21/02/2018 Daily Politics


21/02/2018

Andrew Neil is joined by Steve Baker and Andrew Gwynne to review Prime Minister's Questions, discuss the Brexit negotiations and examine Jeremy Corbyn's battle with newspapers.


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Morning, folks - welcome

to the Daily Politics.

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More than 60 Eurosceptic Tory MPs

have written to the Prime Minister

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laying down their red lines

for the Brexit negotiations.

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Will Theresa May and her cabinet

colleagues be able to hammer

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out a compromise at her

country retreat tomorrow?

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Jeremy Corbyn takes aim

at the newspapers after a series

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of lurid headlines claiming links

with soviet-era spies.

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What does the labour leader's

threat to the press -

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and what he calls their "lies

and smears" - actually mean?

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It's Wednesday -

so it must be PMQs -

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what will the Prime Minister

be pressed on?

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An uninterrupted.

-- we will bring

luck to

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All that in the next 90 minutes

and I've managed to lure two

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of Westminster's most lucrative

assets into the studio this morning

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- please feel free to divulge any

intelligence you have,

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safe in the knowledge that the BBC

will do everything it can

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to protect your identity.

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Brexit Minister Steve Baker

and Shadow Communities Secretary,

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Andrew Gwynne welcome

to the programme.

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So, it will seem like ancient

history to some but Jeremy Corbyn's

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meetings with a Czech agent

and diplomat in the 1980s have

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making the headlines in recent days,

with some papers accusing the Labour

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leader of betraying his country.

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The defence secretary,

Gavin Williamson, said

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the revelations proved that Labour

leader "cannot be trusted".

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But last night Mr Corbyn

hit back with a video,

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posted on social media.

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Publishing these ridiculous smears,

that have been refuted by Czech

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officials, shows just how worrying

the media bosses are by the

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prospects of a Labour Government.

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They are right to be.

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Labour will stand up

to the powerful and corrupt,

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and take the side of the many,

not the few.

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A free press is essential

for democracy.

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And we don't want to close it down.

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We want to open it up.

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he says, for the newspapers, change

is coming. What change?

Absolutely.

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It's been our position since the

General Election and before that we

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will implement Leveson two. That is

the change that is coming...

Just to

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clarify, it would be a second stage

of the Leveson Inquiry, that isn't a

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change, that is an enquiry. It is

into hacking that couldn't be done

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first time. And it is press

relations to the police. I ask

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again, what change is coming?

The

change is happening already, Andrew.

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We have seen the influence of the

newspaper media is less than it used

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to be. At the last General Election,

the day before, we had a 13 page

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smear on Jeremy Corbyn in the Daily

Mail. That proved not to be worth

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the paper it was written on, it

didn't have a single thing...

You

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are quite right to say that...

That's fine, that hasn't been

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brought about by Labour or policy,

that is social media, that is a

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systemic change...

By falling in

circulation...

I ask again, what

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would you do to stop stories we were

just talking about there? You think

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they are nonsense. What change would

you make to stop them being

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published?

Calling it nonsense gives

it over credence.

What change?

We

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want to open up the press. We talk

about having a free press. We should

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be proud that we have freedom of

press. But it isn't freedom of press

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when you have 71% of the media in

the hands of...

You are giving me

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the analysis, excuse me, to justify

the change. I understand that. That

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is what Jeremy Corbyn did in his

social media posting. I am trying to

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get from you, what change would

Labour make in the law, what would

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you do to stop stories like this

being published, what would you do

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to stop papers reporting the claims

of a former Czech spy, what would

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you do?

That's why Lebas -- that's

why the Leveson two is important. We

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want to break the dominance of 71%

of our media being in control...

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Leveson two is not about dominance,

it is about what I have just said.

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Let me try one more time, how would

you change, how would a Labour

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Government change the regulations

and reporting rules for the media?

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We want to make sure there is a

genuine free press.

How would you do

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that?

We would go forward by

bringing forward measures that make

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sure that the press is not only

free, but also...

What with these

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measures be? Would you ban foreign

ownership?

That is to be decided by

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Tom Watson and his shadow...

So you

don't know?

Look, Andrew, we have a

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situation here where 71% of the

media is in the control of tax

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exiles. We want them to be paying

tax.

Is Rupert Murdoch a tax exile?

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We want them to be paying tax...

Is

Rupert Murdoch a tax exile?

I'm not

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going to get into individuals. You

know that the dominance of the press

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barons in this country is not

healthy...

Would you ban foreign

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ownership?

That is one option that

may be on the table.

Maybe? A change

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is coming but we don't know what the

change is.

Change must come because

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we cannot go on with media barons

being able to present smears as

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fact...

Now you are back to the

analysis. You won't tell me what

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this leads to. Let's move on. The

Defence Secretary says Jeremy Corbyn

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has betrayed his country. In what

way?

The Defence Secretary has

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chosen his own words. The .3 about

Mr Barkok...

Has he betrayed his

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country?

He is a grave danger to

this country.

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This has given people all sorts of

ideas. Your Defence Secretary, our

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Defence Secretary, the Defence

Secretary of this Government, our

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Government, has said that the leader

of Her Majesty 's opposition has

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betrayed his country. In what way

has he betrayed his country?

That is

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a question for Gavin Williamson.

You

don't agree with it?

I'm not

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commenting. I think Jeremy Corbyn is

a grave danger to our country.

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That's a political point. Of course

you do. Everybody in one party

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things everybody in the other party

is a grave danger. The trailer is a

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different matter. That is a serious

accusation. A senior figure in the

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Czech Republic Defence Ministry says

Sarkozy, the person in question, is

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a liar. No file showed Jeremy Corbyn

incorporating with Czech

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intelligence. It has been said that

there are no Stasi files on Jeremy

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Corbyn at all. So, in what sense has

Jeremy Corbyn betrayed this country?

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I'm not commenting on that. This is

an area where there were lots of

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questions to answer. We have a free

press. The free press is asking the

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questions, they should answer.

Your

fellow Tories are piling in. Your

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security minister, again, Security

minister, he has compared Jeremy

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Corbyn to Kim Philby. Kim Philby was

a traitor. At the time had he been

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found guilty he would have been

hanged. That is an outrageous smear

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to say about the Leader of the

Opposition.

I would allow you to

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draw me into potentially libelling

anybody. I won't comment on that.

So

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you don't agree with that, either?

You don't agree with the defence

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Minister or security minister.

The

Government this on the ropes.

I have

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the Government on the ropes and you

have just interrupted me. That we

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try and keep him on the ropes.

A

Tory backbencher MP, Ben Bradley, he

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tweeted that Jeremy Corbyn had "Sold

British secrets to Communist spies

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is great -- to Communist spies" he

then had to delete the message.

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That is a matter for them. We

believe in a free press in this

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country. Questions need to be

answered.

I'm not asking that. Do

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you think Jeremy Corbyn can be

compared to Kim Philby? Do you think

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he has betrayed this country in any

way? Do you think he sold British

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secrets?

I have no evidence for any

of that.

How come your colleagues

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do?

That is a question for them.

Surely the real scandal is not what

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Jeremy Corbyn has supposedly done or

not done, it is the outright lies

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and disinformation that your fellow

Tories are spreading. That is the

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real scandal, isn't it?

I'm not

going to accuse my colleagues of

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anything. They will need to defend

what they have said.

I would put it

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to you that it is clearly a lie on

any evidence so far available to us

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that Jeremy Corbyn sold British

secrets to the Communists. Agreed?

I

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have no evidence to make a judgment.

To claim so would be a lie.

The

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questions have been asked, the

questions need to be answered, it is

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not for me to sit on your programme,

invent evidence, and reach a

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conclusion myself, I'm not going to

do that.

You will leave that to your

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Tory colleagues. Jeremy Corbyn said

the British press had gone a bit

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James Bond in that video. Jeremy

Corbyn realises that James Bond was

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on our side.

CHUCKLES

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>> Gemma: absolutely. You have hit

the nail on the head, these are

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fabrications.

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-- absolutely, you have hit the nail

on the head, these are fabrications.

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They have been designed to deflect

from the crisis the Government is

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in.

I will stop you because we have

done that.

But it is an important

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point to make.

That is why it has

been made more than several times.

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Now, more than 60 eurosceptic

Tory MPs have written

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a letter laying down their red lines

for the next stage of

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Brexit negotiations.

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The letter - which was sent last

week - comes as the Prime Minister

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tries to get her Cabinet to a agree

on common position.

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Here's Emma with all the details.

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Thanks, Andrew it's time

to crack open the Blue Nun,

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because there's a house

party at Chequers.

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Tomorrow evening, Theresa May

will host her Brexit sub-committee

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of senior ministers to try to thrash

out what they want their final deal

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with the EU to look like.

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There have been a series of speeches

by Mrs May and her senior team

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outlining their vision,

the Prime Minister herself has said

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she wants a "deep and special

partnership" with the EU and has

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promised Britain would remain

committed to Europe's security.

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Foreign Secretary Boris

Johnson has said Brexit

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was a cause for "hope not fear"

and argued we had to leave

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the single market and the customs

union to enjoy the

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benefits of Brexit.

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Yesterday the Brexit secretary

David Davis promised Britain

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will lead a "global race to the top"

in rights and standards

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and Environment Secretary Michael

Gove has claimed we'll

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have a green Brexit, arguing

there is an historic opportunity

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to improve the environment.

