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given thank you, mr speaker. given brexit and our vital red line on the european court and the repeal of the 1972 act, would my right honourable friend agree that a reasonable framework to protect resip rockal citizens‘ rites whilst making no concession at all on preserving our own westminster jurisdiction concession at all on preserving our own westminsterjurisdiction and own judicial sovereignty would be a tribunal system such as outline in the the house last week which would be along lines similar to the efta court and a parallel source of court agreement. my right honourable friend raises an interest proposal which of course we are looking at a variety of arrangements for the enforcement of agreement we come to. in relation to the eu citizens reel rights, if they form part of the treaty, they'll be enshrined in international law. we should recognise that our courts are world renowned and respected around the world. what i want to see and would expect is that these citizens'
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rights for eu citizens in the uk would be upheld and enforced by our courts in the same way as uk citizens reel' rights are upheld and e nforced citizens reel' rights are upheld and e nfo rce d by citizens reel' rights are upheld and enforced by our courts. if i can make some remarks on the passing of oui’ make some remarks on the passing of our colleague who was on the benches from 197a. we had his wit and intelligence here. he‘ll be sadly missed by us all, particularly those of us on these benches. i thank the government for the sight of the papers. it leaves many more
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questions than answers. mr speaker, the prime minister went to brussels last week and presented a plan for eu nationals that fell short of expectations with mark rutte stating there are thousands of questions to ask about the proposal. will the prime minister confirm the joint committee was consulted on the proposal she submitted today. when will she honour the pledge of a united united kingdom pledge and give scotland a place at the table of the negotiations? that is prime minister a plan? when will the costings will laid before the house will she confirm eu citizens in scotla nd will she confirm eu citizens in scotland will not have to fill out the form for residency? scotland‘s first minister called loud and leer for the prime minister to unilaterally guarantee eu citizens‘ rights. it‘s therefore shocking to learn that the then prime minister had pledged just to do that, but the
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current prime minister mocked the plan. does the prime minister accept she was wrong and will she now do the right thing and ensure thousands of concerned eu nationals living in the uk today by unilaterally guaranteeing their rights. we created these circumstances and should be showing leadership. we welcome the eu summit conclusions, especially those on growth, jobs and competitiveness. the snp was the first government in the uk to publish a plan for brexit. we put the single market at the heart of that and we call upon the prime minister to keep the eu in the single market to protect thousands ofjobs in single market to protect thousands of jobs in scotland single market to protect thousands ofjobs in scotland and the uk. additional summit conclusions on the paris agreement is a welcome step in ensuring the agreement is implemented following the us. the prime minister must tell the house what the uk‘s next step will be in implementing the agreement in cooperation with eu friends and neighbours. i welcome the announcement today of the uprating of pensions for those living in the
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eu but will the prime minister extend that to pensioners living in other parts of the world that currently don‘t benefit from that. finally, on behalf of the benches, i send best wishes to the estonian president ahead of the presidency taking over in july president ahead of the presidency taking over injuly and give thanks to the maltese presidency coming to an end this week. may ijoin in passing condolences to family and friends of gordon wilson and i'm sorry to hear of his passing. the honourable gentleman's raised a numberof honourable gentleman's raised a number of issues within the comments he's made. can i reiterate the point about the process of application. he referred to the 85— page about the process of application. he referred to the 85—page application paper. the home office is working to introduce a streamlined light touch approach on this so people will not have to apply on an 85—page paper such as the honourable gentleman has asked. he referred to the story in the evening standard. i have to say,
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thatis the evening standard. i have to say, that is not my recollection, and what we are doing today... well, what we are doing today is setting out what i believe is a fair and serious offer to eu citizens staying here in the united kingdom but we do want to have a care for these uk citizens living in the european union. i mightjust remind the honourable gentleman that during the honourable gentleman that during the scottish independence referendum, the first minister told eu nationals that if an independent scotland wasn't allowed to rejoin the eu, they would lose the right to stay here. we are not saying that to eu nationals here in the united kingdom, we are saying we want you to stay and this paper is the basis oi'i to stay and this paper is the basis on which we'll ensure that you can stay and nobody will be forced to leave. i congratulate the prime minister on her policy which will bring many benefits to the uk and the rest to have eu. can she tell the house more
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about how far we can go in negotiating free trade agreements with non—eu countries before we leave and when we will learn how we can spend all the money we are going to save. one of the issues we proposed was that some of the money that is returned is spent in a shared prosperity fund in the uk which will be looking to deal with and remove the disparities that occur within regions and nations between the parts of the united kingdom. as regards the trade deals for the rest of the world, of course legally we can't sign up to free trade agreements with other parties until we are no longer members of the european union, but there is much work that my right honourable friend the secretary of state for international trade is doing, with other countries around the world such as india, america, to look to see what trade benefits we can achieve before we leave the european union by removing some of the
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barriers that currently exist to trade between our countries. thank you very much indeed. the prime minister will be aware eu citizens will be particularly concerned about the status of their children. eu parents of a child studying who is 18 when she returns will be automatically returning to her pa rents automatically returning to her parents and will her parents be required to meet an income threshold? yes. yes that individual would be allowed to return to the united kingdom if the eu citizens are living here at the time at which we leave before the specified cut off date and have five years residence, they get their settled status. if they get their settled status. if they have less than #2350i6 years
