Queen's Speech: Boris and Keir 'more jolly than expected' says host

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Sir Keir Starmer has seen the pacifist policies of his predecessor Jeremy Corbyn come back to haunt him during a bruising exchange during the Queen’s Speech debate on Tuesday. Tory MP Graham Stuart was delivering the response of MPs to the Monarch’s speech when he slipped in a jibe at Labour’s previous stance on Britain’s nuclear deterrent which sent the whole house into fits of laughter. 

Mr Stuart told MPs: “Russia’s unprovoked and unjustifiable attack on Ukraine has united the whole of this house in condemnation.

“We stand together with our friends in Ukraine, and I congratulate the Right Honourable gentleman, the leader of the opposition for his party’s wholehearted backing off the measures to support the Ukrainians.

“We are providing Mr Speaker rocket launchers complete with rockets.

“So different from the Trident submarines, the Right Honourable gentleman’s party previously proposed, which were to have been built but you will remember never armed.”

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