If Kate managed to silence her critics, so can Meghan | Clive Smith

Meghan Markle still thinks the world is against her. The race card is still being bandied about. She seems to think she’s the only princess hounded by the media.

Thursday, 30th January 2020, 12:48 pm
Updated Monday, 3rd February 2020, 4:44 pm
WINNER: The Duchess of Cambridge has won over her critics. Picture: PA

Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, was taken apart for her looks and being a ‘homewrecker’; Fergie, the Duchess of York, was slagged off for everything and even dubbed ‘the Duchess of Pork’ after putting on weight. Guess what? They’re both white.

Kate had years of stick. For being a ‘commoner’ and lazy – ‘waity Katie’ they called her.

No-one mentioned racism. She had something about her. She cracked on with it and won people around. She didn’t run off to the other side of the Atlantic when it got tough.

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Will these Brexit Remoaners ever stop their squinnying?

So, we have ‘left’ the EU. Yet still there are plenty on the Remain side of the vote – to term a nice Portsmouth word for it – squinnying.

This time they have been triggered by news that there are going to be 10 million Brexit 50p pieces minted to ‘celebrate’ the occasion; those who have said they will throw them down the drain and, by far the classiest touch of them all – on Holocaust Memorial Day of all days – someone announced he

would be taking a permanent marker and drawing swastikas on them. Just so people know we are turning into Nazi Germany. What a deranged moron.

Remoaners will go down in history as the biggest bunch of cry-babies ever.

There’s no place for bigoted views in 2020

Ann Francke, the head of the Chartered Management Institute obviously feels she hasn’t had her 15 minutes of fame.

She’s come out with some ludicrous guff that businesses should crack down on workplace ‘sports banter’ because it excludes women and can lead to more ‘laddish behaviour’.

She also feels a lot of women in particular can feel left out. What she really means here is that she feels left out because everyone who works with her knows what a bore she is and will swerve any kind of ‘banter’ with her.

So she’s jumped on the PC bandwagon to find some equally boring people who may share the same views.

She branded sports banter a ‘gateway to more laddish behaviour… and if left unchecked… it was very easy for it to escalate from VAR talk and chat to slapping each other on the back and talking about their conquests at the weekend’.

Conquests at the weekend! I work in an office of mainly women and I can tell you they are doing just fine in that department.

She’s assuming women don’t participate in or enjoy watching sport. How sexist! It’s 2020 Ann, I thought we’d moved on from those bigoted views. Anyway, if she doesn’t like the conversation the men in the office are having why doesn’t she make everyone a cup of tea?

And what about women gossiping? Talking about periods and diets, TV Soaps, cats, dogs, rabbits, make-up, hair, current and ex-boyfriends...

I hear this daily and I can’t say I’ve ever felt left out or wished this girly behaviour would stop. I carry on filing my nails. And what the hell would girly behaviour be anyway? I expect it’s not a great deal different to the men.

And what ‘laddish’ behaviour is Ann Francke expecting in the office? Is someone going to line up double espresso shots in the canteen first thing on a Monday morning while everyone else is screaming ‘down it down it’ as Dave from accounts sinks a pint of builders’ tea! Meanwhile Steve from facilities management is banging out a mad techno beat on the water cooler!​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​