(175)  EIIR and the Golden Jubilee

As the Queen began her Golden Jubilee tour of Scotland on 22 May 2002 she received a letter from Winnie Ewing MSP (SNP), inviting her to retitle herself as Elizabeth I Queen of Scots and recalling the famous case of MacCormick v Lord Advocate 1953 SC 396 in which the question of the royal title was ventilated before the Court of Session but held to be non-justiciable in that forum.  Sir Neil MacCormick MEP (SNP), son of the petitioner in 1953, said: It would be a good thing that this wrong could be righted 50 years on in the Golden Jubilee Year.”

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