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Queen’s Speech minus the Queen: Economic struggles dominate government plans

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For the first time since 1963, the Queen missed reading out the government's legislative plans - leaving Prince Charles and William to fly the royal flag.

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For Boris Johnson's critics this wasn't the only omission. There was no dedicated bill to help families bear the burden of the highest price rises in 40 years: in its place a vague commitment to grow the economy.

But the heir to the throne did have a list of 38 bills - including legislation to try and make good on the levelling up pledge.

Plenty too for the Conservative heartlands: cracking down on environmental protesters, privatising Channel 4 and replacing the Human Rights Act. But was there any sign from either party of a vision to transform Britain?


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