[Image: The Guardian.]

We don’t even need to discuss the Queen’s hat; there were so many other attacks on Theresa May and her pathetic excuse for a Tory government in the Queen’s Speech, the ceremony around it and the debate that followed.

Perhaps we should start with Jeremy Corbyn’s TV interview, in which he asserted that Labour stands ready to form a minority government with a host of policies that have, by now, won the support of a majority of voters:

“We have a clear programme,” he said. We were to learn that Theresa May does not.

As is now traditional, Labour MP Dennis Skinner mocked the Tory government by reminding us all that the Queen would rather be elsewhere:

And then, of course, Her Majesty seemed to be commenting on the failures of Theresa May’s Brexit team in her choice of hat.

Then there was the speech itself, with 27 bills set to be put forward by Mrs May in the course of a two-year session – eight of which concern Brexit. No wonder commentators were pointing at Her Majesty’s choice of headwear and wondering.

Unmentioned were plans to scrap free school meals, ration winter fuel payments for pensioners, repeal the Fixed-term Parliaments Act, introduce what became widely known as the “dementia tax”, bring back grammar schools, and repeal the fox hunting ban.

Note that anti-hunting campaigners remain hawkish – they don’t believe a Tory government will let the matter lie:

Also unmentioned was the plan to cap energy bills that the Tories stole from the Labour Party. Not such a welcome omission, that.

It is as though the Conservative Party has thrown away its 2017 election manifesto altogether.

What do I mean, “as though”? Look on the Tory website – they have thrown it away!

While this is perfectly legal, it does raise a serious question:

Also unmentioned were the plans for a state visit by US President Donald Trump – to sighs of relief from many:

And the proposals that did manage to make it onto the pages before the Queen received short shrift from our friends on Twitter. Here’s a sample:

Then it was Mr Corbyn’s turn:

Our prime minister-in-waiting even took a few moments to tear strips off the proposer and seconder of the Queen’s Speech:

Corbyn's Address to the Queen's Speech Mover and Seconder –

The Leader of the Opposition's response to the Mover and Seconder of the Queen's Speech took on a little extra spice this year as Jeremy Corbyn delivered some amusing and pointedly political barbs in his address. (Note – Greenham Common was in Richard Benyon's consitituency)

Posted by The Daily Politik on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

It was a performance that won support from interesting places!

… along with our usual Twitterati friends:

And Mrs May’s response?

Yes indeed – the Conservatives are a party for everyone who is rich – as this recent Vox Political article will attest.

Not only that – Theresa May actually lied to Parliament, or at least brutally distorted the facts:

In summary:

Perhaps the perfect end for this article is a tweet exchange involving blogger Jon Worth, who wrote:

The response:


Join the Vox Political Facebook page.

If you have appreciated this article, don’t forget to share it using the buttons at the bottom of this page. Politics is about everybody – so let’s try to get everybody involved!

Vox Political needs your help!
If you want to support this site
but don’t want to give your money to advertisers)
you can make a one-off donation here:

Donate Button with Credit Cards

Buy Vox Political books so we can continue
fighting for the facts.

The Livingstone Presumption is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

Health Warning: Government! is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

The first collection, Strong Words and Hard Times,
is still available in either print or eBook format here: