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?

policywonk Wed 18-Nov-09 11:16:55

Oh and possibly allowing Lords to resign from HoL (meaning Mandelson cd come back to the commons)

LeninGrotto Wed 18-Nov-09 11:16:56

If not a touch Christmassey, that's the spirit Liz.

policywonk Wed 18-Nov-09 11:17:44

BBC Parliament are covering this in the style of a royal funeral

onebatmother Wed 18-Nov-09 11:18:15

are we all on BBCNews24
Ive got Speakie on

WilfSell Wed 18-Nov-09 11:18:22

Oh yes, do let's get rid of hereditary peers once and for all.

morningpaper Wed 18-Nov-09 11:19:03

Mmmm I fancy a turkey sandwich

(Am in favour of reform for HoL, actually.)

LeninGrotto Wed 18-Nov-09 11:19:12

BBC Democracy Live online. The commentary is fantastic.

onebatmother Wed 18-Nov-09 11:20:12

yes hereditary full stop is good news I think.
I agree Mandy's silver slippers make it all worth while.

policywonk Wed 18-Nov-09 11:21:23

Oh yes, News24 more politics and less fashion

gizmo Wed 18-Nov-09 11:22:43

I like my father's idea that hereditary lords be replaced by a national lottery...might give the population a reason to pay attention to politics if they thought 'it could be you'.

Aubergines Wed 18-Nov-09 11:23:38

I love all the pomp. It is so much more interestig than the way most countries announce new legislation. It very much adds to the gaiety of nations.

onebatmother Wed 18-Nov-09 11:23:51

I thought Dejevsky in Indie yesterday about fact that dramatic deficit reduction IS poss without massive social damage was interesting - report from CentreForum

<takes off hat, is stranger>

gizmo Wed 18-Nov-09 11:23:56

Many laughs at MPs MP (hmmm, an MP squared?) and his irate constituents.

morningpaper Wed 18-Nov-09 11:23:58

Oooh I love a bit of pomp and a handsome policeman

onebatmother Wed 18-Nov-09 11:24:28

love'the gaiety of nations' aub.

policywonk Wed 18-Nov-09 11:24:53

Couldn't be any worse than current arrangement could it?

Bercow's not wearing silk stockings. Well, not today anyway.

gizmo Wed 18-Nov-09 11:25:06

Of course, what it really lacks is a Malcolm Tucker...

onebatmother Wed 18-Nov-09 11:25:33

lol 'less fashion' pw.
Though mace was illegal?

policywonk Wed 18-Nov-09 11:25:59

<aubergines, did you used to be another vegetable?>

onebatmother Wed 18-Nov-09 11:27:01

hope no-one emerges from Robing Room with dress tucked into tights..

policywonk Wed 18-Nov-09 11:27:03

'You don't see that procession at any other event' - well no Huw. Because it's floridly insane.

morningpaper Wed 18-Nov-09 11:27:13

it is lovely and gay

I was once taken around the houses by Lord Rogers of Quarrybank

I kissed Tony Blair's seat (all true)

LeninGrotto Wed 18-Nov-09 11:28:16

Were chambers entered mp?

morningpaper Wed 18-Nov-09 11:29:23

biscuit

onebatmother Wed 18-Nov-09 11:31:21

Keep expecting Darcy to ride up the centre aisle

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