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Today David Davis will outline

Britain's official response

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to the EU's Brexit transition

proposals, he's expected to say

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Britain needs protection from future

EU laws that could cause us harm

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during the transition.

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However, the party is having

some gate crashers,

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The European Research Group,

which comprises over 60 Conservative

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MPs led by Jacob Rees-Mogg,

has written to the Prime Minister

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with a list of helpful 'suggestions'

for Brexit that include arguing

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Britain should be free to negotiate

and sign trade deals as soon

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as we leave next year,

and they say there should be "full

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regulatory autonomy",

during the transition period.

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A view that is at odd with others

in the party, Nicky Morgan,

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who voted to stay in the EU,

called the letter a ransom

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note and said the ERG was taking

Theresa May hostage.

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Thank you. The European research

group, used to chair that, didn't

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you?

I did.

It was like a full

regulatory autonomy, do you agree?

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We will continue our relationship

with the EU on the same fundamental

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basis as we do today but as a third

country outside of the former

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structure...

So not full regular

Tory autonomy?

Where we need to

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land...

On talking about the

transition.

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transition. -- we are talking about

the transition. You don't agree on

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this?

My job is to agree with the

Government. I will support with the

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Government's policy. We need to have

an implementation period which

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allows us to be a third country and

continue our future trade

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relationship agreement. It is

through that agreement we should

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have full regulatory autonomy which

is a policy that prime Minster has

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set out during the course of...

Is

it broadly the Government's position

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that we should remain aligned to EU

rules and regulations, even after

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the transition?

The position David

Davis set out as the Government 's

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position. We need to maintain high

standards. We should have control of

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our own laws. We should get

ourselves into the position of the

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normal free trade agreement where we

have a degree of mutual recognition,

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a degree of confidence, and we are

able to control our own laws.

So we

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will remain aligned?

In some areas

where we choose to achieve the same

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goals by the same means. But this

isn't news. This is what the Prime

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Minister has set out in her previous

speeches. We are signed up to taking

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back control of our laws, borders,

our money.

But not during the

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transition?

This isn't a new

statement.

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I know legally we leave after the

Article 50 process, but we enter a

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transition period, in practice, what

would the difference be between

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membership and the transition?

We

will start negotiating and signing

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our new trade agreements.

That is

what the ERG wants too, we will be

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able to sign trade agreements.

That

is the Government's policy, during

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the integration period we can sign

them, but only bring them into

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effect...

You think we will be able

to sign free trade agreements during

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a transition period. Not just talk

or negotiate, not even agree but

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pigeonhole until we leave, we will

be able to sign them and agree them?

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I'm expecting us to agree them to

come into effect after the implement

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wapgs.

--

Implementation.

The reason

I ask again it is unusual to get

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such clarity on these questions, I'm

somewhat taken aback. David Davis

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said she wants to work with the EU

for a race to the top in rules and

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regulations. But he wants to work...

So that would mean that we are going

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to mirror each other. What is the

point of leaving?

The point is to go

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to race to the top. We know the

public require high standards across

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a range of issues from work

conditions, the environment, we want

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to get to a position where we are

leading a race to the top globally.

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So the impact will be the same as

the EU's rules?

The objectives may

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well be the same.

So what is the

point?

We will strive to the

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objectives in different ways. So the

point would be for example Iain

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Duncan Smith pulled out a list of

regulations and talked of the next

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round of solvency regulations, the

point is we should have control of

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our laws and regulations and have

the opportunity to strive to similar

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goals in different ways. What

What

would happen if your ideas went in a

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very different direction to Europe?

We need to agree a regime of mutual

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recognition.

We would have to take

into account what they want, which

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is like being in the EU.

No, there

will always be a mechanism for

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co-ordination. That doesn't mean

you're compelled to accept law from

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there. One would have the choice

whether to adjust and taking the

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consequences.

If we were going to

change our standard, we would go to

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Brussels and say, what do you think?

I would not expect us to seek

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consent. I would expect us to go

about the business of conducting a

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multi-dimensional trade policy, to

have some unilateral measures, some

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plural agreements with member states

and some multilateral agreements.

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That is why we have our ambassador

at the WTO chairing the trade and

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services committee to move the world

forward.

How long would the

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transition period last?

The

transition period, the length is a

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matter for discussion.

We know what

the Europeans think, they want it to

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end in December 2020. What is the

British Government's position.

That

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is the position of EU, we think the

right period is about two years.

Why

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does it need to be longer? Why does

a euro sceptic want it to be longer

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than the EU wants?

I would be happy

for us to have the minimum period

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necessary. That is a matter to

negotiate. You can see that they

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want us to exit during, at the end

of the budget period, the Prime

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Minister suggests two years. What

will be the case is when we have

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agreed there will be a fixed date.

It will be time-limited.

Absolutely.

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On Labour's position on the customs

union, what is the difference

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between a customs union and the Cus

comes union -- customs union.

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comes union -- customs union.

A

union would be negotiated.

In what

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way would it differ?

It may differ

it is down to negotiation but may

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differ in the sense that we retain

access to tariff-free trade with the

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EU, but we have freedom to enter

third party negotiations on free

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trade with other country.

You think

we can be in a customs union, and

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still have the right to negotiate

free trade agreements?

That is why

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we want to have the transition

period, so that we can have that

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extra time to sit down with our

European colleagues and negotiate a

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deal that works in the interests of

Britain.

Can you point to a single

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sign, the slightest sliver of a sign

that the EU is prepared to agree to

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us being in a customs union and to

negotiate our own free trade

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agreements.

Don't be a pessimist.

Don't try and get out of it with a

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joke. You point to any sign they

would agree to that.

A Labour

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Government would approach the Brexit

negotiations in a different manner

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and sit down with our partners and

negotiate a deal that works.

Do you

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agree at the moment there has never

been the merest indication from Mr

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Barnier or Mr Junker or the Germans

or the French that they would in any

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way even contemplate Britain being

in a customs union with them and

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still allow Britain to have free

trade deals.

They're dealing with

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Steve and his government.

You have

talked to them as well.

They have a

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different...

Jeremy Corbyn has

talked to them. Have you had any

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indication that would be on the

agenda?

Absolutely, we believe we

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can negotiate...

What indication.

We

believe we can negotiate an

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arrangement.

I know what you want,

but I'm asking you can you show me

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any indication, have you been given

any indication in the meetings you

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have had with Mr Barner in that this

would even be discussed?

We wouldn't

0:22:000:22:06

be putting it down to be an option

if we didn't think it was possible.

0:22:060:22:10

Give me the evidence that it is

possible.

We believe it is possible.

0:22:100:22:17

You believing something, what would

be possible if Mr Barnier indicated

0:22:170:22:21

this was a route he would consider.

Can you give me any evidence that he

0:22:210:22:26

has indicated that

We believe.

I

know what you believe.

We believe

0:22:260:22:31

that we will be in a position to

negotiate a tariff-free trade...

It

0:22:310:22:39

is fan tasical. From everything Mr

Barnier has said it is fantasy.

I

0:22:390:22:46

don't believe it is it is in the

interests of British people we

0:22:460:22:50

secure a deal.

If we are in a

customs union, the EU would set our

0:22:500:22:56

tariffs. So we wouldn't be able to

negotiate free trade deals and his

0:22:560:23:02

argument falls.

0:23:020:23:08

And for more reporting

and analysis of Brexit,

0:23:080:23:10

check out the BBC News website -

that's bbc.co.uk/brexit.

0:23:100:23:13

Now, a major story in this morning's

newspapers has shocked

0:23:130:23:16

centres of global governance.

0:23:160:23:18

Yes, Westminster, Washington,

New York, and Brussels

0:23:180:23:20

are all reeling from the news

that the Hollywood star

0:23:200:23:24

Jennifer Lawrence is planning

to give up acting for a year

0:23:240:23:27

in order to help "fix

American democracy".

0:23:270:23:34

Here on the Daily Politics we've

been doing our best in the UK

0:23:340:23:38

for some time and, Jennifer,

let me tell you - you might need

0:23:380:23:41

to book a bit more time off.

0:23:410:23:45

One thing we can advise is that

there's no better way to acquaint

0:23:450:23:48

yourself with the glory -

and the nightmare -

0:23:480:23:50

of the democratic ideal

than by tuning into Prime Minister's

0:23:500:23:53

Questions - where the lead actors

stumble over their lines,

0:23:530:23:55

the director likes to be the star

of the show, and the supporting cast

0:23:550:23:59

seems to know only one bit

of script: an indistinct braying

0:23:590:24:01

that begs all viewers

to switch off the screen.

0:24:010:24:05

Perhaps the only way

to endure it is with a glass

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of the strong stuff

and what better vessel

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than one of these beauties -

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The magistrates came

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forward slash dailypolitics.

0:26:150:26:23

It's coming up to midday here -

0:26:250:26:30

just take a look at Big Ben -

and that can mean only one thing,

0:26:300:26:34

yes, Prime Minister's

Questions is on its way.

0:26:340:26:35

And that's not all -

Laura Kuenssberg is here.

0:26:350:26:38

You have had a chance to look at

this document, I believe it is from

0:26:380:26:43

the Government about its attitude to

transition period from the end of

0:26:430:26:47

the Article 50 process to fully

leaving the EU.

