Boris Johnson to reset premiership with eye-catching promises in Queen’s Speech TODAY – everything you need to know


BORIS Johnson will today try to pull his embattled premiership back on track with a blizzard of promises in the Queen’s Speech.

The PM will use the ceremony to light a bonfire of Brexit red tape and drive forward his levelling up agenda after months of distraction.

The Queen’s Speech sets out the government’s agenda for the year. However, Her Majesty will not attend the State Opening of Parliament this year
Boris Johnson will attempt to reset his premiership today

The monarch, 95, will not attend the State Opening of Parliament for the first time in six decades.

Her Majesty, 96, made the tough decision not to attend due to her difficulties walking.

Prince Charles, 72, is set to stand in for his mother at Parliament, following a conversation between the Queen and her aides.

The monarch has missed only two state openings — in 1959 and 1963, when she was pregnant with the future princes Andrew and Edward.

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Although the Head of State reads the speech in the House of Lords, it is actually written by Downing Street and includes a raft of bills.

Some of the contents is always trailed in advance – here’s what else we can expect to be included so far:

Brexit bonanza

Ministers want to rip up hundreds of bits of EU red tape still embedded in UK law two years after Brexit.

New measures in the Brexit Freedoms Bill will let the government axe remaining Brussels regs without a full vote in Parliament.

Jacob Rees-Mogg has asked Sun readers to write to him with annoying EU laws they would like to see binned.

Bill of rights

A package of measures to wrestle powers from EU judges will be introduced.

Dominic Raab told HOAR on Sunday the legislation would make it easier to deport more foreign criminals.

He vowed to also kick back against creeping privacy laws threatening to freedom of speech.

Media overhaul

Nadine Dorries’ controversial plan to privatise Channel 4 is expected to be included in legislation.

Votes for homes

Residents will be given a say over any new regeneration in their communities to strip powers away from greedy developers.

There will also be requirement for owners of empty properties to rent them out.

Rights for renters

Renters will finally be given rights against shameless landlords chucking them out for no reason.

The long-awaited protections against “no fault” evictions are expected to appear in tomorrow’s Queen’s Speech.

Currently landlords can send their tenants packing with eight weeks notice without any explanation.

Schools reform

A major schools shake-up will be formally announced tomorrow to crack down on kids missing classes.

The Queen’s Speech will include a requirement for teachers to publish an attendance plan on their website to get rates up.

Separately a national register will also be created of children not in full-time education or who are home-schooled.

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