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‘Happy And Glorious’: Queen Elizabeth Backs Britain Leaving The European Union

The Sun’s bold statement, the Queen’s bold gambit

Raheem Kassam reporting for Breitbart: Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II and the rest of the Royal Family are usually restrained when it comes to making sensational claims and taking sides in political debates. However, this time it might not be so, as a highly reliable source of the British top newspaper The Sun has indicated.

Even more perplexing is the rumor of her having an open clash with the former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg at a private meeting at Windsor Castle during the last parliament.

The Sun reports:

THE Queen has been hailed as a backer of Brexit tonight after details emerged of an extraordinary alleged bust-up between her and Nick Clegg over Europe.

Her Majesty let rip at the then Deputy PM during a lunch at Windsor Castle, The Sun has been told.

The 89-year-old monarch firmly told passionate pro-European Mr. Clegg that she believed the EU was heading in the wrong direction.

Her stinging reprimand went on for “quite a while”, leaving other guests around the table stunned.

The account of the bombshell lunch during the last government – which a handful of other government ministers also attended – has been relayed to The Sun by a highly reliable source.

The senior source said: “People who heard their conversation were left in no doubt at all about the Queen’s views on European integration.

“It was really something, and it went on for quite a while.

“The EU is clearly something Her Majesty feels passionately about.”

The monarch is also said to have revealed her Eurosceptic feelings during a separate conversation with MPs at a Buckingham Palace reception.

One of a group of Parliamentarians in a circle with her at the time asked Her Majesty for her thoughts on Brussels.

The Queen is said to have snapped back angrily: “I don’t understand Europe”.

A parliamentary source, who relayed the remark to The Sun, said: “It was said with quite some venom and emotion. I shall never forget it”.

Officially, Buckingham Palace’s representatives denied the rumors, which is what usually happens when the details of private conversations are leaked. They were explicit in their statements: “The Queen remains politically neutral, as she has for 63 years. We would never comment on spurious, anonymously sourced claims. The referendum will be a matter for the British people.”

The man who took a royal beating, former Deputy PM Nick Clegg tersely responded: “I have absolutely no recollection of it. I don’t have a photographic memory. But I think I would have remembered something as stark or significant as you have made it out to be.

“No doubt you’ll speak to someone else and they’ll say, ‘I was there I heard it’. Fine. But I really can’t remember it at all. Anyway, without sounding pompous, I find it rather distasteful to reveal conversations with the Queen.”

Naturally, the people who stand in support of Brexit (British exit), welcomed the news.

By Stefan Paraber for GIA

EXPERT OPINION

Joshua Tartakovsky

The Queen, in theory at least, is supposed to have the interest of the United Kingdom in mind. Therefore her support for a Brexit makes perfect sense. What makes far less sense is why the Labour Party headed by Corbyn does not support a Brexit. The EU has proven itself to be a neoliberal prison for its poor members in the periphery as the strong Euro meant that their industries were more expensive abroad while German industries triumphed. EU brought financial ruin and austerity in various shades of grey to Spain, Portugal, Italy, and of course to Greece. If the British Labour cared about “internationalism” it would support a Brexit. But the issue runs deeper than that.  Lord Rose, the former head of Marks & Spencer and now head of the “Britain stronger in Europe” campaign said that wages would go up for low-skilled workers if Britain were to leave the EU (The Telegraph, March 3, 2016). That is quite evident too. If restrictions are placed on migration, British employers would be unable to hire cheap labor from Bulgaria or Romania but would have to pay decent salaries to British workers. But the Labour Party does not care about the British workers, and that is the problem.

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