Queen backs Boris' Brexit in speech

EU leaders will meet on Thursday and Friday for a summit held under the pressures of the Oct 31 Brexit deadline just two weeks away

EU leaders will meet on Thursday and Friday for a summit held under the pressures of the Oct 31 Brexit deadline just two weeks away

The PM's spokesman said: "If MPs do choose to vote against the Queen's Speech, it will be (for) them to explain to the public why they are voting against greater support for our public services, including police, schools and hospitals".

- What has Johnson set out?

Queen Elizabeth II formally opened Parliament on Monday and promptly found herself in the thick of Britain's roiling Brexit drama, setting out a legislative agenda for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government that began with his vow to leave the European Union by the end of this month.

- When will MPs vote?

The Queen's Speech is an official part of the elaborate ceremony marking the State Opening of Parliament in the United Kingdom.

- What if Johnson loses?

We should know on Wednesday night whether Boris Johnson has his Brexit deal proper, or whether he has an outline deal that will require a few more weeks of technical talks, or whether the gap is unbridgeable.

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Reports had suggested a deal was close ahead of a midnight deadline imposed by the European Union, with the Prime Minister said to be making major concessions on the Irish border.

The Conservative leader has repeatedly said Brexit must happen this month, more than three years after Britons voted narrowly in a 2016 referendum to leave the bloc after almost five decades of membership.

The act sets out specific criteria for changing the government through elections, namely that it must lose a formal motion of no confidence in the House of Commons.

Another promise seeks to give Mr Johnson's Conservative Party an answer to the opposition Labour Party's eye-catching plan to take railways back into public ownership.

Only if they fail, is there an election.

The court's finding was at times scathing of the Prime Minister's actions in proroguing parliament, but did not explicitly accuse Mr Johnson of deliberately misleading the Queen.

Others speculated her delivery had more to do with the political upheaval in Britain due to the Brexit controversy, saying she seemed exhausted, however these opinions were quickly quashed.

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And there is a major question mark over whether MPs will pass the legislative programme, which will go to a vote after several days of debate. Across the Channel, Britain dragged out a horse-drawn carriage and a diamond-encrusted crown so the queen could read out the government's post-Brexit plans to Parliament.

It's the last scheduled summit before the October 31 deadline.

If there is no Brexit deal, lawmakers will try to make sure Johnson's government seeks to delay Brexit rather than crashing out without an agreement on October 31.

If that happens, and "no deal" is no longer an imminent threat, Johnson may try again for an election.

The issue for Mr Johnson is that he is so far short of a majority that he can not pass any controversial legislation without an election, which the opposition parties will not let him hold until he delays Brexit or agrees a deal with the EU.

Johnson's aides have indicated he would fight any election vowing to leave the European Union even without a deal, while Labour is committed to a second Brexit referendum.

The measures affecting business included: a Medicines and Medical Devices Bill, to simplify trials; prescribing a Pension Schemes Bill to make it easier for savers to keep track of different pots of money; moves to give the government more powers to scrutinise takeovers of companies with national security links; a crackdown on child abuse online; and putting a duty of care on technology firms.

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