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Old 12-19-2019, 02:58 AM
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They most definitely will not. That was an emergency Queen's speech from a government that had lost its majority in the House of Commons and whose continuity was in doubt.



This week's speech represents the legislative program of a newly elected government with an 80-seat majority, which will most likely last for another 5 years and, under the British parliamentary system of government, is pretty much free to do whatever it wants. It is probably going to be a much more detailed and ambitious Queen's speech then.
I think that is right. Expect to see an ambitious legislative agenda, shaped by Brexit and the newly won over northern voters and their priorities.
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Old 12-19-2019, 07:39 AM
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Queen Elizabeth and the Prince of Wales at the State Opening today, December 19:


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** rex gallery **


** gettyimages gallery: GBR: State Opening Of Parliament **
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Old 12-20-2019, 01:39 AM
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Court Circular 19th December:
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The Queen, accompanied by The Prince of Wales, this morning drove to the Sovereign’s Entrance of the Palace of Westminster to open the Session of Parliament.

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness were received upon arrival by the Marquess of Cholmondeley (Lord Great Chamberlain), the Duke of Norfolk (Earl Marshal) and Ms Sarah Clarke (Lady Usher of the Black Rod).
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Old 12-20-2019, 12:55 PM
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Thanks for the photos!
It was nice to see The Marquess and Marchioness of Cholmodeley and Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg.
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