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At the State Opening of Parliament, the Queen has been giving her annual speech on behalf of the UK Government. Written by the new Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition Government itself, much of the speech was devoted to the inevitable cost cutting exercises, the 'Big Society' concept and reform in terms of both the electoral system and Parliament itself. However, one thing amongst an otherwise predictably boring speech came, thankfully, near the start, when Her Majesty stated that "my government will support the introduction of high speed broadband access" for the UK.

Unfortunately she did not mention that her government will repeal the awful Digital Economy Bill that was rushed through before the previous administration disappeared up it's own wazoo. But then that's hardly surprising when, according to reports, it has no intention of doing so despite the Liberal Democrats being very vocal in voting against it.

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