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Her Majesties Head Could Come Off…

Royal Mail 1st Class Stamp … the stamps of the postal service.

You might not think that this is an important element of the post system but the main postal operator, the Royal Mail is a Royal service which is why Her Majesties head is on postal stamps. In the event that plans to privatize the Royal Mail are pushed ahead with, then there is the chance that the new organization may wish to remove the Queens head from postage stamps.

Buckingham Palace has been in negotiations with ministers to ensure that the head should remain stuck on the stamp should the privatization go ahead. To think that with a multi billion pound deficit and international wars on multiple fronts that the Queen thinks her head being on a stamp is an important issue to take up ministers time with. I for one support removing the queens head even if privatisation doesn’t go ahead.

The legislation set forth for privatisation requires that any organizations which wish to use the monarch’s head must get royal approval first cialis generic efficace. But the business secretary indicates there is no perogative in the legislation that mandatorily requires them to even use the image of the monarch at all.

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Telegraph

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500K job losses, 15Million bonus for Queen seems fair ?

Offshore WindfarmThe chancellor seems to be set on making himself the most infamous chancellor ever to ruin, ahem I mean run the Treasury.

Having quickly done a spending review and hastily decided to get rid of over 500K jobs from the civil service, and wiping out billions from the UK economy, he is now prepared to fire a 15% profit from the Crown Estates to the Royal Family. That works out as an estimated £38 Million a year for the Queen.

Experts expect that the projected extension of offshore wind farms is to grow significantly over the years which using the new way to fund the Queen, will see their annual income significantly multiply. Despite this, the general public will be funding it – it is expected that household energy bills will increase to fund the expansion of the wind farm network. Surely then it would be more viable for the Queen to bankroll the venture personally if she is to make a profit from it!

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The Mirror

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UK Goverment Cancels the Queen

Big Ben and ParliamentIt seems there is definitely efforts with the coalition government to improve the political system within the UK. A bill passing through its second reading today is aimed at providing a fixed general election of every five years. This is apposed to the current system whereby parliament must call an election by the end of the fifth year but could happen any time during it.

The Fixed Term Parliament Bill, was sponsored by Liberal Democrat leader, Nick Clegg in his role as deputy prime minister. The bill should it come to pass will set out that the general election will be on  May 7 2015. Subsequently every 5 year term following. It has been proposed that the parliamentary sessions be five 12 month sessions. However in may, they brought in an 18month legislative session. Now, they have proposed to cancel the Queens 2011 speech till the outcome of the bill has been decided. This would push the speech forward to 2012.

This is likely to produce much more interesting election campaigns; no longer will governments be able to call a general election with only a few weeks notice. Every party will know for the full session when the election is going to be, they can prepare and spread their efforts across the whole country.

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The Guardian
Parliament UK

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No tea with the Queen for Mr Griffin

Many of you by now have likely heard that as a Member of the European Parliament, Mr Griffin, head of the barbaric fascist, racist  organization known as the BNP had been invited to the Queens Tea Party today. Many including myself thought that this should never have happened.

I am pleased that reports are comming in now saying that Buckingham Palace has indicated that Mr Griffin will be Denied Entry.


“Nick Griffin MEP will be denied entry to today’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace due to the fact he has overtly used his personal invitation for Party political purposes through the media,”

-Palace Spokeswoman