Theresa May Election 2017

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Theresa May

Recorded coverage of Conservative leader and prime minister Theresa May on the campaign trail in Oxfordshire, from Monday 15 May.

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Hello. Can I have a photo? Thank you. Hello Theresa. Hi. Hello, nice


to meet you. He sent you a bunch of flowers from your college recently


to your home Oh, yes! We understand you like white lilies. I do, indeed.


That's great, thank you. It's fantastic. How's business generally


for you? Small towns struggle. But we would like to see more businesses


coming in. It's a fabulous place. There's lots of customers we do very


well here. We would like to see more businesses. Encourage more here.


Yeah they do a great role helping tone courage other businesses and


sour port them around the town. We do lovely wedding flowers which


Nicola will tell you. I was in China. I missed Nicola's wedding


unfortunately. Good to see you. Can I ask about the help to buy system?


Why was it people were handed ?1,000 were allowed to buy a lot of them


houses when it really set out was a good system, really set out for


people cob afford to pay that -- couldn't afford that pay that? There


are several different systems. You're talking about the right to


buy? Yes. I think it was right that people who had, as you say, many of


whom had never had the opportunity to buy or never thought they'd have


an opportunity to buy were able to do that. We have extended right to


buy. We're looking at it, what we do for the future. I was saying to you


is this: It wasn't meant for people who could afford, had ?100,000


wages. If you look at the latest statistics, they showed quite a lot


of them people got them and the lower down people didn't get so


many. The people ?40,000. For the right to buy, if it was to buy a


council house. No, no. Nothing about council houses. It was a system in


the 2015 things. Sorry, yes. Help to buy. Yes. It was almost stated that


it was people could twist the system and it's obviously they got away


with it. Well, help to buy is working. Because tens of thousands


of young people have been able to get onto the housing ladder. Across


the country, remember, the sort of house costs do vary significantly.


If you look in London and south-east for an area like this for example,


it's really difficult for people often to get houses because there's


such high costs. I'll accept that. So you have to have a scheme that


acome dates a variety of people. I still think rich people jumped on


the band wagon and got houses that they shouldn't have got. And other


people that should have had a chance lower down the scale. It has helped


tens of thousands of people who are low down the scale in terms of their


income able to get, as have other things like shared ownership and so


forth that we've put together. OK. Thank you. Nice to see you. My


children went to the same school as you. Oh, really. That's interesting.


Thanks for all your help. Thank you very much. Are you going to help


people with learning difficulties, stick up for them? I'm for learning


difficulties. I've been crippled by them because they chuck me out


because I got a border line and I'm being serious, I want you to do


something for us. We've got a lot of plans for people with mental health


and learning disabilities. And learning disabilities. I would like


somebody to help me because I can't do everything I want to do. People


say because I don't look the part, because I don't look like I have


mental health and learning disabilities I don't get anything.


That's one of the problems we've got to sort out. I'm sticking up for


health and learning disabilities because remember there was a man who


killed somebody in the pound shop and I feel sorry for him. We've done


a lot to help, haven't we. I'm talking about everybody, not just


me. And anybody who has learning disabilities I want them not to have


their money taken away from them and being crippled. We are going to do -


The fat cats keep the money and us lot get nothing. We're going to do a


number of things. Let me tell you something - You know what I want, I


want my erm...... Disability Living Allowance to come back not have PIPs


and get nothing. I can't live on ?100 a month. They took it all away


from me. You're going to write to me for that. So I can help you. Who's


going to help me. You can't write for them. Deborah is going to help


you. No, she's not my career any more. You told me she was going to.


She can't. She has a lot of things you know. I'm sure we'll find a way.


I can get my socialist to write. Yes, what you're talking about, in


your case - No for everybody not just for me. I know. I'm sticking up


for them because I go to a club for disabled people. What I'm saying,


Kathy, Nicola can help you specifically. What I can do is


ensure we give more help to people with mental health - And learning


disabilities. And that's exactly - People in wheelchairs and everybody.


For all of us. That's what we want to ensure when we look at the help


we give to people with any disability, particularly we focus on


those who are most in need so that we're helping those. I think I am,


because I'm vulnerable to everything so I've been told. You better help


me, please. Thank you. Make them have it, Theresa.


We have tough work ahead. I used to live here. I think you're doing a


marvellous job. Keep it up. We want to leave. Provided I'm elected on


the 8th of June, we will. I'm confident you will be. Thank you.


I'm a Labour man but... Thank you. Hello. Hi. Hello. Nice to see you.


I've voted Labour all my life but you've got my vote this time. Thank


you very much. Thank you. Nice to meet you. Thank you very much, thank


you. Hello. Lovely to meet you. All the way from Grimsby first thing


this morning. What time are you out normally? About 1. 30. Finish about


9pm. I try my best. You get good business here in the market?


Absolutely, yeah. I'm appreciative of how it's going and hopefully


continue to develop. Its good to be able to have fresh fish. Absolutely


yeah. I try to and give the people something to look forward to every


week. Good, excellent. Very good. Looks like you have some people


wanting to buy. I'm getting in the way of business. Nice to see you.


