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The Queen makes first public appearance since Duke’s death to unveil new powers to jail Russian and Chinese spies

The Queen makes first public appearance since Duke’s death to unveil new powers to jail Russian and Chinese spies

SWEEPING powers to jail Russian and Chinese spies are to be unveiled by The Queen today.

The State Opening of Parliament marks Her Majesty’s first public event since Prince Philip died last month.

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The Queen will attend Parliament to unveil Boris Johnson’s agenda for the coming months[/caption]

Long-awaited reforms to the Official Secrets Act will be outlined in the Queen’s Speech.

Her Majesty will attend Parliament this morning to unveil Boris Johnson’s agenda for the coming months.

Front and centre stage will be a Counter State Threats Bill.

The changes will allow the UK to prosecute Russian, North Korean and Chinese hackers; Iranian spies who target the UK’s Middle East bases and those caught spying at British embassies.

The Prime Minister will also “put rocket fuel” under his levelling-up agenda and post-Covid bounce-back bid.

A Skills Bill will unveil training and education funds to help the 50 per cent of youths who do not go to uni.

Last night Mr Johnson said: “These new laws are the rocket fuel we need to level up this country and ensure equal opportunities for all.

“I’m revolutionising the system so we can move past the outdated notion that there is only one route up the career ladder.

Other measures include a bill to hold big tech firms accountable for internet hate.

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Boris Johnson said: ‘These new laws are the rocket fuel we need to level up this country and ensure equal opportunities for all’[/caption]

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The changes will allow the UK to prosecute Russian, North Korean and Chinese hackers; Iranian spies who target the UK’s Middle East bases and those caught spying at British embassies[/caption]

Six likely pledges in the Queen’s Speech

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There will also be reforms to asylum and housing and legislation to protect free speech at universities.

And anti-fraud measures could mean voters needing photo ID at polling stations.

Last night, it was still up in the air as to whether a bill will be included to deliver on the manifesto promise that no one has to sell their home to pay for social care.

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