STUC response to the Queen's Speech

May 11th 2021

STUC response to the Queen's Speech

May 11th 2021

The STUC has given a welcome to the belated plan to outlaw conversion therapy but blasted the Government’s support for Voter ID. It also said that legally binding environmental targets would only be achievable and fair if accompanied by a step change in Government investment.

STUC General Secretary Roz Foyer said:

“The Government’s suggestion that it will introduce Voter ID is an outrage. It is purporting to fix a problem that does not exist. It is a transparent plot to make voting more difficult amongst communities that the Government believes are less likely to vote Conservative.

“It is positive that the Government has finally acted to ban ‘conversion therapy’. This decision is long overdue and we commend those in the LGBT+ community who have tenaciously campaigned for this.

“Whilst legally binding environmental targets are welcome. The Government will not achieve these and there will be no Just Transition without massive investment in Green Jobs. Measures thus far have fallen far short of what is needed and we intend to campaign hard in the run up to the COP 26 Summit for a step change in Government action.”

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