BORIS Johnson will put the delivery of Brexit at the heart of his parliamentary agenda in his first Queens Speech as Prime Minister on Monday just days before he plans to shut down Parliament and call a General Election on November 28th; it has been claimed.
His Queen Speech will include plans to rush through a Withdrawal Agreement Bill in Parliament and will pledge to deliver Brexit on October 31, as Bulldog Boris has long promised.
The Prime Minister will also promise an “optimistic and ambitious” programme of domestic legislation which would again make the UK “the greatest place on earth”.
Government sources said it would include 22 Bills, with measures to support the NHS, tackle severe and violent crime, and to invest in science and infrastructure.
Bulldog Boris said he will “get this country moving again”.
BORIS PLAN TO MAKE BRITAIN GREAT AGAIN!
– Immigration and Social Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill to end freedom of movement and introduce a points-based immigration system from 2021.
– Railway reform with a white paper setting out proposals to overhaul the current system of franchising and creating a new commercial model.
– Building safety standards with the establishment of a new regulator with powers to impose criminal sanctions for breaches of building regulations.
– NHS Health Investigations Bill will create a new independent body with legal powers to ensure patient safety.
– Mental health reform to reduce the number of detentions under the Mental Health Act by ensuring more people get the treatment they need.
“This is a Queen’s Speech that will deliver for every corner of the UK and make this, once again, the greatest place on earth.”
“The people of this country don’t just want us to sort out Brexit,” he said.
“They want their NHS to be stronger, their streets safer, their Wifi faster, the air they breathe cleaner, their kids’ schools better-funded – and this optimistic and ambitious Queen’s Speech sets us on a course to make all that happen, and more besides.
“After one of the least-active parliaments in living memory, the proposals we are bringing forward will get this country moving again.
LABOUR CALLS FOR SECOND REF
LABOUR dismissed the decision to hold a Queen’s Speech before the country goes to the polls in November and called for a Second Referendum.
Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer said that if Mr Johnson does manage to get a deal at the two-day EU summit starting on Thursday Labour will try to force him to put it to the voters in a new referendum.
Additional Reporting by PA