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resident before the cut—off date, they'll be able to stay to build up that five years residence for setsed status —— that five years residence for setsed status — — settled that five years residence for setsed status —— settled status. new people coming to the united kingdom after we leave the european union, we'll be setting out those immigration rules in due course and there'll be a bill through parliament which will enable the honourable gentleman to look through. can i urge the prime minister to settle this issue as pa rt minister to settle this issue as part ofan minister to settle this issue as part of an interim deal with the eu so part of an interim deal with the eu so those affected don‘t have to wait for the conclusions of the negotiations? i thank my right honourable friend. i would very much like us to be able to do that by dealing with this at an early stage in the negotiations and by recognising that i think what we all wa nt recognising that i think what we all want to do is to ensure we give people reassurance, that they are no longer anxious about their future. i would hope that the european union would hope that the european union would see the benefits of that and that we'd be able to address this at an earlier stage. thank you, mr
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speaker. i think the prime minister needs to reassure the members of the european parliament. i was if brussels last week and i heard petitioners from this country and other countries talk about their concerns. previously when i asked the prime minister would she address the prime minister would she address the european parliament, she said she was waiting for an invitation. however, she must know she doesn‘t have to have an invitation, she can volunteer to address the european parliament — will she do that?|j think parliament — will she do that?” think the honourable lady — and if i canjust let think the honourable lady — and if i can just let her know that my right honourable friend the immigration minister, will be meeting some meps i think later today to talk to them about the proposals that we have put forward. i have been in discussions with the president who has spoken to me about the possibility of my going over to the european parliament and speaking to them and we are looking at what basis that should be on and
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what timetable. does my right honourable friend agree with the reasons why the british people voted to leave the eu was to reassert the supremacy of this parliament and the uk courts and can she confirm that when we leave, that will be the position for all citizens resident in the uk no matter from where they came? yes, ican matter from where they came? yes, i can confirm that to my right honourable friend. one of the key differences between the proposals we have put forward and those of the european union, is that they want the ecj to continue to have jurisdiction on eu citizens even after we've left the european union. i think people were very clear they did not want to ecj to have jurisdiction in the uk. i believe out jurisdiction in the uk. i believe our courts are perfectly... we have fine courts in this country, they'll be able to uphold eu citizens' rightsjust as be able to uphold eu citizens' rights just as others. be able to uphold eu citizens' rightsjust as others. thank you mr speaker. the prime minister did not a nswer speaker. the prime minister did not answer the question from my right honourable friend the member for leeds central. if there are french pa rents
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leeds central. if there are french parents whose daughter is studying in paris and who is 19 and they‘ve been living here more than five year, will that daughter be able to return to live with them here without them having to pass the income threshold? and if those pa rents income threshold? and if those parents have been living here for less tha n parents have been living here for less than five years, will they still have all the same rights as if they had been living here more than five years? yes, if they've been living here more than five years, they daughter will be able to return oi'i they daughter will be able to return on the same basis that that individual would today, so there would be no new rules that would apply. if they've been living here for less than five years, they'll be able to accrue that five year stay suss so able to accrue that five year stay suss so they go to exactly the same position with the settled status. the opposition allege there were many on this side coming over to labour‘s way of thinking. just in
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case i were to be tempted, mr speaker, does anyone have any idea what that is? i have to say, my right honourable friend is always known for his plain speaking and he has indeed done that and put the point in a rather plainer way than and put the point in a rather plainerway thanl and put the point in a rather plainer way than i did earlier in my response to the leader of the opposition. mr speaker, at the summit, paragraph 6 of the conclusion refers to peace and stability in the world. was there an opportunity to discuss the situation in yemen where 10,000 opportunity to discuss the situation in yemen where10,000 people have been killed, where the cholera epidemic has now reached a fifth of a million people and where the saudis and qataris are now refusing to speak to each other? surely if there was a role for the eu at this present time, it‘s to work with the
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united kingdom to try to bring peace to yemen. the right honourable raises a very serious issue in terms of the situation that exists in the yemen and this is a matter that's been of concern for some time and is a growing issue in terms of the humanitarian crisis in the yemen. i'm pleased the uk has been able to provide some support. of course there are issues about ensuring that support actually gets to the people that need it in the yemen. i will be open with him, there was not a discussion on the yemen specifically at this european council but we'll continue to work with member states in the european union and with our role on security council of the united nations to try to find a way through this solution so that we can see a reduction in the circumstances of humanitarian problems that exist in the yemen and peace and stability in that country. thank you, mr speaker. the stay dues of eu citizens is something i know the prime minister‘s been attempting to
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re—seoul since well before the triggering of article 50 so what more can eu citizens who‘re residing in the uk be doing to blake it clear to whoever is standing in the way of an agreement, what more pressure can they put on to resolve this issue causing so much heartache to so many people. my right honourable friend raises an important point. the mess hajj as to go across the negotiations that this is a really important issue, it's about people's futures and we want to make sure we can remove anxiety and give people assurance. when i speak to to they are leaders in europe, that is the message i get this them, but what eneed to do is ensure that the working group set up under the negotiations recognises that and does its work as quickly as possible. does the prime minister accept that the only way to reassure the three million eu citizens who work but are starting to leave
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hospitals, schools, care homes and businesses and the uk citizens in the eu is for her to immediately and unconditionally grant full rights to eu citizens in the uk, no ifs no buts, anything less will leave them thinking they‘re nothingmore than a bargaining chip in a crude and cruel game of call my bluff initiated by the brexiteers sitting next to her. we are making clear in the document that we have set out today the basis on which we believe a resick rickal arrangement can be put and we are also making clear that eu citizens here in the uk, nobody is being asked to leave —— reciprocal. there has been that anxiety. this is a serious offer but nobody is being asked to leave the uk. the spirit of generosity and pragmatism with which the prime minister is making the offer, we
