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of boris johnson yesterday, prime minister theresa may delivered a statement to the house of commons. members pressed the prime minister on infighting in her cabinet over disagreements regarding her plan. media reports suggested to the resignation of not only boris johnson but the brexit secretary david davis who stepped down days before mister johnson. this portion of the event includes remarks by jeremy corbyn and questions from members of parliament . >> statement, the prime minister. >> mister speaker, i'm sure the house will join me in
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sending our deepest condolences to the family and friends of dawn sturgis who passed away last night. the security services are working urgently to establish the forefront in what is now a murder investigation. i will pay tribute to the dedication of staff at district hospital for their tireless work in responding to this crime. our thoughts are also with the people in sainsbury as my friend the secretary will make a statement shortly including on the support we will continue to provide to the local community throughout this difficult time. i want to pay tribute to my righthonorable friend , members and doctor rice lift for their work over the last two years . we do not agree about the
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best way to bring our shared commitment to honor the result but i want to recognize the work of the former secretary of state of the european union for the work he did to establish a new department and see through parliament some of the most important legislation for generations. and to recognize the passion demonstrated in promoting. >> certainly it's unseemly atmosphere. i want to hear about these important matters. and i think the house should, the prime minister. >> the former foreign secretary demonstrated britain to the world as we leave the european union and i'm pleased to welcome my right honorable friend horton as the new secretary of state . mister speaker, the cabinet
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agreed on a comprehensive proposal to provide a responsible and credible basis for the brexit negotiations for the eu towards the new negotiation in march of next year. it is a proposal that will take back control of our borders, money and honorable to do so, in a way that protects jobs and allows us to strike new trade deals through a trade policy and keeps our people safe and our union together. before i set out the details of this proposal i want to start by saying why we are putting forward. the negotiation so far has settled virtually all the withdrawal agreements and we've agreed on implementation period which will provide government the time for our future relationship on the nature of that future relationship , the two models are simply not acceptable. first there is what is
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provided for in the guidelines from march of this year. this amounts to a standard read trade agreement for great britain with northern ireland parked off in the customs union and part of the single market, separated border through the uk own internal market. no prime minister's could ever expected. it would be a profound betrayal. and while i know some might propose instead of a preacher trade agreement, it is not on the table because it would not allow us to meet our commitments under the belfast agreement but there should be no hard border between northern ireland . secondly there is what some people say is a model that effectively membership of the economic area but going further in some places on naming in the customs union to the whole of the uk. this would mean continued free movement, continued payment to the market access
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and continued obligation to the vast bulk of law, no independent trade policy with nothing like our own trade deals around the world. ifirmly believe this would not honor the referendum result .so as the eu continues on this course, there is a risk that could lead to no deal and this would most likely be an extraordinary no deal so without an agreement on our future relationship i cannot see that this parliament approved the withdrawal agreement with the protocol and financial commitment or without these commitments, the eu wouldn't sign a withdrawal agreement. the government must prepare for a range of potential outcomes including the possibility of no deal. including the possibility of no deal. in a short period remaining before the conclusion of negotiations, the cabinet agreed on friday that these preparations should be set up
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but at the same time we should recognize that such a disorderly no deal would have to find the consequences for the eu and i believe the uk deserves better so the cabinet agrees that we need to present the eu with a new model, resolving the positions i've set out in my speech so we can accelerate negotiations over the summer to prove that relationship in the autumn and leave the european union on march 29, 2019. mister speaker, the friction free movement of goods is the only way to avoid a hard border in northern ireland and between northern ireland and great britain and it is the only way to protect the uniquely integrated supply chains and just in time processes on which millions of jobs and livelihoods depend so at the heart of our proposal is a uk eu free
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trade area which would avoid the need for checks at the border and protect those apply chains. to achieve this requires four steps. first, commitment to agricultural products, to deliver this the uk would make an upfront choice to commit to ongoing harmonization with the review rules on good only those necessary to provide restriction is trade at the border. this was not covering services because it is not necessary to ensure free flow at the border and it would not include the common agricultural and fisheries policy which the uk would need when we leave the eu so they are relatively stable and is supported by a large share of our manufacturing businesses and we would continue to play a strong role in shaping the european and international standards that underpin then and there would be a parliamentary lock
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on all new rules and regulations. it is when we leave the eu we believe the effect of law in the uk, or laws in the uk will be passed in belfast. our parliament would have the sovereign ability to benefit any proposals if it so chose, recognizing there would be consequences including access if we chose a different approach from the eu. ensuring a fair training environment, under our proposal the eu would have regulation on competition and commit to maintaining high regulatory standards for the environment, change, employment and consumer protection. third, we would lead a joint institutional framework to provide for the interpretation of eu agreements by both parties, done in the uk by uk ports and in the eu by eu courts in
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areas where the uk continued to apply a common rulebook. this framework would provide a robust need for the resolution disputes including the establishment of a joint committee of representatives from the uk and eu. it would respect the autonomy of the uk and eu's order and to be based on the fundamental principles that the court of one party cannot resolve disputes between the two. the cabinet also agrees to put forward a new customs model for facilitating customs arrangements. this would remove the need for checks and controls between the uk and eu because we would operate with a combined customs territory. it would also allow the uk to view an independent trade policy. we would apply the trade policy for goods intended for the uk and the eu policy for goods intended for the eu. businesses would be to pay
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the correct tariff at the uk border. and they would be able to benefit the new trade deals we would strike. in addition we would also bring forward new technology to make our customs systems as smooth as possible for those who do trade with the rest of the world. projected under this arrangement the uk would not be able to do trade deals, they are wrong. when we left the eu, we would have our own independent trade policy and the ability to set down tariff's with the rest of the world. we would pursue trade agreements with key partners and on friday the cabinet agreed that we would consider accession to the comprehensive agreements for transpacific partnerships . mister speaker, our plans respect what we have heard from businesses about how they want to trade after we
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leave and ensure we are best safe to capitalize on industries of the future in line with our modern industrial strategy. as i set out in the house before our proposal also includes a far-reaching purity partnership that would ensure continued close cooperation with our allies while enabling us to operate and independent policy so it is not just a plan that's good for jobs but good for the safety and security of our people at home and in europe. i have asked whether this proposal is consistent with the commitments made in the conservative manifesto. the manifesto sets out as we leave the european union we will no longer be members of the single market or customs union but we will see a deep and special partnership including a comprehensive free trade and customs agreement and that's what the proposal agreed by the cabinet seeks to achieve . what we are proposing is challenging to the eu.
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[jeering] it requires them to look beyond the positions they've taken so far and agreed to a new and fair and balanced obligation combat is the only way to meet our commitments to avoid a hard border between northern ireland without damaging the constitutional integrity of the uk and while respecting the result of the referendum. it is a balance that lacks the last 14 years of some of the world are just economies and the security partners and is a bold proposal that we would set out more forcefully on thursday and we now expect the eu to engage with the details so that we can get the future relationship, i firmly believe it is in all ourinterests. in the two years since the referendum we've had a
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spirited national debate . with robust issues echoing around the cabinet table up and down the country. over that time i visited every possible idea and every possible version of brexit. this is the right brexit, leaving the europeanunion . a complete and to free movement taking back control of our borders and an end to the jurisdiction in the uk, restoring the supremacy of british courts. no more sending fast of sums of money you instead, a dividend and spend on domestic priorities like our long-term plan. services where the uk are world leaders, local hard border, a pilot parliamentary lock on rule and regulation.
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leaving the common agricultural policy and fisheries policy. the freedom to strike new trade deals around the world, and independent foreign events policy but not the most distant relationship possible with our neighbors and friends, special partnerships . trading goods, shared commitment to high standards so that together we continue to promote open and fair trade and continue security cooperation keep our people safe . this is a brexit within our natural interest and will deliver on the decision of the british people because the right brexit deals with written. >> jeremy corbyn. >>. >> mister speaker, i want to thank the prime minister for an advance copy and to share her condolences to the friends and family of don sturgis. for over two years gone from the referendum, two years, a
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soundbite, indecision and cabinet inviting. culminating in a series of wasted opportunity with more and more people losing faith in this government is capable of delivering a good brexit deal and that is just within her own cabinet. two years on from the referendum, 16 months on from 50 being triggered, only this weekend that have managed to agree a negotiating position among itself and that illusion lasted 48 hours. there are now only a few months left until these negotiations are supposed to conclude. we have a crisis in government. to sacrilegious resignations and still we are no clearer on what future relationship with our nearest neighbors and the biggest partners will look like.
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workers and businesses deserve better than this. it is clear mister speaker, this government is not capable of securing a deal to protect the economy, jobs and living standards. it isclear government cannot secure a good deal for . on friday, on friday mister speaker, the prime minister was so proud of her brexit deal she wrote to her mps to declare responsibility is now fully restored. while the -- while the environment secretary added his own words and said one of the things about his compromises is that it unites the cabinet.
