We wrote last week that “one cannot fudge membership of the working Royal Family”, and Buckingham Palace clearly thinks so too.
Posts Tagged: The Queen
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: Please, Prime Minister, stop talking about “the people’s priorities”
Meanwhile Corbyn behaved like a grumpy adolescent.
“My Government will embark on an ambitious programme of domestic reform”. The Queen’s Speech – full text
Although Brexit is the headline, the spotlight is on a range of measures aimed at schools, the NHS, the police, and the justice system.
“My Government’s priority has always been to secure the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union on the 31st of October.”
Its verdict fundamentally misunderstands Parliamentary Sovereignty – thus raising big questions about the future of the judiciary and the stability of our constitution.
Lady Hale declared: “This was not a normal prorogation. It prevented Parliament from carrying out its constitutional role.”
Courts should not interefere in Parliamentary processes, it is not their role, and the Supreme Court has no power to quash the prorogation.
Downing Street has spent the summer months diligently working through the mathematics of how to eat up as much time as possible.
WATCH: “The heroism, courage and sacrifice of those that lost their lives will never be forgotten” – the Queen commemorates D-Day
“When I attended the commemoration of the 60th anniversary, some thought it might be the last…but the wartime generation, my generation, is resilient.”
William Keegan’s memoir describes with ebullient good humour how he covered half a century of bad news.
Interview. “Look, this is a Christian country”, says Hinds. But he adds that the cap on new faith schools’ admissions should stay.
At times, says the Education Secretary, the post he holds requires “a bold and vociferous and constant presence”. But “at other times less so”.
He talks Brady, Norway, prorogation, and postponing Article 50, and explains why the ERG is “not a fourth party”. Plus: does the Queen listen to the Moggcast?
Between the idea and the reality, between the motion and the act, falls the shadow.
The Moggcast. Why British “fair play” could lead the Queen to send for Corbyn if the Government loses a confidence vote.
“I’m not interested in being an irreconcilable…the leadership question is settled.” Rees-Mogg accepts defeat – but reserves the right to differ over policy.
The Speaker announces the news in the Commons to cheers from the Conservative benches.