As did many grandparents, I grew up with Gilbert & Sullivan operettas. Regrettably these charming musical and literary offerings are the now preserve of traditionalists. But they still have a message for our times.
I sang – not very well and so not very loudly – in the chorus of “The Gondoliers”. One of the leading characters in the Gondoliers was a regimental commander, the Duke of Plaza-Toro. (For Gilbert & Sullivan diehards go to YouTube to appreciate the Duke at his finest!)
The recent performance of Canada at COP19 reminded me of the Duke.