Cherniak live blogged the throne speech, and I watched/listened to about half of it. In brief, I think Jason's right, this is remarkably weak coffee from a demi-god who bestrides the Earth. Whole lotta nothin', in fact, as I predicted.
As to what is there,
1) You can't bring down the government over a big tax (GST) cut, no matter how stupid a policy it is.
2) Afghanistan will come back to the House, so there's no point making an issue of it now. Best way to get our troops out of Kandahar is to wait for that vote .
3) The promise re spending powers is quite minimal, if Cherniak is right (I missed that bit). Not enough to get worked up about, maybe even something to support.
4) As to the environmental stuff, I would prefer to look at what concrete actions emerge rather than react to the language about Kyoto.
Time to keep the powder dry, in other words.