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tohello, and welcome westminster in review. our look back at the big events since the start of 2016. the u.k. will vote on whether to be in or out of europe, and battle that has long been a source of passion. >> i agree in a written that is inside the eu are -- rather than a greatly been to the unknown. unsustainable, and what he has negotiated will not present that from happening. >> george osborne present his eigth budget but is forced into a traumatic resignation. >> he has been successful at producing a balanced budget in the interest of everyone in this country, particularly those with disability.
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>> first the referendum on britain's membership on the european union. david cameron promised he would renegotiate britain's membership with the eu and put the results of that deal for about. he wanted restrictions on the migrant work benefits. scrapped.something after weeks of telling and tilling andw -- sowing, -- mr. cameron had to get all 27 other members to agree it, but the deal got a frosty rection from his own u.s. skeptics. >> the same rule has been
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further watered down, mr. speaker. >> david cameron went away and negotiated the details of the package with other eu leaders making concessions along the way, abandoning proposal to scrap child benefits paid overseas and instead limiting the amount paid. and set of a four-year band, an agreement that entitlements for things like tax credits would be phased in for new arrivals. with the details finalized, mr. cameron came back to the comments, confirming the referendum would be held june 23. >> will be in the path of europe that worked for us, in the driving seat of the world's biggest single market and with the ability to take action to keep our people safe, but we will be out of the parts of europe that do not work for us, out of the-year-old, out of the eurozone bailouts, and permanently and legally
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protected from ever being part of an ever closer union, and he finished on a personal note. >> i believe the choice is between being an even greater britain inside the eu or a greatly into the unknown. the challenges facing the west are genuinely threatening, put in's aggression in the east, a islamic extremism to the south. in my view this is no time to divide the west. to challenges in our way of life, our values and freedom, this is a time for strength in numbers and let me say this, i am not standing for reelection, i have no other agenda than what is best for our country. i am standing here telling you what i think. my responsibility as prime plainly is to speak about what i believe is right for our country and that is what i will do every day for the next four months and i commend this
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statement to the house. of -- changes that this that the prime minister secured --nothing to affect industrywide pay agreements, they will not put a penny in the pockets of workers in britain, nor will they stop the grotesque explication of many migrant workers. >> [indiscernible] way this dealt
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returns sovereignty and the infield of lawmaking to these houses of parliament. back welfarebrings power, immigration powers, bailout powers, but more than that because it cars us forever out of the union, it means that the ratchet of the european court taking power away from this country cannot happen in the future. >> my concern for immigration, we have a net migration of 240,000 at the moment. every are for three years with about 750,000 -- would be 750,000. surely it is unsustainable and what he has negotiated will not prevent that from happening.
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>> in a debate on parliamentary sovereignty, conservative skeptics made clear the deal before them. >> we have reached the point of no return. we have to say no, we have to lead. that is the position i don't need to say anymore. as far as i'm concerned, this is about the limits of this country. >> let me consumed -- conclude on a note of freedom with the words of john milton himself. [indiscernible] --oble and precedent nation nation,t [indiscernible] when he spoke those words, he spoke in defense of freedom and truth.
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let us believe in the genius of our country. >> opinion in conservative party is clearly divided. labour, the libdems, and the snp are for staying in the eu, house of lords more per european. when the chance to discuss, former eu commissioner supported deal david cameron had done. >> once the die is cast, there will be no turning back. they cannot leave the european union and for economic and trade purposes, be treated as if we are still in it. that is the unescapable fact of what we are facing. >> the case for -- and seems to rest on strangely old-fashioned view of sovereignty.
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the days when -- power arrested a nationstate. no longer true. there is more power resting on global stage today will affect the lives of ordinary citizens, than is invested in institutions of nationstates like ourselves. >> i have come to conclusion the european union in its present form is a failing project. it is making its inhabitants for poorer than they should be. and because it is failing, contrary to what is been said by some of your lordship's this afternoon, to keep its people safe. >> the real scare story is an unreformed eu no control of borders. subject to bureaucrats, we cannot -- made clear they do not care what we think. there are 195 sovereign nations in the world, 167 manage without being members of the year.
