Working together after the storm

By Bob Neill | 23 October 2019
  • Bob Neill

Usurped by the political quagmire that is Brexit, it’s not often a Queen’s Speech is relegated to the footnotes of the week’s political headlines. Although the path ahead remains shrouded in uncertainty, I wouldn’t be too quick to write this legislative to-do list off.

Whatever criticisms one might have of the Prime Minister and his team, no one can claim there hasn’t been a renewed energy in Westminster since July. The modest loosening of the purse strings at last month’s Spending Round heralded the end of ‘project continuity’, ushering in a raft of new, ambitious proposals on everything from criminal justice to rail reliability.

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