The Queen’s Christmas Day message will look back on what Her Majesty calls a “bumpy” 2019 for the royal family.
Boris Johnson has ordered a review of Britain’s counter-espionage laws in face of the growing security threat from Russia.
The SNP has accused Boris Johnson and the UK Government of “taking a wrecking ball” to Scotland with its plans in the Queen’s Speech.
The Queen has delivered her second Queen’s Speech in as many months – but this time the pomp and pageantry were replaced with a more low-key event.
Health experts have welcomed funding commitments to help the NHS as a “relief”, but cautioned that money will not immediately solve the mounting pressures facing the health service.
Ministers are to look at strengthening the powers of the security services to deal with the threat of foreign espionage in the wake of the Salisbury chemical weapons attack.
There are 25 Bills in the Queen’s Speech, which sets out the Government’s legislative programme.
Terrorists face being locked up for longer under tougher sentencing laws set to be introduced in the wake of the recent London Bridge attack.
The second Queen’s Speech of Boris Johnson’s premiership confirms his aim to put the health service at the heart of the Government’s legislative programme – alongside moves to finally force through Brexit by the end of January.
Boris Johnson will try to use the Queen’s Speech to push his agenda beyond Brexit and on to the NHS and community issues.
The NHS will be at the heart of Thursday’s Queen’s Speech, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has insisted.
Theresa May has torn up much of the Conservative manifesto to deliver a legislative timetable for the next two years dominated by preparations for Brexit.