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withdrawing from the eu is the safer option. our continued membership is a further leap into economic chaos created by the euro and a controlled migration. >> ukip's lord stevens. a little bit like birthdays, they come around much more often the older you get. -- delivered his budget. proved to be most divisive for his government. stepping into political spotlight, chancellor flagged announcement has budget for next generation. many conflicting pressures on george osborne ahead of big day. sagging growth predictions on one hand, demands to raise unpopular taxes on the other. chancellor was said to be under orders not to provide products for parties euro skeptics. making this budget even more of a political and financial balancing act than ever before. >> we said our country would not repeat the mistakes of the past.
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today, we maintain that commitment to long-term stability in challenging times. decisive action to achieve a 10 billion pound surplus that we do not pay later. put the next generation first. >> there was an eye-catching proposal to put a tax on soft drinks. and a tax cut for business. >> help people to invest in business and how great jobs. -- >> help people to invest in business and help to create jobs. to encourage that is to let them keep more of their -- and that investment is successful. capital gains taxes the highest in the developed world, and we monitor taxes to be among the lowest. headline rates of capital gains currently stands at 20%. today, i'm cutting it to 20%. capital gains tax, 18% to just 10%.
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>> there would also be an increase in income tax threshold. and an increase in the amount people could earn before paying higher income tax. >> another commitment. to increase the threshold to which people pay the higher rates of tax. that threshold stands at 42,385 pounds today. in april next year, increasing high rate threshold to 45,000 pounds. 400 pounds a year, will save half a million people who should never have been paying the higher rates out of the higher rate values. [indiscernible] this is a budget that gets investors investing, savers saving, so working people, low tax enterprise driven secure, strong in the world. next generation first.
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will >> conservative mps roared and weight their cases, but their initial -- overshadowed. became clear that the chancellor was proposing to cut taxes while at the same time planning to save 4.4 billion pounds from payments known as tips to most disabled people. a move provoked a critical newspaper headline, disquiet among conservative back benches, and an immediate rebuke from labor. >> this budget has unfairness at its very core, paid for by those who can least afford it. he could not have made his priorities clearer, while half a million people with disabilities are losing over one billion pounds in personal independent payments, corporation taxes being cut, and billions handed out in tax cuts to the very wealthy.
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every elderly person left without proper care, every swimming pull with reduced opening hours are closed altogether, is a direct result on government underfunding our local authorities and counsel. far from residing over good quality, he has a chancellor has presided over underemployment and insecurity. , he has past six years set targets on deficit, debt, productivity, manufacturing and construction, on exports. he has failed on all of them, at he is failing this country. >> this is all about political choices. [indiscernible] we could have released money, not just for investment, but to make sure the benefits did not
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fall further behind. now do the sensible thing to me, and the productive thing to do. the chancellor and his government have gone against that one more time. he may sell that to his backbenchers, but he has been unable to sell that in scotland. >> as it turned out, the person george osborne could not sell his budget to was one of his own cabinet colleagues, ian duncan smith. the man who has been working as the pensions secretary for six years dramatically resigned two days later amidst an attack on the budget. smith describes plans for the multibillion pound savings on disability benefits as indefensible. the prime minister david cameron ons monday toe comm
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make a statement on migration but took time to give a robust defense of his government and its direction. in spite of the resignation letter, the prime minister paid to him. decadepent almost a campaigning for welfare reform and improving people's life chances. he spent the last six years implementing the policies in government. in that time, we see nearly half a million children living in workless households. over one million people fewer on benefits and 2.4 million people in work. he can be proud of what he achieved. >> in the light of government reductions, he vowed to pressure some mp's across the commons, including his own.
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confirmedn crabb proposed cuts to payments of some disabled people would not go ahead, and no other welfare cuts were land. -- planned. georgean a week after, osborne took the unusual step of coming back to the commons to wind up the budget debate. he began by praising iain duncan smith. >> i'm sorry that my friend shows to leave the house. we recognize his achievements in helping to make work pay, protecting the vulnerable, and breaking a decades old cycle of welfare. >> concerned he was reversing the personal independent payments. >> cut from 155 billion pounds last year to 55 billion pounds next year, it falls every year. we do not propose to make any further changes ahead of that.
