tv British PM Theresa May Statement on G7 Summit CSPAN June 11, 2018 5:06pm-6:00pm EDT
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i would like to make a statement on the g7 summit in québec. the g7 is a forum that allows close allies with shared history and values to discuss issues that affect the security and prosperity of our people and the world. the discussions at this year's summit focused on our shared efforts to promote international order, to advance free and fair global trade by making the global economy work for everyone, to strive for equal opportunities for all citizens, and strive for action to protect the environment and our oceans. as was clear over the weekend, there was strong debate and disagreement on some issues. after detailed discussions between leaders and our teams, we were able to find common ground and draw up a communiqué which reflected these discussions and the agreements we reached. i want to pay a particular attribute to prime minister
trudeau for his leadership and skillful chairing, which enabled us after two days of negiation to agree on actions and a shared approach on some of the most pressing challenges facing the international community and our citizens. the united kingdom fully intends to honor the commitments we have made. mr. speaker, recent events have underlined the importance of a strong international response to malign state activity. we cannot stand by with international law is undermined, when the security of our citizens is compromised, and with foreign interference threatens the values and interests that we share. we agreed to establish a new rapid response mechanism. as a result, g7 nations will work together to share intelligence, coordinate action, and develop new strategies to tackle this growing threat. we also agreed we must maintain the global norm against the use of chemical weapons and we will strengthen the ability of organizations for the prohibition of chemical weapons,
to attribute responsibility for chemical weapons attacks. we all agreed in our discussions and our communiqué that we need to maintain sanctions on russia in light of its failure to fully implement the minsk agreement in ukraine and we stand ready to take further measures if necessary. turning to trade and the global economy, it is clear that and many of our countries, some people feel left behind by globalization and not all countries are playing by the rules. we must address this. we need to make the international rules-based trading system work better so the benefits of free trade can be felt by all. that includes encouraging the wto to operate more effectively in supporting a global economy that works for everyone. multilateral action is the right way to achieve this. it cannot be done by taking unilateral action against your partners. so at this summit, we express deep disappointment at the justifd decision of the united states to apply tariffs
to steel and aluminum imports. the loss of trade through tariffs undermines competition, reduces productivity, removes incentive to innovate, and makes everyone poore. the eu will impose countermeasures. we need to avoid a continued tit-for-tat escalation. that is why it was right we had such an open and direct discussion and why the champion of free trade, the u.k., will continue to ppt a productive dialogue. as allies, we do not make progress by ignoring each other's concerns but by addressing them together. turning to equality, there was a special session focused on empowering and supporting women and girls around the world. efforts to tackle global poverty are fundamentally undermined for as long as millions of girls are not getting the educationhey deserve. at this summit, the united kingdom announced 187 million pounds of new funding to support
over 400,000 girls in developing countries in getting 12 years of quality education. we also called for new action to prevent gender-based violence, abuse, and harassment online. women and girls must be able to use the internet without fears of being subjected to online rape threats, harassment, cyber stalking, blackmail, and more. following the uk's call for action last year, tech companies have made advances tackling online terrorist propaganda. i called for this work to be extendo d e abuse targeted specifically at women and girls. we committed in particular to new joint working on stopping the internet being used to facilitate people trafficking for the purposes of sexual exploitation. finally, on world oceans day, the u.k. sought to build on the international agreements we reached at the commonwealth summit in april by calling for a global effort to protect our
oceans from plastic waste. this is one of the great environmental challenges facing the world today. needummit recognized the for global action, including working with business and government organizations to find innovative solutions. the u.k. is continuing to lead by example at home through our 25 year environment plan. on friday, we proposed to extend the blue belt, protecting sea life around the english coast with a further 41 new marine conservation zones. mr. speaker, this was a difficult summit with at times very candid discussions. [laughter] pm may: but the conclusion i draw is that it is only through continued dialogue that we can find ways to work together to resolve the challenges we face. the countries around the g7 table have been pillars of the rules-based international order, which has benefited all of our systems and the world as a whole.
