Here’s What The Queen Laid Out In Her Speech To Parliament

The two-year program for government, known as the Queen’s Speech, was prepared by ministers and read out by Queen Elizabeth in parliament at its formal opening ceremony. Not only does it have to a come to a complex deal with the 27 countries of the European Union, it also has to incorporate tens and thousands of items of legislation and regulation that emanated from the European Union into to United Kingdom legislation. Among proposals that will not require immediate legislation, the government is to review its counter-terrorism strategy in the wake of recent attacks in London and Manchester and establish a new Commission for Countering Extremism to “stamp out extremist ideology in all its forms”. They joined other demonstrators in what they called a “day of rage” to protest perceived government inaction and neglect.Following a bruising election which cost her Conservatives their majority in the Commons, Mrs May ditched manifesto plans to scrap universal free school lunches, expand grammars, means-test winter fuel payments, and offer a free vote on fox-hunting. May also sidelined reform on social care, education and corporate governance. It was not mentioned in the speech as no date had been set, the Prime Minister’s office said.In his last statement on the issue, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said: “Her Majesty extended an invitation to the President”. Once again, we can and will grow stronger from the challenges we face today. “Importantly, numerous real, practical priorities for businesses across the United Kingdom can be delivered without new primary legislation”. “But this government will respond with humility and resolve to the message the electorate sent”, she said. We’re both unionist parties at our heart. “This will be complemented by legislation to ensure that the United Kingdom makes a success of Brexit, establishing new national policies on immigration, worldwide sanctions, nuclear safeguards, agriculture, and fisheries”, the Queen said.”First, we need to get Brexit right”.Asked whether media reports that the DUP demanded £2 billion in spending on Northern Ireland were correct, Donaldson said the figure was “nonsense”.Delivering the official opening speech, in which she outlined the Mrs May’s strategy for leaving the European Union, the Queen wore a blue hat decorated with a cluster of blue fabric flowers, each with a bright yellow disc at its centre.Mr Corbyn dismissed the programme as “thin gruel” which showed the Conservatives were running out of ideas.Many interpreted her choice of headwear as an anti-Brexit statement.But his claim to head a “government in waiting” was given short shrift by the PM, who mockingly praised him for having “fought a spirited campaign and come a good second”. This year saw a scaled-back State opening of Parliament Ceremony with the Queen arriving by vehicle rather than carriage and not wearing the Imperial State Crown or the Robes of State.”We recognise the problem that there is in relation to energy bills”, she told MPs in the Queen’s Speech debate.The Confederation of British Industry said May’s “welcome change in tone” in the Queen’s Speech “needs to be backed by clarity and action now”, as the country extricates itself from its biggest trading market. She was not accompanied by heralds as she walked to the Chamber of the House of the Lords to sit on her throne to deliver her speech.