Queens speech delayed whilst negotiations continue…

The BBC’s Norman Smith...

…the decision to delay it revealed an “ambiguity” about what would go in it – with several manifesto pledges expected to be watered down or dropped – but also the need for the Tories to “nail down” DUP support.

A defeat for its Queen’s Speech would be tantamount to a vote of no confidence in the new minority government

That may explain Mrs May’s haste to get the coalition announced. It was due to take place next Monday.

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