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appreciate that. does my right honourable friend agree with me, the spirit of carrying forward that about the future of eu workers gives us about the future of eu workers gives us the best chance of protecting our economic interests and securing the comprehensive trade deal we all want to see. my right honourable friend is right that what we want to do is to work forward in a positive, constructive spirit because it's in the interests i think of both sides of the uk and the european union to ensure that we get the right offer to citizens here and in the eu but also that we get that trade deal that we want that will be not just to our benefit but that of the other member states as well. thank you very much, mr speaker. i certainly want to see the dilemma that those eu nationals working andleying here are facing put to bed so andleying here are facing put to bed so they can plan for their future. i know that my constituents who voted leave wa nted know that my constituents who voted leave wanted to see reform of free movement. can i ask the prime minister to pledge today to ensure
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that in the future, more of my constituents will be trained to fulfil any van cancies created by reform of free movement in public and private sectors. if the answer is yes, will she commit to come back to the house to explain how we are going to do that? cani going to do that? can i thank the right honourable lady for the references she's made. ican give lady for the references she's made. i can give her the assurance — lady for the references she's made. i can give herthe assurance — i think it's absolutely crucial in this country that we ensure that young people are given the skills and training they need to be able to ta ke and training they need to be able to take up thejob, and training they need to be able to take up the job, notjust of and training they need to be able to take up the job, not just of today but the jobs of the future. that's why we'll reform technical education, we'll introduce changes that ensure that we have proper technical education in this country for what i believe is the first time. alongside that, we have an industrial strategy about spreading prosperity and ensuring job opportunities are available. i commend the prime ministerfor the generous offer she set out which i hope will see an offer that will
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also benefit british citizens and i‘m also pleased in answer to questions from opposite she said that eu nationals get the same rights as british citizens but not better rights than british citizens. cani better rights than british citizens. can i also ask her is she going to ta ke can i also ask her is she going to take the opportunity to make sure that eu nationals who sadly have come to this country and abecaused or hospitality by committing crimes, she will use the full opportunity of this to make sure they can be removed from our country. well, my right honourable friend with one of his previous roles knows very well about the issue of those who've come to this country and abused the rights that they have been given by their criminality. i certainly will ensure that those who're serious and persistent criminals, that we can take action to remove them from the uk. given eu citizens are living and working here legally at the moment, on the matter of the cut—off date, how can this be earlier than the
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date that we leave the european given the rights and obligations we have as members continue up until the date that we leave even through the date that we leave even through the article 50 negotiation process? this is the rights that we have set out here and the question of the specified date is about the point at which people are able to qualify for settled status here in the united kingdom. of course, as we are members of the european union, then the arrangements which have always existed for us as members of the european union and those here will continue. but for those who're getting settled status and wish to retain settled status for the future, that is where the cut—off date is pertinent and that will be a matter for negotiation. thank you, mr speaker. can i welcome the fact the prime minister chose exceptionally to raise this extremely important issue in the council, but in the future conduct of the negotiations, will she
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confirm all the threads will pass through the secretary of state for exiting the european union in bringing negotiation together in the same way the european council are standing behind mr barnier? i'm not sure my right honourable friend is look at all those threads he's going to pull together. we are clear that as we go through the negotiation, at different stages in the working groups and so on forth, a whole variety of people will be involved in those. but as has already happened last monday when it was my right honourable friend the secretary of state for exiting the eu who went to the start of the negotiations opposite michel barnier, i think it's very clear the status and together he holds. she doesn‘t seem to understand that the election has changed everything and that her extreme damaging brexit is dead. so why is she making an off that both, as it affects british nationals living on the continent and eu nationals here, is far less generous than the offer they made to us generous than the offer they made to us just two weeks ago? generous than the offer they made to usjust two weeks ago? no. can i say to the right honourable gentleman,
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there is no extreme brexit that we have been talking about. there is no... there is no hard brexit and there is no soft brexit. what we wa nt there is no soft brexit. what we want is the right deal for the united kingdom. i remind the right honourable gentleman that over 80% of people who voted in the recent election voted for parties committed to taking the united kingdom out of the european union. over80% to taking the united kingdom out of the european union. over 80% voted for parties that wanted to take the united kingdom out of the european union. we have made a fair and serious offer. i believe it's a generous offer. there is one way in which it is different from the offer that the european union has put and that the european union has put and thatis that the european union has put and that is about the jurisdiction of the european court ofjustice and when people voted in the referendum la st when people voted in the referendum last year, they voted to ensure that we stopped the jurisdiction of the european court of justice we stopped the jurisdiction of the european court ofjustice here in the uk. thank you mr speaker. may i
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congratulation my right honourable friend on the very comprehensive offer she‘s made to secure the rights of eu citizens in our own country in a bid also to secure the rights of uk citizens in the eu. the next time she meets the heads of government in the european union, can she explain to them that there are rather a lot of people, remainers in this country, who would prefer mr corbyn, the leader of the opposition, to become prime minister, but who will, he says, scrap our nuclear weapons within six months, removing part of europe‘s vital defensive shield provided through nato. will she make the danger of that clear to them. the speaker: relate it to matters upon which the prime minister is reporting to us. we are grateful to the honourable gentleman for what i think i'll chair thatibly call a cerebral meander. prime minister? mr speaker, of course the european
