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live coverage beginning at 1:00 eastern. when the new congress starts in january there will be 100 new house and senate members. the democrats will control the house, the republicans the senate. new congress, new leaders. watch the process unfold on c-span. >> theresa may takes questions from the house of commons. then, an interview with bob corker. at 11:00, another chance to see q&a with ted widmer on his biography of martin van buren. earlier today, european leaders announced an agreement on the uk's exit from the european union. approved byl be british parliament. the vote is expected next month.
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theresa may took questions on the brexit negotiations, as well as issues like rising crime rates and the national health service. this is 45 minutes. [applause] >> order. questions to the prime minister. >> question one, mr. speaker. >> thank you. today is the centennial area of where women were first allowed to have public office. i am proud to say the first woman to take office was a conservative. are coming from all over with mps from every
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party sending invitations to their constituents. this will be an inspirational day. we hope it will encourage political office both locally and nationally. mr. speaker, it is appropriate that we are reminded of the significant contribution made to this house by female mps, including the fine example set by the late joe caulks. i have meetings with ministerial colleagues and in addition to my duties have further meetings later today. and so i have to tell the prime minister that i agree with the people of bronson were deeply unhappy which they believe does not represent the
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brexit they voted for. will see now, even at this late stage please think again and instead lead our country in a new direction cutting away the tentacles of the eu over our cherished island nation. a once and for all. i think the people across the country who voted to leave the european union voted to end the free movement. they voted to bring an end to this court of justice. with the jurisdiction. to stop sending sums of money to the europeans every year. will be able to do that. priorities like the national health service.
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but the european union remains a close trading partner to the united kingdom. we want to ensure that we continue to have a good trading relationship with the european union and we will be able to have an independent trade a policy that policy that enables us to make decisions for the rest of the world. my honorable friend is indeed up passionate champion of the united kingdom but he is also a passionate champion that the united kingdom has around many parts of the world including with the commonwealth which could be there when we leave the european union. thank you mister speaker. and i thank you for welcoming them to parliament today. a most welcome guest. mister speaker on the hundredth anniversary. on the qualification of women's act. we join all women and welcome them to parliament today. we need a parliament that
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truly does represent the diversity of the whole of this country. and then now that a number of the government ministers have confirmed this morning that leaving the eu with no deal is not an option does the prime minister agree there are no circumstances under which britain would leave with no deal? >> no, i have to say to the right honorable gentlemen i have consistently made clear on this point the point that has been made by a number of my colleagues in relation to the votes that will come before this house on a meaningful vote on the deal from the european union is very simple. if you look at the alternative to having that deal with the european union it will either be more uncertainty, more division or it could risk no brexit at all. >> mister speaker, the prime minister didn't ask the question if this is the final
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deal or not? it says that this is a deal was half-baked. they want amendments to the withdrawal agreement. the leader of the house said last week there is and i quote still the potential to improve on some of the measures that's what i'm hoping to help with, can the prime minister clarified whether last week's withdrawal agreement is the final text or is there another text. is on their way to them. i have to say to the right honorable gentlemen. that he won't get any different answer than is have for me previously. the package of the deal that we are negotiating with the european union has two parts to it. the believing part which was the withdrawal agreement.
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it is the future relationship that is continuing to be negotiated with the european union. they go together as a package guess the withdrawal agreements had been agreed in principle. the whole package will be what is brought before this house. and we continue to negotiate on the future relationship. we believe that is right. and then we call in the prime minister. the new brexit is another section. it's apparently not going with us. i wonder if it is now entirely ceremonial one. mister speaker. the prime minister's agreement doesn't specify how much we would have to pay to extend the transition time can she confirm that choices facing the country would either be the backstop or pain whatever the eu asks to prolong -- to
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prolong that time. the choice that would be facing if it were the case remind yourselves what we are talking about here. the guarantee for the people of northern ireland. there be no hard border. in the choices that we made first of all its best insured by getting the future relationship in place by the end of december 2020. in the event that that was not the case for a temporary time the choice the right honorable gentlemen set out is not the choice owed be before us. yes there would be the exception of that. alternative arrangements could be in place. they guarantee no hard border. they call it the true business. the idea of taking back
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control. to hand them a blank check. no rebates for the uk. the trade deal with canada took seven years to agree. business secretary said it will have to be extended outside the eu and with no leverage does the prime minister think that she is fully anyone by suggesting a free trade agreement finalized by december 2020? it will set out the structure in scope. once we leave the european union. the right honorable gentlemen. it has shown the problem that he has with this deal. he has not even a reddit.
