20/07/2016 Daily Politics


20/07/2016

Jo Coburn and Giles Dilnot with live coverage of Theresa May's first PMQs. There is also a look at the PM's programme for government and the Labour leadership contest.


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Hello and welcome to the Daily Politics.

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Theresa May leaves Downing Street for her first

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what will be her approach to taking on Jeremy Corbyn?

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We'll bring that live and uninterrupted.

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travels to Berlin to meet the world's most powerful woman.

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Brexit will surely dominate that conversation,

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will it dominate Theresa May's Premiership too?

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leaving Owen Smith to go head-to-head with Jeremy Corbyn

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But is he Citizen Smith or oily Owen?

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And Boris gets a lesson in diplomacy from the America's top diplomat.

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We intend to make good things happen. Just stop there. It is

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called diplomacy. LAUGHTER Yes, it is going well, John.

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Characteristic start for Boris Johnson there are, in the world of

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diplomacy. All that in the next hour a a half

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and with us for the whole of the programme today

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from Labour's Shadow Cabinet, Cat Smith, who is a close ally

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of Jeremy Corbyn, and the newly appointed Housing Minister,

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Gavin Barwell. So, in half an hour Theresa May

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will come to despatch box for her very first

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Prime Minister's Questions and we'll find out how she'll

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handle Jeremy Corbyn. But a week into her premiership

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what do we already know about the priorities

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of a Theresa May government? In her first speech outside

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Downing Street last week, Theresa May put a heavy emphasis

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on social justice. She highlighted the lack

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of opportunity for white working the difficulty for young people

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trying to own their first home, and families that

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"have a job" but "don't Yesterday at her first Cabinet

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meeting, the new Prime Minister underlined that agenda,

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saying her government will not be In her speech she stressed her

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commitment to the Union, so she made it a priority to visit

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the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, and the first

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Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones She now turns her attention

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to international leaders. US Secretary of State John Kerry

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was in London yesterday. And within hours of taking

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over at Number 10, Theresa May spoke to

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President Hollande of France and Chancellor Merkel of Germany

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on the phone, to prepare for the

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formal negotiations, but after PMQs this afternoon

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she will be off to Berlin for her first foreign trip to meet

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Mrs Merkel face to face. Theresa May wants to put social

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justice at the centre of her premiership, the sort of reform she

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is talking about, widening university access, improving

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homeownership, something you will be focusing upon, how will it be

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funded? On housing front, in my area, the last conference of

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spending review with double the budget, a couple of things we need

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to do on the housing front, first build more homes in this country,

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across parties there is a consensus that under governments of all kinds,

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we have not been building of homes. Also make sure that as we heard

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outside of number ten, young people getting onto the housing ladder.

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More money spent. Big starter project under way, lots of work that

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we want to progress. It is really important that if we can work hard,

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ordinary decent jobs, then we get a chance to get them onto the housing

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ladder. So you want the government to spend more money to create these

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reforms. The government is in favour of that, spending was doubled. The

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deficit was higher than forecast, by ?2 billion, and the IMF, among

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others, are downgrading expectations for UK growth in light of the

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referendum bud, fewer tax receipts and less money. -- referendum vote.

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We have not seen data yet, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has

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said, in terms of fiscal strategy, that we are not going to be aiming

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to achieve a surplus in 2020 but as I said there is already resource,

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there is things we can do to make others make a contribution, we have

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consulted on the idea that when developers build out a development,

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20% of homes they develop could be starter homes, they could be sold

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only to first-time buyers, at a 20% reduction, it is not just about what

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the government spends, we can look at what other people can do to

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achieve that. You may need that. Interesting new raise the idea of

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abandoning plans to reach a budget surplus, which George Osborne wanted

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to do, it has been dumped by Theresa May, despite the downgrading by the

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IMF, she wants to put growth at the front before deficit reduction, so

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in your mind, the deficit must go up, and continue to go up, it has

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gone up already, if more money must be spent, then the deficit will go

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up, perhaps the short term, to pay for this. The government is still

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committed to deficit reduction but the issue is about whether you go on

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to achieve a surplus by 2020. We are in a much stronger position than

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2010, the deficit has been reduced significantly. It has not been

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eliminated. It is still ?74 billion. The government cannot spend loads

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more money without funding it. If you cannot spend more money to fund

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reforms and you do not want the deficit to come down... I blame, in

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the spending review we had last year, George Osborne doubled the

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housing budget, there is funding in the government plans already in that

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area... Not just housing. Important thing to stress, when we set out the

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fiscal strategy in the first place, we gave ourselves room to adjust the

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strategy if there was a shock, the decision we took on the 23rd of June

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is a big change to the economic policy. Taking advantage of the

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flexibility. The Chancellor has made it clear, still an objective to

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bring down the deficit is not what some other areas, keen to talk about

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housing, that is your brief, teachers have been out on strike,

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most of that has been on funding, spending per pupil is falling by 8%

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over the parliament. That is according to the Institute for

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Fiscal Studies. Should that cut be halted? As a government we will look

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at the next budget, and all of the spending priorities, what I would

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say to you, there is lots of things we can do to address those problems,

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at the moment we are looking for national funding to come in. --

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waiting for. Some parts of the country have had education funding

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level that have been... Should London received less money in terms

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of education because traditionally it has personal had more funding

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than other parts of the country? It is not necessarily a London against

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the rest of the country area, many of us in outer London would say that

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we have been disadvantaged relative to in London, but what is right is

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to have a fair national funding... You have not answered the question,

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is it going to fall because the previous Conservative government

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pledged commitment to education spending increasing, the below that

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may have increased very slightly, but per-pupil funding is going to

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fall, because of the increased number of pupils, is that something

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that should be stopped? Long term, the government is going to have to

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make decisions about spending priorities. Should education be one

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of them? That is not the media decide, what is vital is that we

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look at the overall priorities we have in government and we cannot, we

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are not in a position where we can afford to increase the deficit, the

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commitment to continuing to bring down the deficit is there a. That

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will probably continue, as it stands, more pupils, per-pupil

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spending will fall? The government will always keep the different

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spending budgets under review, that is for the new cabinet to decide, I

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cannot answer that question. You will have some input. We are not in

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a position where we can begin spending money that is not funded,

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we must continue to bring down the deficit. Health, the Chief Executive

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of NHS England, Simon Stevens, yesterday said that some GP

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practices and hospital facilities are overcrowded and clapped-out

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buildings, in need of a makeover, capital investment is needed, should

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he get it? That is not a decision that -- that is not a decision I can

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take. Education or health? Health has been a major priorities in 2010.

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There has been a significant increase. There is still overcrowded

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and clapped-out buildings in need of a makeover, NHS hospitals in England

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are operating on a 2.45 billion deficit, some might say that you

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have not been focusing. There is a waste going to be people saying that

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there is more that can be done. Billion deficit, that is a very big

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deficit. There has been a very significant real terms injection of

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money into the NHS. -- two .45 billions pounds deficit. What can be

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achieved for efficiency, and George Osborne put in more than the figure

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that he was asking for. That clearly, undeniably, has been a very

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significant priority for the government. -- 2.45 billion.

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Obviously there is still a black hole, according to the man who

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should know, Simon Stephens, he also wants assurances about NHS staff

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from other EU countries, in the Grexit world we are now living.

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Should they get those assurances about whether they will be able to

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stay? The government has made it clear that we fully spec EU citizens

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in this country to enjoy... You expect but cannot guarantee? I think

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we have got to think about both situations, people in this country,

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have been here, making a big contribution to public services and

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the economy and the communities. -- fully expect. We also have British

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citizens in other EU countries, one of the key thing is that the Prime

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Minister and the government as a whole need to achieve as part of the

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negotiation getting under way is secure both of those people's

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rights. Do you accept the "Brexit" result, and the world that we are

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operating in? It is important to accept the result of the referendum

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and I think as a country, we need to make sure that we negotiate an exit

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that is the exit that the British people want. And what was that? I

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don't think the British people voted to stop universities working across

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Europe, and research project, and I don't think the vote was a rejection

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of the single market, I think that the referendum was absolutely fought

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on issues around immigration, that is the conversation we should be

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having. What do you think should happen to levels of migration? I

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think the concern that I certainly heard from my constituency voted out

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was a lot to do with job security, something that Theresa May has said.

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What about levels of migration, the numbers, that is what a lot of

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people want to know. The levels of migration itself was not something I

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had raised with me. What you they should be? We need to make sure that

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we have a level of migration that means we can run public services, we

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need to accept that the NHS needs to have EU workers, EU nurses, working

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in hospitals, doctors, we need the best and brightest from around the

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world. Hundreds of thousands or tens of thousands? I'm not going to put a

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number on that, that is something that as a country we need to look at

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with the facts. We need to speak with Simon Segars, around how

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many... You accept the Brexit vote was about immigration. Yes, it was

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about levels of immigration. -- Simon Stephens. Shouldn't the Labour

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Party have a number in terms of immigration, if that is what people

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were voting upon? The number itself is not important, people need to

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know that their jobs are secure and wages will not be undercut but we

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have levels of migration which means that we can deliver the world-class

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NHS that we all know and love. Perhaps you do not want to give a

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figure because it is difficult to keep to the figure, as we have

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experienced under a Conservative government, tens of thousands, when

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Theresa May was Home Secretary was not achieved by any margin. While

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you are within the EU single market with freedom of movement and given

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that our economy has been performing, latest job figures out,

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another fall in the people out of work, while you are in the single

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market and the economy is doing very well and the Eurozone less well,

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clearly it has not been possible to achieve the commitment. Why are you

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continuing tens of thousands as a target? As a country we have taken

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the decision to leave the EU, we will not be able to do it

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immediately, we will not be leaving... What is the level of

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non-EU migration as it stand? There is further action... It is 150,000.