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these are the changes that you can afford to absorb when you are getting public spending under control. >> if it has been relatively simple to absorb, why on earth did he put it in in the first place? people are terrified about what he proposed, and you just said he could absolve this easily. why on earth don't we? >> mr. speaker, if you take no decisions to control welfare spending, to control public expenditure, you destroy the the peoplenances and who suffer are precisely the most phone numeral in society. so yes, we have taken difficult decisions. where we have not got them right, we have listened. >> george osborne labour shadow was unrelenting. >> in my view, and a believe it is that of many others, the overior of the chancellor
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the last 11 days calls into question his fitness for the office he now has. what we have seen is that the actions of a chancellor, as senior government minister, but incompetent manipulations. >> a dramatic few months for the government with the confirmation of the referendum on europe and the row over the budget. in to discuss it is our correspondent, shawn. europe, thebout conservative party and the labour party have completely reversed their position. how strong is your skepticism in the conservative party now? >> you are right to say that they have changed position. labour was the party, and the
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conservatives were very pro-europe. what we have seen over the past two elections is that the new generation of conservative mp's are much more eurosceptic then their predecessors. it is taken as read now that conservatives are eurosceptic. for some, it means they are willing to campaign for the u.k. to leave the european union. mp's will describe themselves as eurosceptic to some degree, almost half would like to leave the eu. >> what about labour party? they have been much more quiet on the european issue. >> the europe -- the labour party still has eurosceptics and some of those people are a core part of the debate. as a whole, the party's position is that it would like the u.k.
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to stay in the union. you're right, we have not seen much of an effort by the labour party to capitalize upon the debate is going on within the conservative ranks and it is not an issue that the labour party has really pushed in harlem it. -- parliament. inside parliament we have seen the conservative split on europe over the last few weeks. alwaysge osborne is touted as a tactician, how has it gone wrong for him? >> one of the things that his supporters say is that he is a great strategist and can think ahead. his critics say that sometimes he does not always understand how things will go down in the country. things that look clever on paper, sometimes do not go down well with the media and the wider public. he favors the caravan tax, and other problems he has had.
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now, with the latest budget, what he hoped we would all be talking about, the sugar tax, instead it turned into a big row about to the welfare budget. in the most damaging thing was the fact that many of his critics were not on the opposition, but his own mp's unhappy with the budget. you cannot rule him out, as he has had a roller coaster career, but this has been a difficult time for the chancellor. >> we will come back to you later in the program, for now, thank you. let's look at some of the other stories from around westminster, in brief. the government has been told that its latest bill to pass new surveillance power to security services is fantastically intrusive. the secretary says that thanks to numerous reports and inquiries, the original bill has been improved. >> today, terrorists and
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criminals are operating online with a reach scale that never existed before. they're exploiting the technological benefits of the modern age for their own twisted ending. they will continue to do so as long as it gives them a tactical advantage. those of us charged with keeping them safe are urged to keep pace. >> they may turn to a controversial measure. only new power's ability to require communication service providers to retain records. i want to be clear on what i said earlier, internet collection records do not provide access to a person's full web browsing history. an internet connection record is a record of what internet services to device or person has connected to, not the pages they have visited. >> it is time to put politics
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aside and find the point of balance between privacy and security in the digital age, to command broad, public support. >> the powers authorized by this bill are formidable and capable of misuse. in the absence of the constitution, only the necessity and proportionality stand in the way of that misuse. the bill should be far more explicit than it is that these powers are the exception of standing articles of privacy and must never become the norm. >> hundreds of thousands of women born in the 1950's are facing hardships following the decision to legalize the state pension age with men. in the 1990's, the government agreed that both men and women should retire at 65. ministers then raised the age to 66 and in 2011, speeded up the change.
