“The #royal spin doctors had the opportunity to censor any pictures from the #coronation before they could be replayed on the day … And the royal spin doctors dictated which clips of the footage could be shown in future broadcasts in what they called with an Orwellian phrase: ‘a perpetuity edit’.”
Royal spin doctors imposed ‘extraordinary restrictions’ on covering #KingCharlesIII’s accession, says ex-head of Sky News
Republic’s #GrahamSmith seeking #JudicialReview of #lawfulness of arrest as well as damages
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2023/sep/12/anti-monarchy-protester-suing-met-chief-over-coronation-day-arrest #ToryPoliciesInAction #FreedomOfSpeech #Protest #RightToProtest #Censorship #NastyParty #Law
Here is a medallion for #MedalMonday commemorating King Charles III's coronation which was three months ago on 6th May 2023. I know it's a commemorative "trinket" but I do really like the coronation emblem and the king's cypher, so, I'm happy :) But what is the difference between a monogram and a cypher? Find out at: https://coinofnote.com/king-charles-iii-coronation-medallion/ #King #KingCharles #KingCharlesIII #Coronation #Cypher #monogram
Only five of 64 arrested at Charles’s #coronation charged with an offence
Police had been accused of ‘alarming’ attack on # RightToProtest after arresting organisers of approved demonstration
Not only were many people wrongfully arrested on the day of the Coronation, the Met still gets the media platform to justify its authoritarian actions even when hardly anyone was charged.
Freedom of Speech?
Right to Protest?
Disappearing before our very eyes.
📸 Expo « L’autre couronnement » d’Henri Cartier-Bresson
Fondation HCB, Paris.
Une belle série de Cartier-Bresson sur les personnes venues voir le cortège de George VI le jour de son couronnement en 1937 :bigcrown: 🇬🇧
Photographier le peuple et non le roi…
Et avec quel regard ! 🤩
#Coronation His #Majesty #King #Charles III Sov 2023 Five-Coin Gold Proof Set@ ChangeChecker com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL6LUuY2yZ4&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon
🙃 Wir wollten kein #BenGalo Special machen, es ist einfach eskaliert. 🤡
😷 Das Lied wirkt wie aus der Zeit gefallen, aber es ist noch nicht vorbei! 😷
The Summer of 1603 – Plague, Pestilence, and a King in Hiding by Elizabeth St.John
How King James VI/I's progress across England was halted by grave events...
Ex-#Coronation Street star and baker in social media cake row
A baker says a PR firm asked her to make sweet treats in exchange for publicity not cash.
🤡 #GermanClowns 🤡
Die ganze Welt ist ein Zirkus ...
#fuckthisshit #takedrugs #havesex #likenormalpeople #followyourbliss #basicincome #worldwithoutmoney #noleaders #opensourcesociety #stopactinglikeadults #anarchyislove #boostpositivethings #boostsubversivethings #stopdoomscrolling #LeaveNoOneBehind
Wir könnten uns um schöne Dinge kümmern. #schoenedinge
Ich bin Berliner, wir hatten paar Volksabstimmungen. Aber scheinbar hat der Immobilienfonds die CDU und SPD gleichzeitig finanziert.
Wegner und Giffey haben Berlin ausverkauft, statt wie RRG es wollte, außer Giffey und der Immobilienfonds, enteignet.
Dann weiter: Wo werden Gesetze gemacht? In Hinterzimmern. Aktuell das BtmG, bzw. CannaG.
Und wer kommt in Hinterzimmer? Lobbyisten.
Wer steuert Deutschland? Das Auto, die Autolobby. Ist ja alles alternativlos. Weil da sind die Jobs, da ist das Wachstum. Das E-Auto braucht keinen komplexen Motor, weniger Teile, würde Arbeitsplätze bei Zulieferern kosten. Also lieber weiter Quatsch machen, weil wir predigen Vollbeschäftigung, müssen uns totarbeiten und bequem mit dem Auto dahin. Wir haben uns abhängig gemacht.
Von derLeyen, die ganzen Berater. Die wurden bezahlt, damit die Gesetze schreibe. Alte, weiße Männer aus der Wirtschaft.
Alle korrupt. Lindner und Porsche, die ganze CDU, alle. Wer ist frei vom Kapitalismus?
Niemand denkt selbst, alle lassen sich lenken, wo soll das hinführen? Schau Dich um! Wer lenkt die Massen? Cambridge Analytica, Trump, Musk, Zuckerberg, Dorsey, das Schulsystem? Dein Chef, Deine Mutter?
