08/06/2016 Daily Politics


08/06/2016

Jo Coburn and Andrew Neil present live coverage of PMQs. They are joined by Alan Johnson and John Hayes to discuss the EU referendum TV debate and voter registration.


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David Cameron and Nigel Farage were both put on the spot last

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night before an audience of voters on ITV.

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The Ukip leader and Prime Minister both faced - separately -

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hostile questions from a studio audience about the EU referendum.

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Will the Government extend the deadline to register to vote

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Technical glitches hit the official website just hours before

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the midnight deadline, leaving wannabe voters

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It's Prime Minister's Questions today - will the EU referendum

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dominate or will Jeremy Corbyn choose to ask David Cameron

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And how does the BBC achieve impartiality

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and balance in its coverage of the EU referendum?

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What's the main thing I've got to think about?

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The key thing in guidelines for a referendum is that we must

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All that in the next hour and a half and with us for the duration

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Labour's Alan Johnson and Security Minister John Hayes.

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Now one of our guests declared this week how proud he is to be

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I know what you're thinking, that's not news, we already know

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But no, it was Conservative Security Minister John Hayes.

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It's something you both have in common.

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Let's find out what else you have in common in the next

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Now, last night Nigel Farage and David Cameron faced hostile

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questions from some audience members in a live show on the UK's

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membership of the European Union, on everything from immigration

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The Ukip leader was the first to take to the stage.

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This is, should be a British passport,

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it says European union on it, all right?

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I think, to make this country safer, we need to get

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back British passports - so we can check anybody else

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Are you not embarrassed that Justin Welby today said you're

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Well, I'm sorry, and I'm not going to stand here and attack

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the Archbishop of Canterbury, but I think he would have

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done better to have read actually what I said,

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I voted for you in the last election, because one

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of the things on your manifesto was to get immigration down.

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You haven't been able to do that, because you're not allowed

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I can see my standard of living and my family's standard of living

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going down because of this influx that we can't control.

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Now I'm sorry to say, but your closing statement last week

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was that if we leave the EU we are rolling a dice

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By you telling us to stay in, you've rolled that dice already.

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I worry if we leave, that we're going to see our economy

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suffer, because we're going to lose access to the absolutely vital

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I would say the right thing to do, the British thing to do,

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is to fight for a Great Britain inside the European Union,

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and don't take the Nigel Farage 'Little England' option.

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Were you happy with how Nigel Farage presented your side of the argument

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last night? I present the argument in my way and he does in his. I'm

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not going to comment on him because he's a different political party

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from mine. I just wondered how you thought he had done. We welcome

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anybody who will bike for Brexit, but actually, the argument that is

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being made across the spectrum on Brexit is about political power,

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where Reddit exercised and how it held to account. I would world in

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which people who hold the people who take decisions affecting them to

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account in their interests. I'm comfortable when he says things like

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if we stay in the EU, the risk more migrants coming here and therefore a

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danger that British women will face alone style sex attacks? Are you

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comfortable with that? I am sure that part of the EU is that free

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movement poses all kinds of problems, but I'm not going to go

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into that kind of talk because it's not my style. So you're not

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comfortable with it? I'm not in the business of defending Mr garaged on

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those specifics. Alan Johnson, the Prime Minister could not give a nod

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to the gentleman who wanted to know why a highly skilled non-EU migrant

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has trouble hitting here whereas a skilled EU migrant can just walk in?

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I don't think he tempted to answer the question. He is in charge of a

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highly skilled migrant and so is John, working together, because they

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said the system for outside the EU so if we wanted more skilled people

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from outside the EU, we can control that. Because that's the deal we

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send up to. If you take your route, given who is coming in from the EU,

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that could be the price of the single market, useful to be honest

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about that and not try to obfuscate, if you want more non-EU, then

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overall net migration is going to rise. He is failing at the Betty

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controls, that's the problem for him. Last night, thought the

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audience were brilliant, thought their questioning was really good.

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The problem for David Cameron that Nigel Farage doesn't have is he is a

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government minister coming is the Prime Minister responsible for all

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this, so they can't just... Let me come back to my question, which is

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if we wanted to let in more highly skilled people from outside the

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Yukon but we stay in the EE, overall by definition, net migration is

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going to go up. -- stay in the EU. If we take in more of the skills we

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need from the non-thing-macro. The point is this, and this is where the

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Cameron is right, this is a difficult problem to grapple with,

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that balance. An Australian -based system, as Andrew Green has pointed

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out, just adds to the huge complicity of a bureaucracy of

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urology in. It is relevant... Not to my question. If you think the answer

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is to leave the EU and thanking the economy, you will create a bigger

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problem for your economy and employers in this country. The Messi

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said last night that if you are an EU job-seeker, you don't have a job

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but you come to look for a job, which many do, 77,000 did last year,

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you have to leave up to six months if you haven't found work. That's

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not true, is it? It is a strict application of habitual residency.

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It is something that would take quite a bureaucracy to actually

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police. Habitual residency is not the law here, nor is European law,

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and since 1991, there is no compulsion to leave after six

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months. My understanding is that the deal came back with on these

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negotiations... It wasn't part of the negotiation but it pointed out

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and put in his statement to Parliament, that that six-month rule

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should apply. The ruling says it's reasonable to ask people to leave

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after six months but there is no enforcement mechanism, how would you

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identify EU job seekers who have been here for six months, at haven't

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found work, how would you identify them to get them to go back? That's

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the difficulty, but I don't think it's impossible. Not if still within

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the European Union, and if this issue was something you could

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discuss among other European Union countries, because it's reciprocal

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for our people who go to look for work abroad that you could resolve

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that. This law has been in place since 2014, are you aware of any EU

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job-seeker sent back under it? I'm not aware of any. So it's not part

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of the deal, at the moment, it's also on the EU no, you're not

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allowed to systematically verify who is an EU job-seeker and who isn't.

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It's not true, is it? When we were in office, we had a register of

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workers who were from Eastern Europe and we found 40% of the names on

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them had been here already, they had come over as illegal migrants. It's

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another aspect of this that we can tackle if we are in the European

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Union. Do you accept there is no compulsion for EU job-seeker who has

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been here six months and hasn't got work, to go back home? I don't think

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that's benevolent, no. I'm not saying it can't be... That's

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implemented no. The fact is in your position, we have to choose tween

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the single market and controls on EU immigration. Do you accept that the

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trade-off and you would rather have control and immigration than access

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to the single market? You claim that, but that would depend on the

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negotiation. If we left the European Union, we would need to engage with

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the European Union countries about the kind of deal we put together.

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There is no country that has access to the single market, full access,

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doesn't also have free movement with the EU? That is the ultimate that

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has been made by Remain. But there was no country of our size and

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scale, who wants to trade as much as ours, that has been that position.

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The Government is looking into whether it's possible to extend

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the deadline to register to vote in the EU referendum,

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after a last minute rush in the hours before the midnight

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deadline prompted the website to crash.

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Labour, the Lib Dems, the SNP and the Electoral Commission

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The Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron joins us now

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Welcome to the programme. Do you know how many people have been

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affected by this technical glitch if I can call it that? Technical glitch

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is what it is. Many, many thousands. We know that part of million people

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attempted to register or successfully did yesterday, a

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staggering number, about 300,000 of them were under the age of 35, which

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gives you some picture of the breakdown of the demographics of all

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of this, but we certainly think tens of thousands. Predominantly young

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people but at the moment that is anecdotal. We shouldn't be judging

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people on the basis of the point at which they chose to register.

