Prince Charles replaced his mother for the first time at the opening session of Parliament. Isabel II never missed the opening session of Parliament, but mobility problems prevented her from reading the letter prepared by the government and approved by the Executive Cabinet.
Thus, it was Carlos who introduced the government’s priorities, among which were helping “the growth and strengthening of the economy and helping to reduce the cost of living for families.”
“His Majesty’s government will drive economic growth to improve living standards and finance sustainable investments in public services,” the Crown Prince said.
“These measures will be supported by a responsible approach to public finances, debt reduction during reform and tax cuts,” said Elizabeth II’s son, who also indicated the desire to hold the Queen’s platinum jubilee and the Commonwealth Games in 2022 in Birmingham.
However, according to some British media, such promises are unlikely to be fulfilled.
The Independent writes that despite a promise to put the UK back on the ‘right track’ after the pandemic caused by the Covid-19 virus, the package of measures in Boris Johnson’s new legislative program did not include a single support for families struggling to survive and face the cost of living. .
The English newspaper wrote: “Johnson continues to oppose calls for an emergency budget to provide more aid, displaying instead a desire to awaken ‘ingenuity, empathy and hard work’ in the population in response to rising prices.”
The opposition also made harsh comments on the Queen’s speech and Boris Johnson’s proposals.
“This Queen’s speech does nothing to help the millions of families facing soaring bills and crying-in-the-eyes inflation,” the Guardian quoted Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey as saying.
Davy noted that “the Conservatives failed to cut value-added tax, which would have saved families an average of 600 pounds (about 700 euros), and failed to help the most vulnerable in our society,” adding that “the Prime Minister refuses to listen to the message of It was clear from voters “despite the disappointing results of last week’s local elections, which show voters are “sick of being taken for granted by the Conservative government”.
A step forward for Northern Ireland Although Queen Elizabeth II’s speech did not directly mention the legislation that would allow Northern Ireland’s exit protocols to be abandoned, the issue was implicitly mentioned.
“The continued success and integrity of the entire United Kingdom is of paramount importance to Her Majesty’s Government, including the internal economic links between all its parts,” Prince Charles said, adding that “Her Majesty’s Government will ensure that the Constitution will be a trigger.”
The comments come on the same day British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss will prepare a bill that would unilaterally eliminate important parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol, and eliminate the need to check goods between Great Britain. Brittany and Northern Ireland, and eliminates all requirements for Northern Ireland companies to follow EU regulations.
This is an important step for Northern Ireland, where the Democratic Unionist Party, the majority for the past 20 years, has argued it will not form part of a coalition government with the nationalist Sinn Fein party if talks in London and Brussels do not lead to a scrapping of the region’s Brexit protocol.
Unionists, who had won every election in Northern Ireland in the past century, suffered a major meltdown, which helped Sinn Féin win. The defeat was partly due to the fact that they supported Brexit, hoping that it would lessen their association with the Republic of Ireland.
However, they ended up feeling betrayed by London when Boris Johnson accepted the “border on the Irish Sea,” which imposed different trading rules on Northern Ireland than the rest of the United Kingdom, as part of his negotiations with Brussels.
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