The Queen’s Speech – marking the State Opening of Parliament and setting out the Government’s legislative agenda for the Parliamentary session ahead – has been delivered amongst a flow of good news for Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The local elections last week saw the Conservative Party win the seat of Hartlepool for the first time since its creation and take over control of around 15 more councils, with the Prime Minister yesterday able to give the go ahead for the next stage of the roadmap out of lockdown.
It therefore was not a surprise to see a jubilant Boris Johnson bouncing on his feet as the Queen announced the legislation his Government will bring forward this year. After the last Queen’s Speech focused on delivering Brexit, and significant Parliamentary time has since been taken up handling the Coronavirus crisis, this Queen’s Speech offered the Government the opportunity to signal it is getting back on track with its manifesto commitments made in 2019.
With this in mind, we hope you enjoy this Cicero/amo overview, which includes a summary of the 30 Bills announced today and why Boris Johnson will have to work hard to persuade his backbenchers to support the entirety of his relatively ambitious legislative agenda.
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