Queen outlines United Kingdom government agenda in scaled-down speech

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"Because of the election result, knowing it is all the more hard to get legislation through, it's going to be a Queen's Speech that reflects the implications".

Her legislative agenda for a two-year parliament spanning Brexit negotiations will include bills to "fix the dysfunctional housing market", reduce personal injury claims that push up motor insurance and create a domestic violence and abuse commissioner, according to a statement released to journalists late Tuesday.

"These appointments enhance the government team and help us to drive forward the program for a partnership government and build a republic of opportunity", Varadkar said.

Last November, former justice minister Liz Truss revealed a consultation on government plans to "crack down on minor, exaggerated and fraudulent claims".

The speech comes in the wake of a snap election that weakened May and forced her to seek a confidence and supply agreement with the DUP.

"The election result was not the one I hoped for, but this Government will respond with humility and resolve to the message the electorate sent", May said ahead of the speech.

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The speech announced no fewer than eight bills to implement Brexit, and new legislation aimed at tackling extremist content online after the terror attacks.

She said: "First, we need to get Brexit right".

The prime minister, who had campaigned with the slogan "Brexit means Brexit", softened her tone in comments released ahead of the speech. Adding: "We are focused on building capacity across the system to enable this, including through growing new multi academy trusts". If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.

Another Tory insider cited a hated new school funding formula as an area where Ms May could have to make concessions to keep her newly empowered backbenchers from toppling her, while a second Tory MP said: "It's unlikely there are going to be too many Theresa May Queen's Speeches". The Conservative party is relying on this arrangement, rather than a formal coalition, to ensure a Commons majority. Failing to win support from a majority of MPs would be seen as a vote of no confidence in her government, the Daily Telegraph says. The state opening is taking place only days after another huge annual event, Trooping the Color, a celebration of the Queen's birthday.

RTÉ quotes a DUP source as saying the talks "haven't proceeded in a way that the DUP would have expected" and a deal "can't be taken for granted".

Dennis Skinner used his expected Queen's Speech joke to tell everyone to get on with it.

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