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It's been 26 years since Britain's first woman


Today our second woman Prime Minister will begin her tenure.


The task facing Theresa May is no less daunting: to heal


the wounds in her party, unite the country and to chart


the future for Britain outside the EU.


Morning folks - welcome to the Daily Politics.


So we say farewell Prime Minister Cameron,


Theresa May will enter Downing Street later


She has promised a "bold positive vision" for a country that works


The But what does that mean and what will it look like?


David Cameron left Downing Street earlier this morning to head over


to the House of Commons for his final Prime


We'll have all the action live from midday.


Jeremy Corbyn WILL automatically be on the ballot for the Labour


Meanwhile a new contender - Owen Smith - says he will also


And I'm in the central lobby of the Houses of Parliament


getting all the reaction from the key political players.


All that in the next hour and a half and joining us for this historic


occasion are the current Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa


Villiers, and the Shadow Justice Secretary Richard Burgon.


Now, it's a busy day ahead here in Westminster.


Prime Minister left demonstrate a while ago for his final visit to the


Commons as Prime Minister for PMQ 's, that is coming live at noon. Mr


Cameron was the youngest Prime Minister for 198 years, he leaves


office still under the age of 50 and has been replaced by an older woman,


Theresa May is 59. She has ruled out a snap election, and that is


probably the last thing that Labour would want at this moment anyway. We


expect that the Prime Minister, when he has said his goodbyes in the


Commons, to go back to Downing Street and leave the palace at


around 5pm tonight, when he gets to the palace he informs the Queen of


his formal resignation. He is then no longer Prime Minister. Shortly


after that, Theresa May will be taken to the palace to do the


traditional kissing of hands, a symbolic signal that this is the new


Prime Minister. When she leaves Buckingham Palace to head to Downing


Street, she will be the Prime Minister of the UK. She will go back


to Downing Street and we expect her there to say a few words before she


goes through that famous door. A busy and historic day here in


Westminster. Lots to cover. The BBC News Channel and BBC One will keep


you up-to-date. Jo Coburn is in the central lobby and she will be doing


a number of interviews all day. Let's hear what she has got to say.


It's ever meant to stay here, even more packed in central lobby than it


normally is for Prime Minister's Questions, because it is David


Cameron first-macro final session. Let's try and get a sense of the


occasion with Justine Greening. It is historic and it is the end of the


camera and Eire. He has his final PMQs, he has always been very good


at them, it would be interesting to see how he handles today's session.


He can be really proud of what he has achieved, I think, turning the


country round from bankruptcy, all sorts of opportunities for young


people, more women in the workplace than ever, but a real sense of


actually what is ahead of us now, a day when Theresa May will walk into


number ten. Will her government be radically different in style and


substance to David Cameron's? I think you will see a condition of


delivering the manifesto which we were elected to carry out last year,


and bringing her style and priorities to this government. What


are those? For someone like myself, coming from an ordinary background


in Rotherham, it's about wherever you start in can get to the top and


fulfil your potential. Then to some of the other areas she has focused


on, ending forced marriage, FGM, domestic violence, the reason has


always been a very tough Home Secretary but when she sees things


that are injustices that she doesn't accept, she will set out to change


them. Will her government at the top table... I certainly hope it will


show a lot of the great women we have got in our party. 50% Cabinet?


I think she will pull forward more women commit up to her witty and she


wants but I hope there are a lot of the great women, people like Karen


Bradley who have been fantastic in the Home Office, even people like


Anne Milton, they great colleagues to work with and have a real role to


play in these coming years for the Conservative government. I will let


you take your place, enjoy the last session for David Cameron. You will


be returning to central lobby later and I will talk to more of the key


players. There is never enough room for all of them at PMQs. The reason


the May government be different in policy? I think she will map out her


Baghram, they will be a lot of consistency because the reason, like


David Cameron, is driven by the opportunity to improve life chances,


to make sure we do all we can to back aspiration, ensure everyone has


the potential... Is able to fulfil their politician. But every


politician I've ever heard talks about that. Nobody is against that.


How will the government differ? She is obvious they day to focus on the


big challenges we have of building more homes for people to buy and


rent, ensuring we continue with our form of the welfare system, to back


those who work, ensuring we do everything to create the best


education system in the world. How it in that different from what they


David Cameron government says he has been trying to do? He has been tried


to build more homes, not very successfully, where has the


difference? There was consistency but also the opportunities to Reza


has as Prime Minister relate to our decision to leave the EU, the


research potential in terms of new trade deals with countries around


the world, a range of opportunities that will not open to David


Cameron's government and I'm sure she will seize them with enthusiasm.


Are you a principle about Theresa May as promised? When your party


sort itself out, will she be a formidable adversary as PM? The real


challenge for her, quite rightly people are celebrating the fact we


have our second female Prime Minister but the real challenge is


to pursue policies which don't personally adversely affect women


because the hostility and cuts agenda the government has pursued


has hit women. -- the austerity. But she doesn't have an easy job, she


has inherited an economy which is not in the good position George


Osborne wished it to be, so it won't be an easy ride. Maybe not but is


Labour principle about her? She will have a fresh start, she will have a


honeymoon with the party, maybe even with the country she was "A strong


position compared to Labour. The task for Labour is to unite, face


outwards and look forward to as putting a positive labour case to


the country rather than worrying about the Conservative Party. We


welcome to that. While the Tories look to unite


around their new leader, Theresa May, the Labour


Party is in turmoil. Last night, the party's ruling


executive narrowly voted to put Jeremy Corbyn's name on the upcoming


leadership ballot, without him That has angered many Labour MPs,


the vast majority of whom are openly After the decision was reached


by the National Executive Committee, Delighted to say the Labour Party


National Executive has decided that an incumbent is automatically


on the ballot paper, And we will be campaigning


on all the things that matter - the inequality and poverty that


exists in this country, the need to end the privatisation


of our National Health Service, the need to give real hope


and opportunity to young people That was sparked off by Angela


Eagle, who has already launched her challenge for the top job. This


morning a second Labour MP threw his hat into the ring.


The former Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Owen Smith said


he would be a radical and credible leader who could take


Because I think the Labour Party is in grave peril right now.


There is a danger we are going to split and, if we were to split,


that would be a disaster for working people, because the Labour Party has


been the greatest vehicle for good for working people in this country


for a century and we cannot afford to allow it to fall by the wayside.


If I get to lead this party, we will be a credible but radical


We will be a powerful opposition to a Tory government that has not


left Britain stronger but has left Britain weaker in oh, so many ways.


