Wednesday, October 17, 2007
EXCLUSIVE: Straw Loses Out in the War of Lordly Procession
There's been a huge - and I mean HUGE - row between the Lord Chancellor, Jack Straw and the Lords Speaker Baroness Hayman. In their typical cock-eyed fashion, no one had thought about the Queen's Speech procession when Gordon Bronw made a Member of the House of Commons Lord Chancellor. Jack Straw still wanted to walk backwards in front of the Queen even though he is not in the Lords. This was firmly squashed by Baroness Hayman who rather fancied the role for herself. In the end she won the day, but much blood has been spilt, apparently. Jack Straw was obviously very keen on breeches and suspenders... No change there then.