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Whether it is in January or somewhere in the middle. The point

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is, the system broke down and that should not be a good enough excuse

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to exclude these thousands of people from the franchise. Except that they

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have had months to register in this referendum, it has not exactly been

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a secret, has it? But they are not second class voters. Why didn't they

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do it in good time? We shouldn't consider them to be second class

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voters because they chose to register to vote on the last day,

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it's just as legitimate and should be just as possible to register to

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vote at ten or 11:59pm on the last day as it was to register back in

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January, for example. What we can't have is those people who registered

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within time being excluded because of the banality of a technical

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glitch, I don't want to go around pointing the finger at government or

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anybody else for this failure, I think it's entirely possible for us

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to amend the law in an emergency statutory instrument or order in

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Council, the government could do that today. Give people another 24

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hours. 24 hours. Is this a sign of desperation on your side of the

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argument, you know that young people are more likely to bow to stay in,

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you have discovered it may be young people most affected by not

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registering on time, so you're desperate to get them on the

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register? Certainly come I want to win the referendum. I don't want to

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be in a situation that they often wear either side has won marginally,

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and a greater number of people were excluded because of this glitch.

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It's certainly something which is impressive and interesting that such

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a large majority of those who did register on the last day where young

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people, and we should all be taking note of the fact that the

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overwhelming majority of young people want to remain in the

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European Union, those of us who are a bit funny to think it's not about

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our sure futures, we are voting for, but then longer ones. -- a bit

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older. That sounds reasonable enough. It is of course right that

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the cyclical aspects of this have gone awry, and it's being looked at,

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but Tim knows this very well, we have all been involved in electoral

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processes for a lump sum, there are deadlines for postal votes, proxy

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votes, registration, that's what it is like to run an election. You have

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got to have a deadline sometime. But if it's a technical glitch, you can

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have people who have just left it too late and that was silly, you may

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pay the price, but if they left it a bit late but then couldn't at the

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last minute get on because of a technical glitch, that would be a

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reason for extending it. There is an urgent question at 12.30

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on this. Mr Cameron will want this, won't he? We all want it and I hope

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John wants, this to reflect the view of the British public of all ages,

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and we are all making a big effort to point out it was June seven. In a

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sense we were urging them, if you haven't registered now, get

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registered. They tried to and there was a glitch, now we need to put

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that back by 24-hour. It is a bit different to general election, if

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you don't vote in this one you can wait for the next one, this is once

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for all decision. You pass a law about a Bill and set deadlines, if

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there is a technical problem we have to look at its. We are agreed on

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this, so let's leave it. Tim Farron, we have to move on, but thank you.

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We will see one happens in the urgent question in PMQs.

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Anyone who follows politics knows no party's more prone to bouts

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Unless, of course, it's the Conservative Party.

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And now, with just 16 days to go to the EU referendum on 23rd June,

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the Tories are most definitely in the mood.

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It seems a long time ago that Conservatives were optimistically

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planning an "orderly, well-mannered debate" which avoided

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In March, Iain Duncan Smith delivered a powerful upper-cut,

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quitting the Cabinet over welfare cuts but also going rouge over

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the EU, saying David Cameron was presiding over "Project Fear".

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On Sunday, John Major tried to deliver a knock-out blow

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for Remain, claiming that trusting Michael Gove, Boris Johnson and IDS

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on the NHS was like "leaving a pet hamster with a hungry python".

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But Jacob Rees-Mogg counter-punched for the Leave campaign,

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claiming Sir John's remarks were the "bitter ramblings

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But it's not just the Conservatives rolling with the punches.

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In the red-on-red corner, Labour MP Graham Stringer

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sucker-punched Jeremy Corbyn, saying his pro-EU stance

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was "not his natural or historic position".

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And the Labour leader was hit below the belt by the party's Europhiles,

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with Simply Red singer Mick Hucknall calling for him

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to stop being a "shabby, spineless coward" and commit

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Only another 15 days of this before we're saved by the bell and can

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Now, John Hayes, what happened to this well mannered, orderly debate

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David Cameron said was going to take place? Let me to you very plainly. I

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have a lot of friends on both sides of this debate. Still? Yes, no

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disagreement with any of them, this is about much more than that, this

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is not about settling old scores. It is about much more than that. The

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Prime Minister is clear my views on this, and I hope I remain a friend

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and admirer of gum and the Chancellor, who I was with last

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night, know are principled opponents on this issue. And they do so at a

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higher level than that tittle tattle. You agree it is tittle

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tattle? There is a Tory civil war breaking out every weekend in the

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television studios. We have a responsibility to elevate above

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that. There are two weeks to go and hasn't been elevated... Let's try

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and do that today, elevate it, Alan and I will do that. We'll have to

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elevate it. It is not just blue on blue, the whole debate needs to be

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conducted in a way that is serious and mindful of its significant. You

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may want to point and look at Labour. But blue on blue, that is

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where most of the animosity has been directed. John Major took aim at

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your side saying the campaign was squalid and deceitful, brandishing

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Boris Johnson court jester. The Prime Minister has been branded by

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your side as unworthy and dishonest. Is that the level of debate... The

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Prime Minister stands head and shoulders above the other

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politicians, that is why he is Prime Minister and whatever the result, he

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should stay Prime Minister. What you make of like Madinda

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-- MPs who have written a letter saying he should resign if he loses?

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I told you what I think about it. We have a programme of government that

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will continue after the 23rd of June. We have to settle this matter.

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I hope we leave the European Union. And thereafter David Cameron leads

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Britain. What should people do when they say David Cameron has lied

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profoundly to the British public and is toast after the referendum? All

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party leaders at all times have their critics. There is not a single

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political party of any political party that has always enjoyed

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universal support. But that is not what this debate is about. Do you

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think calling a referendum on the issue has become a proxy for those

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critics to talk about leadership? I think there was an inevitability

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about a disagreement, but it is up to individual is how to conduct

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that. I went to see David Cameron, I work with him very closely, he

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wasn't surprised by my views in Europe. Since that time I have had

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no row with him or any of my other colleagues. Have you been surprised

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by the level of vitriol? Yeah... I'm surprised, certainly displeased. And

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you're right, it is very easy to this for all kinds of other reasons.

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I'm now, from this moment, making a call to all on both sides to elevate

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the debate. You are not the first and probably won't be the last to do

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that and it has fallen on deaf ears. How on earth do you stitch this back

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together again? Whatever you say, the majority of politicians that

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have come here have criticised, in pretty unpleasant terms, the other

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side. How do you put a party together again after that? In

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political parties, in our British system of government, there are

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premiere or disagreements and there are temporary disagreements. That

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doesn't mean parties can't hang together. We were elected a year ago

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under David Cameron's leadership by the British people to govern this

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country. That's what he needs to: doing, I hope outside of the EU.

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Jeremy Corbyn is not a historic supporter or fan of the EU. Neither

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is Hilary Benn or David Blunkett, if you look at the way people voted in

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1975. I'm talking about more recently. Graham is one of a handful

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of Labour MPs. If you look at where the Labour Party was last time we

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had a referendum, they were split top to bottom, like Tories today.

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Harold Wilson went after to try and get a deal and all of that. I take

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the criticism we are disunited on many things but on this we are very

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united, not just in the Labour Party and Parliamentary Labour Party but

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in the trade unions, every major union has come out... I'm not

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talking about disunity so much as lack of enthusiasm. If it comes down

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to Labour Party members and MPs unable to get their turnout on the

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day, that could really adversely affect... Yes, that is why we are

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crucial to this. Mick Hucknall is a lifelong supporter. And saying

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people like Jeremy Corbyn have not been out there, he has been

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spineless, to quote him, not an enthusiastic cheerleader for Remain.

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I think Mick has other issues with Jeremy Corbyn and this is just stick

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to beat him with. You say he has been out there? Yes. The issue

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Jeremy Corbyn is he has done all these town hall meetings across the

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country, under the national media radar. The way to do these things is

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to do today programme in the morning, do a big speech, dominate

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the news all day. Jeremy has done that one we've asked him to do it,

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aside from that he has doubled these meetings in Liverpool, Glasgow,

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Suffolk. He does these meetings all the time. We want him to do some

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more of those high-profile meetings and someone who has been converted,

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was in the other camp but now sees the benefits of the EU, and would-be

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Prime Minister... If John had come Prime Minister I would back him.

