The National:

THE Queen’s Speech is as good a show as any of Boris Johnson’s child-like attitude towards politics. Smug with his new-found majority, he spent much of the event with an uncontrollable grin.

Johnson entered the House of Lords alongside a grim-faced Jeremy Corbyn, who made every attempt not to acknowledge the Prime Minister – the same face caught by reporters earlier today as he left his house. The difference was stark. Johnson took his place with considerable fidgeting, looking up and around the house like a restless child during a sermon.

Perhaps the most worrying of all, however, was his reaction to the Queen reading that the Tories would work to repeal the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act. The cameras in the House of Lords just managed to cut to the UK leader’s laughter, joined by the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Dominic Raab.

So what is the Act? Simply put, it was a law introduced by the Conservative-Lib Dem coalition which requires two-thirds of MPs to vote for a poll on calling a new General Election. Under the terms of the Act, General Elections should be held in the summer every five years.

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Johnson has promised to scrap the Fixed Term Parliaments Act which has prevented the Government from calling a General Election whenever they like. It has been somewhat of a thorn in the side for Johnson.

In September, the SNP, Labour, Liberal Democrats and Plaid Cymru all agreed not to support any parliamentary vote for a General Election until the next European Council meeting. Without this act, Johnson could have steamrolled ahead with an election even earlier.

Subsequent attempts by the PM to hold a General Election were met with challenges from Corbyn, who would only back it if Johnson scrapped a No-Deal Brexit.

Of course, the Queen's Speech was written by the Tories, so Johnson knew what was coming up. 

We can only speculate, but it seems that he was thoroughly chuffed to hear his Prime Ministerial powers will grow even stronger.