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STACEY SOLOMON: “It’s about what you want for this country and the people in it.”

STACEY Solomon has waded into British politics after a old clip of her debating the “point” of the Monarchy went viral amid the Queen’s death.

Speaking to the Guardian, the former X-Factor star turned Loose Women panelist said: “They’re regurgitating it at the moment, which is really difficult because obviously I didn’t say it on the Queen’s passing.”

She said the clip has been misrepresented. “I have nothing against the monarchy and the Queen seemed like a lovely lady, but I don’t understand why we pay a contribution to one of the wealthiest families in the world.”

Solomon says the point she was making was that our priorities were wrong. “Some of our kids weren’t even getting school lunches, and to know a huge amount of money is going to somebody who doesn’t need it, I just couldn’t get my head around that.” As usual, she has a plan. “It would be cool if there was an opt-in opt-out version and you can opt to give it to somebody else.”

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SOLOMON ON POLITICS

Stacey also said it would be unlikey that she would enter politics, but wasn’t ruling it out. “I’m passionate about circumstances and the way that some people get dealt certain hands and others don’t.”

What party? “That’s where I don’t feel political at all. It’s all about: Are you Labour, Tory or Lib Dem? For me it’s not about any of those things. It’s about what you want for this country and the people in it.”

Solomon says the first thing she would look at is efficiency. “This sounds really sad. But I’d love to look at how we do things and reevaluate. My sister is a paediatric nurse and I’d love to look into how things are spent, because I know her hospital needed certain equipment and couldn’t buy it from a place that was loads cheaper because it was contracted to buy from somewhere else.” You’d use your organisational skills? “Yeah, I’d love to go and give it a shake-around.”

REPUBLICAN REVOLUTIONARY?

When asked if she would start the ‘Stacey Solomon Republican Party’ Solomon said: “Absolutely not. You’re not getting me fronting the revolution for anything!”

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“Perhaps the royals could just reinvent themselves, she suggests. “I don’t know why they can’t exist just as a cool famous family. Why do they have to be head of anything and have that monetary contribution?”

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