A few days ago I expressed my relief that Jade Goody, loathsome though I find her, was not to be prosecuted over the Big Brother "racism" accusations, and expressed my contempt for Tony Blair's decision to fawn over the "victim", Miss Shilpa Shetty. I had hoped that that story was now over, but it seems not. For the Telegraph reports that Miss Shetty yesterday took a step (or indeed, a flight of stairs) up from meeting Blair, and met Her Majesty the Queen, at a service at Westminster Abbey to celebrate "tolerance and diversity". It seems that ultimately the PC liberals will only be satisfied when God Himself makes a formal apology to Miss Shetty for the 'appalling' treatment she received (treatment that she herself has said was not racist).
The service was designed to celebrate Commonwealth Day. While I have no aversion to celebrating Britain's links with those countries which have benefited so greatly from their connection to Britain, I do object to the whole thing being turned into a bland display of multicultural liberalism. I particularly object to the liberals using our Queen to promote their views.
I am also very disappointed that the Duke of Edinburgh failed to come up with one of his legendary gaffes. It would have made the whole ridiculous charade worthwhile.