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Latest update : 2017-06-21

Queen's Speech: Monarch outlines two-year plan as Brexit looms

Our panel of guests focus on the state opening of parliament in London, where the Queen usually reads out the government's to-do list for the year ahead. Brexit featured front and centre of the Queen's speech, and she appeared without the pomp and regalia that usually accompanies this event. What signal was she sending? What is this event all about? And what is the state of UK politics?

Produced by Daniel BARNEY, François WIBAUX and Chris DAVIS.

By Tom BURGES WATSON

Our guests

Nora MULREADY

Member of the Labour Party and Political Commentator

Rory BROOMFIELD

Director of The Freedom Association and the Better Off Out campaign

Mike FINN

Researcher in British Politics, University of Warwick

Ryan HEATH

Senior Correspondent, POLITICO EUROPE

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2018-04-18 Cuba

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2018-04-17 Europe

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2018-04-16 Syria

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With a limited one-off operation and no reported fatalities, all sides seem almost happy to read their lines. Syria's Assad is less afraid of the West, while the Russians and...

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