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This is BBC World News Today, with me, Matthew Amroliwala live

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from Westminster as Theresa May becomes Britain's

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She's now officially the new occupant at 10

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As we leave the European Union, we will forge a bold, new, positive

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The formal handover came at Buckingham Palace,

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when the Queen invited Mrs May to form a government.

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Her predecessor, David Cameron, said his farewell to the House

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of Commons as Prime Minister with a wry joke at his own expense.

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Nothing is really impossible if you put your mind to it.

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After all, as I once said, I was the future once.

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And then time for the family to also say goodbye.

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A wave, a hug - as the Camerons and their three children leave

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Hello and welcome live to Westminster.

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So, Britain has a new Prime Minister.

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She arrived in Downing Street less than one hour ago. On the steps

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outside she pledged to lead for all the country and not just the

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privileged few. At the same lecture in just a few moments before, David

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Cameron spoke about the honour it had been, the greatest honour of his

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life, to lead this country. Our Political Editor looks at another

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extraordinary day at Westminster. Always a politician,

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ready with a line. But with his family beside him

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in front of the cameras like this

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for the first time, there was just Of course we've not got

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every decision right. But I do believe today our country

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is much Above all, it was about turning

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around the economy. With a deficit cut by two thirds,

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two-and-a-half million more people in work and one million more

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businesses, there can be no doubt our economy is

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immeasurably stronger. David Cameron wanted a different

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Tory Party and a different But he leaves the same way

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they all do, so many fights forgotten, failure remembered among

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some success but the family remains. I want to thank my children for whom

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Downing Street has been a lovely They sometimes kicked

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the red boxes full Florence, you once climbed into one

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before a foreign trip and Above all, I want to thank Samantha,

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the love of my life. You have kept me

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vaguely sane and, as well as being an amazing wife,

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mother and businesswoman, you have done something every

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week in that building behind me to celebrate

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the best of voluntary

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service in our country. It has been the greatest honour

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of my life to serve our country as Prime Minister

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over these last six years and to serve

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as leader of my party years and to serve

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for almost 11 years. As we leave for the last time,

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my only wish is continued success for this great country that

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I love so very much. farewell, a journey started when he

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promised the public a vote and the European Union.

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The last word from the Queen at the palace to her Prime Minister.

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Who knows what comfort she was able to give.

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But before the regal sign-off, there had

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been time for a show of support.

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Even after all the rancour from the beating heart of

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CHEERING Normally a raucous bear pit.

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THE SPEAKER: Questions to the Prime Minister.

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It was Prime Minister's comedy stand-up rather than Prime

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Mr Speaker, this morning I had meetings with

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Other than one meeting this afternoon with Her Majesty the

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Queen, the diary for the rest of my day is remarkably light.

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MPs from nearly all sides offering good humour.

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I'm told there are lots of leadership roles out there

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And a joke from the opposition leader at David

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I was talking of the economy, the Home Secretary

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again, she said, many people find themselves exploited

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I can't imagine who she was referring to!

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Then the last of David Cameron at the dispatch box.

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I will miss the barbs from the opposition.

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People come here with huge passion for the

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They come here with great love for the

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The last thing I'd say is that you can

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That, in the end, the public service,

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the national interest, is what it is all about.

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Nothing is really impossible if you put your mind to.

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After all, I once said, I was the future once!

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And a wave to his family watching on.

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At Downing Street, they watched on a day

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Preparations were well underway for the next occupant.

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Today is not really about David Cameron at all.

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Gathering up the family, leaving their way of life.

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Samantha Cameron alongside the departing Prime

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Minister with the three children all part of

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the grandest leaving do in town.

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Cheered out but living a country divided over the European Union.

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Out before he intended to go and his party divided too.

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But almost as speedily as the motorcycle outriders,

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the new Prime Minister swept into her job.

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Not elected by her party, not elected by you or me,

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the last few weeks have propelled Theresa May far quicker

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than she'd ever expected to achieve the ambition

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But as the nation's leader, this is a big

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I have just been to Buckingham Palace where Her

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Majesty, the Queen, has asked me to form a new Government and I

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In David Cameron, I follow in the footsteps of a great modern

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Under David's leadership, the Government

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stabilised the economy, reduced the budget deficit and helped more

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But David's true legacy is not about the economy

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From the introduction of same-sex marriage to taking people

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on low wages out of income tax altogether,

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David Cameron's led a one-nation Government

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Because not everybody knows this but the full title of my party

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is the Conservative and Unionist party.

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And that word unionist is very important to me.

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The precious bond between England, Scotland,

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But it means something else that is just as

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It means we believe in a union not just between the nations

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of the United Kingdom but between all of our citizens.

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Every one of us, whoever we are and wherever we're from.

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That means fighting against the burning injustice that

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if you're born poor you will die on average nine years earlier

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If you're black, you're treated more harshly by the criminal

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If you are's a white working class boy,

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you're less likely to go to university.

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It you're at a state school, you're less likely to reach

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the top professions thaven if you're educated privately.

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If you're a woman, you'll earn less than a man.

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If you're young, you'll find it harder than ever before to own your

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But the mission to make Britain a country that works for

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everyone means more than fighting these injustices.

