This year’s Queen’s Speech was heavy with symbolism.
For the first time in nearly six decades, the monarch, 96, was unable to present her government’s plans for the coming year.
Her throne was empty and Prince Charles, her son and heir, conducted proceedings – a poignant glimpse into the future.
But this was also the first chance since the pandemic for Boris Johnson to set out his vision for Britain’s future.
There was no faulting his rhetoric. The Prime Minister accurately identified…