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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    Queen's Speech: Video

    Watch the full video of the Queen's Speech

  • 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.

  • 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: 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: 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: Economics

    Queen's Speech 2008: Economy

    The Queen's Speech today put forward more support for the financial sector as the government seeks to take the UK out of recession.

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