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Press Cycle 6 - Queens Speech
#31
The Prime Minister claimed in her speech that the Conservatives have taken no action on domestic violence. That is completely wrong. In Government, the Conservatives launched a consultation and published a draft bill in January 2019 around transforming the Response to Domestic Abuse, with Labour supporting measures to outlaw cross examination of survivors of domestic abuse. The Prime Minister needs to stop criticising the Conservatives when her own party welcomed the approach we were taking and actually outline her plan to tackle domestic abuse.
Harold Saxon - Conservative and Unionist Party

Leader of The Opposition
Member of Parliament for North East Somerset
Deputy Prime Minister (February 2019 - June 2019)
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#32
Minister of State for Defence and Security has said this "The people of Birmingham Ladywood - and the people of Britain - were let down by the Conservatives with over nearly a decade of failed economic plans." whether you agree with it or not is up to you but I find it rather hypocritical that Labour has allowed ONP, all of the MPs have either created these failed economic plans or rubber stamped it, to make decisions regarding policy making of this government and allowing them to implement healthcare policies after Robert Lascelles disastrous tenure as Works and Pensions Secretary shows how much Labour cares about power and how little about policy making. The paper this document has printed on has more worth than the content of it.
Brigitte Allard MP
Member for Stoke on Trent North
Leader of the Brexit Party

Media Darling/Fundraising Extraordinaire/Maverick/Constituency Darling(awarded by admins)
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#33
The Prime Minister attacked the Conservatives over NHS waiting times in her speech.  Caroline Blakesley must have a selective memory as the last time her party were in government average hospital waiting times rose. The average hospital wait time increased throughout a Labour Government, with the average time higher in 2010 than in 1997. Labour will no doubt claim this is ancient history but let me be clear; Labour will promise you the world now with no real plan on how to improve our NHS
Harold Saxon - Conservative and Unionist Party

Leader of The Opposition
Member of Parliament for North East Somerset
Deputy Prime Minister (February 2019 - June 2019)
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#34
The Government laid out a bold, progressive, and achievable vision for the year ahead in the Queen’s Speech. The parties in this Government were elected to deliver a programme that gives the British people the final say on a Brexit deal, combats climate change, reverses nearly a decade of austerity, builds a stronger, fairer economy, and restores dignity to those that must seek a hand up. We will see this programme through. Our plans our ambitious, but so are we. A nation that has seen widening inequality, failures in political leadership decimating our public services, and a cruel Home Office and Department of Work and Pensions that actively sought to make life more difficult for the most vulnerable demands an ambitious government. And while we will not, over the course of a year, be able to right all of the wrongs of the Conservative Party, we can get Britain back on track. It is time to turn the corner on nine years of mismanagement and deliver a fairer, more equal, more prosperous Britain.
Caroline Blakesley MP DCB
Prime Minister (June 2019-)
MP for Manchester Central (2015-) | Labour
Traits: Fundraising Extraordionare, Campaign Guru, Media Darling, Constituency Pariah
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#35
By whipping their backbenchers to vote down the Conservative Amendment to the Queen’s Speech on Trident, they have destroyed any credentials they might have had on Britain’s national defence - Tony Blair and Gordon Brown would be spinning in their political graves if they could see how far from the mainstream Labour has gone. Caroline Blakesley can make all the noise she wants about no plans to get rid of our independent nuclear deterrent, but when it came down to it - not only did she refuse to accept our amendment, she tried to stop it to save face with her new political bedfellows in the SNP, FF, IL, and Plaid Cymru. Britain deserves better. 
Rt Hon. Patrick Dundas MP | Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party
Leader of Her Majesty's Most Loyal Opposition
Member of Parliament for Moray (2019-Present)
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#36
The Prime Minister says that this Government will aim to achieve the agenda they have set out in just one year. Not only does the Prime Minister have to seek agreement on both legislation and policy  from her own party but she also has to get the agreement of the Lib Dems , the ONP and her C&S partners - the Greens, Fianna Fáil, Plaid Cymru and the SNP. It is wrong to make promises that the Prime Minister will not be able to keep. The Prime Minister is acting like she can pull a rabbit out of a hat to achieve her agenda but the reality is she has to deal with her own party and six others. It’s time to be honest with the British people
Harold Saxon - Conservative and Unionist Party

Leader of The Opposition
Member of Parliament for North East Somerset
Deputy Prime Minister (February 2019 - June 2019)
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#37
Harold Saxon can try to spin the facts until the room is spinning but the truth is clear: on nearly every metric the NHS is worse off today than it was in 2010. Fewer patients are receiving cancer treatment within 62 days of their diagnosis, A&E wait times are at their highest level ever, and waiting lists continue to grow to record lengths. When you combine that with the £6 billion in repairs that the Conservative government failed to deliver on, leaving our hospitals and clinics with leaky roofs and out-of-date tools, it’s easy to see why Harold Saxon’s Conservatives cannot be trusted with the NHS.

