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The year ahead in politics: But has the government lost its mojo?
Analysis: What’s in the Queen’s Speech and what does it mean?

Libel reform, House of Lords reform, adoption reform, flexible working, rules of succession, gay marriage, social care, snooper’s charter, the big society and banking reform: Everything you need to know about this year’s Queen’s Speech.

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Members of the Lords, their existence threatened by this Queen's Speech, watch the monarch deliver her address to parliament
Lords reform overshadows Queen’s Speech 2012

The looming Lords reform struggle is overshadowing bills and legislation which the Queen has said will “restore economic stability” in her Queen’s Speech to parliament, which also includes reforms pushing through internet snooping, energy market reform, banking reforms, scrapping much regulation of businesses and a crime and courts bill boosting criminal justice.

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