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now about the same size of the baby boomers. i am looking forward to the rest of the convention. announcer: on the >> the british house of commons is in summer recess through august. we take a look back at some of the major events that took place in parliament in the last few months including the uk's decision to leave the european union and the resignation of prime minister david cameron. courtesy of bbc parliament, this is an hour. ♪ prime minister cameron: i will do everything i can't as prime minister to steady the ship over the coming weeks and months but i do not think it would be right to steer ourtain country to the next destination.
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>> the morning after the night before. in a major upset for the political establishment, the eu victory fornded in the leave campaign carried it was a humiliation for david cameron. it was not meant to be like this. 30 months before, david cameron had been triumphant, winning a general election outright against the odds. one month before, the queen had come to parliament in the time honored pattern to set out the government. the conservative government, barely in its stride. >> the legislation will be introduced to prevent radicalization.
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our government will continue to work to offer services seven days of the week. for a british bill of rights. in england, further problems will be devolved. my government will hold a referendum on membership in the european union. the first there from minutes of parliament. james joins us now in the studio. thinke 18th, how do you prime minister cameron saw the script continuing at that point? >> there was a huge sense of expectation. the referendum was about to happen. the queens speech was a holding pattern. one or two nods to his legacy issues. those kinds of issues that in his head, he would have a few
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years to work on. he was in that mode. people in westminster and beyond clearly thought the referendum would be close but most thought end.n would net it in the he had one referendums in the past and he could do it again. he is famously known as the essay crisis prime minister. blocking victory from defeat in the last moment and that was the general expectation at the time. the referendum campaign had been slowly climbing up the nations agenda. the campaign groups had been formed for the leave and remain sides. new catchword for those that won it to leave the eu. the remain side never found
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anything to match it. dependent on us remaining in europe. >> that is when david cameron began to tour the country. meanwhile in parliament, the former london mayor boris johnson was highlighting to a committee session his distaste for what he saw as interfering rules from the european union. >> one of the rules, the ludicrous rules that you cite to come it says you cannot recycle a teabag and that children under eight cannot blow up balloons. adult supervision is required in the case of the use of balloons by children under age. i have to say that in my household, it is only children under eight that use balloons. i do think it is absolutely
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ludicrous to have this kind of prescription. >> at the european level -- children under 810 suffocate. it is not requiring orford been -- requiring that it be placed on the packaging. >> chancellor george osborne and .is team made their claim house values would tumble. holidays would cost more. be anerage family would numberhingly specific --
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of pounds less off. were they exaggerated at the treasury committee? >> interest rates going up. house prices going to slump. i just wonder if you are strengthening or weakening your argument by going in for all of this stuff. >> i completely reject all that you have said because the impact on the economy has been supported by the bank of england, the director of the imf. said thecampaigners regime was being used against them. i think you will find you cannot keep up that website. we will look at our legal advice. >> expect a letter for action.
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moving on -- the trade union -- taking down the website -- vers stepped up their campaign. dominic cummings, a behind the scenes figure. -- the leavefigure campaign is setting up their analysis. what will you be publishing? about sorts of analysis international trade and how we think this will improve. >> do you not think leaving
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on companies risk like hitachi? if remainders were keeping the debate on economic gloom, leave campaigners were concentrating on immigration and the huge issue of free movement of labor within the eu area. the arguments were emerging about p.m. qs. and get the propaganda sheets sent out maintains that we control our borders. is the sheet untrue? the truth is this -- economic migrants that come to the economic -- the european union do not have the right to come to the u.k. this is classic of the scare stories that we get. one other moment is worth
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recalling. >> if the british people vote to leave the european union, will the prime minister remain in office? >> yes. >> not exit lackland -- not exactly born out by events. the comments held their own eu debate. who governs us. if we get this wrong, we will not be able to organize and establish a democracy in this country which is what the people thought and died for twice. feared a leave victory. >> the pound will plunge. inflation will go up. we will be caught in an economic whirlwind. it is a scandalous position to take. >> there are no economic
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benefits. are calling for the u.k. to leave. i say, let us throw them a lifeline. >> it is typical to see how even the most upbeat brexiteer cannot see that we could experience months of job destroying uncertainty taking this country back to the dark days of 2008. i never want to go there again. after thatn 24 hours debate, the referendum campaign came to a shuddering halt. with reports of the stabbing and shooting involving the mp joe coxe. according to the press association -- was the first member of parliament to be murdered since the assassination of a
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conservative at the hands of the ira in 1990. the public was shocked. -- brutal killing of an mp how it could possibly happen. if you did -- a 52-year-old man was charged in her murder. the campaign stopped for three days. parliament returned for a referendum break. her seat was empty save for two roses. a minute of silence was observed for the murdered mp. today ingues, we meet heartbreaking sadness but also in heartfelt solidarity. in such awful outrage ands is an a tragedy. >> her community and the whole country have been united in grief.
