State opening of Parliament 2006

Chris Gaynor  

Her Majesty the Queen has conducted the state opening of Parliament 2006.

Engulfed in the pomp and circumstance of thousands of years of tradition, Queen Elizabeth the second, read out a potential legislative programme on behalf of her current Labour Government headed by Prime Minister Tony Blair.

The speech included a variety of measures to combat Climate change, Immigration and Terrorism.

Notice was given to some 43 planned bills, all of them potentially becoming laws of the future.

PM Tony Blair's last year in the top job job is expected to be a busy one, as he prepares to forge a positive legacy for himself other than Iraq.

History will unkindly remember him for his decision to take British troops into Iraq and Afghanistan; not the golden legacy he craves so much that he has doggedly clung onto office beyond his sell by date.