Articles tagged with Queen's Speech 2012
by Caroline Crampton / 09 May 2012 16:08
Ed Miliband’s detractors, whether from other parties or inside his own, will try and chalk his strong performance responding the Queen’s Speech this afternoon up to the latitude afforded by opposition. It is easier to oppose than to govern, they will say, so it’s no wonder that the Labour leader bested the prime minister.
And that’s true, in part, but not in whole. The relative merits of government and opposition aside, Ed Miliband
by Amber Elliott / 09 May 2012 12:08
It's kind of ironic to see the queen talking about House of Lords reform amidst the pageantry of the Upper House.
In terms of politics, the bill to reform the composition of the House of Lords was the most interesting of the 19 proposed by Her Majesty today (roughly 19 – it's always contentious whether to include draft bills in the total). Notably, it only included the minimum requirement as stated in the
09 May 2012 11:39
Someone gives the parliamentary carpet a final hoovering before the Queen shows up
The Yeoman of the Guard prepare to conduct the ceremonial search of the Palace of Westminster
The Queen comes down the Mall in the Australian State Coach
Her Majesty in the coach
Peers await the presence of Her Majesty in the House of
by Caroline Crampton / 09 May 2012 10:45
The State Opening will get underway in Parliament shortly. We'll have coverage and analysis of it as it happens, but to get you started, here's a few facts you may not have known from the data page of this month's magazine.