Owen Smith, one of two to challenge Jeremy Corbyn, though I learned


there may be moves to whittle the challenge is down to one. This is


going to be a pretty nasty, personal leadership election, isn't it? It


shouldn't be and I hope it's not. But it's going to be. I'm really


glad that they and democratic attempt to deny Labour Party members


the length and breadth of the country of their fair and just right


to choose whichever leader they want has failed, but as Jeremy Corbyn has


said, this can't be nasty, it can't be divisive and it can't be


personal, let's concentrate on the issues. Let's look at what happened


at a Corbin rally in Kentish Town, last night. This is the shadow


Treasury Chancellor. The only good thing about it -


as plotters, they're BLEEP useless. So, John McDonnell, the number two


in your party. Calling Labour MPs conniving and plotting. And not to


use the full exclusive, useless. What bit is the kind, gentler


politics about that? It was some sort of comedy Valley last night,


it's not a question of whether he is a good comedian, it is about whether


the positive, and the austerity agenda we can forward. What I will


say generally is its time for all Labour MPs to calm down, take a deep


breath, stop infighting, support whoever you wish in the leadership


campaign, campaign hard for them. And then focus on the task for the


Labour Party, which is to hold this Conservative government to account.


It wasn't just John McDonnell last night, whether he's a comedian or


Shadow Chancellor, others are backing Jeremy Corbyn who said that


Tony Blair should F you, he said. He said the new Kinnock was, a disgrace


to Wales. -- new Kinnock. And David Ward said some Labour MPs, are


bloody Tories who should join the Sunni Cabinet. I ask again, what


happened to the kinder, gentler politics or are they all comedian? I


don't think any Labour MPs should leave the parliamentary Labour


Party. I don't think we should be in any way suggesting a split, but let


me say that if the national exhibit of committee last night had voted to


deny the fair and just chant from Labour members across the country to


vote... I think the Labour Party would have split. Is it not a sign


of how rancorous this campaign is expected to be that local party


constituency organisations have been told not to have meetings? I think


the Labour Party has always been and should always be a coalition of


socialists and social Democrats. Why can you not have meetings? The NEC


thinks the Labour Party has enough on its plate... It's worried about


how bad is going to be. Many don't have meetings in any event in


August. They also don't have leadership campaigns although they


are going to have two in a row. If you joined the Labour Party last


year, maybe to vote for Mr Corbyn, do you get to vote this year are you


it by the cut-off date of January? If you joined as a full member last


year, you are entitled to vote. What about the ?3 sign ups? My


understanding is that the people who joined the ?3 last year, if they


didn't join as full members, would have two Reed register and pay ?25.


ISU Mr Corbyn and his campaign will be organising that? I want an


election process that is open and inclusive. I don't want to see


Labour supporters prised out of having their say, so the ?25


disturbs me somewhat. If you sign up to join the Labour Party, and we are


told 130,000 have joined since the referendum, and I think they paid


?40, they are now being told they can't vote unless they pay another


?25. In the small print, it said that they could vote in a leadership


election. Are you not going back on that? It wasn't small print, it was


big print. It said, if you join, you will be able to vote. I know that


Angela Eagle, Neil Kinnock and others were encouraging people to


join. It disturbs me greatly. I'd like to see that looked at again. We


are not afraid of more people involved. We are not afraid of ideas


or debate. Let's make it as inclusive or participate we as


possible. Do you detect that there is still massive support for Mr


Corbyn among the rank and file members of the party? I do, but I


don't take any election for granted, so what Jeremy and his team have got


to do is put out a positive agenda for a Labour government, what it


will do, and how we will get a Labour government. Labour is in


turmoil, it is maybe going to the courts over the membership and who


can vote, the campaign goes all the way through until the new leader is


announced on the 24th, we don't know what will happen now, there could


still be a schism or a split. How do you call an election? We believe


that we need stability. We've got a mandate for a five-year term. I


think it's right that we fulfil that mandate and carry on until the


election date that has been set and we make a success of leaving the


European Union. So no election? We will hold that against you if you


change your mind. Just looking at my watch, 12 minutes until Prime


Minister's Questions, Mr Cameron's final one. It's go back to the


Commons and JoCo. We are going to talk a bit more


about the Labour leadership. With me is Stephen Kinnock. He was among the


first of the Parliamentary Labour Party to call for Jeremy Corbyn to


step down and resign cost of every attempt you and your colleagues are


made to prevent Jeremy Corbyn being on the ballot for the next


leadership contest has failed. It was a decision of the NEC. I


personally don't understand the logic, but it is what it is and we


have now got to move forward. We have a leadership contest. We are


now battling for the soul of the Labour Party. I genuinely believe we


will win. Will be party split? There is only one Labour Party and we will


continue as a Labour Party. Angela Eagle has got what it takes to win.


She's got the experience. She is the kind of person we need to steady the


ship. She is a persuader, not a protester. Brexit has changed the


face of British politics. Angela has the skills and experience to carry


out the negotiations, not just the wave a placard in a corridor. So you


see John McDonnell, Jeremy Corbyn and their supporters as they protest


movement, not the real Labour Party? With all due respect to Jeremy and


John, they have spent their careers in rooms and rallies where everybody


agrees with them. We are in the middle of a national crisis and we


need a serious politician, Angela Eagle. But with the evidence we


have, Jeremy Corbyn will win another Labour leadership contest. If you


look at people's mailbags, a lot of my colleagues, many members are


saying, I voted for Jeremy last time, but I am realising he is not


up to the job, failing to hold the Prime Minister to account at PMQs,


hopeless on the refugee crisis, hopeless in the referendum, and


coming out the morning after the referendum to say that we should


trigger article 50 immediately, as if he was asking Islington council


to change the streetlights. It is extraordinary and I think it shows


how out of touch with reality he is. But he still could win. If he does


win a second leadership contest, will you and your colleagues shut


up? I will serve my constituents and I'd be happy and honoured to do that


from the backbenches. You wouldn't serve in a Jeremy Corbyn Shadow


Cabinet. I do not have confidence in Jeremy is a leader and you can't


serve on the front bench without that. We don't have a front bench at


the moment. We are not able to form a credible opposition. I hope that


our members who vote over the coming weeks and months think about the


future of our democracy. If you can't form a front bench, you can't


form an opposition. What do you say that Owen Smith, who is also


challenging for the leadership? I genuinely hope that we will have


only one candidate to campaign against Jeremy, and I hope that


candidate will be Angela Eagle, but I win is a very talented politician


and he brings a lot to the table, so let's see what happens. -- Owen


It will be a long hot summer, perhaps without the heat.


It is all right for you, in air-conditioned splendour! We are


struggling. You know it is important when there are helicopters above,


and there are helicopters above today. Let's have a look at the


shops from the helicopter, this glorious July day, with Westminster,


the Houses of Parliament, the palace of Westminster in all of its glory.


Very shortly, the Prime Minister will be going in there for his final


PMQs. The press is here in massive numbers in College Green. I am not


sure if you could see us. If we could, we would wave at you.


European media, British media, American media. Once again,


Westminster, the centre of media attention for these historic events.


David Cameron's final PMQs. Before we do the build-up to that, let's


remind ourselves of his time in office, including some of those key


Parliamentary moments. Prime Minister, do you regret, when


asked what your favourite joke was, you replied, Nick Clegg? What


happened on bloody Sunday was both unjustified and unjustifiable. It


was wrong. We simply cannot have a situation


where a failed pariah state festers on Europe's southern border.


Calm down, dear, calm down. Calm down.


HECKERLING Order, order.