Wir sind Riesen, die von Zwergen erzogen wurden, und sich angewöhnt haben mit einem Buckel rumzulaufen.
Emanzipation ist die Fesseln zu lösen und aufrecht zu gehen, seine eigenen Regeln und Zukunft zu gestalten, und nicht die zu konsumieren, die wir nicht haben wollen. Dass die Reichen und Mächtigen einfach immer reicher um mächtiger werden:
Sorry, ich habe meine Zweifel. Aber mir fehlen nicht die Worte.
👑 The public will now be able to view close up the detail embroidered into the Robes of Estate that was “lost on television” during the #Coronation https://www.telegraph.co.uk/royal-family/2023/07/13/king-charles-queen-camilla-coronation-buckingham-palace/?utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1689269222-1
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/Telegraph/status/1679574056885010435
Normal Island News
Man called Charles handled record haul of stolen goods in Scotland
He then declared himself "king"
Yesterday, King Charles “received the crown jewels” in Scotland in what legal experts are calling the biggest example of handling stolen goods in human history. This was Charles’ second coronation of the year, but he was quick to point out it was just a “mini-coronation” because he is exceptionally humble.
The Papers: 'AI told me to kill Queen' and '7% rates forecast'
The King's #Coronation ceremony in Scotland and the latest mortgage forecasts make Thursday's papers.
Today there's a strange ceremony taking place at St Giles in #Edinburgh, arguably the mother church of #Presbyterians across the world. #KingCharlesIII will be presented with a #crown in a not-quite #Coronation ceremony for #Scotland. The #FirstMinister, a #Muslim and #Republican and leader of an #independence party, will read from the #Bible; the leaders of his coalition party will be at an anti #monarchy demonstration instead. #BBC's James Cook has a go at explaining!
Edinburgh rehearsals held ahead of King Charles visit
King Charles III is starting a series of events in Scotland marking the first Holyrood Week since his #coronation.
Emmerdale and #Coronation Street actress Meg Johnson dies
The soap stalwart, who appeared in Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Brookside, has died aged 86.
King Charles to receive new sword at Scottish ceremony
The Elizabeth Sword will be used in an Edinburgh event to mark the #coronation of the King and Queen.
So at the cost once more of a risk of #confirmatorybias I have to conclude that the report does bear out my initial conclusions reached at the time of the #coronation weekend. These were that the #VoterSuppression effect was substantial and non-neutral between parties and income groups.
Didsbury man who made TikTok #Coronation bomb threat sentenced
Richard Jackson posted that he would take a van to the event and blow himself up, prosecutors say.
The #UK does in fact have a political office including the title #President. This is that of #Lord #President of the #council They preside over the #privycouncil and are the leader of the #HouseofCommons.The current one both proclaimed #KingCharlesIII last September and carried the #swordofstate at the #Coronation. Although called #lord they do not actually sit in the #houseoflords. The current #lordpresident is #pennymordaunt.
What is that "if" doing there?
Met got some way to go on basic PR
Met Police will apologise if mistakes made over #Coronation arrests
Met Asst Commissioner Louisa Rolfe said the force is reviewing its policing of the event.
Julie Goodyear: #Coronation Street's Bet Lynch actress reveals dementia diagnosis
The Coronation Street actress's husband says there is now "no hope of a reversal in the situation".
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Out of curiosity, on Amazon UK looked up how the official album recording of the #Coronation was doing. 3rd in Classical Orchestral recordings. Digital download available, striking is the "CD.Audio" version. "We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock". And reading the reviews several folk reporting technical problems with the CDs. Eek that must be a big beamer 😊 for #Decca. In the rush to get it out production quality control taking a hit? Is His Majesty Amused? 👑 📀 🎶 #Music #CD
For reasons best known to themselves BBC will be expiring on Monday the couple of #Radio3 #Coronation recordings focusing on the music of the ceremony. However good the music sounded on telly even better on radio version. More details in the link
#Music #Radio #Choral #Classical
Here is the final episode of our mini series on alternative ways we found to mark the #Coronation in Scotland - here are the best speeches from the Rally for a Republic which took place on Calton Hill in Edinburgh
Signs of the Times – June 2023
- Coronation thoughts
- Trouble in Africa
- Human implanted microchips back in the spotlight
- World On Cusp Of Woke Totalitarianism As Governments Act To End Freedom Of Speech
- Governments aim for total control
- It’s now clear that
But not all, in the kingdom, were pleased with the old prince becoming the new king. #coronation
BBC slammed for buying Chinese-made electronic wristbands for Royals as King’s coronation concert | The Independent
After updating my website, I've finally got around to uploading all my coronation photos. You can check out my shots from the day using the link below. Let me know what you think!
