Thursday, October 08, 2015

Britain's New Labour Leader Snubs The Queen (link fixed)

Jeremy Corbyn has snubbed the Queen by refusing to be sworn into the Privy Council on Thursday, as it emerged he could use a loophole to join the advisory body without ever meeting Her Majesty.

The Labour leader, a lifelong republican, is known to have reservations about kneeling in front of the Queen and kissing her hand as he swears an oath of allegiance to her, which is the normal process when a new Privy Councillor is sworn in.

And having refused to sing the National Anthem at a Battle of Britain 75th anniversary service last month, Mr Corbyn tried to dodge the issue by saying
io he could not attend tomorrow’s meeting due to unspecified “prr engagements”. 

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oneofthetwain said...

John, the link is broken.

Oh, and I think the world would be a better place if two things were brought back into style: dueling, and trials for sedition.

Patrick Sheridan said...

I don't see the problem. At least Mr Corbyn comes across as an honest and principled man. I'd rather he snubbed Her Majesty in "good faith," than someone like Mr Cameron doing obeisance with hypocrisy and questionable motives.