What is on offer is not in Britain's interests.


I am a marriage man, and the great thing about last night's vote is


that two gay people who love each other will now be able to get


married, and I think that's an important advance.


It is clear to me that the British Parliament, reflecting the views of


the British people, does not want to see British military action. I get


that and the government will act accordingly.


I take full responsibility for employing Andy Coulson.


I think people can feel it is a bit like a general election. If you are


fed up the Tories, give them a kick. This is totally different.


I can tell him what is happening under this government, inflation is


down, unemployment is down, the economy is growing, the deficit is


down. We have faced some tough times in this country but we have a


government which is on the side of hard-working people.


As he is one of the causes of the deficit, I think we've just found


the first ever example of political maso- sadism. Order, we know what


the Prime Minister meant. I have been to see the Queen and I will now


form a majority Conservative government. The question before the


house today is how we keep the British people safe from the threat


posed by Isil. I think I know what my mother would say. I think she'd


look across the dispatch box and she'd say, put on a proper suit, do


up your tie and sing the national anthem. Within the last hour, I have


negotiated a deal to give the United Kingdom special status. I believe


this is enough for me to recommend that the United Kingdom remain in


the European Union, having the best of both worlds. So, a 4-point lead


for leaving the EU. I think the country requires fresh leadership to


take it in this direction. The times of David Cameron. Laura


Kuenssberg joins us. British politics is a brutal old business.


He is a man who won an overall majority against the odds only a


year ago. We thought he would stay until spring 2019. He lost the


referendum still thought he could stay until September. That didn't


work out, he has gone this afternoon, the removal vans are


already taking the furniture out. We make people moved house, which is


very stressful, and we make the Prime Minister do that in front of


the world's media. This is a brutal, rapid process that this time that


happened at 1 million miles an hour, rather than the normal case it would


happen at. So rapid that wasn't the helping to move the furniture? It


looked like it, but when he almost skipped back into number ten,


whistling a tune, I wonder if it has been doing the cooking. As we head


towards Prime Minister's Questions, one of the things were saying about


David Cameron is, for all that his plans have gone completely right in


the last couple of weeks, he is a Prime Minister who part of his


memory will be that he really did enjoy Prime Minister's Questions, he


is good at it, he has done it 146 times, a better attendance record


than any recent Prime Minister of turning up to do those questions


every week, and it tells you something about him. The reason


partly he is good at it and enjoys it is because he spent 20 years both


as a Tory staffer and then an opposition politician, then


opposition leader, every Wednesday being consumed by PMQs, learning the


games, learning how to get your way through it. He has been good at it


and he enjoyed it and that tells you something about the kind of


politician is. He is a creature of Westminster. Has worked here in one


way or another since the early 20s. -- his early 20s. When Margaret


Thatcher was forced to leave, the final appearances, she was on


steroids. Mr Cameron may be the same, but a difficult gig for Jeremy


Corbyn, who has got a leadership contest and needs to set the right


tone. Indeed, not least because John McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor,


has appalled some MPs by last night save on stage, I don't know if you


have discussed it earlier, with the bleeping, so plenty of leaps on the


show. So Jeremy Corbyn, who has repeatedly said he wants to bring


the party together, and that if Labour MPs have got a problem they


should come and talk to him, though many of them have been telling him


to go for months and he hasn't listened, he needs to strike that


tone today but, amidst this ceremonial occasion, the Prime


Minister's final one and, if we know anything about David Cameron, I am


sure he will have a vintage PMQs joke ready to unleash the opposition


leader. I think some of PMQs will be a bit like a sort of tribute, isn't


David Cameron marvellous, does the Prime Minister agree with me how


marvellous is... Favourite acts and questions. 48 hours ago... I have


lost all sense of time. Theresa May was planning a two-month leadership


campaign. Now she has to appoint a cabinet tonight. Do we have any


indications of who is in her mind for the top jobs? Does Theresa


Villiers have a job? Will she be appointing Richard Burgon? She was


praising Theresa May forcefully this morning, so you never know. This


whole thing has been Considine at. Theresa May is the kind of


politician who likes to take her time. That privilege has been taken


away. So, yes, of course, there are Westminster guessing games going on.


For fun. But they are just guessing games. For fun, briefly, here are a


few of them, there is a widespread expectation that Jordan scored will


leave the Treasury, -- George Osborne will leave. The garment will


move in, former accountant, safe pair of hands, -- Philip Hammond. He


understands money. That is widely expected to happen. George Osborne's


allies believe that that will be a job swap and he will go to be the


Foreign Secretary. One of the most interesting thing about the


reshuffle, I think more interesting than the fact there are likely to be


many more women in the cabinet, because Theresa May isn't going to


give people a job just because they are a woman. She will appoint the


people she thinks are best placed. What does she do about that trio who


represent the best and worst of the last ten years of Tory politics,


Boris Johnson, George Osborne and Michael Gove? What does she do with


them? Does she play them all out, which would send a very strong


message? Does she keep them for I know the whole house will join me


in congratulating Andy Murray, Heather Watson, on their stunning


success at Wimbledon. This morning I have meetings with ministerial


colleagues and others. Other than one meeting with Her Majesty The


Queen this afternoon, the diary for the rest of my day is remarkably


light. May I echo his congratulations to Andy Murray and


all the other winners. May we thank the Prime Minister for all his hard


work and his leadership. And particularly his commitment to the


union and to Northern Ireland, and swimming in not on, maybe he would


like to come and swim in luck and eight, we look forward to working


with the next Prime Minister. I'm told there are lots of roles out


there, there is the England football team... There is Top Dear, even


across the pond, there is a role that needs filling. If I can go to


my pet subject, Brexit really threatens. Really threatens the


union. Will he work with his successors to ensure we have


somebody who will pull together all the countries of the union and the


overseas territories and make it so we all work and thrive together?


Festival that mistaken for his kind remarks and fascinating suggestions


for future jobs, I think most of them sound harder than this one. --


first of all. I do believe Northern Ireland is stronger than it was a


the full devolution of justice and home affairs, delivered under this


government, the seminal report, record inward investment, I care


passionately about our united kingdom, we do need to make sure


that as we leave the European Union, we work out how to keep the benefits


of the Common travel area, hard work is being done now with civil servant


in Northern Ireland and Whitehall and also the Republic, that what


needs to quicken. I would like to also paid tribute to my honourable


friend and the hard-working as the leading this great country for the


last few years. His lasting legacy will include supporting the Kurds,


whose peshmerga are bravely fighting Daesh in all our interest. Having


visited them on the front line,, although our training are crucial,


the injuries could be reduced with additional equipment like body


armour, respirators and front line medical facilities and we could


possibly provide beds in a specialist hospital in Birmingham


today most seriously injured. Does he agree this is a relatively small


investment that would make a huge difference to our allies in the


common fight to defeat the evil of terrorism? Thirst -- first of all


thank you for your words. The Kurds are doing valuable work against the


ash in Iraq and Syria. I will look carefully at his suggestion of using


the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, who have excellent facilities for


