|The News Line: Editorial
Thursday, 18 October 2012
TOP SECRET – what the Prince of Wales thinks of his subjects
THE COALITION government has intervened to veto a decision by a three-judge tribunal, that 27 letters by the Prince of Wales advocating his policies to ministers of the last Labour government should be made public. The judges found that his subjects had the right to know how the Crown Prince was seeking to change government policy.
Attorney General Grieve has moved to avert an open constitutional crisis that would follow on from the public realisation that the unelected monarch was not politically neutral and was contesting the decisions of the elected parliament.
These letters contained ‘particularly frank’ autocratic opinions that would show that the monarchy is deeply reactionary, as befits a family which is the only survivor of a royal family that included both the German Kaiser and the Tsar of all the Russias. Today its soul mates are the absolute monarchies of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait.
These are all battling pro-democracy movements, and do not have to worry about parliaments. They have all made it clear that Charles occupies a special place in their hearts, as a fellow medievalist.
Grieve in his statement admits the unconstitutional nature of the correspondence by stating that ‘If such a correspondence is to take place at all, it must be under conditions of confidentiality. Without such confidentiality, both the Prince of Wales and ministers will feel seriously inhibited from exchanging views candidly and frankly, and this would damage the Prince of Wales’ preparation for Kingship.’
These views are clearly not of the type that are aired in the House of Commons, under the bourgeois democratic facade. Grieve and the ministers of the previous Labour government (to whose departments the 27 letters were addressed) fear that a public airing of the reactionary opinions of this remnant of feudalism would make it impossible for Charles to be king, and hasten the end of the monarchy itself.
Grieve touched on these matters when he said that the national interest was to ban the publication of the 27 letters ‘because if he forfeits his position of political neutrality as heir to the throne, he cannot easily recover it when he is king.’
In fact, it is in the bourgeois national interest to keep Charles’ politics as private as possible, and to cultivate a ‘new’ royal family around a supposedly ‘modern couple’ the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
We are living in a a period when capitalism is in a great crisis, and its political and economic situation has been summed up by PM Cameron as being ‘sink or swim’, with the living standards of the vast majority of the people sinking on a daily basis.
Already, the political leaderships, parliament and the political parties are being seen as failures along with the capitalist economy, while their relations with the police and the different media empires are seen as being completely corrupted.
Even the state is not immune from change, as the army becomes desperate to get out of Afghanistan and the police have the nerve to demand that the Tory chief whip be sacked for treating them as serfs.
A sudden dipping of the world crisis will see all kinds of unexpected and explosive movements emerge outside the conventional political channels.
The monarchy is being preserved, groomed and defended to provide a figure head, and rallying point for the middle classes and the armed forces, of which it is the nominal head, for such a situation when extra-parliamentary measures are required to save capitalism, and rule becomes necessary through the monarch and his or her privy council.
This is why Prince Charles’ opinions are a delicate top security matter.
In 1649, Charles 1 lost his head and a republic was declared and the House of Lords abolished by the revolutionary bourgeoisie. It however found that it could not rule without a monarch, so Charles 11 was crowned, but was always very wary of offending parliament.
The working class has no such need for a figurehead and a tribe of scroungers, completely addicted to state benefits. The News Line urges the working class to act in its own interests and to bring down the coalition, end its monarchy and go forward to socialism and a socialist republic.
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