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"The Queen's actions cause for concern?"

The Queen is about to become the oldest reigning monarch in British history. Her achievements will be the subject of a later post. The following letter was recently published in the Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead Observer. It concerns us -

For nearly four decades we have been trapped in an unwanted, relentless, process of European "ever closer union".There is a routine. At the instigation of her ministers, the Queen appoints some of their number as her representatives, to negotiate and sign a new treaty on her behalf.

Then they push a Bill through Parliament to ratify that treaty, again acting in her name.

Once the Bill has been passed, the Queen automatically gives it her Royal Assent.

But even before that point, a fresh cycle is already being initiated.

We have now been through that cycle five times.

Each time the Queen has complied with the wishes of her ministers, and each time the British people have lost more of their power to run their own country. Consequently, we now find that about 80 per cent of new laws are being imposed on us from Brussels.

Even some of her most loyal subjects do not see how this can possibly be reconciled with the solemn promise the Queen made at her Coronation, that she would govern us according to our laws and customs.

If the Queen allows it to happen for a sixth time - and on this occasion, also allows us to be denied a referendum which we were promised - then her inaction can only hasten the day when the hereditary monarchy is no longer seen as "fit for purpose".

Dr D R Cooper
Maidenhead, Berkshire

This strikes us as a serious letter with very serious implications.

To urge The Queen to refuse Her Royal Assent to the EU Treaty, write to

Her Majesty The Queen
Buckingham Palace
London SW1A 1AA

You might also wish to sign the Your Own Choice petition.

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