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

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Today our second woman Prime Minister will begin her tenure.

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

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

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the future for Britain outside the EU.

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Morning folks - welcome to the Daily Politics.

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So we say farewell Prime Minister Cameron,

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Theresa May will enter Downing Street later

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

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

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David Cameron left Downing Street earlier this morning to head over

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to the House of Commons for his final Prime

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We'll have all the action live from midday.

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Jeremy Corbyn WILL automatically be on the ballot for the Labour

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

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

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getting all the reaction from the key political players.

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

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occasion are the current Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa

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Villiers, and the Shadow Justice Secretary Richard Burgon.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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country round from bankruptcy, all sorts of opportunities for young

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

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

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

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

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

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and bringing her style and priorities to this government. What

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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difference? There was consistency but also the opportunities to Reza

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

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research potential in terms of new trade deals with countries around

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

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

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

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

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

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have our second female Prime Minister but the real challenge is

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to pursue policies which don't personally adversely affect women

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because the hostility and cuts agenda the government has pursued

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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the country rather than worrying about the Conservative Party. We

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welcome to that. While the Tories look to unite

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around their new leader, Theresa May, the Labour

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

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

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

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

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

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National Executive has decided that an incumbent is automatically

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on the ballot paper, And we will be campaigning

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

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exists in this country, the need to end the privatisation

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

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and opportunity to young people That was sparked off by Angela

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

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

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The former Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Owen Smith said

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he would be a radical and credible leader who could take

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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glad that they and democratic attempt to deny Labour Party members

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

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

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

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

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

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Treasury Chancellor. The only good thing about it -

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Shadow Chancellor, others are backing Jeremy Corbyn who said that

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Angela Eagle, Neil Kinnock and others were encouraging people to

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Parliamentary moments. Prime Minister, do you regret, when

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

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happened on bloody Sunday was both unjustified and unjustifiable. It

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was wrong. We simply cannot have a situation

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

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Calm down, dear, calm down. Calm down.

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HECKERLING Order, order.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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that and the government will act accordingly.

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I take full responsibility for employing Andy Coulson.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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form a majority Conservative government. The question before the

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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as a Tory staffer and then an opposition politician, then

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

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

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

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

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

:27:28.:27:32.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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tone today but, amidst this ceremonial occasion, the Prime

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Foreign Secretary. One of the most interesting thing about the

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

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

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

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

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

:30:20.:30:23.

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

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

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

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in congratulating Andy Murray, Heather Watson, on their stunning

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success at Wimbledon. This morning I have meetings with ministerial

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

:30:58.:31:01.

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

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light. May I echo his congratulations to Andy Murray and

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

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work and his leadership. And particularly his commitment to the

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

:31:29.:31:33.

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

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

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

:31:45.:31:55.

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

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my pet subject, Brexit really threatens. Really threatens the

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

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

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

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Festival that mistaken for his kind remarks and fascinating suggestions

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

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

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

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

:32:49.:32:51.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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the injuries could be reduced with additional equipment like body

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armour, respirators and front line medical facilities and we could

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possibly provide beds in a specialist hospital in Birmingham

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

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

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

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

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

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the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, who have excellent facilities for

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

:35:12.:35:16.

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

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

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

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

:35:29.:35:37.

from quantum Bay and legislating to achieve equal marriage within our

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

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

:35:45.:35:52.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

:36:32.:36:34.

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

:36:35.:36:37.

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

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

:36:42.:36:46.

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

:36:47.:36:50.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

:37:24.:37:27.

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

:37:28.:37:35.

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

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

:37:41.:37:45.

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

:37:46.:37:52.

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

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

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

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

:38:12.:38:14.

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

:38:15.:38:19.

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

:38:20.:38:23.

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

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

:38:28.:38:31.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

:39:22.:39:24.

businesses, 2.9 million apprenticeships have been trained

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

:39:30.:39:35.

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

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

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

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

:39:51.:39:51.

