Speaking in the debate following the Queens Speech, Ellesmere Port & Neston MP Justin Madders argued that there is a “growing army of people in this country for whom the economy is no longer working” and said that “they will have looked hopefully at the Government’s plan for the next year and they will have found that there is nothing in it for them.”
In the Queen’s Speech, the Government sets out the laws that it plans to introduce in the following year. However, despite outlining 21 new proposed Bills, the Government has been accused of ducking difficult decisions in the run up to the EU Referendum. Many of the Bills are on less controversial issues such as prison reform and bus services; whereas Bills to tackle the crisis in the NHS or an industrial strategy were absent.
Justin concluded his remarks by arguing that the Queen’s Speech was a “missed opportunity to tackle the inequalities that exist by region, by gender, by age and by employment status.”
Commenting afterwards, Justin said:
“I imagine that a lot of people will have listened to the Queen’s Speech today and thought, “is that it?
It is unprecedented to see a Government offer this little so soon into a new Parliament, there is simply nothing in it to tackle the issues that people in Ellesmere Port & Neston face.
The sad fact is that the Conservative party is so divided about Europe that it is simply not able to deliver the change that this country needs”