wnol.info January 19 2018

Trump state visit to United Kingdom will go ahead, Boris Johnson says

January 19 2018, 05:33 | Perry Erickson

Trump reportedly didn't want to visit the U.K. if there would be protests against him

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"The Government can not focus on Brexit alone. techUK welcomes measures to radically reform technical education and give people the tools they need for the high skilled, high wage jobs of the future".

He added that a presidential visit can not be included in the Queen's speech until a date has been set and confirmed. Other bills will provide for Britain to have its own customs regime when it leaves the European Union and to operate an independent trade policy.

The speech also showed the Conservatives priorities in what is a pared-back legislaitve agenda compared historically.

"This is the right opportunity to embed the long term strategic importance of farming sector for the nation", he said.

The bill also outlines the government's plan to implement the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when it comes into force in May next year, though the tougher data protection law will apply to all European Union member states automatically, requiring no secondary legislation. But it is disappointing that this Queen's Speech was light on other domestic measures for small business.

The sources told the Guardian newspaper that a 2% spend on defence and the military covenant were "key planks" in the DUP manifesto.

Missing from her two-year programme were contentious moves for a "dementia tax", the means-testing of winter fuel payments and scrapping the pensions "triple lock".

■ Fox-hunting: The manifesto promised a free vote on a government Bill to decide whether to repeal the ban on hunting with dogs. "As such, this focus on infrastructure will speed up much needed improvements in air quality in United Kingdom cities". "The government must have a robust plan to support businesses through this process". "Firms will expect all politicians to put pragmatism before politics, starting with Brexit".

He added: "An invitation has been extended and accepted".

The government said 19 of the 24 bills outlined in the speech will apply in whole or in part to Scotland.

"That was a failure of the state, local and national, to help people when they needed it most".

The failure of the Cameron government to implement the policy led to many Britons overseas being unable to take part in the last two general elections or the Brexit referendum - which also forms a key plank in the challenge being mounted against the referendum by Bordeaux lawyer Julien Fouchet (we report further on the progress of his case in July's edition of The Connexion newspaper). Ministers said the reason it was not included was purely because no date had been set.

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