Johnson proroguing Parliament for a Queen's speech would not be to introduce a new legislative programme - he has no majority; it would be another piece of election campaigning and as such, it risks heaping more embarrassment on the Queen via
NEW BLOG: Holding a Queen's Speech in October risks heaping more embarrassment on the Queen. Former Unit Director Robert Hazell argues that a Queen's Speech is not just unnecessary, it is also undesirable if the government wants an early election.
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So, the Queen's Speech takes place today. A reminder of the analysis by former Unit Director Robert Hazell of why a speech in these circumstances is unusual, and problematic. If the government's aiming for an election "then the Queen’s Speech is a sham"
ON THE BLOG: Holding a Queen's Speech in October risks heaping more embarrassment on the Queen. Former Unit Director Robert Hazell argues that a Queen's Speech is not just unnecessary, it is also undesirable if the government wants an early election.