tv Prime Ministers Questions Prime Ministers Questions CSPAN November 15, 2018 2:31am-3:18am EST
>> alex burkeheart. >> thank you, mister speaker. >> prime minister. >> thank you, mister speaker. this morning i had meetings with ministerial colleagues. the cabinet, mister speaker, will meet to settle the draft agreement for the decision they reached in brussels and the cabinet will decide on the next step of national interests. this is significantly closer to delivering on what the british people voted for in the referendum. we will take back control of our borders, laws and money,
lead the common fisheries policy and, won't cultural policy, protecting jobs, security and integrity of the united kingdom and i will come back to the house to update it on the outcome. >> alex burkeheart. >> yesterday saw the best wage growth figures. >> the most employment figures in the lifetime. and the free-market economic side of the house. >> my honorable friend is right as he references yesterday's figures, they showed more people at work than ever before. the female unemployment rate at a record low.
and regular wage growth in nearly a decade. also on top of figures last week. and and and you only get there by good conservative management of the economy. >> thank you, mister speaker. after two years of fumbled negotiations, from what we know, is a failure in its own terms. it doesn't deliver a] for the whole country.
>> if necessary i will say it again and again to members on both sides of the house. voices must be heard. i happen to know this is from overseas in the gallery. not only liveliness but courtesy. it reaches the prime minister's from red lines. it doesn't deliver a strong, deal that supports jobs and industry. they haven't prepared for no deal. and what a choice to parliament, and no deal. >> can i say to the right honorable gentlemen he's wrong when he set out. he stood up in this house and
complained and said the government isn't making progress or anywhere close to a deal. now that you're making progress and close to a deal he is complaining about that. that clearly shows the labour party only have one intention, to frustrate brexit. >> jeremy corbin. >> after the utter shambles of negotiation, the prime minister should look to herself in this. he hasn't managed to convince a lot of people behind her. >> and to present the nation, for two deeply unattractive outcomes is a failure of british statecraft on a scale unseen since the crisis and that from a tory mp.
the eu negotiations told the 27 european ambassadors uk must align their rules but the eu will retain all the control. is that a fair summary of the prime minister's deal? >> can i say to the right honorable gentlemen as i said throughout the negotiations what we are doing is negotiating good deals to the united kingdom with negotiating a deal that delivers on a vote of the british people. and ensures we leave the common fisheries policy and the customs union, we protect jobs and security, the integrity of the united kingdom. >> under the prime minister's deal, we will spend years with less say over our laws or how the money is spent and the
international trade secretary, the decision to withdraw from any agreement could not be contracted to somebody else. can the prime minister confirm whether under her deal it will be the sovereign right of the uk parliament to unilaterally withdraw from any backstop? >> to the right honorable gentlemen, the need to be a backstop, there needs to be an insurance policy but neither side wants us to be in that backstop because we want to bring the future relationship into play at the end of december 2020. i'm aware of the concerns that we don't want to be in a position where the european union would find it comparable to keep the united kingdom and the backstop permanently and that is why any backstop has to be temporary. >> i think that non-answer confirms parliament won't have that problem.
