Rachel Reeves decries lack of employment bill in Queens speech


New shadow chancellor faces Rishi Sunak in Commons for first time and signals intent to recoup lost voters

Labour’s Rachel Reeves made a clear attempt to start reconnecting with the party’s lost supporters by using her debut as shadow chancellor to back British workers and to attack the lack of government action on employment rights in the Queen’s speech.

Reeves said a Labour government would introduce measures to tackle low pay, the gig economy and companies’ ability to fire workers and then re-hire them on worse conditions.

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