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wellnited in rejecting the of hatred that killed her. we need mr. speaker, a kind a kinder and gentler politics. we all have a responsibility in this house and respond -- and beyond, not to whip up hatred and division. in 2006.t met joe she was doing what she was so brilliant at. working in a dangerous part of the world fighting for the lives of refugees. >> not long after she had her son, she came to give me a briefing. the baby came also. she literally did not stop kissing him through the meeting. one will replace her. >> i like to think it was the deep strong roots in her community that enabled her to
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grasp the world with so much love. of joe. in awe she was fit, beautiful, passionate -- i cannot ever recall seeing her sad or without hope. she once told me in oxfam that she did not do touchy-feely and i was being too emotional. and we needed to get on with that. sort out the to campaign we were working on. >> the public wondered at the shock of the mps murder. the referendum campaign ended its final days. there was one big tv event to come. at london's wembley arena. the leave and read -- the leave and remain campaigns fought it out.
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leave, and take back control, i believe this thursday could be our country's independence day. day, the 23rd of june was marked by flash flooding and torrential rain. important of the drama --a portent of the drama to come. in, political editor noticed something about the voting trends in one of the places likely to declare early, summerlin. >> we expect to be for leave. it might be very clearly for leave. >> the first indications were confirmed. night's story was going one way.
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goodness, don't anyone go to bed yet. >> a lot of traders who thought remain had a good night are now selling out sterling as quickly as they camp. >> we have had many more places where leave is doing better than expected. that is very good for leave. they are winning in a place where remained was expected to win. >> i have to face the winibility that leave will this referendum and britain will leave the european union. >> we have to face up to the fact that large parts of the country are turning away from both of the main parties. >> you can see southeast, northwest, yorkshire, east of england, and wales all going towards leave.
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>> the man who devoted years of his life was triumphant. >> this will be a victory for real people. a victory for ordinary people. >> the game was up for the remain camp. victory lay with leave. the british people have spoken and the answer is, they are out. >> for many, it was a been using moment. the sense of bewilderment was only added to outside of 10 downing street. clear about my belief that britain is stronger, safer, and better off inside the european union. but the british people have made a very clear decision to take a different path. as touch, i think the country requires fresh leadership to take it in this direction. i will do everything i can as prime minister to steady the
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ship over the coming weeks and months. but i do not think it would be right for me to try to be the captain that steers our country to its next destination. >> david cameron with the dramatic resignation announcement. james landau is with me again. how much of a thunderbolt was it? >> it was a huge shock. there had always been some doubt. time saidron at the -- i genuinely do not know which way this will go. there was a realization that it would be tight. they still thought they would win. to lose and to lose as convincingly as they did was a huge shock to the government. this was not how the script was supposed to go. >> the conventional wisdom of referendums is at the government calls them when they think they can win them. and the floating voters always swing in behind the status quo.
