Corbyn Suggests Queen Should Apologise

Hang on a minute, does this mean Corbyn thinks McDonnell should apologise for his pension investments being managed offshore?

Corbyn Refuses to Bow to the Queen

As everyone around him nods their head to acknowledge Her Majesty, Corbyn stubbornly refuses to bow. He then winks to a colleague. Emboldened, Jezza not selling out on his republican views…

UPDATE: Team Jez say Corbyn observed the correct protocol and that he was not expected to bow. They reckon Theresa May got the protocol wrong…

UPDATE II: Guido and Damian McBride have had a look through the archives at previous State Openings of Parliament to check the precedent. Neither Dave nor Jez bowed last year, though in 2013 Cameron and Ed Miliband did bow their heads to acknowledge the Queen. In 2009 Gordon Brown bowed his head too, so the previous Tory and last two Labour leaders all felt bowing was appropriate at some point. Guido reckons it is fair to say bowing is very much optional and not mandatory, and Corbyn – as expected with his long-held republican beliefs – decided against…

Diane Abbott Won’t Say If She’ll Swear Allegiance to Queen

The Shadow Home Secretary who once said she wanted to “dismantle” the “police, armed services, judiciary and monarchy” refuses to say if she’ll swear loyalty to the Queen. McDonnell sold out, will Diane?

Sovereign Grant Doubled to Pay For Buckingham Palace Makeover

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The taxpayer will foot the bill for a £370 million makeover of Buckingham Palace over the next ten years. The Treasury has approved a doubling of the sovereign grant, which will go up from £40 million last year to an estimated £76 million next year. This will continue for the duration of the works being carried out. Have they got Baroness Scotland in to do it up? Guido has asked the staunch republicans in the Labour leader’s office if they will be standing up for the taxpayer…

Team GB Sing National Anthem on Victory Jet Home

Victorious Team GB athletes launched the first of the days renditions of “God Save the Queen” while departing Rio on BA’s specially chartered VictoRIOus 747. Team GB’s post-Brexit spirit seems fine just hours after Owen Smith begged for “a Britain we can be proud of once more.”

Happy Brexit Ma’am

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Is it just Guido or does the Queen’s smile in this latest photograph look broader than usual? Happy Brexit ma’am!

Corbyn Clapped Commie Leader For Refusing to Toast the Queen

Footage has emerged of Jeremy Corbyn applauding the leader of the Communist Party of Britain for refusing to toast the Queen. It happened at the Oxford Union in 2013, when Tory MP Andrew Rosindell told the audience that Communist general secretary Robert Griffiths “didn’t toast the Queen prior to the debate this evening”. Corbyn, who was sitting next to Griffiths, responded by joining a small number of republican audience members in enthusiastically clapping his comrade. Put on a proper suit, do up your tie and toast Her Majesty…

Gove Turns His Back on Monarchy

Gove, a massive Game of Thrones fan, turns his back on the monarch on her throne. Royal etiquette dictates one must never turn their back on the reigning monarch. Still annoyed about that Brexit denial?

Clegg’s “Smear Operation” Against Gove

Sun editor Tony Gallagher has come out swinging in defence of that splash about the Queen, accusing Clegg of changing his position and of smearing Michael Gove as the alleged source:

Peston: Much of the world believes your source to be the Justice Secretary, Michael Gove, was it?

Gallagher: They can believe what they like. We would never reveal who our sources are. I think it’s interesting to note that there is clearly a smear operation underway at the moment and an attempt to identify Michael Gove. It wouldn’t take too much of a cynic to assume that part of the reason for that is the desire to remove him as a leading light in the Leave campaign. And I think it’s worth putting into the public domain that among those circulating the idea that it is Michael Gove are people close to Nick Clegg… I think Nick Clegg has questions to answer because he’s gone from being ‘I don’t recollect this event’ to ‘it’s nonsense’ to now being certain it’s Michael Gove. So which is it? I think he has to answer that.

Remember, it’s personal between Clegg, Gove and his former adviser Dom Cummings, who once called him a “self-obsessed, revolting character”…

Nb. Media watchers note the second camera on Peston, evidence of his so-called movie set.

Clegg Doesn’t Deny Queen Backs Brexit

Tomorrow’s Sun claims the Queen “spoke with venom and emotion” during a bust-up with Nick Clegg in which she apparently backed Brexit. This is Clegg’s very carefully worded response:

“I have absolutely no recollection of it. I don’t have a photographic memory. But I think I would have remembered something as stark or significant as you have made it out to be. No doubt you’ll speak to someone else and they’ll say, ‘I was there I heard it’. Fine. But I really can’t remember it at all. Anyway, without sounding pompous, I find it rather distasteful to reveal conversations with the Queen.”

Not an outright denial…

Corbyn Dines in White-Tie With Two Unelected Rulers

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Why doesn’t he just JOIN THE TORIES?

Corbyn Cowardly Avoids Queen

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Jeremy Corbyn is making excuses for missing his first Privy Council meeting and investiture kneeling at the feet of the Queen. Claiming a diary clash he could join the Privy Council without attending in a procedure usually reserved for people who are overseas. Guido suspects that the palace will compromise and spare Comrade Corbyn’s blushes rather than allow it to become a point of political controversy. Guido would have more respect for Corbyn’s republicanism if he openly said that as a democrat he wasn’t going to kneel in front of an unelected hereditary monarch. Claiming a diary clash is cowardly…

Queen’s Speech Passes With Majority of 47

Four weeks ago it would have been unthinkable, but the Queen’s Speech has passed with a majority of 47:

Ayes: 326

Noes: 279

It all could have been so different…

BBC Reporter Apologises for Queen Hospital “Prank”

Well, at least your morning isn’t going as badly as that of BBC journalist Ahmen Khawja, who tweeted then deleted this:

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Alas the statement never came.

First Ahmen claimed false alarm, then foul play:

Ah, the old “my phone was left unattended” banter. Proof, were it ever needed, that you can’t trust the BBC.

UPDATE: A different explanation is offered by the BBC Press Office:

Why Are the SNP Wearing White Roses?

Invoking the glorious ’45, the 56 SNP MPs have turned up to the Queen’s Speech wearing white roses: the Jacobite symbol.

As the Queen visits Parliament, they seem to be calling for the restoration of the House of Stuart:

Bonnie Prince Charlie’s living descendent and heir is Franz, Duke of Bavaria. Are the SNP calling for him to take the throne?

The Queen: Psychoactive Drugs

Read Prince Charles’ Black Spider Letters to Tony Blair

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