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Richard
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30/07/2019 8:44 pm  

What does the Queen's Speech mean for Britain?

(Closes 3/8 at 11:59pm)

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General Goose
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31/07/2019 10:50 am  

I am very proud to see the environment remain a central pillar of this government's programme - the Liberal Democrat-led efforts to decarbonise our economy while making dramatic investments in boosting infrastructure and tackling regional inequality is going from strength to strength. The challenges we face, in terms of ecology and resources, are grave, but thanks to Liberal Democrat thinking that continues to run through this Queen's Speech we are seizing the opportunities just as forcefully as we grapple with the challenges. 

Graham Adiputera (Lib Dem - Sutton and Cheam)
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AL2016
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31/07/2019 8:34 pm  

The Queens Speech sets out some bold and radical commitments on tackling the climate crisis and protecting our environment. It builds on our endeavours in the previous parliamentary session that invested in green energy, proposed decarbonising our transport system, proposed banning fracking, and argued clean air is a human right. But the Speech also shows how much further we have to go: a stronger Green Investment Bank, additional protections for our green spaces, and support for alternative, sustainable transport including cycling. It is clear that we have to take radical action if we are to create a cleaner, greener and fairer country that works for all; the Queens Speech shows how this Government is determined to do it.   

Emma Hollens
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Faye Gallacher
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31/07/2019 11:34 pm  

This government has made the environment and tackling climate change the first and most key element of the Queen's Speech. The scientific consensus has made it clear that we need to act now and the government will take the bold steps across government departments to decarbonise our economy while putting working people, not the companies that caused this mess, first. Our Queen's Speech puts our commitment to a safer, healthier and fairer environmental policy for Britain at its very heart. 

"[we] would rather die than leave the Labour Party." - Emily Thornberry.


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Faye Gallacher
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02/08/2019 2:51 am  

Dylan Macmillan is definitely a more modern Conservative than some of the anti LGBT voices he's appointed to his Shadow Cabinet. He's progressed from the Victorian age, but he's still in the Ward premiership. If you listened to his response you'd think that he didn't know Caroline Blakesley existed. 

That speaks volumes about the Conservatives. Since this government has made it clear it's turned a page and passed a multitude of bills designed to empower the working people of this country, they've only been able to produce old policies and older slogans. This Queen's Speech has shown that Dylan Macmillan is out of ideas - thank goodness he's out of office too.

"[we] would rather die than leave the Labour Party." - Emily Thornberry.


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Faye Gallacher
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02/08/2019 2:55 am  

Despite a sluggish global economy, Britain is outperforming the economies of Europe and even the United States thanks to those crucial investments we made at the beginning of our premiership. Those investments have allowed us to invest in public services. That growth will now enable us to continue to make those investments while tackling the deficit head on. Our commitment in the recent Queen's Speech has made that clear: we'll continue to manage our finances responsibly while providing a clear anti austerity platform. 

"[we] would rather die than leave the Labour Party." - Emily Thornberry.


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William (Will) Conway
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02/08/2019 3:31 pm  

I agree that it is positive to see such attention given to the environment in the Queen's Speech. I particularly appreciate the mention of alternative energy sources, an issue I have been raising in my time in the Shadow Cabinet. The Conservative Party is committed to transitioning to a carbon-free future. Our approach combines scientific research into such promising future tech ideas like developing nuclear fusion technology and ultra-high speed rail such as the "hyper-loop" concept and "mag-lev;" technological innovation; development of under-utilized resources such as tidal and geothermal power; support for proven energy sources such as nuclear and wind; and positive incentives to move to clean energy. We are also committed to working closely with our partners in the European Union and other environmentally concerned countries to make progress.

At the same time, we are cautious about imposing mandates on existing homes and businesses because of the burden this may place on homeowners and business owners of modest means. Ambitious goals are good but must be tempered with realism and an understanding of their potential costs.

