Queen’s speech: Jacob Rees-Mogg seeks ‘bold and ambitious’ bills

No 10 vows not to be ‘blown off course’ by pandemic as it sets out stall for next session of parliament

The Commons leader, Jacob Rees-Mogg, has written to his cabinet colleagues calling for “bold and ambitious” bills for the upcoming Queen’s speech.

No 10 said it wanted to look “beyond” the Covid-19 pandemic and the prime minister would “not be blown off course” from delivering his manifesto commitments.

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