Published: Thu, June 22, 2017
Life&Culture | By Kristin Armstrong

Queen outlines United Kingdom government agenda in scaled-down speech

Queen outlines United Kingdom government agenda in scaled-down speech

"We will build the broadest possible consensus for our Brexit plans and that means giving Parliament the maximum amount of time to scrutinise these bills by holding a two-year session of Parliament".

The decision came as a senior cabinet figure conceded the Government was unlikely to strike a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party before the Queen's Speech tomorrow.

In the recent history of Britain's throne speech the monarch was cancelled only twice - in 1949 and 2011.

The PFS said without a majority government it is going to be hard to make decisions over issues such as the funding of social care and the state pension.

The Government wants Brexit to usher in a new era of freedom of movement - as long as you strap into a space rocket.

It will reveal the priorities are for the coming Parliament and the new laws the ruling party hopes to pass. "It will mean we can work together to deliver a successful Brexit deal and a strong social legislative programme that delivers justice and opportunity for all".

His rare absence from the State Opening of Parliament added to the solemnity of an occasion where Prime Minister Theresa May is presenting a legislative program trimmed down following the loss of her majority.

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Centrepiece of Mrs May's programme was the Repeal Bill which will transfer relevant European Union laws on to the United Kingdom statute book at the moment of Brexit in March 2019, with the aim of delivering "a smooth and orderly transition" and avoiding uncertainty for businesses and individuals.

The speech confirmed plans for a public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

One former cabinet minister told the Daily Express: "The critical moment is June 28 and June 29 when there are votes on the Queen's Speech". The Queen takes the gilded throne, with her husband, Prince Philip, usually seated on a lower throne beside her.

Veteran lawmaker Dennis Skinner offered the traditional heckle before the speech, joking that those involved in the ceremony had better hurry so the queen could make the first race.

The source said Mrs May is "confident" of winning next Thursday's Commons vote.

Britain's negotiations with the European Union over its exit from the bloc begin on Monday and stand to be complicated by the surprise loss of Prime Minister Theresa May's parliamentary majority in a national election last week.

The PM's official spokesman was unable to say if the Salisbury Convention continues to apply if the Government is not bound by the manifesto.

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