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If you're from an ordinary working class family, life is harder

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than many people in Westminster realise.

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You have a job but don't always have job security.

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You have your own home but you worry about paying the mortgage.

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You can just about manage, but you worry

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about the cost of living and getting your kids into a good school.

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If you're one of those families, if you're just managing, I want to

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I know you're working around the clock, I know

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I know that sometimes life can be a struggle.

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The Government I lead will be driven not by the interests of the

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We will do everything we can to give you more control over your lives.

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We are living through an important moment in our country's history.

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Following the referendum, we face a time of great national change.

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I know, because we're Great Britain, that we will rise to the challenge.

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As we leave the European Union, we will forge a bold new positive role

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And we will make Britain a country that

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works not for a privileged few but for every one of us.

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That will be the mission of the Government I lead and

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together, we will build a better Britain.

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A leader who hopes for calm but might well surprise.

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Events will no doubt surprise Theresa May.

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But sometimes politicians find a moment,

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sometimes, it is the moment that finds them.

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Will you heard Theresa May talking their, mapping out the sort of

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country she wants to lead and the sort of Prime Minister she wants to

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be. She makes clear that there will be no backing down from Brexit and

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she was a better economy and she wants a government at the service of

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ordinary people. Let's hear this report from our economy editor.

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She'll remember this moment when things get tough

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Theresa May was only embraced as Tory Leader on Monday.

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Now she's on a journey as tough as any leader in peacetime.

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Remember her telling Tories people just didn't like them anymore.

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You know what some people call us, the nasty party.

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She came down against uncontrolled migration.

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There is no case in the national interest for immigration

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of the scale we've experienced over the last decade.

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The next Prime Minister of this great country,

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May's Britain will somehow have to be tough and tender.

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Moments before she knew she would be PM she mapped out

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To steer us through this political uncertainty and negotiate the best

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deal for Britain and forge a new role for ourselves

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Remaking relations between Britain and the world, a huge task.

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In talks in Brussels curbing EU migration and getting

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Dozens of deals need doing worldwide.

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Britain's global influence has to be protected in NATO and the UN.

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Britain's can't become an inward focussed nation.

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We'll carry on playing the role we play on an international stage.

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In NATO, our security relations with other countries.

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There will be a big focus to stay part of the international community.

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Our decision on the European Union is not about Britain becoming

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When it comes to the Brexit economy, business and finances outside

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The Prime Minister wants business more productive, that needs

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Foreign takeovers of firms vital to Britain could be blocked.

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George Osborne wanted more productive business.

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To get more homes built, they're needed badly.

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As for public spending, he tried to cut welfare and failed.

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Rebel Tory MPs can block any toll Si easily.

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We have to build on the strong economic legacy Theresa May's

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We need to encourage business to take advantage of the challenges

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and opportunities that Brexit throws up.

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She has the negotiating experience to make sure

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Since her early days as a shadow minister,

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Theresa May's job's been about policy supporting women.

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So we bring people back together, rich and poor, young and old,

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male and female, black and white, sick and healthy.

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That sounded like David Cameron's vision for equal opportunity.

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The aim to cool resentment and deep division between haves and have

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Today, it is a mission that will take time,

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How much of this mission making Britain a fairer place in every way

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can you realistically expect her to manage?

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You will not do it in one Parliament.

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It is something you'll have to keep doing.

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All too often, it has been put in the too difficult pile.

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Britain's new Prime Minister will not lack from

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The political honeymoon won't last long.

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The awkward international negotiations.

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Pushing through plans and reforms with a tiny majority in the Commons.

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If she wants to know how hard it is to be premised, she knows who to

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ask. For Theresa May it is in the Number ten and after the welcoming

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and meeting team inside number ten it is straight down to work. Already

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we have seen activity with comings and goings. Putting together our

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team is the first priority. Rob Watson is here with me. She is

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famous for being detailed and hard-working. She said that about

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herself. It is straight down to work. Absolutely and I think that is

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entirely consistent with the image of her sales pitch to the country

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and her party, to say, we have had an awful lot of excitement, we have

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had enough excitement, down to a safe pair of hands getting on with

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the job. A radical do you think the change, the Cabinet, the reshuffle

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is likely to be with her team? I think we will see big changes and we

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have seen Boris Johnson go in, a prominent Leave campaigner. What I

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would stress is continuity. There is. In common between the prison

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between David Cameron and Theresa May. They are one nation

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Conservatives. That leaves you try to make a more equal country. As he

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finished that sentence I am hearing that Philip Hammond has been

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appointed as the new Chancellor of the Exchequer. A lot of people had

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tipped him for that post but confirmation in the last few

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moments. I think that will be welcome news for most businesses. If

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I continue my point, it is interesting, people will talk about

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change, the big change between Theresa May and David Cameron is

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personality, style and character. They have a lot in common. They both

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believe in sound finances, both pretty Eurosceptic. Even though they

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both campaigned for Remain. They want to stop the Conservative Party

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being seen as the party of the rich and powerful. Philip Hammond and

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interesting appointment but it is what happens to Boris Johnson but