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

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

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

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

:40:23.:40:28.

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

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

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

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

:40:57.:41:03.

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

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

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

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

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

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

:41:33.:41:35.

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

:41:36.:41:39.

and prosecutions taking place although those things have changed

:41:40.:41:44.

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

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

:41:50.:41:52.

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

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

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

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Let me say something about the democratic process of leadership

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

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

:42:17.:42:21.

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

:42:22.:42:26.

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

:42:27.:42:35.

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

:42:36.:42:41.

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

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

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

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

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permanent residents revoked or deported, depending on the Brexit

:43:04.:43:10.

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

:43:11.:43:14.

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

:43:15.:43:20.

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

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

:43:27.:43:31.

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

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

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

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

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guarantee would be if British citizens in other European countries

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

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reciprocity. The new Prime Minister will be working together guarantee

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

:43:58.:44:05.

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

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

:44:10.:44:14.

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

:44:15.:44:21.

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

:44:22.:44:25.

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

:44:26.:44:30.

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

:44:31.:44:35.

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

:44:36.:44:46.

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

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

:44:56.:44:58.

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

:44:59.:45:07.

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

:45:08.:45:11.

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

:45:12.:45:15.

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

:45:16.:45:20.

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

:45:21.:45:23.

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

:45:24.:45:28.

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

:45:29.:45:35.

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

:45:36.:45:39.

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

:45:40.:45:41.

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

:45:42.:45:54.

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

:45:55.:46:00.

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

:46:01.:46:06.

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

:46:07.:46:12.

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

:46:13.:46:20.

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

:46:21.:46:25.

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

:46:26.:46:29.

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

:46:30.:46:32.

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

:46:33.:46:40.

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

:46:41.:46:45.

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

:46:46.:46:48.

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

:46:49.:46:53.

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

:46:54.:46:57.

liaison committee appearances and other things. I will certainly said

:46:58.:47:02.

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

:47:03.:47:07.

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

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

:47:12.:47:15.

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

:47:16.:47:22.

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

:47:23.:47:29.

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

:47:30.:47:32.

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

:47:33.:47:40.

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

:47:41.:47:43.

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

:47:44.:47:50.

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

:47:51.:47:56.

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

:47:57.:48:02.

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

:48:03.:48:08.

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

:48:09.:48:15.

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

:48:16.:48:19.

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

:48:20.:48:31.

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

:48:32.:48:34.

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

:48:35.:48:40.

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

:48:41.:48:43.

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

:48:44.:48:47.

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

:48:48.:48:51.

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

:48:52.:48:55.

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

:48:56.:48:58.

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

:48:59.:49:02.

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

:49:03.:49:07.

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

:49:08.:49:11.

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

:49:12.:49:21.

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

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

:49:26.:49:29.

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

:49:30.:49:34.

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

:49:35.:49:39.

political causes that the Prime Minister and I both wholeheartedly

:49:40.:49:42.

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

:49:43.:49:47.

importance of supporting the Remembering Srebonica organisation

:49:48.:49:52.

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

:49:53.:49:56.

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

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

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

:50:08.:50:12.

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

:50:13.:50:17.

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

:50:18.:50:23.

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

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

:50:32.:50:35.

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

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

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

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

:50:47.:50:51.

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

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

:50:57.:51:00.

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

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

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

:51:10.:51:14.

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

:51:15.:51:18.

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

:51:19.:51:22.

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

:51:23.:51:27.

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

:51:28.:51:31.

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

:51:32.:51:41.

first action in her premiership is likely to be imposing Trident

:51:42.:51:44.

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

:51:45.:51:51.

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

:51:52.:51:56.

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

:51:57.:52:00.

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

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

:52:10.:52:14.

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

:52:15.:52:17.

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

:52:18.:52:22.

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

:52:23.:52:27.

house. Many people in Scotland support our nuclear deterrent,

:52:28.:52:31.

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

:52:32.:52:36.

