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World Queen Elizabeth to set out UK PM Johnson's agenda on Thursday

01:36  15 december  2019
01:36  15 december  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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LONDON (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth will set out on Thursday Prime Minister Boris Johnson ' s legislative agenda following his election victory, including a pledge to bring the EU Withdrawal Agreement bill back to parliament before Christmas, his office said on Saturday.

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LONDON (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth will set out on Thursday Prime Minister Boris Johnson's legislative agenda following his election victory, including a pledge to bring the EU Withdrawal Agreement bill back to parliament before Christmas, his office said on Saturday.

a man and a woman standing in a room: FILE PHOTO:  Boris Johnson arrives at Buckingham Palace in London for an audience with Queen Elizabeth II, in London© Reuters/POOL New FILE PHOTO: Boris Johnson arrives at Buckingham Palace in London for an audience with Queen Elizabeth II, in London

Johnson led his Conservative Party on Thursday to their biggest national election win since Margaret Thatcher's landslide victory of 1987, trouncing his socialist Labour Party opponent Jeremy Corbyn by winning 365 parliamentary seats and securing an overall majority of 80. Johnson fought the election on the slogan "Get Brexit done".

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LONDON (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth set out Prime Minister Boris Johnson ’ s agenda for his government on Monday, including an Oct. 31 Brexit, a new deal with the European Union, and a host of domestic policies designed to win over voters ahead of an expected election. The so-called Queen ’s

Boris Johnson said a Queen 's Speech would take place after the suspension, on 14 October, to There has been considerable anger at Mr Johnson ' s move from across the political spectrum. Conservative Party Chairman James Cleverly said setting out a legislative programme via a Queen 's

The so-called Queen's Speech is used to detail all the bills the government plans to enact over the coming year. It is written by the government and is delivered by the monarch from a throne in parliament's gilded House of Lords debating chamber.

Thursday's speech to parliament will be the 93-year-old queen's second in as many months. She made one on Oct. 14, shortly before the election was called following a prolonged deadlock in parliament over the government's Brexit plans.

The October speech laid out 22 new bills - pieces of proposed legislation - including several covering tougher treatment for foreign criminals and sex offenders, and new protection for victims of domestic abuse.

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Parliament approved Prime Minister Boris Johnson ' s plan for government on Thursday in a symbolic vote that does little to strengthen his authority on Brexit or Lawmakers voted 310 to 294 in favour of the legislative agenda Johnson asked Queen Elizabeth to announce on his behalf last week in an

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not resign if parliament rejects his government's programme as set out on Monday in the so-called Queen 's Speech, his spokesman said. Earlier, Queen Elizabeth set out Johnson ' s agenda for his government, with a repeated commitment to leave the European.

Johnson's office said Thursday’s speech was expected to provide continuity with what the queen outlined in October, with some additions to strengthen the justice system and enshrine in law a multi-year funding settlement for Britain's state-funded National Health Service.

The new government's top priority, however, will be to finally secure parliamentary approval for the bill to take Britain out of the European Union. Johnson said on Friday Britain would leave the EU on Jan. 31, "no ifs, no buts, no maybes".

The Queen's Speech will also detail plans to provide a better service for rail commuters, greater protection for people who rent their homes, and stop local authorities boycotting products from other countries such as Israel.

The restoration of devolved government in Northern Ireland after a near three-year hiatus and "a strong United Kingdom" will also be a focus of Johnson's government, his office said.

Earlier on Saturday, Johnson visited former strongholds of his Labour opponents in northern England and pledged to repay their trust for helping to deliver his stunning election victory.

He has previously promised to spend more money on health, education and the police, and to build more infrastructure, especially in northern England and the Midlands.

(Reporting by James Davey; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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