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It is not just that, there are concerns about infrastructure,

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keeping up with population growth, there are concerns about integration

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into societies, a range of issues around immigration, not just

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numbers, you cannot say that numbers are not a part of it. Ayew clear

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that the government must stick to the number of tens of thousands?

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Boris Johnson and Amber Rudd are refusing to state or restate that

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commitment. Yes, we made a promise, we must be honest, while we are

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still in the EU, we will not be able to achieve that given free movement,

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but the longer term objective should be to achieve that. Boris Johnson

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said that we should not have a target at all because it will result

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in disappointing people. I stood on a manifesto, the policy of the

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government, we should be looking to achieve that. Should ministers in

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the government be restating what the policy is? And the ten has made it

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clear that we are committed to the target. They should make it clear,

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as Foreign Secretary and Home Secretary. We should be clear, about

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the government objective. -- as Foreign Secretary and Home

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Secretary. She wanted to land the top

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job in Labour politics but in the end the Eagle

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didn't even take off. Last night Angela Eagle pulled out

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of the Labour leadership contest, leaving the way clear

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for her colleague Owen Smith to go head to head with

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Jeremy Corbyn. This morning Owen Smith's

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been touring the TV studios I've grown up in the Labour

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movement, I understand what we're We want a more equal, socially just,

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economically fair society. We want everybody to have

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opportunities. But we've got to have

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concrete ideas to do that. What we need to be great at

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is solutions. You know, yes, we're anti-austerity,

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but what does that mean? It means we've got to be

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pro-prosperity for everybody, It means we need to invest

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in this country, so I'm saying let's

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have a British new deal. We're joined now

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by the Labour MP Chris Bryant, who is an Owen Smith supporter,

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and Cat Smith is still here. Owen Smith is not going to win, is

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he? Already we have seen polling that suggest Jeremy Corbyn is 56% to

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Owen's 36, is it? Only 30% of Labour members said they had even heard of

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Owen Smith, he has got a mountain to climb. You have already decided who

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is going to win, and I don't think it's like that. The numbers indicate

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that. Opinion polls, before it was known who the candidate was going to

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be, probably not a very good guide to what the eventual result will be.

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In my constituency party, we had a meeting ten days ago, there were new

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members of the Labour Party who joined a year ago, I had never met

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them before, I have spoken to them on a fun, but many of them are

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saying, I joined the party to support Jeremy Corbyn but it is not

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working, we are not a credible opposition with Jeremy as leader,

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and I think he should go. So I think the Labour Party is changing very

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rapidly, and I think people will want to take a long, hard look at

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where the party is, and in the end it is either continuity Corbyn, with

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all the problems of the last ten months, not able to mount a proper

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opposition, or press the recent button with a new leader. That is an

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important point, the idea that it is not a credible opposition is

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something Jeremy Corbyn was passionate about, he criticised the

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Neil Kinnock for not being credible, John Smith for not being credible

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opposition, so when the accusation comes from 172 of his own MPs, he is

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in trouble. There is no denying that the Labour Party is not punching as

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it should be against the Government right now, we are not doing our job,

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holding the Government to account. I would agree with you on that, but it

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really does need the Labour Party in Westminster to come together to make

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that happen, and what we have seen... The specific allegation is

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that it is Jeremy Corbyn who was not the effective opposition. Politics

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is never about one person, it is about policies and ideas and the

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collective, and that is a very important part of the Labour

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movement. Me and Chris both have so much that we agree on, and if we

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work together, we are more powerful. Sorry, I did not want to talk over

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you, but what is absolutely right is that we need to be a team, but you

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need to have a leader who is building a team, and I desperately

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wanted to make it work with Jeremy when you asked me to be in his

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Shadow Cabinet, but I sat in meeting after meeting and said, in meeting

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after meeting we have to put a much more convincing case on Europe in

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the referendum, and a speech after speech that Jeremy Naylor undermined

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the campaign. He is not able to deliver that opposition, and he

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never crafts a team. Isn't the fact that he helped not been able to

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build it yet and will not be able to build it now? I would disagree, I

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think the strength of the Labour Party is with our members, and over

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250,000 of them did vote for Jeremy Corbyn, and some of those will have

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changed their mind, as Chris pointed out earlier, but many more people

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have come into the party because they feel inspired by the idea is

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that he has put forward, and we have changed the party and his

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leadership, and we are now an anti-austerity party, and I believe

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that we connect much more easily with our electors and on the

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doorstep those conversations are a whole lot easier. But the idea that

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he is inspiring, whips in your party nominated Owen Smith, people on the

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front bench nominated Owen Smith. They clearly do not think, and I

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have heard this from one of your colleagues, referring to Owen Smith

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as Blair likes - so anyone who does not agree with Jeremy is a Blairite?

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I find that term really an helpful, Blairite. He has left front line

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politics for all the time I have been active. I joined the party

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under Blair, but he left shortly afterwards. No cause there! But I

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think we need to move on as a party and drop that term, Blairite. Chris,

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supporters are trying to move on from something they think does not

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work. We are all trying to move on from that, and we are in a different

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space than we were back in 2006, when Blair left. I don't think

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Jeremy can do it, that is the difference between us. I accept that

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we have to press the reset button, we cannot be the party we were 15

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years ago, because the world has moved on. There are massive issues

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we need to take on now, following the Brexit vote and so on, and we

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have got to listen hard to what voters said during that campaign, in

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the forgotten part of this country, what feels like the left side parts

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of this country, which includes my own constituency in the Rhondda. I

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think Owen is ideally suited to do that job, but what he can do which

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Jeremy cannot is unite the party. What unifies both of you is that you

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are in a real Catch-22. Jeremy Corbyn cannot control the Labour

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Party as it is at the moment in Parliament, he has a real problem

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with that, and you cannot necessarily find a candidate who can

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defeat that overwhelming majority of members who wanted Jeremy Corbyn.

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You are both stuck in a party that is in crisis. I'm not sure that is

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right, because I think Owen can and will win this election. Lots of

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people do not yet know him, lots of Labour members, but what they have

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seen of him they like. I think they will be convinced, that we need to

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move on, that we can take the fight to this chap... Who was Bobby

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sitting here enjoy all of this! It is not good for the country not to

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have an effective opposition. There are so few people left on the Labour

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front bench that they cannot form an effective opposition. It is

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important that we are a Parliamentary democracy, it is not

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just about the leader, it is about being able to create a whole team.

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Owen can build a whole team which is an alternative government in

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waiting. I want to get Cat in on this, he has threatened, if he does

:22:08.:22:12.

not win, I know you don't want to accept that possibility, but the

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Labour Party could split. He hasn't said that. Would it be his fault if

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it did? No, I said to Jeremy in the conversations I had with him, you

:22:22.:22:25.

are the only person who can break this logjam. But I think that Owen,

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by taking the Labour Party and building a team of people that

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includes people of diverse opinions, and I think Cat is right, there is

:22:36.:22:39.

no point talking about Blairite and Brownite, although Sterns. It is

:22:40.:22:46.

another millennium, frankly. -- all those terms. He said that split was

:22:47.:22:52.

a dangerously real threat. It is not anything that I would want to see,

:22:53.:22:56.

because it is a fact of life in our parliamentary system that if you

:22:57.:23:00.

want to form a government, you have to be a broad coalition. Cat, he was

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offered the post of president of the Labour Party by Owen Smith, why

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wouldn't he take that? Jeremy has never wanted a grand title, that is

:23:11.:23:14.

not why he ran to be leader of the Labour Party, he ran because he had

:23:15.:23:18.

ideas to change lives. Some honorary position... Does he want the grand

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title of Prime Minister, does he think he can get it? I don't think

:23:23.:23:27.

he craves the personal glory of office, if you would - it is more

:23:28.:23:31.

about being able to effect change, which is what the Labour Party is

:23:32.:23:35.

about. I have been knocking on doors for the Labour Party under four

:23:36.:23:39.

leaders, and whoever wins this election, and we do not know what

:23:40.:23:44.

the outcome will be, I will serve the leader of the Labour Party,

:23:45.:23:50.

because I am a Labour MP. You cannot change lives unless you are in

:23:51.:23:55.

government, and I do not think Jeremy is capable of that. You

:23:56.:23:59.

always wanted the last word, and you got it, Chris Bryant! Don't do that

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base! Why not?! Now, our guest of the day,

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Gavin Barwell, is the newly appointed

:24:07.:24:08.

Housing Minister, and he takes up his post in the

:24:09.:24:09.

midst of a serious housing crisis. I speak of course of the shortage

:24:10.:24:13.

of grace-and-favour country houses which means that

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Chevening House in Kent will have be shared by the

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Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, and the International

:24:18.:24:20.

Trade Secretary, Liam Fox. The three will somehow

:24:21.:24:27.

have to squeeze into the 115-room

:24:28.:24:29.

Grade II listed mansion, and, more serious, word has reached

:24:30.:24:33.

us here on the Daily Politics that there may not be enough

:24:34.:24:37.

cups and saucers to go round for all three of Her Majesty's

:24:38.:24:41.