the united kingdom with our allies and partners will continue to play our part promoting that order to the benefit of all. i commend this statement to the house. >> jeremy corbyn. corbyn: i think the prime minister for an advance copy of her statement. she almost gave us an inkling of the atsphere that must have been there. we could do with more. mr. speaker, the g-7 meeting can only be described as a failure and the blame lies with the current incumbent of the white house. in the past, the g7 has played a positive role responding to the global financial crisis and pushing forward the millennium government goals and sustainable government goals. the problem facing leaders is the white house is inhabited by president committed to his slogan, america first. that has meant a dismantling of multilateral agreements, pulling out of the paris climate change accords, and destabilization of the iran nuclear deal.
now the imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminum. attempts by g7 leaders including president mike braun -- president macron and the prime mini to engage with president trump have resulted in no deviation from america first. it is clearer than ever that u.k. policy, whether trade or foreign, cannot be outsourced to the u.s. will she joined me in condemning the comments of president trump's trade advisor, saying that "there is a special place in hell for justin trudeau"? the use of chemical weapons anywhere is deplorable. the perpetrators of these crimes must be held to account under international law. the leaders of france and right tond nato are call for continued political dialogue through the nato russia council. will the prime minister commit
to lead on establishing this dialogue at the nato summit next month? for european countries, it is ,ital that unity is maintained both in support of the iran nuclear deal and over trade policy. u.k. jobs are dependent upon our exports, and it is therefore vital that we robustly defend those interests with multilateral action. this however must not descend into escalating tit-for-tat trade war. so what steps is the government taking with our allies to mitigate this th this is not the only threat to our exporting industries and skill jobs in this country. in the current climate, that puts a particular obligation on each of us in the chamber as we consider the eu withdrawal bill. we must act to guide the government in negotiations so that our industry, workers, and community get the best possible ice th deal.
that concern must be even more acute in the light of the announcement by jaguar land rover that the production of the discovery model will be made in well she was at the g7, did the prime minister raise with european leaders the crisis of the aquarius ship, which the italian government refused to allow tho dock? >> i want to put on record my thanks to the spanish government, which has shown humanity and accepted the rescue ship. i rock on the prime minister raising the issue of online abuse and the harassment of women and girls as a global problem, but will she commit to immediately begin negotiations with political parties in northern ireland to bring forward legislation to extend abortion rights and end what the united nations has denounced as a violation of international human rights standards? on the environment, the prime minister's wafer thin national
plan fails to match her rhetoric on the global stage. nothing to tackle deadly levels of air pollution or the disgracefully low levels of recycling in this country. we can only ever be taken seriously abroad if we speak from a position of moral authority and without any double standards. i appeal to the prime minister again today, will she finally suspend u.k. arms sales to saudi arabia? mr. speaker, with a more unilateral united states government, it is more important than ever that we work with our allies and that we do so based on social justice, equality, and human rights. pm may: thank you, mr. speaker. the right honorable geleman raised a number of issues, some of which were actually not issues on the agenda for the summit in québec. i will do my best to address the issues that actually were on the agenda. he talks about the environment
and the five-year environment plan in united kingdom. the united kingdom is seen throughout the world as a leader in many environmental issues, not least the work we have been doing in relation to plastics. i was pleased to get agreement from the commonwealth heads of government on action we are taking in relation to clearing oceans from plastics. it was important there was an agreement from the g7 that action should be taken on that issue as well. i think we have a responsibility as a commonwealth country -- there are many small island states in the commonwealth who are already feeling the problems that this issue causes in terms of their oceans and having an impact on them, and it is important we are acting on that issue. he talked about the relationship with russia. as we important that discussed, and as i said in my statement, we recognized the importance of continuing to maintain sanctions on russia in relation to the fact that the minsk agreement's have not yet
been fully put into place and that we do stand ready to take further measures if neces. he said russia plays a role in syria. indeed, russia does. what we want to see in relation that we seeactually the efforts to bring about a political solution and future stability and security for the syrian people beat brought about -- a be brought about through the united nations process. he talked about the attitude of the united states and whether or not as allies we are working together. if we just look at recent action the u.s. has taken, which has supported the united kingdom in terms of the number of russian diplomats that they expelled after the salisbury incident, in solidarity with us and others around the world took action. and of course, the americans recently took action in relation to extra sanctions on russians.