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This is where you heard it first. No Prime Minister in their right mind

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would suggest taking this country out of the European Union would be

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the right thing to do for the people. What has it been like on the

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doorstep? I have spoken to a number of Labour MPs who have been shocked

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by the level of malaise from Labour voters who are not interested in

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voting... And also they are not going to bother to turn out or vote

:24:47.:24:52.

for Remain. There is that. It hasn't surprised me, because in a sense we

:24:53.:24:56.

have not taken on this issue, the Labour Party. We have been quiet

:24:57.:25:00.

about Europe for a long time. Every time the elections for the European

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Parliament... We have to go and deliver leaflets... We have not made

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the arguments for Europe ever since the time of the single currency and

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we should have been, and now we are doing that job and I believe that

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the end of the day Labour will be fundamentally a decision to Remain.

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Could you put a word it with Jeremy Corbyn to do a one-on-one interview?

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Andrew, nobody would do one-on-one interviews with use! How long has he

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been Chancellor and Shadow Chancellor? Give Jeremy the same

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level of years. I have to wait six years! I don't know if I will be

:25:37.:25:40.

here. We have had a statement from the leaves campaign. On exchanging

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extending the registration period. They say it is doing little to stop

:25:52.:25:55.

EU nationals from voting on the referendum which needs to be

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urgently investigated. Hillary Clinton has won the Californian

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primary with 94% of the vote. That is quite a big margin, bigger than

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many of the poll suggested. The 475 delegates in California are split

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proportionally. A big win in the biggest state for Hillary Clinton.

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Mr Bernie Sanders says he will fight on.

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Now, it's time for the competition that will have the British public

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leaving their desks in droves to crowd around TV screens

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And that's not all - Laura Kuenssberg is here.

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Have you had the questions leaked to you? LAUGHTER

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I think there are two things we can fairly confidently predict without

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any leaks that will come up today. I expect the Prime Minister might try

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to mention what has been going on with sterling in advance of the

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referendum, which helps them about their warnings on the economy.

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Whether that is down to the referendum is an entirely different

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discussion, but I think he might crow bar that in there somewhere. I

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think it would be very surprising if Jeremy Corbyn doesn't raise this

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complete Horlicks with the voting registration website. A theme of

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his. Yes, I think it was his first campaign as party leader he began a

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campaign to get particularly young people to register. And given what

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has happened in the last 24 hours, in a country like ours when all the

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politicians have been urging people to vote, saying this is the biggest

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decision in decades in Britain today, it feels pretty extraordinary

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we cannot get a website work. As completely predictably happened at

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the general election when there was a surge of people trying to sign up.

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I remember the Obama administration when it began its health-care

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reform, you had to go to the website to sign on and it crashed within

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about an hour. Governments and websites don't go well together as.

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They don't mix well at all. It will never catch on. This is not just a

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story about Horlicks in government IT contracts, it's important not

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just because of people's right to vote, but also important politically

:30:28.:30:31.

here already this morning you have Vote Leave saying this is a mess,

:30:32.:30:35.

but we're worried about the Electoral Commission not doing

:30:36.:30:38.

enough to check EU citizens haven't somehow managed to register when

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they are not entitled to do so in this poll. But also... I'm going to

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wait for that, because it is time to Prime Minister's Questions.

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Yesterday we commemorated women's suffrage and the importance of votes

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for women. And women voting for women. Thousands wanted to vote

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yesterday but due to massive demand were unable to. We'll be p.m. Update

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the house on what he is doing to ensure everyone has a chance to

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register their vote and can do so in this bottle vote for a generation?

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Festival, let me join my honourable friend in remembering what the

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suffragettes stood for -- Festival. The fact that we're cheap universal

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suffrage in this country. On the issue she raises, I'm sure the whole

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house will want to know the situation, it's extremely welcome

:31:46.:31:49.

that so many people want to take part in this massive democratic

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exercise, in this vital decision for our country, last night there was

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record demand on the website from people concerned they might not be

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registered to vote in the referendum and this caused an overload of the

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system. I am clear that people should continue to register today.

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The electoral commission have made a statement, they urge the

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government... They will effectively extend the deadline. To make sure

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those who registered today, and who registered last night, will be able

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to vote in the EU referendum. I think it would be appropriate of the

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house recognise and remembered the life of Mohammed Khalid today, not

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only the greatest in his chosen field but someone who's coach and

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which inspired so many -- Muhammad Ali. I had the honour of meeting his

:32:46.:32:53.

wife in the nuts and 80s. I think we should commend his bravery in facing

:32:54.:33:00.

Parkinson's disease. On campaigning on civil rights, antiracism and

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peace, we have all lost one of the greatest. Yesterday, I met some

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workers from sports direct to come to Parliament to give evidence about

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the shocking behaviour of that company, nonpayment of the minimum

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wage, a culture of intimidation and fear, on top of the insecurity and

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exploitation of zero hours contracts. Philip wrote to me this

:33:23.:33:27.

week on this issue and concerned about it, said, the scandalous

:33:28.:33:32.

scourge of zero hours contracts, which is blighting the lives of many

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already low-paid people. Will the Prime Minister do what some other

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European countries have done and ban exploitative zero hours contracts

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here? First let me join the Leader of the Opposition in pain should be

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the life of Muhammad Lee, he was a hero in the ring, an enormous role

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model outside the ring, what did it in terms of breaking down barriers

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and encouraging integration is something should all celebrate. And

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I'm sure we all try to plug a butterfly and sting like a bee at

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this dispatch box though it's not always possible in the circumstances

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we face. On the issue of sports direct and the appalling practice of

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not paying the minimum wage, I have heard it and this government has

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done more than any previous government to crack down on the

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nonpayment. We have levelled almost 5000 penalties since 2010, we

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continue to name and shame eligible employees when they investigation

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has been closed -- eligible employers. And it is the nonpayment

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are at a record high and the total value of penalties last year was 15

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times bigger than in 2010, so on top of our national living wage, we are

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going after unscrupulous employers and making sure people get the deal

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they deserve. On the issue of zero hours contracts, religious leaders

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in the last Parliament to stop exclusive zero hours Parliament but

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people at the conclusion of our consultation, which is shouldn't go

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further than that and for some people, they want to have the of

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those contracts. The case of sports direct shows that he would Mike

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Ashley would make Scrooge like a good employer, but we should commend

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the unions were exposing what went on and shows we must strengthen, not

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weaken, workers' rights, particularly when there is criminal

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activity involved. But his government... Employment Minister

:35:42.:35:45.

said that if we leave Europe, we could just half the burdens of the

:35:46.:35:51.

European Union, social and implement legislation. Perhaps the Prime

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Minister could help us. There she speak on behalf of the government

:35:58.:36:00.

when she promises to reduce the burden is, as she describes them, of

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employment legislation, or on behalf of whom does she speak? The

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government is in favour of staying in a reformed European Union because

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we are stronger, safer and better off. For many people, one of the

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reasons they will want to stay in the European Union is that they do

:36:20.:36:23.

believe it provides an underpinning in terms of rights for workers and

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implement rights. I would make the point in addition that we in this

:36:28.:36:35.

house have repeatedly gone over and above those rights, we have the

:36:36.:36:39.

right to request flexible working for all workers since 2014, we went

:36:40.:36:43.

well beyond the maternity leave EU directive, giving 52 weeks maternity

:36:44.:36:49.

leave, given shared parental leave, eight days more annual leave for

:36:50.:36:52.

full-time workers than the EU working time directive. I believe

:36:53.:36:57.

this modern, compassionate Conservative government has an

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excellent record on these things, underpinned by our membership of the

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European Union. If it is a modern, compassionate Conservative

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government, as he describes it, why does it have an implement minister

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who wants to reduce the burdens, she describes it, of employment

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legislation and make work less secure? Could I quote one other

:37:21.:37:25.

person who has given some opinions on these matters, he says, "I can't

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guarantee every person currently in their current job will keep their

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job. " That was the member for Surrey Heath who is the justice

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minister, who seems equally relaxed about unemployment rights. So here's

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the point Mr and a Justice minister who want to reduce what they

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describe as workers protection as a burden. Can he do something about

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that? As he knows, we are holding a referendum, that is what is

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happening. The government has a clear position, which is we are

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stronger, safer and better off inside a European Union, that is the

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advice we are giving the boat is in our country, but there are ministers

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in the government who in a personal capacity campaigning on another side

:38:15.:38:17.

of the argument. I don't agree with them. So I don't agree with what the

:38:18.:38:23.

honourable member for Surrey Heath says, although the honourable member

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for which says, and I couldn't be clearer about that, the government

:38:28.:38:31.

has a clear position. And on this issue, not only do he and I agree,

:38:32.:38:36.

but only does the Conservative government and the Labour Party

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agree, but we also have the support of the Liberal Democrats, the

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support of the Ulster Unionist party, the support of the Green

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party, this is one occasion when business is large and small and

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trade unions are on the same site and I think we should celebrate that

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and get out and campaign as hard as we can. But I do celebrate is the

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work done by trade unions all across Europe. Persuading the European

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Union to bring in four weeks paid holiday, laws against sex

:39:09.:39:11.

discrimination, writes for part-time workers, writes for agency workers.