Secretaries of State to enjoy afternoon tea

:24:42.:24:43.

at the same time. But don't panic,

:24:44.:24:46.

Boris, David and Liam. If you keep watching,

:24:47.:24:48.

there will be no need to turn a housing crisis

:24:49.:24:51.

into a crockery crisis. We'll tell you how

:24:52.:24:58.

to enter in a moment, but first, can you tell us

:24:59.:25:00.

when this happened? A new political party will be

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a groovy kind of love... # # I should be so lucky,

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lucky, lucky, lucky # I should be so lucky,

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lucky, lucky, lucky... # # We'll be together, nobody ain't

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never gonna disconnect us # Or ever separate us or

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say to us you've got to stop # Stand there where you are

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before you go too far # Before you make

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a fool of love... # # Don't turn around cos you can

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see my heart breaking # Don't turn around,

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I don't want you seeing me crying # Just walk away, it's tearing me

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apart that you're leaving... # Mr Paisley, I now exclude

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you from this house! Everyone who comes into this studio

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You read that very well, that is normally my peace!

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It's coming up to midday here - just take a look at Big Ben -

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and that can mean only one thing, yes, Prime Minister's Questions -

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Theresa May's first Prime Minister's Questions -

:27:06.:27:06.

and as it is her first, we thought we would remind you

:27:07.:27:09.

of how her predecessors dealt with their first appearances

:27:10.:27:11.

at the despatch box as Prime Minister.

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When the new Prime Minister arrives to the fervent jeers of a

:27:19.:27:25.

Conservative Party, just relieved to have the whole messy business of the

:27:26.:27:32.

succession over... Sits down, please!

:27:33.:27:39.

Now, wait a while. Will he accept that the populist taxi proposals on

:27:40.:27:47.

fat cats would in fact be a tax that hits most those who have least? I

:27:48.:27:54.

shall resist the temptation to say that was the sound bite since I

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know... Since I have IP link are used to use a few of those myself at

:27:59.:28:04.

one time! -- I have a feeling. I have been in this job for five

:28:05.:28:12.

days... In our happy coalition, they will have the right to abstain on

:28:13.:28:16.

it, and in terms of the grand, I do not have a specific answer for

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her... It is a funny old thing, I will give accurate answers, rather

:28:22.:28:22.

than make them up on the spot! And for his first PMQ's appearance

:28:23.:28:25.

on the Daily Politics sofa as deputy political editor,

:28:26.:28:34.

we're joined by John Pienaar. Welcome, what about the style of

:28:35.:28:42.

Theresa May, what are you expecting? It will be very different from

:28:43.:28:45.

anything we have seen and David Cameron's era. When it comes to the

:28:46.:28:49.

joust across the floor, we are used to the rapier as the weapon of

:28:50.:28:53.

choice, the flashing blade, quick one-liners. We will have to get used

:28:54.:28:56.

to something quite different. Their weapon of choice, to torture this

:28:57.:29:03.

analogy, is the mace and chain. Traditional weapon, then! She will

:29:04.:29:08.

be looking to land a blow or two, Jeremy Corbyn has to joust a bit, it

:29:09.:29:11.

is not just her first appearance, it is the last before the recess, and

:29:12.:29:15.

you get that kind of jousting going on on this occasion. I am told she

:29:16.:29:20.

has one two lines in a back pocket, which I am also told that she dreamt

:29:21.:29:24.

up herself. You didn't have speech writers with her overnight? She has

:29:25.:29:32.

her team, the chief of staff, a policy adviser was there, Alex

:29:33.:29:34.

Dawson, and her Parliamentary aide, all around the table, drilling her

:29:35.:29:38.

for questions, not playing roles, as we have seen in the past, but just

:29:39.:29:41.

checking questions that she can bat away in the way that she does. But

:29:42.:29:46.

she is not lightning fast, low like a butterfly, sting like a be dumb

:29:47.:29:55.

act bee. I think she will be a swinging mace, so when Jeremy Corbyn

:29:56.:29:59.

engages, she will swing, he will be lit. Difficult for Jeremy Corbyn

:30:00.:30:03.

across the despatch box, because he always wanted a less combative

:30:04.:30:07.

style, will it be harder to perform that kind of swimming tarmac

:30:08.:30:14.

swinging mace at him when he is less fiery? Yeah, the first point is, it

:30:15.:30:18.

is as interesting to watch the leaders and their relationship with

:30:19.:30:21.

backbenchers as anything across the chamber. He is on the line, his

:30:22.:30:25.

leadership and authority is on the line. Theresa May could not be more

:30:26.:30:26.

secure. We will cover a number of pressing

:30:27.:31:15.

international issues and tomorrow I shall visit Paris for some of the

:31:16.:31:16.

discussions with Francois Hollande. , Warmly welcome the Prime Minister

:31:17.:31:27.

to her place and can I also ask, given her unwavering commitment to

:31:28.:31:35.

deliver economic stability and national security, in our United

:31:36.:31:39.

Kingdom's interest, does she welcome Monday's emphatic vote in this house

:31:40.:31:42.

for the Trident successor programme? Can I thank my honourable friend for

:31:43.:32:06.

his kind remarks, and thank him for enthusiastic the welcoming the

:32:07.:32:12.

debate in this house to renew the nuclear deterrent, showing that we

:32:13.:32:16.

have not only committed to our own national security but also consider

:32:17.:32:19.

the security of our European and Nato allies. We can now get on with

:32:20.:32:25.

the essential job of renewing our nuclear deterrent, and can I thank

:32:26.:32:33.

those on 140 Labour members of Parliament, who put the national

:32:34.:32:40.

interest first. And who voted to renew the nuclear deterrent. Jeremy

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Corbyn. Thank you, Mr Speaker, can I welcome the right honourable member

:32:47.:32:49.

to her first PMQs, and congratulate her on her appointment and becoming

:32:50.:32:53.

the country's second woman Prime Minister. I hope that she will agree

:32:54.:32:58.

with me that this house and prime ministers Question Time should be an

:32:59.:33:01.

opportunity to debate seriously the issues that face our country and our

:33:02.:33:08.

place in the world. On the steps of Downing Street, she spoke very

:33:09.:33:11.

eloquently about fighting burning injustice... Yet, her last act as

:33:12.:33:17.

Home Secretary was to shut the Orgreave enquiry into the long

:33:18.:33:26.

grass. -- shove. The IPCC told Home Office officials that if it

:33:27.:33:31.

announced any action to set up an enquiry or any other investigation

:33:32.:33:35.

to investigate Orgreave, it would impact the Hillsborough

:33:36.:33:39.

investigation, that has been disputed, was Parliament misled?

:33:40.:33:43.

Will the Prime Minister now proceed with a full public enquiry into the

:33:44.:33:50.

terrible events at Orgreave? Can I thank the right honourable gentleman

:33:51.:33:53.

for the welcome that he has given me, can I say to him, he refers to

:33:54.:33:58.

me as the second woman Prime Minister, in my years here in my

:33:59.:34:02.

house, I have long had the Labour Party asking what the Conservative

:34:03.:34:07.

Party does for women... LAUGHTER SHOUTING

:34:08.:34:18.

I welcome the comments he has made about prime ministers, we do make

:34:19.:34:23.

serious issues, I look forward to the exchanges that he and I will

:34:24.:34:26.

have and I hope that we will be having them over this dispatch box

:34:27.:34:34.

for many years to come! CHEERING As regards the Orgreave enquiry, the

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Shadow Home Secretary has an urgent question on that this afternoon,

:34:41.:34:43.

which the Home Secretary will be responding to. Jeremy Corbyn. The

:34:44.:34:49.

new Prime Minister also said on the steps of Downing Street,

:34:50.:34:52.

" if you are young you will find it harder than ever before to own your

:34:53.:35:00.

own home". In 1998, more than half of working households of people aged

:35:01.:35:05.

16 to 34 were buying their own homes, now it is 25%, the resolution

:35:06.:35:09.

foundation suggests this wilful to 10% in the next nine years. What

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figure has the Prime Minister set herself for home ownership among

:35:17.:35:22.

young people? I know the timeline that has been referred to, he may

:35:23.:35:25.

have forgotten that during that period we had 13 years of a Labour

:35:26.:35:31.

government. 13 years of a Labour government which had a very bad

:35:32.:35:35.

record in terms of house-building. This is the government that is going

:35:36.:35:39.

to change that, this government is going to put more into building more

:35:40.:35:43.

homes, to ensure that young people do have a better opportunity to get

:35:44.:35:44.

on the housing ladder. That is why we are a government that

:35:45.:35:49.

will be governing for everybody in this country. CHEERING

:35:50.:35:55.

That Labour government put a decent house standard in place in every

:35:56.:35:58.

part of this country. -- home standard. I am not sure... SHOUTING

:35:59.:36:05.

I am not sure, Mr Speaker, that starter homes

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at ?450,000 for young people earning 7% less than their parents

:36:08.:36:13.

generation is actually a very good prospect for people owning their own

:36:14.:36:18.

homes. The Prime Minister is rightly concerned, Mr Speaker, she said

:36:19.:36:21.

this, if you are black you are treated more harshly than if you are

:36:22.:36:25.

white. Before appointing her new Foreign Secretary, did she discuss

:36:26.:36:28.

with him his description of black people as you can in these and why

:36:29.:36:35.

he questioned the motives of the US president, Barack Obama, on his part

:36:36.:36:46.

