General election 2017: Queen's Speech delayed as Tories continue DUP talks

By Sam Cooper | 12/06/2017

General election 2017: Queen's Speech delayed as Tories continue DUP talks
The Palace of Westminster

PRIME minister Theresa May has delayed the Queen’s Speech — in which the government sets out its legislative programme — for a few days.

The event had been due to take place on Monday, June 19 but has been delayed as the Conservatives continue negotiations with the Democratic Unionist Party.

The Tories hope to form a minority government with the DUP after failing to secure a majority in Thursday’s snap general election.

The Queen’s Speech is written by the government and presents an outline of its planned legislation for the next Parliamentary session.


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