is between weant are able to sit down and talk about these issues, to share the information we need to share, and be able to determine a way forward. on the steel and aluminum tariffs, i was very clear to president trump, clear to this house and elsewhere, these are unjustified. the european union will take countermeasures on this. what we want to ensure is that we are able to get a dialogue such that we don't simply see a continuous tit-for-tat escalation on these measures, because that is in the interests of nobody and we will be playing are part, as we have done already, in discussions with others around the european council table to ensure that you is able -- to ensure the eu is able to take the right action in line with the wto rules. he talked about the importance of trade.
he talked about the importance -- he said as a country we depend on exports. of course, we are an exporting country. i want to see more countries -- more companies around the united kingdom exporting. the right honorable secretary is doing excellent work increasing the number of countries exporting around the world. one of the things we need to be able to do to export is ensure that we are negotiating trade deals with other countries, that we do negotiate a good trade deal with the european union, but that we are free to negotiate trade deals that are in our interest. he may talk about the importance oft. it is labour party policy to put the united kingdom into a relationship with the european union, which would mean that without being a member of the eu , we would hand over the negotiation of trade deals to the eu, not in our interest. >> mr. kenneth clark. >> mr. speaker, doesn't last
week's summit demonstrate that president trump has little or no time for multilateral meetings or agreements, no time at all for the wto and its rules, and he wants to take steps that he hopes will force rich and developed countries like ours to export last to the united states and to import more from politically sensitive sectors of the american economy? doesn't she reflect upon last week's unfortunate address and think that when she negotiates in europe, when we leave the european union, whilst things are going to change, we must keep frictions light and as much of the qualities of a single market and totally free trade as we possibly can? because we are going to need it more probably in the near future than we have in the past. pm may: my right honorable learned friend, we have set out very clearly the objectives we
have for our future customs arrangements with the european union, which does reflect frictionless trade as possible, alongside being able to negotiate our own trade deals with independent trade policy and no hard for their -- hard border in northern ireland. it will be important as we leave the european union, to ensure we have a good trading relationship with the eu, but also independent trade policy that enables us to negotiate trade policy around the rest of the world. >> mr. ian blackford. >> thank you, mr. speaker, and can i think the prime minister for the advance copy of her statement. i would like to congratulate all of tho who marched yesterday in edinburgh, belfast, and london, celebrating 100 years of the women's movement. has such a strong focus on advancing gender equality and women's empowerment. we on these benches strongly welcome the declarations of
increasing quality education for girls, particularly in fragile states. public declarations on resolving to end all sexual and gender-based violence. it is right that the summit shine a light into some of the most hostile conflict zones. we support the option to address the deteriorating situation in the gaza strip. cleared thatbeen the gaza strip will be uninhabitable by 2020. on matters of the global economy, the g7 is seeking growth for all, using rules-based international trading systems and fighting protectionism through a wall of intransigence from the president of the united states. there is an increasingly fractured world. world leaders are essential if we are to strive for peace and prosperity.
the prime minister was pushed out by the hard brexit supporting ministers. you might say she wasrapped -- trumped. that demonstrates weakness of the so-called special relationship. doesn't the prime minister agree , following the chaotic summit, that the brexit sidekicks believe that the government can secure a trade deal with the u.s. post brexit is simply delusional? adday: fst of all, can i my congratulations to all those who took action to recognize the anniversary of 100 years of women getting the vote. this is a very good year for women in politics. we suld continue to recognize that anniversary. it was indeed -- there was a
focus at the summit on the question of gender equality and women's empowerment. declaration in relation to increasing opportunities for at least 12 years of safe and quality education for all and dismantling the barriers for girls and women to education, particularly in conflict afcted states. we also recognize that marginalized girls, such as those with disabilities, face additional barriers. it was an important commitment. he ends up by talking about trade deals and the possibility of a trade deal with united states. to ensure thated we are able to put in place a trade deal around the rest of the world. the united states has been speaking to us about the possibility of such a deal. of course, when we negotiate with united states or any other country, we are ensuring we negotiate in the interest of the united kingdom.
