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There was already the problem (and Her Majesty takes these things seriously) of the married-man-accompanied-by-his-mistress, never before had such an illicit couple spent a night under Balmoral's lofty roof. (If they were allowed to spend just one night, I bet they were up in the attic with the draughts, the spiders, and the second-rate Scottish ghosts in kilts.)

Here we learn that the advice Boris gave the Queen on prorogation (immediately seconded by the Queen's loyal and trusty Rees-Mogg accompanied by two Tory stooges aka the Privy Council) was kicking up such a stink that a visit of several days was curtailed to less than one. A surprising departure from tradition, if we suppose the Queen was satisfied with the use that had been made of her assent.

Cameron has annoyed the Palace by letting on that he asked the Queen to intervene in the Scottish independence referendum. An interesting thing to note about it is that he says he had a lot of discussion with (Palace) Private Secretaries and so on. Makes one wonder if Boris fully and fairly discussed prorogation with the Queen in person, or at least what unpleasantness (distrust?) the episode has left in its wake.

One may not be amused.

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing, Nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen

by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Mon Sep 23rd, 2019 at 02:24:08 PM EST
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