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he wants to negotiate the withdrawal agreement. he wants to pose any deal in the matter how good it is for the uk. and then he wants to use the implementation time that he would vote against to renegotiate the treaty with the implementation time. it could be an issue for tomorrow. he doesn't even know what the question would be. that same party of politics. [chanting] >> it is her government that has got us into this shamble. and she knows well. that the new european
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parliament , nobody in this chamber will be shouted down. with high authority that that would be bad behavior. it is happening now stop it, with the new european parliament in place. the negotiation for future trade agreement will only had less than a year to do. in february, the prime minister said that creating that border down the irish sea is something that i quote no uk prime minister could ever agree to. can the prime minister explained why the backstop would create exactly that border?
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>> it would not create that. between the last few weeks. the only answer with the northern ireland custom care tree. we argued in we resisted and we made clear. we would not accept the position of the european union. and a few weeks ago they agreed with our position they conceded to the united kingdom. so there would not be a customs and border down the irish sea. i think it becomes even clearer that the right honorable gentlemen doesn't actually know what is in the declaration. we talk about the second referendum.
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>> with the shambles this government has gotten into. mister speaker, there is an entire protocol with the withdrawal agreement. they apply only to northern ireland. they currently did not discuss this. because the spokesperson said and i quote we are clear, we will not be voting for this humiliation. it failed the prime minister's redline. and, failed to impress the new northern ireland minister. just hours before he was appointed said the deal is dead. instead of giving confidence for millions of people this
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half-baked deal failed to give any hope that could give the country and bring it together again. isn't it the case. that it would rightly reject this deal. if they can't negotiated an alternative they should make way for those who can and well. the publish gave us an instruction. and we should all be acting to deliver that. all he wants to do order.
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with the shouting, it's a way beneath your pay grade. develop this. here is the reply. he is opposing a deal he hasn't read. he is promising a deal he can't negotiate. the remained voters another. whatever the right honorable gentlemen might do. i am a great supporter of yours. i accept what a difficult and tough job you have. there is much in the agreement. it's not good enough as it stands.
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they threaten the integrity of the united kingdom with our negotiating system. i know that you do not hand over 39 billion before we get the deal. can you renegotiate the deal before we put it on the floor of this house. their pain over money. nothing is a great until everything is a great. when we look at the future framework. i would remind my honorable friends is the hundred billion pounds the european union was still talking about needing to pay. these are about legal up locations that they have.
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and i hope that every member of this house will recognize that the united kingdom as a country that meets the legal obligations that we have. can i also welcome them. of course it was the nationalist that was self-selected. they can only celebrate success. the whole government, and the brexit plan. i have to say of course i heard what the first minister said. to say in stay in the single market. and that's what we will not do.
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at least dana and dane in the single market of my mind. >> mister speaker. when we look at these this week. order. again and again and again. order. >> if they shout their heads off. they will have to hear it not once but not twice but possibly three times. the quarter of the quarter of the people with the united kingdom. something they also recognize. why doesn't the prime minister recognize the skill of the challenge that brexit is only going to make worse.
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she is a responsibility to protect jobs in this community. recognize that we all have an interest in this. let's all work together make sure that you go back in negotiate. the right honorable gentlemen said let's work together on this issue. the position that he has. it would be one that would frustrate them. that is exactly the deal that we are proposing and what it does. and he talks also about listening perhaps they should listen to the people of scotland who gave a very clear view. in its most important economic
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market. the internal market of the united kingdom. see mac thank you mister speaker. 20-year-old tommy callan and 18-year-old georgia jones were sought --dash might they tragically lost their lives afterwards. will my right honorable friend set out the work to be able to get rid of the drug dealers that abuse our families. >> i am sure that all members from all sides of this house will want to join me in offering our deepest condolences to the family of georgia jones and tommy callan after the tragic death. my honorable friend knows that drugs can devastate lives and ruin families. what it does.
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it sets out the balance approach of bringing together the police, the health community in the global partners to tackle the drug trade. in going with it enforcement it's a fundamental part of it. were taking a smaller approach to restricting the supply. taking courtney to partnership actions alongside other criminal activity and of course of the role of the national crime agency is a key element in our dealing with the terrible aspect of drugs that can cause so much harm to people. and to prevent tragic death. such as those of georgia and tommy. forty-two schools. more than three .4 million pounds will be taken.
