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Christmas message from the Queen

This Magazine Staff

I trust everyone put down the turkey or stopped messing with their new iPod today to listen to Lizzie give her annual message to the Commonwealth.
Well, it sounded ok on the people’s radio today, and the Guardian called it “a dramatic plea for religious tolerance”. But give it a read — it is more like a desperate plea for a new speechwriter. Check out in particular the ridiculous invented anecdote about some supposed visitor to London who marvelled at the diversity while riding the tube.
Maybe it reads better in the German.

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