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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This year’s Queen’s Speech is set to be a low key affair. Despite an apparently easy task - with a comfortable lead in the polls and an Opposition failing to make an impact - the Government has had a choppy start to 2016 and needs to use tomorrow’s political pomp and circumstance to re-establish momentum.
Thanks to the increasingly turbulent EU Referendum campaign, a poorly received Budget and a series of u-turns inflicted by pressure from Conservative backbenchers and the House of Lords, the government ship has been listing and it is putting Cameron’s legacy at risk. Read our preview of the Queen’s Speech 2016 and what it means.