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that women born in the 1950's were not told in time to make savings. they demanded that the government make so-called transitional arrangements. >> they did not cause the financial crash, they did not cause the state of economism, i fully understand the question, where are you going to find the money? but i refuse to accept the belief the pensions of older women. >> some women born in the 1950's will have started their lives without using the protection of the 1970 full pay act. many of those women's will have carried out work at a lower rate than men for no other reason than that they were women. the gender pay gap is whiter than the discussion we have today. but suffered at the time that many of them have taken to bring up children and have not even had the chance to contribute to
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occupational pensions. >> people have sunk to make this on a political basis and have conveniently forgot that after 1995, there were 13 years of labour government. i have here a list of 10 pensioners during the labour administration and they failed to do anything. law onld the prostitution be changed? some of the activities around prostitution are illegal, such as curb calling or soliciting on the streets, but the act of exchanging money for sex is legal. campaigners say those who ubbuy sex should be criminalized. we heard powerful testimony from a woman who is a sex worker for years. >> i was beaten and raped by
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buyers. legal does that make it more dangerous. >> another woman wanted protection, not criminalization. >> we want to go to the government for safety, and increase our legal rights as well as workers. industry is the only industry in the u.k. at which i can think of which compels me as a woman to work alone, leaving the wide open to attacks from attackers. >> ideal has finally been reached between the westminster and other governments over scottish funding. after months of haggling, ministers will settle the financial deal which will accompany new tax powers starting next year. the first minister made the announcement to the mp's. >> i have not been clear
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throughout that i would not sign off on a systematic cut to scotland's budget, whether the cut is being applied today or by prejudged review. during the course of the afternoon, negotiations have continued and i have spoken to the chancellor. i can report to parliament that there is now an agreement in principle that i believe we can recommend to parliament. westminster leader raised the bill to david cameron. bilaid it was an excellent for scotland and the rest of the united kingdom. >> for those that want to keep united kingdom together, what we have just a mistreated is that you can have full on evolution and a powerhouse parliament was a fair fiscal settlement inside the united kingdom. i think that is something to be celebrated. now we move to a situation where the scottish government and the scottish parliament will have to start talking about policies and decisions rather than processes.
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>> there was drama in the welsh assembly when a bill that bans e-cigarettes in public places was tied on the final vote. despite cross party support, many of the measures in the bill, like a deal between the party and the labour government, the bill collapsed. december was tied at 26-26. the casting vote was a presiding officer obliged to maintain the status quo. you're watching westminster in review with me, alice mccarthy. still to come, more trouble for the government over welfare, trade unions, and sunday shopping. >> delivered on a sunday, many sectors of sessions work on sunday. >> if you follow that argument, those on the internet between midnight and 3:00 in the morning, is that an argument to be open? has been all that, it
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a difficult couple of months for the help secretary jeremy hunt. he has been -- for the doctors staged a series of protests and launched industrial action. in february, the doctors union, the british medical association, rejected it. jeremy hunt said they opposed to situation. >> doctors will receive the same pay for working quite different amounts. they can be paid the same as those who do. it can trigger a 66% pay rise for all doctors. three courses of doctors will see a take home a rise and no training working within
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contracted hours will have their pay cut. >> jeremy hunt announces review improve dr. morale. a failure to listen to junior doctors is dubious and a misrepresentation of research, and a desire to make these contract negotiations into a symbolic fight for delivery of the services, and the situation has been unprecedented in my lifetime. doctors wouldny leave the country and go to like australia. >> earlier this week said that nearly 90% of junior doctors are prepared to leave the nhs of a contract is imposed. how does the health secretary proposed to deliver seven-day services with 1/10 of the current junior doctor workforce?
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how can it possibly be right for us to train did your doctors and only to be exporting them to the southern hemisphere? jeremy corbyn turned his fire on the state of the nhs, and david cameron's own area. >> and prime minister's own local nhs trust, overspend on staffing costs by 11 million pounds this year. yet wanting to spend 30 million. -- 30 million pounds on agency staff. while the chair of the oxford campaign write another letter to himself asking his local -- on behalf of constituents for the health secretary to intervene? >> david cameron stood up and said he was proud of oxford and the people who worked in nhs.
