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Old 06-12-2017, 12:26 PM
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Please note that several posts have been deleted or edited because they were either overtly political, off-topic or responses to deleted posts. Let's keep specific political views to ourselves and stay on topic. Thank you!

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Old 06-12-2017, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by loonytick View Post
[The Queen] doesn't get involved so she'll never say what she thinks. But like the other poster, I sure wish I could know her thoughts on all this. Given all the conversations she's had with so many Prime Ministers over the years, which surely covered exactly the issues that are at play in the UK's relationship with the rest of Europe, she must have an incredible and uniquely informed perspective. As much as I understand why the rules are what they are, and as much as I think they're some moments it sure feels like a loss for her perspective to be kept secret.
Yes, absolutely. I'm a very opinionated and politically charged person and I don't think I could handle not being able to say anything for so long the way she has. It's truly a remarkable ability to keep neutral in all situations. Though I'm sure she and Philip have gone off behind closed doors in private quarters.

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Old 06-12-2017, 06:12 PM
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I'm not political at all but I've learned something these past few days.

In a country where the government is in a state of topsy-turvy and without a crystal ball, we cannot predict what is going to happen. One thing remains stable and secure and that is HM, The Queen. She remains steadfast and keeps calm and carries on.
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Old 06-12-2017, 07:35 PM
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The full list of Cabinet appointments following the general election 2017.

The Cabinet is as follows:

Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service – Rt Hon Theresa May MP

First Secretary of State, and Minister for the Cabinet Office – Rt Hon Damian Green MP

Chancellor of the Exchequer – Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP

Secretary of State for the Home Department – Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs – Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP

Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union – Rt Hon David Davis MP

Secretary of State for Defence – Rt Hon Sir Michael Fallon KCB MP

Secretary of State for Health – Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP

Lord Chancellor; and Secretary of State for Justice*– Rt Hon David Lidington CBE MP

Secretary of State for Education, and Minister for Women and Equalities – Rt Hon Justine Greening MP

Secretary of State for International Trade, and President of the Board of Trade – Rt Hon Liam Fox MP

Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – Rt Hon Greg Clark MP

Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – Rt Hon Michael Gove MP

Secretary of State for Transport – Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP

Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government – Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP

Lord Privy Seal, and Leader of the House of Lords – Rt Hon Baroness Evans of Bowes Park

Secretary of State for Scotland – Rt Hon David Mundell MP

Secretary of State for Wales – Rt Hon Alun Cairns MP

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland – Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP

Secretary of State for International Development – Rt Hon Priti Patel MP

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport – Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions – Rt Hon David Gauke MP

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster* – Rt Hon Sir Patrick McLoughlin MP

The following also attend Cabinet:

Chief Secretary to the Treasury – Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP

Lord President of the Council, and Leader of the House of Commons – Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP

Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Chief Whip) – Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP

Attorney General – Rt Hon Jeremy Wright QC MP

Minister of State (for Immigration), Home Office – Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP
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Old 06-14-2017, 07:35 PM
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CC 14/6 Rt Hon Theresa May MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) had an audience of The Queen this evening
To have been there!
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