Dear Chief Secretary to the Treasury,
I'm afraid to tell you there's no money left.
Signed, Liam Byrne

(Outgoing Labour Chief Secretary to the Treasury. May 2010)

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Coronation Queen Elizabeth II - 2nd June 1953.

On this day, 2nd June, 1953 a young Elizabeth Alexandra Mary became Queen.

She made a lot of promises that day, which can be read here. Mrs Rigby thinks she's kept her promises pretty well.

She is
the longest serving British Monarch.

Mrs Rigby thinks it's sad that there is so little, if anything, in the media today to celebrate the Queen's accession to the throne 56 years ago, maybe it's because the anniversary hasn't got a zero at the end - 60th, for example, when she will be 87 years old.

Instead MSM is running stories detailing public squabbling about who should pay the bills to keep the Royal buildings in good repair and whose fault it wasn't that the Queen was not invited, as Head of State and an ex-servicewoman, to attend the D-Day commemorations on 6th June.

Mrs Rigby thinks the Queen is being ill-served by our current government, members of which are too busy looking after themselves, spending a fortune doing up "government" properties (and their own), funding the Olympics and ID-cards and finding ways of avoiding complying with court judgements. They are too busy to take a moment to think of the one person who has more sense of duty in her little finger than they will ever have.

Elizabeth didn't choose to become Queen. MPs - each and every one of them - chose to become politicians.

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