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forced david cameron was to call this referendum some time ago, well before the last general election. so to sealed to do off the threat from you cap and to serve his party unity. had he not promised this referendum, many believe the tories would have divided and they would've been less likely to win the election. in terms of those floating voters and most people tend to swing to the status quo. most referendums but not european union referendums. if you look at other, referendums, towards the end there has always been a swing towards the euro skeptic cause. >> did david cameron have any option at all not to have this referendum? >> it would have been very
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difficult for him. this is one of those issues that politics forritish years. at some point, the british people had to be given a chance to express their own views in a fundamental and binding way. its was the moment that happened. it would have been difficult for david cameron not to do it. -- haveople said that the referendum but he could have campaigned in a different way. looked very somber. was he a sad man on the 24th of june? >> regretful. this is not how he wanted to go. he was being forced out of 10 downing street with a lack of the -- with a lack of decorum. this is the way british democracy works. he took the view that he had not
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gotten the confidence of the people and he had to go quicker than expected. he told me before the election that he wanted to serve a full second term. it was not to be. >> we will talk again. both sides spent the weekend after the results recovering from the shock of the leave victory. the commons regrouped monday afternoon. >> it was not the result that i wanted nor the outcome i believe is best for the country i love that there can be no doubt about the result. leaving the eu is not the path i recommend it, i and the first to praise the incredible strength of our country. i believe we, should hold fast to a vision of betain that wants to respected abroad, tolerant at home, engaged in the world, and engaged with our international partners. >> jeremy corbyn criticized the
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way the referendum was fought. >> half-truths were told. speakers spent the weekend distancing themselves from. >> in scotland mr. speaker, we voted to remain because we are a european nation. us that weatters to live in an outward looking country. not a diminished britain. in scotland, we are being told from westminster, that despite the majority against leave, we are going to have to do what we are told. >> the voters of the united kingdom have demonstrated the value of the great principle -- the principle of democracy for which people fought and died. i can accept defeat but i will
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not give up. i have not my beliefs. >> leaving aside the constitutional turmoil, the damage to the economy and the uncertainty that hangs over britain's place in the world, the leaders of the brexit wheregn have an agenda some people believe it is open season for racism. could i ask him also to say today -- condemn their he clearly those people who are almost implying that people all over this country that voted to leave the european union are somehow closet racists. >> with the prime minister agree the first accept that part of that is that everyone has to accept the results of the referendum. >> the mood in the lords was far from conciliatory.
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that there would be no bad thing if the campaigning organizations on both sides, should shut up. >> i am profoundly saddened by the results. >> whatever the result of this referendum, and our decision to leave the european union -- this country has not given up its values. we are still the united kingdom. our values remain exactly as they were. morning, i woke with a song in my heart. -- he has put down the mighty
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from his seat. a few days later came the verdict of the archbishop of canterbury. >> the course of the campaign was both robust as it should be on such great issues but at both sides were not just robust but unacceptable. through those comments were in the politeness and tolerance of our society through which since the referendum we have seen an outpouring of poison and hatred that i cannot remember in this country for many years. >> how about this verdict from a former cabinet secretary -- >> i do not remember us an unholy mess as we are in now perhaps --
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it is an existential and a political crisis. david cameron argued that matters were out of his hands. >> we know that many millions of people in this country felt they were deceived by the exaggerations and lies in the campaigns of both parties and they now feel themselves cheated by that result in millions of people have protested. right that we look again at the possibility of a second referendum in the -- ainty that >> it was not just in the comments that there was a call for a second referendum. must beritish people given a chance to vote on the deal. >> dear god, wasn't one of enough? >> soon after that, it was confirmed that the parliamentary
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debate would be held on the issue of his second eu referendum in early september. uniquely, there was turmoil in both the conservatives and the labour party. supportrent halfhearted for the remain campaign by the labor leader jeremy corbyn led to the extraordinary spectacle of a motion of no confidence in his leadership being passed by his mps and then a deliberate series of resignations by the majority of his front bench team. it was all resigned to force the labor leader out. resign.refused to >> the prime minister has two months left. leave a one nation legacy and will that one nation
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the scrapping of the cancellation of the cuts of the universal credit? >> i have to say that he talks about job insecurity and my two months to go. it might be in my parties interest for him to sit there. for heavens sake man, go. cameron stepped up the mockery as he welcomed the mp. she may be in the shadow cabinet by the end of the day. conservatives could not afford to gloat too much. they had their own leadership difficulties. candidates came forward as potential candidates. i think i young the best
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person to be prime minister. johnson would seek the top job. knifedohnson was politically by the justice minister. what he did not have is the capacity to build and lead the team. >> the loss of support from a former ally -- led to the shocking withdrawal from the contest to be leader of the conservative party. >> in view of the circumstances in parliament, i have concluded that person cannot be me. >> boris supporters were despond it. it left just one leave campaigner in the leadership contest, andrea. everyone expected a nine week
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battle between her and theresa may. and then came her interview in the newspaper and one more twist. >> i am withdrawing from the leadership election. may.ich left theresa 54th primethe minister without a contest. without a word of understatement, a huge amount of fallout from the eu referendum result. james landau is with me once again. there wasious that not any celebration for the leave. in fact, some of the key leaders left. they did not seize the initiative at all. remember, some members of the leave campaign did not think they were going to win. especially those that thought
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they had a chance for leadership. they thought they were establishing positions for themselves. we have actually got to deal with this now. one of the great criticisms made of the leave campaign was that they said -- we should leave the european union but they were not clear about what would happen next. what kind of relationship would the u.k. forage with other countries outside of the european union. they celebrated that they won the campaign but instantly, it turned into a battle about who is going to lead the party. the leadership campaign got underway. overtook any president what it means for britain. extraordinary that there should be two parallel -- of
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leadership. >> both were forced by the results. david cameron and announced his resignation because of his defeat. and also, jeremy corbyn's perceived lack of enthusiasm for the remain campaign was one of the triggers that convinced his opponents within the parliamentary party that they had to get rid of him and they had to act. here was a moment with a had a pretext or a reason -- to the labour party, we will be in favor of leaving the eu. this is why we cannot carry on with him as leader. he is one of the factors that many labor voters did not come out to support the remain campaign. that triggered the labor leadership contest. years ago, tony blair
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left the job in a grand style with applause wringing out from all sides in the comments. appealed toiously david cameron. he had to bring to a close his tenure. his 182ndf july saw and final p.m. qs. >> i had meetings this morning. other than one meeting this afternoon with her majesty the income the rest of my day is remarkably light. fivehave been watching prime ministers. i have seen him achieving mastery of that dispatch box. unparalleled in my time. >> this session does have some admirers. i met mayor bloomberg in new york. everyone knew mike bloomberg.
