The Queen has broken her silence about the potential break-up of the United Kingdom by warning Scots to think “very carefully about the future” before casting their votes in the independence referendum. With only four days to go to the polls and the contest on a knife edge, the monarch made a hugely significant intervention by stating she hoped Scots would consider closely what their “important” votes would mean. Buckingham Palace insiders insisted her remarks were politically neutral but on Sunday night they were being viewed as the clearest sign yet she hopes for a No vote on Thursday. Henry Bellingham, a Tory MP, said Royal observers would be “in no doubt about her views.” The Queen's comments were made after she broke her usual protocol and spoke with well-wishers outside the church she attends near Balmoral Castle. Read more >>
The cartoon by Adams from the Daily Telegraph shows the Queen dressed from head to toe in Union Jack clothing. Even her corgis are wearing Union Jack coats. Balmoral Castle can be seen in the background. The Queen says, "One couldn't possibly comment."
One is a gender-neutral, indefinite pronoun, meaning roughly "a person". Monarchs, and today particularly Queen Elizabeth II, are often depicted as using one to refer to themselves.