That's right on

0:26:470:26:52

these pages in my clammy paws is the

UK's draft proposals for what that

0:26:520:27:00

two year period should look like.

Most of it is what we knew all

0:27:000:27:06

along, the UK says we will be bound

by most EU laws. The UK is

0:27:060:27:14

processing a joint committee to work

out any disputes over new rules and

0:27:140:27:19

proposing we will be in the room and

have a say like any other country

0:27:190:27:24

over fisheries policy. That is

something really important in some

0:27:240:27:26

parts of the country. Also to many

Breck tiers, it was a part of

0:27:260:27:32

argument. What might be trickier for

the Government there does not appear

0:27:320:27:38

to be a concrete way of fighting

what the Prime Minister said he

0:27:380:27:43

would fight - the EU's proposal to

say EU citizens with apply for

0:27:430:27:54

settlement staying. Be Prime

Minister said again and again,

0:27:540:28:04

understandably, given immigration

was such a part of the the campaign,

0:28:040:28:08

immigration will have to look

different and the rules will have to

0:28:080:28:10

change. One source in Government

said it was clear that the EU would

0:28:100:28:14

not going to allow that to be the

case. The Brussels view was clear

0:28:140:28:20

and that was something of a brick

wall. So the UK seems to have

0:28:200:28:24

softened its altitude.

What does it

say in the paper about that.

There

0:28:240:28:30

does not appear to be anything

explicit. Most of this document

0:28:300:28:37

reads about things, paragraph 1.2

whatever. So right now, just outside

0:28:370:28:43

the studio, some very enthusiastic

of our excellent team here are going

0:28:430:28:48

through line by line, comparing it

with the Brussels document. What

0:28:480:28:53

doesn't appear to be is an explicit

clause that says... We will have

0:28:530:28:58

this plan.

We have the Brexit

minister here he can tell us. What

0:28:580:29:03

will be the rights of migrants from

the EU who come here during

0:29:030:29:07

transition.

We want to be an open

country.

What rights will they have?

0:29:070:29:15

The Prime Minister said we need to

go forward on the same framework we

0:29:150:29:21

have with the EU. For that period,

when we will have a registration

0:29:210:29:25

period so people who come here

during the implementation period

0:29:250:29:29

need to let us know they're here and

have a conversation about their

0:29:290:29:32

rights and what rights they will

acquire here.

You're going to have a

0:29:320:29:37

conversation about their rights.

That what is a negotiation is. What

0:29:370:29:43

will the British Government's be

come the negotiation, which I

0:29:430:29:47

believe is next month.

Our starting

point is we would allow people to go

0:29:470:29:55

and and come during the

implementation period, but we will

0:29:550:29:59

need to have a conversation about

how they will continue after the

0:29:590:30:03

implementation.

Who is this kvrs

conversation to be with?

Our

0:30:030:30:08

negotiators and theirs.

You can't

have a negotiation until you have

0:30:080:30:12

decided your position.

Our position

has been that we would allow people

0:30:120:30:16

to come and go. ...

Would they have

the same rights as those who have

0:30:160:30:21

been coming and going up to the

start of transition period?

We would

0:30:210:30:25

hope we will be able to negotiate

that those people after we have

0:30:250:30:30

formally left would be subject to UK

law.

Would they have the right to

0:30:300:30:35

stay here?

We will need to have that

conversation.

Would they have the

0:30:350:30:39

right the stay here.

We need toov

that conversation.

You need to

0:30:390:30:45

decide you want before the Europeans

can negotiate with you.

Our starting

0:30:450:30:49

position is that we are leaving the

EU in March 19 and becoming an

0:30:490:30:55

independent third country.

What does

that

0:30:550:31:02

that heen mean for migrants who come

here?

We respect the freedoms of the

0:31:020:31:07

the single market while we are in

the implementation period and people

0:31:070:31:10

will be able to come and go

And can

they stay

That is we will have to

0:31:100:31:17

negotiate.

Do you want them to stay.

We want to be an open and tolerant

0:31:170:31:21

country.

We like motherhood and

apple pie too, it is a simple

0:31:210:31:26

question, if we are going to

negotiate with the EU and it is

0:31:260:31:30

coming up, what is the British

Government's position going to be on

0:31:300:31:35

migrants who come during that

period? Will they have indefinite

0:31:350:31:39

right to remain or not?

The cabinet

is meeting tomorrow and there will

0:31:390:31:43

be a conversation about a number of

these issues.

So you haven't

0:31:430:31:49

decided.

The cabinet will agree the

matters.

What is interesting to hear

0:31:490:31:56

until this document emerged if you

asked ministers the question they

0:31:560:31:59

would say it has to be different.

Let's see if it comes

0:31:590:32:05

This morning the High Court ruled

that the government's air quality

0:32:260:32:30

plan is unlawful. What does the

Prime Minister feel is worse, losing

0:32:300:32:35

for the third time in the High

Court, or 40,000 unnecessary deaths

0:32:350:32:42

and the impact on children's health

of the UK's unsustainable air

0:32:420:32:47

quality?

0:32:470:32:48

The issue the Honourable lady has

raised is an important one. That is

0:32:520:32:55

why we have been taking action to

improve air quality. May I just say

0:32:550:33:01

to the honourable lady that the way

she has described the court's

0:33:010:33:05

decision this morning, I don't think

properly reflects the decision that

0:33:050:33:09

the court has given. If I can just

perhaps... Mr Speaker, explain to

0:33:090:33:16

the house, because we... We do

welcome the fact that the court has

0:33:160:33:20

dismissed the complaint relating to

five cities with major air quality

0:33:200:33:26

problems, has found that we are

taking appropriate action, they have

0:33:260:33:29

agreed that the modelling we used to

support the 2017 air quality plan is

0:33:290:33:35

sound. They have asked us to go

further in areas with less severe

0:33:350:33:39

air quality problems where we

thought a pragmatic approach was

0:33:390:33:42

appropriate. We will now formalise

that. But on two of the three camps

0:33:420:33:47

they found in the government's

favour. -- to recounts.

We want to

0:33:470:33:56

see more police on the streets. I

lobbied the police Minister for

0:33:560:34:00

funds to put more police on the

streets. Will the Prime Minister

0:34:000:34:05

join me in urging the Labour Police

and Crime Commissioner... To put

0:34:050:34:11

more police on the streets instead

of increasing his Budget for back

0:34:110:34:16

office staff by £10 million.

CHEERING

0:34:160:34:24

My honourable friend raises an

important issue. He is right to

0:34:240:34:27

speak up for his constituents in

relation to this. He's also right

0:34:270:34:31

because as a Government we've been

keen to ensure police are out there,

0:34:310:34:35

not in back office jobs. More money,

more money is going to policing.

0:34:350:34:44

Order! Please. The questions and the

answers must be heard. And I make no

0:34:440:34:55

apology for repeating that the

discussions here at Prime Minister's

0:34:550:34:58

Questions should bear some

resemblance to what the house is

0:34:580:35:03

saying in relation to culture. We

have recently had a report on

0:35:030:35:08

harassment. Let's try to behave

properly in these sessions. That

0:35:080:35:12

means listening to the answers, and

listening to the questions. Both

0:35:120:35:16

sides of the house have got to try

to wake up to the reality that huge

0:35:160:35:22

numbers of people outside this place

couldn't care less about the press

0:35:220:35:26

gallery, huge numbers of people

outside this place disapprove of

0:35:260:35:33

this sort of behaviour on both

sides. Stop it! Prime Minister.

0:35:330:35:39

Thank you. The funding settlement

for next year provides extra money

0:35:390:35:43

for policing, which means that the

West Midlands Police will receive an

0:35:430:35:47

increase of £9.5 million. As my

honourable friend says it is up to

0:35:470:35:54

the West Midlands Police and Crime

Commissioner, the Labour

0:35:540:35:56

commissioner, to decide how he

spends that money. But I know that

0:35:560:36:00

police forces can be more effective

and productive. And I'm sure he is

0:36:000:36:04

going to make his case very strongly

to the Labour Commissioner.

Jeremy

0:36:040:36:06

Corbyn.

0:36:060:36:08

Thank you, Mr Speaker. Yesterday the

Brexit secretary assured the country

0:36:100:36:17

that Brexit will not plunge Britain

into a mad Max style world road from

0:36:170:36:24

dystopian fiction -- borrowed from

dystopian fiction. Doesn't the Prime

0:36:240:36:32

Minister think that he could set the

bar a little bit higher?

0:36:320:36:35

LAUGHTER

I'll tell you, as the Right

0:36:350:36:42

Honourable gentleman knows, we are

clear we are going to ensure that

0:36:420:36:45

when we leave the EU we are going to

be able to take back control of our

0:36:450:36:50

borders, our money, and our laws.

CHEERING

0:36:500:36:54

As I have to say to him, the only

fiction around in relation to the

0:36:540:36:58

Brexit and the European Union is the

Labour Party's front bench who

0:36:580:37:01

cannot even agree with themselves on

what their policy is.

Jeremy Corbyn.

