaced as it has been by Mr. Bin Laden’s death. There was little in the way of politics to the wedding: omitting Tony Blair and Gordon Brown from the guest list hardly counted as a constitutional crisis. As social commentary some suggested that the fact that Catherine Middleton is from a non aristocratic background somehow marked a welcome departure for the Royal Family. …

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Meanwhile over at the Coalition…

  The Spectator captures  the moment.  Despite signs of stresses and strains in the ranks, Cameron and Clegg are in two part harmony to keep open their options on renewing the coalition after the next election. At the same time, they are trying to reassure their own parties that they know can’t afford to leave them behind.   Cameron in the Mail.  ‘Of course I expect Conservatives and Liberals will fight elections separately. We have different underlying philosophies and differences in approach …

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