Kenyan heritage? -- like people as piccaninnies. I have sat on these

:36:47.:36:55.

benches and heard him raise that with the right honourable friend for

:36:56.:36:59.

Whitney, when he was Prime Minister, on a number of occasions. Let nukes

:37:00.:37:03.

blamed this, if you look at house prices across the country, they

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vary, in Liverpool, the average house price is ?116,000, in London,

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the average house price is just over ?676,000. That is why we have a

:37:13.:37:18.

higher limit for the starter home figure in London, if he objects to

:37:19.:37:23.

that, he needs to tell his constituents why he is against them

:37:24.:37:26.

having opportunities to get on the housing market? He refers to the

:37:27.:37:33.

remarks that I made, and it is correct, if you are black you will

:37:34.:37:36.

be treated more harshly in the criminal justice system, it is

:37:37.:37:39.

exactly why, as Home Secretary, I dealt with the issue of stop and

:37:40.:37:47.

search, I was concerned to make sure that nobody should be stopped and

:37:48.:37:50.

searched on the streets of this country because of the colour of

:37:51.:37:54.

their skin. I did that as a conservative, 13 years of Labour did

:37:55.:38:03.

nothing on it. Jeremy Corbyn. My question was about the language used

:38:04.:38:05.

by the Foreign Secretary, earlier this week, the new Chancellor

:38:06.:38:12.

abandoned the budget surplus target. As Labour has long called for. Her

:38:13.:38:16.

government is already missing targets on debt, deficit, welfare

:38:17.:38:22.

count and productivity. Six years of government austerity has failed. The

:38:23.:38:27.

long-term economic plan is clearly dead. Is there a new one? It is the

:38:28.:38:35.

long-term economic plan that has delivered the record level of

:38:36.:38:41.

employment that we see... CHEERING Perhaps I could put the right

:38:42.:38:44.

honourable gentleman straight, we have not abandoned the intention to

:38:45.:38:47.

move to a surplus, what I have said is that we will not be targeting

:38:48.:38:51.

that at the end of this Parliament. He uses the language of austerity...

:38:52.:38:56.

Can I say this to him, he talks about austerity, I call it living

:38:57.:39:06.

within our means. CHEERING He talks about austerity, in fact it

:39:07.:39:10.

is about not saddling children and grandchildren with significant debts

:39:11.:39:15.

to come. It is not about austerity, it is about ensuring we have an

:39:16.:39:19.

economy that works for everyone. Jeremy Corbyn. Jobless claims have

:39:20.:39:25.

risen for the fourth month in a row, welfare claims have risen as well.

:39:26.:39:30.

Austerity actually means people being poorer, services being cut,

:39:31.:39:34.

and local facilities being closed. In her speech on the steps of

:39:35.:39:39.

Downing Street, she also addressed insecure workers, saying, you have a

:39:40.:39:42.

job but you do not always have job security. SHOUTING

:39:43.:39:51.

Does that mean, to those people that are worried about their future in

:39:52.:39:57.

work... SHOUTING I am talking of the people that sent

:39:58.:40:03.

us here to serve them. Does that mean that she is proposing to scrap

:40:04.:40:09.

and lemon tribunal fees, band zero hours contracts, repeal the trade

:40:10.:40:14.

union act, as more than a dozen European nations have already done,

:40:15.:40:18.

that would help to give greater job security to many very worried people

:40:19.:40:24.

in this country. Again I say to the right honourable gentleman, I did

:40:25.:40:26.

say that on the streets of Downing Street, it is very important that

:40:27.:40:30.

here in this house, we consider not only what might be called the more

:40:31.:40:34.

of these injustices but consider the life for those people for whom they

:40:35.:40:39.

are in work but struggling to make ends meet. It is essential, that is

:40:40.:40:43.

one of the things that the government has done, it has raised

:40:44.:40:46.

the threshold at which people start to pay income tax, for example. It

:40:47.:40:52.

is also about making sure that we have more well-paid jobs in this

:40:53.:40:55.

country. That is also what the government is doing. I'm interested

:40:56.:41:02.

that he refers to the situation of some workers, who may have some job

:41:03.:41:07.

insecurity, and potentially, unscrupulous bosses, I suspect that

:41:08.:41:10.

there are many members on the opposition benches who may be

:41:11.:41:14.

familiar with an unscrupulous boss... LAUGHTER

:41:15.:41:17.

A boss who does not listen to his workers? SHOUTING

:41:18.:41:24.

Requires some of his workers to double their workload... SHOUTING

:41:25.:41:29.

LAUGHTER Maybe even a boss who exploits the

:41:30.:41:36.

rules to further his own career. Remind him of anybody? SHOUTING

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Mr Speaker, we are sent here to

:41:50.:41:54.

represent people. And there are many people in this country struggling

:41:55.:42:01.

with insecure jobs, with low wages, I know this is very funny for all

:42:02.:42:05.

Conservative members, but I don't suppose, I do not suppose there is

:42:06.:42:10.

too many Conservative MPs who have to go to a food bank in order to

:42:11.:42:14.

supplement their family table every week! I think that we should reflect

:42:15.:42:18.

upon those things. The Prime Minister highlighted the failures of

:42:19.:42:25.

her predecessor, on social justice, homeownership, education and the

:42:26.:42:29.

cost of living. Some might say that as a cabinet minister, she too was

:42:30.:42:33.

responsible for that but she empathised with working people when

:42:34.:42:37.

she said, " I know you are working around the clock, I know you are

:42:38.:42:40.

doing your best, I know that sometimes life can be a struggle".

:42:41.:42:44.

Yesterday the IFA has found that two thirds of children living in poverty

:42:45.:42:49.

in Britain have at least one parent in work. -- IFS. What, other than

:42:50.:42:54.

warm words, is she going to offer those families, those children, who

:42:55.:42:59.

are hungry often and very insecure in their living? Isn't it our duty

:43:00.:43:04.

to offer some hope and security to them? We are concerned about those

:43:05.:43:16.

people but the answer is not unlimited uncapped welfare, as the

:43:17.:43:17.

Labour Party say, the answer for people who are

:43:18.:43:23.

in work and struggling in work and the answer for those that want to

:43:24.:43:26.

get into work is to have a strong economy, an economy which delivers

:43:27.:43:31.

jobs and well-paid jobs, and that is why I can assure the right

:43:32.:43:34.

honourable gentleman that on this side of the house, we are focused

:43:35.:43:38.

upon building a country which works for everyone, an economy which

:43:39.:43:42.

ensures that everyone can benefit from the nation's 12, a society

:43:43.:43:46.

where everyone gets the opportunities they deserve, and a

:43:47.:43:50.

democracy that everyone can have faith in. And finally, I say to the

:43:51.:43:54.

right honourable gentleman, the Labour Party may be about to spend

:43:55.:43:58.

several months of fighting and tearing itself apart, the

:43:59.:44:02.

Conservative Party will be spending those months ringing this country

:44:03.:44:07.

back together. -- benefit from the nation's wealth.

:44:08.:44:11.

SHOUTING There will be more.

:44:12.:44:18.

I agree with the Prime Minister... SHOUTING

:44:19.:44:24.

CHEERING LAUGHTER

:44:25.:44:34.

We are leaving the EU and we are going to make a success of it, will

:44:35.:44:40.

the Prime Minister make my Day special by saying that she is

:44:41.:44:45.

prepared to reject staying in the single regulated market, and

:44:46.:44:49.

offering instead to our friends in Europe a free-trade deal, very much

:44:50.:44:55.

in their interests, let's take back control! I'm tempted to say that

:44:56.:45:05.

after that... Aisha Praught be sit down and enjoy that for the rest of

:45:06.:45:09.

the day... My honourable friend has made my day. -- I should probably

:45:10.:45:14.

sit down and enjoy that the rest of the day. Happy birthday to him, I

:45:15.:45:18.

should say that, and as we look at the result of the referendum, I am

:45:19.:45:23.

very clear that Brexit means Brexit, we will make a success of it, what

:45:24.:45:27.

we need to do in negotiating the deal is listen to what people have

:45:28.:45:31.

said about the need for controlled on free movement but also negotiate

:45:32.:45:35.

the right deal and the best deal of trade in goods and services for the

:45:36.:45:45.

British people. Angus Roberts and. -- Angus Robertson.

:45:46.:45:54.

The German vice Chancellor has already confirmed how Scotland is

:45:55.:46:01.

able to remain in the European Union. Did the Prime Minister

:46:02.:46:05.

discussed this when she met with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

:46:06.:46:08.

Wenzhou was in Edinburgh, and will she do everything to ensure that

:46:09.:46:18.

remain means remain for Scotland? -- when she was in Edinburgh. Can I

:46:19.:46:22.

thank the right honourable gentleman for his comments and the recognition

:46:23.:46:26.

that he showed the support for my husband, and as he said then, we all

:46:27.:46:30.

rely on support from those around cum to do our jobs, and we should

:46:31.:46:39.

never forget that. I did discuss the arrangements for the UK leaving the

:46:40.:46:43.

EU, and I was very pleased that my first trip was to Scotland and that

:46:44.:46:47.

I was able to do it so early in my premiership, as I have been very

:46:48.:46:51.

clear, the Union is very important to me. I was also clear with the

:46:52.:46:56.

