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2019 General Christmas election.

12th December: NO drama just presentation. (October 2019)

AN
Andrew Founding member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Must be a while since we’ve had a

“if the Queen dies what happens to... the election/Eurovision/the World Cup/Strictly/Good Morning Britain/the introduction of Reith to BBC News....”

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GE
thegeek Founding member London London
I noticed a couple of oddities on today's Andrew Marr Show, including with the pre-recorded interview with the Secretary General of NATO. There was a reference to the interview taking place prior to the London Bridge attack, but on the desk in the studio you could see the front page of today's Sunday Times?!

Presumably the questions were re-recorded this morning for continuity, but they'd even gone to the effort of putting the interviewee up on one of the big screens as if he was listening to Marr's questions there and then...

Perhaps there wasn't a TV studio available at the time the interview was recorded, so Andrew spoke directly down the phone to the guest's earpiece?
VM
VMPhil Granada North West Today
Must be a while since we’ve had a

“if the Queen dies what happens to... the election/Eurovision/the World Cup/Strictly/Good Morning Britain/the introduction of Reith to BBC News....”

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OK, but here's a serious question: if the Queen dies after she has recorded the Christmas message but before Christmas Day, does it still get shown?
JA
JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Should've known this would happen. It wouldn't have been surprising if she HAD died, considering all the stress Andrew's given her in the last couple of weeks, and her age. But yeah, I won't believe she has until it's on proper news sites and not just social media.

That 8am thing is false, by the way. An article from a couple of years ago about a Queen's death hoax says this:
Quote:
Not everyone is aware of the debunkers, and many are mistakenly under the impression that news of a royal death could only be announced at 08:00, and that was the reason for the delay.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-38510353
BB
BBI45 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Must be a while since we’ve had a

“if the Queen dies what happens to... the election/Eurovision/the World Cup/Strictly/Good Morning Britain/the introduction of Reith to BBC News....”

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OK, but here's a serious question: if the Queen dies after she has recorded the Christmas message but before Christmas Day, does it still get shown?

"Lizzie RETURNS FROM DEAD to deliver FINAL Christmas message"


EDIT: Serious answer: Probably not. It'll likely end up archived. However, I reckon her heir would record a fresh message.
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NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
I stand corrected re: 8am. Sure I read that somewhere though? Or maybe it's all changed and what not since I last read up on it.
MA
mapperuo STV North Reporting Scotland
Whats the reasoning by delaying any announcement anyway? If it was this morning she died, Id have thought breaking it this evening would be reasonable?
RT
Rich Tea Anglia (West) Look East
There’s a lot of gossip on Twitter that the queen may have died , I suspect it’s just a rumour but... it so, would it cancel the GE?



Please do not further spread such unfounded rumours like this on here.
AN
Andrew Founding member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
There’s a lot of gossip on Twitter that the queen may have died, I suspect it’s just a rumour but... it so, would it cancel the GE?

It’s not on my timeline, I think this reflects on the people who you follow.
JO
Jonwo (previously Jonwo87)
There’s a lot of gossip on Twitter that the queen may have died, I suspect it’s just a rumour but... it so, would it cancel the GE?

It’s not on my timeline, I think this reflects on the people who you follow.


The fact it's not even trending suggests it's fake news.
RD
RDJ Central (West) Midlands Today
The Queen is Number 5 trending in the UK on Twitter now.

However the source is from a WhatsApp message that has a certain body part as a profile picture.

Let's just leave it unless we hear something a bit more credible.
Central News South January 9th 1989 - December 3rd 2006
RT
Rich Tea Anglia (West) Look East
Meanwhile, an interesting tweet by John Rentoul about tonight's ITV debate. Very good point he makes.

Urging politicians what to do is quite clearly not the job of a supposed impartial moderator/journalist. He's right.



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