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Brexit bills dominate United Kingdom govt agenda

Brexit bills dominate United Kingdom govt agendaā€¯

May could be forced to resign if she loses the vote, expected on June 29, just as the country embarks on highly sensitive negotiations for Britain's withdrawal from the European Union.

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the main opposition Labour Party, shot the agenda down as "threadbare" and sign of a government "in chaos".

The speech, which follows the State Opening of Parliament, sets out the priorities for the government over the course of the next Parliament.

"We will do what is in the national interest and we will work with anyone in any party that is prepared to do the same, " she said.

Parliament must pass the Queen's Speech in a vote, but with May yet to secure a deal with the DUP, she is aware that failure to get the speech through could be seen as a vote of no confidence.

"With corporate governance measures formerly front and centre of the last Government's programme, it is unclear where the Queen's Speech leaves measures now underway".

In an apparent sign of recognition that she must seek a broad consensus for any Brexit deal, Mrs May said getting European Union withdrawal right will mean securing "a deal which delivers the result of last year's referendum and does so in a way that commands maximum public support". Ministers said the reason it was not included was purely because no date had been set.

Many interpreted her choice of headwear as an anti-Brexit statement.

The Queen told lawmakers from both the Upper and Lower Houses of Parliament that the government is committed to building "the widest possible consensus" on Brexit, by working with Parliament, regional officials, businesses and others.

Out of the 24 bills announced, eight relate to Brexit.

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

Nor was there a mention of President Donald Trump's state visit. Ms.

Even before news of Prince Philip's illness, the government had announced the speech would be delivered with less pageantry than usual as a result of the timing of the snap election.

The speaker of the House of Commons also made it clear that he would not be allowed to address Parliament.

The Times branded May's administration the "stumbling husk of a zombie government" and said she was now "so weak that she can not arbitrate between squabbling cabinet ministers".

The prime minister's Downing Street office said nothing had changed: an invitation had been extended and accepted.

Chastened by an election which left her Conservative Party short of a majority in parliament and reopened debate on the nature of Britain's European Union exit, May also sidelined reform on social care, education and corporate governance. Once again, we can and will grow stronger from the challenges we face today.



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