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would also help me figure out what points i wanted to say about it and how to form my outline for my piece. >> i don't think i took a very methodical approach to this process which, i mean, you could if you wanted but i think with the piece as dense as this i would say it's really just the process of reworking and reworking so as i was trying to come up with what my theme was. i was going research at the same time and copping up with more ideas for what i could film and i'd come up with an idea and say "that would be a great shot" then i would think about that and that would give me an idea to focus on and do research about that. so the whole process was building on other things and scratching what doesn't work and you keep going until you finally get what is the finished product. >> this year's theme? your message to washington, d.c. tell us, what is the most urgent issue for the new president and congress to address in 2017? our competition is open to all middle school or high school students grades six through 12
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with $100,000 awarded in cash prizes. students can work alone or in a group of up to three to produce a five to seven-minute documentary on the issues selected, include c-span programming and explore opposing opinions. the $100,000 in cash prizes will be ashorted and shared between 150 students and 53 teachers and the grand prize will go to the student or team with the best overall entry. this year's deadline is january 20, 2017, so mark your calendars and help us spread the word to student filmmakers. for more information, go to our web site, we had hoped to bring you this next event live but we're having some signal problems, state and federal correctional education administrators are speaking on best practices to serve the education and training needs of inmates. we will record it and try to bring it to you later in our programming. we now return to our regular
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programming here on c-span 3. >> c-span, where history unfolds daily in 1979, c-span was created as a public service by america's table television companies and is brought to you today by your cable or satellite provider. a new poll in two battleground state, nevada and new hampshire put together by the marist institute and nbc news and joining us is the director lee miringoff, thank you for being with us. >> my pleasure. >> let's talk about new hampshire, the presidential race, where's hillary clinton? where's donald trump? this is a key state for both candidates. >> yes and although it only has four electoral votes the baht -- bottom line is if this is a close election this may end up counting. what we see in our latest poll it was a tossup, clinton had a two-point edge in our previous poll.
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right now she's got a nine-point lead and there's several factors contributing to that, not the least of which is a 33-point gender gap. she's carrying women by 25. she's carrying men by eight. so there's a huge wide gender gap and she's getting more republicans than he's getting democrat democrats so the republican party is less unified in new hampshire around trump than we're seeing in other states where he does better. so right now it's working clinton's way in the granite state. >> new hampshire, of course, was key to donald trump winning the first in the nation republican primary earlier this year. are the problems he's facing nationally a microcosm of what's happening in new hampshire? an inability to expand his base? >> i think that's part of it. new hampshire, of course, has as you know a very independent strain to it in terms of voters
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and right now hillary clinton is not only getting more democrats than he's getting republicans but also she has a seven-point advantage among unaffiliated independent voters. so the lead she has right now of seven points is a good lead for her. there's a lot of national polls, some are better, some are worse. when push comes to shove we're talking electoral votes, if she can have these four, that's one of the state she is needs to put together to ensure he does not get to 270 she may get it without new hampshire but it serves as a blocking against trump. there's a major difference also in terms of favorability ratings and we heard both clinton and trump unpopular. when you look at new hampshire numbers, clinton has a 42% favorability and only a 45% negative so she's pretty even.
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donald trump has only 29% people likely voters say that they are -- view him positively, 68% view him negatively. this is rough terrain for trump right now. >> lee miringoff, maggie hassan is challenging kelly ayotte and your polling showing this is too close to call. >> it's been getting a lot of attention and it will continue right up until election day. it's a one-point difference, makes it a tossup. what's interesting about this is kelly ayotte is running 12 points ahead of what donald trump is getting in this state. so she's been able to separate from the donald trump numbers to what she needs and she's competitive. 48% for her is much better than the 36% he's getting so it's a close race so clearly the
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control of the u.s. senate goes through new hampshire and how this race ends up will be critical. >> another battleground state you've been polling in, nevada. your poll indicates it's tied up. >> yeah. our this poll hasn't moved. when we look at these numbers, it's almost some of the things we're saying about new hampshire, just the opposite in nevada. here the independents, instead of clinton having a seven-point lead among independents as she does in new hampshire, here trump has a six-point lead among independents and trump is getting more democrats than she's getting republicans so it's just the opposite, although the gender gap at 26 points is still very, very wide. so this is a state that's got a lot of things going on in it in terms of demographic changes, in terms of voters.