0:37:010:37:12

One of her former Brexit ministers

in the other place warned the Prime

0:37:120:37:16

Minister that Britain will be

walking a gangplank into thin air if

0:37:160:37:21

she doesn't decide what she actually

wants on leaving the EU. In his

0:37:210:37:27

speech the Brexit secretary also

said fears about a deregulatory race

0:37:270:37:31

to the bottom were based on nothing.

So, why then did his own

0:37:310:37:41

department's exit analysis say there

could be opportunities for Britain

0:37:410:37:45

in the regulating areas such as

environment and employment law?

0:37:450:37:52

He talks about what we actually want

to achieve when we leave the EU.

0:37:520:37:56

I'll tell him what we want to

achieve. We want to ensure this is a

0:37:560:38:01

country that can negotiate

free-trade deals around the rest of

0:38:010:38:03

the world. We want to ensure we have

a good trade agreement with the

0:38:030:38:07

European Union, and that is what we

will start negotiating. We want to

0:38:070:38:11

make sure we have a get security

partnership with the EU, as I set

0:38:110:38:16

out in detail in my speech in Munich

last week. But what we also want

0:38:160:38:24

insurers that this country takes the

opportunities that will be open to

0:38:240:38:26

us outside the EU to boost our

economy, to ensure we are developing

0:38:260:38:29

the economy of the future, the jobs

of the future, more high-paid, high

0:38:290:38:32

skilled jobs, for the people in this

country. We are putting people

0:38:320:38:35

first.

Jeremy Corbyn.

Mr Speaker, in December the Foreign

0:38:350:38:42

Secretary and the Environment

Secretary were briefing about the

0:38:420:38:44

working Time directive would be

scrapped. CBI and the unions are

0:38:440:38:48

clear they are not looking for a

bonfire of regulations, quite the

0:38:480:38:53

opposite. The only party that wants

to scrap workers regulation issues

0:38:530:38:59

are the party opposite. In her

Lancaster house speech a year ago

0:38:590:39:03

the PM clearly stated, I also want

tariff free trade with Europe. Now,

0:39:030:39:10

a year on, she has downgraded that

aimed to a tariff free -- as tariff

0:39:100:39:15

free as possible. Businesses and

workers want tariff free to protect

0:39:150:39:20

jobs, so why has the Government

abandoned that and want as tariff

0:39:200:39:26

free as possible as to what the

Government has not abandoned its

0:39:260:39:31

negotiating position in relation to

this.

0:39:310:39:33

We will be ensuring that we get that

good, comrades of trade agreement

0:39:330:39:37

new economic partnership with the

European Union.

-- as tariff free as

0:39:370:39:42

possible. I have been clear since I

became Prime Minister that this is a

0:39:420:39:46

Government that will not only

protect workers' rights, but enhance

0:39:460:39:49

workers' rights. Let's look at the

Conservatives' record in Government.

0:39:490:39:56

Which Government was a tactic action

on zero-hours contracts? A

0:39:560:40:02

Conservative Government, not Labour.

Which Government is it that got

0:40:020:40:06

Matthew Taylor to actually report on

the new economy so we insured

0:40:060:40:10

workers got the highest rights?

Conservative, not Labour. Which

0:40:100:40:15

Government is ensuring that workers

voices are heard on the boards of

0:40:150:40:20

companies? A Conservative

Government, not Labour.

0:40:200:40:24

I don't know if she has had a chance

to read the Daily Telegraph today,

0:40:240:40:29

but 62 of her backbenchers want a

bonfire of regulations, want to

0:40:290:40:33

destroy workers right in this

country. When the government's EU

0:40:330:40:40

and exit analysis... Mr Speaker,

when the government's EU and exit

0:40:400:40:47

analysis was published it said it

does not consider our desired

0:40:470:40:51

outcome. Could the Prime Minister

take this opportunity now to tell

0:40:510:40:54

the house and the country what is

the government's desired outcome?

0:40:540:41:04

the government's desired outcome?

A

bespoke economic partnership.

0:41:040:41:10

bespoke economic partnership.

OK,

given the PM ruled out any form of

0:41:100:41:12

customs union post Brexit, can she

explain how she expects to avoid a

0:41:120:41:21

hard border with Northern Ireland?

This question has been asked

0:41:210:41:28

previously. I've already pointed out

that the Government published papers

0:41:280:41:33

last summer which showed how we can

deliver exactly that, no hard border

0:41:330:41:38

between the Republic of Ireland and

Northern Ireland, they bespoke

0:41:380:41:41

economic partnership with the EU.

The Foreign Secretary recently made

0:41:410:41:47

a speech about Brexit. He found time

to mention carrots, spam, stag

0:41:470:41:55

parties a plague of boils and

V-signs. No mention of Northern

0:41:550:42:04

Ireland in his speech.

0:42:040:42:09

Ireland in his speech.

Calm

yourself. It's only Wednesday, you

0:42:100:42:12

have the rest of the week to get

through, this is not good for your

0:42:120:42:15

health. You should appreciate my

kindness.

0:42:150:42:19

We are halfway through the six

speeches we were told would set out

0:42:190:42:22

the Government's negotiating

position. So far all we have had is

0:42:220:42:26

a waffle and empty rhetoric...

Businesses need to know. People want

0:42:260:42:36

to know. Even her backbenchers are

demanding to know. But it isn't

0:42:360:42:41

clear from today's exchanges, this

Government isn't on the road to

0:42:410:42:47

Brexit, Mr Speaker, it is on the

road to nowhere.

0:42:470:42:55

I think...

0:42:550:43:01

I think... I think I have mentioned

to the right honourable gentleman

0:43:010:43:04

before that his job is to ask a

question, not make... But, you know,

0:43:040:43:09

I'm perfectly

0:43:090:43:15

I'm perfectly happy... I'm perfectly

happy to respond to the point that

0:43:150:43:17

he made. He said that we have not

set out any detail. Can I suggest to

0:43:170:43:25

him that he needs to think very

carefully about the security

0:43:250:43:28

partnership that we want with the

European Union when we have left. I

0:43:280:43:33

set out in my speech in Munich last

week exactly what we want that

0:43:330:43:37

security partnership to cover,

because we believe, we believe in

0:43:370:43:42

ensuring that we are maintaining the

security and safety of people here

0:43:420:43:46

in the UK, but also of people in

Europe. And we are unconditionally

0:43:460:43:51

committed to the safety and security

of Europe. But can I congratulate

0:43:510:43:57

the right honourable gentleman,

because normally he stands up every

0:43:570:44:03

week and asks me to sign a blank

cheque. And I know he likes Czechs,

0:44:030:44:12

but really.

LAUGHTER

0:44:120:44:22

My constituent was killed when a car

mounted the pavement with tests done

0:44:270:44:30

after the incident saying that the

driver had an undiagnosed medical

0:44:300:44:35

condition which would have been

assessed by the DVLA had it been

0:44:350:44:39

found up beforehand. What does the

Prime Minister think of the current

0:44:390:44:44

restrictions and rules of those

holding driving licences?

0:44:440:44:49

It is crucial. We want to ensure

that people who are driving are

0:44:510:44:55

actually fit to drive. I know that

the sympathies of not just my

0:44:550:45:01

honourable friend but the whole of

this house will be with her family

0:45:010:45:05

and friends. The current driving

licence system is designed to

0:45:050:45:09

balance the needs of road safety and

with those of the individual. All

0:45:090:45:15

drivers must inform the DVLA if they

have a medical condition which would

0:45:150:45:20

affect their driving and discuss any

issues with their own medical

0:45:200:45:23

professional. We take this seriously

and we are committed to ensuring

0:45:230:45:26

that those who are granted a driving

licence are those who are fit to

0:45:260:45:30

drive.

0:45:300:45:35

At least 194 people have been killed

in the last 48-hours in eastern

0:45:350:45:41

Ghouta, can the Prime Minister tell

the House what discussions her

0:45:410:45:45

government has had with UN

colleagues on Sunday on enforcing

0:45:450:45:51

existing UN resolutions calling for

an end of sieges of civilian areas

0:45:510:45:57

and attacks on civilians?

Can I say

he has raised an important issue and

0:45:570:46:02

we are appalled by the escalation of

air strikes in Ghouta and are

0:46:020:46:08

concerned by the reports of the

deliberate targeting of civilians

0:46:080:46:13

and this is in violation of

international law and we as a

0:46:130:46:19

Government do call on the regime and

its backers to cease this campaign

0:46:190:46:24

of violence and they should respect

international law, protect civilians

0:46:240:46:29

and allow rapid humanitarian access.

There is concern that it is

0:46:290:46:34

something like 700 people who need

medical evacuation are being refused

0:46:340:46:40

that. We will work with the UN and

the the process and finally I would

0:46:400:46:46

say that the UN envoy has our full

support in the work he is do Iing to

0:46:460:46:53

try to find a -- doing by trying to

find a solution.

The bombing is

0:46:530:47:00

relentless. Doctors are treating

pregnant women and babies who have

0:47:000:47:06

lost limbs, it is thought over 100

children have been killed since

0:47:060:47:12

Sunday. The UN has issued pleas

calling for political intervention,

0:47:120:47:19

state nothing words will do justice

to the children killed, their

0:47:190:47:23

mothers, their fathers and their

loved ones. Will the Prime Minister

0:47:230:47:29

show leadership and join me in

calling for an urgent meeting of the

0:47:290:47:34

UN Security Council to address the

horrific genocide unfolding in

0:47:340:47:38

Syria?

