Politics

Queen's Speech: State Opening of Parliament

The Queen has carried out her first major engagement since the death of Prince Phillip. Prince Philip spent decades accompanying the monarch to the S...

Queen's Speech: Government makes pledges on animal welfare

The government also proposed banning the import of hunting trophies - as well as stopping advertising for the trips to hunt them - in its Animals Abro...

Queen's Speech: Missing Employment Bill 'long overdue'

Its director, Helen Barnard, added: "The government has repeatedly committed to levelling up our country, but with one in eight workers trapped in pov...

Newly-released texts reveal extent of David Cameron's Greensill lobbying

One of Mr Cameron's text messages to Mr Gove read: "I know you are manically busy - and doing a great job, by the way (this is bloody hard and I think...

Queen's Speech commits to Troubles legislation

"It is clear that the current system for dealing with the legacy of the past is not working well for anybody, with criminal investigations increasingl...

Parliament: Queen's Speech 2021 in full

Queen Elizabeth ll has opened Parliament, setting out the government's plans to "deliver a national recovery from the pandemic that makes the United K...