LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth set out Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s legislative agenda on Thursday, outlining Brexit and the National Health Service (NHS) as the government’s main priorities. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seen outside the venue for the Conservative Party annual conference in Manchester, Britain October 1, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls Johnson won the biggest majority in parliament of any government since 2001, meaning he is in a strong position to pass new laws. What does he intend to do? BREXIT The speech sets out a host of Brexit-related legislation. The main element is the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill which will implement the exit deal Johnson agreed with Brussels. This bill is expected to start its passage into law on Friday and will rule out extending a transition period beyond Dec. 31, 2020. Beyond this, the government will also pass Brexit-related laws on trade, agriculture and fisheries. Accompanying documents also say there will be further legislation required to implement whatever deal it strikes on future relations with the EU. NHS The government will pass a law to cement its commitment to increase funding to the health service. This will result in an annual increase of 33.9… Read full this story
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