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trump does better in states that have more non-college white voters and not to get too demographic and start carving people up into categories but this is a state where many white voters are not college educated and therefore it's a group he is running up a lead of 19 points among. so that's very strong for him and it offset what is she's doing among latino voters. >> gary johnson, the libertarian party nominee, a western governor from new mexico. how is he resonating in nevada? >> he's right now getting 10% and so he becomes a factor in all this and i must say about the so-called minor party candidates, pollsters do it two ways, sometimes they offer the names and sometimes they don't. if you offer the names as we did in that particular case the candidates tend to get more than they will when you just don't and somebody has to volunteer
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the choice. so ten may be his feeling but in the race that's 43-43, anything he geets i he's getting, should that go to one of the other candidates, could tip the vote that way. >> nevada an open seat with the retirement of harry reid. you've been polling in that race as well. both parties eyeing nevada to pick up that seat for republicans and keep it for the democrats. >> and right now congressman heck is up seven points and that's -- as we were talking about in new hampshire, he's also running ahead of donald trump. he's running six points ahead of donald trump and seven points ahead of his opponent. it's interesting. clark county where a lot of the votes in nevada come from and that's a very democratic area typically. if this is a close state for president as it is right now they'll be looking at the vote from clark county. his congressional seat is in clark county so as a republican
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he's really in an area where he is siphoning off some potential votes that might have gone to the democrat so this is an interesting dynamic. it's close enough that it could go either way but the advantage right now is that senator reid's seat may end up going to a republican and wouldn't that be ironic if that was the deciding seat? >> lee miringoff, director of the marist institute of public opinion out with the latest marist poll and the "wall street journal." thank you for your time. >> hey, my pleasure. >> our children they look up to us -- what we value, how we treat others and now they're looking to see what kind of leaders we choose, who we'll entrust our country and their future too. will it be the one respected around the world or the one who frightens our allies and emboldens our enemies? the one with the deep understanding of the challenges we face or the one who is
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in austin. >> the memories i have of my impressions at that time were that this group of people were going and they knew they were going to die but they went or there were there. crockett went, but there was something very noble and very romantic. i've learned that it wasn't quite as black and white as -- and that's one of the things i think would be good in this day and age that, you know, we put it into context. >> then sundayee evening at 6:00, on american artifacts. >> macarthur is up front, you also notice he's not wearing a weapon. he would lead attacks carrying nothing but that riding crop you see in his left hand. and people looked that the and said hey, if the colonel -- and later the brigadier -- can take it, well, i can take it, too. >> we visit the macarthur memorial in norfolk, virginia, to learn about the early life of
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>> the prime minister. >> with permission, mr. speaker, i would like to make a statement on my first european council last week. i went to this council with a clear message from my 27 european counterparts. the uk is leaving the eu but we are not leaving europe. and we are not turning our backs on our friends and allies, for as long as we are members of the eu we will continue to play a full and active role. and after we leave we will be a confident outward-looking country, enthusiastic about trading freely with our european neighbors and cooperating on our shared security interests, including law enforcement and counterterrorism work. that is the right approach for britain to take and it was in this spirit that we were able to make a significant contribution at this council on ensuring robust european skans in the face of russia aggression, on addressing the root causes of
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mass migration and on championing free trade around the world. let me say a word about each. mr. speaker, russia's indiscriminate bombing of civilians in aleppo and the atrocities we have seen elsewhere in syria are utterly horrific. it is vital we keep up the pressure on russia and the syrian regime to stop it's appalling actions and to create the space for a genuine political transition in syria. it was the uk that put this issue on the agenda for the council. my right honorable friend the foreign secretary made the case for a robust response at the foreign affairs council last monday and i spoke personally to chancellor merkel and put us tu. the council condemned the attacks, called for an immediate cessation of hostilities and demanded those responsible for breaches of international humanitarian law and humanitarian rights be held accountable. and we need to go further which
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is why we agreed that if current atrocities continue, the eu will consider all available options. we also agreed everything should be done to bring in humanitarian aid to the civilian population. on friday in geneva, the uk secured an extraordinary session of the u.n. human rights council to press for a cease-fire to enable humanitarian access to aleppo. there are millions of innocent civilians trapped there and in other besieged locations across syria in desperate need of food, health isser and health care. the u.n. is already the second largest bilateral humanitarian donor to this crisis and if we can injury the access we need to aleppo, we plan to accelerate 23 million pounds of aid for the u.n. to distribute on the ground to help the most vulnerable in the hardest-reached parts of syria. >> the home secretary will be
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giving a statement oncale lay shortly. i confirmed the uk will continue to provide practical support to our european partners, including through our naval presence in the aegean and mediterranean and as part of that effort, hms "echo" will take over from hms "enterprise" in the central mediterranean early next year. but i also reiterated the case i made last month at the united nations for a global approach to migration based on three fundamental principles. first ensuring refugees claim asylum in the first safe country they reach. second improving the way we would distinguish between refugees and economic migrants. and third developing a better overall approach to managing economic migration which rises that all countries have the right to control their borders and all countries must commit to accepting the return of their own nationals when they have no right to remain elsewhere.
