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By Andy McDandy
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There's a tendency on the left to view the queen as a basically decent person, accident of birth, great at opening things, etc. That privately she's as disgusted by the excesses of the Tories as much as the rest of us, witness her among the crowds at Grenfell, Johnson and Rees-Mogg lied to her, is that a pro-EU message her hat is sending, look at her repulsed by Trump and so on.

Projection? Another incarnation of the "little father" delusion held by Russian peasants? Perhaps. But every now and then something happens which suggests the whole lot of them are arseholes from top to bottom and think of the rest of us as less than vermin.
By davidjay
#5084
My mother in law always said the Queen Mum, Gawd bless 'er, never smiled with her eyes and that to me sums up a lot of the family's attitudes. Friendly and compassionate on the outside, believing they're touched by the hand of God in reality. It can easily be overlooked that Brenda was born just a few years after Queen Victoria died, and she believed that her subjects should adore her just because.
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By AOB
#5135
'He's full of…': What the Queen and PM said about 'poor man' Matt Hancock

The Queen and Boris Johnson have held their first face-to-face weekly audience since the pandemic began and one of the hot topics was the health secretary.

During their meeting at Buckingham Palace, part of which was filmed, the monarch told the prime minister: "I've just been talking to your secretary of state for health - poor man. He came for Privy Council. He's full of..."

Without letting Her Majesty finish her sentence, Mr Johnson jumped in with the reply: "Full of beans."

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By The Weeping Angel
#5142
davidjay wrote: Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:09 am My mother in law always said the Queen Mum, Gawd bless 'er, never smiled with her eyes and that to me sums up a lot of the family's attitudes. Friendly and compassionate on the outside, believing they're touched by the hand of God in reality. It can easily be overlooked that Brenda was born just a few years after Queen Victoria died, and she believed that her subjects should adore her just because.
By a few years you mean 25 years.
By davidjay
#5151
The Weeping Angel wrote: Thu Jun 24, 2021 5:36 pm
davidjay wrote: Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:09 am My mother in law always said the Queen Mum, Gawd bless 'er, never smiled with her eyes and that to me sums up a lot of the family's attitudes. Friendly and compassionate on the outside, believing they're touched by the hand of God in reality. It can easily be overlooked that Brenda was born just a few years after Queen Victoria died, and she believed that her subjects should adore her just because.
By a few years you mean 25 years.
The twinkling of an eye in a family that can trace its ancestry back across the millennia.
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By Cyclist
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Lizard Overlord exempts herself from Scottish "Green" Laws

A draft law in the Scottish Parliament was amended to exempt the Queen's land from measures to encourage green energy after her lawyers raised "concerns".

The changes meant land owned by the royal household could not be subject to compulsory purchase orders without the monarch's approval...


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-58005875

Compulsory things are only compulsory if you're not the super-rich spreader of a disease which causes people to bend at the knee.
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By Crabcakes
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The Weeping Angel wrote: Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:22 am By that logic she was born within a few years of George IV.
Factually correct, but perception-wise the royals are almost as permanent as their palaces. Old wooden teeth was queen in 1936, and still alive in the 21st century. Liz has been on the throne longer than many people's entire lives and was around well before then. Chuck is probably gearing up for a good 20 years on the throne even though he's 72 now, and his mum shows no signs of expiring. William isn't likely to get a sniff of it until he's in his 60s at the earliest.
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By davidjay
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The Weeping Angel wrote: Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:22 am By that logic she was born within a few years of George IV.
I've only just noticed this one. Liz was born almost a hundred years after the reign of George IV, whereas there were people involved in her upbringing who would have been at the court of Victoria and shared the Empress of India's ideals.
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