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UK: Brexit by October 31 is priority - Queen's Speech

United Kingdom, London
October 14, 2019 at 15:02 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Queen said the government's "priority" would be to deliver Brexit by October 31, when speaking at the opening of Parliament in the House of Lords on Monday.

"My government's priority has always been to secure the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union on the 31st of October," she said while delivering the Queen's Speech.

Instead, a range of new bills would set up new "free trade and friendly co-operation" in various sectors with the EU.

As for a potential immigration bill, the Queen said the end of the freedom of movement would help to set "a fair, modern and global immigration system." However, she guaranteed that the European citizens residing in the UK will not be affected by those changes.

After the royal speech, the British government published a briefing presenting 26 bills, mostly regarding the UK development and politics after the Brexit.

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The Queen said the government's "priority" would be to deliver Brexit by October 31, when speaking at the opening of Parliament in the House of Lords on Monday.

"My government's priority has always been to secure the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union on the 31st of October," she said while delivering the Queen's Speech.

Instead, a range of new bills would set up new "free trade and friendly co-operation" in various sectors with the EU.

As for a potential immigration bill, the Queen said the end of the freedom of movement would help to set "a fair, modern and global immigration system." However, she guaranteed that the European citizens residing in the UK will not be affected by those changes.

After the royal speech, the British government published a briefing presenting 26 bills, mostly regarding the UK development and politics after the Brexit.

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