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the council agreed to do more to hurricane nico return migrants who have no right to stay in european countries. i'm determined as we leave the eu britain will be the most passionate, consistent and convincing advocate of free trade anywhere in the world. so as we look beyond our continent, we will seize the opportunities of brexit to forge an ambitious and optimistic new role for britain in the world and as part of this i have been clear the uk is already discussing trading relationships with third countries. as i made clear to the other states last week, this will not undermine the eu's trade agenda. it's not even a competition with it and for as long as we remain a member of the eu we will continue to back the eu's free
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trade negotiations mr. speaker, i share everyone's disappointment over the stalled talks between the eu and canada and we will, of course, do anything we can help get these discussions back on track. to those that suggest these difficulties have a bearing on our own future negotiations, i would remind them we are not seeking to replicate any existing model that any other country has in relation to its trade with the european union we will be developing our own model, a new relationship for the uk with the eu to be there from when we're outside the eu, a deal that is ambitious and bold for britain. mr. speaker, i also updated the european council on our position on brexit. i've said we will invoke article 50 no later than the end of march next year. it will remove from the statute
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book once and for all the european community's act so the legislation that gives direct affect to all eu law in britain will no longer apply from the date upon which we formally leave the ewe meuropean union. it will give parliament the opportunity to discuss our approach to leave the european union. so in addition to my right honorable friend the member from holton price and howden, my own statements following council meetings and the deliberations on the select committee on exiting the eu, the government will make time available for a series of general debates on the uk's future relationship with the eu. these will take place before and after the christmas recess and i expect will include debate on the high-level principles the government will pursue in the negotiations. mr. speaker, members on all sides will recognize the government must not show its hand in detail as we enter into
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these negotiations. but it is important. it is important that members have this opportunity to speak on the issue that matter to their constituents as we make our preparations to leave the eu. while we have not started the brexit negotiation, i made clear my aim is to cement britain as a close partner of the eu once we have left. i want the deal to reflect mature cooperative relationship that close friends and allies enjoy. a deal that will give british companies the maximum freedom to trade within and operate within the european market and allow european businesses to do the same here. a deal that is in britain's
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interests and the interests of our european partners. but it will be a deal that means we are a fully independent sovereign nation. able to do what sovereign nations do which means we will, for example, be free to decide how we control immigration. it will mean you are a laws are made not in brussels but here in this part. around that the judges interpreting those laws will sit not in luxembourg but in courts in britain. the negotiations will take time, there will be difficult moments ahead and it will require patience and some give and take but i firmly believe that if we approach this in a constructive spirit we can ensure a smooth departure. we can build a powerful new relationship that works both for the uk and for the countries of the eu. and we can secure the deal that's right for the british people whose instruction it is our duty to deliver and i dmend
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statement to the house. >> mr. jeremy corbyn. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i would like to thank the prime minister for the advance copy of the statement she's just given us. funnily enough, mr. speaker, i, too, was in brussels last thursday. meeting socialist leaders and their counterparts. well, i have to say i was given a little longer to speak than the five minutes the prime minister had at the dinner that evening and i had it at a more reasonable time of the day. >> and listened to. >> and indeed i was listened to very carefully by all those around the table. i made it clear mr. speaker that britain should continue to be a full and active member of the european union until negotiations on our expert are complete.
