Entries by William Hanson from 05/2012

The Dummies' Guide to the State Opening of Parliament

| Posted 05.08.2012 | UK Politics

Her Majesty is not known to like public speaking, but sees it as a duty that she must perform. The government of the day writes the words of Her Majesty's speech, and as 'head' of the government she simply reads them - regardless of whether she agrees with the finer details.

How to Throw Your Own Garden Party

| Posted 05.31.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The Diamond Jubilee weekend is here; people up and down the land will be celebrating and gathering with friends and family. You may be opting to take part in the 'Big Lunch' on the Sunday, or throw a tea party or picnic on the Bank Holiday Monday. But another option would be to throw your own garden party.