JOHN PRESCOTT SUGGESTS THE QUEEN SHOULD ABDICATE – A staunch socialist, a man of the working class, is how Lord Prescott likes to envision himself. It is often believed Prescott is one of many politicians that feel the Monarchy is an antiquated and draconian institute that should be abolished.
I, like many, find Prescott’s views to be highly offensive, especially coming from a man who willingly and gladly accepted a life peerage. Oh how hypocritical some people can be.
Prescott is also a member of the Privy Council, whose job it is to advice the Queen, keep her up to date with current affairs and of course public sentiment of the Monarchy.
Notice that I used the term ‘Lord Prescott’ above – that is the last time, in this article I refer to him as much for I certainly believe he is undeserving of his peerage and his recent comments bordering on treason.
In his newspaper column on Sunday he wrote about a conversation that he had with a friend, who remained anonymous throughout the article. It was suggested, by his friend, that maybe it was time the Queen stepped down due to the recent bouts of illness that has prevented her from fulfilling all of her Royal duties.
The ‘age factor’ was also thrown into the mix, noting that at nearly 87 years of age, and with over 60 years of exemplary service to the British people, maybe now would be a good time to abdicate and enjoy a very well earned retirement.
“I’m not sure whether the Queen reads the Sunday Mirror, or indeed my column. But if you do, Ma’am, I thought I’d pass on my friend’s concern.” Prescott
Prescott is not as stupid as he looks and in fact has managed to wriggle his way out of a number of career threatening situations – even that of punching a member of the public in the face after an altercation. On this occasion he did what most ground dwellers do and that was to slither around the subject by passing his comments off on a so-called ‘friend’ and ‘concerned royalist’.
There is no denying the Queen has been ill of late with stomach problems. There is also no denying that the Queen is getting on. However for Prescott to even suggest abdication is not only extremely misplaced it is a direct insult to Her Majesty, who obviously feels she is more than capable of undertaking her duties; which she has done so with such poise, grace and expert diplomacy over the years that it puts any politician, including Prescott to shame – let’s be frank, Prescott, with his seedy little past, couldn’t come anywhere close to grace and poise of a Dung Beetle, although in my eyes he is equally as disgusting.
“Better to keep your mouth shut Prescott and be presumed a fool, rather than to open it and remove all doubt.” Editor
Prescott, why not step down yourself? Relinquish your peerage and slip away into retirement and do the world a favour by never uttering another syllable.
During the Queen’s rein she has endured 12 Prime Ministers, countless conflicts, thousands of state meetings and traveled the world in order to promote the United Kingdom. On top of all of this her diary is bulging at the seams with Royal duties and never once has her Majesty failed.
What gives Prescott, or his friend, the right to ask the Queen to abdicate? I am sure Her Majesty is fully aware of what she is, and is not capable of doing and whether Her Majesty decides to step down should be only for Her Majesty to decide; not some bloated, overpaid public servant.
Prescott joked about the interview, with is ‘friend’ in the Sunday Mirror column, saying that ‘Why not email me, I can read the messages on my phone from the Tower.’ It’s a place, in many royalists’ views that this is exactly where Prescott belongs and that maybe his own retirement would be well deserved in such a place
“John Prescott is the antithesis of the Queen. She is a model of selfless public service and duty. He is frittering away any last vestiges of dignity his career had with these sort of pig-ignorant comments. Luckily for Her subjects I’m sure the Queen will ignore his silly advice.” Conor Burns MP.
Other MP’s also took to the floor to admonish Prescott over his column and misguided views.
“God save us. Never has this poor nation been more in need of the Queen’s quiet and understated wisdom, leadership and tireless public duty.” George Freeman MP
It is amazing to think that as the Daily Mail pointed out; the UK endured over a decade of Blair and Prescott, with the cronyism and through all of this Her Majesty The Queen has endured and provided the only true bastion of honesty and decency that the public was able to cling to in hope that Britain could be revived from having its jugular being torn out by those who care little about anything other than themselves.
One comforting thought here is that the Queen is most unlikely to abdicate – it is simply not in her nature nor her belief that one should give up on one’s Royal duties. Her Majesty has, in her own admission, stated that the Crown placed upon her head, all those years ago, meant that she had a duty to her subjects and that duty would end with her death.
“The Queen is anointed our Sovereign for life. It is a vocation not a job. Lord Prescott should remember his oath as a Privy Counsellor and as a peer. The Queen has repeatedly said that she does not plan to abdicate.” Jacob Rees-Mogg MP
In these darkest of times Her Majesty still remains that one beacon of light that gives us hope and long may Her Majesty rein over us.