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council touched on defence issues as well. so it is possible for me to report to my honourable friend that idid report to my honourable friend that i did indeed touches on the importance of the united kingdom continuing to maintain its defence relationship with other countries in europe. our relationship through nato is very important. we are one of the obviously because of our nuclear deterrent, the key safeguards of the security and safety of europe. thank you, mr speaker. the prime minister keeps talking about the need for reciprocity. so why didn‘t she choose to reciprocate the generosity that would have guaranteed the rights of the citizens living elsewhere in the eu. it would have gained goodwill instead of ill will. i've pointed out there are some differences between the two proposals as put
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forward by us in the european union through the european commission. one of the key ones was the suggestion from the european commission that after we've left the european union there should be two classes of citizen here in the uk, the citizens whose rights would be guaranteed by the eu courts and those guaranteed by the european court ofjustice. all citizens should have their rights through our courts. thank you, mr speaker. does the prime minister agree with me that no reasonable person could oppose what she‘s proposed, the only people who do never wanted us to leave in the first place, and the idea that a foreign court should rule on the rights of people living here is akin to the outdated colonial approach taken to the outdated colonial approach ta ken towards to the outdated colonial approach taken towards china in the unequal treaties of the 19th century. well, i always bow to my right honourable friend's historical knowledge and references he makes,
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but i think the point is a clear one — what we want to see when we leave the european union is that citizens here in the uk have their rights guaranteed by uk courts and enforced by uk courts. the honourable gentleman was present himself at the signing of the said treaties, we don‘t know, but we‘ll leave it to speculation. did the prime minister have an opportunity to speak with the president of cyprus and express support for the settlement talks between the greek and turkish cypriot leaders due to recommence in switzerland on wednesday? yes, i'd welcome to the honourable gentleman to his place in the house and cani gentleman to his place in the house and can i say, i did indeed. i had a bilateral discussion with the president of cyprus about those talks and about our hope and expectation because they have come so expectation because they have come so far. i think the presidents have both taken the discussions to a point that is far closer to us
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seeing a resolution than we have ever seen seeing a resolution than we have ever seen before and i hope we are able to take it over the line in the talks that will start in geneva later this month and the uk as a co—guarantor stands ready to play its part in doing that. thank you, mr speaker. when eu leaders say they want eu laws to prevail over their citizens in the uk, what they are effectively saying is they don‘t trust ourjudicial system. when the prime minister next meets with their eu counterparents, may i suggest she gently reminds them that many of the companies in their own countries, companies that drive their economies, actually use english and welsh contract law which is to be enforced in our courts by ourjudges. and the reason why they use english and welsh law is because globally, ourjudicialsystem commands greater respect than the judicial systems of germany, france, italy and so on. my right honourable friend's made an extremely good point and the nub of
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it is this — our courts are respected around the world. as he says, people choose to use our law because they respect it and also respect the validity of our law. i think it's important that citizens in the uk are under the jurisdiction of our courts. thank you, mr speaker. i note that the prime minister intends to do away with the technical requirement for comprehensive sickness insurance once an agreement has been reached. 0ne once an agreement has been reached. one of my constituents suffering from this at present was, despite being in scotland for more than five yea rs, being in scotland for more than five years, can‘t get permanent residency because she doesn‘t have the comprehensive insurance. we heard that no insurance product exists so will the prime minister do away with that requirement here and now because it‘s a technical nonsense because it‘s a technical nonsense because these people are using the nhs anyway? i have to say to the
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honourable lady, that requirement for comprehensive sickness insurance is an eu requirement. as long as we are members of the eu it will continue to be there. once we leave, we can indeed remove it. i welcome the government‘s commitment to maintain the anything but arms free trade relationship with the least developed countries. the could she speak a little bit more about the government‘s intention to extend free and fair trade with developing countries who‘re not necessarily on the least developed countries list but who have historically been penalised by the eu‘s tariff arrangements? have historically been penalised by the eu's tariff arrangements? well, ican the eu's tariff arrangements? well, i can assure my right honourable friend that we are looking for a wide range of trade deals with countries around the world when we leave the european union and i think those trade deals are important because they bring prosperity, growth and jobs here to the uk. but also because it's free trade that's
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lifted millions out of poverty around the world. and for not just the least developed countries, but for others. there are huge advantages to them and their citizens for ensuring the trade deals are in place so we can see growth, jobs and prosperity spread more widely than it is today. could the prime minister tell us what discussions took place on cooperation against terrorism and, was there any reference to what happened on the streets of london just or a week ago when diploma straiters were allowed to shout out blaming zionists for the grenfell tower fire and castigating blaming zionists for the grenfell towerfire and castigating rabbis and synagogues? i can say to the honourable lady that there was indeed a significant discussion on theissue indeed a significant discussion on the issue of counter—terrorism and the issue of counter—terrorism and the need for us to cooperate together in dealing with that issue. we focussed particularly, as i said in my statement, on issues around the internet, on the way the
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internet is used to promote hateful propaganda but also for terrorists to be able to carry out their wishes on the internet. we'll ensure to ta ke on the internet. we'll ensure to take action with the tech companies to make sure this cannot happen in the future and, on the last point that the honourable lady raises, i would simply say this, i think across the whole of this house, we are clear that there is no place for hate crime or hate speech in this country. 3.2 eu citizens currently choose to live, wok and make their lives in our country. they are well aware that we are leaving the european union. what does my right honourable friend believes this says about the future prospects of our country post brexit and what does it say about the members opposite that eu citizens have more confidence in our country going forward than they do?
