Part of the Queen’s birthday message today –
“Put to the test, the United Kingdom has been resolute in the face of adversity.
United in our sadness, we are equally determined, without fear or favour, to support all those rebuilding lives so horribly affected by injury and loss.”
Without otherwise diminishing in any way the recent tragic “injury and loss” to which she refers, any loss also includes – as well as being concomitant with – the attrition of Brexit.
The pervading sombre mood of which she speaks.
Also the retrospective symbol of inappropriate ‘cladding’ between classes and cultures?