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Queen’s Speech – Media Coverage
The Queen’s Speech as covered widely, both nationally and internationally. Analysis ranged from the pomp surrounding the ceremony to a breakdown of what the economic implications of Brexit will mean for the United Kingdom.
Queens Speech Summary
The Queen’s Speech as covered widely, both nationally and internationally. Analysis ranged from the pomp surrounding the ceremony to a breakdown of what the economic implications of Brexit will mean for the United Kingdom. Some of the correspondents picked up on how very little detail has been included by the Prime Minister in his speech for Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth while emphasizing the PM making the most of the opportunity to set out his likely election manifesto. The commons will continue to debate the Queen’s speech today.
BBC News – 14 October – ‘The Queen’s Speech: Robes, tiaras and plenty of pomp.’ Emma Harrison writes about the proceedings in the lead up to the Queen’s Speech. She goes on to tell how peers dressed in their crimson velvet robes hurry into the Lords chamber, which is filled with the excited chatter of members and their guests in attendance to hear the Queen’s Speech. Emma explains that the atmosphere feels slightly jovial as the MPs file in the from the Commons led by a smiling and laughing John Bercow, the Speaker, in his ceremonial robes.
CNN International – 14 October – ‘The Queen just read out Boris Johnson’s stump speech.’ Luke McGee writes about how after making Queen Elizabeth quite literally hoof it over to the Houses of Parliament and read out his plans for the forthcoming legislative session, Boris Johnson needs to get back to the real task in hand – getting a Brexit deal.
Coverage also from: New Statesman, LBC, South Cotswold Gazette, Reuters, Morning Star Online, Amnesty International UK, The New European, Yahoo Style, Forex Live, Express, I newspaper, Daily Record, CITY AM and Huffpost.
The Telegraph – 14 October – ‘Thomas Cook collapse chaos would be avoided under scheme in Queen’s Speech.’ Industry editor Alan Tovey write how Boris Johnson used the Queen’s Speech to pledge to “get the gears on our national gearbox working again” as he laid out a series of measures to boost the post-Brexit economy.
The Guardian – 14 October – ‘How unusual was the language of Johnson’s first Queen’s speech?’ Journalists Josh Holder, Sean Clarke and Remi de Fleurian compare Boris Johnson’s script for the Queen to 100 years of precursors to see where the PM stuck to – and where he departed from tradition.
The Independent – 14 October – ‘This was a surreal Queen’s Speech, pretending Brexit is in the bag just to kick off a Tory election campaign.’ Andrew Grice writes that crime, the NHS, profligate public spending – the only thing missing from the Queen’s Speech was how to deal with the most critical issue facing the country in decades.
Mirror.co.uk – 14 October – ‘Queen’s Speech 2019 live: The Queen unveils new government policies at State Opening’. Nicola Bartlett Political Correspond, Dan Bloom Online Political Editor and Dave Burke write about how the monarch is set to announce 22 new bills at the state opening of Parliament as wrangling over Brexit is set to continue.
Gov.UK – 14 October – ‘Queen’s Speech 2019.’ Gov.UK have published the Queen’s Speech in its entirety on their website.
Mirror, The Sun, BBC News, Evening Standard, Guardian News – 14 October - All media outlets YouTube channels provide video analysis of the Queen’s Speech with the BBC steaming the full event as it took place.