Oh dear. Although Conservative MPs are supposed to be rallying around their beleaguered leader as Theresa May attempts to form a minority government, not everyone has received the memo.
Step forward Tim Loughton. The Conservative MP – who ran Andrea Leadsom’s short-lived leadership campaign – has taken to social media to vent his frustration that the Queen’s Speech has been delayed until Wednesday. Given that the new date means Her Majesty will have to miss Ascot, Loughton laments that it was bad enough the 2017 Conservative election campaign isolated the majority of pensions without adding the Queen to the list:
State Opening in Royal Ascot week-having pi**ed off most pensioners with our manifesto PM determined to include our most pre-eminent one too
— Tim Loughton MP (@timloughton) June 15, 2017
Let’s hope the Queen takes a more forgiving view on the change of date…