Will Conway
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William Croft
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02/08/2019 9:47 pm  

The Prime Minister has attempted to use the Queen's Speech as an opportunity to provide her Government with a fresh start. Instead, I encourage that all of us in Britain use it as a moment to reflect upon their time in office thus far. In the past two years, the Coalition Government has managed to bring economic growth to a standstill, weaken the Union by treating devolution as a bargaining chip, and lower Britain's standing in the world. Their record is one of stagnant economic expansion, non-existent wage growth, and multi-billion pound spending projects that have gone no where. In the process they've made it harder for people to buy their own homes, to send their children to the school that best fits their needs, and to access the tools and investment needed to start a business. 

This is the Government of managed expectations and settling for doing, "just fine." Britain deserves better than fine, and no amount of Queen's Speeches will deliver it. The only thing that can is a new Government.

William Croft
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Shadow Foreign Secretary
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Faye Gallacher
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03/08/2019 12:54 am  

Watching the comments made by the Leader of the Opposition and his favourite attack dog, it's fascinating to see that the Conservatives are more focused on criticising the records of previous Prime Ministers than focus on the work that this government is doing now. The only substantive comments from the Conservatives had admitted that this Queen's Speech is a solid agenda with the right policies for Britain.

I'll let the Conservatives refight the battles of the past, but I think it's crucial the British people know while they do that this government will be working hard to deliver prosperity for the future. 

"[we] would rather die than leave the Labour Party." - Emily Thornberry.


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Eleanor Nerina
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03/08/2019 1:02 am  

Her Majesty in her speech set out a clear and positive vision for our country, and a strong agenda for me to be getting on with in the Home Office for the rest of the year! The plan set out will build on what we have already done in reversing cuts to the police, hiring 20,000 officers, and will take advantage of the extra investment. I will shortly set out a package of police reforms, working to undo the damage that the Tories did to police morale and build a service that is proud, efficient, and accountable to the people it serves. And I will work with the Deputy Prime Minister on measures to tackle domestic violence - including signing the Istanbul convention - and tackle the scourge of modern slavery. It's a strong, clear agenda that is possible because we are making the investment and progress that ending austerity has allowed. 

Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Home Department
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Faye Gallacher
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03/08/2019 5:11 pm  

In this Queen's Speech we made it absolutely clear that we are putting Scotland and Wales first, promising a comprehensive devolution package so that we can have a Wales and Scotland free to pursue their own destiny within a strong Union. We've made it absolutely clear that we've learned from our mistake, and we want this Queen's Speech to make it clear that we'll be turning that page. 

"[we] would rather die than leave the Labour Party." - Emily Thornberry.


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Faye Gallacher
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06/08/2019 4:30 am  

I rather enjoyed the Leader of the Opposition's famous hypocrisy in his Queen's Speech response when he criticises this government for cuts to Sure Start. Despite his strong rhetoric, it was his government that saw the deepest cuts Sure Start has ever seen - cuts he promised to continue in his own Shadow Budget. 

One thing I can definitively promise is that we will be reversing these cuts to Sure Start. If the Conservatives cared about Sure Start beyond the rhetoric, they'll be promising the same thing. 

"[we] would rather die than leave the Labour Party." - Emily Thornberry.


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Faye Gallacher
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06/08/2019 4:47 am  

It's ironic the Leader of the Opposition accused this government of being Londoncentric - this coming from the man who as Prime Minister made it his sole legislative agenda to lay the groundwork for HS2 while this government laid the groundwork for HS3. After devastating Northern communities with austerity, the Tories think they can win Northern voters with warm words and cheap spin when the substance clearly paints a different picture - but Northerners are made of sterner stuff than that. 

"[we] would rather die than leave the Labour Party." - Emily Thornberry.


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Dan
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13/08/2019 9:38 pm  

(Admins you’ve got to number these press cycles 🙂 )

 

Labour

Solid performance from Labour here, Charlie’s angels in the form of the Chancellor, Home Secretary and the Environment Secretary give a solid defence of the Queens Speech

1 XP Nerina, 1 XP Amelia 

Lib Dems

Nice messaging here from Mr Adiputera reminding folk that the Lib Dems are playing an active role in the Government 

1 XP Adiputera

Tories

Well done to those who contributed but a disappointing performance really, some attacks did sting a little bit but more like a horsefly than a hornet. More from you please

 

1 XP Croft

 

Labour Win

 

 

Dan

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