Brexit plans centre stage in Queen's Speech
Ministers say a deal with the EU is a 'priority' as they prepare to outline their future plans.
at the EU Commission in Brussels this weekend in an attempt to secure a new Brexit deal.
BBC political correspondent Nick Eardley said although the government had been enthused by progress in recent days, the message from the Number 10 source was to not get"carried away".
Mr Johnson said:"Getting Brexit done by 31 October is absolutely crucial, and we are continuing to work on an exit deal so we can move on to negotiating a future relationship based on free trade and friendly co-operation with our European friends.
The Immigration and Social Co-ordination Bill proposes an end freedom of movement and a points-based immigration system from 2021.
But Labour has criticised the decision to hold a Queen's Speech before any general election as a"stunt" and"a pre-election party political broadcast" for the Tories.
- The Commons is due to return, and the government will use the Queen's Speech to set out its legislative agenda. The speech will then be debated by MPs throughout the week.
- Date by which the UK is due to leave the EU, with or without a withdrawal agreement.
But following talks between Mr Johnson and the Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar on Thursday, Downing Street said the pair could"see a
Neither the UK or EU are offering any detail on the apparent common ground that has been found on a solution to the Irish border.
UK Europe adviser David Frost is involved in the talks this weekend
"One thing is sure - Northern Ireland must remain fully part of the UK customs union and Boris Johnson knows it very well," he told the Italian newspaper La Repubblica.Read more: BBC News (UK)
Why do you have to emphasise the PR message of the government do often... ie large font size 'Optimistic and ambitious' call out. I’m starting to think the BBC is a Conservative PR mechanism to more I see this kind of thing... it feeds populist sound bites not real news IMO I hope she has harsh words for those pulling the country apart.
The British Empire is dead, but it lives on inside Boris Johnson's head. A UK that fails to relate to its own past has no future. Almost makes me wish we hadn't given all the power to parliament. StopBrexit Remain It's almost 2020 and you still belive in kings and queens? Really? Octogenarian Queen 's gambit.
Trolling the Brexiters by dressing as the EU flag? 😂 fionasamck This is good right Normally, I’d say too matchy-matchy, but she totally pulls it off.
Queen of the desert: the new minimalThis is the season of minimalism: throw on a jumpsuit or cover up in a camel cape and you’re ready for anything
Manipulating the public while unelected.
The Queen looks splendid in blue as she makes dazzling return to help military veteransTHE QUEEN has returned to official royal engagements after her long summer break at Balmoral. She's not got her EU hat on the day!
Queen receives adorable message from children in first engagement since summer holidayHER Majesty was told she was 'the best queen in the world' by young admirers yesterday.
The cryptic way the Queen DOES make her opinion known to Boris JohnsonQUEEN ELIZABETH II does not intervene directly in political affairs and the appointment of key national figures – but she once indicated a cryptic way that does make her opinion known, according to a royal biographer. What a load of tosh. The queen doesn’t even choose her clothes, never mind the bloody colour Really is it the Royal 2 fingers?
Royal fury: Why Queen Mother branded Princess Diana ‘a silly girl’PRINCESS DIANA was dubbed “a silly girl” by the Queen Mother when she expressed concerns over her husband Prince Charles potentially having an affair, an unearthed podcast has revealed. Cos she didn’t wear a seatbelt 😮 Does anybody really care?
These Are The Snacks The Queen Can't Travel WithoutMake sure you have plenty of earl grey tea stocked up.