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during question time this past week, british prime mr. david cameron answer several questions on the decision to leave the european union. the prime minister also called on opposition leader jeremy corbyn to resign after a recent no-confidence vote by members of his party. us as adults, let alone small children. the >> border. questions to the prime minister. mr. alistair carmichael. >> thank you: mr. speaker. the whole housework and join in condemning the horrific terrorist attacks. thoughts and prayers that those killed, injured and their families. as yet there are no reports of u.k. casualties, but working urgently with authorities to establish. i spoke to president to express
condolences and our persistence. details still emerging that we stand one entered the time against barbaric acts they had this week marks the battle of islam and there's a national two-minute silence on the morning. the tea party memorial near the battlefield and pause to remember the sacrifices of all those who fought and lost their lives in the conflict. the speaker had meetings with colleagues another is in addition to make it a fetish for for their meeting later today. >> office in fact istanbul. can i also have my -- [inaudible] he is not done it alone and it's right we should technology from the famous and public services. before he goes, will he obtained
to one matter when he was in a position he described as doing enormous model damage to the model authority of our country and that is the involvement of security services and renditions. now that the tps are not going to prosecute and so forth, will he -- will he reinstitute, reconstitute to who we can know what was done in our name and authority. >> first of all, connecting the right honorable gentleman for his remarks. i'm proud to serve this country and the first prime minister to get to make sure i fully looked into his constituency. that would be a rendition issue. the police investigation into these cases the tps recently
concluded insufficient to prosecute. i think there are very few countries in the world that would've had such an independent investigation into an issue like this. i think the right approach i finish in the report of what he was able to do if the ioc has agreed to look at these issues and they should continue to do so. thank you, mr. speaker. at my right honorable friend has seven or has current event at 7:30 this friday, we will start the process of commemorating the anniversary. will my right honorable friend join me in thanking all those involved in organizing the forget never project who has done so much to ensure that young people learned the lesson and forgetting our challenges, will he join me in encouraging everyone to remember, salute and commemorate those who made the ultimate sacrifice?
>> assert nature and the honorable friend in commending all those organizing these important events, particularly his constituency that event happened on the country. it's important not only because they are supporting slaughter of 57,000 people killed or wounded on the first day of this battle, but also so many people learned so much about their own family's involvement and in many ways there is a link between the current events we discuss and what 100 years ago the same portion of peace and security and stability and it was actually last night the european union french president actually mentioned the commemoration and how proud he was to get together never sacrifices all those years ago. >> jeremy corbin. thank you, mr. speaker. i would like to echo the words of the prime minister concerning the 36 who died in the 100 injured in the file terrorist attack. i am sure that our services will
be doing everything they can to assist those affected. i would also like to thank him for referring to the memorial on friday and i look forward to being with him there at the memorial service of those who died in that dreadful battle. i think, mr. speaker, it would be appropriate if we pay tribute to patrick mayfield who died last weekend. he was the driving force behind the town is a declaration in a 293 that deadly to the first cease-fire and i think the relative peace we have now in northern ireland is in part thanks to him and his successor for all achieved. >> mr. speaker, what people in the country are worried about is the extra insecurity to the new standards, jobs, wages, pensions following the e.u. referendum. we have heard uncertain words about the future of major companies in britain which has been here a very long time. what means has a chance i had with major companies to try to
stabilize the situation? >> first of all, he is right to mention patrick grady did play a huge role in delivery of the peace process. he was also a brilliant attorney general and someone who viewed a belief in public service in the national interest than with a kind and goodly man and i was very sad to hear of his passing. i did send a message to him by his wife shortly before he died and i know many people in this house want to send good wishes to his family. the leader of the opposition asked for conversation we have a business at what a business and what preparations were made to do with economic challenges we face. we are in a strong position to meet these challenges because we pay down so much deficit appears stronger strong growth and job creation that i don't belittle about the consequences will be difficult. there are going to be some choppy waters ahead. i don't resolve many warnings they made during the
referendum's campaign would not offend a better way through this way through this. we messed up with his assistant reassure them about the ability there is today the strength of the british economy. the business secretary has met with a range of businesses already. tamara had the meeting amid business advisory group and i'm inviting other companies to data including seamens who played a huge role in the british economy. what we need to talk about his reassurances about stability we can get now. the fact that our circumstances to change until whidbey the european union and i want to hear from them as they draw up the blueprints for britain's future position with europe about what they think would be the right answer. thank you, mr. speaker. the credit rating agencies have cut the u.k. credit rating back to aa from aa plus. the chancellor promised a aaa rating. what has been made to this downgrade in terms of firing cost and the risks to pension
fund. >> the leader of the opposition is right that the credit ratings by one agency had been taken down by several points and another has put us on watch. the answer is the cost of the exchequer and the taxpayer will depend on what happened to the interest rates in the market at which the can borrow and is absolutely right to draw attention to that. as i said, maria druggy come ahead of the ecb confirmed this last night. all of the warnings if we voted to leave the e.u. they would be difficulties in our own economy and growth rate and instability in markets. readers dean does things. we are well prepared in terms of the reaction of the bank of england and the treasury. there is no doubt in my mind is a difficult economic times. we can cope with them.