mister speaker, the international trade secretary breezily declared 40 trade deals ready to be signed the second after midnight when we leave the eu. with four months to go can the prime minister tell us exactly how many of these deals have been negotiated? >> we are doing two things. we are negotiating to ensure we maintain the trade deals that currently exist with the european union when we leave. >> it is not acceptable for members to shout at the prime minister when she into answering. we have been talking about respect and good behavior. on both sides the person who has the floor must be heard. that is the end of the matter. prime minister. >> we have been negotiating on two front, on the continuity
agreement which ensures those trade deals as a member of the european union are able to continue when we leave the european union and we also started discussions with other countries about the trade deals we can forge across the world once we leave the european union. i say if the gentleman is interested in trade deals he needs to sort out the labour party's position on this issue because originally they said they wanted new trade deals. now he says he wants to be in the customs union. that would stop them doing trade deals, and the independent trade policy and good trade deals with europe and the rest of the world. >> the international trade secretary is not the only one who doesn't understand international trade rules and not the only one in the cabinet and not the >> in the cabinet that doesn't understand a few things, the
brexit secretary said, quote, i hadn't previously understood the extent of this but we are reliant on the crossing. when did the prime minister become aware of this absolutely shocking revelation about britain's trade route? >> prime minister. >> he stands and reads something that says we don't know about trade policy. we do know about trade policy and that is exactly why we are negotiating the continuity agreement and taking our place as independent state in the wto but he wants to talk about different positions being taken. delivering a good deal on the vote of the british people. we are delivering brexit. what did we see from the labour party. the labor leader said we can't
stop brexit, the brexit secretary said we can stop it. when he stands up he should make it clear is it labour party policy to stop brexit? >> mister speaker, labor respects the results of the referendum. what we don't respective a shambolic mess. the mess they created that they can't get themselves out of. we won't let them destroy the economy and jobs or so many others and mister speaker, if the brexit secretary is in office by the time the cabinet meets this afternoon could she take him on one side and have a quiet word with him and tell
him 10,000 lorries arrived at dover every day and 17% of this country's entire trade in goods estimated to be 122 billion pounds last year. this woeful ignorance by a person in high office is disturbing to so many people. this spent two years negotiating a bad deal they believe the country and an indefinite halfway house yet they think they can impose a false choice on parliament between a half-baked deal or no deal. a sensible alternative plan could bring together -- >> the right honorable gentlemen will not be shouted down in the house of commons. it is a simple and unarguable -- jeremy corbin, a sensible alternative plan could bring together parliament and the country. even conservative mps say the prime minister is offering a
choice between the worst of all worlds and the catastrophic series of consequences. when will the prime minister recognize that neither of these options is acceptable? >> the right honorable gentlemen talks about willful ignorance, it relies on the labour party, you can build a better economy by spending 1,000 billion pounds, the real threat to jobs and growth sit on the labour party friend and i will tell him what we are delivering in relation to brexit, i will tell them what we are delivering on brexit. we will not rerun the referendum. we will not run it on the decisions of the british people. we believe the customs union, the common fisheries policy,
the common agricultural policy and we will take back control of our money's law and order. will deliver brexit and the united kingdom is leaving the european union on 29 march 2019. >> peter bone. >> thank you, mister speaker. is the prime minister aware that if the media reports about the eu agreement are in any way accurate, you are not delivering the brexit people voted for and today you will lose the support of many conservative mps and millions of voters across the country. >> can i say to my -- can i say to my honorable friend.
>> members must calm themselves. i authorize the soothing -- you may feel better. i want to hear what the prime minister has to say in the house has a tendency to want to do so as well. >> can i say to my honorable friends what we have been negotiating is a deal that does from the vote of the british people. i left out one of the things the british people are very keen to see which is free movement and we will ensure we are delivering on that as well as other elements i set out. what we are doing is a deal that delivers on that vote and doing so protect jobs, protect the integrity of the united kingdom and the security of people in this country. >> ian blackburn. >> thank you, mister speaker. the scottish national party has written to the prime minister. urging her to drop plans to prevent truly meaningful vote
of the brexit deal. it seems the government is seeking to prevent opposition from members to the deal effectively gagging the sovereignty of parliament by playing dirty tricks. can i ask the prime minister what is she afraid of? how government is so weak that the brexit deal will not succeed when other solutions are still on the deal? >> we have been very clear that there will be a meaningful vote in this house, we have also been clear the motion on the deal will be amendable but i say to the right honorable gentlemen if you went and asked any member of the public with the government brings the deal back from your what do you expect parliament to vote on? you would expect parliament to vote on the deal. >> ian blackburn?
