Queen’s Speech aims to ‘turbocharge’ economy as Prince Charles makes debut | News

Boris Johnson warned today that Britain must take short-term pain to boost the economy in the longer term as he unveiled a Queen’s Speech to “create jobs and spread opportunity” around the country.

In a speech delivered for the first time by the Prince of Wales, the government said its priority was to take a “responsible approach to the public finances” and committed itself to continue bringing down debt despite the cost of living crisis.

The speech has 38 bills including measures to implement the Conservative’s levelling-up strategy and remove swathes of EU law from the statute books as the government seeks to capitalise on new Brexit “freedoms”.

The procession along the royal gallery

TIMES PHOTOGRAPHER RICHARD POHLE

It will also for the first time introduce a British Bill of Rights that will enshrine

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