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Did she make things worse?

- May 29th, 2012
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Queen Elizabeth arrives at a garden party at Buckingham Palace on May 29. (Photo: Anthony Devlin/REUTERS)

A new poll shows 47% of Britons believe Britain has changed for the worse under Queen Elizabeth.

The ITV News/ComRes poll also found while more than half of those surveyed wouldn’t attend a jubilee celebration, most think the Diamond Jubilee will be good for business — 80% said the jubilee celebrations contribute to Britain’s reputation as a country with its own distinct character, and 65% said the event was good for the economy.

Only 14% opposed Britain having a monarchy, the Reuters story said.

The poll was released just days before the Queen is set to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee.

On Monday there will be a star-studded concert. Performers included Paul McCartney, Kylie Minogue, Stevie Wonder, Tim Jones, Elton John and Annie Lennox. A bank holiday will give Britons Monday and Tuesday off to celebrate her 60 years on the throne. Street parties and other celebrations are planned for the long weekend, not only in Britain, but also here in Canada.

Will you be celebrating?

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2 comments

  1. G | May 30, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    What a needlessly provocative headline! The queen does not have the authority to make things better or worse, and you know it. If people believe things are worse under her reign it’s not a comment on the queen so much as a comment on the performance of Britain’s elected leadership (as well as numerous factors beyond their control).

    Sometimes I wonder why I keep reading you guys.

  2. Mr. Terry Mester | June 1, 2012 at 12:59 am

    Right on G! Here here!

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