Friday 6 May 2016

Taking back the USA is out of the question - they made their bed from 1776 to 1783, now they must lie in it


For some time now, Buckingham Palace has been getting letters from Americans begging the Queen to take the US back and end the Trump-Clinton pantomime. Here's the reply received by one of them.

What a pity that President Obama does not adopt the same policy of non-interferemce in the British state, rather than trying to persuade us to vote in the forthcoming referendum to stay in the European Union. 

My first job was in the House of Lords answering letters received by the Lord Chancellor and I am sure that the Deputy Correspondence Coordinator wrote that reply with a smile.


  1. And the comfiest bed it could possibly be. I have great amounts of pity for those unhappy American souls who clamor for our reincorporation to the Crown. In the words of John Warren, "Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah! For free Americ-A!"

  2. Classic. The British reply to all letters.
    During my first year, whenever a Premiership team fired their manager a university friend would send a letter to the club asking for the position. By the time we graduated he had about twenty reply letters pinned on his wall.
    @ Don Basilio in Bucharest

  3. The UK exiting the EU is not just a British issue, but a global one. It also involves one of the US's closest allies. Mr Obama is well within his rights to comment on it.