KINGS SPEACH SETS OUT SUNAKS AGENDA FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR Tougher sentences for most serious crime and a crackdown on grooming..
Tougher sentences for the country’s most serious offenders and a crackdown on grooming have taken centre stage in the first King’s Speech in decades.
The King struck a personal note when he began his speech – the first by a king in over 70 years – by acknowledging the “legacy of service and devotion to this country” shown by his “beloved mother, the late Queen”.
Reading out Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s agenda for the upcoming year, the King said the Sentencing Bill would be brought forward to “increase the confidence of victims”.
Further measures would also be introduced to give police more powers to “prevent new and complex crimes” and child sexual abuse, he added.
Despite the emphasis on crime, there was no mention of the recent pro-Palestinian protests that have been taking place across the UK, which Ms Braverman has described as “hate marches”.
Her controversial plans to restrict the use of tents for people who are homeless were also not raised by the King.