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that shows what a great place the united kingdom is to live and work and what great opportunities we have for the future and i'm very pleased that those 3.2 million eu citizens have confidence in our country and wa nt have confidence in our country and want to stay here. the prime minister talked about the drivers of migration which include climate change, conflict and extreme poverty. as a country we have a proud record on international development. does she agree with me that it‘s vitally important as the process m oves that it‘s vitally important as the process moves forward that we continue to co—operate closely with the european union, other european countries to tackle extreme poverty especially in africa? indeed and i'm pleased that we have been able to play our part in dealing with. just as an example the somalia conference that we hosted some weeks ago, brought countries from around the world to find ways in which we can continue to support somalia which has been a country which has been a source of people choosing to leave to try to come to europe to present
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a greater stability in that country, but also greater economic opportunity and the uk has been at the fore front with the compact we have ethiopia in providing economic jobs opportunities for people who otherwise might be trying to migrate to europe and we will continue to work with our european allies on this. does the prime minister believe that our new relationship with europe will enable us to reduce further the significant numbers of european union nationals in our prisons? 0f european union nationals in our prisons? of course, this would give further room for our hard—pressed prison officers to do the vital what bill tation work they do so well indeed. we want to ensure that we are able to continue transfer prisoners from the united kingdom to their home states in the european union. but we also want to ensure and will do that we are able to re move and will do that we are able to remove serious and persistent criminals from the united kingdom. thank you, mr speaker. if i could ask the right honourable and even closer friend the prime minister...
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laughter what reassurance, what reassurance the prime minister can give to the agri food sector in northern ireland, its producers and processors in particular about the rights of workers that will be required to benefit from the increase in trade that northern ireland agri food sector will get as a result of brexit? will this be marshalled by way of a work permit system and if so, will that be capped in northern ireland? the rules that we are going to set for people coming into the united kingdom from the european union once we've left the european union, sew people who aren't here already and will be set out in the new immigration bill that we will be bringing to the house following the repeal bill, but i fully recognise the importance of the agri foods in
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northern ireland. that was clear to me on several visits i made to northern ireland. we want tone sure notjust that northern ireland. we want tone sure not just that actually in northern ireland, but across the whole of the united kingdom, that we see once we've left the european union, greater opportunities for agri food sector which will bring jobs and greater growth and prosperity. would my right honourable friend agree that the typically warm and constructive response from mr juncker to these welcome proposals reinforces the need for her to work ever closer with european heads of government to compensate for the vested interests of the eu institutions? well, as i said in my statement, the responses that i had from individual leaders in the european union was positive to the proposals that we were putting forward and i canjust cite the prime minister of poland in that, in her positive response to what was said andl her positive response to what was said and i think my honourable friend made an interesting point. to
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follow the member for north antrim, the prime minister‘s new governing party said they would seek to deliver a frictionless border with the republic of ireland and a comprehensive free trade and customs union with the european union. is it not the case that neither of these objectives can be secured if we leave the european union without a deal? i have to say to the honourable gentleman that the requirement, desire to bring about a frictionless border between northern ireland and ireland and the desire to have that free trade deal is what the government is pursuing. it's what we have said in the land costar house deal and i've meting the incoming taoiseach last week and discussed with him how we can work with the irish government to ensure we deliverjust that. thank you, mr speaker. can my right honourable friend provide more information into
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what was agreed at the connell and holding accountable internet companies that carry extremist content or those that are platforms for grooming? my honourable friend makes a very important point and what we see with extremism which leads to terrorism, whatever the source of it is, is that people are trying to divide us in this country andl trying to divide us in this country and i think that's why the response that we have had to all the terrorist attacks that have taken place in recent months, there being different reasons for those terrorist attacks having taken place, of course, what the response of unity and unity of purpose of the british citizens to actually ensure that we drive out this hatred from our country is so important. we focussed in the discussions on the aspect of the internet and in particular, on the industry—led forum which we and others have been discussing with tech companies to be set—up. we want to see automatic technological solutions to removing material from the internet because at the moment the process of
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removing they extremist material is too slow and it allows too many minds to be intill grated before it's taken down. we want to see automatic removal of that material. mr speaker, the prime minister has made clear her hostility to the european court of justice. made clear her hostility to the european court ofjustice. what is going to happen to british citizens living in other eu countries if they are not protected by the european court of justice? will they are not protected by the european court ofjustice? will they become citizens of nowhere? what i've made clear is that as regards the jurisdiction of courts in the united kingdom i believe they should not be, we smud not be subject to the european court of justice. that eu citizens rights here should be protected in a different way and i believe when people voted to leave the european union, one of the things they voted for was for the ecj not to have jurisdiction here in the united kingdom. mr speaker, ithink
