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15.6.17

Queen Elizabeth To Inaugurate New Session Of Parliament

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Queen Elizabeth To Inaugurate New Session Of Parliament Queen Elizabeth II
UK Queen Elizabeth is to inaugurate the new session of parliament on June 21.
The leader of the House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom, made this known in a statement on Thursday.
Leadsom said: “the government has agreed with Buckingham Palace that the State Opening of Parliament will take place on June 21.”
Leadson, however did not give details of the opening ceremony.
Originally, the queen was scheduled to open the session on June 19, but Prime Minister Theresa May delayed it, to hold talks with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) of Northern Ireland to seek their support to prop up her minority government.
With eight seats short of an overall majority, the co-operation from the 10 DUP members will ensure May has a majority to see through her programme of measures in the next session of parliament.
Political observers will now be awaiting details of the Queen’s speech which will outline the government programme for new bills.
Many of May’s proposals outlined in her recent election manifesto are expected to be scrapped, delayed or amended following the election which saw her lose her narrow majority in the House of Commons.
The deal between May and the DUP has yet to be formally agreed, but media in London reported that the State Opening will go-ahead even if no deal has been signed between the two parties.
The Guardian newspaper in London speculated that Queen Elizabeth will not be happy, as the opening of parliament clashes with one of her favorite events, the famous Royal Ascot horse racing festival.
“The Queen won’t be happy. It is Royal Ascot from next Tuesday, and having the state opening of parliament on the Wednesday might interrupt her plans to attend that day,” said the Guardian.

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