20 years on, Britain's Diana cult lives on

By James Skinner | chinadaily.com.cn | 2017-08-30 15:26

20 years on, Britain's Diana cult lives on

This file photo taken on November 09, 1985 shows (L-R) US President Ronald Reagan and US First Lady Nancy Reagan welcoming to the White House Princess Diana and her husband Prince Charles.[Photo/VCG]

After Britain's Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital fought a legal case to prevent the brain-damaged child receiving any further medical treatment, hospital staff received death threats and abuse off members of the public. Members of a group calling itself "Charlie's Army" gathered outside the various court hearings determining the future medical care of the child, with banners accusing hospital staff of murder.

The medical facts of the case and due legal process were apparently unimportant.

The protestors were right to feel confident. Offers of support from Donald Trump and Pope Francis quickly rolled in, undermining the authority of the doctors responsible for treating the child.

The strange mood that seemed to engulf Britain following Diana's death has not gone away, it has simply morphed into new causes.

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