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  • My government's priority has always

  • been to secure the United Kingdom's departure

  • from the European Union.

  • Today's Queen's Speech was less of a legislative agenda

  • for the next parliament and more of a Conservative party

  • manifesto.

  • That's because Boris Johnson, the prime minister,

  • knows he doesn't have a majority in the House of Commons

  • and therefore will find it very difficult to,

  • A, pass the Queen's Speech at all, and B,

  • pass any of these proposals through the House of Commons

  • in the form of new laws.

  • We aim to create a new age of opportunity

  • for the whole country.

  • And as we prepare to get Brexit done...

  • ...by October the 31st, we are setting out now our vision

  • of an open, global, free trading United Kingdom, a high-wage,

  • low-tax economy.

  • Labour, the opposition, accused Mr Johnson of playing politics

  • and bringing the Queen into parliament to effectively read

  • his plan for a general election and his Tory party manifesto.

  • There has never been such a farce as a government with

  • a majority of minus 45...

  • ...and a 100 per cent record of defeat in the House of Commons

  • setting out a legislative agenda they know cannot be delivered

  • in this parliament.

  • A huge part of the Queen's Speech today

  • were the government's plans to toughen up the criminal justice

  • system.

  • We saw tougher measures proposed to deal

  • with foreign nationals who have been convicted of a crime

  • to return to the UK after having been deported,

  • also proposals for tougher and longer sentences

  • for those who have committed the most serious offences.

  • We've also seen proposals reiterated

  • for a tougher immigration system, including

  • a points-based one that will make it

  • harder for certain nationals from the EU

  • to come and work and live in Britain.

  • What do we want?

  • Brexit!

  • But aside from the domestic agenda put forward

  • by the prime minister today, clearly the number one issue

  • in parliament is still Brexit.

  • Brexit is clearly dominating the headlines in the news

  • and the business of MPs in parliament,

  • but it's also bringing people out into the streets of London

  • to protest at what they either think is a betrayal of Brexit

  • or calls for Brexit to be halted altogether.

  • What do we want?

  • Brexit!

  • When do we want it?

  • Now!

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