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But two weeks ago, I raised with the Prime Minister the proposed

:39:20.:39:23.

amendment to the posting of workers directive to close a loophole that

:39:24.:39:28.

allows unscrupulous employers to exploit migrant workers and undercut

:39:29.:39:34.

wages here. Will he now reply to my question and confirm that he will

:39:35.:39:38.

argue in Europe for the amendment to close this loophole that allows this

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exploitation to go on? I think I said last, we support the current

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draft, we went to see this sorted out, we have been working with the

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Dutch Prime Minister who is reading this work and we think an amendment

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to this will be worthwhile. The current draft is good and we back

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it. I'm pleased he is backing it but I hope he ensures it goes through.

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There is another issue I raised with him a couple of weeks ago full stop

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and that is the anger that exists all over this country, indeed all

:40:11.:40:13.

over the western world, about tax avoidance. I agree that we are more

:40:14.:40:18.

likely to make progress inside the European Union than outside on tax

:40:19.:40:23.

avoidance, but his members of the European Parliament have not been

:40:24.:40:29.

supporting country by country tax transparency, that would force

:40:30.:40:32.

companies to publish their tax payments in each country in which

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they operate. Will he now tell us when this is going to be supported

:40:37.:40:40.

by his MEPs, when it will go through, to close down just one of

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the many tax loopholes that exist at the present time? Festival, I would

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do that no government has done more nationally the crackdown on tax

:40:51.:40:56.

evasion -- first of all. And I would also argue that no government has

:40:57.:40:59.

done more internationally to bring this up the international agenda,

:41:00.:41:06.

made it my centrepiece of the G8, we are now driving change in the

:41:07.:41:12.

European union. Let me confirm, my MEPs to support country by country

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reporting and they have said that over and over again and I'm happy to

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repeat that again. I'm really pleased that his MEPs support it, we

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are all delighted about that, I'd hope they get round to voting for it

:41:25.:41:27.

when the opportunity comes up because that would certainly help.

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He will be aware that the Labour position is that we want to stay in

:41:33.:41:35.

the European Union to improve workers's writes, tackle

:41:36.:41:40.

exportation, drive down tax evasion and tax avoidance. But we are

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concerned that these issues are not the priorities of members of his

:41:47.:41:52.

government and his party, such as the member for Uxbridge, the member

:41:53.:41:56.

for Surrey Heath and the member for that. They are speaking to try and

:41:57.:42:02.

destroy any of the social advances made within the European Union. Does

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he talk to them about this at any time and do they speak for

:42:07.:42:09.

themselves or him and his government, and if they speak for

:42:10.:42:12.

themselves, how are they ministers at the same time? And here I am

:42:13.:42:19.

trying to be so consensual. I am doing my best. I could of course

:42:20.:42:21.

mention that the honourable member for Edgbaston was out there

:42:22.:42:26.

yesterday spelling for Nigel Farage? But I don't want to play that game.

:42:27.:42:32.

I'd want to stress the unity of purpose, particularly over tax

:42:33.:42:35.

evasion, because there is a serious point here. What we have in prospect

:42:36.:42:39.

in the European Union, in part because of British action is the

:42:40.:42:45.

idea of saying that if large foreign multinationals want to invest in the

:42:46.:42:49.

European Union, they will have two report... All over the world.

:42:50.:43:03.

They can unite and saves will be a good thing and shows that when

:43:04.:43:08.

Britain pushes an agenda in Europe, it wins for our citizens. The Prime

:43:09.:43:15.

Minister has repeatedly stated that he secured changes to reform in the

:43:16.:43:20.

EU, will he now confirmed that on the 3rd of June, the voters are not

:43:21.:43:26.

guaranteed any treaty change to EU nor, as no treaty change was

:43:27.:43:32.

achieved despite a promise to deliver international agreement

:43:33.:43:36.

cannot change EU nor? Finally released up-to-date grating our

:43:37.:43:44.

great country, it is a sign he's losing the argument. -- can he stop

:43:45.:43:49.

denigrating our great country. I know he has strong views about this

:43:50.:43:54.

issue and so do I, but on the specific point you wrote is, I'm

:43:55.:43:59.

afraid he's not correct. In the renegotiation we secured the vital

:44:00.:44:02.

treaty changes, one on getting Britain out of ever closer union,

:44:03.:44:07.

and on the protection for our currency. I don't except for one

:44:08.:44:12.

minute that in any way supporting Britain being a member of reform

:44:13.:44:17.

European Union is turning our country down. I think if you love

:44:18.:44:20.

your country can really wanted to be strong in the world, if you love

:44:21.:44:23.

your country, you want opportunities for young people, you don't want to

:44:24.:44:28.

act in a row that could lead to its break-up and that is why what I want

:44:29.:44:32.

to see is not Nigel Farage's little England, I want to see a strong

:44:33.:44:47.

Britain in Europe. Last week, thousands of dead from both sides in

:44:48.:44:50.

the battle of Jutland well remembered in conversions. -- the

:44:51.:44:56.

rhythm that. The Prime Minister joined the Princess Royal, President

:44:57.:44:59.

of Germany and the First Minister, with thousands of people on Orkney

:45:00.:45:08.

to remember the tragedy. European cooperation emerged from both world

:45:09.:45:11.

wars as the best way to secure peace. Does the Prime Minister agree

:45:12.:45:15.

that we should never take peace and security for granted and that it is

:45:16.:45:19.

a strong reason to remain in the European union?

:45:20.:45:26.

I think the right honourable gentleman is right about this, there

:45:27.:45:32.

were very memorable scenes as we stood on that cemetery ground and in

:45:33.:45:35.

the background the British and German frigates together was a sight

:45:36.:45:40.

I am not going to forget, as we commemorated and remembered how many

:45:41.:45:44.

people lost their lives. I want to be clear about this. The words world

:45:45.:45:48.

War three have never passed my lips, let me reassure everyone about that,

:45:49.:45:53.

but can we really take for granted... Of course, they have now

:45:54.:45:58.

well spotted a! LAUGHTER Can we really take for granted the

:45:59.:46:03.

security and stability we enjoy today, when we know our continent

:46:04.:46:07.

has been wracked by so many conflicts in the past. Like all

:46:08.:46:11.

Conservatives, I would always give the greatest credit to Nato for

:46:12.:46:14.

keeping the peace but I think it has always been a Conservative view the

:46:15.:46:17.

European Union has played its role as well.

:46:18.:46:23.

This is not about world War Three but the reality on facts that there

:46:24.:46:27.

have been at war is on the European continent, but outside the European

:46:28.:46:30.

Union Bay have happened in the Balkans, Ukraine, the Caucasus, it

:46:31.:46:37.

is also a fact there have never, ever been any examples, not one

:46:38.:46:41.

single example of armed conflict between member states of the

:46:42.:46:45.

