So, we have another royal baby.
Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor was born earlier this week. Harry and Meghan are happy, The Queen is happy, and most of the immediate family is happy.
But should the people of Britain be happy?
Over the next few days, we will have endless media coverage of the baby in the hope that the British people can be diverted from the continued open political and social fallout over brexit, and the fact that our parliamentarians continue to have their noses in the trough. On top of that, the UK may have to take part in the elections to the European Parliament, even though we voted by a narrow margin to leave the European Union in 2016. Surely it is now time for the people to start genuinely clearing the swamp.
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.