Today’s Queen’s Speech was dictated by parliamentary arithmetic, dominated by Brexit and derelict on manifesto promises.The lack of detail is testament to a Prime Minister and government under great pressure; unable to press on with their most radical plans and unsure whether they will still be in place to deliver the next one.
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On Monday David Davis went to Brussels to kick off the first round of formal negotiations, with the urbane Michel Barnier. The FT have reported the weakness of May would cast a shadow over our Brexit negotiations, a view shared widely amongst the commentariat. I sat down to challenge this bit of ‘received wisdom’.