The Queen will address Britain today (Monday) following a three-day closure of the British Parliament.
The prospect of a defeat by the ruling party in the aftermath of the Queen’s UK speech is not equal, but it is possible and can have serious consequences.
Let’s try to find out what is the significance of this Queen’s speech and what might happen if the Parliament of Parliament rejects it.
What will happen in the Queen’s speech?
The Queen’s speech provides the government with an opportunity to highlight its future priorities.
The speech is part of a ceremony called ‘State Opening of Parliament’, which is held at the beginning of the new parliamentary year.
The event begins with a procession in which the Queen travels from Buckingham Palace to Westminster, UK.
Members call for parliamentarians in the House of Lords, known as the ‘Black Road’. Before entering the capital, the Black Rod closes the door, and to do so indicates that the capital is free from the kingdom.
During her speech, the Queen sets out the rules that the government must approve by Parliament.
Under the Convention, the Queen announces them in the presence of MPs and other dignitaries in the House of Lords.
The Queen’s speech is usually held once a year but since June 21, 2017, the Queen has not given any speech. And that’s because the former prime minister wanted to hold a two-year parliamentary session to focus on Trisma Bridge.
Who writes the Queen’s speech?
The speech is written by the Minister of State and presented to the Queen in the House of Lords. The length of this speech depends on the proposed rules and other announcements, such as foreign policy. Usually this speech is 10 minutes long.
Can anyone else make this speech instead of the queen?
Queen Britain has made this speech 64 times so far, but she was not available to make that speech since she was pregnant in 1959 and 1963.
In his absence the Lord Chancellor read these speeches.
Does it vote?
Hours after the speech, MPs re-assemble in the House of Commons to begin discussing its contents.
After the speech of the two MPs, the Prime Minister presents the speech to the members of the House of Commons and puts forward his view of the country.
Its opposition leaders react to it, and the rest of the MPs are then allowed to speak.
The debate over this speech usually lasts for five days.
Voting is done after the debate. Generally, this is symbolic voting and there is no chance that the government will face a hazard.
What happens if the government loses?
The defeat in the vote on Queen’s speech means that the parliament has rejected new proposed government rules.
Boris Johnson has lost seven consecutive votes since becoming Prime Minister. Currently, if all opposition members vote against the government, the government will lose 45 votes.
If the government faces a ban on this speech, there will be a lot of pressure on the prime minister to resign.
If the government is defeated, that does not mean that an early election will be held. However, this defeat will provide the basis for the opposition to express dissent against the Prime Minister.
Otherwise, the government can announce premature elections on its own, provided that two-thirds of the parliamentarians express their consent.
When was the last time the government was defeated over the Queen’s speech?
The last time this happened in 1924 was with the government of the British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin belonging to the Conservative Party. He was unable to win a majority in the general elections a month before King George V’s speech, but he still started discussing George VI’s speech.
After this, Prime Minister Baldwin resigned and the minority Labor Party took over the government.