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someone shouted, "ask your mum." cameron: sher would say put on a proper suit and a proper tie. >> sometime before jeremy corbyn could make himself heard. we are talking motherly advice, my late mother would say, stand up for the principles of the health service. because that is what she gave her life too, as did many of her generation. >> and the mother theme continued, as david cameron set out with this government is doing for the nhs. prime minister cameron: my mother is as deeply proud of the nhs as i am. 1.9 million more people are , 11,008 hundred more
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nurses, more doctors. think if devon was here, he would want a seven-day nhs. it is helping patients up and down our country. >> another would be turning in his grave if he could heal her the prime minister. -- if he could hear the prime minister. with vision who wanted a health service for the good of all. >> jeremy corbyn went on to quote one doctor he had heard from. >> we need more nurses, more more fizzy owes, all of the other workers. hysios, all of the other workers. will he introduce a seven-day nhs, and will he be prepared to
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pay for it rather than picking a fight with the you junior doctors? cameron: what i am not clear is whether or not labour support a seven-day nhs or not. we do support the seven-day nhs. that is why we are putting in doctors andnd the nurses, and crucially, yes. that is why we are looking at the contracts in the nhs, to make sure it can work on a seven-day basis. not just monday to friday. i want a world-class nhs. we are funding a world-class nhs. we have world-class people working in our nhs, had together, we are going to build it. thought to have appeared in a murder video by the so-called islamic state, talking in parliament about her brother, and in the video, a man with an english accent insults
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the prime minister before executing five men accused of spying against is. a man fled on bail in 2014. he managed to leave the u.k. and travel to syria. his sister appeared before the committee. i did see himme was incentive or 2014, and he looked to me to be ok. he was practicing. movements covered. >> he did not discuss it with you. >> no. to be honest, i did not know he went by another name until he left. i just know my brother being that.
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and i still believed him to be a supporting daesh. engaged in insulating, beheading. given evidence with the daily mail. what i remember is that they raped her without mercy. i think this is a sensitive topic to talk about because it is my brother. i still do not associate the two. as was just described.
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my brother. know -- it is hard to believe because he is my mother. >> and the threat of terrorism continues in europe. in mid-march, the chief suspects in the paris attacks, salah abdeslam was arrested. he had been on the run and see tax in november, which left 130 people dead. and brussels with it with explosions at its airport and metro system. appearing before a committee of mps, the home secretary gave her response. >> the prime minister spoke to prime minister michel, and i spoke to my counterpart, jan jambon, and we are talking precautionary steps for public safety and to provide public assurance. a more intensive checks at the u.k. border,
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including the searching of , it with an increased number of border officers on duty. we are doing everything we can to help the belgian authorities and to keep people in this country safe and secure. anniversary ofn the civil war in syria. more than 250 thousand people have left, and millions others have been forced from their homes. pro-democracy protests erupted in march 2011 in the south, but the conflict between the protesters and the president sharla sought has been further complicated by those in the islamic state. -- and present bashar al-assad has been further complicated by those in the islamic state. saidhe foreign secretary the motives were unknowable. >> unfortunately, rush is a
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state in which all power is concentrated in the hands of one man. it is not even a politburo anymore. decisions are made apparently arbitrarily without any advance are nowg, and as we seeing, can be unmade just as quickly. not a recipe for enhancing stability and theictability on international scene. it makes the world a more dangerous place, not a less dangerous place. >> the crisis in syria is just one issue with migrants arriving from europe. many countries have closed their borders, and in the spring, macedonia fired tear gas of those trying to leave greece and travel north. they were attempting to control -- control the problem, with all migrants arriving in greece sent back to turkey. in westminster, there were calls for the u.k. to take more child refugees.
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like the authorities say they estimate around 4000 children who were alone in italy that simply disappeared last year. , just oneear-old british volunteer looking after them. to mys a similar age children, and they should not be there alone. >> the humanity of the right honorable lady, it is hard to argue against it, but the job of government is to balance government with realism. net migration in this country has been far, far bigger in the last 20 years than any country, and we are at the limit of what we can accept. we are spending money helping people in syria. for every child refugees that we take, you are simply going to have to take on many other people who would come as part of the family, so i urge the government to the present policy , that you made a current policy of spending money in the region and helping money in the region,
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and not with taking people from calais.and government suffered some defeats and had to make some concessions. there was a proposal to relax rules on sunday trading. some wanted to give local authorities the power to decide on sunday opening hours in their area, but across the comments, people were not happy with that idea. >> a moment a one particular council adopt these towers, every neighborhood council will have to follow suit. >> at the city center, there would be a demand, particularly at tourist time. local authorities should get permission. i think this is quite a good compromise, given the great changes that have taken place in the last 30 years.
