When is the Queen's speech and why is it cancelled in 2018?

Postado Junho 20, 2017

House of Common leader Andrea Leadsom said Parliament will need "the maximum amount of time to scrutinize these bills" by holding a two-year session.

The traditional throne speech of the Queen, annually opening the new session of the British Parliament, in 2018 will not take place, said the United Kingdom government. The highly unusual move would allow MPs to scrutinise "substantial amounts of legislation", she said.

The leader of the Commons, Andrea Leadsom, said this would give MPs the maximum time possible to scrutinise legislation taking the United Kingdom out of the European Union, which means the government will not put forward a new legislative programme next year.

The two-year session will mean that the Government will not face a crunch vote next spring, when Brexit negotiations - which get underway tomorrow - will be ongoing.

This year's Queen's Speech will take place on Wednesday 21 June, two days later than originally planned as May seeks a deal with the DUP.

This will involve the DUP propping up the Conservative minority in the Commons and voting through the Queen's Speech.

Tradition, according to which the monarch opens a new session of Parliament, appeared in the XVI century.

Days after a suggestion from French President Emmanuel Macron that Britain could still choose to remain, Davis said there would be no backtracking from Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to deliver on Brexit, for which Britons voted in a referendum nearly a year ago.

"It will mean we can work together to deliver a successful Brexit deal and a strong social legislative programme that delivers justice and opportunity to everyone".

The Queen's Speech, which is traditionally surrounded by great pomp and ceremony, was dropped under the Tory-Lib Dem coalition government in 2011, with ministers insisting it would give Parliament more time to scrutinise the government's heavy legislative agenda.

The announcement also said the government would address "deep-rooted inequalities in our society in order to give everyone the opportunities they deserve".

The government also wanted to pass "a domestic agenda which aims to tackle the social injustices in our country", she added.

The first session of Parliament will begin two days after negotiations over Britain's withdrawal from the European Union begin in Brussels.