Queen's Speech

The first Queen's Speech of the coalition government
The first Queen's Speech of the coalition government

The Queen's Speech has set out the legislative agenda for the next 18 months.

The deficit reduction plan forms the cornerstone of the agenda, but a wide range of issues are touched on.

Welfare reform, academy expansion, elected police chiefs and the part-privatisation of the Royal Mail will all go ahead.

There will be a referendum on voting reform, and fixed parliaments will be set in stone. Corrupt MPs can be sacked by their constituents, under upcoming law. A 'great repeal bill' will scrap reams of new Labour legislation.


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