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those who say we need to keep something special, i respect that. not jump on it on sunday? do you not visit the center? things open on the sunday. you talk about rights. what about their rights? is that an argument for the shops being open at that time? >> order. >> and at the end of the debate, and these budget in favor of the opposition amendment. wax 317. 317. the noes, 286. >> and things were even worse down the corridor in the house of lords.
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inflicting defeat after defeat on the government on a range of subjects. one of the bloodiest battles was over welfare. there is argument for change. >> we want to end a system which has patently failed and assure aat a good proportion are practical support and longtime radical support that will have a transformation effect on peoples lives. >> it was rejected twice, and then they called them a financial measure, leaving them with little choice but to reluctantly backed down. great deal of time last week, working through every possibility to try to send this back.ul and punitive bill
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unfortunately, because of the parliamentary procedure, it was impossible. this ultimately means that they are entitled to do that. to ask we were entitled them to think again. this, we knowas and understand the impact that this will have, even if it is not carried out. people affected by this bill are disappointed that we cannot do more. >> this is for the people in this is a bad day for disabled people.
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the congress has spoken decisively, and we must bow to their wishes, but we do so under protest. is democracy in action. there is more to democracy than just being elected. >> i just want to pose one question with the minister. the members of suicide in the years after these cuts. i am certain there will be people who cannot face their debts and the loss of their homes and will take their lives. , but theacked down also worked with the trade union bill. there is what is called paying the political levy as opposed to opting out. stand to lose 6 million pounds of the rank of each year
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as a result of the bill. servant senior civil talked about you. was wrong with the proposal. >> it does not allow often by itctronic means, and requires being renewed every five years. regime >> hesh proposed changing the bill so only new members would have to opt in, creating a transitional period to allow unions to prepare for the change, and he found acting from aiken or to. if our philosophy stand for anything, it does stand for and i doand choice, believe that one should do to others as one would wish to be done by, and i do not wish to party to a rule that would seriously disadvantage one of the great parties of this
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country, particularly at a time when it has its own special problems, which i hope will soon be over. broader measures on the party, recognized by committee. it will have a disproportionate and unnecessary impact. minister maintained the bill was about the relationship between unions and their members, not because members of the labour party. >> all members are not consistently informed about their rights, to make an active option choice. i do not understand why the same principle does not apply to existing members. in many areas in daily life to deduct payment for a cause that has not been active in.
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>> government would work with peers to lessen the impact of the change. 330, not convinced 115. >> a to be there by 148 votes. and the wrist trouble also on the immigration bill. a right asylum seekers to work if their claims had not been processed within six months, and also to allow overseas domestic workers to change employers without risking immediate deportation, and just before easter, they backed taking 3000 unaccompanied refugee children. and interest, as i came to this country as an unaccompanied child refugees.
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this is to some 10,000 children. organizehelp to checkpoints, and when i got here , i certainly oh my life to him. >> because of the government's arguments -- >> some of the children were allowed in this country. many more would arrive. that continues to be the government argument against this amendment. i do not know how they support disbelief. but in any case, the consequence of doing something for these children now in europe must the much more serious and the for others that follow. i would like other children to have safety in this country and to have the same opportunities i had. >> we have no need -- rejection
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objection, but it deprives the government of any discretion. and if you admit children who are not accompanied at the moment of admission, you have to arrange further for those that , and you have to pride yourself, of regulating that. there are people who arrive in europe seeking asylum. 90% have gotten there through a criminal gang, and these criminal gangs are mass the criminalachine
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, putting their lives at risk. i would like to have heard a little bit more about that. >> he said that most of the unaccompanied children in europe were not young syrians. they,,country from which it is albanian. by another and afghanistan, and then followed by syrian. tothe peers voted by 306 204, a majority of 102 to advance the immigration bill in order to require the government to let the children currently in europe come to britain. so why is the government having so much trouble with the upper house? us is our correspondent. the government really has had a tough time with the house of lords, with the trade unions, child migrants welfare benefits. , are these the quite this rebellious?