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

:52:37.:52:41.

people in work in Scotland, massive investment in the renewable

:52:42.:52:46.

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

:52:47.:52:51.

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

:52:52.:52:55.

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

:52:56.:52:59.

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

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

:53:13.:53:16.

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

:53:17.:53:21.

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

:53:22.:53:25.

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

:53:26.:53:30.

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

:53:31.:53:36.

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

:53:37.:53:41.

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

:53:42.:53:48.

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

:53:49.:53:53.

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

:53:54.:53:58.

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

:53:59.:54:04.

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

:54:05.:54:07.

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

:54:08.:54:12.

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

:54:13.:54:18.

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

:54:19.:54:23.

Annual payments will increase over the lifetime of the Parliament and

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

:54:28.:54:33.

be in future, significantly boosting the money for discretionary

:54:34.:54:36.

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

:54:37.:54:44.

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

:54:45.:54:48.

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

:54:49.:54:52.

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

:54:53.:54:56.

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

:54:57.:55:00.

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

:55:01.:55:05.

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

:55:06.:55:09.

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

:55:10.:55:13.

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

:55:14.:55:19.

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

:55:20.:55:26.

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

:55:27.:55:33.

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

:55:34.:55:36.

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

:55:37.:55:39.

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

:55:40.:55:43.

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

:55:44.:55:48.

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

:55:49.:55:53.

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

:55:54.:55:56.

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

:55:57.:56:00.

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

:56:01.:56:06.

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

:56:07.:56:09.

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

:56:10.:56:13.

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

:56:14.:56:16.

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

:56:17.:56:21.

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

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

:56:27.:56:31.

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

:56:32.:56:35.

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

:56:36.:56:38.

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

:56:39.:56:42.

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

:56:43.:56:46.

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

:56:47.:56:51.

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

:56:52.:56:55.

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

:56:56.:57:01.

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

:57:02.:57:06.

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

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

:57:09.:57:16.

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

:57:17.:57:20.

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

:57:21.:57:24.

introducing National Citizen Service, 200,000 young people have

:57:25.:57:27.

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

:57:28.:57:31.

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

:57:32.:57:36.

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

:57:37.:57:43.

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

:57:44.:57:47.

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

:57:48.:57:51.

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

:57:52.:57:59.

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

:58:00.:58:03.

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

:58:04.:58:09.

cataract operations are jumping the queue and stopping people who are

:58:10.:58:14.

entitled to NHS operations having that treatment? I will look

:58:15.:58:21.

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

:58:22.:58:25.

to answer questions from this dispatch box. It is difficult

:58:26.:58:29.

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

:58:30.:58:34.

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

:58:35.:58:36.

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

:58:37.:58:41.

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

:58:42.:58:46.

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

:58:47.:58:52.

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

:58:53.:58:57.

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

:58:58.:59:03.

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

:59:04.:59:07.

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

:59:08.:59:12.

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

:59:13.:59:14.

skills, a strong economy and investment? The figures are

:59:15.:59:22.

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

:59:23.:59:26.

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

:59:27.:59:30.

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

:59:31.:59:34.

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

:59:35.:59:38.

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

:59:39.:59:43.

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

:59:44.:59:46.

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

:59:47.:59:52.

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

:59:53.:59:57.

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

:59:58.:00:01.

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

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

:00:13.:00:17.

is were in Parliament demonstrating the high quality products that are

:00:18.:00:23.

exported worldwide. Will the outgoing Prime Minister impress upon

:00:24.:00:28.

the incoming Prime Minister the huge importance of maintaining access to

:00:29.:00:33.

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

:00:34.:00:37.

maximise the Black Country I absolutely agree. We have seen

:00:38.:00:55.

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

:00:56.:00:59.

renaissance in manufacturing, particularly the automotive sector,

:01:00.:01:02.

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

:01:03.:01:06.

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

:01:07.:01:13.

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

:01:14.:01:16.

