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Queen’s Speech: Government ‘Ready for Bankruptcy’ After COVID Crisis, Says Labor Party | Political news

Labor’s new shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves will use her first House of Commons appearance in her new role to say the government is “ready to go bankrupt” after the COVID pandemic.

Opening of Queen’s speech Labor debate on Wednesday, Reeves will attack the absence of a jobs bill on the government’s legislative agenda for the next parliamentary session.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised in December 2019 to present such a bill during the last parliamentary session in order to “protect and strengthen workers’ rights” after Brexit.

However, none were forthcoming and a jobs bill was not included in Tuesday’s Queen’s Speech, setting out the government’s new legislative agenda.

Amid criticism from unions that Mr Johnson had ‘brought back’ his pledge, No.10 said the ‘profound effects’ of the coronavirus crisis on the economy had delayed the introduction of a bill.

But Labor accused the government of a “glaring omission” from Tuesday’s Queen’s speech on legislation, he said, had been promised more than 50 times by ministers.

The party also focused on a “catalog of broken promises and delays for British workers”.

This includes zero-hour contracts, stronger protections for dismissal during pregnancy and maternity leave, and paid time off for unpaid caregivers and newborn care.

Labor has also accused the Tories of failing on policies to support flexible working, failing to tackle a backlog of labor court cases and inaction in implementing the recommendations of the Labor Court. the 2017 Taylor Review on modern work, such as those in the “ small economy. ” .

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Speaking in the House of Commons on Wednesday, Ms Reeves said: “To meet the challenges we face as a country, the government must …

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