European Union. Will the Prime Minister take the time, the little

:46:46.:46:50.

time that is left ahead of the European referendum, to stress the

:46:51.:46:54.

positive advantages of cooperation, of peace and of stability to us all,

:46:55.:46:58.

not just the single market all the rights we have as citizens, peace

:46:59.:47:06.

and prosperity is an advantage to us all and that is why we should remain

:47:07.:47:10.

in the European Union. I think the strongest argument for

:47:11.:47:14.

the Government's position of wanting us to stay is we will be better off,

:47:15.:47:19.

that that market a 500 million people is absolutely essential for

:47:20.:47:22.

our businesses. I think the argument I was just making that we would be

:47:23.:47:25.

stronger in the world, in terms of getting things done for Britain and

:47:26.:47:29.

our citizens is important, but the argument that we are safer and more

:47:30.:47:33.

secure because of the European Union is a means for dialogue between

:47:34.:47:37.

countries that were previously adversaries and something I will

:47:38.:47:41.

never forget. However frustrating it can get around that table with 27

:47:42.:47:45.

other prime ministers and presidents, you never forget these

:47:46.:47:47.

were countries previously in conflict. Now we talk, discussed,

:47:48.:47:52.

argued and decide that is a far better way of doing things.

:47:53.:47:59.

If my constituents in the coalfields of Nottinghamshire are to share in

:48:00.:48:02.

the economic success driven by this government, they have to have access

:48:03.:48:06.

to employment via good quality public services. Can the Prime

:48:07.:48:10.

Minister give me any assistance in my campaign to open the Robin Hood

:48:11.:48:15.

to Linux, to extend it to various vintages so we can get them on a

:48:16.:48:22.

train into a job? -- extend the line? Quality infrastructure is

:48:23.:48:26.

vital for our economy and I am pleased to say following

:48:27.:48:29.

representations from my honourable friend and others, the Department

:48:30.:48:35.

for Transport have revised the project so lines like the Robin Hood

:48:36.:48:39.

line can benefit from government money to kick-start the man get them

:48:40.:48:44.

going. In 2003, the current Prime Minister

:48:45.:48:53.

and most of today's cabinet joined Tony Blair and his Cabinet at the

:48:54.:48:59.

time in joining the war in Iraq. This is historically factual and

:49:00.:49:02.

cannot be denied. We'll not the judgment of Chilcott be discredited

:49:03.:49:09.

if the report fails to recognise that the then Prime Minister

:49:10.:49:14.

honestly and genuinely believed that his actions, given the information

:49:15.:49:18.

available, was the right thing to do at the time? What I would say to the

:49:19.:49:24.

right honourable lady, and I remember very powerful speeches she

:49:25.:49:27.

made at the time with all the concerns she had for the people in

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Iraq, and particularly the Kurds, we should wait for the Chilcot Report

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and what it has to say. I have no idea what is in it, all I do know is

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its publication is coming quite soon.

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The European Union recently admitted it has a black hole in its finances

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of around ?19 billion. 18 months ago my right honourable friend said he

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won't not pay the EU the surcharge, effectively a final British

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taxpayers, yet he later was forced to pay up. What reassurance with my

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right honourable friend give the House that hard-working British

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taxpayers will not be forced to pay money in this black hole of our

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nation votes to stay in the European Union and would he accept our only

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option is for our constituents to vote to Leave the EU?

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The reassurance I can give my right honourable friend is we fixed the

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European budget for a seven-year period between 2014-2020 and we

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fixed the total for that budget that was lower than the previous seven

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year period and means European budgets are going to go down and not

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up. That cannot be changed. This is a very important point, the overall

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ceiling of spending is determined by all 28 Prime Minister 's and

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presidents. There is a veto over changing it, just as there is a veto

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over the British rebate. The only person who can give up British

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rebate is the British Prime Minister and as I long as I'm standing here

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and Prime Minister there is absolutely no prospect of that

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happening. Now, I will, as he ended his question with a remark, I will

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end mine with a remark there is no expert that is saying we would make

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a saving from leaving the EU. The only black hole there would be would

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be in our public finances because we would have a smaller economy, lower

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tax receipts, so we would have to cut spending or put up taxes to make

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up for the fact. Provided audio and visual

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information... I have asked the transport minister on this subject.

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Could the Prime Minister commit his government to sign up to an

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amendment to the buses Bill which would provide better access ability

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for all? I will look very closely at what he

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says. I think I am right in saying the buses Bill is a devolved matter,

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so it affects issues in England rather than issues in Scotland. But

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let me look carefully at what it says because we want to make sure

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disabled people can properly use the bus services we have.

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My right honourable friend will be aware it is five years since the

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announcement by Pfizer to scale down operations. Since then with

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enterprise zone status there has been an enterprise of high-tech

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businesses on site within climate levels now up to nearly the previous

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position. He has previously promised a trip to South Thanet, can I ask

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once more to come see the success in my constituency?

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I am delighted to make that... To answer that offer and say I would

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like to go. Ira member very well it was early in 2010 when Pfizer made

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that decision. I think there were real concerns this would lead to an

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exit of jobs and investment in my right honourable friend's

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constituency. Want to take pay tribute to David Willetts, who did a

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great job working with others, including a local MP, to get

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businesses to locate in the constituency and to show there is a

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very strong pharmaceutical and life sciences industry in our country,

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providing the jobs we need. With industrialists like Braque so

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and had touchy saying if we left the jobs would be lost, the Brexit

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economist has revealed their strategy means manufacturing would

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be mostly eliminated. Would the Prime Minister join me... In calling

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on the Brexit leaders to say how many other people's jobs they would

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sacrifice on the altar of their own bid...

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I think the honourable lady makes an important point, which is one of the

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reasons why it international companies like Hitachi invest here

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is because we are members of the single market. I did what the head

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of Hitachi said this week about wanting us to be the European

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headquarters, to manufacture those trained in the north-east and solve

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all over Europe and how that might not be possible if we were to leave

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was an incredibly powerful statement. So in my clear view, jobs

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come first, and if people want to vote for jobs, they should vote for

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Remain on the 23rd of June. Speaking at many universities,

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colleges and schools across England, and also through organisations

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organised by the universities UK, University UK and Allianz group I

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have been struck by the strong interest young people have in

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remaining in the EU. Does the Prime Minister agree with me that Britain

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should take a firm lead in the European Union to promote the

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interests of young people and for their careers, research and

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opportunities in the future generally?

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I think our universities have been pretty much unanimous in recommended

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we vote to stay in the EU, I think that is partly because of the

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opportunities young people will have of being in the single market of 500

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million people. Also our universities do well from research

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funding which is helping to create the businesses and jobs of the

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future, where we contribute 11 seven of the budget, we received 16% of

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the allocated funding. Staying in Europe is good for students opted to

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use, good for young people's opportunities and good for science

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base. Yesterday the defence committee,

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Admiral Lord West, commented the Ministry of Defence had effectively

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run out of money for shipbuilding. Given reports another vessel had to

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be a squatted over British waters overnight, does the Prime Minister

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agree that the delay in building new frigates is causing problems and it

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is essential the money is allocated to deliver this programme in full

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and on schedule? It is certainly not the case that

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this country in anyway has run out of money, or run out of ambition

:56:32.:56:36.

when it comes to shipbuilding. We are currently building the two

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largest ships the Royal Navy has ever had and we are shortly going to

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be commissioning the type 26 programme, as well as the offshore

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patrol vessels. The point I would make to the honourable member is

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there is only one way we could threaten shipbuilding on the Clyde

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and that would be to pull out of the United Kingdom and see the jobs be

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decimated as a result. Mr Speaker, the beauty of a

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referendum is that every voter has an equal voice, every vote carries

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equal weight and members of Parliament have no more political

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superiority over anyone else. Does my right honourable friend accept

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the referendum is not a consultation but an instruction to Parliament

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from the British people? Is it not incumbent on all of us to accept in

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advance that Remain would mean remain and Leave would mean leaves,

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and any attempt to short-change or distort the verdict of the British

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people would be a democratic outrage?

