Published: Wed, June 21, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Trump's state visit to United Kingdom not mentioned in Queen's speech


First, the queen wore a floral blue and yellow dress with a blue brocade coat for her buzzed-about speech to Parliament.

The prime minister has dropped the bulk of the Conservative manifesto for a two-year session dominated by eight bills to prepare the ground for Brexit.

May's gamble of calling snap polls spectacularly backfired as Conservatives won 318 out of 650 seats while the opposition Labour secured 262, leaving neither party anywhere close to the 326 seats required for an overall majority.

Footage showed Corbyn entering the House of Lords with Theresa May before the Queen's speech, which signals the opening of parliament.

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"The election result was not the one I hoped for, but this Government will respond with humility and resolve to the message the electorate sent", May said ahead of the speech.

Outside the gates of Westminster Palace the outcry over a deadly tower block fire in a deprived estate nestled in one of London's richest boroughs will manifest in a "Day of Rage" protest which blames the incident on social inequality and years of public spending cuts.

The Prime Minister called for "compassion, unity, resolve" as she said: "This is a hard time for our country, but we are a resilient country".

We are encouraged that both the UK Government and EU Council consider the rights of EU citizens living and working in the UK and UK citizens' rights in the EU to be of high importance.

The Queen's Speech comes at a time when May's premiership has become vulnerable and the country's future uncertain, with negotiations over Britain's departure from the European Union having only just begun.

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Whilst no specific approach to counter-terrorism was announced, the government have pledged to address and review the current counter-terrorism laws.

But the speech was notable also for what it did not contain.

There was also no mention of the promised free vote on fox hunting or of a state visit by Donald Trump.

Unveiling the Brexit package in the speech, the Queen said: 'A Bill will be introduced to repeal the European Communities Act and provide certainty for individuals and businesses.

"We have identified the key issues that will form part of the confidence-and-supply arrangements that we want to put in place for a five-year Parliament", Sir Jeffrey Donaldson told Sky News.

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