One of the assorted trolls that infested my facebook page before the election complained because I had mentioned ' printing on goatskin' in my election leaflet.
Little did he know that the excuse for delaying the opening of parliament is the time it takes for the ink to dry on the goatskin on which the Queen's speech is written. This is 2017-not 1017. Not that the Queen reads from the goatskin. She has it all typed out on a piece of paper. In a bid for sanity and to spare the goat, I made an impassioned speech last year to print acts and speeches on a memory stick. Cost would drop from £140,000 to about £2.
The fears of a Coalition of Chaos is becoming hideously clear. Theresa May is detached from reality and acts as though the decision to waste £130 million on an unnecessary election that costs her majority the careers of 13 of her MPs was a great success. Her MPs are seething with suppressed rage and may explode before next week. Where there was stability there is now turmoil, a majority Government a hung parliament, a self-satisfied Tory Party a rebellious mob, a tough Brexit posture a jelly of quivering fear. All from one Prime Ministerial decision of monumental stupidity.
How long can a broken-backed Government stagger onwards from foul-up to farce?