/ Should the Queen shake hands?

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The Lemming - on 26 Jun 2012
Could this simple act create more good than cause harm, provided that she does not share the same fate as Lord Mountbatten?

I probably have more than most to have a view on this political gesture because I am a child of the troubles. In fact at two years old I came to this country with only the clothes on my back but I remember none of it which goes to show that my parents gave me the best opportunity to grow up safe and happy on the mainland.
Ava Adore - on 26 Jun 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

She's had a nice routine going for quite some years now. I suspect there's no interest in changing it.
winhill - on 26 Jun 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

I'm not sure many of us can remember things from when we were 2yo can we?

I would be suspicious that McGuinness would try to pull a fast one, passing on a bogey or deliberately not washing his hands after using the toilet, so I imagine she'll carry a spare set of gloves to use afterwards.
The Lemming - on 26 Jun 2012
In reply to Ava Adore:

I was thinking more of the symbolic handshake tomorrow in Northern Ireland.
tom_in_edinburgh - on 26 Jun 2012
In reply to winhill:
> (In reply to The Lemming)
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> I'm not sure many of us can remember things from when we were 2yo can we?
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> I would be suspicious that McGuinness would try to pull a fast one, passing on a bogey or deliberately not washing his hands after using the toilet, so I imagine she'll carry a spare set of gloves to use afterwards.

I wouldn't worry she's got decades of practice shaking hands with heads of state with blood on their hands. No doubt there is a specially trained flunky lurking in the background with military specification hand sanitiser and a delicately embroidered silk hanky.

Daithi O Murchu - on 26 Jun 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

im no Mcguiness fan why prople keep voting for him is a mystery to me,

but i would ask the question who killed more MCguiness or Mugabi,

Yes she shoudl shake hands, i (alogn with eveyone else) will be watching her expression very carefuly.

Dauphin - on 26 Jun 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

I think it confirms the suspicions that he was/is a MI5 tout.

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EZ on 26 Jun 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Handshakes don't mean diddly.

Signatures... they're what you want to watch!
blurty - on 26 Jun 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

If the the big Rev became reconciled, why on earth wouldn't the queen be prepared to let bygones be bygones?

I was in Belfast a fortnight ago, for the 1st time in nearly 30 years. We couldn't get a window table in the restaurant; last time I was there no one wanted to sit near the windows.

The place has changed, the handshake will help confirm that
Daithi O Murchu - on 27 Jun 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Well she done it

id give her 10/10, that girl is good at what she does

( and no i mnot a royalist)

just that was flawless, no discrimination or favour
winhill - on 27 Jun 2012
In reply to Daithi O Murchu:
> (In reply to The Lemming)
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> Well she done it
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> id give her 10/10, that girl is good at what she does
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> ( and no i mnot a royalist)
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> just that was flawless, no discrimination or favour

Did she have her fingers crossed behind her back?
Ridge - on 27 Jun 2012
In reply to winhill:

I take it she didn't say "Thanks very much for being a tout, Marty"?
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SFM - on 27 Jun 2012
In reply to winhill:

Maybe it was a fake hand!

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