The Queen: ‘Poor people and their problems don’t get reported often'


Blackleaf
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It's not that often that we hear the Queen giving her opinions on anything.

But that's what happened during her visit to Royal Holloway, University of London ten days ago.

She said: ‘Poor people and their problems don’t get reported often, and they need all the assistance they can be given.’ She made her remarks to Professor David Simon.

Royal experts said she was well within her rights to champion the underprivileged and insisted she had not breached any constitutional protocol by straying into politics.

Penny Junor, who has written biographies of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, said: ‘The Queen is not stupid and would never stray into the world of party politics. I think most people will agree with what she said.’

The Queen visited the Royal Holloway, which is a campus of the University of London and has around 9,000 students, with her husband ten days ago. It is located in Egham, Surrey, 19 miles south west of central London.


Praise for the Queen as she casts protocol aside to say the poor need help


The Queen and Prince Phillip visited the Royal Holloway University, Surrey

Royal commentators insisted Her Majesty had a duty to speak out

Monarch usually avoids statements which can be seen as political

By Nick Craven (external - login to view) and Chris Hastings (external - login to view)
14 March 2014
Daily Mail


The Royal Holloway, University of London, is ranked 102nd best university in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2013-14


The Queen was praised yesterday for speaking out on behalf of the world’s poor.

Royal experts said she was well within her rights to champion the underprivileged and insisted she had not breached any constitutional protocol.

The Queen made her remarks to Professor David Simon on a visit to Royal Holloway, University of London, with the Duke of Edinburgh on Friday.


The Queen looked radiant in royal blue as she visited the Royal Holloway University in London


Queen Elizabeth II was beaming after an official visit to Royal Holloway at University Of London


The Queen attended Royal Holloway to mark the college being awarded the Diamond Jubilee Professorship of Music by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, to recognize its department of music's high quality of research and teaching

Followed by Prince Philip, the Queen greeted members of the university, carrying a bunch of posies

She told Prof Simon: ‘Poor people and their problems don’t get reported often, and they need all the assistance they can be given.’

Anti-monarchists have accused the Queen of breaching her political neutrality by making comments that are critical of Government policy. But Royal commentators insist the Queen had a duty to speak out on behalf of those in need.

Penny Junor, who has written biographies of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, said: ‘The Queen is not stupid and would never stray into the world of party politics. I think most people will agree with what she said.’

Hugo Vickers, the historian and royal biographer, described the Queen’s comments as ‘sensitive and sensible’. He said: ‘The Queen is allowed to speak, and if people want to pretend she said something political that is what they will do.’

Prof Simon last night said he told the Queen about his field of expertise, which involves working with poor people, particularly in Africa.

The Queen looked to be thoroughly enjoying the day and was rarely seen without a smile

He said they also discussed the recent flooding in England, how it affected those caught up in it, and how people here are much more able to recover from challenges, due to help such as insurance.

He said: ‘I don’t think she was trying to be overtly political – it was just a sign of her compassion as far as I was concerned.’

Alison Garnham, chief executive of the Child Poverty Action Group, supported the Queen’s comments, saying: ‘I think it’s simply an accurate observation, something that we’re certainly seeing in our work and which people see increasingly in their communities, such as more families receiving emergency food aid.’

John Hilary, of the War On Want charity, said: ‘Poverty in Britain is not a chance occurrence. It is the result of a sustained political attack on working people and local communities.’

But Graham Smith of anti-Monarchy group Republic called her comments ‘crass’.

‘It’s a criticism of Government policy, and the rights and wrongs of Government policy aren’t what she’s supposed to speak on,’ he said.


Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh meet staff from the Royal Holloway University in Egham, Surrey

Comments: The Queen and Prince Philip usually refrain from political statements


Big crowds turned out to welcome the Queen and Prince Philip to the Royal Holloway University


Students scale trees and raise their phones - and even iPads - aloft to get a better view of the Queen and Prince Philip arriving at the university


The Royal Holloway, a constituent of the University of London, is located in Egham, Surrey, 19 miles south west of central London




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Last edited by Blackleaf; Mar 23rd, 2014 at 08:13 AM..
 
DaSleeper
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darkbeaver
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The queen is an hereditary expert on subjection to poverty.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaverView Post

The queen is an hereditary expert on subjection to poverty.


That should be The queen is a hereditary expert on subjection to poverty.

At least get your spelling and grammar right in your rubbish.
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

That should be The queen is a hereditary expert on subjection to poverty.

At least get your spelling and grammar right in your rubbish.

Well, stop publishing rubbish.
 
Nuggler
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Fukking dolts
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by NugglerView Post

Fukking dolts

You fukk dolts?
 
Nuggler
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#8
Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

You fukk dolts?


In the past, Cliffy. In the past.
 
lone wolf
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#9
Oh won't that curdle some upper class tea?
 
captain morgan
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#10
Let them eat cake
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by NugglerView Post

In the past, Cliffy. In the past.

now that was hilarious

Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

Let them eat cake

my fav!!!
 
darkbeaver
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Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

That should be The queen is a hereditary expert on subjection to poverty.

At least get your spelling and grammar right in your rubbish.

