So here’s an interesting wrinkle. The Beefeaters, the ceremonial guards at the Tower of London (and the world’s most famous Gin company mascots) are going on strike. And they’re adopting the Yellow Jacket emblem to do it.
According to the APP, “Beefeater guards at the Tower of London switched their traditional red uniforms for yellow vests on Friday as they went on strike with staff at other historic sites over pensions.” The article adds, “”For the first time in 55 years, visitors to the mediaeval castle were met by a picket line.”
Of course, the Beefeaters have not had a particularly real military function in a very long time. But, still, their strike and use of the Yellow Jacket is a powerful metaphor for the age.
When the bodyguard of the King…or the Queen…join the opposition…
Then most unsteady is the throne.