First Minister that I think there are some ideas being put forward

:46:57.:46:59.

that are impractical but I am willing to listen to the options

:47:00.:47:02.

that are brought forward, and we will be engaging fully with all the

:47:03.:47:07.

devolved add ministrations. Germany has the highest level of support of

:47:08.:47:11.

any continental European country for Scotland remaining in the European

:47:12.:47:19.

Union, so would the Prime Minister thank Chancellor Merkel for the

:47:20.:47:24.

interest of the members of her government and members of the

:47:25.:47:30.

Bundestag, their interest in having Scotland remaining within the EU,

:47:31.:47:33.

and will she assure the Chancellor and other heads of state and

:47:34.:47:38.

government that we in Scotland will do everything, everything that is

:47:39.:47:42.

necessary for us to remain in the EU? I have to say to the right

:47:43.:47:49.

honourable gentleman, because this is a line that he has been taking

:47:50.:47:54.

for some time. I do find it a little confusing, given that only two years

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ago in the Scottish referendum the SNP was campaigning for Scotland to

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leave the United Kingdom, which would have meant leaving the

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European Union. Daniel Kawczynski. Thank you, Mr Speaker. We all stand

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with the people of France, and particularly Nice, following the

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appalling terrorist act there last week. We'll be primers to update the

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House on how the security collaboration between our countries

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can help prevent such attacks in the future, and reassure the French

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people that although we are leaving the European Union, the close links

:48:32.:48:35.

between our two countries will remain steadfast? My honourable

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friend raises a very important topic, and as has been said in his

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House before, our thoughts are with all the people of France and the

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appalling attack that took place in Nice last week. We continue to work

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with the French authorities, both obviously in the aftermath of that

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attack, but my honourable friend is right that we need to continue our

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security co-operation with France and indeed other European countries.

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We will not be cowed by terrorists, we both faced the same threats, and

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we need to work together in order to defeat those threats. And I can

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absolutely confirm that, yes, the United Kingdom will leave the

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European Union, but the United Kingdom is not leaving Europe, and

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our co-operation will continue. Jamie Read. Can I welcome the Prime

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Minister to her place and wish you well in healing the country in the

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months and years to come? After all, it is she and her colleagues have so

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bitterly divided it. And can I thank too... Can I thank her too, Mr

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Speaker, for her wholehearted support and endorsement for official

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Labour Party policy on Trident? It is such a refreshing change to hear

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that from the despatch box! LAUGHTER

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As a type one diabetic and as a father and uncle to children with

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type 1 diabetes, and we have 500,000 people, 30,000 of them children in

:50:09.:50:12.

this country, can I thank the Prime Minister for the example she has

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shown to those people in demonstrating that this not hold us

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in anyway whatsoever? There is no doubt whatsoever, Mr Speaker, that

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the Prime Minister's predecessor found the NHS, left it in a much

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worse condition than he. Will the Prime Minister visits... Will the

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Prime Minister visit my constituency, to honour the promises

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made by the previous Prime Minister, and to stop the government cutting

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services there? Thank you, Mr Speaker. Can I say, the honourable

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gentleman makes a reference to divisions on the Conservative Party

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benches, no, which is the party that took three weeks to decide which

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should be that unity candidate? It was the Labour Party! Can I thank

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him for his remarks and type 1 diabetes as well. There are many

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youngsters from tiny tots to teenagers leaving with type 1

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diabetes, and it is important that we give the message to them that

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their future is not limited, they can do whatever they want. And he

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invites me, he is the first person in Prime Minister's Questions to

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invite me to visit his constituency, and I will look very closely at all

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invitations that I received in Prime Minister's Questions. I think it is

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important that decisions about local NHS services are taken at a local

:51:33.:51:37.

level, but I would remind him, as he made the point about the agreement

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between Conservative Party and Labour Party official policy on

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Trident, that where we did disagree at the election was it was the

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Conservative Party that agreed that we would put the money that was

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necessary into the NHS, the Labour Party refused to commit that. Thank

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you, Mr Speaker. Extremism takes many forms, from the atrocity in

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Nice to the violent murder by her own brother in Pakistan, justified

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as an honour killing. -- Qandeel Baloch. There were many examples of

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this in the UK over the last five years. Does the Prime Minister agree

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that such crimes are acts of terror, not honour, and which he directed

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that a new governor shows a lead for ending the use of the word honour to

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describe this vile act in order to stop any legitimacy to the idea that

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women are the property of men? -- and would she direct that her new

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government. This is an issue that resonate across this whole House,

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and she is absolutely right that extremism takes many forms, and in

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the counter-ruck stream is policy we are looking very widely across the

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breadth of extremism. -- counter extremism policy. We are looking at

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tackling the root causes of so-called honour based violence, and

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I absolutely agree that there is absolutely no honour in so-called

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honour based violence, it is a criminal act, pure and simple. Thank

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you, vista is bigger. I too would like to welcome the Prime Minister

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to her first Prime Minister's Question Time. -- Mr Speaker. I

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would like to ask you to listen to the head teachers of primary schools

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in my constituency. They tell me the weeds and unprecedented changes in

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primary education, including new sites, have lead to negative impact

:53:32.:53:34.

on the learning outcomes of children. -- the recent

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unprecedented changes. Will she urged the new Secretary of State to

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take these concerns forward? I thank the honourable lady for her welcome

:53:45.:53:51.

to me, and I think education right is absolutely crucial if we are

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going to ensure that people can take up the opportunities they deserve

:53:55.:53:59.

also have the aspiration to take up those opportunities. The new

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Education Secretary will be looking across the at the education

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provision that is in place, we have made important changes already over

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the last six years that are improving the quality of education.

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More children are getting the quality of education they need, but

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there is more for us to do, and we will be looking at that. In my

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constituency, Aerospace is vital importance, Rolls-Royce and boring

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over 1000 people at their site, but it is just important there what do

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the whole UK economy. Will the Prime Minister congratulate all the

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companies that attended the Farnborough airshow, on the deals

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they signed, and will she agree that with nearly ?100 billion of trade

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deals done this year, Britain is very much open for business? My

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honourable friend is absolutely right that Britain is open for

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business, and I know what an important role the aerospace

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industry plays in his constituency, but also in other constituencies

:54:57.:54:59.

across the country, and the importance of the Farnborough

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airshow, and the member for Aldershot was telling me what a

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great airshow it was. The Government committed there to generate a fund

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for research to ensure we retain our leading position in this sector, and

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as he said, there are a significant number of trade deals signed, and I

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would encourage other companies to go out and get that business. I wish

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to welcome the right honourable lady to her place. Newcastle Airport was

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voted best in Britain this week, but the good news that we are waiting

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for is a decision on Heathrow expansion. The Prime Minister knows

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that Britain needs to be open for business, so will she do better than

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dithering gave and give us a decision without delay? -- dithering

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Dave. I have some fond memories of Newcastle Airport from the time when

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I stood in the North West Durham constituency some years ago and made

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quite good use of Newcastle Airport, it has changed and expanded rather

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ever since. On Heathrow, the position has not changed. Obviously,

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the review work has been done, further work has been done in

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relation to the question of air quality around the various proposals

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that were put forward, and the Cabinet and the Government will be

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taking a decision in due course. Thank you, Mr Speaker. Based on

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analysis of a crime survey for England and Wales by the Children's

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Society, an estimated 113 16 and 17-year-old girls in my constituency

:56:37.:56:39.

have experienced a sexual offence in the last year. Given the progress

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made in tackling child sexual exploitation in the last few years,

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could my right honourable friend outline if government has plans to

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strengthen the protection for this particular vulnerable age group? My

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honourable friend raises a very important issue, we saw, obviously,

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in recent times the appalling circumstances in Rotherham in

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relation to child sexual exploitation, but as my honourable

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friend Guy Shone, in every constituency in the country there

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are young people being submitted to sexual offences. -- has shown. The

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Government has been working with all appropriate agencies to ensure we

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put greater support in place to provide an extra 7 million in

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funding to ensure victims of sexual abuse receive the right support,

:57:26.:57:28.

launched the whistle-blowing helpline to help authorities spot

:57:29.:57:34.

patterns of behaviour, and patterns of failure, and made child sexual

:57:35.:57:38.

abuse and expedition a national thread so police forces have a duty

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to collaborate to tackle this terrible crime. We will be

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strengthening our ravens in the coming months, we are all appalled

:57:46.:57:50.

by child sexual abuse, and we need to make sure we eradicate it. In her

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first statement on the steps of Downing Street, the Prime Minister

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stated that she would lead a government that would work for

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everyone of us. Since she became Prime Minister, I have tried

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unsuccessfully to get assurances on the continuation of the Northern

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schools strategy, along with the 80 million that was set aside for the

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Northern schools. Will she therefore give me that commitment today so

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that children in Bradford and the North can have the same chances as

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those in London and the South? Well, it is important that we ensure that

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across the country children are getting the opportunities that they

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deserve, and the quality of the education they receive is an

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important part of that, and the review that has taken place, which

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was launched in March, is making recommendations on the issue. What I

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can assure the honourable gentleman is that my right honourable friend

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the Education Secretary will be looking very carefully at the result

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of that review and will make the position in which the Government is

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going to take in response to those recommendations clear in due course.

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Stuart Andrew. Mr Speaker, crowing up on a council estate, it was tough

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coming out as a Conservative. -- growing up.

