Royal wedding nonsense

Saturday, according to the British media, is supposed to be a happy day, designed to bring our heavily-divided nation together, and to divert our public attention, briefly anyway, from our entrenched and deep rooted social problems.

Our politicians still don’t have a strategy on leaving the European Union.

Increasing levels of crime, homeless, and austerity (10 years and counting).

The economy is declining, leading to job losses.

The ongoing threat of more terror attacks.

Repeated public hostility towards foreigners, particularly refugees, non-whites and EU nationals.

Our health services are routinely failing to care for those who need help.

Yet we are expected to be both grateful and happy that Prince Harry, youngest son of Prince Charles, is marrying American actress Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle. Unfortunately for them, and the rest of the Royal family, there are plenty of people across the nation who will definitely not be happy with the coming union.