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jurisdiction here in the united kingdom. mr speaker, i think the whole country will welcome the agreement that the conservative and unionist party has done with the dup. and the prime minister had her statement referred to the brexit dividend of over £10 million that we will save when we‘re not in the european superstate and i welcome the half a billion pound a year going to northern ireland. is that sort of the funding that the prime minister thinks will happen in the rest of the united kingdom? what i can say to the honourable gentleman is that we do have to look at how we are going to use money that we will no longer be sending to the european union. people voted for us not to be sending vast sums of money every year to the sending vast sums of money every yearto the eu. sending vast sums of money every year to the eu. we will have to look at how we use that and one of the aspects that we have already proposed here on this side of the house is this concept of a shared prosperity fund which will be removing disparities between different parts of the uk. thank
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you, mr speak. did the prime minister have a discuss to discuss transitionalfunding minister have a discuss to discuss transitional funding arrangements for wales? the people of wales feel like they have been trated like second—class citizens when she can magic up billions for northern ireland and yet won‘t give a guarantee for wales on future funding. we've already been very clear on various aspects of funding from the european union in relation to funding for farmers and the guarantees that we've given over a period of years for that, but we wa nt period of years for that, but we want to make sure that when we have money that comes back from the european union, that we are no longer giving to the european union that we are able to spend that money ina way that we are able to spend that money in a way that's as effective as possible in driving improvements here across the hole of the united kingdom. mr speaker, before coming to this place i used to teach effective negotiation skills. could i invite the lead are of the opposition to a free trial period!
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well, can i say i think that was the most generous offer from my honourable friend. i suspect the first thing he will have to do is explain to the leader of the opposition what a negotiation actually is. thank you, mr speaker. can i continue the efforts of my colleague from pontefract and leeds central in trying to understand what this will mean for our eu constituents resident in the uk. can the prime minister confirm that under her rules that means a polish nurse who is on rules that means a polish nurse who isona rules that means a polish nurse who is on a band five salary of under £22,000 and therefore will not meet the threshold of income required under the current rules will not able to bring her child and partner over to the uk or a teaching assista nt, over to the uk or a teaching assistant, a french teaching assista nt assistant, a french teaching assistant on under £17,000 will not be able to bring an elderly relative to the uk under these rules and if so, what impact does she think this will have on our public services?
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what i have said earlier. for those eu citizens who are here who qualify for the settled status, either they have five years residence already and qualify for settled status or they are here before the cut off date and there will be no no requirements in terms of them bringing family members to the united kingdom. we will not be splitting up those families. thank you, mr speaker. mayi splitting up those families. thank you, mr speaker. may i welcome the prime minister‘s very clear assurances that in brexit there will be no families split—up and that they will be able to have no cliff edges so they can regularise their status and also the health care and the pension arrangements, but the impact of brexit on british businesses who employ eu workers simply cannot be under estimated especially in places like taunton deane, the food and the farming industries and health so what reassu ra nces industries and health so what reassurances can the prime minister
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give british businesses who employ eu citizens? can i first of all reaemphasise the point that my honourable friend has made. there will be no cliff edges and people will be no cliff edges and people will be no cliff edges and people will be able to bring family members here. we are not talking about splitting up families. that's a very important message. when we look at once we've left the european union, we will be putting immigration rules in place, but as we do for people who come here already from outside the european union, we will in putting those rules in place, we will recognise the need toen sure this our economy can get have access to the skills that it needs particularly in shortage occupations, but we want to ensure that people in the united kingdom are trained to take those jobs hence the moves that the government is taking on technical education. the prime minister said earlier that no families will be split up, but she said during the general election campaign, that she is intending to cut net migration to this country to
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the tens of thousands. well, there isa the tens of thousands. well, there is a problem here because last year 136787 people came to this country through the family route. so if she is going to meet her pledge, she is going to split families up, isn‘t she? let's be very clear about what i'm saying about eu citizens who qualify for settled status, they will be able to bring family members here into the united kingdom without any extra requirements. i welcome the prime minister‘s statement that britain will be becoming more internationalist after we leave the european union. could she give further details that the state m e nts she give further details that the statements that her government had and the discussion with non—eu countries with that prospect in mind? i'm happy too say that we have already had a number of productive engagements on the issue of trade for the future with countries around the world, notably with india, with america, but with other countries too, like australia, and new
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zealand, discussions with china and other countries around the world. i think there are real opportunities for the uk once we leave the european union and we will be making every effort to ensure we take those opportunities. she will know as a former home secretary that it is impossible to grant the rights she proposes to 3.2 million eu citizens and fulfil her target to reduce net migration to tens of thousands. can she confirm for the house today that she has set aside this fanciful target and is going to propose instead to follow the chancellor‘s advice of a brexit thatis the chancellor‘s advice of a brexit that is rich injobs? the chancellor‘s advice of a brexit that is rich in jobs? we all want to ensure that the deal that we come to with the european union is going to ensure we have the comprehensive free trade agreement that will indeed ensure that we see growth and prosperity and jobs in the united kingdom you cans but we will see jobs being brought to the united kingdom as a result of the trade arrangements that we will be making