we do believe free trade and open markets are the best way to bring prosperity, jobs, encourage competition, increase productivity, and encourage innovation, which at the end of the day is what advances people, , advancesedicine people's lives in many different ways. we will be looking forward to doing trade deals firmly in the interest of this country. speaker, does she not agree with me that global free trade has been the single biggest reason why poverty around the globe has fallen so dramatically over the last few years? exponentthe u.k. as an of free trade actually stands on that position to advance it? apart from the particular place in hell that mr. trudeau apparently must occupy, did she hear that the american delegation maintained that they
offered unilateral free trade t all the g7, but this was rebuffed? does she recall that conversation? pm may: can i first of all say that he is absolutely right, free trade is one of the best thatfor ensuring developing countries are able to move themselves out of poverty and improve their population. it is very important that we continue to advocate at. the discussion about the possibility of completely open -- it should be open, free, and fair trade. that means not just error-free, -- not just terrorists free -- not just tariff free, also dismantling barriers and making sure there are no unfair subsidies. >> with bitter divisions on trade and the imposition of tariffs by the u.s., which are undermining the international rules-based order, what impact does she think this will have on
the timing and content of any trade deal with united states, bearing in mind that the backstop proposals she published last week for northern ireland will mean we are going to be remaining in a customs union with the european union until the end of 2021, possibly longer? pm may: in relation to the timing of trade deals with america or any other country, the right honorable gentleman knows that we are not able to put those in place until we have fully last the european union. we will be able to talk about these issues and negotiate those treaties in advance of that. he talks about the backstop. the point of the backstop is that it is there. of the first of january 2021, the customs arrangement between united kingdom and the european union is not in place. it has always been the case that we believe that the best way to
address the issue of the border in northern ireland is through the open relationship between the u.k. anti-e.u.. >> is nearly four years since it is citizens were murdered when the flight was destroyed from a russian missile launcher. the west is still trying to refute russian denials of responsibility. help usprime minister better challenge russian disinformation with much faster truth. >> my friend raised a very important point. it is able to do this in two ways.
one of the key things is to have faster attribution. it is only recently we have seen final attribution in relation to the russian role in that spirit of being able to work together -- fastere a factor attribution and working together , that is the crucial point, coordinate activity to counter propaganda. working collectively will have a much greater impact for the individual states. the point of the g7 memberhe most important doesn't believe in a rules-based system and crucially countries aren'tial countries about it? looked at suggest he
-- communique which will which we will be putting into place. it will be a benefit not just to trade in foreign policy, but to the empowerment within girls. >> thi i congratulate the prime minister on her result for the g7. standing up for women rights, retreat, and others. gin events there, the appraisal she made of president trump's likely approach to trade deals in the united kingdom and the european union. the president has always made clear he is keen to t down and talk with the u.k. about future trade deals. we are also clear, we are also clear that we want to ensure we have a trade deal that works for the united kingdom vivid but let's not forget we already have a good investment relationship
with the witness -- with the u.s.. one million people in united kingdom wake up and go to work for american companies. one million people wake up and go to work in america for the british people. >> given yesterday's revelation, it is not abide teframe for inquiry on the relationship between the kremlin and the referendum? i was asked about pleasing inquiries and that is a matter for the police. the body responsible for looking at elections and the democratic process is the electoral commission. he talks -- he talks that she asks about the comments made by president trump on the g7 and g8. does a good reason why the geez eight became the g7. that is because of crime era -- crimea.
