Monday 19 September 2022

Dignified, Efficient

 Strange times. Watching the Queen's state funeral, it seems clear that the Dignified elements of our constitution (in Bagehot's terms) are now the only properly Efficient ones, while the supposedly Efficient have only a threadbare and undeserved dignity. Which is perhaps only to say that, while all else might be in the process of falling apart and while little works as it's supposed to do, we still 'do this kind of thing very well'. Very well indeed.

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