May drops key manifesto pledges from Queen's 'Brexit' speech
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 22, 2017,
Jun 22, 2017, 3:56
The US president was originally pencilled in to visit Britain this summer but postponed his trip until the autumn following huge public protests across the country.
British newspaper the Guardian reported that Trump had revealed his unease about the visit during a conversation with May, citing a Downing Street adviser who was in the room.
Proposed visits from heads of states are usually included - one for the king and queen of Spain was in this year's speech. The Queen's speech made no mention of a price cap but rather a promise to "bring forward measures to help tackle unfair practices in the energy market to help reduce energy bills".
"You have to keep him".
A briefing document issued alongside the speech said the government would intensify its consultations with businesses and other interested parties to "test and validate positions and to continue to build support from the business community as we move forward".
Of the 27 proposed bills put forth in the speech, almost a third pertain to the U.K.'s departure from the European Union.
However, the Queen mentioned the Agricultural Bill in her speech, and afterwards the Country, Land and Business Association commented: "Getting Brexit right for farming is of fundamental importance to the rural economy and we welcome the fact it will be subject to detailed scrutiny during the passage of a dedicated Agricultural Bill".
They used their right of freedom of movement within the European Union to settle in Britain over the years but now their immigration status remains uncertain, similar to other European Union nationals who live and work in the UK.
House of Commons proceedings were kicked off soon after the Queen's speech, with a minute's silence in memory of victims of terror attacks in London and Manchester earlier in the year and the Grenfell Tower fire last week.
Centrepiece of Mrs May's programme is the Repeal Bill which will transfer relevant European Union laws on to the United Kingdom statute book at the moment of Brexit in March 2019, with the aim of delivering "a smooth and orderly transition" and avoiding uncertainty for businesses and individuals.
For instance, the Queen rode to parliament in a black auto as opposed to a royal carriage.
She was accompanied by her eldest son, Prince Charles, after Buckingham Palace confirmed that her husband, Prince Philip, had been hospitalized with an infection.
The Labour leader spoke for about 30 minutes during a heated parliamentary debate following the Queen's Speech.
Maike Currie, investment director at Fidelity International, says: 'It's fair to say that today's Queen Speech was more notable for what it didn't include, than what it did.
It quite often happens in a president's second term - if re-elected - and not all USA presidents get full state visits.