>> the responsibility to mend the deal, this trimester is hamstrung, desperate and looking defeated and in a total panic. the prime minister has been reduced to playing political games rather than playing fair. this is not a game. we will never gamble with scotland's future. to protect jobs in scotland, we must stay in the single market and the customs division. the prime minister will not track scotland down against this. it is a big deal to protect the economy in northern ireland? . >> the s&p will not gather with scotland's future. the s&p gambles with scotland's future every time it stands up. >> thank you, mister speaker. for the first time ever more than half of disabled people
are now in work. with the premise to join me in thanking those who signed up for the scheme for great strides they made. >> it is very good news for people getting into the workplace. i would like to praise the work of secretary of state, and it started in 2013. my honorable friend obviously knows. and more disabled people in the workplace, >> the prime minister's agreements, leaving the country
weaker means we take eu rules and views of uncertainty for business. the words of the latest ministerial resignation, or as far as we know. or she agreed with him and isn't it time for reckless planning the cabinet. >> prime minister. >> as i said earlier what we are negotiating is a deal that will deliver on the vote but will ensure the proposals we put forward in the summer and able to see across borders, the free trade area of the european union and give parliament a lock on those rules. >> in 2017 ministers committed to provide the rolling stock proposed to my constituency by hs to come after a whole day of dealing and refusing to deliver
this commitment and ignoring ministers will the prime minister ensure that in the next week my constituents -- get what they were promised so they are able to comment from the draft environment -- >> prime minister -- >> i recognize the concern for constituents about this issue and would like to thank her for the hard work she has undertaken to campaign on this issue. i understand the transport secretary is aware of this and looking into it and i encourage my honorable friend to engage with the transport secretary on this matter to ensure constituents get what they were promised. >> marion fellow? >> post offices are closing in the hundreds and struggle to make a living and introduced by the government. the publicly owned post office is aiming for 100 million kinds
of profit by 2021. and postmaster declared by 107 million pounds since 2012. will the prime minister take action to save the post office network and intervene to ensure postmasters get a fair rate. >> obviously we have seen a change across the united kingdom and that happened with their behavior in relation to these matters but changed. the post office is making decisions they believe are right for local communities to us or services are there when needed. >> reductions in business rates will help small or medium-sized restaurants and town centers. will the prime minister commit to continue to work for fundamental reform with local business taxation so local
shops and businesses of all sorts can compete fairly with the online giant? >> i say to my honorable friend thank you for raising the fact that we are raising, changing business rates, bringing in those changes how local businesses, we are determined to help local businesses and that is why we are working to implement reforms to make this is a fairer and more effective but we are removing the so-called fair case tax, and the new check challenge appeal system and aiming to increase local share of business receipts to 75% in 2020, 2021. in relation to future taxation, continue to keep it under review. >> thank you, mister speaker. the brutal murder of a mother in my constituency shot in the back with a crossbow in front of her family four weeks before she was due to give birth to
her baby has shocked to the core people up and down our country. i know i speak for every member of the house in expressing our deepest condolences to the family and best wishes to the baby for a speedy recovery. given the weapons like the crossbow used to call my constituent are readily available for sale online and urge the prime minister to look urgently and seriously at expanding the offense of weapons bill so we can toughen the scope of the law governing the sale, possession and use of these deadly weapons. >> can i say to the honorable gentlemen he raised a terrible and tragic case in his constituency and the thought of the whole house will be with the victim's family and friends and our deepest condolences go to them following this terrible attack. crossbows are subject to strict
control but we keep legislation under review and we will consider the risk weapons poster public safety and whether further measures are needed and we will look at that in the context of legislation before the house. >> scotland invested millions in the railways in this country but when my constituents are suffering chronic overcrowding it is incumbent on network rails to deliver project online. to alleviate their overcrowding. >> can i say to my honorable friend he highlighted the fact we are delivering the biggest rail investment program since the victorian era, spending millions on our railways. we was spending 48 billion pounds renewing our railways. that will deliver fewer disruptions but he is right to say it is vital that network rail deliver their project on time.
i'm told northern stock is currently planned from june or july next year but my honorable friend has been campaigning on this issue and i encourage him to continue to do so. >> i am privileged to have two award-winning colleges in my constituency. however with no increase in funding since 2010 winston college cut levels in the syllabus and john rigby drastically reduced the court. does the premise to believe the chancellor, these are little extras or will she agreed, trying to raise the rate? >> if you look across what we have been doing in funding for education overall we have extra money funding. >> everybody says we invested nearly $7 billion this year to
make sure educational training place for every 16-19-year-old who wants one and technical education through the t level and condominium pounds a year for a rollout going into that. by 2020 the funding available for participation in further education is higher than at any time in england's history. >> mister speaker, thank you very much. will the primacy join me in paying tribute to my constituents who will be celebrating his 100th birthday next week and uniquely he has been ringing the bells for 87 years and we believe confidently he is the oldest bellringer in the world. >> prime minister? >> order, order. i want to hear about the bellringing situation. the prime minister.