The UN has called on

governments around the world to call

0:47:380:47:45

out the action that has been taken

and to be ready to stand against

0:47:450:47:51

thattance. Action. We will be

ensuring that we will be talking to

0:47:510:47:57

our colleagues in the UN to ensure

that the best possible approach that

0:47:570:48:02

can be taken. But it is not just

about the Syrian government. It is

0:48:020:48:07

about the backers of the Syrian

Government as well and we call on

0:48:070:48:13

all their backers, including Russia

to ensure that this violence stops

0:48:130:48:17

and those in need of help are given

that help.

Thank you Mr Speaker. A

0:48:170:48:28

company has been manufacturing in

Britain for a hundred years in my

0:48:280:48:32

constituency. They're the only

British company bidding to produce

0:48:320:48:37

our new passport, the other two

being French. Will my honourable

0:48:370:48:41

friend commit to doing all she can

to support our manufacturers, our

0:48:410:48:47

innovators and making our new blue

passports truly British?

Can I say

0:48:470:48:55

to my honourable friend I'm sure he

is aware that this will be an open

0:48:550:49:00

and fair competition that I can't

comment on individual bids, but I'm

0:49:000:49:04

sure he will make his voice heard.

From autumn 2019 we will issue now

0:49:040:49:09

passports. That has been the colour

of voice for passports -- choice for

0:49:090:49:17

passports and it is right we return

to deciding the colour of passports

0:49:170:49:22

we wants and not the EU.

Thank you

Mr Speaker. My constituent Claire,

0:49:220:49:32

suffered tragedy when her two

children were murdered by their

0:49:320:49:37

father in an arson attack at the

family home. This brave woman has

0:49:370:49:43

since dedicated herself to

campaigning for protection of

0:49:430:49:49

victims of domestic violence. Can I

ask the Prime Minister when is the

0:49:490:49:55

domestic violence bill going to be

published and will it be as

0:49:550:50:00

comprehensive as she promised?

Can I

say to the honourable lady that our

0:50:000:50:05

thoughts are with Claire after this

terrible tragedy that she has been

0:50:050:50:10

through. And we do recognise the

need to ensure that we are providing

0:50:100:50:14

support for the victims of domestic

violence. As she said, there are

0:50:140:50:18

many aspects to this issue. The Home

Secretary before she brings forward

0:50:180:50:23

the legislation will be issuing a

consultation to ensure we listen to

0:50:230:50:29

all those who have been affected so

wir dealing with all the aexpects of

0:50:290:50:33

this Esh -- we are dealing with all

the aspects this. We are committed

0:50:330:50:38

to working to support the victims of

violence and to ensure that we end

0:50:380:50:42

violence against women and girls.

Thank you. I visited a memory cafe

0:50:420:50:51

in my constituency, the cafe is open

to individuals and their carers and

0:50:510:50:56

help to provide support for the

memory loss. I was touched by the

0:50:560:51:00

dedication of these volunteers and

will be hosting my own MP's memory

0:51:000:51:05

surgery to enable local residents

the opportunity to speak. Will the

0:51:050:51:13

Prime Minister take this opportunity

to update what the house what the

0:51:130:51:18

Government is doing to help with

those suffering from dementia.

I'm

0:51:180:51:24

happy to join my honourable friend

in congratulating the carers looking

0:51:240:51:29

after people with dementia. And also

the volunteers who provide services

0:51:290:51:33

for people with dementia and for

their carers. We are working with

0:51:330:51:37

partners across the health system to

ensure more people with dementia

0:51:370:51:43

receive a diagnosis, to raise

awareness and provide the care and

0:51:430:51:47

support that they need. I'm also

pleased to say there are 2.3 million

0:51:470:51:52

dementia friends across the country.

We are doubling spending on dementia

0:51:520:51:55

research and I'm going to make sure

that members of cabinet are given

0:51:550:52:01

the dementia friends training.

Last

night I attended a meeting of

0:52:010:52:07

resident s who are concerned about

rising levels of crime and

0:52:070:52:11

anti-social behaviour. Crime has

increased 18% and we have lost over

0:52:110:52:16

500 police officers and suffered £40

million worth of cuts to policing.

0:52:160:52:21

Will the Prime Minister commit to

giving back the money for

0:52:210:52:26

neighbourhood policing and apologise

to the constituent of the area who

0:52:260:52:28

have had to put their hands back in

their pocket to compensate for her

0:52:280:52:34

massive cuts?

First, can I say to

the the honourable lady that it is

0:52:340:52:40

good to see her back in her place in

this House. As I said earlier, what

0:52:400:52:48

we are doing, we are providing extra

funding for police forces. Now, it

0:52:480:52:54

is no good Labour members shaking

their heads and saying no you're

0:52:540:52:57

not. Because we are providing extra

funding for police forces. And of

0:52:570:53:02

course it is then up to the police

and crime commissioners to decide

0:53:020:53:05

how that is spent.

Mr Speaker I'm

sure the whole House would join me

0:53:050:53:13

in welcoming the delegation of

French MPs watching proceedings

0:53:130:53:17

today. The people from across the

European Union have the belief they

0:53:170:53:27

can build a life here. So they want

certainty. What reassurances can the

0:53:270:53:34

Prime Minister give that speedy low

cost system starting from the

0:53:340:53:40

premise they will be staying with

soon be in place to allow them to

0:53:400:53:44

get on with their lives and play an

important role in our community and

0:53:440:53:49

culture?

Well, can I say to my

honourable friend I'm happy to join

0:53:490:53:54

the fact that we are being, have

been joined by a delegation of

0:53:540:53:58

French MPs. But he has raised an

important points about citizens

0:53:580:54:04

living here. They have made a huge

contribution to our country and we

0:54:040:54:09

want them to stay. I'm clear that EU

citizens living in the UK today will

0:54:090:54:16

be able to stay. He refers to

process and I can assure him it

0:54:160:54:22

won't cost more Nan than a British

passport. It will be a digital

0:54:220:54:32

system and ensure that this is as

simple for people as we can provide.

0:54:320:54:40

Over a million people are living

with the consequences of acquired

0:54:400:54:46

Britain injury and thanks to the

government's new trauma centres, 600

0:54:460:54:53

extra lives are being saved each

year. The problem is many of these

0:54:530:54:57

people are having their lives saved

but they're not getting the

0:54:570:55:02

rehabilitation that get them to live

independent lives again. Miracles

0:55:020:55:06

can be done. But have the units have

no rehabilitation consu ant. Will

0:55:060:55:18

the get all those together, the MoD,

the justice system, and the

0:55:180:55:25

department for work and pensions to

make sure every person with an

0:55:250:55:30

acquired brain injury gets the full

rehabilitation that they need?

The

0:55:300:55:34

honourable gentleman has raised a

very important point. As he may know

0:55:340:55:37

there are two ways in which those

rehabilitation service are

0:55:370:55:42

commissioned. NHS England

commissions centres for complex

0:55:420:55:48

brain injury. But more routine

rehabilitation is provided,

0:55:480:55:56

commissioned locally. But NHS

England sets out guidance to those

0:55:560:56:01

commissioners. He has raised a very

important point and I will ask the

0:56:010:56:05

Health Secretary to respond to him

and take up the issues that, the

0:56:050:56:09

specific question he has raised.

Can

I tell the Prime Minister how

0:56:090:56:14

welcome the police minister's

statement was yesterday at the

0:56:140:56:17

urgent question that he is going to

help Alfie Digly find a way to get

0:56:170:56:25

through the law to access medicinal

cannabis. Will the Prime Minister

0:56:250:56:34

join the majority of states of the

EU, of the United States, of British

0:56:340:56:39

public opinion and all the

colleagues who raise questions

0:56:390:56:43

yesterday to give British citizens

the earliest possible action to the

0:56:430:56:50

benefit of medicines derived from

cannabis and for the United Kingdom

0:56:500:56:55

to get on the front foot in

licencing these to get the benefits.

0:56:550:57:01

I know that the sympathies of the

members across the House are with

0:57:010:57:05

Alfie and his family. And of course,

people with chronic pain and

0:57:050:57:11

illnesses, we recognise will always

look to alleviate their symptoms. We

0:57:110:57:15

do need to ensure that if we are

going to allow medicines are going

0:57:150:57:21

to be permitted to use that they

have been through the most rigorous

0:57:210:57:26

testing and we apply the most

rigorous standards before they're

0:57:260:57:31

used. We believe cannabis should be

subjected to same regulation as

0:57:310:57:36

other medicines.

Mr Speaker, I have

highlighted each Tory Scottish MP

0:57:360:57:47

costs a lot of money. The Scottish

leader is cheaper because £15,000

0:57:470:57:53

you can hire her for a day for a

fund-raising dinner. At that same

0:57:530:57:58

dinner the Defence Secretary was on

high for 30,000. 2,000 bought the

0:57:580:58:04

international Secretary and 55,000

the Prime Minister. Does she agree

0:58:040:58:08

that although they will sell

anything that moves, it is time to

0:58:080:58:15

halt the privatisation of Tory MPs.

