Queen outlines United Kingdom government agenda in scaled-down speech

Queen outlines United Kingdom government agenda in scaled-down speech

Queen outlines United Kingdom government agenda in scaled-down speech

"As prime minister, I apologize for that failure", she said.

Royal London policy director Steve Webb says: "No one can know with any certainty how much they might have to pay for their care, how much the Government will contribute and whether they will have to sell their home". It was scaled back because the snap election meant that it was scheduled too close to other major ceremonial events.

Theresa May's minority government has dropped key Tory manifesto pledges, including expanding grammar schools and a free vote on restoring foxhunting, as the Queen announced a pared-down legislative programme focused on delivering Brexit.

Meanwhile a number of core manifesto pledges were notably absent from the Queen's speech, which lays down the laws that ministers intend to pass in parliament.

'The Government will bring forward proposals to consolidate and strengthen Government's powers to protect national security.

MPs laughed in the House of Commons as Dennis Skinner shouted "get your skates on, the first race is at half past two" during the state opening of parliament.

In an apparent sign of recognition that she must seek a broad consensus for any Brexit deal, Mrs May said getting European Union withdrawal right will mean securing "a deal which delivers the result of last year's referendum and does so in a way that commands maximum public support".

Despite the botched election and calls for her resignation, May has stayed on as prime minister, although many commentators don't think she will last the full parliamentary term.

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The government, May wrote in the statement, is committed to working with lawmakers, regional officials and others "to build the widest possible consensus" on Brexit after the hard divorce talks with the European Union opened Monday in Brussels.

Queen Elizabeth II was accompanied by Price Charles to the House of Lords after the Duke of Edinburgh was hospitalized with an infection.

"As high-profile data breaches continue to plague our society, it is only right that the United Kingdom government is implementing more fortified measures to tackle them, particularly as we draw nearer to the widespread introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation next year".

With new measures on trade, immigration, fisheries, nuclear safety, agriculture and sanctions.

Eight of the 24 Bills which survived the policy cull related to the process of leaving the European Union in March 2019.

Shadow Scottish Secretary Lesley Laird said the government's proposals failed to reflect the message that voters sent to Mrs May in the general election.

Next year's Queen's Speech has already been cancelled to try and make time to force through the package of new laws.

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