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jinglbellsfrocks Wed 04-Jun-14 22:54:41

@Rev Richard Coles "As long as there's a monarch in a jewelled crown saying 'plastic bag' from a throne I feel everything will be alright."

Got to agree with him perhaps. smile

NanKate Thu 05-Jun-14 07:15:24

Jing don't understand what he means by 'plastic bag' can you explain please ?

thatbags Thu 05-Jun-14 07:37:48

jings, grin

janeainsworth Thu 05-Jun-14 07:43:31

Nankate reference in the Queen's Speech to the 5p charge for plastic bags at the supermarket.

thatbags Thu 05-Jun-14 07:44:44

nankate, I think it's a joke that means that while ever a monarch all dolled up in rich fabrics and gold and jewels can talk about plastic bags all will be well – fairy tale getup on the one hand, cheap tat on the other, all in one bundle.

thatbags Thu 05-Jun-14 07:45:18

In short, we have not altogether lost touch with reality.

janeainsworth Thu 05-Jun-14 07:48:01

Or perhaps that the Queen has come down to her subjects' level, calling a spade a spade instead of a pre-fabricated polycarbonate receptacle.

janeainsworth Thu 05-Jun-14 07:51:42

<Pedant alert> Most plastic bags are made of polyethylene, not polycarbonate.

More info For anyone who wants to know more.

glassortwo Thu 05-Jun-14 07:58:26


janeainsworth Thu 05-Jun-14 08:12:47

Perhaps HM even uses plastic bags herself sometimes shock though probably not at the 'point of sale' grin

Lona Thu 05-Jun-14 08:16:13

Only when the Tupperware needs washing janea! grin

janeainsworth Thu 05-Jun-14 08:28:08

Lona grin

NanKate Thu 05-Jun-14 10:04:22

Thanks all for your explanations.

Stansgran Thu 05-Jun-14 10:33:43

I'm glad we have such sprightly 88 year olds in the UK. I want to be Christine Lagarde when I grow up and the Queen when I retire. I will never get over seeing her walk up the steps to St Paul's without faltering . She has inspired me to walk up M&S stairs in Durham instead of the escalator.

rosesarered Thu 05-Jun-14 10:37:43

I don't think the Queen uses plastic bags, I see her as more of a string bag person. smile

janeainsworth Thu 05-Jun-14 10:41:27

Yes, perhaps with a nice piece of wet fish wrapped up in newspaper poking out of it grin

Nelliemoser Thu 05-Jun-14 11:04:05


Stansgran Thu 05-Jun-14 12:35:30

Surely she would never buy fish but catch it like her mother.

Eloethan Thu 05-Jun-14 15:56:47

I wonder if she was concerned at the proposal that no owners' permission will be needed to carry out fracking under private land/properties.

DebnCreme Thu 05-Jun-14 16:57:14

I thought she looked very frail and she jumped when that poor boy fainted. Have to say I am worried for her.