In just over a week, TfL's commemorative 'Wills and Kate' Oyster cards will go on sale. At £5 a pop, with a minimum £5 top-up, TfL hopes to make at least £3.75 million out of suckers for the Royal Wedding.
As if it wasn't bad enough that every newspaper you open is plastered with images of the grimacing couple! In times of austerity, where we're trapped in a management regime of fear with no future, are we supposed to find the opulence of their hereditary privilege some kind of comfort?
And now TfL are going to make us sell the things! Maybe the unions should demand sick buckets be available in every ticket office. Or even better, we could refuse to handle them on the grounds that they offend our political beliefs. If we happen to believe in democracy, in equality, in working class people having a say in our society, then the monarchy's inherited power and privilege insults just about everything we believe in.
Not even the extra Bank Holiday, which LU have agreed to honour, should foster any forgiveness with this rotten institution.