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Buckingham Palace has refused to deny reports that the Queen is delaying the recording of her Christmas speech until after a decision on a Brexit deal is reached.

The monarch usually films the annual address in early to mid December, but has reportedly pushed back the recording to next week due to uncertainty about the UK's future relationship with the EU, after the deadline for a deal passed.

I just wish she would wing it live and tell us what she really thinks.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Sun Dec 13th, 2020 at 09:57:41 PM EST
Does it matter? She is a creature of the government for all the obsequious bowing and scraping.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sun Dec 13th, 2020 at 10:11:13 PM EST
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Well, she made Thatcher back down on sanctions against South Africa. I saw that on the telly the other day (and now you're going to tell me that The Crown is a work of fiction...)

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Sun Dec 13th, 2020 at 10:37:18 PM EST
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Yeah but...

A lot of the stuff that controls the rights of parliament over the monarch was formalized in 1689, but Scotland and England only joined together a few years later. If Scotland gets independence from England, does that mean the clock goes back to 1707? If so, does it open things up enough for one of the current young grandchildren of Elizabeth to resurrect the monarchy the way it should be?

Maybe with some clever Tory support, England could recover its 17th Century awesomeness!

by asdf on Mon Dec 14th, 2020 at 12:09:36 AM EST
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Are you and Eurogreen auditioning for the role of scriptwriters for the next series of the Crown?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Dec 14th, 2020 at 12:12:56 AM EST
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I think perhaps there is a tendency to stick with the old-fashioned ideas of "historical truth" and "established precedent" and "fair play." Some of us have had those fictions hammered out of us during the past couple of years. ..
by asdf on Mon Dec 14th, 2020 at 12:18:52 AM EST
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