>> thank you, mister speaker. can i say time honorable friend i'm happy to wish dennis a very happy 100th birthday and pay tribute to him for 87 years of bellringing. as my honorable friend says, a considerable significant record and i think the support, the work he has done, his commitment is inspiring. >> thank you, mister speaker. currently living in poverty, 42% increase in demand imposed on us in june, most from the toilet counsel who are refusing to be pending. is this compassionate conservatism? >> prime minister? >> introducing universal
credit, the benefits that we inherited from the labour party did not work. it left over 1 million people living on benefits, trapped in benefits up to a decade. we are ensuring people have more encouragement to get into the workplace and when they are in the workplace work always plays. we have seen very good figures and significant reduction in the number of children and workers households. >> mister clark. >> when we are in the middle of a swirl of rumors about the proposed deal with the european union and criticism from ferocious critics, one of the rumors is if the cabinet agrees to the deal this afternoon the government proposes to publish a paper setting out the details. will the prime minister give assurance that if and when the
deal is published a statement will be made to the house of commons when produced? it is this parliament which is going to have to decide what to do next. parliament only to be consulted after 24 hours of rumors and criticism to reestablish parliamentary sovereignty in obtaining a majority for some course of action in the future which is in the national interest? >> prime minister, can i say to my right honorable friend there are two stages in this process. the cabinet will be looking at draft agreements the negotiating team have produced and will consider and determine what the next step will d as my right honorable friend requests
and we will be looking at this in the national interest and as i said i will return to the house to explain the outcome of that. i will return the house -- but -- can i also say to my right honorable friend that there is then the issue in a final deal is agreed with european union and ensuring as we will proper analysis is available to members of the house to take place and briefings are available to members of this house on details of the proposal so members of this house are able to take their decision in light of understanding the details of the deal that has been raised. >> home of this document, the police federation and now even the home secretary say the government cuts to policing had
an impact on violent crime. we cannot see the violence like we thought two weeks ago, 5 fatal stabbing. how many times does the prime minister need to be told about the dire consequences before she gets off of releasing the resources they clearly need? >> i say to the honorable later we are all concerned with the attacks that have taken place in recent days in london and we are concerned about the issue of knife crime and a serious violence we have seen and we heard from her honorable friend the reference to the crossbow, killing an individual. he talks about police funding. we protected police funding since 2015. we are putting more money into the police, making more money available, we announced that.
it is also about ensuring the criminal justice system have the powers to deal with knife crime. if she's concerned about knife crime i suggest she ask the leader of the opposition why he voted against increasing the power to fight crime. >> mister iain duncan smith. >> mister speaker. i'm not going to ask about brexit. [years] >> save the bellringing for now. could i say i was enormously proud of my government for agreeing to lower the steak on betting terminals to 2 pounds because they cause endless harm, terrible damage to families and it was the right decision. since then there has been a hiatus about the date in which this would start. can i offer my right honorable friend, is that the reality that now the we put down an amendment that the government
will exceed and we will get this process started on 1 april next year? >> can i say to my right honorable friend i know he has campaigned on this issue with a passion because as he says the question of maximum terminals is one that will have an impact on the people as well as their families and loved ones and i recognize the strength of feeling on this issue and addiction can devastate lives. the priority is making sure this change delivers the results we want to see. we are listening to the concerns raised by our colleagues. my right honorable friend would have a little patience i could tell my right honorable friend the culture secretary without further details. >> mister campbell. >> the institute what was indicated by the year 202022 china will have risen from 30% to 37%. the government the treated
people like that is not worth it salt but this government never had any salt anyway. to be ashamed of itself? >> can i say to the honorable gentlemen what we have seen from this government, reducing a record low, we also have seen reference earlier, significant reduction in number of children in working households. when you look at the figures, 3 quarters of children taken out of poverty when their household moves from the workers how to do a household with work which is why the changes we are making to ensure our welfare system encourages people to work and make sure work pays are the right changes. >> thank you, mister speaker. the high commissioner, experienced trade commissioner told the international trade committee if your main bounty eu regulator system you will
not be able to have a significant global trade strategy. will my right honorable friend advise what to pay for the brexit deal? >> it is not what she refers to. we will be able to strike stray deals around the rest of the world and i'm pleased as i said earlier that a number of countries are not just exposing an interest in that but as we have seen two or three weeks ago countries like japan, vietnam and australia we should talk about joining the cpt pp, our ability of proposals we put forward to strike those trade deals around the world and we have an incentive trade policy. >> liz roberts. >> no secret labor is lackluster in demanding from the british government and brexit. i speak on behalf of wales. >> know you don't.
