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Queen’s speech to focus on ‘promise of Brexit’ following bruising local elections for the Tories

08 May 2022 3 minute read
Boris Johnson. Picture by Cancillería Argentina (CC BY 2.0).

Delivering on the “promise of Brexit” will be at the heart of next week’s Queen’s Speech.

Boris Johnson will attempt to rally disgruntled MP’s and Conservative supporters with the promise of a “super seven” of Brexit Bills which will cut red tape and “unnecessary barriers inherited from the EU”.

Mr Johnson told the Sunday Express the new laws which will “deliver on the promise of Brexit” and will allow Britain to “thrive as a modern, dynamic and independent country” by “changing old EU rules that don’t work for the UK”.

Mr Johnson said: “I call them the super seven – and they will benefit families and businesses across the land by changing old EU rules that don’t work for the UK.

“From data reform to gene-editing to financial services, these Bills will allow us to thrive as a modern, dynamic and independent country, and this government is getting on with the job of delivering them.”

Focused

The Queen’s Speech, being delivered in Parliament on Tuesday, will be used by Mr Johnson as an attempt to show his administration is focused on people’s concerns on issues including the rising cost of living following a bruising set of local elections influenced by the partygate row and the behaviour of Tory MPs.

After results from 198 out of 200 councils, the Tories had suffered a net loss of 12 authorities and 401 councillors following Thursday’s vote and lost almost half their councillors in Wales, dropping 86 wards to 111.

They also lost control of Monmouthshire, the only council they held in the country without the help of independents.

Analysis

An analysis of Thursday’s results by Sir John Curtice, the veteran psephologist, suggest pro-Brexit voters are starting to abandon the Tories in significant numbers as problems continue to mount up for the UK Government.

His calculations for the Daily Telegraph show a swing of more than six points to Labour in the wards with the highest concentrations of pro-Brexit voters, as well as those with the greatest proportion of working-class people, compared to last year’s local election results.

Sir John’s analysis of last week’s results shows an overall swing of 4.2 points from Labour to the Conservatives in the UK’s most pro-Leave wards between 2016, shortly before the EU referendum, and last week. At the same time there was a swing of 5.4 points from the Conservatives to Labour when looking at the most pro-Remain wards.

Comparing the 2021 council election results to last week’s performance, there was a swing of 6.4 points from the Conservatives to Labour in the most pro-Leave wards – where support for Brexit was 60 per cent or higher – and a swing of 3.6 points to Labour in the most pro-Remain areas.


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Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
4 months ago

This is the stuff farmers spread on their fields…

Quornby
Quornby
4 months ago

The “promise” of brexit!!!!!! Well yes….. they promised to make us poorer…. And they did.

Cynan
Cynan
4 months ago
Reply to  Quornby

The old lady has now decided to pull a sickie so she doesn’t have to lie about the “benefits” of Brexit now.

Gareth
Gareth
4 months ago

Yipee another new slogan, a”super seven” of Brexit bills. Its been a while since we had “oven ready deal”, and “get Brexit done”, I was wondering what the next one would be, and here it is, rather underwhelming after the thrashing in the elections, but at least we get a new slogan.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
4 months ago
Reply to  Gareth

Or the seven deadly sins more apt.

Cynan
Cynan
4 months ago

So Mrs Saxe-Coburg Gotha Pappadoulou is going to lie to us? No change there then. Off your knees Cymru. No benevolent ruler she.

Cynan
Cynan
4 months ago
Reply to  Cynan

Oops. Sorry for the double post. First it was in moderation, then it disappeared, so I reposted. Then it came back. No big deal N.C. But your moderation workflow is a bit confusing

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
4 months ago

Pity that the ‘Party Seven’ has already been trademarked…

Cynan
Cynan
4 months ago

So Mrs Saxe-Coburg Gotha Pappadoulou is going to lie to us? Off your knees Cymru. The lady in the sparkly hat is no friend to us.

Last edited 4 months ago by Cynan
Gavin Reuter
Gavin Reuter
4 months ago
Reply to  Cynan

Do you have some kind of racial problem with Greeks or Germans?

Cynan
Cynan
4 months ago
Reply to  Gavin Reuter

No. Do you?

Cynan
Cynan
4 months ago
Reply to  Gavin Reuter

Also, so far a as I am aware, there was only one group of people who claimed Germans were a race (usually with a prefix).

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
4 months ago
Reply to  Cynan

I must correct you. Cynan in their post never mention race. You did. He highlighted the Queen’s true family name and background seeing she’s always quoted as being the essence of Britishness by Unionists. And your reference to Hitler and his extermination of 6 million Jews, a man of Austrian heritage who claimed Germans were the Aryan race as a retort to his post a little extreme.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
4 months ago
Reply to  Gavin Reuter

Being Greek & German is not a race. It’s an ethnicity. You can be critical while referring to their nationality. It’s all about context.

Fi yn unig
Fi yn unig
4 months ago

After a total electoral mullering, the man responsible for it ‘promises’ (threatens) to ‘double down’ (hate that term certainly in this context) on ruining everybody’s’ life. A monumental vote loser. Crack on son, you’ll be gone soon.

Erisian
Erisian
4 months ago

To every lie , spin spin, spin
There is a season, spin, spin spin,
And a lie for every purpose, under Boris.

A time for false claims, on the side of a bus,
A time to promote, a psycho like Truss
Slap down a dead cat, to try and distract
From every new, and unwelcome fact

To every lie , spin spin, spin
There is a season, spin, spin spin,
And a lie for every purpose, under Boris.

Fi yn unig
Fi yn unig
4 months ago
Reply to  Erisian

Beautifully done and i sang it to the tune too.

Kerry Davies
Kerry Davies
4 months ago

To launch a “joys of Brexit” queen’s speech just as the DUP launches a “guerilla war” is worse than bad timing.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
4 months ago

More false promises from the panic-stricken Tories . Still waiting for Wales to receive the extra money on top of our existing block with our Brexit dividend Oh and the M4 relief road freeing up of the nostrils of the dragon with the Brynglas tunnels infrastructure build. Yeah right, he says rolling his eyes Old Boris seems to care more about removing his pledge to ban the import of fur and foie gras from the Queen’s speech than he does acting on any promises made when he fooled Wales into voting for Brexit.

Phil
Phil
4 months ago
Reply to  Y Cymro

Wasn’t the M4 relief road decision down to Mr Drakeford rather than the Brit. Govt?

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