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Corbyn Refuses to Meet the Queen: Labour Leader Accused of Snubbing Monarch After Saying He's Too Busy to Attend Privy Council C

Offbeat  (tags: Labour, MP, UK, Jeremy Corbyn, queen, privy council )

- 1379 days ago -
Jeremy Corbyn was accused of snubbing the Queen after it emerged he has turned down an invitation to a ceremony today to join the Privy Council.


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Scooby S (95)
Thursday October 8, 2015, 5:33 am
He should be locked up in he Tower of London for his insubordination!

Animae C (508)
Thursday October 8, 2015, 5:34 am
We wouldn't turn her down, would we!

Thanx Scooby

Howard Crosse (21)
Thursday October 8, 2015, 5:53 am
I appreciate that Mr Corbyn is a republican but he is also the Leader of the Opposition, as such he must either take part in all that role involves or stand down and go back to being a free thinking back bench MP. Should he ever be elected as Prime Minister he could then consider offering a referendum on the abolition of the Monarchy, which he would almost certainly spectacularly lose.

Scooby S (95)
Thursday October 8, 2015, 6:01 am
Jeremy Corbyn will have to kneel before the Queen and kiss her hand while promising to be her "true and faithful servant" - despite wanting to abolish the monarchy.

The new Labour leader, a republican, has agreed to join the Privy Council - a formal body of advisers to the Sovereign that comprises of senior government ministers and the Leader of the Opposition.

Member, who are given the Right Honourable title, are given national security and intelligence briefings but Mr Corbyn has previously insisted he would not agree to join the largely ceremonial body.

In the summer he told the Guardian he was "quite capable of having private discussions with anybody whether I have got a handle on my name or not".

But after Whitehall officials reportedly turned down Mr Corbyn's calls for a different avenue to be found for him to receive security briefings, he decided to accept his invitation.

It means he will have to attend Buckingham Palace, place one knee on a cushion, swear an oath of allegiance and brush the Queen's hand with his lips and asked to "swear by Almighty God to be a true and faithful Servant unto The Queen's Majesty as one of Her Majesty's Privy Council".

The phrase the anti-monarchist may have most difficulty agreeing to is: "You will not know or understand of any manner of thing to be attempted, done or spoken against Her Majesty's Person, Honour, Crown or Dignity Royal."


Howard Crosse (21)
Thursday October 8, 2015, 6:17 am
David Rogers gave what I thought was a brilliant explanation of the role of the Privy Council on Daily Politics this morning, he explained that we have an inherited monarchy and an elected Government and that the Privy Council was the nuts and bolts between the two.

Scooby S (95)
Thursday October 8, 2015, 4:27 pm
And he refused to sing the national anthem on V day remembrance.
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