russia cannot take part of the table unless they change their attitude. >> the prime minister wishes to be of leader of free trade worldwide, does that not mean we need to get our voice back up and the wto as soon as possible and leave the union to do that? ms. may: can i sure my friends that we are indeed working on making ourselves an independent member of the wto at which it will be possible to have easier routes to becoming that independent member. >> does the prime minister agree with me that ever since the war has an international system be more at risk, particularly president trump's they have your tweet debt on air rce one after he left. think that we can
shore up the-based system because all of us know what the consequences of its collapse maybe -- bay be. -- may be. ms. may: this can be looked at in a variety of ways. such as thean issue norms we accept or have been accepting on chemical weapons, there is no doubt about the strength and support that there is for that rules-based order being maintained. as we say within the communique, we recognize areas of trade. it does need reform. and ithanisms are slow needs to be worked to provide frameworks. not just the economies of the past, but of the future as well. >> with my honorable friend agreed me that the national
order enriching us all in the freedoms we now have have been paid for with the lives of the soldiers who have given it in wars and conflicts since to protect the freedoms that we enjoy? we do not agree with me that protecting it and expanding it is an the interest of all free people including the united states and us. my honorable friend makes a very important point. we as politicians stand and talk about the values we share, but it is our servicemen and women who put their lives in the lines to defend those values. we need to ensure that we are doing them the service of working together to maintain that international order. the prime minister has said the wto needs report and she that we would lead
climate change in environment. which you like to implement these objectives and so far we do not have trade deals that go across these objectives. . ms. may: i'm not sure integrating the two institutional structures to deal with those is the right way forward. there are examples around the world where trade deals do indeed incorporate advancement t. is the extra 2 billion pounds alleged to educate some of the women and children in the world, at these international conferences, quite often the money does not follow the pledge. will my right honorable friend commit to an embassy in path and commit the british government to make sure people pay up and that this fund is properly administered for the best international network to deliver its much-needed education to
some of the hard-to-reach poor countries in the world. ms. may: i absolutely agree. this is not just words or word on paper. it is money that actually follow through. the united kingdom has a good record of that. we will be doing everything we can to ensure the money does follow through for its very important objective. as it is in the interest of assault. >> to the prime minister worry that there is a growing trend towards protm the world as we saw this weekend? g7 -- g20n the countries where there were 300 non-tariff means a protectionist records, and 2015, there were 1200. how are we going to make sure that we as a country who rely on free and fair trade can prosper if that protectionism grows? the gentleman is right oft we need to be wary
seeming approaches around the worlthat increased protectionism and likelihood of protectionism being adopted in the future. it is important that we looked toward -- when people talk to trade, we are focused on tariffs. of course trade and free trade depends on more than tariffs. it depends on having similar systems ensuring that there is unfair competition, and also ensures the ability to reduce tariffs and not simply replaced by barriers that he talks about. as an independent mber of the wto we will be able to play our part in ensuring that we roll back any protectionism attempt. has president got a point that free trade like all of these theories depends on some level of equivalence and fair
trading. yet, china, with its unlimited population is building up massive trade circles with the rest of the world and trading other economies dry. asn its secreti gerent become impervious to pressure and maybe history proves there is some method to trump's madness. . may: we have absolutely no doubt that there is a need to ensure that everybody is playing within the rules order. we have spoken in this house and elsewhere in particular to the steel and role of china has played in that. in the first g20 i went to, the with chinas set up as a member of that forum. as we have communicated, we call for members and in its
recommendation. what we need to do is say that those countries currently emerging, not playing by the rules, we need to bring them into the international rules-based quarter. we need to say in the communique, that we need to continue to fight protectionism. agree that all of us believing in international peace and prosperity wanthe g7 and other global international institutions to prosper? but in her government, like the trunk government, not trusted any longer and partnerships, european union, in nature, or in the g7, because it is driven by an inability to play fair. nothing is further from the truth. i suggest you look at the international coalition at the board of the united kingdom in response to what russia did in response to great britain. consensuspects for
have been better had not leaders previously and so publicly announced their intention to undermine u.s. policy on iran. ms. may: i say to my honorable statesit is the united who have chosen to impose sanctions and to pullout of the jcpoa. we have worked with germany because we continue to believe it is important as long as iran meet its obligations under the field, it continues to be important to maintain that nuclear deal. working with those countries and the united states and others that there is more that needs to be done in relation to advancement in the and destabilizing activity in the region. we will continue to work with us to takes who want
