What was Queen's Speech missing? Donald Trump
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 21, 2017,
Jun 21, 2017, 21:43
Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday failed to wear her crown for the Queen's Speech for the first time in 43 years just to save Prime Minister Theresa May from losing her position after her party lost majority in recently conducted snap election.
Chastened by an election which left her Conservative Party short of a majority in parliament and reopened debate on the nature of Britain's European Union exit, May also sidelined reform on social care, education and corporate governance.
'While this will be a government that consults and listens, we are clear we are going to see Brexit through working with Parliament, business, the devolved administrations and others to ensure a smooth and orderly withdrawal'.
What is usually a ceremonial address, dominated by costumed pageantry, has become a crucial test of May's ability to run the country during its most testing period for generations.
Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to prop up her government.
"As prime minister I apologize for that failure, and as prime minister I've taken responsibility for doing what we can to put things right".
NATIONAL disability charity, Sense, has responded to the Queen's Speech, in which the Government pledged to tackle disability discrimination and improve social care services.
"Labour is not merely an Opposition: we are a government in waiting", he added. In a United Kingdom roiled by surprising election results, terrorist attacks and the fallout from a deadly tower blaze, the Queen's Speech offered a concrete road map of the next two years under diminished Conservative leadership.
The remarks are written by the prime minister and her staff.
Prince Philip, the husband of the queen, didn't attend after being hospitalized for an infection.
"This welcome change in tone needs to be backed by clarity and action now", the Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry lobby group, Carolyn Fairbairn, said.
The Queen's Speech also includes a Nuclear Safeguards Bill to meet worldwide standards as the United Kingdom leaves the EU's Euratom nuclear body, and an global Sanctions Bill to ensure Britain complies with worldwide law.
It will make sure an independent customs regime is in place on the day Britain leaves the European Union single market.
"At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack, and Mayor of London says there is 'no reason to be alarmed!'" Trump tweeted.
The speech is expected to set out a raft of new laws needed to implement Brexit, plans to strengthen counter-terrorism powers and a series of bills created to reform Britain's infrastructure and economy in preparation for life after the EU.