>> jeremy corbin. >> ever run across this house should be concerned that the indications from investors are less good pregame current jobs at risk. what the prime minister consider suspending the chancellor's physical rule, which is in effect preventing investment in taking place? >> i don't believe that would be the right approach. what business needs to hear, what consumers and investors and people concerned about our economy want to hear is we have taken huge steps over the last six years to get the budget deficit down, to make it a check to destination for investment. they want those things to continue. of course if we do see economic difficulties, one of the ways we have to react to that is make sure that our public finance is in our economy remains strong. we should have taken all the
steps the last six years to get the deficit down to see us get onto a more difficult path. i don't think it would be right to suspend fiscal rules. there are three phases. the first of the volatility we see which the bank of england and treasury must cope with. the uncertainty about the future status was referring to an an end as fast as possible by examining the model semi-success is choosing which one we should go for and then we need to bear in mind the long-term damage to the british economy that the european union. for my part we are the closest possible relationship in terms of trading with the european union and that something discussed and debated in this house as well as by the next government. >> jeremy corbin. thank you, mr. speaker. this week there has been more evident that it is increasing. monitoring group showed lasted for days allowed the attacks and abuse from stocks and boosted to
decline can ask the prime minister what monetary system he and the home secretary had in place, what reports he's received and what extra resources are going to communities targeted in these racist attacks taking place. >> i agree with the bridal general men. these attacks are appalling and they need to stop. everyone in this house and everyone on all sides of the referendum debate utterly condemns them. that is not what we do in britain. i reassure the prime minister's countries such as romania, poland and the czech republic at the meeting that we had last night. we do monitor these attacks and the secretary gets regular reports. i could tell the house will publish a new action plan tackling hate crime to step up our response be reminded steps to boost reporting of hate crime in supporting victims. new guidance to prosecutors and racially aggravated crime and
new funds for protective security measures are potentially vulnerable institutions and additional funding to community organizations to tackle hate crimes. whatever we can do, we will do to drive these appalling hate crimes out of our country. >> jeremy corbin. >> i thank the prime minister for that. last thursday was the rejection of the status quo that isn't delivering. there's another 10.5 million people living in poverty in britain at 300,000 in the last year. 4.5 million people in england and wales alone are an insecure work in two thirds of children in poverty are living in households where used one adult is in work. the prime minister has too much love. will you see the one nation legacy and without one nation legacy be the scrapping of the bedroom tax, depending of the contract and can't claim that the cut of universal credit.
>> were i would agree us of course we need to do more to tackle and spread wealth and opportunity, but to try and pretend that last thursday's vote was a result of the state of the british economy is complete. the british economy as incomparably stronger than it was six years ago. we all have to reflect on our role in the referendum campaign. i know the honorable gentleman says i would hate to see them when it's not trying. >> mr. speaker, government figures released yesterday show the number of children living in poverty has jumped by 200,000 in a year to a total now for 3.9 million children in this country is living in poverty. does he not think he should at the very least apologize to god
and failed by its government and do something about it so that we do reduce the levels of poverty in this country? >> if he wants to do with the figures, but they give them to him. income inequality has gone down at the fastest rate since 2001. there are 300,000 fewer people in relative poverty since 2010. half a million fewer people enough so the poverty since 2010. looking for excuses about why he and i were on about the referendum. frankly he should look somewhere else. i have to say to the honorable gentleman he talks about job insecurity and my two month ago. and maybe in that party's interest is that they're not in the national interest and for heavens sake, go. [cheers and applause] thank you, mr. speaker.
jeremy quinn. thank you, mr. speaker. while media attention seems to be focused elsewhere, all of us in the south that can teach you have problems they need to be addressed. for weeks and weeks, mike fisher is to be struggling with the impact of unofficial industrial action on a rubberized. over who gets the press a button. but my right honorable friend condemn this in the strongest possible terms and help resolve issues? >> right honorable friend is right. a crucial part of our economy. i condemn actions that disrupt the public and passengers will not take the rap for that reason unnecessary disruption. the performance has been on except both and passengers deserve better. the house will be providing more generous compensation to passengers affected by the latest strike and will be in further details, too.