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LAUGHTER Difficult as it was, I understood

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then, as I do now, that only a Conservative government delivers

:59:26.:59:29.

real social mobility. Does my right honourable friend

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agree with me that if it is the job of this government to fight for such

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opportunities for the people of Britain, because the party opposite

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are too busy fighting each other? Well, my honourable friend puts it

:59:43.:59:46.

very well, and if you look at the Conservative benchers, as he says,

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we have Members of Parliament who were brought up in council houses,

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Conservative Members of Parliament brought up by single-parent

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families. The chairman of the Conservative Party is a former

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miner. It is this party that is looking at opportunity for all, and

:00:03.:00:07.

that certainly, I am very clear that the Government I lead will be driven

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not by the interests of the privileged few but by the interests

:00:11.:00:15.

of everyone in this country, not entrenching the advantages of a

:00:16.:00:18.

privileged few in terms of opportunity, but extending

:00:19.:00:22.

opportunity to all. Steward led Donaldson. Thank you, Mr Speaker.

:00:23.:00:27.

Whatever your politics, one cannot help but be inspired by the image

:00:28.:00:33.

last week of the female Prime Minister of UK meeting the female

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First Minister of Scotland, a message to girls everywhere that

:00:37.:00:39.

they can achieve anything they want. Does the Prime Minister agree that

:00:40.:00:42.

to do this girls and women should be able to live free from gender race

:00:43.:00:46.

violence and domestic abuse, and will she commit to supporting the

:00:47.:00:51.

bill of my honourable friend for Banff and Buchan and ratify the

:00:52.:00:55.

Istanbul convention? Can I say to the honourable gentleman that I

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think it is an important symbol for girls and young women to see women

:00:58.:01:05.

in positions as Prime Minister and First Minister, and I respect the

:01:06.:01:08.

First Minister of Scotland, we had a very constructive first meeting. We

:01:09.:01:13.

will disagree on some issues, but we will work practically and

:01:14.:01:16.

pragmatically together. I think it is important to deal with the issues

:01:17.:01:20.

of gender violence and domestic violence against women and girls.

:01:21.:01:27.

That is why the add has a strategy that is being taken on by my right

:01:28.:01:31.

honourable friend the Home Secretary now. -- why the Government has. We

:01:32.:01:36.

have a good record for putting in place domestic violence protection

:01:37.:01:40.

orders, but there is always more to do, and we will be doing that.

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Can I welcome one right honourable friend to her place, if it is not

:01:47.:01:53.

too untoward to say, I declare it as game, set and match to her this

:01:54.:01:59.

afternoon. Can I tell my right... Can I tell my right honourable

:02:00.:02:04.

friend that last week, when I met local NFU representatives in North

:02:05.:02:08.

Dorset, they understood what we were doing in delivering Brexit, but they

:02:09.:02:12.

were keen to ensure that the needs of agriculture and British farmers

:02:13.:02:15.

are front and centre in those discussions and that their interests

:02:16.:02:22.

are considered. Can I invite my honourable friend to make that

:02:23.:02:26.

commitment today? I'm very happy to make that commitment, as we look at

:02:27.:02:29.

the position I will be taking in negotiations to leaving for the UK

:02:30.:02:33.

leaving the European Union, we will be consulting widely, agriculture is

:02:34.:02:39.

a sector which is particularly affected by Brexit, and I can assure

:02:40.:02:42.

my honourable friend that we will be consulting with and listening to the

:02:43.:02:46.

views of farmers and others involved in the food industry and

:02:47.:02:51.

agricultural sector. Can I congratulate the right honourable

:02:52.:02:55.

lady on becoming Prime Minister. I gently remind her of the

:02:56.:02:58.

conversation we had a few weeks ago, when I said she would come through

:02:59.:03:02.

the middle and trounce the men standing for that position. So I was

:03:03.:03:07.

right! LAUGHTER I also said I was going to put some

:03:08.:03:11.

money on her, unfortunately I never got around to it, because the odds

:03:12.:03:16.

were very good at the time. Can I ask the Prime Minister is very

:03:17.:03:19.

serious question about the younger generation, millennials, so many of

:03:20.:03:23.

them in this country believe they are citizens of Europe, they had the

:03:24.:03:30.

ability to travel, to work, and to be true Europeans, will she soon

:03:31.:03:35.

give them her vision of how that reality, as European citizens, can

:03:36.:03:38.

be delivered even in the present circumstance? I think the honourable

:03:39.:03:44.

gentleman, I do indeed remember the conversation where he said I would

:03:45.:03:51.

trounce the men, as he said it, the Conservative Party came up with an

:03:52.:03:54.

all woman short list, without being quiet to do so, if I may say...

:03:55.:04:00.

LAUGHTER He raises an important point about

:04:01.:04:04.

the younger generation, what I would say is this, as I said in response

:04:05.:04:10.

to my noble friend, the member for Shrewsbury Town Acton, we are

:04:11.:04:14.

leaving the European Union but not leaving Europe, we will be setting

:04:15.:04:20.

out the negotiating position in terms of our relationship to the

:04:21.:04:23.

European Union, over the coming weeks and months, I would also say

:04:24.:04:26.

this to the young people that he talks about, actually, we should not

:04:27.:04:31.

be limiting their opportunities and their horizons by just looking at

:04:32.:04:36.

Europe. This country will be making a success of Brexit because we will

:04:37.:04:40.

be out there in the world, as an outward looking, expansive country

:04:41.:04:44.

with opportunities around the globe. Philip Davies. I warmly welcome the

:04:45.:04:50.

Prime Minister to her post, unlike dithering Barry, opposite, I did

:04:51.:04:53.

place a bet on her becoming the next leader. I apologise to the Minister

:04:54.:05:02.

for clearly having my phone off when she was calling me to be a part of

:05:03.:05:06.

the front bench of government(!) LAUGHTER

:05:07.:05:10.

Reason why the people of Yorkshire voted overwhelmingly to leave, was

:05:11.:05:14.

due to control in immigration, and the Prime Minister reassure the

:05:15.:05:16.

people of Yorkshire that when we finally do leave the European Union,

:05:17.:05:21.

she will insist upon keeping her original promise to get the

:05:22.:05:25.

immigration figures down into this country into the tens of thousands.

:05:26.:05:31.

I say to my honourable friend, I am very clear that the vote that was

:05:32.:05:37.

taken in this country on the 23rd of June sent a very clear message about

:05:38.:05:40.

immigration, that people want control of free movement from the

:05:41.:05:43.

European Union, and that is precisely what we will be doing and

:05:44.:05:48.

ensuring that we get that in the negotiations that we will be

:05:49.:05:51.

undertaking. I also remain absolutely firm in my belief that we

:05:52.:05:56.

need to bring net migration down to sustainable levels, the government

:05:57.:05:58.

believes that is tens of thousands... It will take some time

:05:59.:06:05.

to get there, but of course, now, we have the added aspect of those

:06:06.:06:10.

controls that we can bring in relation to people moving from the

:06:11.:06:16.

European Union. Finally, Mr Tim Fallon. Thanks. You all very kind. I

:06:17.:06:34.

would like to warmly welcome the promise to her position, she has

:06:35.:06:37.

come a long way since we were on the hustings together in North West

:06:38.:06:41.

Durham, she will reflect that she is possessing greater support in this

:06:42.:06:45.

chamber than either of us got in Consett working men 's club. -- --

:06:46.:06:51.

Tim Farron. Today there are reports that the new Grexit law meat unit

:06:52.:06:55.

will be hiring lawyers at the cost of ?5,000 per head per day, will the

:06:56.:07:01.

Prime Minister be using the mythical ?350 million to pay the legal fees,

:07:02.:07:05.

or is that still pencilled in for the NHS, as promised by cabinet

:07:06.:07:11.

colleagues who campaign for leave? It is absolute right that we create

:07:12.:07:15.

a new department to focus upon the work of negotiating the United

:07:16.:07:19.

Kingdom leaving the European Union and that department will need to

:07:20.:07:22.

have the expertise necessary to undertake those negotiations, I say

:07:23.:07:27.

to the right honourable gentleman, I am very happy to remember the days

:07:28.:07:30.

that he and I spent campaigning in that parliament in the general

:07:31.:07:34.

election, little did the voters of North West Durham know that the two

:07:35.:07:37.

candidates, unsuccessful candidates, in that election, would become

:07:38.:07:41.

leaders of two of this country's political parties, although as I

:07:42.:07:44.

would point out to the right honourable gentleman, my party is a

:07:45.:07:48.

little bit bigger than his is... CHEERING

:07:49.:07:54.

LAUGHTER Order.

:07:55.:08:06.

That marked the end of Theresa May's first prime ministers questions,

:08:07.:08:12.

strong performance, fairly strong performance, we will hear what you

:08:13.:08:15.

thought in a moment, recapping on some of the substance, she started

:08:16.:08:18.

off saying that unemployment has come down, wages have gone up, and

:08:19.:08:22.

welcomed the vote on Trident renewal, while thanking the 140

:08:23.:08:27.

Labour MPs for backing the government on this, making it

:08:28.:08:31.

uncomfortable for Jeremy Corbyn. He actually then sort of forensically

:08:32.:08:35.

dissected Theresa May's speech which she made on the steps of Downing

:08:36.:08:39.

