The Queen's Speech - Newsnight would like to know what we think of it

(358 Posts)
JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 18-Nov-09 10:15:09

Good morning Mumsnetters,
Newsnight's Michael Crick is coming to visit grin and wants to know about what we all think of the government's plans as to be revealed (but of course already heavily trailed) in the Queen's Speech Today.

Here's a helpful summary from the BBC.

So what are your thoughts please?

WilfSell Wed 18-Nov-09 23:05:35

I meant I'm the fuckwit, not you btw.

LeninGrotto Thu 19-Nov-09 00:06:20

smile I'm sure they do, try it and preview.

justabouttoturn35 Thu 19-Nov-09 07:44:27

I know this is ages too late, but Paxo IS a rubbish debater, I can't remember what the debate was about now, but the thing is that he is great at interrogating and interrupting rudely, but had absolutely no idea of how to put together a strong argument. He's not actually a very good "presence" unless he's got someone to bully interview. It was the same on the Daily Show. Jon thingie kept trying to make him be funny and he just sat there smirking.

LeninGrad Thu 19-Nov-09 13:25:35

Saw the prog on iPlayer, I particularly enjoyed edam's clearly visible post which began, '...agree with Lenin...' smile

Did you notice that screenshot at 7m10s in had big red B and D buttons, for ban this bugger and delete this dross I presume. grin

Bramshott Thu 19-Nov-09 13:44:44

Didn't manage to stay awake long enough for the programme [yawn], but did you see this thread appearing in the guardian??

edam Thu 19-Nov-09 14:23:21

grin Leningrad

Pound Sun 04-Mar-12 14:51:29

There is a marvellous send up of the Queen's speech on the website: www.fuggingmonarchy.co.uk Well worth a look. In fact this boring and totally irrelevant speech by Britain's premier politician, had dropped to just three millions viewers within the last five years. And yet Mastermind was removed because it also had reached this low point. The BBC asked why the Queen's speech remained, failed to give any sensible answer to this question. Prejudice???

EdithWeston Sun 04-Mar-12 15:11:16

The Queen's Speech, in the context of this (three year old) thread - ie the address to Parliament in which the Government's forthcoming legislative programme is laid out - is very relevant.

AFAIK, other than the rolling news channels, it is not broadcast in total and I expect the viewing figures are low. But it would be deeply remiss of the ordinary news channels if they ceased to cover it.

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