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the prime minister claim. it is incredible will it get a grip or step aside. >> he will know that we are putting extra money into school funding he will know that obviously we have changed the national funding formulator. they would welcome the fact that in the northwest we now had over 895,000 children and that as an increase of over hundred 75,000 children. he also needs to look at the outcomes from schools and excellent work that is being done by those who are now in good enough statements under the last labor government. >> will my right honorable
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friend. join me in watching from the public gallery. does she agree with me that is not just a question of getting more women in parliament but encouraging women from all ways of life to work through that background as well. do they have the foundation. the access public life. can i say to my right honorable friend i'm very happy to welcome these constituents i hope that the constituent will consider standing for parliament. we talk about diversity in parliament. into getting more women into parliament. we need to ensure that we had people from a wide array of backgrounds that is the way that we get better decisions being taken into the chamber.
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i see they had been taking action and through the work that it's doing to support them. two encouraging people with a wide range of backgrounds and experience and represent constituents in this chamber. thank you very much mister speaker. it have no brexit at all. they recognized that from being a risk. they show that majority of people would like no brexit at all. will they acknowledge that the well of the people can change and the well of the people has changed. and while she therefore think that a way forward our way forward is the people vote. let me say to the honorable lady. it sounds absolutely ridiculous. this parliament gay people the
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right to choose whether to remain in the european union or leave the european union. we sought numbers of people voting that we have not seen before it was a great exercise in democracy in this country. i believe that it gets this parliament and instruction which ensures that they leave the european union as a people voted. thank you mister speaker. there are no people more powerfully and passionately british and the people of gibraltar. they have the withdrawal agreement. the significant and important safeguards to them in the protocol. will it make it clear. under no circumstances will she permit that text to be reopened to the safeguards at risk. to seek to exclude the people of drew balter. >> can i think you and say to my honorable friend we are
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absolutely steadfast in our support for gibraltar. it is covered by our exit negotiations and we been committed as we exit the european union. we are making a deal that works the whole uk family and that deal has worked for gibraltar two. i'm pleased that we had agreed to this. that will form part of a wider package between the uk, spain and the government of about her. we will not exclude gibraltar from arnhem negotiations on the relationships that they want to deal with. and that includes gibraltar. because they take out to the patient's game. they are describing the impact as it's devastating. it would mean doing away with a hundred hundred and 30
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police officers are all 250 goals. is the chief constable scared among the rank and is just crying wolf. >> he says the pension changes were snuck out. this is not the case. the pension issue has been known as for two years that this has been under consideration. is not the case that it has been stuck out. in all my time as a mortgage broker. i never once recommended they could leave the deal without penalties. nobody ever wanted it. while the explain putting aside the worst-case scenario
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in the very best case scenario. the average terms. in which they have negotiated. can i say to my honorable friend he is right that we want to negotiate a deal with the european union. it is on better terms. there were many people across this house who want to see the united kingdom as they will do. around the west of the world. that is because we believe that it's best of the united kingdom economy. it makes sense that we negotiated on better terms with the european union. they said school funding is up.
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there has been an 8% real term cusp. how can the prime minister expect anybody with anybody when they can't get the numbers right. >> as i have said before in this chamber overall. the court school budget this year. $2.4million to support those who need it most. the budget is rising by nearly 2.6 million dollars across this year and the next. what we have also done. with the fear and national
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funding. with the distribution across the country. mister speaker, with my right honorable friend confirm today and to the commission tonight. that as we move to honor the result of the referendum it will remain our firmest intention to retrain the possible relationships in the very best interest? >> can i say to my right honorable friend. i'm happy to give that commitment. i think it is important for us to recognize that while we are leaving at the european union we are not leaving europe. we want to continue to have that is a good trading relationship but actually we want to continue to have that close security and defense partnership that we had have with the european union and other countries across europe as well. this is what makes sense.
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not just for the uk but for all of the european union member states as well. mister speaker, since it passed. the republic of ireland has joan -- joined ireland and sweden. it's a more lucrative market for traffickers. we are now surrounded by states which tackle the demand that drives commercial exploitation. in responding to the independent review of her legislation five years on. was she now commit to look seriously. having introduced the modern act. with the mother -- modern flavors.
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we should look at the change that has already taken place. they have provided funds in england and wales. as i'm sure the honorable gentlemen will appreciate we believe that it's vital before considering any changes. it will be completed next spring. thank you mister speaker. can the prime minister assure the house today as she has been on many of occasions that the uk will be leaving the eu on the 29th of march 2019 come what may. >> can a first of all i think my right honorable friend for the work that she did a secretary of state.
