Tag Archives: Queens Speech

Will the Tories persuade the Queen to turbo-charge our Nation?


This group of words emerged as headline in the Daily Mail last Tuesday and the article focused on a recent group of calls by the Government to try to persuade our Queen to turbo-charge our nation. The word turbo-charge has … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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How Parliament has set out the Good, The Bad and the Ugly


The last week in Parliament has been a clear demonstration of why prorogation should not have occurred but given it took place between 10th September and 18th September which is a relatively long prorogation prior to any Queen’s Speech, my … Continue reading

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A place of disconnected concepts


It appears that in the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, the debate around public sector pay which appears to have centered around the words and views of Philip Hammond is some distance away from the thinking behind the Queens speech which … Continue reading

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The need for careful analysis


Its easy to read speeches as one piece of text with an overall message and miss some of the finer details. This would be a mistake in the case of the Queens speech. As I wrote yesterday every word was … Continue reading

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Another fine mess ….


This years Queens speech seems to be full of half truths, lies and unrealistic promises, far in excess of some of its predecessors. Two of the clauses Queen Elizabeth was asked to read out on Wednesday were:     My government … Continue reading

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Would I lie to you?


Its not hard to find fault with this years Queens speech, but it is very disturbing that our Government has asked the Queen to lie when she spoke to the assembled Lords, Ladies and MPs. She was asked to say … Continue reading

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A day to change our nation?


As 650 MPs and nearly 900 Lords assemble for their annual meeting with the Queen, today could be a day for something radical to happen. Of course it is much more likely that all of the planned and predetermined ceremonies … Continue reading

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In todays peculiar news


The State Opening of Parliament and Queens Speech will allow all of us to learn a number of unpalatable things. The first is to demonstrate the extent to which the building was designed for a much smaller Parliament, or perhaps the extent … Continue reading

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A good days work, or a wasted year?


Today in her brand new coach with its electric windows, the Queen will open Parliament for the last time before this coalition Government ends its five year tenure. The early indications that this was to be a quiet year are being … Continue reading

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