Patrick Christys: The Queen is the very best of us and I would like to hear more of her views

The Queen has faced criticism for her comments on Cop26, saying she has expressed an opinion

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How lucky are we to have the Queen? She’s the longest serving monarch in British history and she’s never really put a foot wrong.

She epitomises dignity, stoicism, class, leadership, and much, much more. We simply could never have hoped for a better representative.

When we send in the Queen, everyone else might as well just pack up and go home because she’s the best of the best. Some people are criticising the Queen for her comments on Cop26, saying she’s expressed an opinion. How dare she.

Firstly, she wasn’t trying to make these remarks publicly, she was caught on a hot mic, which is something I can relate to.

In case you missed it, she said: ‘“Extraordinary isn’t it. I’ve been hearing all about Cop... still don’t know who is coming. No idea.

“We only know about people who are not coming... It’s really irritating when they talk, but they don’t do.”

Alright, maybe the Queen is pushing a little bit of climate alarmism, but she’s hardly getting on a soapbox and relentlessly calling for net zero. She’s not exactly an elderly Greta Thunberg.

She’s essentially calling out what we all already know. That these mass gatherings of world leaders to sort out things like climate change are absolutely pointless. China won’t turn up, why would they? Xi XinPing is hardly going to prostrate himself at the altar of Net Zero.

He doesn’t need to, because all of our eco warriors give China a free pass. They have a strange blind spot when it comes to China.

China’s emissions exceed all other developed nations combined. China emitted 27% of the world's greenhouse gases in 2019. Why don’t this lot go and protest over there? Oh yeah, because they’d probably be sent to a labour camp.

Apart from the human rights abuses, they wouldn’t want that anyway because they’d then have to do a day’s work. It amazes me that a lot of these eco warriors take the attitude they do – many of them say we had our industrial revolution and that allowed us to develop and become the nation we are today and China should be allowed to do the same. China is one of the world’s four ancient civilisations, how much longer do we have to give them?

The reality is that these eco warriors don’t have a pop at China because they all like Communism. But, getting back to the Queen, I would actually like to hear more from her! I understand the idea that she should be impartial, etc.

Actually the Queen is this country’s greatest living resource. The wisdom of this remarkable lady, she’s served during the war, she’s seen it all come and go, countless Prime Ministers, US Presidents, countries come in and out of existence. She’s the very best of us and I for one would like to hear more of her views.