queen's speech

  • October 15, 2019

    The Queen's Speech did not engage with many of the biggest issues facing young people, and will not provide the solutions needed to improve childhood now and for future generations, says the Children's Society.  

  • June 21, 2017

    Child Poverty Action Group is worried that the Queen's Speech contained no recognition of the growing child poverty crisis.

  • May 19, 2016

    Following yesterday's Queen’s Speech, the families of Private Cheryl James, Corporal Anne-Marie Ellement and Alice Gross have condemned the Government’s plans to scrap the Human Rights Act in favour of a weakened 'British Bill of Rights'.

  • June 4, 2014

    The Queen's Speech this morning (4 June) set out the government's proposed legislative agenda for its final year in power before the general election.

  • May 26, 2010

    The ConLib Queen's Speech, setting out the coalition's legislative programme for government looks pale and unambitious compared to the version Green Party leader and MP Caroline Lucas has offered to Channel 4 News.

  • November 19, 2009

    Following the proposals set out in the Queen's Speech, three of Britain's largest denominations are urging the UK's politicians to “focus their concern on those who made little out of the good economic years".

  • November 7, 2007

    A Catholic aid agency has welcomed plans for the Climate Change Bill, announced in the Queen's Speech yesterday, but says standards within it must be higher than currently being proposed.

  • November 7, 2007

    As the political debate around the Queen's speech continues, the Methodist Church in Britain has made a careful response to a range of issues - including climate change, social policy, human rights and bioethics.