Queen El­iz­a­beth ‘neu­tral’ over EU ref­er­en­dum

Asian Journal - - World -

London: Buck­ing­ham Palace an­nounced the Queen is “po­lit­i­cally neu­tral” in the forth­com­ing Euro­pean Union (EU) ref­er­en­dum cam­paign, af­ter a lo­cal newspaper re­ported that she sup­ports Brexit - Britain’s exit. “The Queen re­mains po­lit­i­cally neu­tral, as she has for 63 years,” said the Palace, adding that they would never com­ment on spu­ri­ous, anony­mously sourced claims. The Sun’s ex­clu­sive re­port said that the Queen “let rip” at the then deputy premier Nick Clegg dur­ing a lunch at Wind­sor Cas­tle in 2011, say­ing that “she be­lieved the EU was head­ing in the wrong di­rec­tion”. The Sun said the in­for­ma­tion was given by a “highly re­li­able source”, and the con­ver­sa­tion dur­ing the lunch also stunned other guests.

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