DUP and Conservatives 'making progress' on deal
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 21, 2017,
Jun 21, 2017, 22:37
The agenda is essentially a watered down version of the Conservative Party's election campaign manifesto, a document widely blamed for the party's loss of command in Parliament.
What was in the speech?
Progress has been made in talks aimed at reaching a deal for the Democratic Unionist Party to prop up Theresa May's minority government, a DUP MP has said.
The new bill will replace the Data Protection Act 1998. Immigration was the centerpiece issue in the campaign to leave the European Union, and the government has promised to deliver a policy that controls the inflow.
In light of recent terror attacks in Manchester and London, existing laws would be revised, but no new bills were announced.
While powers will be revised, there was no mention of police resources.
There was further criticism of the US President after Mr Trump attacked Mayor Sadiq Khan about his response to the latest terror attacks on the capital.
Queen Elizabeth II has outlined legislative agenda dominated by preparation for Britain's departure from the European Union.
The Queen's Speech comes the morning after Prince Philip was rushed to hospital for treatment of an infection.
After May lost her majority in parliament with a botched gamble on a snap June 8 election, she is trying to secure the backing of the DUP's 10 lawmakers, though talks have dragged on for almost two weeks. Her attempt to secure a larger mandate ahead of the Brexit negotiations backfired with her losing her commanding majority.
Plans for new data protection rules in the United Kingdom have been confirmed in the Queen's Speech.
The huge sums appear to be the roadblock to an agreement, which the Prime Minister desperately needs to guarantee her a Commons majority on key votes.
"So this is a government with goal". Intent on building a stronger economy and a fairer society.
The government ploughed on today with the Queen's Speech, the set piece in which it unveils its agenda for the parliament, without a final agreement on a deal.
It also said ministers would "bring forward measures to help tackle unfair practices in the energy market", but made no mention of the cap promised during the election campaign.
City deals to give local councils in Northern Ireland greater economic powers and contracts for the province's firms to benefit from higher defence spending have also been raised. May's government intends to run a two-year parliamentary period to complete the country's exit from the European Union.