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no one had a clue who i was until someone said -- cameron. we love your show. mr. speaker, it is only right that after six years of prime minister, that we thank him for his service. i have often disagreed with him. >> jeremy corbyn praised recent remarks by theresa may. >> isn't she right that too many people feel their economy has been destroyed because the industry has gone. there are levels of high unemployment and a deep sense of malaise. we have gotten on with it. we have had resignation, competition, and coronation. they have not even decided what the rules are.
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if they ever got into politics, it would take them a year to figure out who was going to sit where. the home secretary said many people find themselves exploited by unscrupulous bosses. let me say something regarding the democratic process of leadership election. agod say a couple of weeks that i was beginning to admire his tenacity. he reminds me of the black night in monty python's holy grail. he has been kicked so many
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times, but keep going it is only a flesh wound. no doubt, he will have some plans for a slightly more relaxing wednesday. nevertheless, he will still be an active participant in this house as he faces a large number of problems over the next few years. as no two people know what brexit means at the moment, we need his advice and is a friendship as ever we had. i will watch these exchanges from the back benches. i will miss the roar of the crowd. i will miss the barbs from the opposition. but i will be willing you on. i mean willing all of you on. people come here with huge passion for the issues they care about.
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they come here with great love for the constituencies that they represent. and willing on this place. we can be pretty tough and test our leaders. that is something that we should be proud of and we should keep at it. i will will you on as you do. the last thing i would say is that you can achieve a lot of things and politics. done.n get a lot of angst in the end, the public interest is what it is all about. nothing is impossible if you put your mind to it. [applause]
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>> with that ovation, david cameron returned for the final time to downing street. reemerging a few hours later with family to say a few words to the waiting media, posing with his family on the downing street steps for the final photographs before making a car journey to buckingham palace to tender his formal resignation to his majesty the queen. he had been prime minister for six years and two months. madets later, theresa may her way to buckingham palace where she was invited to form her administration. returning from the palace, she spoke for the first time as prime minister. >> her majesty the queen has asked me to form a new government and i accepted.
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we are entering an important moment in our country's history. following the referendum, we face a time of great national change. replacing david cameron as britain's prime minister. james lando here once again. record thestory record of prime minister david cameron? >> along with her exit. that will be the word that hangs around him forever. he will be the prime minister that allowed the referendum and lost it and as a result, the united kingdom left the european union. however it pans out in the future, that is something that happened on his watch. paragraph will say -- here is a man that made the conservative party unelectable again and brought the conservative party together and partially won one of election and then against the odds won a second election.
