/ Should the Queen shake hands?
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.
She's had a nice routine going for quite some years now. I suspect there's no interest in changing it.
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.
I was thinking more of the symbolic handshake tomorrow in Northern Ireland.
> 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.
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.
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.
I think it confirms the suspicions that he was/is a MI5 tout.
Handshakes don't mean diddly.
Signatures... they're what you want to watch!
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
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
> 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
Did she have her fingers crossed behind her back?
I take it she didn't say "Thanks very much for being a tout, Marty"?
Maybe it was a fake hand!
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