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the checkers compromise took two years to reach and two days to unravel. mister speaker, how can anyone have faith in the prime minister getting a good deal with 27 european governments when she can't even broker a deal within her own cabinet? to be fair and i want to be fair to the former brexit secretary and the former foreign secretary, i think they would have resigned on the spot on friday but they were faced with a very long walk , no clothes and due to government cuts, no bus service either. so i think they were probably wise to hang on to become a
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day though they can get a home in a government car. i also mister speaker want to congratulate the honorable members on his appointment at the secretary of state. he now becomes our chief negotiator on an issue that could not be more important or more urgent but this new secretary of state is on record as wanting to clear up people's rights. he said and i quote, i don't support the human rights act, leaving the european union would present enormous opportunity to ease the regulatory burden on employers. and he is the one negotiating on behalf of this government in europe. mister speaker,this mess is all of the prime ministers on making . for too long he spent more time negotiating divisions in
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his party that she is putting any focus on the needs of our economy. the prime minister posture was redline after redline and now as realitybites, she's backsliding on every one of them . we were also given commitments at this government would achieve the exact same benefits and free and frictionless trade for the eu. now those red lines are fading and the team the prime minister appointed purity for our country, that's just a sinking ship. far from strong and stable, the ministers are overboard and the ship is listing all the worst possible time. mister speaker, if we look at the prime minister's proposal for the white paper, this is not a comprehensive plan and
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the economy the people ofthis country deserve . these proposals stop well short of a comprehensive customs union, something trade unions and manufacturers have been demanding. instead, they broke a complex plan that has already been deridedby her own cabinet members as bureaucratic and unwieldy . the agreement contains no plans to protect our service industry, no plans to prevent northern ireland and also put forward the idea of regulatory electability which we all know mister speaker, regulation reflect ability is a code for deregulation of our economy. the government proposals would lead to british workplace rights, consumer rights, safety standards and environmental protection
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falling behind in new standards over time and none of which has even been tested in negotiation. the checkers agreement now stands as a shuttered proof, a sticking plaster or the cabinet crack in this government. the future of jobs and investment are now state. those jobs and that investment are not a subplot in the tory party's civil war. >> and that such a crucial time for our country, in the vital associations, we need a government that is capable of negotiating for britain. for the good of this country and its people, the government needs to get act together and do itquickly and it can, make way for those who can . [cheering]
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>> mister speaker, i know the right honorable gentlemen has been in the past for a long time and he would oppose any statements allow me toask questions . i don't think there were any questions anywhere in that nevertheless. >> members on both sides if we could calm down, there's a long way to go and it as is my usual custom i would hate to call everybody who wants to ask a question. people need to have the chancellor from their feet when they can speak on their feet. >> thank you mister speaker, just on a serious note, i'll comment on a few of the points gentlemen made. he talked about removing standard and lowering standards in a number of areas including employment and as i said in my statement
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he will commit to maintaining high regulatory standards for the environment, climate change, social independence and consumer protection. he said there was no plan in to ensure there was no hard border between northern ireland and ireland, in fact the opposite. the plan delivered the commitment for no hard border and at the very beginning of his response, the right honorable gentlemen thank me or my statement but just a pity, he obviously didn't bother to read it. can i also say, he says this is two years on. this is the gentleman who said immediately after the referendum decision in 2016 that we should have triggered our exit immediately with no preparation whatsoever. he talked about delivery. i have micro-we delivered the joint plan in december, the
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letter of the joint implementation in march and now we stand ready to deliver on the british people with the negotiations we are about to enter into. he talks about resignation but can i remind him i think he's had 103 resignations from his process. so i'll take no measures from the right honorable gentlemen . and when it comes to delivery, when it comes to delivering on a strong economy, on jobs for the future, the one party that would never deliver on a strong economy is labour party which runs on capital strife and a lot of jobs for working people up and down this country. >> ian duncan smith. >> mister speaker. whatever else one's view of
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this particular path plan, i urge you not to accept any recommendations of the leader on this as his party often does. can i then however urge you to answer this particular question. as he lays his plan in front of the european union commission on negotiations, could she tell me whether she believes there will be any concessions from the defense or not? >> let me say to my right honorable friend, this is a plan we believe will deliver on brexit but does it in a way that gives us a smooth and orderly brexit and ensures we can do all the things we want to in terms of trade policies and the commitments we made. when the white paper is published on thursday, my friend will see there are a number of areas such as in participation in certain agencies where we are