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he was a man that was very good at being prime minister. he was good at doing the prime ministerial thing whether it was giving statements on grave and negotiating. he looked the part on the world stage. he did introduce some reforms. people will look at some of the education reforms he brought in, the development of that whole agenda. .here will be those bits they will linger in the body politic. though to --e back this is the man that on his watch saw the united kingdom leave the european union. >> 30 years have passed since
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this happened. the invasion of iraq by u.s. and u.k. forces to destroy the regime of saddam hussein. the arguments have raged ever since into the rights and wrongs of the war in iraq. the report had long been anticipated. it was 12 volumes. although its findings were strong, it did not have the huge impact originally envisioned. there had been a rush to war without peaceful options looked at and there had been too little planning for the postinvasion timeframe. mps responded to the inquiry report. the decision to invade iraq of flawed the basis intelligence has had a
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far-reaching impact on us all. it led to a fundamental break down in trust in politics and in our institutions of government. the tragedy is that while the governing class got itself horrifically wrong, many of our people got it right. >> the lack of planning has been todenced since in relation afghanistan, libya, syria, and most recently with absolutely no plan whatsoever in regards to brexit. the then prime minister must take full responsibility for encouraging this house to take the decision that it did with disastrous consequences and destabilizing the world. husseinorrors of saddam were clearly documented. i think we were right to take part in that invasion. >> the ministry of defense
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including the chiefs of staff were not delivering the advice the government needed. we had succumbed to a form of group think. >> whatever we think about the judgment made, we should ignore knowledge that the bond of trust between the government and the by thehas been damaged decision that was taken in 2003. we now have an absolute need to put that right for the future. >> in the lords, opinions differed about tony blair. >> i have never believed that he and io the british people accept that he was sincere in believing that military action to remove saddam hussein was necessary as a last resort. >> to coin his own phrase, it is right that tony blair should feel the hand of history on his shoulder. >> if i was back in the same
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place, he said, with the same information, i would take the same decision. standt is left to unchallenged, chillicothe will have failed. let us be clear about that. >> those of us that have put inret intelligence front of us, it is tremendously seductive. you want to believe it. you feel you are extremely privileged to have access to this information. there may be a few other considerations that one needs to take into account. >> when theresa may selected her lined up of ministers, the changes were expensive and bold. not to say brutal. after 24 hours of comings and goings, virtually every job in was in new hands. a new chancellor.
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a new home secretary, justice secretary. there was newness everywhere. wereof the issues long-standing ones like the big decision on whether to go ahead with a 31 ilya and probe -- 31 million pound program -- >> i call the prime minister. speaker, there is no greater responsibility as prime minister then ensuring the safety and security of our people. that is why i have made it my first duty to move today's motion so we can get on with the job of renewing an essential part of our security for generations to come. weaponsing our nuclear is so vital to our security. does she really think the world will be a safer place?
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our nuclear weapons are driving proliferation. not the opposite. >> i don't accept that at all. i have to say that that late the honorable lady and some members of the labour party seem to be the first to defend the country's enemies and the last to accept -- >> can we cut to the chase? authorize ared to nuclear strike? yes. the whole to say point of a deterrent is that our enemies know that we will be prepared. and like some suggestions that we could have a nuclear deterrent but be unwilling to use it -- >> jeremy corbyn welcomed the new prime minister. >> i wish her well in that new position.
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we are on these benches, despite our differences, have always argued for the aim of a nuclear free world. we might differ on how it will be achieved but we are united in our commitment to that end. favored overwhelmingly in of a nuclear deterrent. >> we are to review our policy. >> the priority of this -- is to spend billions of pounds on nuclear weapons that we do not want, do not need, and could never use. >> in the end, the comments renewed the tridents system.
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60% of labour mps supported renewal. going against the views of their leader, your record and and underlining the deep split in labor's ranks. strong start for theresa may. she was in her place for her first prime minister question time as prime minister. interest was considerable. >> questions for the prime minister. speaker, i am sure that the whole house will wish to join me in welcoming today's employment figures which shows employment at another record high. >> her government is already missing its numbers. six years of government austerity has failed. the long-term economic plan is clearly dead. is there a new one? economica long-term
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plan. it has delivered record numbers. he talks about austerity. i call it -- living within our means. he talks about austerity. actually, it is about not saddling our children and grandchildren with debt. speech, she also addressed insecure workers. saying you have a job but you do not always have job security. issue proposing to scrap the employment tribunal fees? that would help to give greater job security. the situation of some workers who might have some job insecurity and potential he unscrupulous boxes -- bosses.
