There’s a lot of things I dislike about the monarchy, but on the whole they are balanced out by a general feeling that they are good for tourism and they give the papers something to write about.
This time, however, they’ve gone too far. According to The Telegraph, the queen is going to knight Bill Gates. What’s all the more amazing is that the fluffy article palms off any negative attitudes to Sir Bill as “hatred among his competitors”. Excuse me? This is the head of a company that has been convicted of acting illegally, a company that is continually being investigated for misbehaving and that has a track record of going too far to ensure their dominance in an industry they have single-handedly set back a good 5-10 years. I think a little less pro-Bill-bias is called for.