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Queen Elizabeth quotes
Today is a historic day for Scotland. It is our solemn duty in this chamber with the eyes of the country upon us to mark the point when this new parliament assumes it's full powers in the service of the Scottish people.
We the Irish and the British are becoming good and dependable neighbours and better friends. There is today no closer working relationship for my government than that with Ireland.
I declare before you all that my all life whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and to the service of our great Imperial family to which we all belong.
My government will bring forward a bill that further reforms Britain's immigration system. The bill will ensure that this country attracts people who contribute and deters those who will not.
My ministers' first priority will be to reduce the deficit and restore economic stability.
With the benefit of historical hindsight, we can all see things which we would wish had been done differently or not at all. But it is also true that no-one who looked to the future over the past centuries could have imagined the strength of the bonds that are now in place between the governments and people of our two nations.
The first priority is to reduce the deficit and restore economic growth. Action will be taken to accelerate the reduction of the structural budget deficit. A new office for budget responsibility will provide confidence in the management of the public finances.
I am sure that we have all been affected by events in Afghanistan and saddened by the casualties suffered by our forces serving there but we can be proud of the positive contribution that our servicemen and women are making in conjunction with our allies.
On this, the eve of the UN Copenhagen summit on climate change, the Commonwealth has an opportunity to lead once more. The threat to our environment is not a new concern, but it is now a global challenge which will continue to affect the security and stability of millions for years to come.
Christmas is a time for celebration, but this year it is a more sombre occasion for many. Some things which were once taken for granted suddenly seem less certain, and give rise to feelings of insecurity.
We have all been conscious of those who have given their lives, or have been severely wounded, while serving wIth the armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.
I am delighted to join you here in Kampala, and to find the Commonwealth in such good health.
My government will continue to work to build a prosperous and secure European Union better able to respond to the challenges of globalization.
My government will seek a consensus on changes to the law on terrorism so that the police and other agencies have the powers they need.
Determined and collective action can also help us tackle other challenges that cannot be dressed alone, such as the scourge of terrorism, which is a threat to us all and has directly affected a number of our countries.