Rex Murphy: The speech that changed nothing


Was this week’s most heralded speech from the throne a success? Well, as I see it, if clichés, bad grammar, vapid assertions and a grade school level of eloquence can lift a nation’s spirits, the throne speech was the elevator we were all waiting for. By any other measure, it was a maudlin bore, of a banality so painful it may have induced shock in the few who willingly endured the whole of it.

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