The Queen’s Speech, law and religion

This year’s Queen’s Speech is, of course, almost entirely overshadowed by the forthcoming EU Referendum and the Cabinet divisions that are accompanying it. But the show must go on, even though the plot will unfold against the commitment, reiterated in the Gracious Speech, to continued constraints on public spending:

“My ministers will continue to bring the public finances under control so that Britain [sic] lives within its means”.

Several pieces of legislation were announced that touch on law & religion to a greater or lesser extent: Continue reading