Very nice - the black looks appropriately serious.
The term 'responsible government' is an interesting one from a modern perspective.
I like this stamp.I wonder why have you chosen Queen Victoria.
I guess all governments think they are responsible these days.It's easy to see now why you selected Victoria with a stamp like this available..
Thanks for awarding me a bonus prize to choose a theme. With great power comes great responsibility:-) I'm going to choose one of my favourite subjects 'post boxes/letter boxes' which for those non obsessives could be expanded into things connected with post. Its a significant year for them in the UK as we got our first one in 1855 as you will see in July!
Good choice - and not one I would have chosen (will seek out post box stamps at our stamp show in June!) Thanks for the suggestion.