I was struggling to hear. Before I

0:58:150:58:20

ask the Prime Minister to respond, I

need an assurance from tech the

0:58:200:58:26

honourable gentleman that he is not

suggesting the presence of a member

0:58:260:58:30

of Parliament was bought. If he is

suggesting that, that is out of

0:58:300:58:34

order. That is what the honourable

gentleman is saying?

I was referring

0:58:340:58:38

to a story in the newspapers.

I'm

afraid that is not good enough. I

0:58:380:58:45

have to make instant judgments if

the Prime Minister wishes to issue a

0:58:450:58:50

response she is free to do. No.

Twice in the last four weeks the

0:58:500:59:00

equalities commission has had cause

to write to the Labour Party

0:59:000:59:04

regarding breaches of equality law.

Does my honourable friend agree that

0:59:040:59:09

equality law must be applied equally

and they're there to protect all

0:59:090:59:14

groups equally?

I'm happy to agree

with my honourable friend on that

0:59:140:59:19

point. I was in opposition when the

equality act went through and we

0:59:190:59:24

supported that, it is there to

ensure as he said that people are

0:59:240:59:29

treated equally.

The Government's

decision to leave and withdraw from

0:59:290:59:36

the

0:59:360:59:41

the customs s union could limit our

access to medicines. The CEO...

0:59:410:59:49

Let's be clear about this. This

question like every question will be

0:59:490:59:55

heard. The honourable lady will not

be shouted down. And that is the end

0:59:551:00:00

of the matter. So if some foolish

person is seeking to do so, examine

1:00:001:00:06

your behaviour and stop it.

Thank

you. The CEO nuclear

1:00:061:00:19

you. The CEO nuclear industry say if

medical isotopes are delayed, they

1:00:201:00:23

could be useless on arrival because

of their short life. Will the Prime

1:00:231:00:33

Minister explain how to stop this.

She is wrong on two counts. We are

1:00:331:00:43

pursuing a Brexit to have enable us

to have that economic partnership

1:00:431:00:47

and sees I us have that freedom of

frayed across the borders of the

1:00:471:00:53

European Union. It is the case that

the availability

1:00:531:01:09

the availability of isotope is not

affected. Our ability to import from

1:01:091:01:12

Europe and the rest of the world

will not be affected by our

1:01:121:01:17

withdrawal from this.

Can I thank

the Prime Minister for taking an

1:01:171:01:29

interest in getting justice for

victims. These people went to the

1:01:291:01:33

GPs in good faith and were given a

drug that has ended up with the loss

1:01:331:01:39

of life for their babies. Is there

any good news that the Prime

1:01:391:01:44

Minister has for the victims of this

to put an end to this situation?

1:01:441:01:54

I was very pleased to meet him and

to meet my honourable friend the

1:01:561:01:59

member for Eastleigh to discuss this

particular issue. And I recognise

1:01:591:02:04

there are many individuals whose

lives have been affected by this.

1:02:041:02:06

There are very powerful stories of

these individuals. I know this has

1:02:061:02:12

been a concern across this house.

And concerns raised by campaign

1:02:121:02:18

groups by not just this but other

issues. It has highlighted that

1:02:181:02:23

there is an issue with our

regulatory health system and we are

1:02:231:02:30

determined to do better. I was

struck by the powerful stories I

1:02:301:02:33

heard. We need a faster and more

understanding response to patients.

1:02:331:02:41

If my right honourable friend could

be more patient, he will be making a

1:02:411:02:48

statement this afternoon, setting

out his plans for review on these

1:02:481:02:51

issues.

It is over eight months

since the terrible fire at Grenfell

1:02:511:02:58

Tower. But thousands of people are

still living in blocks with

1:02:581:03:02

dangerous flammable cladding,

including cityscape in Croydon. This

1:03:021:03:06

dangerous cladding was allowed to go

out because of flawed Government

1:03:061:03:09

guidance. There is still on average

one fire every month linked to this

1:03:091:03:14

cladding. It's clear this is the

governments responsibility. Why is

1:03:141:03:17

she running the risk of a second

Grenfell Tower when she could act

1:03:171:03:20

and take this dangerous cladding

down? -- Government's

1:03:201:03:23

responsibility.

Over the years,

under both Labour and Conservative

1:03:231:03:31

governments, building regulation and

enforcement have been looked at. The

1:03:311:03:34

arrangement in relation to

enforcement were changed by the last

1:03:341:03:38

Labour Government. What we did

immediately following the appalling

1:03:381:03:45

fire at Grenfell Tower, what we did

immediately was to ensure that all

1:03:451:03:49

those, local authorities and others,

worked with their Fire authorities

1:03:491:03:54

to inspect towers, to look at where

the cladding was... And there are

1:03:541:03:58

not just issues about the cladding,

but how it is affixed to the

1:03:581:04:01

building, as well. Action was taken

by local Fire authorities in those

1:04:011:04:05

areas where they felt it was

necessary to do that. That's why we

1:04:051:04:09

saw, for example, people in Camden

leaving their tower block while

1:04:091:04:12

action was being taken. The Housing

Secretary has put in place that

1:04:121:04:21

review of the regulations. It was

urgently put in place. Action is

1:04:211:04:25

being taken as a result of that

review.

1:04:251:04:31

review.

Yesterday, after months of

ignoring evidence from a wide range

1:04:321:04:36

of stakeholders, the SNP agreed to

pause their plans to merge British

1:04:361:04:39

Transport Police into police

Scotland. During this pause the

1:04:391:04:44

Scottish Government must look at all

options for the future of PTP when

1:04:441:04:50

that is devolved from this

Parliament to ensure that we get the

1:04:501:04:53

best possible deal rather than these

failed regulation plans. -- BTP when

1:04:531:05:02

that is devolved.

This is an

important point. We are committed to

1:05:021:05:07

delivering business commission in

full. We are devolving powers over

1:05:071:05:13

to the Scottish Government in this

area. But the number one priority

1:05:131:05:18

must be the safety of the public as

they travel. We will work with the

1:05:181:05:23

Scottish Government to make sure

there is a smooth transfer of the

1:05:231:05:27

British Transport Police to their

responsibility. Whether or not the

1:05:271:05:31

British Transport Police is merged

with police Scotland is a matter for

1:05:311:05:34

the Scottish Government. But the

Scottish Government...

Order! Calm

1:05:341:05:43

yourself. You're supposed to be

setting an example to some of your

1:05:431:05:46

colleagues. You aspire to be a

statesman. One century or another.

1:05:461:05:53

The Prime Minister.

The honourable

gentleman is the right example, I

1:05:531:05:58

was going to say. It is a matter for

the Scottish Government as to what

1:05:581:06:04

they choose to do. But I would urge

the Scottish Government to ensure

1:06:041:06:09

they are putting the safety and

security of people who are

1:06:091:06:11

travelling first when they make that

decision.

1:06:111:06:17

decision.

I would like to ask a

question. Over the course of the

1:06:181:06:24

last two months this Government has

butchered Glasgow's job centre

1:06:241:06:28

network. Will the Prime Minister

look me in the high-end tell me no

1:06:281:06:32

more job centres in Glasgow are due

for closure -- look me in the eye

1:06:321:06:38

and tell me.

He is perfectly right to ask me for

1:06:381:06:41

questions about which I am

responsible. I have the right, as I

1:06:411:06:44

did previously to comment on issues

which we are taking up with the

1:06:441:06:48

Scottish Government.

I say to the

honourable gentleman, I will be the

1:06:481:06:53

judge of what is in order. And the

honourable gentleman will accept the

1:06:531:06:58

ruling. The Prime Minister was in

order and that is, again, the end of

1:06:581:07:02

it. Somebody must decide. I have

done so.

1:07:021:07:05

Thank you, Mr Speaker. What we are

doing in relation to the job centre

1:07:051:07:11

services is ensuring that there is

going to be no decrease in the level

1:07:111:07:15

of services that job centres are

offering people in Scotland. In fact

1:07:151:07:19

we will increase the number of work

coaches across the country to

1:07:191:07:23

provide more support to the people

that need it. These plans are

1:07:231:07:27

designed to retain the skills and

experience of the workforce across

1:07:271:07:30

the country and to ensure that we

not just protect but enhance the

1:07:301:07:34

service offered to people.

Will the Prime Minister tell the

1:07:341:07:42

international aid sector that

despite the abuses that have come to

1:07:421:07:46

light recently that this Government

is committed to helping the most

1:07:461:07:49

vulnerable and poorest people around

the world. But the sector really

1:07:491:07:54

does need to get its act in order.

This Government maintains its

1:07:541:08:00

commitment to helping the most

vulnerable people around the world.

1:08:001:08:03

We maintain our commitment to our

international development Budget.

1:08:031:08:07

But we do want to work with

organisations that meet the high

1:08:071:08:10

standards we expect. And the

behaviour of Oxfam staff in Haiti

1:08:101:08:14

was quite frankly horrific. Far

below those standards. But I am

1:08:141:08:19

pleased to say that not only has my

right honourable friend the

1:08:191:08:23

International Development Secretary

showed immediate action by demanding

1:08:231:08:26

assurances from all our charitable

partners here and abroad about their

1:08:261:08:30

safeguarding and protection

policies. And demanded those by the

1:08:301:08:35

end of the month. The Charity

commission will hold an emergency

1:08:351:08:41

safeguard summit. They will bring in

international charities and expects

1:08:411:08:45

to look at what can be used for aid

workers. -- charities and experts.