battlefield facilities, our army are helping the peshmerga but we will


look and see if more can be done. Let's be frank, the strategy is


working on the Daesh is on the back foot, its finances have been hit,


more than 25,000 fighters have been killed, desertion has increased and


the flow of foreign fighters has fallen by 90%. I have always said


this will take a long time to work in Iraq and Syria but we must stick


at it. Jeremy Corbyn. Can I start gradually the Prime Minister in pain


trouble to be winners at Wimbledon, -- paying tribute. Also I think it


would be nice if we can gradually did Serena Williams on her fantastic


achievement as well. -- congratulated. It's only right that


after six years as Prime Minister, we thank him for his service. By


that and is agreed with him but some achievements of his I do want to


play recognition to, one is helping to secure the release of shack army


from quantum Bay and legislating to achieve equal marriage within our


society, and I'm sure he will acknowledge that Labour boats helped


get it through on that occasion! Will they acknowledge some concern


that the way homelessness has risen for the last six years and looks


like it will continue to rise in this country? Let me thank him for


his kind remarks, I would join him in pain should be to Serena Williams


who has now knocked Steffi Graf's amazing record of 22 grand slams,


has overtaken that. The case in Guantanamo Bay was one that be


raised again and again with the US government and I'm pleased it was


resolved. And also what is it about equal marriage, there are 30,000


dead people in our country when the last six years have been able to get


married and that is real progress, I will never forget the day in number


ten when one of the people who works very close to the front door said to


me, I'm not that interested in politics but because of something


you're not have done, I'm able to marry the person I have loved all my


life this weekend and that was one of my favourite moments in this job.


As for homelessness, it is still 10% below the peak saw on the labour but


the key is building more homes, we have put 7000 since I became Prime


Minister but the key to building more homes is programmes, reforms to


the planning system, but the key is a strong economy. I had to what the


Home Secretary has been saying over the past few days and she has been


saying it is harder than ever for young people to buy their first


house. Does the Prime Minister think this is because of record low


house-building for his government's apparent belief that ?450,000 is an


affordable starter home? Let me say how warmly I congratulate the Home


Secretary on becoming leader of the Conservative Party. When it comes to


women prime ministers, I'm pleased to be able to say pretty soon it


will be 2-0. And not a pink bus insight! On the issue of... Of


housing and homelessness, 700,000 homes have been delivered. He asks


about this issue of affordability which is absolutely key. When I


became Prime Minister, because of what had happened to the mortgage


market, first-time buyer of the needed to have as much as ?30,000 to


put a deposit down. Because of the conversion of help to buy and shared


ownership, some people are able to get on the housing ladder with as


little as ?2000 and with a low mortgage rate, the new houses we are


building, we are making good progress. The malaise seems deeper


still. The Home Secretary said, talking of the economy, so that it


really does work for everyone, because it is apparent to anyone in


touch with the real world that people do not feel our economy works


that way. Isn't she right that too many people coming to many places in


Britain, feel their economy has been destroyed in towns they are in


because the industries have gone, there are levels of high and implode


or underemployment and a deep sense of malaise? Don't we all need to


address that question? If we're going to talk about the economic


record, let's get the faxed straight. We have cut the deficit,


there are 2 million more people in work, almost a million more


businesses, 2.9 million apprenticeships have been trained


under this government and it comes to property, 300,000 fewer people in


relative poverty, 100,000 fewer children in relative poverty. To be


accused of sloth in delivery, let's just take the last week we have both


been having, we got on with it, we about resignation, nomination,


competition and current nation, they haven't even decided what the rules


are yet! -- coronation. If they ever got into power, to take


about a year to work out who would sit where! Democracy is an exciting


and splendid thing and I'm enjoying every moment of it! The Home


Secretary, Mr Speaker, talking of the economy... Again, she said many


people find themselves exploited by unscrupulous bosses to stop I can't


imagine who she is referring to! But in his... In his hand discussion...


In his handover discussions with the Home Secretary, could enlighten us


as to whether or not there is any proposal to take on agency Britain


by banning zero hours contracts, clamping down on umbrella companies,


repealing the trade union act or preferably all three? He's right


that democracy is a splendid thing, I have to agree with him. Let me


answer directly on expedition in the workplace. It is this government at


the first introduced a living wage stop -- exploitation. It is


massively increased the power of the gang masters authority, there are


fines for businesses that don't pay the minimum wage and more policing


and prosecutions taking place although those things have changed


under government. As for zero hours contracts, they account for less


than one in four people in work, 60% of people in them do not want to


work more hours and it was this government that did something the


Labour Party never did, which was to ban exclusive so hours contracts. 13


years of them committed a coalition Conservative government to do it.


Let me say something about the democratic process of leadership


elections, because I did say a couple of weeks ago, I am beginning


to admire his tenacity! He's reminding me of the Black Knight in


Monty Python's holy Grail. He has been kicked seven times but keeps


saying, it's only a flesh wound! I admire that. Mr Speaker, I would


like the Prime Minister to address another issue that the house voted


on last week. And I have got a question from Nina, hang on... It's


a question from somebody who deserves an answer. And she says, I


would like to know if there is any possibility that a European Union


citizen who has lived in Britain for 30 years can have their right of


permanent residents revoked or deported, depending on the Brexit


negotiations. There has been no clear answer to this question. It is


one that worries a large number of people and it would be good if in


his last question Time, he could at least offer some assurance to those


people. Let me reassure Nina, there is absolutely no chance of that


happening to somebody in those circumstances, we're working hard to


get a guarantee for EU citizens that they will have their rights


respected, all those who have, to this country. The only circumstance


I could ever in visit a future government trying to undo that


guarantee would be if British citizens in other European countries


didn't have their rights respected, so it's important to have


reciprocity. The new Prime Minister will be working together guarantee


as fast as we can. I have got an e-mail as well. I am not making this


up, I promise was to buy but this on the 62 of September 2015 from


someone called Judith and she said, please, please, keep witty and not


triumphalism during the first B with Jeremy Corbyn. She said because


Tom Watson, who may oust Jeremy Corbyn, is a very different kettle


of fish. He is far more dangerous in the long-term. She goes on, so


sensible, sober, polite answers, let him create his own party disunity.


