One of the things you'll hear about the current unelected head of state is the claim that she “has never put a foot wrong” in 60 years. Unfortunately this claim happens to be complete and utter drivel. Here we are going to itemise just some of Elizabeth Windsor's recent wrongly taken steps: -
1. Buckingham Palace attempted to apply to the State Poverty Fund (money set aside for schools, hospitals and low income families) to pay its fuel bills.
This demonstrates a quite astonishing sense of entitlement to any, and all, public money. The story, which was confirmed at the time by a 'rather embarrassed' palace official (anonymous as usual), was discovered through Freedom of Information legislation from which the palace has now been made exempt – so that if this happened again we would not be able to discover it, nor what the answer was. shocking
2. The Despot's Lunch.
She invited and warmly welcomed other monarchs from around the world, including Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn of Thailand. That monarchy has been mired in an ongoing controversy over the country’s strict lèse-majesté laws, which carry long jail sentences for slights against royal members. They have been used in increasing number, often to stifle political dissent. Earlier that month a 61-year-old man died in prison just months after he was handed down a 20-year jail term for sending text messages about Thailand’s queen.
Elizabeth Windsor also invited to this lunch Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa of Bahrain. The head of Bahrain’s Khalifa dynasty has been criticised for his country’s violent crackdown of predominantly Shia Muslim opposition protests. Human-rights groups have heavily criticised the pace of change and continued violence. Only that week a second autopsy by an independent pathologist on a young man, who an official report declared had drowned in the sea, was published stating that he had undergone torture including electrocution and was unconscious when he drowned.
And she invited King Mswati III of Swaziland. Sub-Saharan Africa’s last absolute monarch is estimated to be worth £100m by Forbes while many of his 1.2 million subjects, however, live in poverty. We're sure she can relate. disgusting
3. Andrew, the dodgy deals and the contempt for public and government opinion.
As a wedding present for Andrew and Sarah, Elizabeth had a mansion built on green belt land purchased through a secret company in which she was involved. The couple eventually left the mansion after their split and it was sold, for £3million over the market price of £12million (why?) to the son-in-law of the Kazakhstan president, who as well as being well known to Andrew through his connections as Trade Ambassador also has a child with Andrew's great friend Goga Ashkenazi. The mansion was then allowed to fall into dereliction (why?). documentary newspaper
As Trade Ambassador, Andrew's “boorish behaviour” and ill-advised cultivation of friendship with dictators and even a convicted sex abuser eventually led to a growing clamour for him to step down or be sacked from that post. This included from members of parliament, government and many in the public and press. Elizabeth responded to this by deciding at that moment to award Andrew with the highest honour in her personal gift. mummy's hero Not surprisingly this prompted comments such as 'Get it through your heads, they don't care about you or your opinions. No hereditary dictatorship ever has.' 'you should be appalled that he was given the Order of the Garter several years back. That is supposedly the highest of all British honours but the Queen has cheapened it by decorating her youngest children with it as well as Prince William. At this point, most of the orders of chivalry are just membership badges to clubs that adorn the royal children just to make them appear important' 'proves once again that the Queen has nothing but contempt for the citizens of this country and has a single minded attitude in keeping, maintaining and promoting 'the Firm''