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Thread #53551   Message #825413
Posted By: Nigel Parsons
13-Nov-02 - 02:21 PM
Thread Name: BS: Queen's speech, and licensing reforms
Subject: RE: BS: Queen's speech, and licensing reforms
The whole idea of the Queen's speech has been defenestrated by Tony Blair stating in advance what some of it would be.
Normally the speech (written by the party in power) would state what measures 'my government' (i.e. the Queen's) would be putting forward within its next term. Tony Blair has usurped this prerogative. He also wants to curb the power of the House of Lords. (the only stabalising influence on 'the commons')
Go Figure!

Nigel