After this is over, I have got to find Judith and find that what on


earth happened next! Mr Speaker... I have had the pleasure of asking the


Prime Minister 179 questions. Thank you, there are plenty more to come


to his successor, don't worry about that! But before I ask him the last


question, could I just put on record and wish him well as he leaves this


office and also wish his family well, Samantha and their children,


because I think we should all recognise that while many of us


really do enjoy our jobs and political rights, is the loved ones


nearest to us and our families who make enormous sacrifices that we can


do this. I would also like to pass on thanks to his mum for his advice


about ties and suits and so on. It's extremely kind of her, I would be


grateful if you would pass that on to her personally. And I reflected


on the lesson she offered. There is a rumour I want him to deal


with. There is a rumour going around that his departure has been


carefully Corey Grant so he can slip aimlessly into the vacancy created


-- created this morning on Strictly by Len Goodman's departure. Is that


his next career? -- carefully choreographed. I can assure him that


is not the case. I thank him for the kind words and wishes to my amazing


wife, Samantha, and my lovely children, who are watching from the


gallery this morning. He is right, the pressure off and bears hardest


on those around us in these jobs, and let me send my best to his


family. I will leave it to others to work out how many questions are


answered from this dispatch box. Because of your belief in letting


everyone have their say, I think I have done a record of 92 hours of


statements from this dispatch box, as well as some very enjoyable


liaison committee appearances and other things. I will certainly said


his good wishes back to my mother. He seems to have taken her advice


and is looking absolutely splendid today. But it gives me the


opportunity to put a rumour to rest as well, even more serious than the


strictly come dancing one, and he will appreciate this, because the


rumour somehow that I don't love Larry. I do, and I have photographic


evidence. Sadly, I can't take Larry with me. He belongs to the house and


the staff love him very much, as do I. Is my right honourable friend


aware that, in 33 years in this house, watching five prime ministers


and several ex-prime ministers, I have seen him achieve a mastery of


that dispatch box unparalleled in my time, not just because of his


command of detail, his wit, but because he commands the respect of


friend and foe alike, who know that he is driven not just by legitimate


political ambitions and ideas, but by a sense of duty which always


leads him to try to make this country more prosperous, more


solvent, more tolerant, more flair and more free, and he will command


the respect of generations to come. Those words mean a lot from my right


honourable friend, who spent so much time in this house. It is a special


place and prime ministers questions, for all of its theatrics, does have


a purpose, because it is time every week when the Prime Minister has to


know everything going on in Whitehall, and often you find out


things which you want to stop pretty quickly before 12 o'clock on


Wednesday. I believe politics is about public service in the national


interest, which is what I have always tried to do. This session has


some admirers around the world. When I did his job and I met Mayor


Bloomberg in New York. Everybody knew him and nobody had a clue who I


was until eventually somebody said, hey, Cameron, Prime Minister's


Questions. We love your show! Thank you very much. I join the Prime


Minister and the leader of the Labour Party in paying tribute to


all of the winners at Wimbledon. This week, we mark the 21st


anniversary of the Srebonica genocide. It is one of the few


political causes that the Prime Minister and I both wholeheartedly


support and I hope he will be impressing on his successor the


importance of supporting the Remembering Srebonica organisation


and all of its good work, notwithstanding our differences, I


genuinely extend my best personal wishes to the Prime Minister and his


family and I wish them all of the best. However... The Prime


Minister's legacy will undoubtedly be that he has taken us to the brink


of being taken out of the European Union, so we will not be applauding


his premiership on this. What advice has he given his successor on taking


Scotland out of the EU against the wishes of Scottish voters? First,


let me join the right honourable gentleman in paying tribute to all


of those who lost their lives in Srebonica and making sure we


commemorate this every year. This year, there will be a service in the


office where commemoration will be given, test dummy will be read out,


and we should think of it alongside the terrible events of modern


history such as the Holocaust. -- testimony will be read out. In this


house, there is sometimes a price for nonintervention, and we should


remember that. In terms of what he says about Scotland and the United


Kingdom and Europe, my advice to my successor, a brilliant negotiator,


is that we should try to be as close to the EU as we can be, or the


benefits of trade, cooperation and security. The channel will not get


any wider once we leave the EU and that is what we should seek, which


will be good for the UK and Scotland. The Prime Minister's


successor is well known in Scotland and across the front pages because


of a threat to deport a loved and light family from the Highlands. Her


first action in her premiership is likely to be imposing Trident


against the wishes of every MP in Scotland. Meanwhile, she says she


plans to plough on with Brexit, regardless of the fact that Scotland


voted to remain in the EU. How does the outgoing Prime Minister think


that all of this will go down in Scotland? Specifically on the Graham


family, Mrs Brain came to this country to study for a Scottish


history degree, she completed and her husband and son came as


dependents. We have given them an extension until August one put in an


application for a work visa. On Trident, there will a vote in this


house. Many people in Scotland support our nuclear deterrent,


maintaining it for the jobs which come in Scotland. He asks about the


record of this government when it comes to Scotland. 143,000 more


people in work in Scotland, massive investment in the renewable


industries in Scotland, the two biggest warships ever built in our


history, built in Scotland. A powerhouse parliament, a referendum


that was legal, decisive and fair and, I might add, a Scotsman winning


Wimbledon twice while I was Prime Minister. Never mind indie two. I


think it is time for Andy two. I would like to thank Prime Minister


for the leadership he has shown, particularly in his support of women


within the Conservative Party. The Prime Minister's legacy for me,


however, and for fellow cancer survivors is the personal support he


has shown for the cancer drug fund. However, today, I would like to ask


him to show that same support for those who have been affected by the


contaminated blood. Would he please update the house as to whether they,


too, will have a legacy? I think my honourable friend for what she said.


She is right to raise this issue of contaminated blood. I can today


announce that we will be spending the extra ?125 million we have


identified in a much fairer and more conferences scheme, to guarantee


that all of those affected will for the first time receive a regular


payment. This will include all of those with appetisers stage one, who


will receive ?3500 per year, rising to ?4000 by the end of the year.


Annual payments will increase over the lifetime of the Parliament and


will enhance the support for those who have been read or those who will


be in future, significantly boosting the money for discretionary


payments. -- those who have been bereaved. Last year, I apologised.


Today, I will provide them with the support. While it isn't right to


pick out two people, coming to constituency surgeries, making your


point to your MP, campaigning as these sufferers have done, in my


case, David Leadbetter and Hugh Davies coming to my surgery and


saying, this mustn't stand, I know that not everybody will be satisfied


in what is being done, but it just show our democracy working and


compassion in religion to this problem. The Prime Minister came to


office promising to keep the UK's triple-A rating, and top-down NHS


reorganisations and to stop his party banging on about Europe. How


would he say that is gone? In terms of the economic record, 2.5 million


more jobs, the deficit cut by two thirds, 2.9 million apprenticeships,


a million more businesses, a growth rate that has been at the top of the


developed world, all of that because of the choices we made. Because we


did that, we have been able to back our NHS with a 10% funding increase,


over 10 billion in real terms in this Parliament. As for Europe, we


have to settle these issues. I think it is right, when you are trying to


settle a big constitutional issue, you don't just rely on Parliament,


you ask the people as well and we made and we kept a promise. I am


sorry if this turns out to be my last question to the Prime Minister,


but I want to thank him for everything he has done for my


constituency, where every school is now good or outstanding and the


jobless total is down 64% since he took office. Can I encourage him to


return to the big society agenda I know he is so passionate about? Can


I ask him if he remembers saying, shortly before coming -- becoming


Prime Minister, politicians are a mixture of egotism and altruism and


you hope that the right one wins out so people do the right thing rather


than the politically convenient thing. It seems to me he has stayed


on the right side of that divide, not least in the manner of his


departure, and I think the country will miss him a great deal. I think


my friend for his kind remarks. When it comes to education, there is a


strong record to build on. We have got 1.4 million children in good or


outstanding schools since 2010. We have seen the free schools movement


really take off. I visited one yesterday that is outstanding, as a


court of them are, which is in amazing record. -- a quarter of


them. As for the big society, yes, we should use a strong economy to


build a bigger and stronger society. One thing we are doing is


introducing National Citizen Service, 200,000 young people have


taken part in that programme and I hope by the end of this Parliament


it will be the norm for 16-year-olds to take part. We talk about the soft


skills that are necessary to give people real life chances. National


Citizen Service will help that. Can I thank the Prime Minister for the


courteous way he has always answered questions I have managed to ask him.


