UK government to outline plan for EU referendum, human rights reform in Queen's Speech

After his surprise election victory, British Prime Minister David Cameron is laying out plans for a government free of coalition compromises.

Cameron says Wednesday's Queen's Speech, delivered in Parliament by Queen Elizabeth II, will be a "One Nation" platform to unite the country.

The speech will outline upcoming legislation, including a bill to hold a referendum by 2017 on whether to leave the European Union. An in-out vote was one of Cameron's key election promises.

It is also expected to include a contentious plan to replace the Human Rights Act with a British bill of rights.

Cameron's party won a House of Commons majority in a May 7 election that gave Britain its first all-Conservative government since 1997. He had previously governed in coalition with the Liberal Democrats.