You are here: Home » News-ANI » International » World
Business Standard

Theresa May cancels 2018 Queen's speech to MPs

ANI  |  London [UK] 

In a move to ease the way in for new Brexit laws, the has dropped the Queen's speech next year to ease the way in for new Brexit laws.

In a highly unusual move, the parliamentary session is being doubled to two years, reports The Guardian.

The leader of the Commons, Andrea Leadsom, said this would give MPs the maximum time possible to scrutinise legislation taking the out of the European Union, which means the will not put forward a new legislative programme next year.

The Conservatives had delayed this year's Queen's speech as the party held discussions with the DUP to thrash out an agreement on propping up the minority

Meanwhile, the government has assured that the great repeal bill, which converts laws into British legislation, will be considered alongside other Brexit legislation, also that the government would deliver Brexit while also addressing deep-rooted inequalities in society.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, June 18 2017. 04:59 IST