>> on the terrorist tragedy in turkey, we join with the prime minister and the leader of the official opposition in their condemnation and sending condolences to the people of turkey. mr. speaker, strong majority voted for scotland to remain in the european union. first, minister sturgeon is in brussels today where he's meeting with the president of the european commission and the president of the european parliament. yesterday was a standing ovation in the european parliament when the case was made to protect scotland's place in europe. what will the u.k. government do to protect scotland's place in europe? >> first of all, let's rethink the right old gentleman for what he says about terrorist attacks and how we should stand together on the issue of the united kingdom's future in a relationship at the european union. we need to negotiate the best
possible deal for the united kingdom and the closest possible relationship and that would also be the best possible deal for scotland. that's what we need to focus on and what needs to be done >> on the contrary, yesterday the scottish parliament passed a motion across the parliament including the labor party, scottish liberal democrat integrates a law mandating to have discussions with the u.k. government, other default administrations come and e.u. institutions and member states to explore options for protecting scotland's relationship with the e.u. scotland's place in a single market and social employment and economic benefits that come from that. every party in the scottish parliament voted for that except the conservative party who abstained. when will the conservatives finally join with all other parties in scotland and
protecting god's place in europe >> the best way to secure scotland's place in a single market is for the united kingdom to negotiate the closest possible relationship with the european union conclusion that be the closest relationship with a single market. our membership of the european union and the u.k. membership and that is where we should take our negotiating services. >> thank you, mr. speaker. market traders make a huge contribution to our local economy. with that in mind about what my right honorable friend called with me literally thousands to stop council going ahead with its plan to all those three-day market. >> would join him in paying tribute to all the hard work market traders across the country have provided. i know how important these markets are.
i hope the council will listen carefully to matt honorable friend's campaign to make sure the historic market is not less altogether. >> justin matters. thank you, mr. speaker. at the prime minister will recall my constituency is part of the referendum campaign. we voted to leave the e.u. to keep those jobs in this country. we recognize their responsibility but i would ask the prime minister if he can ensure it is early tax of general motors are given the reassurance needed that motor vehicles will be able to be exported to the e.u. at a competitive price. >> the honorable gentleman is right with the story of the automotive industry over the last decade has been a remarkably positive one. 150,000 people directly employed. 300,000 people in the supply components industry more of which has been coming on shore in recent years.
but we need to do is secure the best possible deal for britain to make sure we have access to the market because so many companies come the general motors included and toyota, one of the reasons they've invested is because of access to the market. i would urge general motors to make their voices heard in the weeks ahead. thank you, mr. speaker. yesterday a former member of my staff was verbally abused outside shopping on monday because of the color of his skin. he was chased down the road voted out the people -- [inaudible] >> mr. speaker, can ask the prime minister to reiterate the commitment this morning to do everything in his power with the evil hatred and create the e.u. should not be used to breed racism and the opposite of an opportunity for more international rather than european union.
>> this country we have many imperfections but we do have a claim to be one of the most successful multiethnic democracies anywhere on earth and we should do everything we can to safeguard that. the clearest possible statements from all our political leaders you've heard today that should go on hearing. we want action by the police, by the prosecuting authorities. the laws are there for people to be prosecuted. we will strengthen the guidance of the way i suggested, but we should not put up in the country. >> does the prime minister satisfied with the arrangement with prior access for service families who died in iraq given that mr. blair has had months to prepare his pr defenses given that tsa and the relevant passages. what are the parliamentary arrangements for secure prior access so this house can
properly expanded the finding and developing views concerning the future suitable accommodation for mr. blair? >> what i would say to the right honorable gentleman is first of all in terms of numbers for service personnel families, we have made sure that they are not going to face the cost that they originally were in terms of accessing the report. double check the details of the time they get to access the report. the parliamentary processes again i can put in so they're absolutely clear about what kind of statement will be, how much time people will have to will have to including the leader of the opposition study the report and of course other right honorable gentleman. i remember how important it was having some access. as for those people who could be criticized in the report, he will know that there is a
process where letters have to go out so people have a chance to respond to what is in the report. that is entirely independent of the government. i haven't seen it. that is spent out the bad to report under long-standing conventions. i shall put that in my letter to the right honorable gentleman. >> moving toward cheerful matters, with my right honorable friend educate the house from his six years as prime minister on how in terms of their country's reputation and success he would compare the undemonstrative competence in dignity of angela merkel with the theatrical and comical antics that silvio burse gunny. [laughter] >> well, fortunately neither of the people he's talking about our candidates in this election, an election i will stay firmly out of.
