UK's Johnson to unveil plans at lavish Parliament opening

Blair Says Hardline Stance on Second Referendum Would Have Prevented Labour Defeat

Conservative lawmakers joined in a chorus of "get Brexit done" when the prime minister asked what this parliament was supposed to do.

A transition period will follow.

"We need to think seriously now about first of all how you bring those lifelong Labour voters - who felt that they not only couldn't vote Labour but actually in many instance chose the Tories - how you bring Labour home to them", she said.

"Why? Never can citizens, British and Europeans alike, be the victims of this - in my opinion not very intelligent - choice, of Brexit".

Johnson's predecessor Theresa May, who attended Davos twice as prime minister, used the forum to promote the United Kingdom, hoping to convince business leaders that the United Kingdom was not cutting itself off despite leaving the European Union.

He added: "More and more people are coming back to the idea of European associate citizenship for British citizens who want to continue to feel that they are European, and I think that we have to be open to that request".

Ministers aim for the legislation to complete its passage through Parliament in the new year, allowing the United Kingdom to leave with the agreement agreed by Johnson at the end of January as planned.

The agreement itself allows for a further extension, but UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson does not favour this.

On Tuesday, the 17th of December 2019, a slew of European stock indices had snapped their four-day long rally stemmed off a decisive United Kingdom exit poll results alongside announcement of a Sino-US interim trade deal, however Tuesday's European market had witnessed a wobbling trickle following a sales warning from consumer goods conglomerate Unilever, while a reignited fear of a hard-Brexit had added further strains on to investors' optimism.

The speech is the centerpiece of the State Opening of Parliament, a blend of politics and pageantry that usually takes place about once a year.

"We have already provided certainty to over 2 million people who have been granted status through the European Union settlement scheme".

Campaigners from the3million group have reported some problems with the system such as difficulties for some people proving their continuous residency over five years if this can not be checked easily by National Insurance records from work. A bill on post-Brexit workers' rights is also expected.



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