Queen's speech

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‘She has been the one and only stable female in my life’: Jeanette Winterson on mourning the Queen
‘When I realised there was going to be an announcement about her death, I changed into black and waited. She deserved that. Part of us goes with her’

Jeanette Winterson

11, Sep, 2022 @11:00 AM

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My relative was killed at Ballymurphy. Reconciliation won’t happen unless Troubles victims are heard | Liam Conlon
Our pain doesn’t come with an end date. Without delivering justice, the government’s Northern Ireland bill won’t work, says Liam Conlon

Liam Conlon

14, May, 2022 @11:00 AM

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A Queen’s speech devoid of ideas or compassion | Letters
Letters: The government has offered no help to those struggling to cope with escalating prices and having to choose between eating and heating, says Peter Riddle. Plus letters from Alec Murdoch, George Baugh, Kate Burgess, Jackie Rupert and Richard Elliott


12, May, 2022 @3:17 PM

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Ignore the pomp: thanks to Boris Johnson, Britain has never been less united | Martin Kettle
The full uniformed flummery of the state opening of parliament belies the fragile state of the nation, says Guardian columnist Martin Kettle

Martin Kettle

12, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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This British ‘bill of rights’ is constitutional butchery that will make us all less free | Shami Chakrabarti
The 1998 Human Rights Act, an outstanding legal achievement, is being taken apart simply to empower the government, says former shadow attorney general, Shami Chakrabarti

Shami Chakrabarti

11, May, 2022 @11:36 AM

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Expect to see more of Prince Charles. This is a slow-motion abdication | Ed Owens
His stand-in role to deliver the Queen’s speech is the clearest sign yet that the Elizabeth II era is drawing to a close, says royal historian Ed Owens

Ed Owens

11, May, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Gove angers cost of living campaigners by ruling out emergency budget
Minister is accused of minimising crisis as he also admits target of building 300,000 homes a year will not be met

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

11, May, 2022 @9:17 AM

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Wednesday briefing: How Boris Johnson could have tackled the cost of living crisis
In today’s newsletter: after a Queen’s speech that ignored rising costs, Archie Bland asks economist Torsten Bell what should have been announced

Archie Bland

11, May, 2022 @5:58 AM

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Queen’s speech: Boris Johnson ‘bereft of ideas’ to tackle cost of living crisis
Despite 38 new bills, opposition accuses government of failing to act to protect people amid soaring inflation

Heather Stewart Political editor

10, May, 2022 @7:34 PM

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Charles’s Queen’s speech surpassed in dullness by Starmer-Johnson show
Beergate-afflicted Labour leader stuck in second gear while bored PM raced to a garbled finish

John Crace

10, May, 2022 @6:26 PM

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The Guardian view on the Queen’s speech: Boris Johnson fails to deliver for voters | Editorial
Editorial: The prime minister’s programme seeks fights to mobilise his base instead of tackling the cost of living crisis


10, May, 2022 @5:56 PM

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Queen’s speech proposals show Johnson ‘bereft of ideas or purpose’, says Starmer – as it happened
The PM’s legislative agenda for the year ahead was set out earlier in the Queen’s speech, which was delivered by Prince Charles

Andrew Sparrow

10, May, 2022 @5:40 PM

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