action to reduce the destabilizing activity. [indiscernible] under attack from the rise of nationalism, what do she think about its strength when the president of the united states calls for the remission of russia to g8 weeks after russia has used nerve agents to try to kill people on the streets of the united kingdom. even if we do not pass the united states as a partner, which you commit the u.k. government to working as closely as possible with other like-minded allies to uphold this? ms. may: i say to the right honorable gentleman i have responded earlier in relation to the issue on whether or not the russia should be sitting around the table and g8. all the potskes about the united states and its approach to russia and the nerve agent taking place on the
streets of salisbury, i would remind him as i have referred to earlier, the united states halloween that, together with other international allies expelled russian diplomat, took action, as we did to recognize what had happened in salisbury and they have also subsequently introduced tougher sanctions on russia which have been having an impact on individuals in russia. we continue to work with them and with others to ensure that we are dealing with state activity by russia a others. i think my right honorable friend for defending free-trade and championing the need to remove pollution on the world oceans. what plans as the prime minister have to make sure real urgent action is achieved? ms. may: first of all, we have
to set an example ourselves as we have done in the past and continue to do the work we are doing on issues like plastic straws and others. that we canhe case work with other like-minded countries not only just on the g7 across the commonwealth to ensure that they are working with us to take the action necessary. it is widely recognized this is the point made emphasized by the section general of the united states -- united kingdom. of a majorissue environmental challenge of our world and we need to work together to address it. do you think the relationship a stronger or weaker with president trump in the white house? ms. may: i think the specialist and ship -- special relationship continues to be strong and will
and do her and continue to be strong in the future. what it does enable us to do is that when we disagree with the united states, with the president, we are able to tell him. the discussions of the g7, will the prime minister agreed that now is not the time to weaken sanctions against russia. does a very strong argument we should be cooperating with other parties to strengthen sanctions against russia in order to make sure pressure continues to be applied on putin to conform in the rule-based international order. my friend makes a very important point. -- thata committed to will be a discussion that will come up in the european council as well. as we made clear in the g7, we stand ready to take further restrictive measures if necessary. communique include
building lasting peace and transition miramar? and as they hit the camps where the displaced people are, and the prime minister let me know what our government is doing to ensure this is not getting worse? ms. may: can i say to the honorable lady, there are a number of actions obviously united kingdom has taken. we are providing real support for the refugees in camps and in bangladesh. we continue to work and will continue to press the miramar government to create the situation in which those refugees are able to return home to their former homes and to be able to do so in safety and security. that is the key issue. it is not about people being able to return home, it is about ensuring that when they do so they have the confidence in knowing they will be safe and
secure. >> trudeau or trump? [laughter] whatay: i'm not sure activity he is asking me about. [laughter] >> one would have to say the jenna -- general's -- honorable gentleman's question did not contain a verb. [laughter] >> the g7 summit was a fiasco is good only by our eu allies and friends who filled the vacuum of leadership created by president trump's tweet. and his abandonment of the trading system, does that reveal how important it is for him to stay in a customs union and the european single market not least for the environmental and social protections that any trade deal with both countries would
receive. ms. may: i say to the honorable lady that if we were in a union, we would not be able to negotiate our own trade deals, not be able to have an independent trade policy. we want to have that so we can negotiate trade deals around the rest of the world and do that in our interest. if we were in a customs union, we will be giving responsibility of our union trade deal to brussels on not being a member of the european union which would mean they would have no incentive at all to negotiate trade deals in our interest. we need to have that independent trade policy and that means being outside of the government union. thank you, mr. speaker. has given commitment to women and girls and extends to women suffering disproportionately. ms. may: i'm very happy to do
so. not only have we --n e united kingdom are committed to doing more in relation to this issue. as i said in my statement, we have had success in working with tech companies and other issues that would look to to do so on this issue as well. this is something that should be addressed and we take simple positions that if something is wrong off-line, it iong online. we need to ensure that is being enforced. minister, is e e minister disappointed or of thed the president united states did not have the time wit for a meeting with her. ms. may: i have a conversation that i had a conversation with him earlier in the week and a conversation with him on a range of issues at the g7. >> rebecca powell.
ed it seems to be cloud that a great deal of constructive work came in and did not least the work on dung plastics in the ocean worldwide or women's education. if we really are to tackle these issues, we need to do it jointly with the other members of the g7. ms. may: you're completely right. we in the u.k. look at those and we take our own actions. real impact is the impact that is much greater when we are able to work cooperatively with others to make sure around the world we are addressing these issues. as with the g7 does. >> the overwhelming majority of people would welcome the overwhelming majority in the g7 to not let russia back to the talk table. looking to exert their influence in the back door and we learned about the scale of that over this weekend.
