Queen's Speech to be delivered today as minority government talks continue

By Sam Cooper | 21/06/2017

Queen's Speech to be delivered today as minority government talks continue
The Palace of Westminster

PRIME Minister Theresa May will set out the Conservatives’ legislative programme in the Queen’s Speech later — despite still not agreeing a minority government deal.

Brexit is expected to dominate the speech, which will cover a two-year period instead of one.

It is also expected to include domestic violence and car insurance measures.

The speech comes as the Tories are still trying to agree terms with the Democratic Unionist Party to secure their support for Mrs May’s minority government.

The document is written by the government but read by the Queen at the State Opening of Parliament.

It is the main ceremonial event of the Parliamentary calendar — but this year’s will look different, with much of the usual formalities dispensed with and the Queen wearing “day dress” instead of her usual robes.

The speech will be delivered at 11.30am.


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