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ELIZABETH II: My government's priority has always been to secure the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union.
LAURA HUGHES: Today's Queen's Speech was less of a legislative agenda for the next Parliament and more of a Conservative Party manifesto. That's because Boris Johnson, the prime minister, knows he doesn't have a majority in the House of Commons and therefore will find it very difficult to, A, pass the Queen's Speech at all, and B, pass any of these proposals through the House of Commons in the form of new laws.
BORIS JOHNSON: We aim to create a new age of opportunity for the whole country.
And as we prepare to get Brexit done--
--by October the 31st, we are setting out now our vision of an open, global, free trading United Kingdom, a high-wage, low-tax economy.
LAURA HUGHES: Labour, the opposition, accused Mr Johnson of playing politics and bringing the Queen into Parliament to effectively read his plan for a general election and his Tory Party manifesto.
JEREMY CORBYN: There has never been such a farce as a government with a majority of minus 45--
[HOUSE LAUGHING AND CHATTING]
--and a 100% record of defeat in the House of Commons setting out a legislative agenda they know cannot be delivered in this Parliament.
LAURA HUGHES: A huge part of the Queen's Speech today were the government's plans to toughen up the criminal justice system. We saw tougher measures proposed to deal with foreign nationals who have been convicted of a crime to return to the UK after having been deported, also proposals for tougher and longer sentences for those who have committed the most serious offences.
We've also seen proposals reiterated for a tougher immigration system, including a points-based one that will make it harder for certain nationals from the EU to come and work and live in Britain.
SUBJECTS: What do we want? Brexit!
LAURA HUGHES: But aside from the domestic agenda put forward by the prime minister today, clearly the number one issue in parliament is still Brexit. Brexit is clearly dominating the headlines in the news and the business of MBs in parliament, but it's also bringing people out into the streets of London to protest at what they either think is a betrayal of Brexit or calls for Brexit to be halted altogether.
SUBJECTS: What do we want? Brexit! When do we want it? Now!