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How contentious will the King’s Speech be?

7 November 2023

4:57 PM

7 November 2023

4:57 PM

This morning King Charles will take part in the state opening of parliament for the first time as monarch. The purpose of the King’s Speech is to set out the government’s priorities for the coming parliamentary session, which will be the final one before the next general election.

Much has changed since the last time this happened in May 2022, when Boris Johnson’s levelling up agenda formed the centrepiece of the last Queen’s Speech.

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