i was given lots of advice on becoming prime minister. one of them is not to go to a party and that's one bit of advice i took. >> i think the prime minister for giving us an exercise in democracy. [shouting] >> border. the honorable gentleman will be heard. it is about us and displays that he will be heard. >> the prime minister giving a class or it's great exercise in the period we should recognize that although we won, it was featured on the people voting. does the prime minister agree with me that they now need to come together to achieve any of post-e.u. national consensus whereby we have close links with
our friends and allies in europe while reclaiming our sovereignty. >> let me thank the honorable gentleman for making the point that there were people with a deep sense of patriotism on both sides of the argument. i also agree it is time for an our country to come together. i think he is right we now have to work very hard on what the alternatives are. the referendum campaign are now real alternatives and i think one of the roles the government can play in the next few months is to set up the different blueprints, the canada blueprint, the norway blueprint and look at the cost and benefit the people can make an assessment now that this is a real choice rather than hypothetical one. >> serb roger gale. >> i know that all the members
of parliament would wish to be associated with the attribute paid by patti mayhew. he was a scholar. he was a gentleman and he was a great friend to his younger colleagues. mr. speaker, there are hundreds of thousands of ex-tight united kingdom citizen living around europe who did not vote in the referendum. many of them are utterly. they live on u.k. pensions and u.k. benefits. will my right honorable friend seat to ensure that his successor defends their interests? >> first of all, let me add to what he said. he was a wonderful man in the republic servant and i know he meant a lot to my honorable friend and many others. on this issue of british living overseas, i think we should reassure people that until britain leads the e.u. there is actually no change in the status. one of the things they can do in
the coming weeks is to go through these issues very methodically and work out what might change in the different areas to give these people a certainty about their futures. it's important that we do that. >> london is the greatest city in europe. that time [shouting] >> i've been listening to the honorable gentleman for 25 years that i want to continue to hear him. >> of prosperity and tax revenue as vital for the whole united kingdom. london voted remain. does the prime minister agree with the mayor of london, is a
berliner that landed needs to remain in the european single market and needs default additional powers to deal with the problems towards the boat last week. >> i certainly agree with the mayor of london. not only the greatest city on earth but make its voice heard in these vital negotiations. obviously, there are many vital industries in london, the financial services is actually the capital not only at the u.k. 's financial services, that europe's financial services and securing the best possible access to the market is going to be a very important challenge in these negotiations. london should have its voice heard. this is a u.k. negotiation, but we should listen to the nations, but also the cities and regions as well. thank you, mr. speaker.
that take this opportunity to pay tribute to his premiership and the many achievements of his government. of which we can be proud. may i also commend his condemnation of their racist attacks that have been reported from all over the country and would he take this opportunity also to condemn the ridiculous and revolting behavior of a certain nap in the european parliament and make clear that he does not represent this country and he does not represent -- >> people are adding their own take on these matters. the honorable gentleman has the floor. i don't need any help from the national party -- [inaudible] the honorable gentleman will be heard and that is all there is to it.
thank you, mr. speaker. he does not represent this country and he does not even represent the vast majority a traffic and law-abiding people who voted the than the referendum. >> first of all, let me think my honorable friend for his country were and congratulate him for the role you played in the campaign and people should judge them by the remarks they made. i made clear what i felt about the appalling poster in the campaign. i think the motive was absolutely clear and everyone can see what he was trying to do. thank you, mr. speaker. my constituency for substantial amounts of e.u. funding. the leave campaign promise the funding would continue without the european union. does the prime minister agree that if he los
nete minister: wales is a beneficiary, and as i said throughout the campaign, if the vote was a no vote, i would want to do everything i could to make helpthat we continue to disadvantaged regions, we continue to help our farmers. obviously, it is difficult for anyone to give guarantees, because we do not know exactly what will happen to our economy vote, event of a leave and our economy does face challenges, but it will be a matter for my successor as we leave the make good on what they said at the time. throup.e throup: i am pleased to announce that the residents ewash have chosen the rocking horse nursery entry as the winning car for the design a birthday card for the competition.
