Piers Morgan weighs in on reports MPs can skip queue to see Queen lying in state

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Piers Morgan has shared his thoughts on reports of queue-jumping.(Doug Peters/ EMPICS Entertainment)
Piers Morgan has shared his thoughts on reports of queue-jumping.(Doug Peters/ EMPICS Entertainment)

Piers Morgan has weighed in following reports that MPs can jump the queue to see the Queen lying in state.

It has been reported that MPs can skip the queue at Westminster Hall by showing their Parliamentary security passes, while members of the public face several hours of waiting.

MPs are also apparently entitled to four passes for family and friends.

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LBC said cleaners, security staff and others involved in setting up at Westminster Hall will have to queue.

Tweeting a link to a news story about the situation, Morgan wrote: "This is outrageous."

Several people have commented on the reports that the rules are different for MPs when it comes to paying their respects to the late monarch.

The Daily Mail quoted one person in the queue as calling it "an abuse of privilege".

"I don’t mind queuing, because everybody queues," they said. "But there is no excuse for queue-jumping, it’s not fair."

Another person said on Twitter: "They should have to wait just like everyone else."

Members of the public file past the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign's orb and sceptre, lying in state on the catafalque in Westminster Hall, at the Palace of Westminster, London, ahead of her funeral on Monday. Picture date: Thursday September 15, 2022.
The Queen's coffin is in Westminster Hall at the Palace of Westminster. (PA)

"As long as we exist there'll always be people who think they're better than everyone else," said someone else.

Someone else tweeted: "Gaff after gaff. Missed the opportunity to queue WITH the electorate. Honestly who signs off this stuff."

However, one person remarked: "Security risk for them to be in a queue for hours. Doesn't make it OK but that's the reason."

The Queen passed away on 8 September at the age of 96, hours after it emerged that doctors had concerns over her health.

Her coffin is now at Westminster Hall at the Palace of Westminster.

FILE - Queen Elizabeth II stands on the balcony during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant at the Buckingham Palace in London, Sunday, June 5, 2022, on the last of four days of celebrations to mark the Platinum Jubilee. Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II is under medical supervision as doctors are
The Queen passed away at the age of 96. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool, File)

The late monarch's funeral will take place on 19 September.

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Yahoo has contacted the House of Commons for comment.

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