Thanks very much. Nice to meet you both.


Thank you. Lovely to see you. Congratulations. I run a business


and (inaudible) With my two brothers, a small butchery business


but we had to really, you couldn't make a business go here. Because the


rent and rates are so high here, it's all big business you know. It's


a bit unfortunate really. In the country, it's fantastic. We have a


lovely business running, in the villages. We have been very


successful that way. It's a shame - there's eight butchers here. It's


how we are. Yes. Nice to see you any way. Good to see you. Thank you. A


good win. Thank you. Hello. Nice to see you. Hello. Morning. Prime


Minister, let me give a scenario, dozens of ambulances outside A,


700 medical vacancies at John Radcliffe not filled, we have the


prospect possible disruption with nurses this summer. This is not an


NHS that you want is it? What we see from the NHS over the last few years


is the Government has been putting extra funding into the NHS and


overall we see more doctors in the NHS, more nurses, more midwives,


more GPs. We've only been able to do that because we've been


strengthening our economy. If we look to the future and putting in


more funding, we need to have that strong economy to do that. We have


been able to, in the Budget, announce money going into A that


is going to help a number of hospitals around the country to


ensure that they're providing the service that we want them to provide


at their A That is only possible with a strong economy. Labour would


wreck the economy. That would mean less money to go into the NHS. Was


what happened at the weekend, the siebary tack, was there money from


infrastructure in years gone by that actually was used for the day-to-day


health care, is that why we found ourselves in that situation? No the


NHS, has to take care of its cyber security. I understand that warnings


were issued about ensuring the cyber security was up to date. This is not


something that attacked the NHS only. 150 countries are involved in


this. And something like 200,000 victims. That's what Europol have


said. As a Government we take cyber security very seriously. We've


announced that we're putting ?2 billion into cyber security over the


next few years. We set up the new national cyber security centre,


which has been working with the NHS and with staff in the NHS to ensure


that patient care has not been compromised. You were here today to


talk about workers' rights. A raft of suggestions, proposals that you


put forward. Unpaid leave to look after relatives, that's one of them.


Is this one of your solutions to social care then to use families to


do that? There are many people in the work place who have caring


responsibilities for children or for elderly relatives and who want to


have that flexibility in the work place. We are announcing today the


biggest enhancement of workers' rights under a Conservative


Government. It does include the ability to have time off to care for


a relative. Other things as well. The national living wage, continuing


to rise with median earnings - Is that going to be difficult for small


businesses who say more red tape is over the top for them? I think if


you look across the country today what we see from small, medium and


large-sized businesses is many provide these capabilities and these


abilities for their workers on a more informal basis. We want tone


sure this is available to people. We want to help people returning to the


work place. In Oxford today I advise and had met with women who are


setting up businesses and getting back into the work place. We have an


increasing ageing population here in the south. I've always said that


dealing with the issues around social care and the ageing


population, there are short-term, medium term and long-term solutions


to that. In the short-term, we have made more money available, both


councils with the 3% pre-cept and we have put more into social care. We


need tone sure best practice is there around the country. And wee


need a sustainable -- and we need a sustainable solution. Brexit quickly


then. We have tourism here in the south, high levels, in Bournemouth,


they rely on migrant workers, agriculture as well. What can you,


assurances can you give them that they'll be able employ migrant


workers in two years' time? As we look to Brexit and leaving the


European Union, of course, we will be able to introduce our own rules


for immigration, for people coming into the UK from the European Union


as we have rules for people coming from outside the EU. As we've


developed those rules outside the EU, we recognise the need tone sure


that we deal with the needs of business and of course, we will look


to do that. That's about confidence isn't it?


That is about giving business confidence, we have WBM, they not


committed to building the electric Minnie until they know what will


happen. What companies will be looking to the Government to do is


produce a good deal for Britain so we have free and frictionless trade.


We have a plan to go into the negotiations working for a free


trade agreement and we want to ensure that the automotive sector is


competitive. To do that, was need strong and stable leadership and a


strong hand in the negotiations. That is not what you would get from


a coalition of chaos led by Jeremy Corbyn. Now housing, you have said


you want to do more deals with council on affordable housing, you


know better than anyone, the price of properties fofr people and for


renting here, how many of those houses are going to come south,


given that very often we are the poor cousins to the north? What is


important is that we look across the United Kingdom we develop policy and


our economic policy that sees jobs and growth and prosperity across the


whole of the UK. There is a lot of pressure on housing here in the


South, but the plans we have put forward for housing are about


building more affordable homes, continuing to support young people


with schemes like help to buy. But also having a flexibility in the


market through schemes such as shared ownership that give people


opportunities to get their foot on the housing ladder. Thank you. It


was nice to have a Powwow with you, that is what it says on the wall!


Thank you. We are joined by Emily Thornberry.


In a few weeks time, you could be Foreign Secretary. Will you at that


point tell Donald Trump he is not welcome for a state visit? No,


because he has been invited and I think it was a mistake to invite him


as quickly as he was invited, frankly, President Obama had to wait


for years. Some people would say so much for your radical change. Jeremy


Corbyn said he was not welcome in Britain. I mean... It takes these


things in