UK schedules Brexit for October 31
The session of the parliament’s work promises to be historic: finally, three years after the referendum, the Brexit will happen.
The British government is going to exit the EU on October 31 and intends to work out a new partnership scheme to strengthen the sustainability of the British economy, confirmed Queen Elizabeth II.
The Queen will speak at the official opening ceremony of the new parliamentary session with a throne speech naming the government’s priorities for the coming year. The session of the parliament’s work promises to be historic: finally, three years after the referendum, the Brexit will happen.
“My Government’s priority has always been to secure the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union on 31 October. My Government intends to work towards a new partnership with the European Union, based on free trade and friendly cooperation,” the speech document reads.
“My Ministers will work to implement new regimes for fisheries, agriculture and trade, seizing the opportunities that arise from leaving the European Union," the Queen added.
The Queen's speech focuses on the internal issues. The monarch said that the British government will support the development of high-tech industries, participate in space exploration and support the combat effectiveness of the British army. A significant part of the speech was devoted to the government’s plans to solve social issues, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson had promised earlier.
"Measures will be brought forward to support and strengthen the National Health Service, its workforce and resources, enabling it to deliver the highest quality care," the queen said.
The government intends to reform the law enforcement system, too. In particular, the cabinet will propose a series of laws that would "ensure tough sentences for the most serious offenders so that the punishment fits the crime." Among other measures is stepping up the fight against foreign criminals, curbing particularly serious crimes and the expansion of police powers. The queen also confirmed the prime minister’s previous statements about increasing funding for the police.
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