A POLICE probe was continuing today after a firearms swoop beside the Forth Road Bridge the morning that the Queen opened the Scottish Parliament.
THE row over the boycott of the Queen’s visit to the second Scottish Parliament today by a number of MSPs has been as shallow as it has been predictable.
LABOUR chiefs today issued a three-line whip to make sure their MSPs turned up for the Queen’s visit to the Scottish Parliament.
THE 50th anniversary supplements have been printed. The television specials have rebroadcast the grainy footage of the young Queen. The Daily Telegraph has republished Constance Spry’s original recipe for coronation chicken and the rest of us are experiencing a disorientating sense of déjà vu. We appear to be stuck in groundhog week. Didn’t all this happen last year?
THE maverick former Labour MP, Willie Hamilton, became notorious for his staunchly anti-monarchist views and his outspoken criticism of the Royal Family.
AS MANY as one in six MSPs could boycott the Queen’s address to the Scottish Parliament - just a day after celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of her coronation. Around 20 MSPs are expected to stay away from the state occasion - at the beginning of the Parliament’s second session - because they don’t agree with the monarchy’s role in democratic politics.