Tuesday, 25 May 2010

"Call me Dave" dumps Queen’s Speech protocol

New Prime Minister David Cameron threw out the window the etiquette of the Queen’s Speech debate today to superficially attack Labour's record in Office. Mr Cameron scathing attack in his first Commons appearance of the new Parliament raised eyebrows on a day when MPs usually act as though they can rise above party politics.

Acting Labour leader Harriet Harman has attacked the new coalition government as being a "loveless embrace" in her suprsingly good response to its first Queen's Speech. The former Leader of the Commons said the government had "no mandate" for their plan to make sure parliament could only be dissolved if 55% of MPs backed the move. She also said government plans for £6bn in cuts would "blight the prospects" of young people and threaten jobs.