With the coronation, colonialism is coming home to roost | Al Jazeera

“As Labour MP Clive Lewis, one of very few politicians to risk voicing criticism of the coronation, has noted in a recent video, far from being the social glue that it’s touted to be, monarchy is the ‘gilded veneer that makes grotesque inequalities of wealth and power seem normal’. Behind the encrusted gowns and feathered helmets lies a perfectly modern set of disparities presided over by a billionaire king and his ‘firm’.”