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

:01:17.:01:23.

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

:01:24.:01:26.

become Conservative parliamentary candidate for Labour held at

:01:27.:01:30.

Worcester as my right honourable friend was uniting the opposition.

:01:31.:01:34.

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

:01:35.:01:37.

became Prime Minister and since then, unemployment in Worcester has

:01:38.:01:41.

halved, apprenticeships have doubled, we have more good and

:01:42.:01:45.

outstanding schools beginning to receive fairer funding, wages are up

:01:46.:01:49.

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

:01:50.:01:54.

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

:01:55.:02:01.

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

:02:02.:02:04.

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

:02:05.:02:10.

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

:02:11.:02:14.

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

:02:15.:02:18.

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

:02:19.:02:21.

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

:02:22.:02:32.

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

:02:33.:02:47.

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

:02:48.:02:50.

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

:02:51.:02:57.

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

:02:58.:03:04.

Minister now make his commitment to Scottish independence official by

:03:05.:03:14.

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

:03:15.:03:17.

although the SNP members of Parliament is when you have Lord

:03:18.:03:20.

Smith himself saying that the vowed to create a powerhouse parliament

:03:21.:03:26.

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

:03:27.:03:30.

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

:03:31.:03:36.

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

:03:37.:03:39.

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

:03:40.:03:44.

Kenneth Clarke. Mr Speaker,, Festival during all

:03:45.:03:55.

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

:03:56.:04:01.

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

:04:02.:04:06.

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

:04:07.:04:09.

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

:04:10.:04:15.

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

:04:16.:04:20.

slightly more enjoyable and relaxed Wednesday morning and lunchtime,

:04:21.:04:25.

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

:04:26.:04:30.

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

:04:31.:04:36.

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

:04:37.:04:41.

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

:04:42.:04:47.

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

:04:48.:04:51.

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

:04:52.:04:55.

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

:04:56.:04:59.

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

:05:00.:05:05.

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

:05:06.:05:11.

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

:05:12.:05:14.

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

:05:15.:05:18.

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

:05:19.:05:23.

provided great wisdom, thoughtfulness and ballast at a time

:05:24.:05:27.

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

:05:28.:05:35.

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

:05:36.:05:38.

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

:05:39.:05:42.

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

:05:43.:05:53.

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

:05:54.:05:57.

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

:05:58.:06:01.

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

:06:02.:06:06.

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

:06:07.:06:10.

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

:06:11.:06:16.

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

:06:17.:06:18.

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

:06:19.:06:23.

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

:06:24.:06:27.

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

:06:28.:06:32.

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

:06:33.:06:36.

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

:06:37.:06:42.

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

:06:43.:06:47.

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

:06:48.:06:50.

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

:06:51.:06:53.

it. After all, I was the future once.

:06:54.:07:06.

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

:07:07.:07:13.

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

:07:14.:07:23.

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

:07:24.:07:27.

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

:07:28.:07:38.

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

:07:39.:07:43.

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

:07:44.:07:48.

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

:07:49.:07:53.

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

:07:54.:07:59.

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

:08:00.:08:03.

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

:08:04.:08:09.

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

:08:10.:08:14.

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

:08:15.:08:21.

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

:08:22.:08:25.

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

:08:26.:08:32.

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

:08:33.:08:37.

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

:08:38.:08:42.

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

:08:43.:08:55.

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

:08:56.:09:00.

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

:09:01.:09:04.

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

:09:05.:09:09.

formerly to resign as Prime Minister, followed by Theresa May

:09:10.:09:14.

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

:09:15.:09:23.

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

:09:24.:09:28.

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

:09:29.:09:34.

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

:09:35.:09:37.

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

:09:38.:09:40.

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

:09:41.:09:46.

terrible incident, MPs have been hearing stories from the

:09:47.:09:49.

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

:09:50.:09:55.

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

:09:56.:10:01.

painful day, with huge numbers of preprepared jokes about Jeremy

:10:02.:10:04.

