Archive: State Opening Of Parliament Queen S Speech

David Cameron and Ed Miliband lead the Commons to hear the Queen's Speech

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  • Gordon Brown soon recovered his composure after Cameron's attacks

    Queen's Speech: Commons sketch

    David Cameron's attempts to wind Gordon Brown up appeared to be succeeding. But a burst of unexpected comedy from the prime minister helped restore his benevolent mood.


    Queen's Speech in full

    All the details on the bills announced by the Queen during the state opening of parliament today.

  • Queens Speech: Policing

    Queens Speech 2008: Policing

    Today's Queen's Speech has established that the government will bring forth a policing and crime reduction bill. It aims to increase the effectiveness and public accountability of policing.

  • Queens Speech: Health

    Queens Speech 2008: Health

    The Queen's Speech today confirmed the government will bring forth a bill "to strengthen the National Health Service".

  • Queens Speech: Equality

    Queens Speech 2008: Equality

    The Queen Speech's today confirmed the government's plan to bring forth an equality bill, which puts all previous equality legislation in one place.

  • Queen's Speech 2008: Environment

    Queen's Speech 2008: Environment

    The government "will bring forward measures to protect the environment for future generations," according to the Queen's Speech.

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