the election commission does not have the legal power to summon the information it needs. if she could set up an action, why couldn't we have one here at home. what can we but the electoral commission along with it because that is the only way we will find out whether aaron banks was moscow gold. ms. may: as i said earlier in response, a suggestion of criminal activity is a matter for the police in any investigation. elector laws is a matter is a matter for the electoral commission. from the police's point of view, they have operational independent and politicians cannot tell the pleas went to investigate. >> does the prime minister prefer in her statement
including russia shooting down an animate 16, and they during a neighboring country, sponsoring its clients to commit chemical attacks and interfering in foreign elections. intende prime minister to press the european partners to strengthen and expand the range of economic sanctions we have imposed in russia? ms. may: i think my honorable friend. we have already been raised with european partners whether the european council in june should look not to the sanctions in relation to the crime era -- crimea and other agreements. there are some issues arising in relation to crimea where we should be looking for for the sanctions on. >> the government impact assessment confirms even the biggest and boldest trade deals only 0.1u.s. would add
and 0.3 gpa to our economy. have these figures been revisited since the g7 and implementation of tariffs and how far does the government believe a free trade deal with the u.s. will go towards offsetting the 2% and a pretend -- 8% loss that he might have with you in the future. ms. may: if we are intending to already arend we negotiating about the trade deal is good for us here in the u.k., i think it will also be good for the european union. toch ensures we are able continue to trade well with the european union. we talk about a trade deal with america or any country around the world replacing the ability to trade on a good basis with the european union. it is in addition to trade on the good basis with the european union. >> with my right honorable friend agree with me that the education, empowerment, the
impacts of patient -- the emancipation of women is a skeleton key which unlocks both social and economic development? and will see ensure that despite whatever else is pressing at the time that we do not let this most important agenda item slip wn the priority list of the g7? ms. may: my frnd is absolutely right. this caused the question of ensuring women have the right and opportunities about gender equality's place. it is also important for economies because there will be significant boofcomies if women were able to take the same sort of role in terms of businesses that they are setting up and so forth as the male part of the population. i can assure him that president macron will be supporting -- hosting the g7 next year, will and genderenda
equality through the g7 next year. >> does the prime minister's chair my concern the good work she describes coming out of the haveems to deliberately the shine taken off of it by president trump in his tweet insisting it should be aga a ga-- a ga or does easy to undermined and becoming the norm. the leaders of the g7 will be ensuring that we abide by the commitments and i expect others to do so too. >> the u.s. senate return for work today on the defense authorization bill. it is expected lawmakers work on amendments throughout the week. in the meantime, the houses back tomorrow at noon to begin work
on a slate of anti-opioid addiction including cracking down on importation of synthetic opioids in the u.s.. pharmacistsing guidance on issuing prescriptions. watch live house coverage on c-span and see the senate on c-span2 arid -- c-span2. >> former fcc chair, tom wheeler talks about the end of net neutrality. he is interviewed by david mccabe. >> the conversation on net neutrality had shifted toward legislatio do think it is possible to legislate this issue? >> it is fascinating that the republican position along my term, this is something congressman decided and now when congress has an opportunity to with the congressional review act passed in the senate in a bipartisan way, and is now pending in the house, that the
republicans in the house and if they will say look, chairman of the fcc has the thatge of his conviction what he has done is right for up to a and will stand vote in the congress, he ought to pick up the phone and call speaker ryan to say schedule it for a vote in the house, and let's see what the representatives of the american people say. >> watch the communicators tonight at 8:00 eastern on c-span two. an important issue to me in the state of utah is our use of water. we need to really focus on how we use our water and with some of the drier winters we have had, it has been important to focus on conserving water and
having legislation that helps conserve water. >> i live in so like city, utah and one of the most important issues for us is air quality. we live in a basin and what we need to do is more public transportation so that we can reduce emissions. isan important issue to me that there is lots of jobs out there. i have been getting part-time jobs but the wage is low and they keep you at part-time. i was manager for eight years and they always keep wages low, i have been full-time but wages for the wealthier are continuing to increase and those at the bottom and being a college graduate now, i will now going into a job market where there is not a lot of jobs or me.
congress does not seem to care about that. lakem a librarian at salt community college. an important issue for the state of utah ioverpopulation. i feel like overpopulation is the root cause of many of our societal problems. don't know there are easy solutions to the problems, but i do feel like it will probably be issuemportant as an facing our state and city on a local scale and all of that. >> voices from the states. part of c-span's capitals to her and our stop in salt lake, city utah -- salt lake city, utah. >> president trump is on his way to singapore to meet with kim jong-un. ahead of the arrival of the president, secretary of mike pompeo held a news conference that