According to the girlfriend of Denis MacShane, the Labour Europe minister of UK, the Queen of England said that Turkey should not be allowed in the European Union for a long time.
“The woman was very polite and said how pleased people were that she had visited. Then, the Queen turned to another person in the group and said: ‘The EU is getting awfully big with 28 countries.’ They said that, actually, it was 27, ‘but we are hoping Turkey will come in soon’, to which the Queen said, ‘Oh, we don’t want Turkey to come in for a long time.’
“I thought it was very rude. The myth is that she is above politics, so it is interesting that she would express political views like that.”
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