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I think my right honourable friend is absolutely right. Every vote

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counts the same. We have asked the British people for their opinion and

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we should treat their decision as an instruction to deliver. I know many

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people would like me to be a bit more nuanced in what I think, to say

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there are two options, they both have some merit, it is a balanced

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decision. That might have made my life easier but the problem is, I

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don't believe it. I very strongly believe we are better off if we stay

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in and that is why the Government is saying so clearly to the British

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people and I am saying clearly, better off stronger and safer, but

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in the end it is the British people's decision.

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Only last week the Prime Minister was rightly extolling the virtues of

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the EU as a means to tackle pollution. Yet over recent months

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the UK Government has led efforts to water down a key you directive aimed

:58:31.:58:34.

at reducing the number of people who die every year from breathing in

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toxic air. Can you tell us why? What we're doing in our own country

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is making sure we improve our air quality, go for these cleaner air

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zones and we have seen a major reduction in particular is in the

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air over the last two years and we continue doing just that.

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What the Prime Minister said today I think is right, we have to go and

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campaign. But I remember what you said yesterday about notifying

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members if they are going to be in the constituency. Can I say to the

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Prime Minister, a group of leave campaigners will be descending on

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Whitney at lunchtime on the Sunday. I will be there. And will the Prime

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Minister be able to join as and given what he has just said, would

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he confirm that if the country votes to Leave, he would be able to stay

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on as Prime Minister and negotiate the exit?

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I am very sorry I won't be able to meet my honourable friend. I am

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making an appearance on the Andrew Marr programme on Sunday, but I

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would recommend he goes to the fleece pub in Whitney and spends as

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much time and money there rather than anything else.

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Will we have a decision into the Davis report on airport expansion by

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The Times the House rises this summer and does he stand by his

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word, personally, no ifs, no buts, no third runway at Heathrow question

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mark I absolutely stand by what I said, that we will have a decision

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by this in the summer and we do need to decide.

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Next week the breakfast will take place in Westminster Hall when 600

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people will gather, yet also this week we hear of a Christian union

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being banned from holding prayer and Bible study meetings. Reportedly on

:00:41.:00:46.

the grounds that government's anti-terrorism prevent strategy.

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Does the Prime Minister agrees such action moves never intended?

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Of course, what my honourable friend says is right. I will not be able to

:00:58.:01:02.

attend the prayer breakfast. I know is a very good event and brings a

:01:03.:01:05.

lot of people together and means a lot to Christians around our

:01:06.:01:09.

country. The point she makes about the present duty being misused, I

:01:10.:01:15.

haven't heard of that exact example, but it is clearly ludicrous. People

:01:16.:01:19.

do need to exercise some common sense in making these judgments

:01:20.:01:22.

because it is quite clear that was not what was intended.

:01:23.:01:27.

Every day around 6000 people, many children, take on new caring

:01:28.:01:31.

responsible at his providing on paid care for a family member or friend.

:01:32.:01:35.

Yet many carers say they feel abandoned by everyone, including the

:01:36.:01:40.

Government. Will the pride as the pledges government to do much better

:01:41.:01:45.

for the 9500 carers in my constituency and the many across the

:01:46.:01:51.

country customer I pay tribute to the carers across our country for

:01:52.:01:55.

the selfless work they do, for the immense amount of money they save

:01:56.:01:58.

taxpayers every year. But above all, for the love and

:01:59.:02:02.

commitment they give to the people they are caring for. What we have

:02:03.:02:06.

done is try to help by increasing the number of carers breaks, because

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many carers will say the one thing they need to go on caring is an

:02:11.:02:14.

occasional break and this time away from their caring responsible at

:02:15.:02:17.

ease. We should continue to work on all those things to help our carers.

:02:18.:02:23.

The largest single source of employment and wealth in my

:02:24.:02:27.

constituency is the London based financial services market. Does the

:02:28.:02:30.

Prime Minister agree with me that the opportunity to continue trading

:02:31.:02:35.

freely in a 500 million single market in financial services, with

:02:36.:02:42.

completed capital markets union is an unparalleled and optimistic

:02:43.:02:46.

opportunity for my constituents and one though no sensible businessman

:02:47.:02:52.

would turn his back on. My honourable friend makes an important

:02:53.:02:55.

point and here it is worth understanding what the single market

:02:56.:03:00.

means. It means a financial services company based in the UK effectively

:03:01.:03:05.

has a passport to trade in 27 other EU countries. If we are to leave and

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if we leave the single market, we lose that passport right. So by

:03:11.:03:15.

definition, many of the firms would have to relocate at least some of

:03:16.:03:20.

their staff into another European Union country. HSBC have said they

:03:21.:03:24.

would have to scrap 1000 jobs. JP Morgan said they

:03:25.:03:35.

would have to scrap 4000 jobs. Lloyd's came out and said many jobs

:03:36.:03:39.

in insurance would be under threat. This is a concrete example of why

:03:40.:03:42.

the single market matters. I would make the point, because this doesn't

:03:43.:03:44.

just affect his constituency but two thirds of jobs at our outside London

:03:45.:03:47.

and this accounts for 7% of Arab, me. So when experts warn of effects

:03:48.:03:48.

on jobs and To with me that about to leave on

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the 23rd of June would be a hammer blow for the British steel industry?

:04:02.:04:06.

Would he agree to meet with me in order to discuss a number of

:04:07.:04:12.

decisions being made in the context of the sale process, imminent

:04:13.:04:14.

decisions that will have a huge impact on thousands of jobs in

:04:15.:04:24.

marketed to unseat? I am looking? My honourable gentleman as is the

:04:25.:04:27.

Business Secretary to help in what we can to secure a future for Tata,

:04:28.:04:34.

and that sales process is progressing. We are better off

:04:35.:04:39.

inside the European Union for steel because together, as one of 28

:04:40.:04:43.

countries, we are better able to stand up, whether it is to the

:04:44.:04:46.

Chinese or Americans, over dump steel. Where we put in place those

:04:47.:04:54.

dumping tariffs you can see 99% reductions in the quantity of

:04:55.:04:57.

Chinese deal in this category is being imported into the EU. We still

:04:58.:05:04.

face a difficult situation, there is massive overcapacity but we are

:05:05.:05:07.

definitely better off as part of this organisation, fighting for

:05:08.:05:11.

British steel workers jobs. Will the address an issue that the Remain

:05:12.:05:18.

campaign has pledged and that is our present immigration policy, in all

:05:19.:05:20.

truthfulness, cannot control the numbers coming in from the EU for

:05:21.:05:26.

the benefit of our public services but actually discriminates against

:05:27.:05:29.

the rest of the world, outside the EU? Having spent my evening

:05:30.:05:40.

yesterday with Mr Farage, I'm confused about what it was that the

:05:41.:05:46.

Leave can actually want, thought they would less immigration but

:05:47.:05:50.

never seem to want more immigration from the EU into our country. -- now

:05:51.:05:59.

they seem to want. You should come and work ever for years before you

:06:00.:06:02.

get full access to our welfare system, no more something for

:06:03.:06:06.

nothing, people pay in before they get out and then we should focus on

:06:07.:06:10.

proper controls on migration from outside the EU on which we have made

:06:11.:06:15.

some progress and we can do more. That's the right answer, but the

:06:16.:06:19.

alternative, of an Australian point system, they have twice as much

:06:20.:06:23.

immigration per head as we have here in the UK. That's not the right

:06:24.:06:30.

answer for Britain. As he reaches the end of his time in office...

:06:31.:06:39.

President Obama reflected... His worst mistake was the catastrophe in

:06:40.:06:44.

Libya. What was the Prime Minister's worst mistake in his time in office?

:06:45.:06:48.

The time to reflect on your mistakes is clearly close to the end of your

:06:49.:06:52.

time in office so that doesn't apply!

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I'm sure the honourable lady is delighted to receive...

