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Nice Example of Attempted Pro-Monarcist Spin

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This is a nice example of attempted spin in this item from the Telegraph with the headline:

Monarchy attracts £500 million a year from overseas tourists

Reading the article it turns out not that the Monarchy is attracting these tourist pounds but the UKs historical heritage (which happens to include Kings, Queens, Country Houses, Castles, …). These things would still be here if the UK were a Republic, appointed a Lord Protector/Regent, or continued as a Monarchy.

Despite such attempts at spin the Telegraph remains one of the better UK papers, but needs to be read in conjunction with the Guardian and/or Independent for a balanced view.


Written by CaptainBlack

July 29, 2010 at 06:41

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