James Forsyth

Is the monarchy safe for good now?

Is the monarchy safe for good now?
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It has long been a joke in Westminster that you don’t need to put your finger in the wind to see which way it is blowing, you just watch Jack Straw. 

So the fact that Jack Straw has revived the tradition of walking backwards once the Gracious Speech has been handed to the monarch should reassure the Queen. If Bray is looking for a vicar, they have the perfect candidate.

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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