You may remember yesterday (well, possibly not) that the previews of the Queens Christmas Message focused on her comments which emphasised the need for common respect, tolerance, etc and some kind of national unity.
Let’s take this example from the London Evening Standard yesterday: “The Queen will say: “Even with the most deeply-held differences, treating the other person with respect and as a fellow human being is always a good first step towards greater understanding.”
It continues: “some commentators may interpret her words as a veiled reference to the toxic mood of the public debate around Britain leaving the EU.”
Now you can, of course, argue that is true. However, it is hard not to see in that manner of reporting an attempt to subtly draw the reader towards seeing a similarity between the Queen’s comments and the line being pumped by Theresa May currently that the nation needs to unite behind her tawdry Withdrawal Agreement.
Let’s look at the actual content of the speech today and the same paragraph but set in the same context the speech set it in:
“In April, the Commonwealth Heads of Government met in London. My father welcomed just eight countries to the first such meeting in 1948. Now the Commonwealth includes 53 countries with 2.4 billion people, a third of the world’s population.
“Its strength lies in the bonds of affection it promotes, and a common desire to live in a better, more peaceful world.
“Even with the most deeply held differences, treating the other person with respect and as a fellow human being is always a good first step towards greater understanding.
“Indeed, the Commonwealth Games, held this year on Australia’s Gold Coast, are known universally as the Friendly Games because of their emphasis on goodwill and mutual respect.”
The Queen is paying tribute to the Commonwealth and in doing so drawing our attention to the fact that we do not need the EU. After-all, why would we since we are already in a club which “includes 53 countries with 2.4 billion people, a third of the world’s population.”
Of course, none of this was present in the pre-reports of her speech. Did things get better after the speech? Let’s go back to the same paper, the London Evening Standard. The report opens like this: The Queen quipped that her growing family was keeping her busy as she referred to life as a grandmother in her Christmas message. Notice how the emphasis of the report has completely changed. The passage mentioned above isn’t mentioned once.
You could say it has already been reported on but it hasn’t not in its full and proper context as we have seen. This is a textbook example of how the fakestream totally distorts what even the Queen actually says to suit its own, Remoaning, Establishment agenda.