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The traditional summoning of Brittain's lawmakers to hear the Queen's speech, when the government's plans for the parliamentary's session ahead are laid out. But Wednesday's event comes with a government in disarray, stripped of its majority after a disastrous election. Prime Minister Theresa May now trying to strike a deal with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party.
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She needs their votes in order to pass any legislation.>> My government's priority is to secure the best possible deal as the country leaves the European Union.>> Brexit front and center though. Some on social media even seeing a coded message in the Queen's hat. Suspiciously similar to the European flag.
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The government toning down earlier tough talk, now promising to work with businesses to secure the widest possible consensus. A repeal bill to replace EU legislation with British laws will be followed by bills on subjects ranging from immigration to fisheries. The Grenfell tower blaze seen by critics as a symbol of Britain's divided society also mentioned.
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>> My government will take forward measures to introduce an independent public advocate who will act for bereaved families after a public disaster.>> That's on top of a full public inquiry. But Wednesday's speech is noticable for what was left out. No mention of controversial plans for elderly people to pay more for their social care.
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Dubbed the dementia tax by May's opponents, that idea was seen as one factor in her election setback. No mention, too, of controversial plans to lift a ban on fox hunting. And no mention of this guy. Donald Trump's state visit not making it into the speech, leading some to suspect a cancellation.
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Downing Street says that they're yet to fix a date. But with functioning government still far from assured, that's just one of the many things left a little uncertain.