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Boris Johnson sets out ‘levelling up’ agenda night

BBC, 12 May 2021
The UK government unveiled 30 planned new laws for the year ahead in the Queen's Speech. Boosting jobs and skills were key in the priorities, but social care funding is not included. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said his government "won't settle for going back to the way things were", as the UK emerges from the coronavirus pandemic.

He promised to end the "criminal waste of talent" in parts of the UK by spreading opportunity more evenly.

It came as the government unveiled 30 planned new laws for the year ahead in the Queen's Speech.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said Johnson's programme lacked urgency and ambition.

So what’s in the Queen’s Speech and what does it tell us about the government’s priorities?

And how might the government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda impact people’s lives?

Newsnight’s Political Editor Nick Watt reports. Emily Maitlis is joined by Skills Minister, Gillian Keegan, and Shadow Minister for Democracy, Cat Smith.

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