Street, trying to get her to match the rhetoric on issues like social

:08:40.:08:44.

justice with action. Also raised calls for the Orgreave enquiry,

:08:45.:08:48.

which was into policing, handling the miners strike in 1984, we will

:08:49.:08:53.

have a bit on that later on. Talk about homeownership, if you are

:08:54.:08:57.

black you are more likely to be treated more harshly than if you are

:08:58.:09:00.

white, something that she said in the criminal justice system, Jeremy

:09:01.:09:03.

Corbyn wanted her to say exactly what she meant, also raised the

:09:04.:09:08.

language used by Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary, then the

:09:09.:09:11.

long-term economic plan, about helping people who are less

:09:12.:09:15.

fortunate, said that welfare claims are up, jobless figures in terms of

:09:16.:09:20.

claims are also up, and then social justice in general. She came back

:09:21.:09:25.

and unusually answered quite a few of the questions and there was a few

:09:26.:09:28.

jokes trust in their about the fact she is the second female Prime

:09:29.:09:32.

Minister, roof of the pudding, that the Tory party does do something for

:09:33.:09:37.

women, and also on scribblers leadership, pointing at Jeremy

:09:38.:09:40.

Corbyn. Interestingly, in the whole section by Jeremy Corbyn, nothing

:09:41.:09:44.

about Brexit or Europe, that game in the questions afterwards, the form

:09:45.:09:49.

of Angus Robertson, from the SNP, saying that remain means remain.

:09:50.:09:53.

And. She again said she was listening to the devolved

:09:54.:10:00.

parliaments. She would not say anything more firmly. But at the

:10:01.:10:03.

very end she talked about migration and net migration figures and she

:10:04.:10:08.

very clearly restated her commitment to reducing net migration to tens of

:10:09.:10:20.

thousands. Boris Johnson and Amber Rudd failed to do that, but she said

:10:21.:10:24.

that she was very clear that the vote taken on the 23rd of June was

:10:25.:10:27.

that people want the government is to take control of immigration and

:10:28.:10:31.

she was going to do that, but she admitted that it will take some time

:10:32.:10:35.

to get there. She made a little joke at the spends of Tim Farron, when

:10:36.:10:38.

they stood for a seat that neither of them one, that they are both now

:10:39.:10:42.

leaders of individual parties but that hers was a bit bigger(!) than

:10:43.:10:47.

his. She can be a bit ruthless. Other words to describe her being

:10:48.:10:53.

used by you out there, " commanding, confident, self assured..."

:10:54.:10:57.

Self-assurance, that was the keyword. A big response,

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interesting, the tone of PMQs changes with the change of

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characters, a lot of people have been watching, thank you for your

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response. Victories on form, Jeremy still raising questions from

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history, minus strike and homeownership in the 1990s. As an

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change and a very powerful change, says Tim. Bill Claridge,

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barnstorming first B 's performance from PM. Patterson, with

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the PM wipe the floor with Jeremy what a response on Twitter to that.

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A few against. -- Phil Claridge. John Baker, picked up on something

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that you picked mentioned, she looked nervous and try to be too

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clever, I'm particularly pleased that Jeremy Corbyn threw back those

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words at her that she said on the steps of Downing Street, I think

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that he came out on top. -- PMQs. Thatcher Mark two, she is back. Seen

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it all before. And one thing, the award unexpected pun, I don't think

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they're meant to, how refreshing, answers to all questions in calm

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atmosphere, from Kent Norman, long may it continue. Makes a change from

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you doing that! -- Ken Norman. It was fluent, confident, it is easy to

:12:26.:12:29.

make comparisons between Theresa May and Margaret Thatcher, but a couple

:12:30.:12:33.

of notes echoed, of Margaret Thatcher, much more fluent than

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Margaret Thatcher was, at the beginning of her premiership,

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watching those days from the gallery, I was a six-year-old little

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girl correspondent, she was very confident. You can see some of the

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gags coming half a mile away, this is the House of Commons, not have I

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got news for you, which you know very well! I think I prefer PMQs,

:12:53.:12:59.

myself. Jeremy Corbyn did well under the circumstances, a strong and

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sustained attack on one or two lines, especially considering the

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benches behind him sat in that now familiar uncomfortable silence, as

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if they were watching an embarrassing relative at a party, it

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feels like that, somebody with every right to be there, they just wish he

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would go away. Gave a reasonable performance on his own terms,

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Theresa May more than held her end up. Interestingly on that dynamic,

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Jeremy Corbyn, more experienced, has been there longer, even as Leader of

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the Opposition, may feel more comfortable at the dispatch box,

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what about the comparisons, that will inevitably be made, between

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Theresa May and Margaret Thatcher? May have been more confident at the

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beginning, but those comparisons will be made, and she was quite

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aggressive. One or two stylistics marriages, the mine is bigger than

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yours gagged at the end of the session, that may have come out of

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the Margaret Thatcher playbook, one or two lines, the way that they were

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delivered. -- mine is bigger than yours gag. It is easy to make the

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comparison but the comparisons were there to be made, she started off

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hitting the ground running, in this Question Time, she is flying any

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minute now to see the German leader, then the French leader after that.

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She has started, in her own way, Margaret Thatcher did as well, with

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a very big in tray. The first question that Jeremy Corbyn put to

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Theresa May, Orgreave Inquirer, she gave an indication that something

:14:31.:14:32.

might be happening. Sounded like more than that, watch this space,

:14:33.:14:37.

saying that the new Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, would have something to

:14:38.:14:41.

sale it on, you do not often hear a promise to saying that unless

:14:42.:14:43.

something of substance is going to happen, she was referring to the

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Battle of Orgreave, literally a battle in many ways between the

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South Yorkshire Police and striking miners at the Orgreave colliery in

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1984, accusations of evidence being rigged up, of mine is being framed

:14:54.:14:58.

and all the rest of it, and the call for the enquiry took on new momentum

:14:59.:15:02.

after the Hillsborough enquiry. -- miners. We are now looking at what

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Amber Rudd has got to say. What about the issue of Europe, there is

:15:08.:15:10.

every sign that her premiership is going to be defined by the Brexit

:15:11.:15:15.

vote, however much she wants to talk about social justice, that is how it

:15:16.:15:20.

will be defined initially. Angus Robertson has made the claim, he is

:15:21.:15:23.

going to continue on this, remain means remain for Scotland, what does

:15:24.:15:28.

it mean in practice? The early stages of the game, it can really

:15:29.:15:32.

only have one outcome, the Scottish national party, after in gauging

:15:33.:15:35.

with the Westminster government and the Prime Minister, we have heard

:15:36.:15:38.

promises to engage constructively with the government in Edinburgh,

:15:39.:15:42.

there will go their separate ways, because of course they will, this

:15:43.:15:45.

means Scotland being able to continue a relationship with the

:15:46.:15:48.

European Union, for Westminster and the rest of the UK, they are a

:15:49.:15:52.

component part and will go the way of the rest of us until the break

:15:53.:15:54.

finally comes. That was her first visit, she fears

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that is the big threat. One of the first thing she said outside Downing

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Street, she talked about how precious the Union is, and the union

:16:10.:16:15.

of all our citizens, the social justice agenda. That performance

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showed me that we have picked the right person. There was a great deal

:16:20.:16:23.

of detailed knowledge, if you take the question on housing, on starter

:16:24.:16:27.

homes, she had all the detail, why the limits were as they were. Direct

:16:28.:16:33.

answers two questions, a very sure that performance, and a clear

:16:34.:16:36.

political contrast that you are trying to draw between the Labour

:16:37.:16:39.

Party, fighting amongst themselves, and getting on with government.

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There is trouble, obviously, down the road, because he congratulated

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Herbert said that Brexit means Brexit and already wanted a

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commitment that it would mean not joining the single market. --

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congratulated her but said. We are trying to have a strong trading

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relationship with the EU 27 countries, that is in all of our

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interests, and cooperate on the problems we face in terms of the

:17:08.:17:11.

migration crisis and terrorism. And what about free -- freedom of

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movement? Well, what was very clear is that she was keen to stress that

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although we are leaving the EU, there is still a positive global

:17:27.:17:30.

vision of Britain, and our relationship, she is going to

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Germany and lacrosse after that, our relationships with these countries

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are varied important and will be in the future. -- Germany and France.

:17:39.:17:45.

How is she going to achieve it? In terms of migration, the number of

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people coming from outside the EU stands at 188,000, how long will it

:17:52.:17:56.

take to get there? 20 years? I do not think she is thinking over that

:17:57.:18:04.

time scale at all, there is an opportunity to make changes in terms

:18:05.:18:07.

of European migration at the end of this period, and we can take further

:18:08.:18:11.

measures in relation to non-EU migration. What measures will bring

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down that figure to tens of thousands? You asking me to take

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decisions... You believe this is a credible line that has not been

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achieved by the Government when she was Home Secretary, and she has

:18:25.:18:28.

restated that commitment, despite the fact that her Home Secretary and

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Foreign Secretary do not believe it is achievable, and you tell me in

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any way how you would bring the figure down. The Government will

:18:43.:18:44.

have to look at a range of measures on migration, but one of the clear

:18:45.:18:47.

messages from the referendum was a very widespread concern in our

:18:48.:18:49.

country about levels of immigration, and the Government needs to respond

:18:50.:18:54.

to that. One of the comments she made about the Labour Party is that

:18:55.:18:57.

it will spend the next few months in a divisive leadership battle while

:18:58.:19:01.

her body gets on with bringing the country back together. That is what

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is going to happen, the Labour Party is going to be fighting itself while

:19:05.:19:10.

the Government gets on. Well, the Labour Party is having an internal,

:19:11.:19:14.

democratic election, and that could be quite healing for the Labour

:19:15.:19:18.

