MtheGM; irrespective of left or right, your name calling of Fred was unpleasant and uncalled for. I haven't seen any semblance of an argument from you in support of your view that no-one should consider the Royal Wedding a vomit-inducing waste of time and money, beyond fatuous statements that ordinary people will like to watch it. I'm an ordinary person, from a long line of ordinary people. Some of us will watch it, and others won't. I won't, and I find your arrogant assumption that you understand the views of all us 'ordinary people' patronising in the extreme. You are fully entitled to your view, and so is Fred. I suggest you accept that, and stop the personal abuse. If you want to win an argument, name calling is generally only effective in the school playground; in adult discourse it tends to indicate an inability to assemble a decent case for your point of view. I think you owe Fred, and the list, an apology.