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proposing a way forward and of course there will need to be negotiations on the way forward but this is the plan i believe both delivers on brexit but does so in a way that protects jobs and make sure we have a smooth and orderly brexit. >> thank you mister speaker. and i ask the prime minister for advance copies of the statement and can ishare the remarks made ? the commitment we have on the side of the chamber, is important for national security. i should start by congratulating the cabinet for leaving the eu for the four hours you've been negotiating in brussels and wish him all the luck in the world for his replacement, he's going to need it and i see to the party for the second seat. >> he should not have been allowed toresign. he should have been set . mister speaker, prime minister's proposal
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represents a stopping point, the cherry picking stopping point and it is hard to believe that it's taken the prime minister two years to put together a proposal, two years to put together a proposal and two days for the cabinet to fall apart. i believe the majority in the house of commons for staying in the single market as a customs union. will the prime minister work with the best of us to ensure we can deliver on staying in the customs union and the single market, to deliver what is in the best interest of all our people her peers are prepared to take the economic power and a lot of jobs, will she recognize she now has to take home or extreme views by working in the national interest of all the nations. the prime minister's proposal of facility customs arrangements have been called
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by one official at the century but it's far from the negotiator seems unrealistic. mister speaker, i wouldn't hold mybreath . the prime minister, not that the uk government prepares to prepare for a no deal. mister speaker, that is totally outrageous. to put the economy and jobs in such peril is a complete failure of leadership. mister speaker, the absolute crisis which has built a conservative is anational embarrassment . as the uk inches closer to the cliff scenario we see a government in chaos, prime minister traveling to meet her party, nevermind her government and seven resignations since a year ago. the prime minister must accept the mounting evidence against the hard right.
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i raise my opposition party, the business community, though she works with the rest of us to ensure the customs union and single market, to protect jobs and ensure prosperity? >> the right honorable gentlemen commented on the separation from no deal. it's entirely right proper that this government to make preparations for every eventuality because we are going into a negotiation and it is right that we step up our preparation for no deal to ensure we are able to deal with whatever comes out of the end of these negotiations but the key question which the right honorable gentlemen asked and he asked it twice is what i work with people across this house? the answer is an unequivocal no, we are leading the single market and the customs union. >> how does my right honorable friend reconcile the checkers statement with
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the recent repeal of the 70 to act under the withdrawal and also with including the european court of justice and the democratic government in this country? >> can i say to my honorable friend that we have indeed as he said in the withdrawal which repealed the european communities act that we have also insured that we will take into uk law at the point in which we leave the european union, such that we have an orderly brexit. the court of justice will not have jurisdiction over the united kingdom and this parliament will make sovereign decisions, this parliament will first of all make a sovereign decision the meaningful version of withdrawal and implementation bills are brought before this house as to whether this parliament is willing to accept the deal being
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negotiated and thereafter, it will be all the parliament to decide whether it agrees with any changes in law or any lost this parliament wants to pass. isthe sovereignty taking back laws, taking back control of our laws, and is what i believe people want and that is what we will do . >> vincent cable. >> i'd like to congratulate the prime minister for effectively killing off the united states uk trade agreement by agreeing to reclaim you if you convergence which supports the american success. but i also echo the quality he just heard to say that now he's lost the support of her brexit fundamentalists and now is the time to have a national consensus, the majority in the house that do support our retaining membership of the customs union, the original common market, whatever name and label shewants to attach . >> mostly to the right
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honorable gentlemen, he referred as the leader of the s&p to date in the single market and staying in the customs union.we will not be staying in the single market. we will not be staying in the customs union. to do those would involve us giving free movement and that would not be having faith with the votes of the british people. there will be an end to free movement from the union into this country and the result of us leaving theunion . >> here here. >> mister speaker, can i commend the prime minister for this plan and in particular, can icongratulate her on her leadership ? >> mister speaker, the prime minister said she would listen and she clearly hasn't listened to business. however, there are concerns that there are new details about the governments services. what more detail can we
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expect to hear in the forthcoming white paper? >> can i say to my right honorable friend, there will be more detail but the point about services is that for a variety of reasons, not least because it is an important effect of the united kingdom we believe it is important to maintain more flexibility in how we are dealing with services. on the good side, business is very clear they would continue to meet those eu rules regardless of the position took because they want to continue support in the european union. on services, we want to be free to ensure we are able to put in place what we believe is necessary to maintain our key position in services, not least on the financial services where the global financialcenter, the city of london needs to be maintained in the future and we will continue to do that . >> 's speaker, prime minister