Party. It is definitely a difference from the Tory benches, given they

:19:19.:19:24.

have our daily the ship contest there, and certainly Theresa May's

:19:25.:19:28.

style was quite refreshing and moved away from Flashman. -- they have had

:19:29.:19:37.

a leadership contest there. I would question her judgment in appointing

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Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary. You agree with what Jeremy Corbyn

:19:42.:19:47.

said? I do, given Britain's role on the European stage being so

:19:48.:19:50.

critical, and how we define our relationship with the rest of the

:19:51.:19:55.

world, having someone who has said the things that he has said, which

:19:56.:20:00.

was referred to in PMQs, that is a real concern. He did a really good

:20:01.:20:04.

job promoting London. Funny you should mention all of this!

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Boris Johnson and some of his remarks were brought up by Jeremy

:20:15.:20:17.

Corbyn in the chamber. US Secretary of State John Kerry

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was in town yesterday, and as he went to see Theresa May

:20:22.:20:24.

in Downing Street, he got a traditional

:20:25.:20:26.

British welcome. At the Foreign Office later,

:20:27.:20:30.

the new Foreign Secretary tried to be more welcoming

:20:31.:20:35.

to the visiting dignitary. Both were subjected to some tricky

:20:36.:20:39.

questions about Boris's past, but Mr Kerry spoke of

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the man he'd heard about. This man is a very smart

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and capable man. I can live with that,

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I can live with that! That's the Boris Johnson

:20:47.:20:51.

that I've met, and we intend to make good

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things happen. Phew!

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Stop that, that's great... You've accused the current

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US President, Barack Obama, of harbouring a part-Kenyan's

:21:03.:21:12.

"an ancestral dislike for the British Empire,"

:21:13.:21:15.

while claiming, that he didn't want a Churchill

:21:16.:21:17.

bust in the White House. You have described a possible future

:21:18.:21:22.

US President, Hillary Clinton, as someone with, "Dyed blonde hair

:21:23.:21:25.

and pouty lips and a steely blue stare like a sadistic nurse

:21:26.:21:28.

in a mental hospital." You've also likened her

:21:29.:21:33.

to Lady Macbeth. Or do you want to take them

:21:34.:21:36.

with you into your new job as some sort of indicator of the type

:21:37.:21:42.

of diplomacy you will practise? I'm afraid that there is such

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a rich thesaurus now of things that I have said

:21:47.:21:50.

that have been one way or another, through what alchemy I do not know,

:21:51.:21:53.

somehow misconstrued, that it would really take me

:21:54.:21:58.

too long to engage in a full global itinerary

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of apology to all concerned. And I think most people,

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most people who read these things in their proper context,

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can see exactly what was intended. Let's see, Cat Smith, Boris Johnson,

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these comments were raised by your leader, he tends to bluff and say,

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look, they were taken out of context, they were misconstrued, but

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you think it is more serious than that. I think Boris thinks he is

:22:34.:22:38.

very funny, but the reality is that it is a very serious time in terms

:22:39.:22:42.

of our relationship on the world stage, so he cannot afford to make

:22:43.:22:47.

jokes, and I hope that he really considers the language that he uses

:22:48.:22:51.

when talking about other political leaders, other potential leaders,

:22:52.:22:58.

and other countries. Do you... Who said he made a good job of being

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mayor, hardly a ringing endorsement of him as Foreign Secretary, is it?

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In some cases he has used language that I wouldn't, but before he

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became mayor, lots of people raised concerns and said he would not be

:23:12.:23:15.

serious enough to do the job, but his approval rating from Londoners

:23:16.:23:21.

was very high. Will it hurt him? Everybody knows his form, he has to

:23:22.:23:26.

live down his past, he has conducted himself as a columnist doing

:23:27.:23:29.

politics, rather than a politician doing a newspaper column, and he has

:23:30.:23:32.

to be less interesting in future, not get carried away by his own gift

:23:33.:23:38.

of phrasemaking, which he writes like a runaway horse. He's the

:23:39.:23:41.

Foreign Secretary, that has got to be change. What a memo, be less

:23:42.:23:45.

interesting! Thank you very much.

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Now, if you remember, at the beginning of the show

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to satirise Theresa May's first Prime Minister's Questions.

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Here he is, getting his equipment at there, look, crayons, pencils,

:23:54.:24:06.

different colours, not traditional blue! Here he is hard at work for

:24:07.:24:12.

us. You have to earn your deep when you come on the Daily Politics, even

:24:13.:24:16.

on a Wednesday. We will see the fruits of his labour in just a

:24:17.:24:20.

moment, you can see the beginnings of him sketching out Theresa May.

:24:21.:24:27.

Boris?! Similar hair! Show us what you have got.

:24:28.:24:32.

Well it is Theresa May... Thank God for that! Of course, it

:24:33.:24:39.

refers to the IMF, at about the exit putting a spanner in the works. I

:24:40.:24:45.

wondered whether, as I was listening outside, whether first of all I had

:24:46.:24:48.

used the wrong metaphor and it should have been the elephant in the

:24:49.:24:51.

room, because of the fact that Brexit is going to dominate her

:24:52.:24:56.

premiership, but Corbyn did not mention it at all. It is absolutely

:24:57.:25:00.

true, but what are your impressions of her in terms of satire? It is

:25:01.:25:06.

impossible now, even more so today, with the pearls and a blue suit, the

:25:07.:25:11.

comparison to the Iron Lady is so obvious. Are you going to have to

:25:12.:25:16.

carve out a slightly different role? It is not just going to be the

:25:17.:25:20.

leopard-skin shoes either, it has to be something more than that. But

:25:21.:25:24.

there are great echoes of Thatcher in her presentation, facially as

:25:25.:25:28.

well, and she has even got the Helmut Haller card now, which has

:25:29.:25:40.

echoes of Thatcher. -- the helmet haircut. You have to keep Thatcher

:25:41.:25:44.

out of her mind while you are drawing, she is something of an

:25:45.:25:49.

enigma. I think we can show some of the other sketches that have been

:25:50.:25:53.

done, but while they are going up, what are the qualities and

:25:54.:25:56.

characteristics that you look for? These are some of the others that

:25:57.:26:01.

have been done of Theresa May, the physical features, the nose and the

:26:02.:26:08.

hair. Peter Brooks is a master at this, and he has gone for the nose,

:26:09.:26:16.

well and truly gone for the nose! In a way, that is also similar to

:26:17.:26:22.

Margaret Thatcher. And the handbag as well. These shoes are going to be

:26:23.:26:26.

absolutely crucial, let's have a look at another one which was done

:26:27.:26:32.

fairly recently, what to think of that one? Brilliant, but then David

:26:33.:26:38.

Brown is always brilliant. It is quite dark. Of course it is dark, he

:26:39.:26:46.

is a satirist! It works, it really works. Let's take a look at the last

:26:47.:26:51.

one, the famous kitten heels, that is his signature, if a little bit

:26:52.:27:01.

rude. Steve Bell combining two metaphors there, very clever, as he

:27:02.:27:08.

always is. But that doesn't show her face, of course. Steve has yet to

:27:09.:27:13.

put a defining caricature of her in. Is that why we have not got the

:27:14.:27:18.

face? Do you think the portrayals of Prime Minister change over time?

:27:19.:27:21.

Blair certainly did, but they do, don't they? In his case, badly with

:27:22.:27:29.

Iraq. And that will develop, what type of person becomes a cartoonist?

:27:30.:27:34.

Are you dark? There is a dark side to us all, why would you choose this

:27:35.:27:39.

otherwise? It is quite an aggressive occupation, making fun of people all

:27:40.:27:43.

the time. But to answer your question, a very mixed bunch, all

:27:44.:27:49.

sorts of people, a strange bunch. Let's see how you develop! Just time

:27:50.:27:53.

to put you out of your misery and give you the answer to guess the

:27:54.:27:58.

year, it was 1988. Can you press the button? We will find out who has got

:27:59.:28:04.

it. A very gentle pressing of the bus! The mug is yours, Richard.

:28:05.:28:07.

That's all for today, thanks to all our guests.

:28:08.:28:10.

after more than 11 years on the Daily Politics.

:28:11.:28:16.

We wish him well and leave you with a reminder of some

:28:17.:28:18.

of his more memorable moments on the programme.

:28:19.:28:20.

Giles, over to you, and we will be counting those puns.

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Well, what do the horse trainers here

:28:30.:28:31.

make of the runners and riders in the election race?

:28:32.:28:35.

Deals that can be done are the meat of politics

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in this election that is far from a falcon conclusion.

:28:39.:28:41.

And I'm told they're just jumping to tell me their burning issues.

:28:42.:28:48.

I know they're sceptical, but this new male make-up

:28:49.:28:50.

does make you look a bit more rock 'n' roll,

:28:51.:28:52.

has got me in touch with my feminine side.

:28:53.:28:58.

# What a man, what a man, what a man

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# What a man, what a man, what a mighty good man... #

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You're coming across as, frankly, ridiculous.

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Jo Coburn and Giles Dilnot with all the latest from Westminster, including live coverage of Theresa May's first Prime Minister's Questions. There is also a look at the PM's programme for government and the Labour leadership contest.

Guests include the new housing minister Gavin Barwell and Labour's Cat Smith.


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