Remploy workers rallied with heads held high in Cardiff on Friday in a public event that is far closer to people's current concerns across Britain than the one the Establishment and its media flunkies will hype up this weekend around royal limpet Ms Windsor.
Once again our feudal throwback Elizabeth Windsor tottered into the guilded surrounds of the Lords to reveal to us mere mortals what the latter-day Marie Antionettes of the ruling Con-Dem regime have in store for us.
As limp excuses go, Bank of England governor Mervyn King's recognition that "with the benefit of hindsight" he might have done something to forestall the finance industry's collapse four years ago has all the consistency of a soggy lettuce.
Tory Murdochophile Louise Mensch wept crocodile tears for the Commons culture, media and sport committee's "credibility" after a majority pronounced Rupert Murdoch not "a fit person" to run a major international corporation.
Additional pressure on housing supply caused by the siting of the London Olympics may have played its part in causing the immediate crisis in the borough of Newham, but the problem is much more widespread.
Outgoing French head of state Nicolas Sarkozy has plumbed the electoral depths as the first incumbent president under the Fifth Republic set up by General de Gaulle in 1958 to lose the initial round of his re-election bid.