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

:10:05.:10:12.

Jeremy Corbyn cleverly used some comments that carries a has made

:10:13.:10:15.

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

:10:16.:10:21.

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

:10:22.:10:27.

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

:10:28.:10:33.

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

:10:34.:10:38.

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

:10:39.:10:43.

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

:10:44.:10:46.

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

:10:47.:10:51.

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

:10:52.:10:55.

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

:10:56.:11:00.

bargaining card or should be just give these EU nationals rights

:11:01.:11:03.

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

:11:04.:11:10.

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

:11:11.:11:16.

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

:11:17.:11:19.

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

:11:20.:11:24.

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

:11:25.:11:30.

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

:11:31.:11:34.

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

:11:35.:11:40.

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

:11:41.:11:43.

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

:11:44.:11:51.

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

:11:52.:11:55.

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

:11:56.:11:59.

another grammar school Prime Minister who is surrounded by

:12:00.:12:05.

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

:12:06.:12:09.

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

:12:10.:12:15.

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

:12:16.:12:20.

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

:12:21.:12:25.

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

:12:26.:12:32.

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

:12:33.:12:35.

think the parliament needs somebody who was not a creature of

:12:36.:12:38.

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

:12:39.:12:44.

for the Conservative Party is to become a representative of the

:12:45.:12:48.

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

:12:49.:12:53.

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

:12:54.:12:58.

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

:12:59.:13:04.

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

:13:05.:13:10.

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

:13:11.:13:17.

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

:13:18.:13:20.

often his performances in the Commons that Prince of his best

:13:21.:13:28.

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

:13:29.:13:32.

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

:13:33.:13:36.

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

:13:37.:13:40.

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

:13:41.:13:45.

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

:13:46.:13:50.

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

:13:51.:13:53.

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

:13:54.:13:59.

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

:14:00.:14:06.

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

:14:07.:14:12.

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

:14:13.:14:18.

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

:14:19.:14:21.

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

:14:22.:14:25.

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

:14:26.:14:29.

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

:14:30.:14:32.

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

:14:33.:14:36.

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

:14:37.:14:44.

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

:14:45.:14:50.

Parliament. That is the inner courtyard of the Palace of

:14:51.:14:55.

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

:14:56.:15:01.

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

:15:02.:15:07.

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

:15:08.:15:11.

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

:15:12.:15:15.

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

:15:16.:15:24.

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

:15:25.:15:29.

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

:15:30.:15:32.

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

:15:33.:15:36.

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

:15:37.:15:42.

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

:15:43.:15:45.

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

:15:46.:15:49.

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

:15:50.:15:53.

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

:15:54.:15:57.

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

:15:58.:16:04.

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

:16:05.:16:11.

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

:16:12.:16:16.

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

:16:17.:16:20.

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

:16:21.:16:24.

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

:16:25.:16:29.

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

:16:30.:16:34.

all of the candidates for the leadership of your party positioned

:16:35.:16:39.

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

:16:40.:16:45.

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

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

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

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

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in corporate pay that needs some constraints through more active

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shareholders, more transparency, giving more power to shareholders,

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

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

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

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the United Kingdom a very competitive place to do business,

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with the sort of ideas George Osborne has floated about reducing

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business taxes, and pushing investment into infrastructure will

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

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

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

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

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

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political positioning should depend upon the Conservative government.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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the leadership. We have heard this week that a lot of the ideas Theresa

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May announced work Vince Cable's ideas during the coalition. Theresa

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May seems to have resolved on continuing David Cameron's mission

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of trying to tether the Conservatives to the centre ground.

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Whether they like it or not, Labour will have to respond to that

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context. Many people will want to stick to their principles, but the

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government sets the context by the things they put forward, that

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Westminster and politicians around the country have to respond to. And

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many people will think that Mr Cameron's legacy will be that he did

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move and put into concrete is party's position on the centre

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ground. If that goes down as his achievement, he will be pleased

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about that. Let's go back to JoCo in the House of Commons Central lobby.

