While formal Brexit negotiations kicked off on Monday, the government is expected to reveal the laws needed to leave the EU – regardless of the final deal with the bloc.
Central to this program is the so-called Great Repeal Bill – which would repeal the 1972 European Communities Act and effectively end the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice.
The bill would also copy existing EU laws in to the U.K.’s statute book, with lawmakers set to debate which bits they wish to keep.
For the first time in decades, Britain’s prime minister is set to go into the event unsure over whether she will be able to garner enough support to avoid defeat on the program.
Nearly two weeks on from the General Election, the U.K.’s largest party has not been able to secure a confidence and supply deal with the DUP. Senior sources from the Northern Irish party told The Guardian that negotiations, “haven’t proceeded the way we would have expected” and a deal “can’t be taken for granted.”
Ahead of the Queen’s speech, May said, “The election result was not the one I hoped for, but this government will respond with humility and resolve to the message the electorate sent.
“We will work hard every day to gain the trust and confidence of the British people, making their priorities our priorities.”
The left-wing Labour party and center-left Liberal Democrat party will also put forward alternate versions of the Queen’s speech should the Conservatives fail to pass theirs through the House of Commons.