Worth reading to get the complete picture on how bungling, incompetent and aggressive the Met were that day…
'‘It was utterly surreal’: #police accused of farcical error after 14 arrested at seminar on day of #coronation' - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2023/may/21/it-was-utterly-surreal-police-accused-of-farcical-error-after-14-arrested-at-seminar-on-day-of-coronation #FreedomOfAssembly #ToryPoliciesInAction #Met #MetPolice #ThoughtCrime
‘It was utterly surreal’: #police accused of farcical error after 14 arrested at seminar on day of #coronation https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2023/may/21/it-was-utterly-surreal-police-accused-of-farcical-error-after-14-arrested-at-seminar-on-day-of-coronation
When the King of Scots arrived in London in 1274 with 100 knights on horseback to attend the coronation of Edward I and Queen Eleanor, the horses were given as a gift to anyone who could capture one. Not to be outdone, the earls of Gloucester, Pembroke, and Surrey and 100 English knights gave away their horses as well.
#coronation #history #medieval
More history trivia at: http://circato.co.uk/history-trivia
Not in the habit of recommending political committee hearings as essential viewing, but for anyone interested in the #PublicOrderAct and the recent arrest of #Republic campaigners, do set aside time to watch this.
Graham Smith gave a masterclass, against some very legitimate and also some profoundly stupid questioning from MPs. Cool, composed and rational throughout.
MP ‘speechless’ after hearing rape alarm excuse for ‘Night Stars’ Coronation arrest was false | Vox Political
#MetPolice Accused of Twisting the Truth Over #Coronation Arrests – As #Labour Refuses to Back Bid to Repeal Controversial Protest Law https://bylinetimes.com/2023/05/17/met-police-accused-of-twisting-the-truth-over-coronation-arrests-as-labour-refuses-to-back-bid-to-repeal-controversial-protest-law/
Senior Met officer denies political pressure to arrest #coronation protesters https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2023/may/17/senior-met-officer-denies-political-pressure-to-arrest-king-charles-coronation-protesters
#JustStopOil activists disrupt Parliament hearing into #Coronation #protests policing https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/just-stop-oil-activists-disrupt-30000672
The pomp, circumstance, ceremony, and lavishness of the #Coronation made sense when it marked the ascension of a new Head of State for a leading world power. But with post-Brexit Britain being relegated to 2nd division middleweight power, it comes across as Ruritanian flummery.
An absolutely devastating testimony from #Republic CEO Graham Smith to MPs:
• Every detail of plans given to police in advance.
• Not a single email, text message or email suggesting that Republic would do anything unlawful or disruptive.
• TSG officers forcibly stopped Smith from phoning his liaison officer to clarify the situation before arrest.
• Police claims made to MPs "partly untrue."
Lecture Description: The #coronation of Charles III, King of the United Kingdom and 14 other #Commonwealth Realms, has reminded people around the world of the ancient institution of monarchy. Why do some of the world’s leading democracies continue to have monarchs? What separates #democracy from #autocracy, monarchy from republic, and monarchs from dictators? John Hamer of Toronto Centre Place will look at monarchies past and present to answer these questions and more.
Super interesting. The BBC hornswoggled 80MHz of licensed radio spectrum to build its own 5G network to broadcast King Charles III's coronation. "The largest temporary private 5G network of its kind ever deployed." https://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/blog/2023-05-5g-non-public-network-coronation
#5G #BBC #Coronation
Watch "Coronation Of King George VI & Queen Elizabeth: Reels 3 & 4 (1937) | British Pathé" on YouTube
I'd forgotten that young Queen Elizabeth and her sister had been present at their own father's #Coronation. Just like Charles at his mum's and William at his dad's. William at least an adult.
What would it be like to.be a young wean witnessing that and adults trying to explain "that might be you one day". WTF, the wee lambies.👑
Good point. The whole thing seemed confused, just play-acting rather than something significant.
