While the vast majority of Britain mourns the loss of Queen Elizabeth II, far-left academics in the U.S. took a different approach: They raced to Twitter to criticize the Queen, the British monarchy, and how both allegedly are symbols of white colonialism. Well British political commentator Sophie Corcoran has a message for those ‘uneducated’ Americans: DO YOUR RESEARCH! She joins Glenn to explain why the critiques against Queen Elizabeth are wrong. Plus, Corcoran explains why this loss — in the midst of a terrifying energy crisis throughout Europe — feels like it came at the worst time for the United Kingdom.
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GLENN: The scene in England is quite amazing. I think probably the most consistent and one of the more important, not political figures, but cultural figures of the 20th century, has been Queen Elizabeth. She's been remarkable, for what was it? Seven years? I mean, just remarkable.
And I have no idea what the future holds for the monarchy and Americans can like it or not care. But -- and England, imagine if this person, you know, like how you feel about Ronald Reagan, had been in your life, your whole life. And passed away. That's why the line to go by her casket is now 5 miles long. Fourteen hours. And you're not stopping at the casket. You're just walking by it, to pay your respects. It's a remarkable time in history. Some people have been mocking. The left has been mocking and talking about this white colonialist. And I saw a tweet earlier this week from Sophie Corcoran.
And she wrote, dear Americans who mock us for mourning our beloved queen, she dedicated her entire life to her duty and our country, even just two days before her death. You mourn the man who pointed a gun at a pregnant woman, by burning cities to the ground. We're not the same. I wanted to get Sophie down from England now.
Hi, Sophie, how are you?
SOPHIE: Hi, I'm good. How are you?
GLENN: I'm very good. You are a British University student, and conservative political broadcaster. How old are you?
SOPHIE: Just turned 20.
GLENN: You just turned 20?
GLENN: And how long have you been doing this?
SOPHIE: My first ever appearance was a year ago, a couple weeks ago.
GLENN: And what -- tell me about what's happening over there, and what Americans are missing, about the Queen.
SOPHIE: Well, you see, we are well into our mourning period now.
On Monday, the funeral will take place. The body has been lying in state for a couple of days now. And we can -- as you mentioned before, to about 14 hours long. We've even got celebrities. Like David Beckham queued up, I think it took him 12 hours to see the body.
SOPHIE: Our entire nation is in mourning. And obviously the funeral is probably going to be the biggest funeral the world has ever seen. It's supposed to be one of the most watched, televised ever, which is a testament to how influent our monarchy is. We walked her 14 hours just to see the casket. That's how important she is to people here.
I think it is after the day of her death, because we see American academics -- Uju Anya is probably the most prominent one that people saw. You know, mocking the British people for mourning our queen, and talking about colonialism and stuff like that. Well, they just need to look at themselves.
GLENN: Yeah. Yeah.
SOPHIE: Somebody -- we've never seen anyone that's died before they were 70. She served in World War II. Fifteen prime ministers. You know, it's ridiculous. Her first prime minister was Winston Churchill, and he was 101 years before our current prime minister. He was born an entire century before our current prime minister. And she saw them both.
GLENN: It's -- it's truly amazing. Just truly amazing. The -- the history that she has watched over. And her restraint. I mean, there's not a lot of love for most of the royals. Even over there. And, you know, king Charles, I wish him the best. Because I don't -- I think the monarchy, especially at this point, is a stabilizing. And I don't like -- I don't want any more destabilization. But I cannot see him as the guy who replaces her, he's very opinionated.
And not a real likable guy. How is he doing so far, according to the British?
SOPHIE: Well, I think the British at the moment, has quite a lot of plans -- I think a lot of the British people know that from a personal perspective.
A lot of us, including myself were concerned about Charles. Because he thinks of climate change. Stuff like that. But he has pledged he would be stepping back from all of his politicized the engagement and we have to give him a chance. But, again, he's almost -- King William is where it's --
GLENN: How are things, because Europe and England going through massive energy problems, and you're expecting to get a lot of your energy from France going into this winter, and that's not going to happen. The bank of England is talking about printing more currency to bail things out. How would you describe the stability of your part of the world at this point.
SOPHIE: Obviously, we're going through a real difficult time. Thinking about the Queen dying, it's actually really bad. Because historically, you know, throughout -- the queen -- the World Wars. She served in it.
