Tanya Gold's take on the royal family's ability to project an impression of thrift while spending vast sums of public money is, in my humble republican opinion, the most entertaining published response to the appeal court's ruling that Prince Charles's correspondence with Tony Blair's cabinet should be published. The Guardian's leader on the topic of the so-called 'black spider' memos is also a stimulating read. I suspect the attorney general has a real fight on his hands. His argument appears to be that we must not know what Prince Charles's most passionate political opinions are because he is not supposed to have political opinions, and that his correspondence must therefore be suppressed because it might compromise the public's impression of his political neutrality. Convoluted or simply deluded? You choose.
Sincere apologies to all first years. I've made a mistake with your portfolio deadline - it should have been next Monday (May 21st) at 5pm rather than today. So you have another week to file.
Entirely my fault. I mixed up 1st and 2nd year deadlines.
If you've already filed, and wish to update your pieces, then you can do so by scrolling down to 'My Unpublished Work' at the bottom left-hand column of the web site when you're logged in.
And of course, Richard and I are still happy to discuss individual submissions.