On the longest – and possibly the hottest – day of the year, the Queen came to Parliament shorn of royal finery to deliver her 64th Address from the Throne. It was Theresa May’s first – and, in all probability, her last.
For the Prime Minister, every day must feel like the longest day. An election reverse now laid firmly at her door – and with it her style of leadership painfully exposed. Her two senior advisors gone. The fallout from the Grenfell Tower fire – no empathy, no timing, help that came too late. The terror threat – and with it claims of underinvestment in policing. A bullish DUP. Brexit. This is a Prime Minister who is without not just a majority but also much of her authority.
Nevertheless, she has striven to bring forward a programme for government which Edelman has produced a briefing for below.
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