So Boris, as PM are you aiming to exceed historic extremes?


Earlier in the year as people like me complained regarding the prorogation plans that Johnson had set out during August, one of the issues that emerged was claims from his supporters like Daniel Hannan that every Government in history has always had a Queens Speech in the Autumn. Not only was that completely untrue in terms of the various years when certain Governments had set out the Queens Speech in the Spring or Summer but also that the earliest Autumn Queens Speech prior to 2019 was 27th October which along with one on 28th were the only two previous ones that took place in October. The majority took place in Mid November to early December. So when we had the first Queens Speech this year on 14th October, that was certainly the earliest Autumn Speech that had ever taken place. On Thursday the second Queens Speech of the year took place on the 9th December. Now to be fair there have been two previous Queens Speeches taking place in the second week of December, but these both took place on the 8th December so Boris has had the earliest and latest Queens Speeches. Another theme is the number of MPs which we now know have exceeded most of the previous majorities and back in September thanks to Johnsons actions he ended up with one of the smallest majorities.

It is perfectly possible that these extremes are purely unplanned, certainly no one could be sure of the majority. However people like Johnson do like to get noticed for their extremities. If I am correct we can expect many more in the next few months!

About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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