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>> they're not usually this rebellious when there is a conservative government, but of , course, the last time there was a conservative government, there were lots of predatory peers in the house of lords. these are to say that the tory party would dominate the second chamber. but since 1999, we have seen and there are independent or cross bench peers. a balance of power, banding together with the liberal democrats. it is interesting though that had 450ur party defeats. the coalition was defeated about 100 times during its five years in power. since the state opening, since the latest election, the the government has been defeated wee than 30 times, so what have seen is with the
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expulsions, the house of lords is keen to flex its muscles and more willing to defeat government then perhaps in previous times. is it possible to tell based on who is in the house now, or is it because of what the government is trying to do? lords isk the house of a factor. it is becoming bigger. it wants to do more. it is becoming more assertive. but also with some of these very high profile issues where the government has been defeated, there have been conservatives in the house of lords you have not been happy, so there has been a policy clash there. contentious would have been the changes to welfare. is conservative unhappiness there, and that gives more power to those critics in the upper house or the other parties, because they are able to say it is a cross party concerned that we are reflecting. >> once again, thank you very
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much, indeed, for coming in. now, let's take a look at some of the other news from westminster in brief. the first being a bishop to be introduced into the upper house mate a speech. the reference spoke on women's representation and empowerment. >> over the years, i have added my name to the debate. this is a firm conviction that all people are created equal, in the image of god, and call to use their gifts for the glory of all people. >> after their reprieve, the to continue storing things on goat skin. they had decided to end the practice for cost reasons, that the cabinet is to provide the money for their own budget for the thousand-year-old tradition to continue. original copies of the magna carta more than 800 years ago
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still exist on vellum. investigationo an to find it who gave newspapers conversationbout a that took place between the queen and politicians. buckingham palace took the rare step of making a further front page,out the saying the queen supported the idea of the u.k. leaving the european union. labour goes for inquiry into whether or not just the person linked to the debate. >> they are the source. the justice secretary has only said, i do not know how it got its information. it is hardly category. >> what you are witnessing is a poorly disguised example of an
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attempt to play the man and not the law. >> not the same rules that apply to ministers. >> they're absolutely right. it is worth saying, mr. speaker, that the conversation is alleged to have taken place, and perhaps it did not take place at a council meeting. railway line under london is to be named after the queen. it will be named as the end of the line once it opens in december 2018. the announcement was made after the queen visited the under construction street station. across the network. travel across the city. the elizabeth line will provide a lasting tribute to our longest-serving monarch.
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our queen opened the victoria line service in 1969. the fleet line was renamed the jubilee line in honor of her first 25 years on the throne in 1979, and she is the first reigning monarch, mr. speaker, to travel on the london underground. >> that is the end of this edition of the programs in we will be backward parliament returns on monday, april 8. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2016] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] announcer: the british house of commons is back in session next week. so you'll be able to watch prime minister's questions when it returns wednesday, april 13. that will be live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span 2.
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announcer: c-span's's washington journal" is live with policy issues that impact you. morning, aonday congressional reporter for "the washington post," and a congressional reporter for "the wall street journal" with the impact the presidential race could have on the fall congressional elections. then, a panelist for the personal finance website discusses the site report on which states are the most and least financially dependent on the federal government. and then the washington bureau chief for the milwaukee journal sentinel previews the key wisconsin primaries. watch c-span robustness washington journal beginning live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on monday morning. join the discussion. next, the coming up czech prime minister talks at
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the state of the european union. that is followed by discussion on russia and domestic policy. and later, a look at the impact philanthropy has on society and the economy here in the u.s.. announcer: the czech prime minister was in washington, dc, this past week, where he discussed the state of the european union. he also talked about the developing situation in ukraine, the european refugee crisis, and the united kingdom's potential exit in the eu. this event was hosted by the brookings institution. it is just under mr. eisen: good morning [speaking czech] welcome to the brookings institution for the latest in

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