The Queens Speech

Put Children and Young People at the Heart of Policy-Making

Sir Tony Hawkhead | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Politics
Sir Tony Hawkhead

The Government needs to put children and young people at the heart of its policy-making and consider how it is going to meet all of their needs. Giving all young people a fair chance to achieve their potential means recognising that some will need more help than others.

Has the Threat to the Hunting Act Passed? Not on Your Nellie...

Dr Toni Shephard | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Toni Shephard

There has been much talk about the threat to the Hunting Act, and expectation that the government's promised 'free vote' on repeal would be mentioned in the Queen's Speech. It wasn't. Does that mean the Hunting Act is safe? No, it doesn't.

One Show Got By Far The Most Fan Love This Christmas...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Entertainment

If the number of people actually watching network TV during Christmas has dramatically fallen, it seems the number of fans wanting to chat about their...

PHOTOS: The State Opening of Parliament 2014

Press Association | Press Association | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK

Queen Elizabeth II formally opened a new session of Parliament this morning with Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at her side. The State Opening of...

The Alternative Queen's Speech

Peter Bone | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Politics
Peter Bone

This Monday, 24 of June, I will be presenting (along with Christopher Chope, Philip Hollobone and David Nuttall) the second Queen's Speech of the year. We will be presenting some 40 true-blue bills to the commons.

Queen And Country: Monarch Thanks Brits For Braving The Rain To Celebrate Diamond Jubilee

The Huffington Post UK | Huffington Post Reporter | Posted 25.12.2012 | UK

The Queen has thanked the public for braving the elements to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee. She said she was grateful for the British spirit of cro...

PM's Support For Gay Marriage 'Helping Detoxify Tory Brand'

PA | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics

Prime Minister David Cameron's decision to champion same-sex marriage has helped to improve the reputation of the Conservative Party among gay people,...

The Dummies' Guide to the State Opening of Parliament

William Hanson | Posted 08.07.2012 | UK Politics
William Hanson

Her Majesty is not known to like public speaking, but sees it as a duty that she must perform. The government of the day writes the words of Her Majesty's speech, and as 'head' of the government she simply reads them - regardless of whether she agrees with the finer details.