Queen’s Speech a watered down government manifesto


Brexit, with Customs, Freedom of Movement, and Trade dominating the Queen’s Speech, with Prime Minister Theresa May speaking of “building a more ­compassionate, more united” UK.

Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called it,”a threadbare ­legislative programme from a government that has apparently run out of ideas altogether”.

The Labour leader highlighted manifesto measures not included, including grammar school expansion and cuts to pensioners’ winter fuel payments.