The Queens Speech
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The Queen's Speech made it clear . Johnson's right-wing government is determined to push through Brexit legislation - no matter what.
Today, Boris Johnson will take his reckless Withdrawal Agreement to MPs. It will be rushed through to meet the arbitrary deadline of January 31st.
Johnson and his government don't care how it will affect British people, or how the worst off in our society will be hit hardest. They just want to push Brexit through, whatever the cost.
A harmful Brexit deal isn't the only plan they have which will irreparably damage our country. Among the announcements in the Queen's Speech are plans to:
- Set a legal deadline to end the 'transition period' with the EU in December 2020 - with or without a trade deal
- Scrap freedom of movement and introduce a discriminatory points-based immigration system
- Require photo ID to vote, disenfranchising thousands if not millions of British people
Boris Johnson has already been accused of breaking his promise on minimum wage increases just a week after the general election took place.
The Conservatives had pledged to hike the minimum wage to £10.50 an hour within five years in its manifesto, but the Queen's Speech includes a get-out clause. The increase will now only happen "provided economic conditions allow".
And with a turbulent break up from the EU on the way, that may prove difficult.
This is a disgrace. The Conservatives are already running roughshod over our democracy and our human rights.
Labour won't hold the Conservatives to account. They're too busy fighting amongst themselves.
The Liberal Democrats can hold this Conservative government to account, before they do irreversible damage to our country.
We have a lot of work to do.
Read the Queens Speech here https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/queens-speech-december-2019