broxtowe, west, mid norfolk, broxtowe, stirling, dudley south, stoke entree datum at stoke—on—trent south for a series of outstanding speeches on my site. it has also been the case, as the shadow secretary of state pointed out, that they have been many powerful speeches from the opposition benches as well and like him,i opposition benches as well and like him, iwant opposition benches as well and like him, i want to pay particular tribute to the members for warrington north, ilford north and birmingham hodge hill for moving and passionate speeches. their constituencies are lucky to have them as advocates for their concerns and needs. perhaps the bravest and finest speech from the opposition benches was given by the member for barrow—in—furness. it takes courage and he has it, having been elected ona labour and he has it, having been elected on a labour mandate, representing working—class people, to say that the leader of the party that you joined as a boy is not fit to be prime minister. he speaks the truth!
he speaks for the country. and that takes me to the speech from the shadow secretary of state. he spoke well. but i felt he did not rise to the level of events but one thing that was characteristic about his speech, he did not once mention in his speech the leader of the opposition. 0r his speech the leader of the opposition. or why he should be prime minister. now... i have a lot of time for the honourable member, we have several things in common. he has lost weight... we have both lost weight recently! him much more so. we are both friends of israel, him much more so, and we both recognise that the member for islington north is 5412/5777
that the member for islington north is f;,, him much to lead the labour party, him much more so! as speeches more so! as well as great speeches the backbenches, we also had interesting speeches from the some interesting speeches from the front giii’ one some interesting speeches from the front ; one from my some interesting speeches from the front 92717? one from my great front benches, one from my great friend, the leader of the scottish national party in this place but again, in those 20 minutes, he did not once mention the common fisheries policy. i think everyone in scotland who recognises the potential to free ourselves from the common fisheries policy which brexit provides will know that in 20 minutes a precious parliamentary time, the snp did not mention them, are not interested in them and as faras are not interested in them and as far as the fishing people in scotland are concerned, the snp has literally nothing to say. and i must i'iow literally nothing to say. and i must now turn to the speech from the leader of the liberal democrats, someone
leader of the liberal democrats, someone who i also have affection and respect for and he made a number of good points but he also said that he regretted the referendum. this from the party that was the first in this house to say that we should have a referendum on eu membership. because he does not like the result of the last referendum, he now wants another referendum. liberal democrat policy on referendums is not the policy on referendums is not the policy of gladstone or lloyd george, it is the policy of vicky butler hard, no but yeah but no but yeah! —— vicky pollard. i should also commend the speech given by the leader of the dup who explained he had been inundated with text messages today from people who were saying, please, please come back the government tonight and some of those messages had even come from conservatives. and i think,
critically, when we think about confidence in this country and in this government, there is a daily vote of confidence which is being executed by the individuals investing in this country, creating jobs and opportunity for all our citizens. under this government, this country remains the most successful country for foreign direct investment of any country in europe. with more than 1.3 thousand billion pounds invested in the last year. that is why forbes magazine says this country is the best destination for newjobs in the world. it is why the independent organisationj l world. it is why the independent organisation j l l world. it is why the independent organisationj l l say the best place for the future of services in the world is here in the uk. it is why, once again, london has been recorded by independent inspectors as the best place in the world for tech investment. and we see that when a spanish rail firms sought a six destination for investment in
rolling stock and all six in the uk, when boeing opened a new factory in sheffield to create jobs for british workers, when chanel moved from france to london in order to establish a new corporate headquarters. and when starbucks moved from amsterdam to london in order to ensure more investment and jobs. the opposition should wake up and smell the coffee. all of this, in the words of the bbc, despite brexit. that investment, those jobs are created under my right honourable friend the prime minister's inspirational leadership have been invested in public services and socialjustice. as we heard from the member for dudley south and bexhill and battle, 1.9 million more children in good and outstanding schools and it is also the case that the gap between the
poorest and richest in our schools has narrowed under conservative government. we also have a record level of investment in the nhs and my thanks to my right honourable friend for the secretary of state for health, a ten year plan to attend to billion plans —— 20 will implant investment for the nhs. —— £20 billion. also investment in national security. we meet the 2% target for investment in nato and we have two new aircraft carriers capable of projecting british force and influence across the world in defence of freedom and democracy. and in contrast, while we are standing up for national security or what about the right honourable gentleman, the member for islington nonh? gentleman, the member for islington north? he wants to leave nato. he wants to get rid of our nuclear deterrent. and recently in a speech he said, why do countries boast about the sight of their armies?
that is quite wrong. why don't we emulate costa rica but has no army at all? no allies, no deterrent, no army, no way can this country ever allow batman to be our prime minister. —— that man to be our prime minister. if he cannot support oui’ prime minister. if he cannot support our fighting men prime minister. if he cannot support ourfighting men and prime minister. if he cannot support our fighting men and women, no, prime minister. if he cannot support ourfighting men and women, no, who does he support and stand aside? it was fascinating to discover that the right honourable gentleman, the leader of the opposition, was there when a wreathes was laid to commemorate those involved in the massacre at the munich olympics of israeli. he says he was present but not involved. present but not involved sums him up when it to
beeni member. the been i member. the central, 66 the which is 66 people including the shadow secretary of state voted with this government in order to defeat fascism, i'm afraid that the honourable gentleman, the leader of the opposition, was not with us, inviting fascism, he was present but not in bold that mega infighting. when this house voted to take the action necessary when that may put executed an act of terrorism on our soil, many good labour members stood up soil, many good labour members stood up to support what we but the right honourable order. order. ‘order. this motion is on the of order. this motion is on the government. how is this relevant?“ the secretary of state was out of order, i would the secretary of state was out of order, iwould have the secretary of state was out of order, i would have said so. thank
you, mr speaker. if the leader of the opposition will not stand up against that are prudent when he attacks people in this country, stand against fascists when they are running riot in syria, if you will not stand up for this country when a critical national security questions are being asked, how can we expect him to stand up for us in european negotiations? will he stand up for us negotiations? will he stand up for us against spain over gibraltar, against the commission in order to ensure that we get a good deal? of course not because he would not even stand up for his own members of parliament. why is it that a labour member of parliament need our protection at her own party conference, that nearly half of female mps wrote to the leader of the opposition ~ , ~ 7 ~ , nearly half of female mps wrote to the leader of the opposition to = nearly half of female mps wrote to the leader of the opposition to say = the leader of the opposition to say be ., . the leader of the opposition to say gwasj the leader of the opposition to say g was not the leader of the opposition to say be was not up against the leader of the opposition to say g was not - up against the he was not standing up against the abuse they received online in his
name? if seeing not protect his own mps and the traditions of the labour party, how can he protect this mps and the traditions of the labour party, hc we in he protect this mps and the traditions of the labour party, hc we in he confidence, mps and the traditions of the labour party, hc we in he confidence in this under the order of the house of today, i am now required to put the question. the question is that this house has no confidence in her majesty'sgovernment.