The Speaker announces the news in the Commons to cheers from the Conservative benches.
Posts Tagged: The Queen
The two Conservative MPs have been included in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
It is an extremely tough task to prepare to be a constitutional monarch, or indeed to take on the actual role.
Peter Marshall: A hard truth after the Commonwealth summit. There’s no institutional awareness of its importance.
I have lost count of the number of times I have heard its demise confidently predicted or stridently recommended. Houdini-like, it has so far escaped this awaited fate.
Richard Benyon: Climate Change. There’s an opportunity, as this Commonwealth summit opens, to follow the Queen’s lead.
It is vital that we discuss how we eliminate the plastic waste brought to the surface of our collective consciousness in Blue Planet II.
Interview: “Well, it’s very flattering. But I’m not taking it seriously.” Rees-Mogg says he won’t stand for the Conservative leadership
The Somerset MP strongly supports Theresa May, denies anti-Etonian prejudice in public life, and says a Catholic could perfectly well be PM.
A lot on Brexit; not much elsewhere. The lack of a majority leaves the Prime Minister exposed – whatever may happen with the DUP.
James Frayne: An armed forces visit. A trip to a new expanded port. How to make the best of Trump’s visit
The only way to make it will be to hold a small number of made-for-TV events that help tell a story that voters in provincial England will respond to.
Matthew Barrett: Don’t be so eager to scrap the Lords, Conservative MPs. We may need it one day to check Labour tyranny.
What a farce it would be if, in attempting to secure Brexit, we booted out one of the institutions that makes us exceptional.
What’s the basis for this popular call to bar the President from Britain? That his “well-documented misogyny and vulgarity” would “cause embarrassment to Her Majesty”.
Nadhim Zahawi tells us that the President’s words and deeds will cause serious damage to the anti-ISIS struggle.
Plus: Off I go to Washington for the inauguration. Time to strip Southern of its franchise. And: what happened when I had breakfast with Andrew Pierce.
Rebecca Coulson: E is for executive, establishment, elite, experts – and, I suspect as we peer at the months ahead, election
As any crossword fan knows, that letter (or, ok, more usually her full monogram) represents the Queen. Here’s why it seems a topical signifier.
Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh make their way down the Mall.
Lord Ashcroft: Cameron’s background, Boris’s motives – and immigration. My EU focus groups in Leamington and London.
“It’s too complex. I just can’t understand the issue. With a referendum I think it needs to be something really quite simple, like in Ireland when they had gay marriage.”