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PMQ 's coming to an end there. Mr Corbyn brought up the issue of

:07:09.:07:21.

sports direct. -- Sports Direct. On the number of problems they were

:07:22.:07:27.

having in that company, working practices there. And a couple of

:07:28.:07:33.

questions on that, he moved on to the need for the EU to provide

:07:34.:07:43.

workers's writes, he decided to attack Priti Patel, who is

:07:44.:07:49.

campaigning to leave the EU. She is an employment minister who says she

:07:50.:08:00.

wants fewer rights for workers. And he talked about the originating the

:08:01.:08:06.

labour market and he brought up the posted workers directive again. And

:08:07.:08:09.

country by country reporting of profits. We will look at all of this

:08:10.:08:16.

in a minute. I think it is still going on, at the moment. I'm not

:08:17.:08:26.

sure if we are going back to it. We have come out a bit early, let's go

:08:27.:08:28.

back in. The Prime Minister ensure that given

:08:29.:08:38.

the number of visitors and the security threats and all the rest of

:08:39.:08:41.

it that the British Embassy and consular staff are fully geared up

:08:42.:08:45.

and resourced to deal with the problems that will arise

:08:46.:08:50.

undoubtedly? I'm grateful for the Right Honourable member for rating

:08:51.:08:54.

this issue and I'm sure this is one occasion when the whole house will

:08:55.:08:57.

want all the Home Nations to stay in Europe for as long as possible. Come

:08:58.:09:06.

on now. I'm going to be watching. Our first game is England against

:09:07.:09:11.

Russia, and I'm going to be watching carefully to check we get strong

:09:12.:09:16.

support! But he makes an important point, which is that this is a very

:09:17.:09:20.

big security undertaking, half a million people are planning to leave

:09:21.:09:26.

the UK to go to this tournament, we have set out clear travel advice

:09:27.:09:29.

because people do need to know that there is a significant terrorist

:09:30.:09:35.

threat in France today and there is a potential threat to this

:09:36.:09:41.

tournament. We set out clearly, the threat level in front is critical,

:09:42.:09:44.

the threat level for the tournament is severe and people need to know

:09:45.:09:49.

that. The French security operation is enormous, 77,000 police, 10,000

:09:50.:09:55.

military personnel, 13,000 security guards, we're providing additional

:09:56.:09:59.

public order support to the French, including deployment of additional

:10:00.:10:03.

police on trains into France, outbound checks and we are helping

:10:04.:10:08.

with sniffer dogs and other areas the French ask us for. We all want

:10:09.:10:13.

to see a great celebration of European football. I wish all the

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Home Nations well, it's brilliant that Northern Ireland have made it

:10:18.:10:19.

to this tournament and of course Wales and of course England. I look

:10:20.:10:26.

forward to, in the breaks in this campaign, watching sympathetic

:10:27.:10:26.

football. I think that is the end of PMQ 's! I

:10:27.:10:41.

gave a summary of what Mr Corbyn had said so no need to repeat it. You

:10:42.:10:49.

said it was the penultimate PMQ 's today, I think you are right, there

:10:50.:10:53.

could be one next week, the house is rising on Wednesday so there should

:10:54.:10:57.

be won but there is a possibility it might be cancelled before the

:10:58.:11:04.

referendum. I certainly hope not! E-mails. He said, tactically strong

:11:05.:11:08.

punches from Jeremy Corbyn who cleverly argued for a social Europe.

:11:09.:11:13.

No knockout but Mr Cameron was on the ropes. Helen said Jeremy Corbyn

:11:14.:11:17.

is boring us all with the minutiae of the EU. Someone tell him no one

:11:18.:11:23.

can guarantee anyone's job. John said perhaps it's time for him to

:11:24.:11:27.

realise there are times even for the Leader of the Opposition, to back

:11:28.:11:30.

the Prime Minister, especially when they hold the same view is that UK

:11:31.:11:36.

should remain within the EU, or is this a lie? Jeffery says the Messi

:11:37.:11:40.

was upbeat considering the pressure he is under, his comments about

:11:41.:11:45.

other parties supporting him was pretty desperate stuff -- says the

:11:46.:11:52.

Prime Minister was upbeat. Did we learn from the Prime Minister about

:11:53.:11:58.

this vote of the station business, the website crashing last night,

:11:59.:12:01.

people who want to register not able to do, calls for an extension?

:12:02.:12:08.

Always happy to be wrong, Jeremy Corbyn did actually raise it above

:12:09.:12:11.

the Prime Minister Inc that into his answers. There are talks going on

:12:12.:12:15.

between the government and the electoral commission, looking for a

:12:16.:12:17.

way to legally and practically extending the deadline somehow. It's

:12:18.:12:24.

not clear how that will be, were in uncharted territory here because the

:12:25.:12:28.

deadline is normally hard and fast deadline, because there has to be

:12:29.:12:31.

some kind of deadline, if we extended the 24 hours and suddenly

:12:32.:12:34.

there was a rush tonight on the website crashed again, do you do it

:12:35.:12:39.

all again next day? Local authorities have two Eric Abidal

:12:40.:12:43.

after they go to this website so a lot of people will have thought, we

:12:44.:12:47.

have fixed the website, there is an important verification process to

:12:48.:12:51.

combat electoral fraud after you have signed up. But watch this

:12:52.:12:57.

space, we're not quite sure what it's going to be but I think the

:12:58.:13:01.

government is clearly keen to come up with some kind of deal that has

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the effect of an extension. We see big numbers for registration but is

:13:08.:13:10.

it not true that among those who have been rushing to register, they

:13:11.:13:15.

had not been entitled to register, some of them, and some of them are

:13:16.:13:21.

actually already registered? Important to caveat this, so we know

:13:22.:13:24.

that half a million people have registered on the website in recent

:13:25.:13:27.

days, a huge number, many of them may already be on the register. Just

:13:28.:13:34.

in case you go on, you sign up again to make sure you get your polling

:13:35.:13:38.

card, so we don't know how many of them are new voters who want to vote

:13:39.:13:44.

for the first time, or not. What we know is huge numbers of people have

:13:45.:13:50.

been under 35, hypothetically plays well for the Remain side. As you

:13:51.:13:53.

say, there is concern about people who might not be entitled to vote,

:13:54.:13:59.

this is something that vote Leave are talking about. EU nationals who

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live in this country, even who have been here for a while and work and

:14:06.:14:10.

pay tax and National Insurance, they are not allowed the boat? Not

:14:11.:14:14.

automatically, you then get into a question about links of residency.

:14:15.:14:21.

The Schalke links. You have to apply for it, that takes time. Same

:14:22.:14:29.

process as a general election. He will have to tell his wife she is

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not entitled to vote. The recent white it is considerably younger

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people is used to register on the part of household, that changed to

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individual registration and the people who missed out the most were

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the kids who had gone off to live elsewhere. That started under

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Michael Wales, great friend of mine. The point that was it was to deal

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with fraud. Individual registration was designed to make sure people

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didn't register a whole group of people, some of whom were entitled

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and sunburnt. At the moment, the website is close, there is no point

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in them going to register? We don't know that, we don't know the

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situation has changed, a source said to me that people should keep going

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and basically keep trying to see what happens. Because the website is

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a website that is there all the time. So if you register... I don't

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think it has crashed at the moment but what we don't know is if you

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register now, whether you will get onto the enrolling for the

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referendum or just for future elections.

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If they don't sort this out there could be some argy-bargy at the

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polling booths. Most people think this referendum is going to be

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tight, and therefore what the Government wants to do is squashed

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down any reason that might give people hesitation after the vote to

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say somehow this wasn't fair, there was foul play here, anything in a

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close vote which might shift it one way or the other. The tickly for the

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Leave side who feel so strongly about this and making calls about

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there not being a level playing field because of the Government

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taking a position. Two other brief things worth pointing out, the Prime

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Minister pretty much killed off the idea that MPs might be able to vote

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to stop us leaving the single market, if we choose to leave the

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EU. That was floated this week by Mike Conley, James Landale. And he

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confirmed there will be a decision on runways this summer. -- by my

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colleague. In the south-east. Precisely. One member of parliament

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said to me a couple of weeks ago, this is only going one way. The very

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widespread expectation that if David Cameron winds the runway will go

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ahead. Hugely contentious, it might not go that way, but that is the

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direction of travel. On voter registration, if you haven't got

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registered and you think you are entitled to and want to, you should

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keep going to the website? Yes, from the conversations I've had they

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should keep going but keep up... The BBC, as soon as we have clarity, we

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will let everyone know. We have only had the universal franchise for a

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100 years...! LAUGHTER Should just have a quill pen. What

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was Jeremy Corbyn trying to achieve today? Two things I think. The first

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was to point out if we stay within the European Union re-form is a

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process, not an event that you can do more within the European Union.

