As the Queen’s platinum anniversary approaches, Polly Hudson says there’s only one downer – Boris Johnson. He is the first sitting Prime Minister to have been found to have broken the law
Emotional scenes at home this week as it emerged we had to break the news to our seven year old that it was unlikely – although I finally had to admit it wasn’t completely Impossible – for the Queen to attend his school’s anniversary celebrations.
Yes, although he made a special crown and they’re baking a class cake. Crestfallen doesn’t even start covering it, although he’s definitely still hoping that she’ll step in like a superhero at the last minute to save his day.
My boy is in the grip of the new strain infecting the nation – anniversary fever. Nobody, it seems, is immune.
And so every company that’s still in business is trying to cash in on it — Subway makes a twenty-foot sandwich that’s “fit for a queen,” Greene King Brewery has launched a Jubilee Ale, “a pint, fit for a queen,” Beaverbrooks sells a “sparkling queen jewelry set.”
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It’s not often that our country is truly united, but it feels like we all want to get involved, celebrate the occasion and pay tribute to Elizabeth II.
And that’s the least we can really do since she dedicated her life to the nation. She has led the UK through a reign that has seen much change and turbulence, not to mention 14 different Prime Ministers. That’s why it is literally Too bad there is a terrible fly in the ointment, a dark cloud over the spirit of celebration, an elephant in the room. Our current Prime Minister is certainly not fit for the Queen.
In 2019, Johnson was forced to apologize to Her Majesty for lying after the Supreme Court ruled his decision to delay Parliament was unlawful.
A suitcase of wine was wheeled to a party in Downing Street the night before she stuck to Covid rules and, poignantly, attended her husband’s funeral alone.
Johnson is the first sitting prime minister to have been found to have broken the law and been fined by police while in office. And Downing Street has become the address for the highest number of Covid offenders in Britain, while on any other street in the country, the families of law-abiding people have died tragic, lonely deaths.
The Queen’s whole life revolved around duty and sacrifice.
Johnson’s existence couldn’t be more self-serving if he tried, which he definitely will.
She has never caused a single scandal in her seven decades on the throne, he seems to have had one every week in his three years in office to try and wriggle out of.
The word honor runs through her like a stone. He doesn’t know the meaning.
No wonder the Queen missed the State Opening of Parliament this year. Many thought she was too frail to attend, but she rocked the Royal Windsor Horse Show and Chelsea Flower Show just days later. Make of it what you want.
And as we prepare to show our longest-serving monarch how much she means to us, it’s feeling pretty bittersweet.
Apparently the only gift she really deserves is something we just can’t give her.
A prime minister and government fit for a queen.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/boris-johnson-not-fit-queen-27055005 "Boris Johnson is not fit for our Queen, whose life was marked by duty and sacrifice" - Polly Hudson