M’membe plagiarises Queen Elizabeth speech and calls it editorial

Dear Editor,
It was just a few months ago when the Watchdog published a case of plagiarism by the Post Editorial comments on the removal of subsidies. You may  be interested to know that the Post Sunday 7 July 2013 editorial comments titled “If criticism of the Judiciary is valid, it must be made”  they uplifted  the following words in their column  ( paragraphs 1 and 2 of the Post Sunday Editorial comment ) without acknowledgment to Queen Elizabeth II Speech titled ‘Annus Horribilis’ at the TheGuildhall, London 24 November 1992 were she uttered the following words.
“No section of the community has all the virtues, neither does any have all the vices. I am quite sure that most people try to do their jobs as best they can, even if the result is not always entirely successful. He who has never failed to reach perfection has a right to be the harshest critic.
There can be no doubt, of course, that criticism is good for people and institutions that are part of public life. No institution – City, Monarchy, whatever – should expect to be free from the scrutiny of those who give it their loyalty and support, not to mention those who don’t.
But we are all part of the same fabric of our national society and that scrutiny, by one part of another, can be just as effective if it is made with a touch of gentleness, good humor and understanding”.

You can find this speech on the official website of the British Monarchy, “ANNUS HORRIBILISSPEECH NOVEMBER 1992”


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