The Queen has outlined a string of parliamentary legislation which Boris Johnson’s government wants to see enshrined in law in the next 12 months but few people believe much of it will be passed before a General Election. Mr Johnson has no majority in Parliament and there has been speculation that the Queen’s Speech will be voted down for the first time since January 1924. 4. It is interesting to note that the last time a Queen’s Speech was lost was in January 1924 when Stanley Baldwin was pressured into calling an election and lost his majority. He stayed on to the King’s Speech but then resigned with a minority Labour government taking over. — Oliver Murphy (@OGMurphy1) October 14, 2019 Then it was King George V who read out Stanley Baldwin’s priorities but the King’s Speech was rejected because the Prime Minister had lost his majority in a general election and he eventually resigned and was replaced by Ramsay MacDonald’s minority Labour government. That could happen again although if Jeremy Corbyn were to lead a minority Labour government he would need the support of the SNP and the Liberal Democrats, or perhaps some of the 21 rebel Tory MPs…. Read full this story
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