Watch: Boris Johnson on the Queen’s Speech

Watch: Boris Johnson on the Queen's Speech
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The Prime Minister took to his feet in the House of Commons earlier this afternoon to lay out his government's agenda for the next five years. Johnson called the plans 'a blueprint for the future of Britain' before embarking on a whistlestop tour of his ambitions. Those seeking to probe the government's policy agenda in more detail could do a lot worse than reading through this accompanying 151-page briefing document.

The PM extolled the virtues of his plan, calling it 'the most radical Queen's Speech for a generation'. He told the chamber that his government was committed to 'building hospitals, renewing our schools, modernising our infrastructure, making our streets safer, our environment cleaner, our union stronger.' Certainly not short of ambition. Whether he can actually achieve it all is another matter...

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