Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Silly Names and French

Lord Lucan has just returned from his seat in the House of Lords Chamber watching the bizzare events of Prorogation. Hat doffing at scrums for seats gallore. The galleries were packed as well. Tony Blair showed scant regard for constitutional matters by not attending, as did David "Dave" Cameron (Prorogation is arguably the oldest ceremony held in Parliament). Black Rod went to collect the Commons where I hear upon knocking on the door one MP (prime suspect being a Mr. D. Skinner) shouted "it's the Jehova Witnesses". Before trooping back with the Speaker and Peter Grant-Peterkin and a tow of MPs. Then the commissioners' names were announced and much mirth when "Sir Thomas Galbraith Lord Strathclyde" was called. So with him and the Serjeant at Arms there was a feast of silly names followed by a bit of French when after each bill the clerk called out "La reine le veut" (The Queen wishes it). Then a speech from the Queen which had an astonishing likeness to New Labour speak. In summary a strange but rather amusing and historic event. Also wasn't it odd that the Houses prorogued just before PMQs?

2 Comments:

Blogger 2Tall said...

As much as i hate to be a pedant, but isn't it technically Norman-French?

4:58 PM  
Blogger Lord Lucan said...

All Greek to me.

5:04 PM  

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