I have always listened carefully to his answers, but until I had two eye


operations, I wasn't able to see him clearly. If he is concerned that I


am about the newspaper reports that people who are not entitled to NHS


cataract operations are jumping the queue and stopping people who are


entitled to NHS operations having that treatment? I will look


carefully... First, I think him kindly for his remarks. I have tried


to answer questions from this dispatch box. It is difficult


sometimes when you haven't seen the specific story, and I happened here.


I recall that we are investing in these cataract operations and the


number receiving them is going up but I will look carefully this


afternoon at the question he asks about the danger of queue jumping


and get back to them. -- back to him. Under the leadership of my


right honourable friend, the Prime Minister, in my constituency,


unemployment has dropped from 5.1% in May 2010 to 1.9 2010 in May this


year. A record to be proud of and one I would like to thank him for.


Does my right honourable friend agree with me that this has only


been possible thanks to his firm focused on jobs, apprenticeships and


skills, a strong economy and investment? The figures are


remarkable, when a constituency is getting to 1.9% unemployment, that


is very close to full employment and it is remarkable. What we have done


with apprenticeships was 2.4 million in the last Parliament, an extra


500,000 already in this Parliament, towards the target of 3 million in


this Parliament, and I'm confident we can achieve that. These are not


just numbers but real people who have experience of the workplace,


who are learning a trade and taking first steps in a career. What I want


is, when they get back to Korea, not only do they have the national


minimum wage but they don't get to pay income tax until they are


earning that wage. We have taken the largest people out of poverty...


This week is black country week. Yesterday, Black Country manufactory


is were in Parliament demonstrating the high quality products that are


exported worldwide. Will the outgoing Prime Minister impress upon


the incoming Prime Minister the huge importance of maintaining access to


the EU single market during exits negotiations, in order that we can


maximise the Black Country I absolutely agree. We have seen


many thousands more in work under this government and we have seen a


renaissance in manufacturing, particularly the automotive sector,


some of which is in the Black Country. It is vital that we have


proper access to the single market and he is right, this is one of the


things we have to focus on. I want automotive, aerospace, high-quality


manufacturing firms, to go from strength to strength, making sure we


get that vital access to Europe. Ten years ago today, I was applying to


become Conservative parliamentary candidate for Labour held at


Worcester as my right honourable friend was uniting the opposition.


Like so many on these benches, I entered this house on the wiki


became Prime Minister and since then, unemployment in Worcester has


halved, apprenticeships have doubled, we have more good and


outstanding schools beginning to receive fairer funding, wages are up


and taxes are down, can I thank him for all his service to our nation


and for the legacy of improved life chances he will leave behind? Can I


thank him for his kind remarks. We are seeing unemployment fall in all


of these constituencies, the claimant count has gone down, more


important is we now see 450,000 fewer children in households where


nobody works. The effect of having a parent or a loved one in work,


helping to put food on the table and provide a role model for their


children is really what this is all about stop. Between broken vows,


Brexit and the likely renewal of weapons of mass destruction in the


Clyde,... Prime Minister... The Prime Minister has done more for


Scottish independence than many of us on these benches had ever hoped


to do. So as he contemplates a move to Aberdeen share, could the Prime


Minister now make his commitment to Scottish independence official by


visiting SNP .org/ join. But I would take to the honourable lady and


although the SNP members of Parliament is when you have Lord


Smith himself saying that the vowed to create a powerhouse parliament


was kept, the SNP should pay attention to that and recognise a


promise was made and a promise was delivered. I have talked many times


at this blog is about creating this powerhouse parliament, what I


haven't seen is the SNP using any of the powers they have now got. Mr


Kenneth Clarke. Mr Speaker,, Festival during all


those in thanking the Prime Minister for the statesman-like leadership to


our party and our country over the last six years -- can I first of all


joined those. And on this occasion for the debating eloquence but also


the wit and the humour he has always brought to Prime Minister's


Questions, and can I ask that is no doubt he will have some plans for a


slightly more enjoyable and relaxed Wednesday morning and lunchtime,


nevertheless he will still be an active participant in this house, as


it faces a large number of problems over the next few years. As noted


before no one Brexit means at the moment, they need his advice and


statesmanship -- as no two people know what Brexit means. Can I thank


him for his kind remarks, I remember one of the toughest concessions


ahead in politics was one I was Leader of the Opposition and I were


strong to get into the front bench and he would on a bird-watching


holiday in Patagonia and was almost impossible to persuade him to come


back. His first act as Chancellor of the Exchequer was to fire me as a


special adviser. And I'm very proud of the fact that one of my first


acts was to appoint him to my cabinet in the Coalition Government,


I know that the then the beauty promised will join me in saying he


provided great wisdom, thoughtfulness and ballast at a time


of national faculty in the advice that he gave us. He is not always


the easiest person to get hold of, Tory modernisation has never got as


far as getting him to carry a mobile phone, he briefly had one they said,


the problem was people keep running me on it! Feast of a morning meeting


to accommodate his Monaco cigar. -- we had to move his morning meeting


to accommodate his Monaco cigar. I will miss the rule of the crowd, I


will miss the barbs from the opposition, but I will be willing on


and I don't just mean willing on the new Prime Minister or indeed willing


on the front bench, defending the manifesto I helped to put together


but I mean willing all of you on. People come here with huge passion


for the issues they care about, they come here with love forbidden city


and says they represent and also willing on this place because yes,


we can be pretty tough and challenge our leaders, perhaps more than other


countries but that is something we can be proud of and we should keep


at it and I hope you will all keep at it and I will rule you on as you


do. The last thing over says you can achieve a lot of things in politics


and that in the end, the national interest, public service, is what


it's all about, nothing is impossible if you put your mind to


it. After all, I was the future once.