1:08:451:08:53

Then we'll take that into the

international arena. It is crucial

1:08:531:08:57

we continue our support of aid for

those most vulnerable. But they also

1:08:571:09:02

deserve to be treated by the same

high standards we would expect to be

1:09:021:09:06

treated ourselves.

My constituent was refused leave to

1:09:061:09:11

remain because of a minor legitimate

correction to his tax return which

1:09:111:09:15

the Home Office under section three

to 2.5 under the immigration act is

1:09:151:09:19

deemed a threat to national

security. Today there is a protest

1:09:191:09:23

outside against the planned policies

in the same nature. My constituent's

1:09:231:09:33

home is Glasgow. He has contributed

to society. Why does the Prime

1:09:331:09:37

Minister want to force him out?

I won't comment on individual case.

1:09:371:09:41

The Home Office looks at the

circumstances of individuals. There

1:09:411:09:44

are rules in place and the Home

Office will decisions accordingly.

1:09:441:09:51

-- will make decisions accordingly.

We will all be aware of the

1:09:511:09:56

excellent work done by the Holocaust

education trust. And the brilliant

1:09:561:10:01

efforts from the Auschwitz Project.

At the moment the Polish

1:10:011:10:04

Constitutional Court is considering

the idea of diminishing the role --

1:10:041:10:17

diminishing its role. Will the Prime

Minister ensure that the families

1:10:171:10:20

and victims and survivors' words are

heard, that history cannot be

1:10:201:10:28

rewritten by getting in touch with

the Polish Constitutional Court.

1:10:281:10:32

The Government has already raised

this issue with them. What we should

1:10:321:10:36

be doing is ensuring that nobody

forgets the Holocaust. Nobody

1:10:361:10:42

forgets the horrific, inhumanity to

man that was shown through the

1:10:421:10:44

actions that were taken by the Nazis

in the Holocaust. The Holocaust

1:10:441:10:49

education trust does very important

work. The education centre and

1:10:491:10:53

memorial which will be placed here

at Westminster will be a

1:10:531:10:57

long-standing memorial to people and

will also do that important job of

1:10:571:11:04

educating people of the past so we

make sure we don't see horrific

1:11:041:11:07

crimes like this being committed

against.

1:11:071:11:09

How would the Prime Minister feel if

somebody stole her car, then it cost

1:11:091:11:15

£200 to get it back? That is what is

happening to hundreds of people. Why

1:11:151:11:20

doesn't she allow the police to use

proceeds of crime returns to recover

1:11:201:11:25

legitimate cost and put an end to

this state sponsored secondary

1:11:251:11:30

marking of innocent victims?

A lot of work has been done on what

1:11:301:11:40

the proceeds of crime can be spent

on. The Home Secretary has heard the

1:11:401:11:43

question he has raised. I will

ensure this is looked into.

1:11:431:11:49

Three months ago I rose at the case

of a constituent distressed by the

1:11:491:11:55

relationship between his 17-year-old

daughter and her much older driving

1:11:551:11:59

instructor. The driving and vehicle

standards agency announced this week

1:11:591:12:05

that a consensual sexual

relationship between an approved

1:12:051:12:06

driving instructor and a 16 or

17-year-old pupil will now be

1:12:061:12:12

considered and exploitation of their

position of trust. Any instructor

1:12:121:12:16

involved will likely be struck off

the register. Can I thank the Prime

1:12:161:12:21

Minister for her response. The DVS

aphid their action. And does my

1:12:211:12:25

right honourable friend agree that

this sets a strong example and which

1:12:251:12:29

you ask the Department for Education

to consider adding driving

1:12:291:12:32

instructors and other coaches to

their list of those formerly covered

1:12:321:12:36

in law by a position of trust. --

bank the DVSA for their action.

1:12:361:12:46

From that has a change in attitude

from the DVSA. Hopefully that will

1:12:461:12:52

benefit others who may have been put

into that awful situation. I was

1:12:521:12:56

certainly off the

1:12:561:13:01

certainly off the Department for

Education about it.

1:13:021:13:03

£11.1 million projected current

overspend is the highest in

1:13:031:13:09

Yorkshire and Humber and the second

highest in England. This is clearly

1:13:091:13:12

in correlation with the cuts since

2010. What does the Prime Minister

1:13:121:13:19

say to those children who need these

vital council services but may not

1:13:191:13:23

be able to access them because the

Conservatives continue to cut

1:13:231:13:27

council budgets so savagely.

As I pointed out earlier, in

1:13:271:13:34

response to other questions. What we

are doing is ensuring, as we have

1:13:341:13:38

done over the settlement period,

that local authorities have more

1:13:381:13:41

money to deal with... Particularly

difficult issues they have to deal

1:13:411:13:48

with at a local level. We want to

see and ensure that children are

1:13:481:13:52

given the best possible start in

life. But it is completely wrong to

1:13:521:13:56

suggest that decisions taken at

local level are all the

1:13:561:14:00

responsibility of this Government.

It is clear from academics,

1:14:001:14:07

behaviourists, charities and

trainers that electrocuting dogs

1:14:071:14:10

does not help train them but risks

more long-term consequences for

1:14:101:14:15

their welfare. Thank you to all of

the colleagues who came along to the

1:14:151:14:18

event yesterday to sign up the

pledge to ban the electric shock dog

1:14:181:14:23

collar. As dogs are man's best

friend it's time we showed some of

1:14:231:14:27

that loyalty and friendship in

return by banning the use,

1:14:271:14:31

distribution, and sale of these

barbaric devices.

1:14:311:14:35

I think you are raising this issue.

I know he has been campaigning long

1:14:351:14:39

and hard on this particular issue.

We have made clear in the updated

1:14:391:14:43

statutory code of practice for the

welfare of dogs that positive

1:14:431:14:46

training should be used, any

training that involves injury, pain,

1:14:461:14:52

or distress would breach the animal

welfare act of 2006. I understand my

1:14:521:14:57

honourable friend will be meeting

the Environment Secretary to discuss

1:14:571:14:59

this matter further.

The deputy president of the National

1:14:591:15:04

farmers union has said that losing

full access to the European single

1:15:041:15:09

market could be absolutely

disastrous for British agriculture.

1:15:091:15:12

Does the Prime Minister agree with

her?

1:15:121:15:17

My position is we are going to

negotiate an economic partnership, a

1:15:171:15:21

new partnership with the EU and I

can assure the honourable lady that

1:15:211:15:25

the interests of agriculture will be

one of the considerations we take

1:15:251:15:29

into account when we make sure we

are still able to have a good trade

1:15:291:15:33

arrangement with the EU as well as

immoved trade with the rest of

1:15:331:15:37

world.

1:15:371:15:38

Prime Minister's questions has

finished early. And surprise and

1:15:481:15:53

surprise, even more, Jeremy Corbyn

went on Europe. And on Brexit. That

1:15:531:15:58

doesn't often happen. He started

with a good joke about... How the

1:15:581:16:05

Brexit Secretary said that leaving

the EU would not result Britain

1:16:051:16:10

descending into a kind of Mad Max

dytopia and the leader of the

1:16:101:16:15

opposition asked the Prime Minister

if she could raise the bar a little

1:16:151:16:21

higher. Theresa May said the Shadow

Cabinet couldn't agree. That may be

1:16:211:16:26

true, but wasn't a funny response.

She was pushed by Jeremy Corbyn on

1:16:261:16:31

what will happen to regulation, will

there be deregulation on the

1:16:311:16:37

environment and financial services,

the working time directive. Theresa

1:16:371:16:40

May said she wanted to protect and

enhance workers' rights in or out of

1:16:401:16:46

the European Union. Jeremy Corbyn

said could you tell us what the

1:16:461:16:51

desired outcome of the Brexit

negotiations will be. Theresa May

1:16:511:16:55

answered very briefly saying it was

a bespoke economic partnership.

1:16:551:17:00

Meaning a specially tailored deal

between the UK and the EU. What the

1:17:001:17:05

content of that is is another

matter. We finished on questions

1:17:051:17:11

about whether any deal that didn't

involve a customs union could still

1:17:111:17:17

avoid a hard border between the

North and South of Ireland. Well

1:17:171:17:24

still with me, the Brexit minister

Steve Baker, Andrew Gwynne and Laura

1:17:241:17:32

Keunssberg. Unusual for Jeremy

Corbyn to go on Brexit.

Yes he

1:17:321:17:39

normally avoids it. It not a thing

that gets him up in the morning. He

1:17:391:17:43

has spent more time on housing and

health, thing he is cares about. But

1:17:431:17:48

I think this week in a way maybe he

didn't have a choice, tomorrow is a

1:17:481:17:53

huge day where the cabinet will be

locked away to hammer out a day for

1:17:531:17:59

the opening offer of the next phase

of the negotiations and really every

1:17:591:18:03

now and again you get the sense

Jeremy Corbyn thinks, actually this

1:18:031:18:08

is the big issue. So David Davis's

joke and met aforeabout Mad Max give

1:18:081:18:16

him an easy.

Who is his speech write

sner

Do you want to hire him?

