Today, the Prince of Wales set out the Government’s legislative agenda for the next year.
The State opening of Parliament and the Queens speech was the government’s opportunity to show the public that they were on their side and ready and prepared to stand up and support those who need it most. They failed in this mission miserably.
They chose to do nothing that would help pensioners, the most vulnerable and businesses with the cost-of-living crisis. There are a number of actions the government could have taken that would have eased the burden and support people who need help now. Labour has a plan for an emergency budget that would put a windfall tax on oil and gas producers, scrap the National Insurance rise, provide support for struggling businesses and invest in insulating homes.
This speech shows that government has no plan and no intention to stand on the side of people who need it.