British Council boss attacks Prince George in online rant

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A SENIOR manager at the British Council, an organisation charged with promoting British interests abroad, has landed herself in hot water after launching a strangely personal attack on three-year-old Prince George.

Angela Gibbins, a 52-year-old head of global estates who oversees hundreds of properties and dozens of staff, described the young son of Prince William and his wife Kate as a “rich, royal”, example of “white privilege” who lives “off public money”, after suggesting that he already looks like a “f*****g” “d*****d”.

“White privilege. That cheeky grin is the innate knowledge he’s royal, rich, advantages and will never know ANY difficulties or hardships in life” she wrote, adding “Let’s find photos of 3yo Syrian refugee children and see if they look alike, eh?”

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When confronted online about her remarks, Gibbins is said to have replied: “I’m sound in my socialist, atheist and republican opinions.”

“I don’t believethe royal family have any place in a modern democracy, least of all when they live on public money. That’s privilege and it needs to end.”

There is a growing republican movement in the UK as the royal family becomes increasingly distant from the public eye, considered an atavistic embarrassment and throwback to a more deferent age.

The royals have also come under fire for their vast property and real estate empires, favourably secured through public financing, as well as nepotistic connections to arms dealers, totalitarian states and the highest levels of government, business and media.

It was recently revealed that politicians routinely exploit an obsession among certain swivel-eyed sections of the public with the royals in order to cover up hard news stories with a barrage of pantomimed family photos and banal stories on their achingly dull adventures.  

The irony of course is that Gibbins reportedly earns £80,000 a year from an organisation funded by the taxpayer, and fronted by the Queen, which has been widely condemned for its lavish financing of in-house staff perks and benefits.

She commands none of the public empathy afforded to William and his wife, nor toddlers in general, and appears to have shot herself in the foot with an immature attack of almost fantastical hypocrisy given her own high degree of “white privilege”.

A spokeswoman for the British Council said: “This comment was made on a private social media account.

“It has absolutely no connection to the British Council and does not represent the views of the British Council.

“That said, we expect the highest standards of our staff and we will be investigating the matter further.”

Which, in common parlance, means she’s finished. 

4 COMMENTS

  1. Very well put Matthew.

    I hope this will serve as a warning to all those who stir up online hatred. It seems clear that it is a growing problem. I only need to cast my mind back a few years to realise that there was much less of it then than there is now.

    To attack a defenceless 3 year old child in such an abusive manner is shameful  beyond description. The perpetrator deserves to be sacked.

    Having an opinion about something is fine. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Expressing it in public though, using such foul language or abusive methods should incur greater punishment than is currently available.

  2. She should be sacked immediately. This sort of outrage should not be condoned. She is obviously bitter about something in her life and decided to take it out on Prince George and the Royal Family.
    She has no place in this society and if it were up to me she would be kicked out of the country.
    The Royals bring in billions to this country just through tourism alone and they do not live off the taxpayer at all.
    They have their own productive estates and make most of the money themselves, although like all the M.P’s they do get some money from the government which is worth it for all the good they do.
    Places like Buckingham Palace, Windsor and Balmoral all belong to the state and are the official residences of the Royals.
    So people should stop whinging about the Royals and appreciate them for the good they do for this country.

  3. Dismissed without notice. This is unacceptable form someone earning £85,000 from the British Taxpayer in an organisation funded by British Taxpayers which has repeatedly been the subject of criticism by the Parliamentary Oversight Committee.

  4. I agree with everything Roy Peters says
    Good on you
    Whilst I am not a royalist I do not see the point of slagging off a three year old
    She deserves not only the sack but kicking out of the country
    kay

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