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No, Jeremy Corbyn Didn’t Need To Bow To The Queen

Several readers have asked me about Jeremy Corbyn’s failure to bow to the Queen during the State Opening of Parliament. Some on social media have accused him of showing a lack of respect for Her Majesty, while others have lauded … Continue reading

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Why Did Theresa May Cancel The 2018 Queen’s Speech?

The Queen’s diary just got a bit lighter. The Leader of the Commons, Andrea Leadsom, has announced that there will be no Speech from the Throne next year. A Parliament is traditionally divided into several sessions, each of which begins … Continue reading

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Queen’s Speech To Be Delayed…Maybe

Conflicting reports in the media have suggested that the Queen’s Speech might not take place on June 19 as originally planned (while the Daily Telegraph made the delay seem like a certainty, the BBC suggests that the issue is still undecided). … Continue reading

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Jeremy Corbyn And The Privy Council (Again)

The saga/farce of Jeremy Corbyn and the Privy Council continues. The Daily Telegraph have been working themselves into a lather over his alleged refusal to be sworn in as a Privy Counsellor. Corbyn was expected to take the oath at today’s meeting, but he declined … Continue reading

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