Thankyou, seriously, if it weren't for teachers like you I would be like you.

Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaverView Post

Thankyou, seriously, if it weren't for teachers like you I would be like you.

I wait intently on your followup about the queens ignorance as to the art of squeezing gold out of peasants.

Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

That should be The queen is a hereditary expert on subjection to poverty.

At least get your spelling and grammar right in your rubbish.

I think I could have dropped the a, what?


Why has the Queen been kept out of the loop as concerns her subjects abject poverty?
 
Locutus
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I'm worried about her swollen left ankle.

Or maybe not, I dunno. It's early.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaverView Post

Thankyou, seriously, if it weren't for teachers like you I would be like you.

Unfortunately (for you) you are nothing like me and never, ever likely to be.

Quote:

I wait intently on your followup about the queens ignorance as to the art of squeezing gold out of peasants.

You can't squeeze gold out of peasants. Filthy peasants are filthy peasants for a reasons.


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Why has the Queen been kept out of the loop as concerns her subjects abject poverty?

There should be an apostrophe in the word "subjects", and it should come after the S because subjects is plural.

And the Canadians may be subjects, but the British aren't. We're citizens.
 
Locutus
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Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

I'm worried about her swollen left ankle.

Or maybe not, I dunno. It's early.


"dunno" is not a word you bloody wanker.
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

"dunno" is not a word you bloody wanker.

don't be wanking in here unless you clean up after yourself.
 
Locutus
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I always pack my tarp.
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

I always pack my tarp.

dunno 'bout that but I am erasing the conjure out of my mind
 
Locutus
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Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

dunno 'bout that but I am erasing the conjure out of my mind

Now, now...don't be too quick to judge Sal. I can pm ya a pic if ya like.





























 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

Now, now...don't be too quick to judge Sal. I can pm ya a pic if ya like.

fuk off... lalalalalalalalala I can't hear you
 
Locutus
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gotta love his briddish teeth eh?
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

gotta love his briddish teeth eh?

sss pearly white and stuff eh
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

sss pearly white and stuff eh



British teeth aren't pearly white. Ours are natural. The way they should be.
 
captain morgan
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gnarled and rotting?
 
darkbeaver
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[QUOTE]
Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

Unfortunately (for you) you are nothing like me and never, ever likely to be.

Dung beetles have said as much to me.


Quote:

You can't squeeze gold out of peasants. Filthy peasants are filthy peasants for a reasons.

Of course there's a reason, the gold has been squeezed out of em.




Quote:

There should be an apostrophe in the word "subjects", and it should come after the S because subjects is plural.

You have the singular A and the plural reasons in the same sentence. How many in hell are you talking about?

Quote:

]And the Canadians may be subjects, but the British aren't. We're citizens.

You are subject citizens then.
 
Blackleaf
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[QUOTE=darkbeaver;1889728]
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Of course there's a reason, the gold has been squeezed out of em.

Not by the Queen.

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You have the singular A and the plural reasons in the same sentence. How many in hell are you talking about?

I'm correcting your English grammar. Things like this happen when you get taught at a bog standard Canadian educational institution at not at the Royal Holloway.

Quote:

You are subject citizens then.

We're citizens, not subjects.
 
lone wolf
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Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

U

There should be an apostrophe in the word "subjects", and it should come after the S because subjects is plural.

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...filthy peasants for a reasons.

People in glass houses?
 
darkbeaver
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[QUOTE=Blackleaf;1889757]

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Not by the Queen.

A perfect subject would say that.

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I'm correcting your English grammar. Things like this happen when you get taught at a bog standard Canadian educational institution at not at the Royal Holloway.

I could not go to university because the Queens interminable visits cost millions. And we all had to work in coal mines to pay for the flowers.



Quote:

We're citizens, not subjects

Then you cannot have a Monarch as head of state. That women is misrepresenting herself, if we are to believe you.
 
L Gilbert
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Funny how the rich find it so easy to comment on the lives of the poor when they haven't had a day in their lives when they've worried about getting enough food for their kids or paying for the roof over their heads. "Ah, the problem will be solved if we just donate enough money". Don't bother helping them find work or giving them some work. Can't get those hands roughened or thatsensitive skin dirty.
I suppose it must make them feel better about themselves or something.

Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

Unfortunately (for you) you are nothing like me and never, ever likely to be.

Yet says stuff like "At least get your spelling and grammar right in your rubbish", for instance. There should be a comma after the word, "you" and parentheses ")".

Quote:

You can't squeeze gold out of peasants. Filthy peasants are filthy peasants for a reasons.

and yet says stuff such as, "At least get your spelling and grammar right in your rubbish". "for a reasons"? lol

Quote:

There should be an apostrophe in the word "subjects", and it should come after the S because subjects is plural.

And the Canadians may be subjects, but the British aren't. We're citizens.

uhuh We believe you where billions of others wouldn't.

Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

That should be The queen is a hereditary expert on subjection to poverty.

Ain't that a fact! Royalty have been leeching off others for a very long time.
 
Spade
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If, as Swift suggests, the upper classes ate the children of the poor, the Queen eventually could sleep tight.
 

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