A Queens Speech from a broken Government with weakness and instability at its core

Speaking after the Queens Speech, which outlined the Government’s legislative programme for the next two years, Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak) says this is a programme from a broken Government with weakness and instability at its core.

 

The Queen delivered her speech in the House of Lords with a heavy emphasis on Brexit, outlining 8 Bills including the Repeal Bill which will repeal the European Communities Act 1972.

 

Other measures announced included an Automated and electric Vehicles Bill, HS2 Bill to extend High Speed Rail from Birmingham to Crewe and a draft Tenant’s Fee’s Bill, a Labour policy that prevents landlords and estate agents from charging big fees to tenants.

 

What was notable was the absence of a Bill to repeal the Fox Hunting Ban. There was also no mention of plans to introduce new Grammar Schools, although there was still a commitment to introduce the thoroughly unfair ‘fair funding formula’ for schools.

 

Commenting on the Queens Speech, Steve McCabe MP said:

“This is a Queens Speech from a broken Government with weakness and instability at its core.

 

“I’m appalled the Government have kept their unfair funding formula for schools which will see 35 out of 37 schools in my constituency lose huge sums of money from their budgets. Why should children in my constituency pay for this Government’s failures?

 

“We have heard nothing on how the government is going to tackle the growing social care crisis and no mention of proper investment in our Police Force who are telling me they just do not have the resources to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour.”

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