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Thank you. The MPs are streaming out of the chamber behind me and

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everybody who was watching in the gallery. I have managed to grab two

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Conservative MPs, Ed Vaizey and Harriett Baldwin, both smiling.

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There were some jokes at the final PMQs, no doubt, and you would expect

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that, but David Cameron will be defined, his legacy, by Brexit.

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Brexit is the reason he is leaving, so to a large extent it will define

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his legacy, but what was good about PMQs today was the talk about the

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other things he has done, the stunning turnaround in his economy,

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his life chances strategy, social mobility, more jobs and

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opportunities in this country, many more than when he started as Prime

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Minister. Theresa May will be the next Prime Minister. You backed

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Michael Gove. Are you regretting that? That's very helpful to remind

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me of that. Harriet backed Theresa May. I'm pleased to read in the

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newspapers today that Theresa May will promote a lot of women. It

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would be fantastic to see a cabinet that is gender balanced. And you

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hope to be in that cabinet? Not at all. I am pleased that Theresa is

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taking over, because she did so much to bring more women into the party,

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but we should also credit David Cameron with that. He did a lot,

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with Women To Win, and there are now four times as many women MPs in the

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Conservative Party as when he took over as leader. I think we are

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showing pictures now of David Cameron leaving the Houses of

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Parliament. He will be making a short journey back to number ten

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Downing St before he goes to the Queen to tender his resignation.

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People can watch that as it is happening. Let's talk about the next

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government and what it will look like. You talked about promoting

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women, and there isn't doubt that Theresa May did a lot to mental and

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help women in Parliament. What should be our main priority in this

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government? Should it just be about EU negotiations is to mock she has

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articulated clearly that she wants the economy to work for everybody.

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But everybody says that. One thing she highlighted was the problems

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with corporate pay, she was trying to make a point that having someone

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who was a representative of employees on the board, like they do

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in Germany. She will have to focus very much on the economy, because we

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have to negotiate Brexit in a way that works for the opportunities it

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presents for the economy as well as the challenges, so that will be an

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important part of what she focuses on. Was it's a tactical error to say

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that EU foreign nationals would be up for negotiation? She has made

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very clear that what she wants to happen is for all of the over a

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million people living in other EU countries, that also get the same

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negotiation as people who are living here and have made their lives here,

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so it's important to remember that aspect in terms of the discussions

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with other countries. What about unifying the party? In the chamber,

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I spied Boris Johnson in the far corner. He couldn't have got further

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away from David Cameron, or maybe he was just late. That is going to be

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hard, isn't it? He was standing close to me, so maybe I will be a

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bridge. We are unified by Theresa May. She has outstanding qualities

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and a great record in government. I don't think that the Parliamentary

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party will brook anybody doing noises off at such a crucial time.

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What a true but should people like Boris Johnson and Michael Gove be in

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the party? Would that be a bridge into both sides? -- in the cabinet.

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Anybody should agree to support her, regardless of who you are. The

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changing of the guard is happening as we speak. With that, it is back

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to you, Andrew. Thank you, JoCo. We are just taking

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pictures from our helicopter as the Prime Minister, a small cavalcade

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leaves the House of Commons and head back to Downing Street, as he goes

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through, I think that it is the Foreign Office building, to go

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through into Downing Street for his final afternoon as Prime Minister of

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the United Kingdom. You can see the cars pulling up on the side street,

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not the main part of Downing Street, just there, as he begins his new

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life as a former pro Minister of this country. There are not many

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around, John Major, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown. I think that's about

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it. As a former Prime Minister, for the rest of his life, wherever he

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goes, whatever he does, he will have to have security with him. That

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never goes away. It's one of the penalties you pay for being leader

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of this country, and, of course, other countries as well. There he is

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going back into Downing Street, repairing later this afternoon to go

