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QUEEN'S SPEECH PRUNED FOR GENERAL ELECTION

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To clear the desks for a general election, the government has dropped complex and contentious legislation from the ...
To clear the desks for a general election, the government has dropped complex and contentious legislation from the Queen's Speech, reports The Times (p1).

Out go bills to introduce identity cards and measures to help the elderly with nursing fees.

The government will concentrate on populist measures like tackling violent crime, handguns, benefit fraud and unruly children.
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