Although I would totally disagree with it, republicanism has a place in any discussion on the future of the Monarchy. Defenders of our national heritage should have the guile and fortitude to easily argue against any such attack successfully. Yet, derogatory and disgusting attacks on a person unable to defend herself are beyond debate. Unfortunately for the government, Peter White has shown the very ugly face of what I hope is a minority group within the ranks of the Labour Party.
On facebook of all places, Mr White decided to attack the Queen in such a despicable way that already, he has been forced to apologise and his candidacy for Havering council is now up for question. Commenting on a message about the diamond jubilee celebrations occurring in 2012 by Andrew Rosindell MP, Mr White wrote “What is the point of celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of someone who is… a parasite and milks this country for everything she can.”
He went further to say; “Don’t get me wrong, I have no problem with a public holiday but lets [sic] have one that means something, rather than celebrating vermin.” I think we now know the calibre of this previous London chairman of Young Labour.
Had Peter White laid out a defendable argument against Her Majesty’s position then perhaps, though most would disagree, we would have listened. Now this disgraceful man has shown his true worth. Let us hope that his sentiments are rejected by the voters next May.