Her Majesty's Gracious Speech to Parliament traditionally sets out the Government's proposed legislative programme for the next session of Parliament.
Like the Chancellor of the Exchequer's Budget Speech, it is supposed to be top secret, until it is actually delivered in public. However, this is obviously not the case, and the sleazy compact between the mainstream media and the Government's propaganda machine has been in evidence, yet again, with almost everything in the speech having been trailed and leaked in the media.
The so called "analysis" by the media is now concentrating on soundbites concerning "University top up fees", claiming that this is somehow the most controversial part of the legislative programme.
Top up fees are apparently more controversial than the Civil Contingencies Bill which would suspend our human rights and liberties and constitutional checks and balances to an extent that would embarass even someone like Robert Mugabe or Edvard Sevardnadze
trying to cling to power by declaring a State of Emergency.
Top up fees are apparently more controversial than Blunkett's Biometric ID Card plans, which would create an expensive, disruptive, mass surveillance surveillance infrastructure spying on the majority of innocent people, in a futile attempt to catch terrorists or illegal immigrants.
Top up fees are apparently more controversial than paving the way for a referendum on joining the Euro.
Top up fees are apparently more controversial than the reforms to the House of Lords, or the creation of a Supreme Court.
Top up fees are apperently more controversial than the anti-hunting bill, which controversially does not appear in the Speech, but which the media assume will still be brought in during the next session of Parliament.
If Parliamentarians are so easily diverted from the real issues and dangers in the Queen's speech, as their mainstream media symbiotes are, then the next session of Parliament will only turn people off politicians even more.