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Jun. 11th, 2017

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It's not clear whether we even have a government at present.

Mrs May has just suffered the humiliation of having to sack her two closest advisers. You'd think she might have said, "If they go, I go." But, no, loyalty in the upper reaches of governance only goes one way. Does Mrs May think that sacrificing her friends will keep her in office? But why would she want to cling to office when every public appearance will be a rite of mortification?

Someone- someone breathing down Mrs May's neck- will have to prepare a speech for the Queen to deliver at the State Opening of Parliament. What on earth can be said in it that won't provoke laughter?
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I was going to post a picture of our eldest granddaughter's 5th birthday party but Ailz pointed out there were a lot of children in it- other people's children- and making it public could be a contentious thing to do.

Crazy old world...

My daughter had hired a hall- with lots of room for the kids to run around in- and a couple of entertainers- one of them dressed as Elsa from Frozen- to keep them running around in a reasonably disciplined manner. Children's parties (I speak from experience) can be hell and to bring in professionals is absolutely the right thing to do...


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