Britain’s commitment to leave the European Union on October 31 has been reiterated by Queen Elizabeth in her speech to parliament.
The Queen’s Speech is the highlight of a day of elaborate pageantry in Westminster and is used to detail all the bills the Government wants to enact in the coming year.
It is written for the 93-year-old monarch by the Government.
- PM Boris Johnson has been accused of using the politically neutral Queen to set out his election agenda
- The speech set out legislation to implement a Brexit deal if Mr Johnson is unable to reach a deal with the EU
- Mr Johnson runs a minority government and has been unable to win a single vote in Parliament since July
MY NOTE: Brexit was passed by a vote of the people. It is the duty of government to carry out the peoples’ will!
But with Brexit in the balance before a crucial week of talks, and an unpredictable election likely soon, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been accused by rival parties of misusing the politically neutral Queen by asking her to set out his election agenda.
The speech and accompanying notes set out an overview of more than 20 bills, including the legislation that is required to implement a Brexit deal if Mr Johnson is able to reach agreement with the EU this week.
“My Government’s priority has always been to secure the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union on 31 October,” the Queen said.
“My Government intends to work towards a new partnership with the European Union, based on free trade and friendly cooperation.”