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i think the prime minister was trying to send the same message but the manner she con fayed it seemed to be different as she seemed to be not trying to build a consensus necessary or a future that of the european union that is beneficial to everybody. she had a different approach. the message that came to me loud and clear from european leaders last week was the tone taken by this tory government since the tory party conference early this month has damaged our global reputation and lost us a lot of good will not just in europe but around the world. and although the prime minister's words may have appease it had part-line voices behind her, they've only spread anger and resentment all across europe by the approach she and her party have taken. i do not believe we'll get the best deal for this country by using threats, hectoring or lecturing of the european union.
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the government frankly needs to adopt a slightly more grown up approach if the negotiations succeed. for negotiations to succeed, britain needs a plan. what is clear to everybody from european leaders, non-governmental organizations and business is that quite clearly the government doesn't have one. is the prime minister willing to tell us if access to single market is a red line for her government or not? the prime minister made it clear she wants to end freedom of movement but hasn't been clear to business what will be taken in its place causing uncertainty for business and for the many eu nationals who reside in this country and make such a great contribution to our economy. and can she also tell us if her government is supporting moves by senior conservatives to amend the great repeal bill by adding a sunset clause allowing ministers to strip away eu laws
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on workers' rights and environmental protection in the years that succeed the exit from the european union. and also tell us how the government will make a shortfall resulting from the loss of structural funding to vital capital programs all over this country. one week the prime minister will say one thing and the prime minister says very little other than brexit means brexit and we won't provide a running commentary. the rest of the world looks on and concludes britain hasn't got a clue. the truth is this isn't a soft brexit or even a hard brexit, it's simply a chaotic brexit. because with all this uncertainty and all these mixed messages, day by day confidence in this economy falls and the british people become more
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worried about their future. two weeks ago, the treasury said that leaving the single market would lead to a $66 billion loss to the economy. the trade deficit is widening, the value of the pound has already fallen by 18%. seeing industries, including the auto industry and others delaying vital investment decisions and the banking sector looking to relocate. this indecision and poor economic management is starting to hit our economy severely, weakening the hand as we walk into the most important negotiations for many generations. mr. speaker, we on this side of the house respect the referendum result and we except britain must leave the european union. we also understand that this will be a monumental exercise with the decisions made now affecting the lives of british people for years to come. the prime minister appears to be making some sort of concession about parliamentary scrutiny in her reply, i would be grateful
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if she would explain exactly what the nature of these debates were going to be each side of the christmas recess. we as an opposition won't stand by and let this government choose the terms of brexit unopposed. it's our duty to skbrutize in and our duty to make sure this government does have a brexit plan for this country, not just a brexit plan for the euro skeptics behind her. and we'll continue to push for this parliament to have a very full say in this matter whatever happens in the debates around the christmas recess. today, mr. speaker, the french authorities begin the former closure of the calais camp and i would like to take this opportunity to welcome those children that have already arrived in this country that have family connections. this camp, mr. speaker, and i've seen it for myself, has become a hellish place where a few of the world's most vulnerable people have come to try to survive and call it their home.
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it remains unclear what process and table table her government is working under to bring refugee children here who are entitled under international law to refuge in the uk. i reiterate the urgency of the letter i sent to the prime minister last week to personally intervene if our country and to be open and accommodating to those children. i'm grateful to the reply i received an hour ago to my letter but i would be grateful if the prime minister would indicate something more precise about the timetable for allowing children and others who have family connections to come to this country. and that britain does not evade its responsibility in helping those that have suffered the biggest global displacement since the end of world war ii. this displacement is primarily caused by atrocities in syria and we utterly and totally condemn indiscriminate bombing. the only solution in syria is a political one. mr. speaker, these issues are
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the ones future generations will look back on when it comes to defining this political generation. if we continue to approach the challenge we face in a divisive and aggressive manner, they will only grow larger. we can instead work together in this house with our european partners and the rest of the world. we may quickly find the large problems we face today appear smaller than we first thought if we work together to help those desperate people all around the globe. >> thank you. thank you, mr. speaker. i'm tempted to say to the right honorable gentleman he talked at the beginning of his response to my statement that he was in brussels last thursday meeting with various socialist leaders who were listening to him. i suppose from his point of view it's good to know that somebody is listening to him. [ laughter ] can i i address the last two issues? he talked about calais, as i