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around the rest of the world. may i pay tribute to the prime minister for confirming once more the fulfilment of this side of the house to deliver that referendum result of control of our laws, borders and money. would my right honourable friend give assurance that any pressure to allow the european court ofjustice will be flatly opposed?” believe that in terms of assuring the rights of eu citizens living here in the united kingdom we believe that should be done through our courts and not through the european court of justice our courts and not through the european court ofjustice and i will reiterate the point i made earlier. when many people voted to leave the european union, one of the things they wanted to ensure was that the ecj no longer had jurisdiction here in the uk. many of us who did not wa nt in the uk. many of us who did not
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want this country of ours to leave the european union did so partly because we believe it would make us more vulnerable and europe less stable. could she assure me that there were discussions at the european council of the security implications of where we are now in europe given the increasing threat from russia, bt in terms of military and defence, but also in terms of other activities they seem to be getting up to these days? well, i can assure the honourable gentleman that there were discussions which related to the activities of russia's and the eu's response and the united kingdom has been one of the united kingdom has been one of the countries leading the requirements in relation to that. of course, and we remain clear that the sanctions must stay until the minsk agreement is fully implemented implemented in relation to what activity russia has under taken in the ukraine, i was able to reassure the ukraine, i was able to reassure
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the other heads of state and government, that the united kingdom will retain its role in helping ensure the safety and security of the european union. we want to continue to have a defence and security partnership with our european allies. mr speaker, can i return to the prime minister‘s welcome comments about the discussions on social media companies hosting material. we have led the way in this country on requiring employers to make checks on the legality of prospective employers. for landlords to check on prospective tenants and for banks to check on money laundering. no such requirements orfines check on money laundering. no such requirements or fines are check on money laundering. no such requirements orfines are in place for social media companies. can she now set down urgently a timeline, minimum requirements, and the very real prospect of significant and meaningfulfines for the real prospect of significant and meaningful fines for the social media companies who continue to act irresponsibly? well, my honourable friend makes a very important point and it is precisely because we want to see those companies acting with greater responsibility in this area that we have been discussing with
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them this industry—led forum for automatic take down of material from the internet and that we have galvanised supportks not just the internet and that we have galvanised supportks notjust in the g7 galvanised supportks notjust in the 67 as galvanised supportks notjust in the g7as| galvanised supportks notjust in the 67 as i did earlier this month, but also in the eu council last friday. international support for ensuring that we can put collective pressure on the companies to ensure that they are not carrying this material and that we do see the importance and significance of taking this action and we have also discussed that whereas the first step will be discussions with the companies on what they can do themselves, we have also discussed the prospect of legislation if that fails. could the prime minister assure the house that she has made progress on securing our membership of the european arrest warrant, and europol as part of her discussions? in passing could she also tell me that the uk government does know when
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european citizens enter the united kingdom? well, as regards the euro just and europol and the european arrest warrant those will be matters for the negotiations, arrest warrant those will be matters forthe negotiations, but arrest warrant those will be matters for the negotiations, but i have been very clear that we want to retain our security... not just been very clear that we want to retain our security... notjust on counter—terrorism matters, but also on matters relate to go crime. mr speaker, when we triggered article 50, it was very clear that an immigration regime would be required. does my right honourable friend agree that there was therefore entirely sensible and appropriate to discuss the cut off date with the european commission” agree with my honourable friend. we will be seeing new immigration rules as she says being brought into the uk for those people who are moving from the eu and into the uk after we have left. and it is entirely right and sensible in part of the negotiations to discuss the cut off date for eu citizens who are here. who are fearful and indeed, tearful
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about their future prospects so i welcome some of the clarity the prime minister brought to the matter. she talks about a streamline system for applying for status, but many worry about how they will pay the costs for entire family to go through this process in short order. can she give me an indication of what the costs will be so she can reassure them? the home office will be looking carefully at ensuring the costs are reasonable and they want to ensure the streamline process will be easy for people to access and therefore, easy for people to be able to regularise their status. mr speaker, it is very important to our economy that business continues to invest and that there are no cliff edge changes to other trading relationships. as well as seek ago fair deal on exit, as well as a new trade deal, would the prime minister seek a two or three year
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transitional period to give businesses a total of up to five yea rs businesses a total of up to five years to prepare for the future?” think it is important that once we know what the basis of the future relationship with the eu will be, that we recognise that notjust business, but actually government as well, may need to have a period an implementation period when they are able to make the adjustments that are necessary. how long that period will be, will depend of course, on what the new relationship is going to be and therefore, that will be pa rt of to be and therefore, that will be part of the discussions that take place during the negotiations. with tens of thousands of scottish jobs at risk, will the chancellor protect our place in the single market? as regards scottish jobs the most important single market is that of the united kingdom. mr speaker, was the prime minister able to convey to her european counterparts in the council that 589 members this