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and the work that she has done as a minister previously. and they had have an impact which she championed. they had have an impact on the lives of working people. i'm visited the school in my constituency to meet with the schools. they told me that rising crime levels and in falling police officer numbers have made them fearful of using and enjoying their local parks. can the prime minister cancel and they may be listening today what strategy the government is deployed to ensure that all young people feel and are safe from crime on our streets and in our public spaces.
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>> they raise an important point. we want young people to be able to do that walking through the streets. what we need to do looking at the concern and particularly the concern. it is about ensuring that we have the light -- the right power for the police. in the right system in the criminal justice system. but it's also about providing education for young people. about the risks of carrying knives. this is something that has to be addressed. i'd recognize the importance of doing that.
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and the many briefings. it's clear to me that the prime minister in their cabinet had tried to recognize this. as an truth that they had dropped it. that they were able to exercise that freedom. we would allow the eu to hearted that. can the prime minister reassure me that this does not contain trap. he will know that our number of ways that i sent out earlier. with the border of northern ireland. there's a number of ways in which that can be achieved. the backstop has identified that.
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and work is being done on those. and i also say to my honorable friend is that the backstop is intended to be a temporary arrangement and all of that in the time if we were in the situation. where had to be in place for amount of -- a matter of months for example. we would not be looking to divert during that time but we would ensure that we catch that access coming into great britain as we have committed. and we have committed previously. that would be the decision for us here. the backstop remains a temporary. but the best means of doing this is negotiating in the
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future relationship which would ensure the backstop does. thank you mister speaker. the united nations has recently joined with others with the international order. to address the tragedy which is poverty. does this prime minister most regret. or the decision taken that those who need a safety net had to wait for this. it's fully entitled. to be able to access 100 percent of their payments at the earliest possible stage. there are 1 million fewer people a record low.
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for 300,000 fewer children in absolute poverty. a record low. and the impact of universal credit. thank you mister speaker. arrested when he was leaving the uae. in completing the research into the arab spring on the foreign policy. now been sentenced to life imprisonment. they will know the irony who works in the outer office many of the excellent visits to the uae. with the behavior of the
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nation. and if he's not released i don't think we should be committed to that defense. i say to my honorable friend. we are deeply disappointed and concerned. also for his family. we are raising it with the authorities at the highest level. during the visit to the uae. he raised the issue with the crown prince. and i can assure. it will remain in close contact we will continue to do all we can to support them. and we will continue to press this matter at their higher -- at the highest level.
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i'm sure they recognize it. there are issues that we need to be dealing with. can i ask the prime minister on behalf of my constituents on the statute before the end. >> can i first of all send my deepest condolences and the honorable lady constituent. with the fantastic work that she does. we are committed to transforming the response with that domestic violence. i think that shows the degree of concern the people have about the issue of domestic violence. and the recognition of the
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need to look carefully at this. with the home office will be publishing the response together with the domestic build. all of the evidence shows that diversity delivers better decision-making. 4,500 and men -- 4,500 men had been elected. i'm proud of to this conservative women and that they became prime minister's. can the right honorable friend show with me what they could be doing to help encourage more of the women who are with us here today. as they do go forward and stand for elections. >> we thank them for champion this. the greater diversity in this place actually means that we get to have better decisions.
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can i also say to my right honorable friend that i think we should send a very clear message from everybody across this house about the significance of the work that the individual member of parliament does. and the change that they can make to their community. it gives an opportunity to make a real difference. an opportunity to be a real voice to those that would not otherwise be heard. they take decisions that will lead our country forward and provide a better future for people's children and grandchildren. i encourage all of the women who are here today and thinking of standing to stand for parliament to get elected. >> in the december report. it was agreed that northern ireland would have the final say on whether or not to
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diverge from the single market and was subjected to the single market european rules with new say. why has the prime minister deleted all reference to that in the withdrawal agreement. who pushed the delete button. >> of course he's absolutely right. the issue of what the processes. to look at this issue. as a matter that will be with this united kingdom to determine. to determine if those are parliamentary rules and indeed what was theirs expressed in the joint report. he referred to a decision being taken by the assembly.
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and monday this week i heard something i never wanted to hear again. with the active research. there is no cure. an event organized by the first event. for the last three years they have patients that need it. they are indeed expensive. on the finances. with the huge profits. now to head patients that are desperate to relieve that. i say to the honorable friend. that she has raised and i
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recognize the concern about the length of time. the single best biggest offer to the pharmaceutical company. and they need to work with them. the concern that she has. to the department of health and care. to ensure that the result is one which is a benefit to those patients who are looking where looking desperately for this drug. the withdrawal agreement. it says that in the event of deadlock in the arbitration panel. they have the decisive vote.
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