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Queen's Speech Live: Parliament open as Queen sets out Boris Johnson's agenda

14 October 2019, 08:13

The State Opening of Parliament 2017
The State Opening of Parliament 2017. Picture: PA
EJ Ward

By EJ Ward

Boris Johnson will put a crackdown on violent and foreign criminals at the centre of the Queen's Speech later.

His programme will also include NHS investment - and a plan to rush through a bill to ratify any new Brexit deal.

But the EU says that still requires a 'lot of work'- and it's questionable whether the government can survive beyond the next few weeks.

With much of Westminster 'shut down' last week by Extinction Rebellion climate change protesters, all eyes will be on Her Majesty's procession to Parliament.

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