The coronation: Charles seemed annoyed during his crowning. Perhaps he has no idea what modern kings do
Membership of anti-monarchy group #Republic almost doubles in wake of #coronation arrests https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2023/may/13/membership-of-anti-monarchy-group-republic-almost-doubles-in-wake-of-coronation-arrests
@ChrisMayLA6 There's an article on the arrests in the FT this morning:
#Coronation #AbolishTheMonarchy #Republic #NotMyKing #UKPolitics
Is a cosy relationship between press and police to blame for the arrests of peaceful protestors at the Coronation last week? By Tom Hardy
Cartoon by @dormouse
#Bylines #PeacefulDemonstration #Police #Coronation #civilliberties
"King Charles III now has a ceremonial quiche ...The quiche is simple to make, can be easily adapted for those with allergies, and—much like the Royal Family’s ongoing revenge on Prince Harry—is a dish best served cold."
The spectators for the #coronation left a real mess behind after them.
Not very patriotic, is it.
That time in the 20th Century when the #British Government tried to kill the #Welsh Language...a genocide....and the Prime Minster today still takes joy in belittling their culture, ("Brecon Beacons")
Think some shitty #Coronation is going to keep this lie together do we?
So I don't know how many people know this, I certainly didn't until just a few minutes ago! But they released the complete recording of the #coronation as an album, nicely tracked out. It's available on Amazon here in the US so I suspect it's on other music/streaming services as well.
On the day of the #Coronation, my strategy was to avoid the whole thing, so I went on a one day #linocut #printing course - it was great fun, I learnt a lot & managed to produce something that was a lot better than what I had expected to do after a few hours of tutoring.... so here it is (now I've framed it); I'm now wondering whether to invest in all the kit to make this a #retirement pass-time
The pomposity and excess of the #coronation further reinforces the absurdity of countries like Australia and New Zealand delaying the evolution to full republics.
The #ScotlandAt7 #news with presenter Donald C. Stewart, and guest Maureen Watt.
7pm UTC+1 weekdays, and available after on #CatchUp.
#BroadcastingScotland #Scotland #Ukraine #coronation #protests #arrests #labour #CostOfLivingCrisis #EuropeDay #EUCitizens #StayInScotland #ofcom #GBNews #Pakistan #PublicTransport #Zambia #vaccine
@tagesschau Die Betroffenen müssten keine Konsequenzen mehr fürchten? Keine Konsequenzen wofür? Was ist das denn für ein Farming, liebe @tagesschau? Das #Polizeiproblem hat hier Rechtsbruch begangen - niemand sonst! Also wo bleiben bitte die Konsequenzen?
#KeinFreundNiemalsHelfer #Coronation #Versammlungsrecht #ukpol
Today's #TuneOfTheDay goes out to the "Labour" party.
Billy Bragg - Which Side Are You On?
#UKPolitics #ThisIsNotDemocracy #MetPolice #SupportTheSrikes #JoinAUnion #RightToProtest #Republic #Coronation #AbolishTheMonarchy #NotMyKing #RedTories
Jesus - Fabbers is out of his box again.
"Michael Fabricant (Con) says he is getting “pretty fed up of the police apologising all the time”. He says the police said they would deal robustly with protesters, and then did just that."
#Fabricunt #UKPolitics #MetPolice #Coronation #RightToProtest #AbolishTheMonarchy #FuckTheTories
“The Royal #Coronation was basically grown-ups cosplaying as chess pieces.”
The #Republic arrests, next stage:
Monday (last) night a Chief Inspector from the Met & 2 other officers visited Graham Smith, who was arrested but not charged during the #Coronation, to 'apologise' for the six arrests of Republic/Anti-monarchy demonstrators.
Smith: 'I said, for the record, I won’t accept the apology. We have a lot of questions to answer & we will be taking action'!
The Met have also now acknowledged Republic had been working with them so the protests could go ahead.
Should clarify, this was a street party for the coronation rather than a party celebrating Coronation Street.
An unexpected series of events culminated in me calling a round of bingo at a coronation street party this afternoon. Turns out "lucky for some, 69" is a touch risqué for rural Leicestershire.
My brain keeps conflating "coronation" with "coronary", but considering both involve an unhealthy buildup of gunk in the heart of a body, the association does not seem entirely inapt. #coronation
So, after some reflection my view on the whole #coronation thing after yesterday is that it is time for the monarchy to change or die. People need to be convinced of the value of the exercise rather than just be expected to accept an eternal monarchy which officially rules the country by divine right. That "D.G." on the coins doesn't mean "Director General" (I think that in the case of Andrew it means "Dirty Genitals", but let's not go there).
