I'm not a royalist and I appreciate he leaves a wife, children and grandchildren behind, let them grieve for their loss, and let those that share that grief grieve too if they wish. But come on, 10's of millions of us here in the UK and billions worldwide couldn't care less, let us carry on with our lives without being waterboarded with this national mourning bullshit.
The BBC say they like to be representative, we've all seen over recent years them provide a platform to all manner of vile shits in the interest of balance. The BBC recently announced it was moving many of its jobs out of London in a bid to be less London centric and more representative of the UK as whole, and here they are a literally a week or so later hamming the fuck out of the performance, with cringeworthy levels of faux Phil grief.
From what I gather BBC and ITV experienced a massive drop in viewers when they cancelled their regular programmes and carpet bombed their channels with Operation 'wasn't he great'. Exact
figures do not yet seem available but I look forward to concrete proof millions more tuned into non-Phil focused Gogglebox (that will feature next week of course) and to Netflix and other
The BBC had to set up a dedicated line for complaints after being inundated following the move. The BBC then refuse to give details of the numbers of complaints, and have now taken down the dedicated complaint form, trying to stifle further negative comment and continuing to mislead the UK and the world as to the true extent of the outpouring of grief. A week of national mourning? On the week pub gardens open for the first time in over a year, I think not.
With complaint numbers too numerous or 'shameful' for the BBC to admit to, for people to be compelled to not just turn over, but to write or email, this has obviously boiled a lot of piss.
As Phil himself was known for taking the piss and struggling to hold his own, I'm sure he would see the funny side. There's your proper national representation BBC you twats, hows about you
fucking report it? And they wonder why increasing numbers of people have lost respect for the BBC and its reporting, they're reading the room about as well as the Police responded to BLM
or the recent Clapham Common protests, so it should come as no surprise when millions and millions of us come forth to say, fuck that, fuck you and fuck off.
Imagine Barry Took on Points of View in 2021, "while many across the nation mourn the loss of Prince Philip, Mr Eric Smith from Macclesfield and 20 million other people wrote in to say they thought he was a bit of a dick and was no real loss, and definitely not worth re-scheduling Eastenders, Gardeners World and Masterchef for". Quite right Eric.
Lets have it right, I'm in my late 40's and all my adult life Phil has been regarded as a bit of a joke and a national embarrassment. He is the racist elderly relative that stupidly seems to be given a pass for his views because he is of his time. Extra efforts seem to be made in recent decades to keep him away from microphones and opportunities to open his mouth for fear of what unchallenged horsehit is going to fall out of it. Witness the butterfly effect in action, Phil opens his trap, and his wife and the entire nation do synchronized eye rolls in such numbers it has a gravitational effect large enough to cause a metre high wave up every river in Britain. He appears to have managed to stay out of touch with reality and unchallenged in his views for nearly 100 fucking years, I don't see that as something to be applauded or celebrated. Eddie Izzard had it about right from this sketch from about 25 years ago that still rings true. Arise Sir Eddie :)
Could he be any more of a poster child for white privilege? Lived almost 100 years in unimaginable luxury, and while a patron and he has his name attached to many charities and the like, I don't think has he ever done what your average person would consider a genuine days work in his entire life. He's had access to the best health care and managed to dodge a global pandemic threatening the elderly and lived to 99. Congratulations, by all means give him another epaulette and some extra parps on some pointless ceremonial trumpet this weekend but can we stop pretending like we all give a shit.
Your A.N.Other, London.