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welcomed the new secretary of state to the post. we lookforward to seeing him up here before the select committee very soon indeed . >> gentlemen, the government has indicated that the facilitated customs arrangements, we can assume if the eu were to agree with it, there must be a great dealof doubt . >> .. >> .. >> the prime minister is right to reaffirm that we are taking
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back control of our laws, money and borders. but will she clear away the ambiguity of contradiction in this statement which implies we would -- we might pay money to trade will not accept the laws and right have immigration policy. >> can i say to my right old friend i'm sure he read the statement carefully but actually it does not say that. we will be ending free movement and any trade agreement which we would strike within a country around the world or within a group of countries around the world. there will be provisions of investors and businesses. but will be able to have immigration laws -- will be able to continue to set our own laws in the future. as regards to the european court of justice it is not the case of the european court
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justice will have jurisdiction in the united kingdom. it will not. this is individuals in the united kingdom will not be able to take cases to the european court of justice be matters in the uk will be settled by the uk court. >> the prime ministers plan is still -- on immigration, justice and customs patella stated arrangement which no one understands what it is. she kept trying to have different parts of the conservative party and today shows it just isn't working. which he instead put a plan for negotiation to the whole house for approval and when she is in such a mess, she cannot keep standing there saying nothing has changed, nothing has changed. it has. >> i didn't say nothing has changed. i said opposition has evolved. we have set up more details in our position and i believe this
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is the position that is absolutely right for the united kingdom. the brexit deal may ensure that we can have an orderly brexit -- >> the prime minister is not dealing with the theory of leaving the european union. she's dealing with the practice of leaving the european union. can she assure me that the agreement allows the situation to continue and the united kingdom get more investment than any year over both parties and we could possibly have anticipated and for the future of engineering industry in our country. above all the other jobs that rely on those industries. >> that is absolutely right. we have seen good figures for
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direct investment into the uk. supporting jobs in the united kingdom. it will continue in the future. i believe the plan which i set out, it is clear momentum for trade with the european union while giving the freedom around the world will be one welcomed by businesses and investors and we will see more investment and more jobs in the uk. >> among the matters agreed in the communiquc, there was reference of course to the continuing obligation of the government to the backstop arrangement so-called, can the prime minister make it very clear, i've heard a very clear statement about the union as is concerned i welcome, can she make it clear as far as the backstop is concerned, she stands by her rejection of the eu legal interpretation and there will be no constitutional political or regulatory differences between northern island and the rest of the united kingdom?
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>> i say to the right honorable gentlemen, as he has invited me to do i'm happy to say i continue to reject the protocol proposal of the so-called backstop that was put forward by the european union earlier this year. the fact that that would have affected -- away from the rest of the united kingdom and the customs union in most of the single market would have meant that borders, that is unacceptable to the government of the united kingdom. >> delivering results will involve a series of compromises and trade-offs. and what is the position that the prime minister achieved for the cabin on friday which absolutely includes business and jobs at the heart of any brexit deal. that is in the national interest. i think the prime minister has a vast majority of the country behind her in delivering a brexit in the national interest. is she able to say what we
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expect to hear initial reaction from the european union after publication of white paper on thursday? >> can i say to my right honorable friends that i had conversations with a number of european leaders over recent days and they do feel that this is a proposal that can ensure that we move negotiations on at pace. i will be seeing a number of other, european leaders in the next couple of days at the summit tomorrow for example, and obviously the nato summit. i believe this is a plan which is good for the united kingdom and i believe it is a plan which the european union will see will lead to a decent special partnership in both of our interests. >> i believe the prime minister to be a rational human being. why doesn't she save herself, us and the country a great deal of misery and grief and put the options that are inexplicably ruled out to this house in a
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free vote? >> as indicated in the statement that i made, the reason i do not think that the option is ralph united kingdom is because it does not deliver on the vote of the british people. that is our duty it is our job of the government to deliver the brexit to the british people that they voted for. >> the announcement that the government is preparing for a no deal which is an inaccurate term for world trade terms, in which we trade with the vast majority of the world is very well and sensible. given with how the eu has welcome to generous offer so far. what is the date in which she judges the dropdead moment to say that the talks are not progressing and we will definitely be going to world trade terms? >> i am sure my right honorable friend has been in a sufficient
