This is the issue, not the wonderfulness or otherwise of that old bloke. The nation is being drenched in non-stop mourning and fawning. It serves a purpose. That should be the issue of the day.
Galloway is using his patriotism as a stick to beat some straw men whom he calls The Left. It is true that LP is full of people off influence who regard working class Leavers with disdain: benighted peasants who would somehow mysteriously cease to be benighted peasants if only there were a second referendum. Those people, imo, lost Labour the election. The are responsible for the dire polling
There is another group, a minuscule fringe of ultra left hooligans, one of whom expressed his republicanism by tweeting that Philiip should die in Pain. Galloway's twitter followers have made meals of that
I suspect that Galloway is currently lenient toward the ornamental Crown because it helps to unite the two kingdoms. I myself will not be sorry if the Scots choose stay in the UK, tho its not really my business. I wd not be sorry either if the ornamental Crown tends to separate Canada from Yankee barbarism.
But no socialist can fail to be outraged by the current "tidal wave of guff" to borrow a phrase GG once used, serving to reinforce hereditary monarchy and to promote contentment with the status quo.
ITV lost two of its three million viewers last Friday. Channel Four was the only channel to increase its viewing - because I was the only one not to change its evening schedule. I hear that R4extra is back on air. Other escape routes from Philolatry may may exist.