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UK: Brexit by October 31 is priority - Queen's Speech

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W/S MPs stand up to greet Queen Elisabeth II in House of Lords, London
M/S Queen Elisabeth II escorted by Prince of Wales Charles
W/S Lords sitting down
M/S Speaker of House of Commons John Bercow entering House of Lords with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn and other party leaders behind
M/S Johnson
SOT, Queen Elizabeth II: "My Lords and members of the House of Commons. My government's priority has always been to secure the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union on 31 October. My government intends to work towards a new partnership with the European Union based on free trade and friendly co-operation. My ministers will work to implement new regimes for fisheries, agriculture and trade, seizing the opportunities that arise from leaving the European Union. A new immigration bill ending free movement will lay the foundation for a fair, modern and global immigration system. My government remains committed to ensuring that resident European citizens who have built their lives in and contributed so much to the United Kingdom have the right to remain. The bill will include measures that reinforce this commitment. Steps will be taken to provide certainty, stability and new opportunities for the financial services and legal sectors. My government's new economic plan will be underpinned by a responsible fiscal strategy investing in economic growth while maintaining the sustainability of the public finances." *MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE*
M/S Members of UK Government listening to Queen's speech
SOT, Queen Elizabeth II: "The integrity and prosperity of the union that binds the four nations of the United Kingdom is of the utmost importance to my government. My ministers will bring forward measures to support citizens across all the nations of the United Kingdom. My government remains committed to working with all parties in Northern Ireland to support the return of devolved government and to address the legacy of the past. My government will take steps to protect the integrity of democracy and the electoral system in the United Kingdom." *MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE*
W/S Auditorium
SOT, Queen Elizabeth II: "As The United Kingdom leaves the European Union, my government will ensure that it continues to play a leading role in global affairs, defending its interests and promoting its values."
M/S Guard
W/S Auditorium
M/S Queen Elizabeth II stands up
W/S Queen Elizabeth II leaves House of Lords
The Queen said the government's "priority" would be to deliver Brexit by October 31, when speaking at the opening of Parliament in the House of Lords on Monday.
"My government's priority has always been to secure the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union on the 31st of October," she said while delivering the Queen's Speech.
Instead, a range of new bills would set up new "free trade and friendly co-operation" in various sectors with the EU.
As for a potential immigration bill, the Queen said the end of the freedom of movement would help to set "a fair, modern and global immigration system." However, she guaranteed that the European citizens residing in the UK will not be affected by those changes.
After the royal speech, the British government published a briefing presenting 26 bills, mostly regarding the UK development and politics after the Brexit.