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number of negotiations to know that actually, it is not a sensible thing to put this in the matters they have said. we received positive reaction so far. we'll go into intent and pacing negotiations with the european union. ryan clear about is that when this house comes to look at the majority of agreements it needs to have sufficiency about the future relationship to be able to make that proper judgment. >> mr. speaker, the agreement fell apart after -- now it is a disagreement. the cabinet disintegrates before our eyes. can she tell us how on earth she's going to persuade the european union to agree to her disagreement when her own cabinet doesn't agree with it. >> i thank you, the honorable lady. we put forth the vision of the uk government that has been
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received by the european union which can be negotiations in the future. we'll go to those negotiations to determine the best deal. >> what matters even more than the agreement reached is the eventual agreement that the country will reach with the european union.what matters about that is that it promotes jobs and prosperity by helping british business. can the prime minister assure the house that in the details of what we will see in the white paper on thursday, will be -- >> believe that prime minister here to go live to capitol hill to hear from republican leaders.>> good afternoon everyone. the rollout of the new nominee for the supreme court last night was i think, quite impressive. i had a chance to meet with
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judge kavanaugh in my office earlier this morning. a number of you were there. the president really could not have done a better job of picking and extraordinarily well qualified nominee. i think the comments all over the country have been rolling in not just from people that are conservative but others as well that his brilliance, his talent, his temperament, all the things that the american people would like to have in a judge. somebody who is clearly over the years try to follow the laws written and not try to get the result you want to get. i remember justice scalia said you are not a very good judge if you're not occasionally uncomfortable with the outcome you reach because it is dictated by the law or the constitution. i think the president has made a great appointment. a great nomination. we will work our way through the process, we believe it is
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possible to handle this nomination fully by the fall. and i know chairman grassley believes, he has already said in a statement that he believes we can work our way through the process and the normal length of time that we did on neil gorsuch and kagan and others. to have this nominee in place sometime this fall. >> and a people must be wondering what in the world is going on where senate democrats are opposing a nominee yet to be named. where unfortunately, it is pretty clear we saw this with judge gorsuch as well. democrats, given the current state of their politics, are unwilling to defy their base and go for a well qualified nominee so they find it a safer political position for them to take to say they will oppose all nominees by president trump. i agree with the leader that
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judge kavanaugh is an extraordinarily well-qualified judge. the reason why i think the left is so afraid of this nomination is because they view the judiciary as a policymaking arm of the federal government. we disagree. and we are in good company with people like james madison and alexander hamilton who viewed the judiciaries with the call the least dangerous branch because they are not the policymaking arm of the government. it is congress, the executive branch. that is where policy needs to be made. and so, we need good judges like neil gorsuch and like, brett kavanaugh, who will interpret the law as written. not as they would wish it to be or view themselves part of the legislature wearing a black robe so they can do this without dealing with elections or accountability. >> one of the amazing things was the democrats who we expected would attack whoever the president nominated, some
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were actually out for the individual he was going to nominate and now they are seeing opposition. it is pretty clear that there is a knee-jerk reaction as the senator pointed out, democrats have a view of the judiciary that is very different to that is that the judiciary is a means to an end. a way to get outcomes. policy outcomes that they cannot achieve through the political process. we believe this is a judge that supremely is qualified, very well respected and has all the credentials that will serve him well if he is on the supreme court. we have a process that we follow here in the senate and a lot of our members are going to be paying very careful attention. setting up meeting with the judge with the hearing process, examining his record, obviously we hopefully, will end up with a debate on the floor and and
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up potentially with a vote. but all of that can happen in a timely way and does not have to be delayed. under democrats will do everything they can to throw roadblocks in the way and everything but the kitchen sink at this nominee. if you look at the last two nominees, soto meyer and gorsuch it took 66 days for the process. if that is the standard, we could complete this in the time for this justice to be on the court when they convene in october. in the meantime we will keep working on other things. obviously, in less work. we got a lot done. we passed a farm bill which we know how to reconcile with the house. we passed three appropriation bills and got them through the process. and we passed the dod bill. there's been a lot of work done and we intend to continue on that work. even at the same time as this process is ongoing. upcoming faa which is under -- jurisdiction where the water
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resources act, the water bill under senator grasso. nor more appropriation bills to do. there are a lot of things we will be working on over the course of the next few weeks. in addition to processing this nominee through the process that we have here. >> i had a chance at the republican national convention to chair the platform committee two years ago.we got to the judiciary party and we talked about the republican president. >> c-span3 continues live coverage of this after the meetings. we will step away from it here. live coverage of the u.s. senate. be. the clerk will call the roll. vote:


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