Since the 23 June 2016 we have had a momentous year. The political uncertainty following the 8 June UK General Election continues to rumble on. But what’s happened since 23 June? Take a look below.
Recently, PM May’s legislative agenda, as outlined in a ‘slimmed down’ Queen’s Speech, reflects compromises necessary to secure parliamentary backing. The main opposition party leader Jeremy Corbyn has confirmed he will be voting against it. But May only needs a straightforward majority to see the legislative agenda through, so long as the DUP provides its support, the vote should pass. The DUP has said it will vote in favour, whilst negotiations on formalising the ‘supply and confidence’ arrangement continue. The DUP has described the Downing Street negotiators as being “chaotic”. However, with DUP sources saying the deal is 95% done, the chances of a deal being done by next Thursday are cited as being “very good” by a DUP senior lawmaker. Note that the vote on Queen’s Speech will take place on Thursday 29th.