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will be interesting. Will they or someone like him be the Minister for

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Brexit, the person responsible for doing that? Or will he be cast

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aside? It is one of the options because it is very difficult to

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imagine two work politicians more dissimilar than Theresa May and

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Boris Johnson. It is all plants and flair and Theresa May is of roles

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and no spills. It is ethical to know but how quickly does this phase

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pass? How quickly will it be for Theresa May is in place ready to

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talk to some of those global partners? It will be quick. Britain

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after Brexit is like a play. We have had the dramatic opening acts,

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surprise result in the referendum, the departure of David Cameron, now

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it is maybe a bit more complicated and difficult. British politics will

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settle down a bit but only a bit. The renegotiation and healing the

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divisions in Britain. Thank you for that. The Cabinet reshuffle already

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underway. Brexit, the negotiations will be the absolute priority. Some

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of those EU bosses who will eventually sit down opposite Theresa

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May have been speaking to date. Our Europe editor has this report from

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Brussels. The rest of Europe, the significance of Theresa May becoming

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UK Prime Minister is this. She will be the figure head leading Briton's

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exit from the European Union. She will need to negotiate the details

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with all of these EU leaders. In an awkward situation, maintaining

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cordial relations will be key. Today on an official visit to China, the

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EU tone sounded positive. I will not negotiate with Britain in a hostile

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mood. We are. I not giving public advice to the incoming British Prime

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want to talk about her before having talked with her.

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It is here in Brussels that Theresa May will need

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all EU leaders for the very first time at a summit any couple of

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months and she will be anxious to grab that

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opportunity to talk to

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them off the record, perhaps over a cup of

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coffee, about the of deal the UK

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She will have her work cut out for her because some of those

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leaders don't want to talk a word about Brexit

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until the formal process of the UK leaving has started.

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It's going to be quite some juggling act.

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It wants tough negotiations to put others of pushing to leave the EU.

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Italy wants to send a strong message, too.

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With its own economic and political problems, it needs the

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While Eastern and Baltic Europe don't want to

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They need UK backing to keep a hard line against Russia.

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But this arguably is Theresa May's most important negotiating

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Like Theresa May, steely, wiley, determined.

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Of course Theresa May is no stranger to Brussels.

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She has been here many times for EU minister meetings.

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Officials here warn she shouldn't underestimate them.

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She will find people who know her who will negotiate on equal fitting

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with her but I repeat, on equal footing.

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Not even for someone with the reputation as a tough

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Theresa May is a tough negotiator, I can assure

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you, here in the European Parliament we are tough negotiators as well.

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The EU-UK relationship has never been easy.

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Theresa May now represents a Britain that has voted to leave.

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She will find safeguarding UK interests here even more complex in

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Let's go live to Brussels and speak to our correspondence. Interesting,

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some of those comments a little earlier from Donald Tusk and

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Jean-Claude Juncker about being positive as they started this

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process in the coming weeks with Britain and the Brexit negotiations.

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Yes, certainly compared to some of those cold and frosty comments that

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were coming out of European leaders here in Brussels almost three weeks

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ago now after Britain voted to leave the European Union. Things do seem,

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judging by the language used today, to fall slightly. Two of the leaders

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here, Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker have been in China for a

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prearranged summit where they were supposed to have been talking mainly

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about political deals, close economic ties and also deals on

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climate change, creating a low cost and low carbon economy but

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inevitably their press conference is they finished that summit was

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hijacked with journalists wanting to know their opinions about what was

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going on thousands of miles away over in London today. Some of the

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things they were saying subtly suggested a more positive

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relationship or at least a start to the new Prime Minister's tenure in

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Downing Street. They said things like they wouldn't be trying to

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punish Britain by its decision to leave the EU, that they would be

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negotiating -- wouldn't be negotiating in anger or hostility,

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they also said that they and the UK had been many close friends for many

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decades and would continue to be so even after the Brexit talks began.

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That will be crucial here. As we have been hearing today, Theresa May

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will perhaps create a new Brexit Department, certainly appointing a

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new Brexit minister. Someone to go through those negotiations or at

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least begin them when she decides to formally announce Briton's departure

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from the EU triggering article 50. They will need to see what happens

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there, and wait to see who she points to lead us negotiations. Then

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they will know who they are dealing with and what the way forward might

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be. Just two sentences because we are nearly at the time. How quickly

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to actually getting going? That is anybody's guess. There have been

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seven years quoted in the papers that apparently came from Philip

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Hammond who has been appointed to it very top job in government. That

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depends whether they have to negotiate with all 27 member states

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ought some sort of short cut. We should find out more when Theresa

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May make the Cabinet perhaps this evening or tomorrow morning.

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Thank you very much for that. Let me just re-what we have learnt in

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Downing Street in the last few minutes. Philip Hammond becomes the

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Chancellor of the Exchequer. George Osborne the previous Chancellor has

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resigned from the Government and goes back to the backbenches. The

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work has already started in terms of Theresa May, she is the new Prime

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Minister and she is now putting together her new team.

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Good evening. It promises to be a fine day tomorrow. Sunshine on the

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way

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