With local elections tightening, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made the UK’s post-covid “recovery” a “priority”. Queen Elizabeth II presented her legislative program on Tuesday during a traditional speech from the throne.
Support economic reform, fight crime, work for the climate and “upgrade” the most deprived areas … Following the success of his Conservative Party in elections in England on Thursday, the leader voiced his priorities for 95 years Listed from. -Old sovereigns, as the country has begun to taste normality again, thanks to the vaccination campaign against Kovid-19.
“My government’s priority is to ensure a national recovery from the epidemic in order to make Britain stronger, healthier and more prosperous than before,” Elizabeth II said under the Gold of the House of Lords, as she called the new parliament with a ceremony. Opened the session. Coronavirus reduced pomp.
With the 72-year-old Crown Prince Charles, he said, “To achieve this, my government will increase opportunities across the UK while supporting jobs, businesses and economic growth.” It is the first engagement organized by the sovereign outside Windsor Castle since the funeral of Prince Philip, who died in April at the age of 99.
The Exposed Queen traded her car for the Range Rover and her crown for the lavender hat. To comply with social distance requirements, only a few dozen masked MPs, usually more than 600, were able to attend the speech – and only after a negative COVID test.
Position of strength
Boris Johnson is in a strong position to present his national policy agenda. A big winner in legislative elections in late 2019, the Conservatives continued to gain ground in local elections at the expense of Labor, which pleased them with Hartlepool, a historic stronghold of Labor in the north-east of England.
Also, however, the leader is faced with the challenge of maintaining the unity of the United Kingdom. The pro-independence majority in the Scottish Parliament calls for a new self-determination referendum in Scotland, which he strongly opposes.
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On the economic front, its priorities for the coming year include investment in transportation infrastructure, employment generating green industries as well as 5G networks and high-speed internet, promises made during legislative elections.
To encourage territories after leaving the European Union, effective from 1is In January, eight free ports will be built, areas to be considered for tax purposes outside the national customs zone. The government also intends to deepen its trade relations with countries in the Gulf, Africa and the Indo-Pacific region, which are growing rapidly.
Once the recovery is assured, it aims to keep the public finances “on a sustainable path”, which was very stressful during the health crisis.
Migration and Military Policy
With an increase in prison sentences for the most serious crimes, the executive plans to crack down on crime. A major promise of the 2016 Brexit referendum, it also intends to toughen its migration policy.
Facing new threats, Boris Johnson also intends to modernize the country’s military capabilities and enact legislation to “combat hostile activity of foreign states”. Other priorities include continuing the vaccination program, support for the Public Health Service (NHS), the fight against obesity, and the creation of a research and development agency.
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