He leaves with a little speech, he is getting a standing ovation from


the conservative side, doesn't like a standing ovation from the Labour


side they are applauding. The speaker of the house applauding as


well. So Mr Cameron's final Prime Minister's Questions comes to an


end. The Prime Minister began by saying that his diary was remarkably


light this afternoon, Samantha, his wife and three children were at


Prime Minister's Questions, apparently one of the children was


waving and cheering every time Tory MPs cheered, she was waving her


cuddly goal at the Prime Minister as well, sadly we don't have these


pictures. Jeremy Corbyn thanked him for his service. The applause, still


going on for the Prime Minister. He went on to familiar themes he has


brought to PMQs since September of last year, homelessness, the state


of the economy, Mr Cameron battered them off but was at pains to point


out that when it comes to women Prime Minister is, it is netting-


zero to the Conservatives, -- not 2-0. He said he thought Jeremy


Corbyn reminded him of the black Knight in the Holy Grain, the scene


where he loses a night and leg but everything is a flesh wound and he


keeps on. Mr Corbyn thanked David Cameron's month for her dress sense


advice. So there we have it. David Cameron will now see people in the


house, go back to Downing Street and at around 5pm will go to the Palace,


formerly to resign as Prime Minister, followed by Theresa May


becoming this country's next Prime Minister. Your thoughts? I think it


was more like a promise to's stand up today, I think most of the MPs


wanted there to be a light mood today, ceremonial occasion rather


than a day when any serious policy discussion was done. There was one


policy announcement in there, he announced more than ?100 million for


victims of the contaminated blood scandal, something that has been a


terrible incident, MPs have been hearing stories from the


constituents, so there was some meat in tonnes of what he was saying, but


overall David Cameron, remarkably light-hearted on what must be quite


painful day, with huge numbers of preprepared jokes about Jeremy


Corbyn which he relished delivering. Script have been working hard. But


Jeremy Corbyn cleverly used some comments that carries a has made


during a pitch for the leadership about things the covenant has not


put right -- that Theresa May has made. The Prime Minister was quite


clear that existing EU nationals in this country should remain with all


the rights they have at the moment, that is not Theresa May's position,


is it? I think that is the goal we all share. I think our new Prime


Minister is cautious because she wants to make sure we secure the


interests of words living in Europe, but we all want to get to a position


where all EU citizens who are currently here are able to stay,


apart from those who have committed criminal offences. Should they be a


bargaining card or should be just give these EU nationals rights


regardless of how Europe might treat our nationals? I think we all want


to have the position of EU nationals secured in this country, to enable


them to stay on the basis on which they can, but we do have two


exercise a degree of common sense and ensure that we also do all we


can to secure the rights of UK citizens in the rest of Europe.


You're going to miss him. I was in at the start of the Cameron project,


I remember when I was campaigning for his leadership and there were


people who said, can he really cope with Prime Minister's Questions, and


I think he has the mistreated that he is a fabulous performer. And of


an era, in the sense that he was criticised for running a very


public-school government, a Notting Hill set government, we now have


another grammar school Prime Minister who is surrounded by


public-school people, we know Steve Webb, from a council house


background, a number of them like that, even Michael Gove, managed to


take at three Bullingdon boys in the space of 48 hours, it'll be


different for Labour now. Laura said earlier that David Cameron was very


much a creature of Westminster, and I agree on that, he was a creature


of Westminster, and able performer, as we saw in Parliament today, but I


think the parliament needs somebody who was not a creature of


Westminster and somebody was a bit more than a performer. The challenge


for the Conservative Party is to become a representative of the


society it seeks to represent. Reminiscent of Tony Blair at the


end, at the end he also got a standing ovation on both sides of


the house, he had won three elections, something labour forgets


every now and then, but Tony Blair never really liked the Collins


playback of commons. And you sense that with his final moments, people


often say that if you look back at the things in his career, it is


often his performances in the Commons that Prince of his best


moments, his response to the Bloody Sunday enquiry, an emotional


statement he gave in the House of Commons after process that started


long before he was in charge and the product of a different political


generation. But the Commons is somewhere he has excelled, and his


last line, clearly he had thought about it carefully, quoting back


himself from his first ever Prime Minister's Questions, where he said


the Tony Blair, you were the future once, today his last run, I was the


future once. That is probably right that he was the future once but he


is only 50. Youngest Prime Minister to leave number ten in a long time.


In America, he could come back, in France, he could come back. I think


his legacy will be so shaped by his biggest gamble on the referendum


going wrong that it would be very difficult for him to, and I'm not


sure he would want to. Part of the reason he is in the situation is


because in the last general election campaign, a city wasn't going to


stick it out and serve a third term, and that has shaped everything that


that that's happened in his premiership. He didn't quite recover


from that. Some helicopter shots, they are lining up outside


Parliament. That is the inner courtyard of the Palace of


Westminster, one of them. They are waiting for him to come out, some of


the staff in the House of Commons. These are the pictures from Carriage


Gate, he will be picked up, and they will make the short journey up to


Downing Street before later on we expect him to come out and give some


words before going to see the Queen today the formal part of today's


seedings. -- proceedings. Theresa May is inheriting a government with


a majority of 12. David Cameron is going to need to turn up and go


through the lobbies for the government to get business done. The


Theresa May will have the same issue, with the awkward squad, group


of about 30 MPs, many of them Eurosceptics, who will be prepared


to cause trouble if they don't like what she is doing said David


Cameron, somebody in the middle of the Tory party, is going to have to


be around, whether he chooses to speak from the backbenches or get


involved in issues, we'll have to wait and see.


You certainly sense that he feels now adjust from the look of him,


pretty relieved, in a sense, that it's all over. I wonder if he will


still be singing when he comes out. You might have thought he would have


learned the lesson that, whenever there is a microphone near... Maybe


he meant for us to hear him singing the song. Either that or we are


fortunate that politicians always forget in the end. Theresa Villiers,


all of the candidates for the leadership of your party positioned


themselves to the centre, the centre-left talk of infrastructure


funds, doing more for the north, workers, publishing ratios of top


pay to average pay. If the Parliamentary Tory party signed on


to all that kind of approach? Absolutely, I think there will be a


lot of support for it. There is recognition that there are excesses


in corporate pay that needs some constraints through more active


shareholders, more transparency, giving more power to shareholders,


so I think that is welcome. Wright would it command a majority of


backbenchers and the party in the country? It is a one nation class


agenda, if it is delivered. Also, I think we will see a lot about making


the United Kingdom a very competitive place to do business,


with the sort of ideas George Osborne has floated about reducing


business taxes, and pushing investment into infrastructure will


be a great way to create jobs. Let's assume, that's a big assumption,


that the May government, which we will soon be talking about, does a


lot of this. Doesn't that push Labour more to the left? They are


occupying not just the centre-right, not just the centre, but the


centre-left as well. How do you tackle that? I don't think Labour's


political positioning should depend upon the Conservative government.


Labour needs to be true to itself, despite what we believe in and put a


positive case to the country. I believe at the next general


election, whenever that is, however left the Conservatives choose to


paint themselves, there will be a real choice before the electorate, a


different approach to the economy and everything else. It is a big


assumption that they do what they say when they are campaigning for


the leadership. We have heard this week that a lot of the ideas Theresa


May announced work Vince Cable's ideas during the coalition. Theresa


May seems to have resolved on continuing David Cameron's mission


of trying to tether the Conservatives to the centre ground.


Whether they like it or not, Labour will have to respond to that


context. Many people will want to stick to their principles, but the


government sets the context by the things they put forward, that


Westminster and politicians around the country have to respond to. And


many people will think that Mr Cameron's legacy will be that he did


move and put into concrete is party's position on the centre


ground. If that goes down as his achievement, he will be pleased


about that. Let's go back to JoCo in the House of Commons Central lobby.