will the prime minister childrenate they 207 to enter the competition -- mr. speaker on order. i went to hear about these pupils. order. i want to hear about it who should rightly be congratulated. let us hear the honorable lady. roup: with the prime minister congratulate they 207 children entered the competition on their amazing designs, and with the agreed to present the cards to her matches the at his next audience -- to her majesty at his next audience? prime minister cameron: there are many ways in which members of parliament are able to interact at a more human level with our constituents, and getting them to make bread they cards and chris cards is an excellent idea. i ensure her majesty will be delighted to receive these cards. omfield.etary: paul bl
blomfield: sheffield city region was set to receive 180 million pounds in european structural fines. no sector would lose out as a result of brexit. now, we know that those promises were worthless, will the premise or join with me in urging his successor to ensure that sheffield city region is compensated by the u.k. government for every pound of funding lost as well -- as a result of last thursday's decision? prime minister cameron: obviously, as we negotiate our way out of the eu, apple range of decisions will have to be made. what our future government must do is make sure we help our universities of the isis am a disadvantaged parts of the country, and continue to support farmers -- that we help our the sciences, the
disadvantaged parts of the country. that is something we will be able to judge for ourselves in the year ahead. mr. speaker: henry smith. mr. smith: unfortunately, earlier this morning, the supreme court ruled against the right of return for the chagos islanders to their homeland. i know that my right honorable frederick pleased to know that i'm not pestering him much more on this. the legacy of his premiership might be to allow them to return to their homeland. what minister cameron gold i can say to my right honorable fred is that we have looked at the costs and benefits of the various things we can do, and we will be making an announcement in the coming months. speaker: simon danczuk. danczuk: grade i listed
haddale town hall has picturesque beauty, but it was rejected by the heritage lottery fund. with the premise to consider supporting it? premised to cameron: he is right. but i think he is being a little unfair focusing on just the last five projects. i think if you look more broadly, you will find that the museum, i think, received a grant of over 13 million, so i feel it is fairly balanced across the country, but i will look further and the specific issue of his town hall. berry.aker: jake berry: mr. speaker, there are a number of eu nationals living in this country, working --d, buying their taxes paying their taxes.
what reassurances will he give? cameron: well, first of all, i think will be do with praise the contributions that they make to the country. there are 50,000 nationals working in nhs, 50,000 working in our care sector, caring for the elderly as they come to the end of their life, and there are many in education. as i said quite exhaustively on monday, we can say that all rights are guaranteed, as were members of the european union. in the future, we will have to make sure, and i have heard campaignf the leave make this point. people who are already here, already studying, already working must have it guaranteed, but we cannot say that now. that will surely be part of the negotiation that takes place. speaker: jim shannon.
shannon: may i join the tributes paid to the premised are for all he has done in office? what matters that is the united kingdom of great britain and northern ireland, and that it stay together? prime minister, what have you done to make sure that happens in the remaining time in office? pry mr. cameron: first of all, let me agree with the gentleman in that keeping the u.k. together is an absolute paramount issue. we need to have exhaustive conversations between official and very strong relations with the republic of ireland so we keep the benefits of the common travel area. as for the gentleman, he has one blue team,d and i hope he will support another, and there we are. hollindrake.kevin
hollindrake: having been a member of the single market for more than ever your decades, does the prime minister agree that any future agreement with the eu must include access to the single market? premised are cameron: my right honorable fred is absolutely right, but obviously, the term access to the single market has different potential meetings. obviously, countries outside the eu have access to the single market, some through a trade deal, some through wto rules. is tosly, the best access be a member of the single market, and what the country will have to decide and the next prime minister will have to decide is what access do we want, what are the costs and benefits of having that access, and i ensure we will talk on that when i give my statement. on the european council. mr. speaker: neil gray?
gray: the prime minister is uck in myt terex tr constituency is consulting with staff in unions. will you commit to meet with me to discuss this perilous situation for the company that has worked for us and what support his government can provide? prime minister cameron: first of all, i am aware about the announcement of further job losses, and this will obviously be a difficult time for the workers and their families. i understand the scottish and u.k. government have been working with them as part of a partnership action for continuing and employment scheme. scotland is also keeping a close eye on the situation, and i am happy to meet with them to talk about what more can be done. [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: you have been watching "prime minister's questions