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On things like workers' rights, that's very important to us. A

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social dimension of Europe that we are really concerned about. Issues

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like the agency workers directive can be improved upon, and that is an

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important message to be made. I think the second thing he was doing

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was this extraordinary, what I call collective irresponsibility. Cameron

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has allowed his cabinet and ministers to take whatever side they

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want, but for some of them to be in government and responsible for the

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issues they are complaining about, but not dealing with them

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themselves, such as pretty Patel and Michael Gove... What happens ran

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that Cabinet table? Are issues they have raised about migration outside

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Europe, of which they have total control? I think with some subtlety

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he raised those two issues in his string of questions. Would it not

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have made more impact to develop these Sports Direct story? You must

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regard that as a rich seam for improving workers conditions

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question out and the BHS situation where 11,000 workers are going to

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lose their jobs, through no. Their own. They have never been on strike

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or asked for huge wage increase. They have all been hard-working. If

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you take Sports Direct and BHS, you could make a case, especially if you

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are Labour leader, for the unacceptable face of capitalism? But

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you only get so many questions. I am pleased he went on Europe, both of

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those issues can be resolved with domestic legislation. The people

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from HMRC, who police the minimum wage. I think if there is a link

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between the two, Jeremy would know the Mike Ashley situation, these

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Sports Direct situation, if anyone thought those kind of things were

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confined to the 19th or late 20th-century, they are still going

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on now. Juxtaposing that with the need for greater worker protection I

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think with a sensible move, and the European dimension of that. I know

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you all want to know, Michael Hancock has made a statement on

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voter registration. We're looking at all options, looking to see we can

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extend the deadline for applying to vote in the EU referendum. The

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website is now open and working. We strongly encourage people to

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register to vote online. Anyone who has already registered does not need

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to submit a fresh application. We are also offering additional

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resources to electoral registration officers to cover any additional

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admin costs. There we are. We have used the latest. Laura, thank you

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for being with us. Pleasure. Throughout the next week,

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we are going to be running a number of short films looking at how

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the BBC handles its coverage of the EU referendum,

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with the aim of achieving We will look at how the BBC selects

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audiences, how presenters do fair interviews and how to pick

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perfect political panels. Today, Adam starts by looking

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at the editorial guidelines the BBC Covering the EU referendum, we have

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to stick to a set of guidelines produced by BBC editorial

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adviser Rick Bailey, who I treat as a sort

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of 24/7 impartiality hotline. So what's the main thing

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I've got to think about? The key thing in guidelines

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for a referendum is that we must achieve broad

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balance, in other words, it's not about maths,

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it's about really good judgment and being fair to both

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sides in a consistent way. And the balance we're

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trying to achieve is between the arguments,

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the argument for Remain It's not necessarily

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between the campaigns, So the key thing is the broad

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balance the arguments in a Meanwhile the Prime Minister

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is giving a big speech Is it all right for David

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Cameron's speech to be the The Prime Minister's view is really

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important, and the strategy of the Prime Minister

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and Downing Street and the Remain side,

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it's important we cover that Don't forget that it's

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a very long campaign. So you don't have to measure each

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and every day and every bulletin to get

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perfect balance. What you have to do is think

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about being really consistent in the way you cover both sides,

:22:51.:22:52.

across the whole campaign. So of course that will mean David

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Cameron will get a lot of coverage on a day when he is making a big

:22:57.:23:01.

speech, but we need to approach the other side and their arguments

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in a similar way, to make sure the audience are hearing those, that

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range of argument in a balanced way. Campaigners for Britain

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to leave the EU have been attacking Barack Obama

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following his comments What do we do when someone

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like President Obama gets involved? Part of our job is to analyse that

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and scrutinise it and make sure You don't get balance by saying,

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we've had one president saying he is on the Remain side,

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we'd better find another American president who takes

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the opposite view. Our job is to do good journalism,

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and find out It's important the audiences hears

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all the arguments about that. Hi, Rick, it's Adam,

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what I do about the opinion In a referendum, where it's

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a one-off, where we haven't had a vote like this for a long time,

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the amount of data available is very limited, so opinion polls

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in referendums are very problematic. We will cover them,

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of course, because what happens in them will affect

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the politics and will affect how each side approaches it,

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but we will approach opinion polls Great, thanks, I promise

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you won't hassle you anymore. And Rick also writes

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guidance to help BBC journalists stay impartial

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during We have been scrupulously balanced

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on this programme, as demonstrated by our two guests. Let's talk about

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the truthfulness and honesty of the campaigns. Do you think questioning

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the honesty of the other side, which has been a key way politicians have

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tried to discredit the other side, has been a responsible way of

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conducting the campaign? I said it should be measured campaign and

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about the big issues. You don't think... The key thing about this is

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however many facts you want, you want more. Voters say we don't have

:25:25.:25:29.

enough facts, but you have to go with your common sense, York

:25:30.:25:32.

experience, your heart. Art matters. We getting into the minute I have

:25:33.:25:40.

facts? Hang on a minute, is this the truth or a lie. The Prime Minister

:25:41.:25:46.

says Turkey won't join the EU. True or not? Turkey have applied to join

:25:47.:25:51.

the EU and are on the waiting list. We passed a motion a short time ago.

:25:52.:25:58.

But of course, he is right it is not going to happen imminently. If we

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said they will come in tomorrow that would be untrue. But Turkey

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certainly want to be in the EU. Vote leaves have put out in response to

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David Cameron's appearance on the show last night on ITV, what they

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point out as five outright lies. The campaign is looking through the

:26:18.:26:21.

prism of truth and lies. At the end of the day there are always debates

:26:22.:26:27.

in all campaigns, all political exchange about who is right and who

:26:28.:26:31.

is wrong, of course that is true. But I don't think slurs are helpful

:26:32.:26:36.

and either side and it has happened on both sides. 80 million Turks will

:26:37.:26:40.

be able to have access to the UK if we stay in the EU? 85 million. It

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has gone up. I think the Leave side have been absolutely disgraceful

:26:50.:26:53.

about this. The posters don't say Turkey might join the EU but Turkey

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are joining the EU. It will take longer than my lifetime, given that

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they closed one chapter... Given the situation with Cyprus and their

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record with human rights. As it been an edifying way to conduct the

:27:08.:27:14.

campaign? No. On your side as well, lies, truth... When someone says 75

:27:15.:27:18.

million Turks, the whole population of Turkey going to wait at Calais to

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come to Britain... Come on! 350 million, they state we sent ?350

:27:26.:27:33.

million every week to the EU. We have to stop you there. In interest

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on balance we have to stop you there because we have run out of time.

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Now, just to let you know that I'll be on BBC One tonight for the second

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in my series of four extensive interviews with leading campaigners

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I've already spoken to the Shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn,

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and tonight, I'll be joined live by the Chancellor,

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On Friday, I'll be interviewing Ukip leader Nigel Farage.

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And then the following Friday - that's June 17th -

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I'll be speaking to Leave campaigner and former

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Tory Cabinet Minister, Iain Duncan Smith, at the later time

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There's just time to put you out of your misery and give

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Robert got 1984, well done. I should have said, press the red button. Too

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late. You have both done it. Unity. They are both doing it! Thanks to

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all of our guests, I hope you can join me tonight. Goodbye.

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It's home to a million people at any one time...

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..consumes tens of millions of meals,

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burns around ?150 billion worth of jet fuel...

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Jo Coburn and Andrew Neil present live coverage of Prime Minister's Questions. They are joined by Labour MP Alan Johnson and Conservative minister John Hayes to discuss the fallout from the EU referendum televised debate and voter registration problems.


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