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and see the Queen at Buckingham Palace. He will be followed by

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Theresa May, who will go to see the Queen, to officially become the

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Prime Minister of this country. So one leadership power struggle, if I

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can put it that way, is gone. The Conservatives have chosen their

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leader. The country therefore has a new pro Minister. She can command a

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majority in parliament. That's what matters in this country. We await to

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see what happens with the other power struggle, which is for the

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leader of the Labour Party. That is already underway. Let's go now to

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mark global. He has been following this. -- Mark Lobel. There are some

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developments. What can you tell us about the latest news from the

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Labour leadership contest? From the front, chaotic battle meeting of the

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NEC yesterday, where Jeremy Corbyn one that decisive vote 14-18 to get

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automatically on the ballot, not needing 51 nominations from MPs and

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MEPs, I have been told by two senior sources that they are not going to

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challenge that because it was such a decisive victory. But the Biba

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atmosphere where this contest is being played out that there was a

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secret ballot because people were afraid of retaliation. -- free

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bridal atmosphere. Constituency meetings and branch meetings are

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going to be suspended. Anybody wanting to throw their hat in the

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ring us to do so by this time next week. We will have a result in about

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two months, on September the 24th, a day before Labour's annual

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conference. We have two challenges to Mr Corbyn at the moment, Owen

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Smith and Angela Eagle. Is there any talk that they may come under

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pressure to narrow themselves down to one, to have one challenger to Mr

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Corbyn? I have been told by a senior Labour figure that there is a 100%

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chance that they will be whittled down to one within a week, so we

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will see if that happens. What ever it is, they had good news from

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yesterday's meeting, because of what they decided but who is going to

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vote. They said they were going to freeze membership, so anybody who

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has joined up until January 12 this year, but the 130,000 people, the

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surge of members, who many thought what a majority pro-Corbyn, they

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will not get a vote, and that is because Jeremy Corbyn was not in the

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room when an amendment against that vote was held. He lost the block of

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votes. Secondly, the registered supporters are going to be taken

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away. From before, 51% of members and affiliated supporters for Jeremy

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Corbyn backed him, so it will be a tight contest on these terms. Thank

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you. We have just learned that Theresa May dined with the Chief

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Rabbi on the eve of becoming Prime Minister. That will probably leave

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the Archbishop of Canterbury a bit miffed, and she is a vicar's

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daughter, too. What's going on? Who is allowed to vote in the Labour

:27:29.:27:33.

leadership? Labour Party members enjoyed before the January cut-off

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date that has been mentioned can vote. Numbers of affiliated trade

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unions that pay the political levy can vote. People who register as

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supporters for ?25 in a 48-hour window between Thursday and Saturday

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can vote. I would like to see more people able to vote. I agreed with

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Angela Eagle, Neil Kinnock and others when they said that people

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should be able to join and vote now. I think we should have an open and

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inclusive process. People watching wanted to join the Labour Party

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fresh, they have not been members before, but they do that now, paying

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the full fee and get a vote? As it stands, they would have to become

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registered supporters in this 48 -- 48-hour window. The cost of that is

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disturbing, ?25, and we should not be pricing Labour supporters out of

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their vote. We will have to go and study the Labour voting rules. Thank

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you for being with us on this historic day. The one o'clock news

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is starting now. Jo and I will be here tomorrow at noon with all of

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the big political stories of the day. There will be continuing

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coverage of political events here as we move from Prime Minister Cameron

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to Prime Minister May, and both of them visit the Queen later this

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afternoon. Keep tuned to BBC News and BBC One for all of these events.

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Bye-bye.

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Andrew Neil and Jo Coburn present live from Westminster as David Cameron conducts his final Prime Minister's Questions before handing in his resignation. Plus the latest on the Labour leadership battle.

With Northern Ireland secretary Theresa Villiers, shadow justice secretary Richard Burgon and former Labour minister Caroline Flint.


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