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17 May 2005
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Just back from the vigil for reform outside Downing Street. The Queen was opening Parliament. I thought she went the other way. But no, much to my surprise I scrambled for my camera as Horseguards marched past followed by her Majesty and her husband in their horse and cart. Here they are coming towards us. And here they are staring out at the strange crowd - who were wearing gags as a symbol of those deprived of their true voice. The turnout was not as large as the 200 the organisers hoped for and although it was also very cold for May it was nothing like Kiev. David Marquand's orange revolution still awaits us. * *

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