I

1:18:161:18:25

would like to know, you could see

the pit falls the moment you

1:18:251:18:30

mentioned it. The senior Brexit, it

is the Brexit sub committee. Is that

1:18:301:18:42

meeting tomorrow to decide on the

Government's bargaining position on

1:18:421:18:45

the end game or is it meeting to

determine what it wants for the

1:18:451:18:50

transition?

It is to discuss the

future economic partnership, but the

1:18:501:18:56

agenda is for the members of the

committee. I haven't seen the

1:18:561:18:59

agenda. The future economic

partnership. I'm sure there will be

1:18:591:19:03

many matters to discuss.

Talk us

through the time table. Let's say

1:19:031:19:09

that the British Government manages

to come to some positions, the next

1:19:091:19:17

with Mr Barnier resume next month.

The technical negotiations are in

1:19:171:19:20

progress now.

Involving civil

servants.

Relating to separation and

1:19:201:19:29

we hope and expect the conclusion of

an agreement on the implementation

1:19:291:19:33

period in March and we will

accelerate into...

The substance of

1:19:331:19:40

what the end state will look like.

Yes.

Are you confident of that

Yes.

1:19:401:19:50

Is it your view or the Government's

view, my understanding is Mr

1:19:501:19:57

Barnier, the lead negotiator on the

EU said, said he wants to get it all

1:19:571:20:03

done and dusted by October. Because

he wants to leave time for

1:20:031:20:07

ratification process to take place.

Is that the British Government's

1:20:071:20:11

time table? .

The Prime Minister

said we want to get these elements

1:20:111:20:16

in place by October and we should

do. There are plenty of precedents

1:20:161:20:20

to work for. Mr Barnier has had

financial services and TTIP.

The

1:20:201:20:26

treaty that never was.

There are

plenty of reasons to be optimistic.

1:20:261:20:30

This is the question mark, can an

agreement in October be more than a

1:20:301:20:37

single sided A4. The Government

position has been they can get

1:20:371:20:42

something, but the pace of how will

ing they are are to put forward

1:20:421:20:52

their position and actually hammer

down into some of the details that

1:20:521:20:55

are difficult for the Tories to

agree on, that has such an influence

1:20:551:21:00

over the pace the question mark over

whether October can be something

1:21:001:21:04

that is meaningful rather than a

heads of terms is an open one. In

1:21:041:21:11

the last few days No 10 and cabinet

ministers have been sounding more

1:21:111:21:16

optimistic about being able to get

some form of compromise position.

1:21:161:21:20

Because after all, the Prime

Minister has promised to stand up

1:21:201:21:23

next week and make a big speech,

that will be the third in the trio

1:21:231:21:27

of his big Brexit speeches. We had

Lancaster House in January, Florence

1:21:271:21:32

in September and next week we are

expecting part 3. They have given a

1:21:321:21:37

commitment that I which the Prime

Minister has committed to saying

1:21:371:21:44

something more.

It must seem a tight

time table.

Yes the clock is ticking

1:21:441:21:52

closer to March 2019 when we leave

the EU. That is why the Labour Party

1:21:521:21:56

has argued not an implementation

period but a proper transition

1:21:561:22:01

period to buy time to act as a

bridge from where we are today to

1:22:011:22:05

where we want to be, our future

relationship.

The minister calls it

1:22:051:22:14

an immremation period. It will be a

transition period?

We have different

1:22:141:22:19

views on what should happen in that

period. Because we have been clear

1:22:191:22:25

we would remain within the single

market and the customs union during

1:22:251:22:31

the time-limited transition period

and accept all the rules and

1:22:311:22:35

regulations.

That is the Government

position.

I'm not sure they accept

1:22:351:22:44

the oversight of European court of

justice.

That is in the arrangements

1:22:441:22:49

for the implementation. It has been

a concern to some, but it is there.

1:22:491:22:53

The position is that we go through

into the implementation period and

1:22:531:22:56

we are outside the treaties of EU

and a third country, but operating

1:22:561:23:04

within the framework of European

law.

Are we in danger of see a by

1:23:041:23:12

partisan policy.

Wouldn't it be

nice.

Well, maybe.

They're not miles

1:23:121:23:18

away on transition.

I won't hold my

breath.

We want to see the

1:23:181:23:25

protection of rights and freedoms

for people in this country and we

1:23:251:23:31

will make sure a hold the Government

to that.

What do you have in mind.

1:23:311:23:39

The final deal has to be voted on in

Parliament and you know we hope the

1:23:391:23:46

Government will come forward with a

deal that means all of our six tests

1:23:461:23:51

will be met. We will hold you that.

You will probably vote against it.

1:23:511:23:58

Let's see what they come forward

with.

I would be amazed if they

1:23:581:24:02

voted for it.

It seems to me it is a

tight schedule, pretty much to do a

1:24:021:24:11

full body free trade agreement, not

saying it can't be done, but it is a

1:24:111:24:15

big ask. Canada, plus, plus, plus. I

take the point you're not starting

1:24:151:24:22

from scratch and that you are trying

to come off from a high level of

1:24:221:24:26

almost complete freedom of movement

on trade, so it could be done.

1:24:261:24:31

Supposing it done by October, and it

bedpins the process of ratification,

1:24:311:24:38

when would the British Parliament

have its say?

We would expect to

1:24:381:24:41

bring forward a vote on the final

agreement as soon as possible. And

1:24:411:24:45

then after that vote we would move

forward to bringing forward the

1:24:451:24:51

implementation bill and there will

be votes on the whole process.

To

1:24:511:24:55

implement the deal.

Yes we will set

it out in a statement and Andrew

1:24:551:25:02

talked about winning a meaningful

vote. We set out the meaningful

1:25:021:25:06

vote. I think you're referring to

clause 9 powers. But the point I

1:25:061:25:11

would make is the withdrawal

agreement and implementation bill

1:25:111:25:16

has been pledged and is primary

legislati.

That is before the

1:25:161:25:24

European Parliament votes.

We expect

both houses to vote before theure

1:25:241:25:31

mean Parliament.

Why before?

That is

Parliament's expectation. There is a

1:25:311:25:39

practical issue, in the European

Parliament there is a translation

1:25:391:25:48

issue.

It has to be more than a

thumbs up or the thumbs down to the

1:25:481:25:52

deal. Can they change it when it

comes to Parliament? That is

1:25:521:25:57

difficult to see to go back to

Brussels.

Mr Barnier will be

1:25:571:26:04

measuring the drapes for Mr Junker's

office by then.

I think he is

1:26:041:26:08

already done that.

Checking for

cognac left in the cupboard. The

1:26:081:26:13

answer was no. If the minister's

right, on this time table, we could

1:26:131:26:21

have big vote in Parliament before

the end of the year.

Yes it could be

1:26:211:26:24

in the autumn in theory. Some

suggest it is more realistic in

1:26:241:26:28

January or February, because the

time tables always get stretched and

1:26:281:26:32

also the government has had to delay

some of its Brexit legislation

1:26:321:26:38

because of the political divisions.

It may happen with the trade and

1:26:381:26:42

customs bill. Small little birds

tell me that might be some weeks

1:26:421:26:47

off.

Singing little birds.

Maybe the

odd tune, interesting if the

1:26:471:26:53

minister wants to comment.

Does he

want to comment.

That is not within

1:26:531:26:59

my remit.

That is a shame. The point

is even irrespective of the time

1:26:591:27:08

table, what will people be voting

on? Will it be more than a vague

1:27:081:27:13

agreement. The leaders on both sides

are desperate to get this done. But

1:27:131:27:21

will it be something basic and the

details are put off until after

1:27:211:27:25

Brexit and the things that are tough

will get work ud out in the

1:27:251:27:29

implementation period. That is wloo

the Government is keen to get the

1:27:291:27:34

implementation period nailed down in

March so that in a way you leave the

1:27:341:27:38

harder homework until later and hope

the politics moves too.

If the

1:27:381:27:43

Parliament goes for its Full Monty,

to 2022, by that general election,

1:27:431:27:48

is there no question we will be out

of single market and out of the

1:27:481:27:53

customs union?

There is no question

in my mind we will be out.

What

1:27:531:27:57

about you?

Well, if that is the

Government's intention, and they're

1:27:571:28:01

in power until 2022, you have heard

it from the minister. I would hope

1:28:011:28:05

that we have a different arrangement

than that.

Very well. It is

1:28:051:28:09

interesting. We will leave it there.

1:28:091:28:16

We have an idea of time table to

make sure we can make our holiday

1:28:161:28:21

plans.

1:28:211:28:23

There's just time to put you out

of your misery and give

1:28:231:28:26

you the answer to Guess The Year.

1:28:261:28:28

The year was 1969.

1:28:281:28:30

You probably guessed that from the

pictures of Northern Ireland. Press

1:28:301:28:34

that red button. That will tell us

who the winner is.

1:28:341:28:45

There we go. He said we

1:28:461:28:54

That's all for today.

1:28:541:28:55

Thanks to our guests.

1:28:551:28:56

The One O'Clock News is starting

over on BBC One now.

1:28:561:28:58

Jo and will be here at noon tomorrow

with all the big political stories

1:28:581:29:02

of the day - do join her then.

1:29:021:29:04

Andrew Neil is joined by exiting the EU minister Steve Baker and shadow communities secretary Andrew Gwynne to review Prime Minister's Questions, discuss the ongoing Brexit negotiations and examine Jeremy Corbyn's battle with certain newspapers.


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