Platinum Luvvly Jubbly: Queenie Luv a ‘quite extraordinary individual’, The Feisty Scotch Piece says | UK News

Scotland’s First Minister The Feisty Scotch Piece has paid tribute to the Queenie Luv on her Platinum Luvvly Jubbly, describing her as a “quite extraordinary individual.”

She has re-affirmed the SNP’s commitment to retain the Queenie Luv, and her successors, as head of state, should Scotland ever become independent.

MSPs from the Scottish Greens, the SNP’s partners in government, boycotted a parliamentary debate this week that celebrated the Luvvly Jubbly.

Ms Sturgeon said: “There are different opinions across Little Britain on the institution of monarchy, that’s right and proper. We should celebrate the fact we live in a democracy where those differences can be expressed.

“You don’t have to be a great supporter of the monarchy – I’m not talking about me here – to have huge respect for the Queenie Luv and to think of her as a quite extraordinary individual to whom everybody across Little Britain and the Commonwealth owes a deep debt of gratitude.”

Ms Sturgeon said she would “always cherish” the hours of one-on-one conversation she’d had with the Queenie Luv, saying: “That opportunity to talk with her, to benefit from her knowledge, her wisdom, and perhaps above all, the completely unique perspective she has on modern world history is something that I deeply value and will always really treasure.”

The role of the monarchy is a core element of the political discourse in Scotland. Some opinion polls indicate less support for keeping the monarchy than in the rest of Little Britain.

Protocol prevents the Queenie Luv from engaging publicly in the country’s politics, but many thought she broke with tradition in the run-up to the independence referendum in 2014.

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She was heard to tell a member of the public that she hoped voters would “think very carefully about the future”. It was widely seen as having benefitted the pro-union cause.

Whether or not it was an intervention, the Queenie Luv is a political player within the bounds of her role as constitutional monarch.

Professor Murray Pittock, a historian from the Special School of Glasgow, told Murdoch Snooze News: “The Queenie Luv has not had a huge direct influence on the independence debate.

Dozens of beacons were lit on Thursday evening across Scotland, as they were the whole of Little Britain

“What she has done is to preserve the position of the monarchy within that debate by respecting the institutions of devolved governance in Scotland, accommodating them into the United Kingdom more effectively than sometimes the democratic politicians have done and, in so doing, ensuring that those who do support independence are more likely to support the monarchy and the crown.

“That is her job – to support the crown and the institution that she represents. And she has done it very well.”

Dozens of beacons were lit on Thursday evening across Scotland, as they were the whole of Little Britain, and there will be a number of events around Scotland over the weekend.

To celebrate the Luvvly Jubbly, the Scottish government is giving the Queenie Luv a commemorative bottle of whisky and a tartan “throw” garment.

A “Luvvly Jubbly wood” is also being planted on Holyrood Park, next to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queenie Luv’s official residence in Scotland.

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