Covid. Massive times have changed. There was troubles with the UK. There was one thing that was always constant. And it was the one thing that people looked to. And we don't have that anymore. It was quite interesting. Because we've got -- within the space of a week, we've had one of the biggest energy price rises. We're seeing, to 80 percent increase in energy bills.
GLENN: 80 percent.
SOPHIE: People can't just find 80 percent of money. It's the amount of things that you can be cutting back. No matter how much people can cut back, they can't afford that. No one can. We've got that. And then we have the new prime minister come in, and we've been two days, the new prime minister, being torn in. On our monarch's side. And we have the monarchs.
So it's been absolutely crazy. I think, Americans, they keep -- a lot of these people they are uneducated. They want to talk about colonialism. Well, if you did the research in Ukraine, you would actually figure out that she oversaw almost the entirety of de-colonialization. So do some research.
Some of them are talking about reparations. I think the idea of reparations is frankly stupid, because nobody in Britain, that reparation is going to come from the taxpayers. None of us were alive in Britain, as taxpayers -- none of those people, that are asking for reparations were slaves. So you're just paying money to the people who have never been slaves is frankly stupid.
If you live in the United States, if your life sucks, it's because of you. It's not because of the British.
GLENN: You tweeted something the other day, the Dutch agricultural minister has resigned.
Macron lost his parliament. Sweden's PM is gone. Jacinda Ardern is set to get battered in the next election. The fight back against globalism is well and truly on. It's interesting to me, that in each country, the politicians have made this look like it's a -- you know, a political battle. When it's really about a battle of the people, against the elites. Would you agree with that?
yeah. So I actually have -- was fortunate enough to go to Davos. March/April time, whatever it was. I actually -- I've been, you know, a young student. I was in my first year of university. I'm going into my second.
Ever since covid, I'm a normal working class girl, defending everybody else. You know, the entire place is fake. They made entire fake videos. Everything. We're in this bubble. They did it deliberately to try and cut it off. The republic. And I think people have had enough. And it's very clear that people have had enough. It almost goes against the grain. It literally is as well. That's a guarantee. People have had enough of, you know, the elites dictating -- a lot of it is hypocrisy. So if you look at the problems in Britain now. The reason why we're in the situation we're in, is because of this green agenda they're pushing.
And all it's doing is making rich businesses, richer, and normal people, a lot poorer.
SOPHIE: And, you know, the people who are struggling, a lot of students. Students that are from university. Have come back home. Because they just couldn't afford to live there. None of the people can afford it. The unemployment -- because businesses can't afford to pay for more stuff.
They were cheering on Greta Thunberg, like she actually gives a crap about the situation that they're in. The people, like Greta Thunberg, they don't care about normal -- normal people. They're not ever going to struggle to pay their bills. They're not ever going to -- you know, they get to drive. They get to fly around the world. They get to do what they want. It's people like you and me, they can't do it.
GLENN: Sophie, thank you so much for talking to us.
And honestly, millions of us, have been thinking and praying for all of you, in England. This has got to be a huge body blow to you. Expected. But still, a huge body blow. And we wish you the best.
SOPHIE: Thank you.
GLENN: You can follow her on Twitter. She's Sophie Corcoran, and perhaps a voice we will be hearing more of from Great Britain.
I think it's -- I find it interesting, that she says the -- that people are waking up.
And it really isn't the left or the right. This is a movement between people. And out of control governments.
That think they never better than you.
That's why liberals that are coming to the party now, and starting to go, wait a minute. Wait a minute.
It's not that they've changing and become conservative. They're just the old style liberal. They're the ones who, you know, we always little liberals were.
That we might disagree on taxes and spending and everything else.
However, they do believe in the Constitution. They do believe in the Bill of Rights. They do believe in, you know, regular Americans. Because they're a regular American.
Those are the kind of people, that are starting to wake up now.
And we have to embrace them, and come together.
Because this is the key to coming together.
We don't need to win. Our side shouldn't be looking to win. We should be willing -- we should be looking to reconcile our country, with the truth.
And those liberals who are now waking up, they still hold many of their beliefs in higher taxes or -- or, you know, more welfare. Whatever it is.
They still holds those beliefs. But they have the core belief, as you do, in our Bill of Rights.
And that's how we heal and reconcile this country, with the truth.