An unsavoury sleazebag airs his views
The headline was all that a connoisseur of Sun dishonesty could wish for: “LABOUR HYPOCRITE … Leftie who hates the Royals WILL kiss Queen’s hand to grab £6.2m … COURT JEZTER” (geddit?!?). It was bold, it was brash, it was in your face, and any editor will the odd ounce of journalistic principle should have ensured that it was also in the bin. And soon enough it was unravelling with embarrassing swiftness.
“Insiders say the installation ceremony involves kneeling on a cushion and then brushing the lips against the hand of the monarch while swearing to be a ‘true and faithful Servant’”. Insiders my arse. Cole got that out of a book on Royal protocol. Can it get any worse? You betcha, says Sarah: “This stunning act of loyalty exposes the hypocrisy of the life-long campaigner for Britain to abolish the Royal Family”.