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CITY VIEWS: HOW USEFUL WERE THE POLICIES OUTLINED IN THE QUEEN'S SPEECH?

<strong>CHRISTIAN PRYCE </strong>WILLIS<br />&ldquo;I think it is almost as if the Queen&rsquo;s speech has become insignificant in the grand scheme of things. To me, it was more of a royal event that served as a political mouthpiece for Gordon Brown than anything else of importance.&rdquo;<br /><strong><br />CHRIS TAGG </strong>LOCKTON INSURANCE<br />&ldquo;From an economic viewpoint, I don&rsquo;t feel the legislation will alleviate the national debt &ndash; the speech was more politically driven ahead of the election. The financial services policies the Queen outlined were unclear and fairly weak.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>DAVID BROOK </strong>BAILLIE GIFFORD<br />&ldquo;I think the Queen&rsquo;s speech was more electioneering by the Prime Minister than anything else. There were so many financial bills proposed in the speech that the chances of actually getting many of them through is virtually zero.&rdquo;