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house elected in the general election earlier this month did so ona election earlier this month did so on a promise to deliver a comprehensive brexit? yes, i was very clear that the view of the electorate, the view of the government, the view of the majority of, the position that was taken at the election of the majority of people who have come into this house is precisely that, we want to deliver on the will of the british people as expressed in the referendum. the prime minister said at the beginning of her statement that she wished for the uk and the eu to trade as fairly as possible in both goods and services, can she confirm to the house if any time was spent developing any proposals for the uk to remain in the single market and the customs union? well, i have to say to the honourable gentleman that what we want to do is to ensure that we have that good frictionless and as tariff—free as possible access to the single market. that's what we are talking about when we talk about a
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comprehensive free trade agreement. that comprehensive free trade agreement will be part of the negotiation. european union citizens in my constituency of gloucester and their employers notably the nhs, our university and many businesses will greatly appreciate the clarity in the prime minister‘s statement today. could my right honourable friend give an idea of whether she believes an agreement on this crucial issue, so many citizens here and so many british citizens in europe, might be possible before agreement on other issues and if so, when? i'm pleased that this issue is one of the first issues that is going to be addressed in the negotiations. i hope and i believe there is goodwill on both sides to recognise the importance of this issue for citizens both here and in the european union, remaining 27 european union member states. i can't put a timeline on that because obviously there are aspects of this that still have to be negotiated and the european union has said that nothing is, you know, nothing is agreed until everything is agreed,
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but i would hope we will be able to give final reassurance to stns at an earlier stage. — — citizens at earlier stage. —— citizens at an earlier stage. earlier stage. -- citizens at an earlier stage. the prime minister said she wants to see the removal of serious and persistent criminals from the uk. could she say a little bit more of how she would do that bearing in mind she failed to do it in the six or seven yea rs mind she failed to do it in the six or seven years that she was home secretary? her portrayal of what happened during the time that i was home secretary and indeed, since is not correct. a significant number of persistent and serious criminals we re persistent and serious criminals were removed from the united kingdom. the basis on which it is possible to do that for people who are here from as european union citizens, of course, is subject to different rules than for others and once we are out of the european union we will be able to adjust that. my constituency has proportionally more eu nationals
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than any other in the country compared to how recently they have arrived. i know they and i will warmly welcome this statement which provides real clarity and i hope will be concluded as she has said earlier than the end of this deal, but on the issue of social media, cani but on the issue of social media, can i remind the prime minister that it wasn‘t that long ago that internet companies were saying that the removal of child sex abuse images automatically was simply impossible. now it happens routinely. studio: well, we will leave that debate in the commons in which the prime minister has been setting out her plans for the rights of eu nationals once britain is out of the european union. a quick line of news coming in in relation to the grenfell fire disaster. the company which sold the flammable panels used at grenfell
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are discontinuing sales of the type of cladding use add the tower for use in high rise buildings. they are discontinuing global sales of the panels. "we believe it is the right decision because of the inconsistency in building relations across the world." they say, "we will continue to assist the authorities as they investigate the tragedy." more coming up. let‘s get a weather forecast with tomasz schafernaker. the weather is not looking great over the next few days. wherever you are, in the country, in the coming days, there will be a lot of cloud. ajet days, there will be a lot of cloud. a jet stream pushing days, there will be a lot of cloud. ajet stream pushing in days, there will be a lot of cloud. a jet stream pushing in weather systems in our direction. 0ne a jet stream pushing in weather systems in our direction. one area of cloud and rain starting to encroach into western areas and there is a fair bit of cloud across
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there is a fair bit of cloud across the west. actually, in some other parts of the country it has been a beautiful day so far. a lovely picture there of sunny skies and colourful beach huts. so what have we got for the rest of this afternoon? well, there is lots of isn‘t shine around early evening. the west is at this stage starting to cloud over in advance of this weather system here which is bringing rainfall and by this time, into northern ireland. initially, light and then that rain will get heavier. so it is going to be that north western portion of the uk that will get most of the heavy rain in the next 2a hours or so. let‘s zoom in closer and see where the rain is going to be. so i think belfast, south—western parts of scotland, certainly cumbria, lancashire and into northern parts of wales, there could be a lot of rainfall and heavy rain through the low lands as well. to the south of that, across most of southern england, it is dry. no rain at all tonight. tomorrow, this
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weather, has three weather systems here. one on top of us, two others close by. so the first low pressure is here to stay are very slow moving weather front, painfully slowly so that means any rainfall does fall will be moving slowly and over us for sometime. you saw flashes of lightening there. generally a lot of cloud of tomorrow and a relatively cool day. this is tuesday niceth night and into wednesday, so these lose are circling the uk, literally they have stopped across this part of europe. but a lot of rain for central and eastern areas on wednesday. it is this area here, say the north, the east midlands, hull, newcastle, these areas getting a fair bit of heavy rain. an unsettled week. it won‘t feel like summer. there will be spells of rain and it will feel on the cool side. it looks like we‘ll need our brollies and rain coats for a tile before the
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weather settles down. this is bbc news with ben brown with the headlines at four. theresa may has told mps she wants to give the three million eu nationals living in britain the same status as uk citizens after brexit. i want to completely reassure people that under these plans, no eu citizens will be asked to leave at the point the ek leaves the eu, we wa nt the point the ek leaves the eu, we want you to stay. a deal has been agreed which will see the dup support theresa may‘s conservative government. the party‘s ten mps will back the tories in key commons votes. this agreement will operate to deliver a stable government in the united kingdom‘s national interest at this vital time. the government says it will support councils after cladding on 60
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