A Royal Salute to the Commonwealth

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A royal salute to the Commonwealth
Peter Oborne

Peter Oborne is British journalist and a political commentator, who also is known for his hard-hitting comments on the hypocrisy of the politicians of today. He has written the article “A royal salute to the Commonwealth” written in 2011. In the article, he expresses his opinion about the Commonwealth.
The article is a debate about the Commonwealth, and whether it should be brought to an end or not.
In the text, Peter Oborne is praising the Commonwealth, which is an organization that promotes internationality and independence rather than superiority of one dominating country. The praising of the Commonwealth makes it clear to the reader how Peter Oborne feels about this certain topic.
Peter Oborne starts by presenting his opinion about the Duke and Duchess' visit to Canada. Already here we know about his view on the Commonwealth and that he thinks Canada is a “fellow country”- he says, "It is like visiting family rather than some foreign country”. This is said to promote the Commonwealth, and to emphasize that every country in the Commonwealth is considered as family. He also uses positive connotations when he describes the Commonwealth “…Such is the invisible strength of the Commonwealth, the association of independent countries”. The use of the positive connotations shows the reader Peter Obone’s view on the Commonwealth.
After the introducing and praising of the Commonwealth, Peter starts talking about how some politicians think about the Commonwealth as a “meaningless relic of our imperial past” and how the Commonwealth has been underestimated for its possibilities “For many years it has been automatic in progressive circles to sneer at the Commonwealth”. He also mentions the New Labor, which seems to be a rival of the Commonwealth “the Commonwealth never fitted into the New Labor’s relentless…...

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