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Queen's speech offers Brexit breather

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>> Steeped in tradition, pomp, and pageantry, the Queen's speech is normally the focal point of the British political calendar. The state opening of parliament, and the moment the government sets out its agenda for the next 12 months.>> My lords, pray be seated.>> But this year is a little different to most, giving David Cameron, if anything, some much-needed respite.
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>> Pending legislation will be introduced to provide for an in-out referendum->> It was at this event, last year, that the EU referendum was announced.>> Crucially if you leave the EU->> With the campaign now in full swing the Tories are increasingly divided.>> Do you think they've won?
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This a vital chance for them to try to regroup. Prisons are the big ticket item.>> British media saying six, including the UK's largest in Wandsworth, will be given unprecedented new powers to run their own affairs, in what's billed as the biggest shake-up of the system since Victorian times.
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New powers to tackle extremism will also be proposed along with plans to replace the Human Rights Act with a British Bill of Rights and changes to speed up the adoption process. Even drones, drive-less cars, and circus animals are expected to get to mention. But no matter how wide ranging the government's agenda is for life after June 23rd, healing those bricks and battle wounds won't be easy.