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Queen outlines UK government agenda in scaled-down speech

21 June 2017

Powers planned by the Government aiming to pave the way for commercial space flights in Britain will be included in the Queen's Speech alongside a raft of investments in transport infrastructure.

It is thought an announcement on an agreement will be delayed as a result of the Grenfell Tower tragedy and may not come until next week.

This year's Queen's speech will take place, but by the decision of Elizabeth II it was postponed for two days to give the conservatives more time for negotiations with partners.

The listing of four policy areas where the parties are in agreement suggests a final deal may go further than a basic confidence and supply arrangement, which would see the DUP guarantee its support only on financial measures and no-confidence votes.

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After Mrs May lost her majority in the election it has now been axed from the Government's legislative agenda, which is due to be unveiled in Parliament tomorrow.

Talks with the DUP on a deal to shore up the prime minister's minority administration are "progressing well", a senior Conservative source said.

"Both parties are committed to strengthening the Union, combating terrorism, delivering Brexit and delivering prosperity across the whole country", the source said. The DUP has indicated that it will vote to push it through.

The announcement comes as British Prime Minister Theresa May continues to court the Democratic Unionist Party in a bid to secure an alliance to remain in power.

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They want her to take responsibility for any unpopular compromises in the Brexit negotiations, hoovering up the fury of her party at the election result until the party grows exhausted of being furious and realises that it really doesn't want to precipitate another election. "It's not clear what her mandate is, and she has lost authority overseas". Several of those ministers, who had been sidelined, are now asserting themselves such as foreign secretary Boris Johnson and chancellor Phillip Hammond. "We don't want arbitrary caps on migration that would crash the economy".

The last time it was cancelled was in 2011 by the then Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government.

The first session of Parliament will begin two days after negotiations over Britain's withdrawal from the European Union begin in Brussels.

It is the main ceremonial event of the Parliamentary calendar - but this year's will look different, with much of the usual formalities dispensed with and the Queen wearing "day dress" instead of her usual robes.

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