A reminder

Groundlings, seekers, history buffs and grasshoppers! Remember: today’s meeting at Speakers’ Corner begins at 11.45am, not 2pm.

At 12 noon Tim Brunero will be hosting the debate between the monarchists and the republicans. Journalist Peter Fitzsimons, radio host Chris Smith and some entertaining debators will be doing their bit to convince us. There will be plenty of chairs for everyone.

At 2pm the “normal” Speakers’ Corner begins.

So, why come at 11.45? Because the generous Mr Bashful will be explaining why we should not become a republic, then he’ll explain why we should, then he’ll present the third option, which no one talks about. And that third option will satisfy most of us.

So, if you’re thinking of coming to day, cut some sandwiches (banana and date, apple and raisin, vegemite and crushed walnut) and bring a Sunny Boy orange juice, and be there early!