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Brexit, austerity, climate dominate Queens speech

Robert Carter
Press TV, London

The unelected head of the British state, Queen Elizabeth II, has formally reopened Parliament with a speech outlining the new government's legislative agenda heading into 2020. This is the second Queen's Speech the ruling monarch has delivered in just 10 weeks.

Law and order, raising the national minimum wage and delivering Brexit were all key features of the speech.

The newly elected Prime Minister Boris Johnson used the speech to unveil plans for a historic overhaul of the UK’s constitution, democratic institutions and justice system in the Queen’s speech which he described as “the most radical in a generation”.

Empowered by his 80-seat landslide in last week’s general election, the prime minister made clear his intention to use his new-found dominance in the Commons, not only to drive through Brexit on 31 January, but to institute reforms which will alter the face of the nation for decades to come.





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