The Queen’s speech is usually a chance for the incoming administration to set out their legislative programme to back up their winning manifesto aspirations. Occasionally, they are an exciting signal of intent as regards economic and social development policy. In this we can think back to the windfall tax on private utilities in 1997 or the Decentralisation and Localism bill in 2010. However, this Queen’s speech is thin (bar the range of Brexit induced legislation), and dull.
Indeed, it is almost wholly devoid of anything which addresses the austerity induced social pain, the challenges within our local economies and growing issues of community cohesion.
“…this Queen’s speech is alarming