No Queen’s Speech until after Brexit, Theresa May says

Theresa May is delaying the Queen's speech until Brexit has been passed 
Theresa May is delaying the Queen’s speech until Brexit has been handed

The Queen’s Speech is not going to happen until the withdrawal settlement has been ratified, Theresa May’s spokesperson has stated.

A brand new session in parliament was attributable to get underway in June, however now the Prime Minister has stated it gained’t start until Brexit is delivered.

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The spokesperson stated: ‘That is part of the current Queen’s Speech cycle and we have to end that work.’

He added that there was ‘no specific date’ for a brand new session, however with emphasis being positioned on delivering Brexit first, it’s unlikely to be earlier than autumn.

The State Opening of Parliament marks the formal begin of the parliamentary yr, with the Queen’s Speech setting out the federal government’s agenda for the approaching session.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II delivers the Queen's Speech during the State Opening of Parliament in the Houses of Parliament in London on June 21, 2017. - Queen Elizabeth II will formally open parliament and announce the British government's legislative programme on Wednesday, two days later than planned. The state opening, a ceremony full of pomp in which the monarch reads out the Queen's Speech detailing the government's programme for the coming year, was due to take place on June 19, but was delayed after Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative party lost their majority in the House of Commons in the June 8 election. (Photo by Carl Court / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)
The earliest the Queen’s Speech may happen is within the autumn (Image: AFP/ Getty Pictures)

It’s thought that May is attempting to keep away from an try by Brexiteer Tories to vote down the speech and bury the withdrawal settlement.



In the event that they have been to succeed, it might doubtless speed up the Prime Minister’s departure.

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A brand new session can also want a brand new negotiation for the Democratic Unionist Celebration to proceed holding the Tories in energy.

When requested if it might be delayed until Brexit was ‘over the line’, May’s spokesperson stated: ‘What we are focused on is the withdrawal agreement bill because that is the legislation necessary in order to ratify our withdrawal from the EU.’

He additionally instructed journalists he didn’t settle for accusations that May was now main a ‘zombie government’, that’s neither alive and functioning nor lifeless.

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May has denied that she is main a ‘zombie government’ (Image: AFP/ Getty Pictures)

The expression is mostly used when authorities has no different main laws within the pipeline.

May’s spokesperson argued that current statements concerning knife crime and NHS investments illustrated that this was not the case.

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In the meantime, talks with Labour chief Jeremy Corbyn reopened as we speak, however neither facet appears hopeful a couple of breakthrough.

In keeping with reviews, Downing Avenue has drawn up a listing of uncontroversial points to maintain MPs busy over the summer season.

The checklist is alleged to incorporate payments on animal cruelty, home abuse and tenants’ rights.

There have been 5 years since 1900 with out a Queen’s Speech, with the 2 most years being 2011 and 2018.

In 2017, it was determined there can be no Queen’s Speech the next yr to present MPs extra time to take care of Brexit legal guidelines.



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