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What does the Queen’s Speech tell us about Johnson’s intentions?

Both sides of the PM’s character were on display in the measures announced today. The question is which will win out after a general election

By Peter Kellner  

Photo: Victoria Jones/PA Wire/PA Images

As a Queen’s Speech, today’s was a constitutional travesty. Boris Johnson wants an early election; Jeremy Corbyn says he wants one, too. So the new session of parliament may last only a few weeks. In any event, the government is now well short of a majority: even if the new session staggers on for some months, the chances are minimal that any of the Bills set out today will pass into law.

However, for…

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