Queen's Speech

Queen’s Speech: what was announced today?
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Queen’s Speech: what was announced today?

Newly re-elected government’s plans focus on Brexit, NHS and social care
19 Dec 2019
The strange traditions of the Queen's Speech
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The strange traditions of the Queen's Speech

Rituals surrounding State Opening of Parliament are among strangest of the UK’s many unusual customs
19 Dec 2019
Instant Opinion: Boris flounders amid ‘sham’ Queen’s speech
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Instant Opinion: Boris flounders amid ‘sham’ Queen’s speech

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 15 October
15 Oct 2019
What was in the Queen’s Speech?
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What was in the Queen’s Speech?

Brexit, immigration, and law and order take centre stage in new Parliament
14 Oct 2019
How the Queen would announce nuclear war
The Queen
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How the Queen would announce nuclear war

‘Not for a single moment did I imagine that this solemn and awful duty would one day fall to me,’ reads Cold War draft speech
3 Apr 2019
Theresa May's Queen's Speech passes - but only just
Theresa May PMQ
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Theresa May's Queen's Speech passes - but only just

Abortion U-turn halts backbench revolt as government's legislative agenda is voted through by 323 to 309
30 Jun 2017
What does the Queen's vehicle bill mean for motorists?
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What does the Queen's vehicle bill mean for motorists?

Millions will be set aside in bid to make UK a world leader in transport technology
22 Jun 2017

An open mind on the issues that matter

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Boris Johnson and five more 'car-crash' political interviews
Boris Johnson
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Boris Johnson and five more 'car-crash' political interviews

The Foreign Secretary isn't the only politician who has been struck by foot-in-mouth disease on camera
22 Jun 2017
Queen's Speech: Theresa May presents a shorter programme
Theresa May
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Queen's Speech: Theresa May presents a shorter programme

Tory manifesto pledges are dropped, but the UK remains on course for a hard Brexit
21 Jun 2017
How Twitter reacted to the Queen's Speech
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How Twitter reacted to the Queen's Speech

Online pundits offer a witty commentary on the State Opening of Parliament - but Dennis Skinner goes one better
21 Jun 2017
Queen's Speech 2016: From prison reforms to spaceports
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Queen's Speech 2016: From prison reforms to spaceports

New laws targeting hate preachers, and a care system shake-up, also announced
18 May 2016
Cameron's immigration bill: what is he promising this time?
British Prime Minister David Cameron
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Cameron's immigration bill: what is he promising this time?

PM says it's 'tougher but fairer', but critics say it would be 'extremely detrimental' to access to justice
21 May 2015
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 8 May 2013
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 8 May 2013

8 May 2013
THE MOLE: UKIP success forces PM to right
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THE MOLE: UKIP success forces PM to right

Buoyed by election success, Nigel Farage says 'reverse takeover' of Tory party is on cards
3 May 2013
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 10 May 2012
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 10 May 2012

10 May 2012
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 9 May 2012
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 9 May 2012

9 May 2012
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