Now, Harold may want to make this conversation all about 2010 – that’s his right, and he should not that the state of the NHS has only grown worse since the Conservatives took power. I personally like to take note of the fact that we’re nearly in a new decade now. And that decade is going to be the story of how we reversed Conservative austerity and put our National Health Service on solid footing again. And it’s going to start with the actions of this Labour-led government, which is going to prioritise real investment and change in the National Health Service. Our comprehensive plan will ensure Britian has more front line health workers, a renewed focus on public health, and an investment campaign that ensures all of our hospitals are top of the line. The Government has a plan to build an NHS for the next decade, not just talk about the past one.
Caroline Blakesley MP DCB
Prime Minister (June 2019-)
MP for Manchester Central (2015-) | Labour
Traits: Fundraising Extraordionare, Campaign Guru, Media Darling, Constituency Pariah
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#38
A question to Caroline Blakesley if she thinks Tory Work and Pensions Department "actively sought to make life more difficult for the most vulnerable." which I agree, Tory Work and Pensions Department was cruel and unnecessarily tough then why did she appoint one of the Tory Work and Pensions Secretary during this period as her Health Secretary.

Once again Caroline Blakesley is making a case against Tory management of the NHS, I agree that Tories did caused problems with the NHS, this begs me to question then why does she entrusted our NHS to a guy who was the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, who has set up these funding problems for the NHS as our Health Secretary. I can't hear any answers for this.
Brigitte Allard MP
Member for Stoke on Trent North
Leader of the Brexit Party

Media Darling/Fundraising Extraordinaire/Maverick/Constituency Darling(awarded by admins)
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#39
As a Member of Parliament for a constituency which includes one of the largest hospitals in the North East, I am proud to be voting through the Queen's Speech today. After years of Tory mismanagement of our National Health Service, this Labour-left Government have laid out a flight path to restore public confidence in our health service.

After nine years of Tory austerity, our NHS needs our support. Targets are being missed, A&E is overcrowded, waiting lists are longer, hospitals are underfunded and doctors are being ignored. Under Labour, NHS funding will be ringfenced, community and public health will be accounted for in decision making, doctors will be listened to and social care will be taken seriously. For it is Labour who founded the NHS, it is Labour who fought for the NHS, and now, in Government, it will be Labour who delivers on it.
James 'Jim' Kennedy MP
Home Secretary
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
MP for Wansbeck (2010-) | Labour and Cooperative
Traits: Media Darling, Backbench Favourite, Finite Resources
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#40
One of the worst and most consequential mistakes made by Tony Blair – Patron Saint of many in the current government benches, not just Labour MP’s – was the policy of so called “managed migration”, which amounted to removing any possible restriction and led us directly to the days of quadrupled mass immigration. It was a clear mistake which had clear consequences for our border, for public services, and for several other areas of policy, and it was easily one of the biggest challenges we had to inherit while in Government. Caroline Blakesley and her Government have made it clear on this Queen’s Speech that we’re back into the past once again, determined as they are to relax current immigration restrictions under the excuse of ending the “hostile environment”. A Conservative government would have managed it a firm but fair manner – with responsible targets, restrictions and planning -, and it’s becoming clear that under the new Government immigration will both soar and surge beyond a responsible and sustainable level. Even worse, they don’t pursue this approach under the pressure of their partners, which support increased immigration and freedom of movement, they do so out of their own accord and belief. We remember the result of this approach in the past very well, and if I may say so, so do the public. On immigration, this government is about to get it very wrong.
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Despite welcome announcements in issues such as domestic violence – in which, contrary to the Prime Minister’s regrettable and misleading claims, the Conservatives have worked hard to address in the past -, it must be said that this Queen’s Speech does not inspire confidence when it comes to issues such as crime and security. In the context of a Labour manifesto which heralded the start of a “Soft-Touch” vision as opposed to a firm and tough approach, the Government has merely committed to reforming our anti-terrorism approach by stating it must be “evidence-based”, which it already is. You only need to ask the thousands of people who work hard every day under CONTEST to prevent terrorism and de-radicalize individuals, which they’ve done very successfully. In this context, the Government also seems to believe resources will make up for a lack of will and a soft vision of how crime should be effectively tackled. A Conservative government would have continued a tough approach and pursued “zero tolerance” on issues like knife crime, drug trafficking. A Conservative government would have also fought for victim’s rights, toughened up sentencing, and defended a successful strategy to combat terrorism. The contrast is very clear.

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I’m old enough to remember the not so distant days in which Caroline Blakesley accused others of being overtly fond of the media, yet I saw no hesitance in going to have her picture taken whilst pretending to have some degree of care about Trident and our nuclear deterrent. Perhaps the Prime Minister is of the opinion that it is credible to pretend to care whilst voting in Parliament against the preservation of the nuclear deterrent because a mere photo op should provide sufficient reassurance, even when she’s dependent on so many partners with such an irresponsible view of our national defence. I think the Government had an excellent chance to make their stance clear and binding as opposed to merely rhetorical, to prove that the fact that they dropped the support for the Nuclear deterrent from their manifesto was perhaps an oversight, a mistake, not something to draw conclusions from. Instead, they chose to reject and then vote down a common sense amendment alongside their reckless partners. The lesson we draw is very simple: all the rhetoric on Trident over the past few years meant nothing to the Labour Party.
Rt. Hon. Andrew Summer MP - Conservative and Unionist Party
Member of Parliament for Sevenoaks (2010 - Present)

Shadow Culture Secretary (January 2020 - Present)
-Former: Security Minister / Shadow Home Secretary
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