The whole anachronistic thing with dozens of dress-up costumes which haven’t changed in a century or more despite having previously changed regularly in response to fashion is just weird, and in the era of HDTV it just looks like stuff from a rep theatre’s wardrobe that's had a dry-clean and a darning. That’s the reason Penny Mordaunt stuck out so much - she’d actually stuck her neck out and insisted on a modern look rather than buckled britches and stockings. These things always *used* to change, and just think how different it would have looked if young British designers had been allowed to have a go. You can't modernise when the king is getting crowned in his grandfather's jacket, which in turn looked like it did because that was what *his* grandfather's jacket had looked like. And for the younger generation, nothing said "business as usual" quite like Kate's outfit.
The striking lack of humility in the proceedings as a whole (with the exception of a bit of a tip of the hat to God as possibly outranking them) is just in poor taste in 2023. Seeing the Speaker of the House of Commons - the most obvious governmental link between the people and the Crown - show up in buckled britches with a frickin' TRAIN that required someone to hold it was as big a reminder of the "know your place" mentality as you'll ever see.
The Royals either need to modernise in the same way the other European royals did or leave and live off their immense personal wealth. But abolishing the monarchy right away and now also terrifies me as the current political system is just not mature enough to ensure that if given the chance to elect a head of state people won’t pick some dickhead like Nigel Farage or whichever minor reality TV star gets the most phone-in votes. There needs to be a lengthy political process of electoral reform and an end to the democratic deficit of FPTP combined with a simple Commons majority effectively granting governance without accountability before the country is ready to have conversations about exactly which person acts as the mostly-figurehead head of state.
Worse, the demands would almost certainly be for an executive-heavy presidency rather than the adult supervision model because everything has to be just like America - generally a bad idea in the 21st century. Macron only has as much power as he does because De Gaulle wanted that power for himself, not because the people granted it to him. Elsewhere in Europe, presidents as head of state have strictly limited and codified roles and powers while also being able to act as a safety valve if the government goes nuts. The UK doesn't have that safety valve function, which is why the current system is so damn dangerous and open to abuse.
Ultimately, though -- it’s all in the hands of the government of the day. If Rishi Sunak wanted to change the way the royal family operates (autocorrect originally had that as “opiates”) he could do so simply by changing the government’s standing “advice” and legislating where necessary but of course he won’t. When it comes down to brass tacks the monarchy is at the mercy of Parliament, because that's how the constitutional settlement works. When the government says jump, the Palace says "how high?". If the royals were told they had to start living entirely off their private estates or stop being royal, they'd choose the private estates in a shot. But this never happens because the ability of British society to circle the wagons when anyone suggests keeping the Royals in check is almost unparalleled.
Few populations have the levers to change their government wholesale so easily accessible - it's just a Commons majority away! - but even fewer populations think that the idea of even *touching* the levers is heresy.
Extract from an email sent by Graham Smith of Republic:
"Our arrests have been covered around the world and by all UK media outlets. It has been noted by a lot of observers that Charles has remained silent and has not made any effort to defend our values and liberties.
Being #British is standing in the wet to see a rich man go past in a golden carriage then leaving all your trash there for the Londoners you slag off for being unwelcoming to clean up.
Here's some advice lads, don't come back to our City until you've learned some fucking manners. 😡
Graham Smith and the other #Coronation protestors from Republic should never have been arrested.
The #PublicOrderAct is an assault on democracy.
Our statement here:
Some rather more truthful - and much funnier - commentary from yesterday's absurd events.
Vid credit: Moog #Coronation
Royalists. Who turned out in their thousands to watch the king get coronated (is that a word?) .
Who love their king and country.
But not enough to clean up after themselves.
As an anthropologist, for me one intriguing aspect of the #coronation was that, of course, #Charles3 studied #Anthropology himself. The first time perhaps that an anthropologist designed and was the central figure in a power ritual all about himself!
Ring, globe, golden cloak and all 😊#EmperorsNewClothes
i've been trying to understand the american (media's) obsession with the british royal family.
i haven't found my answer but as i poke about, i at least came across this interesting rationale for the royals' existence.
Congratulations to all the musicians involved in today's #Coronation, from choirs to orchestras, trumpeters to solo singers. What an extraordinary event
The magnificent Ascension Choir performs Debbie Wiseman's "Alleluia" - utterly joyful #Coronation https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1654797475192946689
The choirs today include the Choir of Westminster Abbey, the Choir of His Majesty’s Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, choristers from Truro Cathedral Choir, choristers from the Chapel Choir of Methodist College Belfast, the Monteverdi Choir and the Ascension Choir #Coronation https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1654797402514112515