A right royal long weekend, trouble for Sayeeda Warsi and Cameron on the continent have roused the interest of the twitterati this week.
It's not really been a week for working, has it, but the Diamond Jubilee didn't stop the Twittersphere from going about its usual business. Actually, there were lots of different aspects of the weekend to remark upon - whether seriously or not...
One does hope one's Diamond Jubilee will persuade Cameron and Clegg to stop sodding up one's beautiful country. #jubileeservice— Elizabeth Windsor (@Queen_UK) June 5, 2012
On Diamond Jubilee weekend, welcome news the Clock Tower looks like being renamed Elizabeth Tower
— Ed Miliband (@Ed_Miliband) June 2, 2012
Turns out the Diamond Jubilee is not actually an Ice Lolly made from Diamonds. Frankly livid about this.— Jon Pigeon (@PigeonJon) June 5, 2012
Who else is watching the "Diamond Jubilee" Queen Elizabeth doesn't age. She's been looking the same for the past 20 years! #GetItGirl— Evelyn Lozada (@EvelynLozada) June 5, 2012
On The Mall for the Diamond Jubilee Concert. It was AMAZING! Feel very proud to be British.— Wes Streeting (@wesstreeting) June 4, 2012
Hope the Duke of Edinburgh is OK and his bladder infection is just a cunning ruse to get out of more diamond jubilee celebrations.— Jonathan Haynes (@JonathanHaynes) June 4, 2012
Diamond Jubilee coverage on #bbc hitting new heights of cornball and windbaggery.— matthew bond (@tugsandtost) June 5, 2012
Just in case you missed the Jubilee jar of chutney which sings the national anthem: tgr.ph/KiZLv9— Harry Wallop (@hwallop) June 1, 2012
This has also been a week of bad news for the Tory party co-chair, Sayeeda Warsi, who now faces not one but two separate investigations into her conduct. The legacy of the expenses claims scandal lives on, but not all on Twitter were impressed by the strength of the allegations laid against her.
British political scandals are so feeble. I've read two stories on Sayeeda Warsi today and I'm still unsure what she's done wrong.— Patrick French (@PatrickFrench2) June 3, 2012
By Indian standards what Baroness Sayeeda Warsi has done is less than even peanuts— Chandru (@ChandrusWeb) June 3, 2012
Warsi referred herself to the Lords standards commissioner, right? So not very earth shattering that he has launched an investigation— James Chapman (Mail) (@jameschappers) June 6, 2012
Day 1 in the Big Brother house and Baroness Warsi has submitted her claim for £165 rent.— beaubodor (@beaubodor) June 5, 2012
Arguably more potent was David Cameron's handling of the situation. It did not escape anyone's notice that his willingness to refer Warsi to the independent adviser on ministerial behaviour was at odds with his refusal to do the same with culture secretary Jeremy Hunt.
So that's Sayeeda Warsi referred to the Independent adviser on ministerial code but not Jeremy Hunt— Krishnan Guru-Murthy (@krishgm) June 4, 2012
So Cameron launches investigation in Warsi but not Hunt? Why? Because a Hunt investigation would lead right back to No10!— John Prescott (@johnprescott) June 4, 2012
Cameron needs to control the fate of Hunt. He's happy to let others decide on Warsi. The contrast is so unsubtle all 3 are in more trouble.— steve richards (@steverichards14) June 4, 2012
Sometimes you just can't make it up. Baroness Warsi owns 60% of Rupert's Recipes (undeclared). Insert your own joke here.— Chris Bryant (@ChrisBryantMP) June 3, 2012
Having spent the weekend boosting the mood of the country at the expense of its GDP with a double bank holiday celebrating the Queen, Cameron headed off to the continent to address the ongoing eurozone crisis. The situation looks as bleak as ever. Have a nice weekend!
David Cameron has been the UK's PM for just over 24 months. In that time he has attended 18 conferences on the Euro debt crisis.— Charles Finley (@charlesfinley) May 30, 2012
David Cameron is off to Berlin to push for full political union. He is wrong once again. He is able to elevate being wrong to a fine art.— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) June 7, 2012
#eurozonecrisis David Cameron's stance on Euro is bizarre, absurd and crazy!— phil dampier (@phildampier) June 7, 2012
Angela Merkel is speaking alongside David Cameron. She says they are both "convinced" the single market is the key to solving the crisis.— politicshomeuk (@politicshomeuk) June 7, 2012
"We want the eurozone to succeed." Cameron at Berlin news conference. More sense than Osborne this am, who wanted the *euro* to survive— John Rentoul (@JohnRentoul) June 7, 2012
Cameron says countries across Europe can help eurozone crisis by offering "the right advice". Sure E-zone members will love that.— Craig Woodhouse (@craigawoodhouse) June 7, 2012