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i suspect that there are many that might be familiar with and unscrupulous boss. a boss that does not listen to his workers. some of hisquires workers to double their workload. , who exploits the rules to further his own career. him of anybody? >> theresa may doing her first prime minister's questions. james landau is with me once again. a remarkable clear out of officials by theresa may stamping her own authority and making it clear that she will not be cameron 2.0. >> she has made a clear statement that the cameron era is over. think that was a
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sensible decision. it is difficult because you store up a lot of unhappiness on the back benches. will be there watching everything she does and they will hold her to her words that she uttered on downing street. helping the poor. all of this moderate and centrist positioning. the cameron team on the back benches will hold her to that. does not deliver, they will pick her up on . that is the risk she was always going to take but she made it very clear, a strategic decision. you cannot lose cameron and keep osborne. she took the view -- team camera
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and had to go and she was quite ruthless. much of the top and the bottom of the government. >> what is it going to be like for british ministers when they negotiate the whole british withdrawal from the european union and they negotiate that with their counterparts in europe? >> it will be very hard indeed. for a start, we are not used to this process. willn't know how it operate. it is down to the nitty-gritty. if we leave the european union, what of the regulations that will have to apply to our farmers over the way they milk house, over the way they sprayed their crops with various chemicals. what protections do we the u.k. government reinstate? what about subsidies for farmers? do we repeat the same amount?
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that is just one small thing. you think about all of the regulations for businesses. hugely technical. of eunds and thousands regulations will have to be looked at and want over and the british government and the civil service will wonder if we should keep it, amended, or digit entirely. that is a process that will take years. >> thank you for joining us. parliament, committees have had a lively turn shining lights in dark places. mike ashley is the man at the top. sportsalleged that direct employee -- forced many of its employees to work in a harsh regime. mr. ashley initially refused to come to westminster that he finally did come. the businessmen argued that
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sports direct had become too big to manage. it is like starting with a tiny little inflatable. and then next, you are an oil tanker. if there is a problem on the tanker, you are still responsible. once the organization grew, why is it so difficult? >> they are not being fair. you are trying to twist what i am saying and that is not fair. that is what i fear coming to things like this. you are trying to put words in my mouth. i am telling you that it was physically impossible in the to work with that
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amount of people. you have to accept that the growth was a phenomena that none of us could have allowed for. i have to accept that sports direct has made some mistakes. we have to look to the future. i invite you to come at any time. i will come back if you want me to. it is impossible for me to get everything done. --the businessmen vhsnessman was asked about -- bhs. >> mr. ashley, thank you for
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your time. that is why i am not city trained. i just am that person. you asked me something and i blurt out the answer. >> eight days after that surfrmance by mike ashley, had alsoe former owner been reluctant to go through a west and stir into irrigation. why in 2015 had sir philip sold bhs? to a man that had been declared bankrupt at least twice. unfortunately, there seems to
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be a lot of people that accepted this guy at face value. accountants, lawyers. were prepared to write letters. sadly, it was the wrong moment. >> on to the idea of selling bhs to sports direct. to stop theothing deal. >> let me ask a sensible question. basis would ile want to stop selling -- what i want to stop someone from buying it?
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that is really rude. i find it really rude. >> i do apologize. >> this is a sad way to end. i think it is out of order. here is a business. i have a bona fide offer. i am trying to block it -- that is laughable. you only an apology. i sat here for six hours. i have not been rude to you. >> sir philip green. politics is not what it used to be.
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the country has a female prime minister for the second time and eight members of the cabinet are women. three of the political parties in scotland are led by women. northern ireland is led by a woman and so is wales. male election victories are newsworthy event. the next speaker, was a man. the former cabinet minister, norman fowler. >> i would like to thank the for therry sincerely exceptional support they have given me and to say that i will do my utmost to live up to this trust. this is a parliamentary first. the first time a man has been to the role of non-speaker. reflecting on an unlikely glass ceiling being smashed.
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parliament is now increases after your a busy and momentous term. they are scheduled to return to westminster on monday, september the fifth. they will be debating the issues resulting from brexit. interesting times are ahead. . for now, goodbye. ♪ >> here on c-span, washington journal is next. after that, terry mcauliffe talks about the 2016 presidential race on newsmakers. later, a look back at the republican national convention includedand that speeches from donald trump, his family, and several alleged did officials. on today's washington journal, we will get the latest on the 2016 presidential race with jim barnes.
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an officer from the wilson center will talk about the supposed hacking of dnc e-mails by brescia. -- by russia. host: it's 100 days till election day on this sunday, july 31, 2016. welcome to "washington journal." we'll start the program asking you about an area of policy where we've heard some specificity, definitely from the democrats and also from donald trump in a news conference this week, about the federal minimum wage. should it be raised? currently the federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. asking you if it should be raised, and we're doing it this way, breaking apart our phone lines for minimum wage earners, 202-748-8000. bu