The greatest diplomat of the century – what an excellent way of putting it.
Another nuanced and thoughtful article by Mr Owolade. Unlike many who write here, he does appear to have a genuine knowledge of the complexities of Empire and Commonwealth.
“Unlike many who write here”
What do they think?
Thank you. And in other words, she modelled what we could try out now: fully knowing the past, for sure (has there been anyone more multidimensionally linked in with it?); but also, crucially, cultivating the attitudes from which might emerge brighter possibilities for the future.
An associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University, Uju Anya, wished a painful death on Her Majesty
No doubt someone who is concerned about hurting people’s feelings with words, and being sensitive to others.
Liam O’Mahony will be along shortly to correct the author…
Correct him over what?
Liam takes offense when anyone defends the Queen, the UK, or the Commonwealth.
Liam takes exception to anyone speaking well of the Queen, the UK or the Commonwealth.
Thanks for this Tomiwa. I shall bookmark it for future reference. Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, who took a lead role in opposing the apartheid regime and fighting for the release of Mandala from prison, while President Reagan and British Prime Minister Thatcher sat on the sidelines, credited Queen Elizabeth’s backing for the route he was taking.
Mandela should have been hanged for his terrorist activities should he not?
I think The Commonwealth is a fantastic mechanism by which the U.K. can provide leadership as a role model, guidance for those that value it, and economic benefits through trade, training and immigration – to so many countries that don’t have other means of getting such benefits by association as an equal partner with numerous other countries.
I felt we abandoned achieving major strategic goals through The Commonwealth with our venture into the EU in the seventies, the only positive from that venture being the UK’s support for Eastern European countries crystallising into these countries now acting as a group that balances against the power of German and France within the EU.
Now we’re finally shot of the EU, we can get on with that supportive role in The Commonwealth.
Why the media scramble to find someone to utter despicable things that are felt by only the smallest minorities and self-promoters on these historic occasions is a continuing source of wonder. They would say it is to be even-handed, but we know from their day-to-day work this is the purest falsehood.
Nonetheless, read In Defense if Not Mourning Queen Elizabeth at Reason’s magazine website.
I am baffled as to why Africans did not discover America or colonise Europe? They had the same opportunity as everyone else?
Charles Darwin had the answer to that conundrum.
The woke people who criticize the Queen have no interest in justice. They only wanted to stabilize the West.
Should that be ‘destabilise’?