>> give me the opportunity for the withdrawal agreement and see for themselves the devastating effect leaving the european crisis will have on each of the developed nations. >> as i indicated in response to my right honorable friend, we will ensure information is available to members of this house and on the future relationship that is agreed with the european union. we will ensure briefings are available, documents are available and analysis is available so that when members of the house come to the meaningful vote on the deal they will have that information and cast their vote against that information. >> server roger gale. >> the point raised by my right honorable friend, as soon as practicable following the cabinet meeting this afternoon,
my right honorable -- my right honorable make available the details of the agreement so those who wish to do so can comment on basis of facts rather than ill-informed? >> prime minister? >> the cabinet is meeting to determine what the next steps are in relation to this issue. if this is a deal taken forward for further debate, negotiation with the european union, the intention to us or details are made public. >> doctor alan. >> thank you, mister speaker. if what is being reported is correct the prime minister is set on plowing through the brexit deal that will be bad for the economy, better jobs and bad for hard-working people up and down the country. of the prime minister believes she commends the will of the people will she put her brexit
deal to the people, through a general election, or failing that, a new referendum? >> prime minister? >> i say to the right honorable lady we are negotiating a deal that will be good for the economy of the united kingdom, a deal that will ensure we do have a good trading relationship with the european union is also strike independent trade deals around the rest of the world. on the issue of the second referendum there was a referendum in this country in 2016 but we asked the but his people if they wanted to remain in the eu or leave the european union, they voted to leave and that is what the government will deliver. >> an incredibly well attended -- could i invite my right honorable friend to lend her
support to the commonwealth office to talk to the german government, persuade them of the case on the merit of social justice and deliver a solution? >> can i say to my honorable friend, i thank him for the way he has championed this cause and it is significant that so many years after this policy and difficulties, we see people like himself and others having to campaign on this particular issue and i will look into what he says about the possibility of speaking to the german government on this issue. >> mike kane. >> bb sent years under for over a crime she didn't commit. since the high court chris the conviction she has been in hiding, this suggests she
applied for asylum in britain. does the primacy agree britain should be a beacon for human rights and those fleeing religious persecution? >> thank you to the honorable gentlemen for the safety and security of bb and her family we want to see a resolution of the situation. this is an issue for the government in pakistan. and providing a safe destination for her once the legal process is complete. i'm sure the house will understand given the sensitivity of this case it wouldn't be right to comment on the details of those proposals at this stage but we are in contact with partners to ensure long-term safety and interests. >> thank you, the prime
minister concerned we believe the common fisheries policy which is very welcome or still considerable concern within, can she give absolute assurance it will be for the uk in the uk alone to determine who fishes in our national waters? >> i reassure my honorable friend we will be an independent coastal state and the uk negotiating on the uk's behalf. >> the prime minister will be calling 1965 there was an agreement for northern ireland and the republic to fish in each other at 6 mile waters, 20 years ago the irish public reneged on that. we claim the moral high ground, all the irish fishermen come into northern ireland to the republic. would she speak up sometime to northern ireland fishermen, not that she has to deport the
irish? >> consistently throughout these negotiations one of the issues i had at the forefront of my thinking has been the people of northern ireland, she raises a specific issue about fishing. i will look at the issue she referred to. we will be an independent coastal state as i said in response to my honorable friend in the united kingdom negotiating on behalf of the uk for access to uk fishing waters but the people of northern ireland are at the forefront of our concern in relation to the deal. >> the prime minister is to be commended for the race disparity on it which shows among other fact that traveler children have the worst educational health and employment outcomes of any group. given the acute distress caused many residents by this policy and the review of this area
across the house, with the promised are point a senior cabinet minister to undertake a complete review of this area so we can have better outcomes for all of our constituents. >> my honorable friend raises an issue that is concern for many across the uk in terms of what they say in their own constituency. also a concern about the impact on the educational attainment of children. we published a consultation in april and we will respond on that but we are committed to strengthening the authority of local counsel and the police's power to address these problems and to ensure fair play and we take this issue seriously and we are consuming the response we can give to the consultation. >> can the prime minister confirm her deal will leave the united kingdom a rule taker, not a rule maker? in other words a matter of
state? is this the best way to get herself out of this mess she and her colleagues caused by allowing the people a vote? >> prime minister? >> i say to the right honorable gentlemen i have given him the same answer to this question on a number of occasions. this parliament gave the british people the vote on whether or not to stay in the european union in 2016. the press people voted. they voted to leave and this