Thank you. The MPs are streaming out of the chamber behind me and


everybody who was watching in the gallery. I have managed to grab two


Conservative MPs, Ed Vaizey and Harriett Baldwin, both smiling.


There were some jokes at the final PMQs, no doubt, and you would expect


that, but David Cameron will be defined, his legacy, by Brexit.


Brexit is the reason he is leaving, so to a large extent it will define


his legacy, but what was good about PMQs today was the talk about the


other things he has done, the stunning turnaround in his economy,


his life chances strategy, social mobility, more jobs and


opportunities in this country, many more than when he started as Prime


Minister. Theresa May will be the next Prime Minister. You backed


Michael Gove. Are you regretting that? That's very helpful to remind


me of that. Harriet backed Theresa May. I'm pleased to read in the


newspapers today that Theresa May will promote a lot of women. It


would be fantastic to see a cabinet that is gender balanced. And you


hope to be in that cabinet? Not at all. I am pleased that Theresa is


taking over, because she did so much to bring more women into the party,


but we should also credit David Cameron with that. He did a lot,


with Women To Win, and there are now four times as many women MPs in the


Conservative Party as when he took over as leader. I think we are


showing pictures now of David Cameron leaving the Houses of


Parliament. He will be making a short journey back to number ten


Downing St before he goes to the Queen to tender his resignation.


People can watch that as it is happening. Let's talk about the next


government and what it will look like. You talked about promoting


women, and there isn't doubt that Theresa May did a lot to mental and


help women in Parliament. What should be our main priority in this


government? Should it just be about EU negotiations is to mock she has


articulated clearly that she wants the economy to work for everybody.


But everybody says that. One thing she highlighted was the problems


with corporate pay, she was trying to make a point that having someone


who was a representative of employees on the board, like they do


in Germany. She will have to focus very much on the economy, because we


have to negotiate Brexit in a way that works for the opportunities it


presents for the economy as well as the challenges, so that will be an


important part of what she focuses on. Was it's a tactical error to say


that EU foreign nationals would be up for negotiation? She has made


very clear that what she wants to happen is for all of the over a


million people living in other EU countries, that also get the same


negotiation as people who are living here and have made their lives here,


so it's important to remember that aspect in terms of the discussions


with other countries. What about unifying the party? In the chamber,


I spied Boris Johnson in the far corner. He couldn't have got further


away from David Cameron, or maybe he was just late. That is going to be


hard, isn't it? He was standing close to me, so maybe I will be a


bridge. We are unified by Theresa May. She has outstanding qualities


and a great record in government. I don't think that the Parliamentary


party will brook anybody doing noises off at such a crucial time.


What a true but should people like Boris Johnson and Michael Gove be in


the party? Would that be a bridge into both sides? -- in the cabinet.


Anybody should agree to support her, regardless of who you are. The


changing of the guard is happening as we speak. With that, it is back


to you, Andrew. Thank you, JoCo. We are just taking


pictures from our helicopter as the Prime Minister, a small cavalcade


leaves the House of Commons and head back to Downing Street, as he goes


through, I think that it is the Foreign Office building, to go


through into Downing Street for his final afternoon as Prime Minister of


the United Kingdom. You can see the cars pulling up on the side street,


not the main part of Downing Street, just there, as he begins his new


life as a former pro Minister of this country. There are not many


around, John Major, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown. I think that's about


it. As a former Prime Minister, for the rest of his life, wherever he


goes, whatever he does, he will have to have security with him. That


never goes away. It's one of the penalties you pay for being leader


of this country, and, of course, other countries as well. There he is


going back into Downing Street, repairing later this afternoon to go


and see the Queen at Buckingham Palace. He will be followed by


Theresa May, who will go to see the Queen, to officially become the


Prime Minister of this country. So one leadership power struggle, if I


can put it that way, is gone. The Conservatives have chosen their


leader. The country therefore has a new pro Minister. She can command a


majority in parliament. That's what matters in this country. We await to


see what happens with the other power struggle, which is for the


leader of the Labour Party. That is already underway. Let's go now to


mark global. He has been following this. -- Mark Lobel. There are some


developments. What can you tell us about the latest news from the


Labour leadership contest? From the front, chaotic battle meeting of the


NEC yesterday, where Jeremy Corbyn one that decisive vote 14-18 to get


automatically on the ballot, not needing 51 nominations from MPs and


MEPs, I have been told by two senior sources that they are not going to


challenge that because it was such a decisive victory. But the Biba


atmosphere where this contest is being played out that there was a


secret ballot because people were afraid of retaliation. -- free


bridal atmosphere. Constituency meetings and branch meetings are


going to be suspended. Anybody wanting to throw their hat in the


ring us to do so by this time next week. We will have a result in about


two months, on September the 24th, a day before Labour's annual


conference. We have two challenges to Mr Corbyn at the moment, Owen


Smith and Angela Eagle. Is there any talk that they may come under


pressure to narrow themselves down to one, to have one challenger to Mr


Corbyn? I have been told by a senior Labour figure that there is a 100%


chance that they will be whittled down to one within a week, so we


will see if that happens. What ever it is, they had good news from


yesterday's meeting, because of what they decided but who is going to


vote. They said they were going to freeze membership, so anybody who


has joined up until January 12 this year, but the 130,000 people, the


surge of members, who many thought what a majority pro-Corbyn, they


will not get a vote, and that is because Jeremy Corbyn was not in the


room when an amendment against that vote was held. He lost the block of


votes. Secondly, the registered supporters are going to be taken


away. From before, 51% of members and affiliated supporters for Jeremy


Corbyn backed him, so it will be a tight contest on these terms. Thank


you. We have just learned that Theresa May dined with the Chief


Rabbi on the eve of becoming Prime Minister. That will probably leave


the Archbishop of Canterbury a bit miffed, and she is a vicar's


daughter, too. What's going on? Who is allowed to vote in the Labour


leadership? Labour Party members enjoyed before the January cut-off


date that has been mentioned can vote. Numbers of affiliated trade


unions that pay the political levy can vote. People who register as


supporters for ?25 in a 48-hour window between Thursday and Saturday


can vote. I would like to see more people able to vote. I agreed with


Angela Eagle, Neil Kinnock and others when they said that people


should be able to join and vote now. I think we should have an open and


inclusive process. People watching wanted to join the Labour Party


fresh, they have not been members before, but they do that now, paying


the full fee and get a vote? As it stands, they would have to become


registered supporters in this 48 -- 48-hour window. The cost of that is


disturbing, ?25, and we should not be pricing Labour supporters out of


their vote. We will have to go and study the Labour voting rules. Thank


you for being with us on this historic day. The one o'clock news


is starting now. Jo and I will be here tomorrow at noon with all of


the big political stories of the day. There will be continuing


coverage of political events here as we move from Prime Minister Cameron


to Prime Minister May, and both of them visit the Queen later this


afternoon. Keep tuned to BBC News and BBC One for all of these events.




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