"I gather not all the bars belong to us": Queen"s solid gold quip about bullion sell-off

'I gather not all the bars belong to us': Queen's solid gold quip about bullion sell-off Comment said to George Osborne at Cabinet meeting the Queen attendedIt was in reference to Gordon Brown selling half the country's gold reservesHe sold them for 2billion in 1999 when price of gold was at a 20-year low | UPDATED: 22:29 GMT, 22 December 2012 As a constitutional monarch, the Queen knows she must remain above the hurly-burly of everyday politics… but that didn’t stop Her Majesty from last week making a light-hearted quip about Gordon Brown’s controversial sale of Britain’s gold reserves.

Sam and Billie Faiers plead with judge as stepfather is sentenced to 4 years in prison for 1.1m bullion heist

Towie sister Sam and Billie Faiers plead with judge as their stepfather is sentenced to four years in prison for 1.1m bullion heistDavid Chatwood, stepfather to the TV stars, was said to be the ringleader in the plot They begged for leniency for the 58-year-old saying he 'was helpful in their shop' He has served seven-and-a-half months on remand and could be released by April 2014 | UPDATED: 18:30 GMT, 7 December 2012 TOWIE stars Sam and Billie Faiers wrote to an Old Bailey judge pleading for leniency for their stepfather, jailed for four years today for his part in a 1.1 million bullion robbery. The pair said that David Chatwood was 'helpful in their shop' in a letter to the judge ahead of sentencing. The reality TV stars along with Sam's boyfriend Joey Essex sat in the public gallery and waved to Chatwood, 58, as he was led from the dock at the Old Bailey today.