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said in my statement and as he will know, my right honorable friend the home secretary will be making a statement oncale lay and on our response to unaccompanied minors and bringing children here into the united kingdom with detail in this. ally say is this, we have been working very carefully for a considerable time now with the french government both to improve matters in relation to calais but also ensure we are abiding by our requirements under the doubling regulations to bring unaccompanied minors who had family links in the uk. that process has speeded up. we have put extra resource in it from the home office and we have seen more children being brought here. we have also adopted a scheme to bring 3,000 vulnerable children from the region, from the middle east and north africa, here to the united kingdom working with u.n. hcr and we are putting in place the dubs amendment which, of course, the immigration act proposals which of course
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required us first to negotiate and discuss with local authorities about their ability to receive children here in the united kingdom. because the overriding aim of every one of us in this house should be to ensure that it is in the best interest of the children that are being looked at and dealt with. it's no help if we're not able to provide for them when they come here into the united kingdom. he didn't talk about the wider migration crisis except a reference that he said it was mainly due to syrian refugees. what we've seen is large numbers of people moving not from syria but mainly from parts of -- from parts of africa which is why the united kingdom has been arguing for more work upstreet to stop the numbers of people coming through and ensure people have got opportunities in source and transit countries rather than requiring to come here to the
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united kingdom. he played reference to the bombing in aleppo, i'm assuming he's referring to russian action as well as syrian regime action. it was important that we as the uk put this matter on the table and the agenda of the european council and they took the -- made the agreements that they did. then if i come on to the issue of brexit arrangements, he referred to the tone that has taken place so i have to say to the right honorable gentlemen is that when i found when i was in the european council last week was a number of european leaders commending the speech i had given the conservative party. including, i have to say one or
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two of the socialist leaders who might have been talking to him at the time. [ laughter ] he says we don't have a plan. we have a plan which is not to set out at everybody stage of these negotiations the details of those negotiations because that would be the best way to ensure we didn't get the best deal for the uk. he talks about free movement. i noticed at the weekend his shadow foreign secretary once again refused to say what the labour party's position on free movement was and whether they would bring an end to it and he talked about indecision. i have to say he couldn't decide whether we should be in or out of the european union. he couldn't decide when we should be invoking article 50. the only thing we do know is he would have unfittered immigration into this country, the very thing the british people told us they don't want. unlike him, the conservative party is listening to the british people. >> sir william cash.
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>> in congratulating my right honorable friend on her principled stand in implementing the verdict of the british people do r despite the doom and gloom that pours out of parts of the media, is my right on rabble friend aware that last week the chairman of the committee of the budgets for the european parliament stated the eu is too intrusive, breaks its own rule, members don't trust one another and leads, as he put it, an electric shock. does my right honorable agree therefore that the eu itself is in deep trouble? they know it and the british people got it right. >> one of the challenging states will be the way to decide that the european union acts the way it goes forward. they will have seen there were a number of elements that led to
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the british people deciding to leave the european union and i think it is for the remaining 27 to think very carefully about how they want to take the union forward in the future. >> thank the prime minister. as the prime minister knows, 62% of voters in scotland voted to remain in the european union. and since then we have heard regularly that apparently scotland matters to the united kingdom government, indeed we hear scotland is an equal partner in the united kingdom. given that, i imagine the prime minister must have raised this at the european union council meeting that for some i expoliticsable reason she's not made mention of that in her statement today. can she tell the house which specific issues she shared at
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the meeting? when she wet wimet with the governments of scotland, whales and northern ireland, they have met with frustration. the welsh prime minister has said "if the uk government cannot negotiate an agreement position with the involved administrations it has little hope of negotiating a good brexit deal with 27 eu countries. and scotland's first minister said she'd received "no more information or detail" about the uk's negotiating position. mr. speaker, given that the institute for government has warned that imposing a settlement on scotland, wales and northern ireland may result in a serious breakdown in relations between the four governments and nations of the uk. can i tell the prime minister she can not pretend to take the interests and concerns of scotland, wales, northern ireland and, for that mat,
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gibralter, seriously. either she will or she won't and if she won't then scotland is absolutely right to hold an independent trerch dumb and we will protect our place in europe. >> the right honorable gentleman asked me to take seriously the views of the scottish government and, indeed, of the other devolved administrations. i have to say to him that was precisely why we were sitting around in the joint ministerial council plenary session this morning. it's precisely why i've today the first ministers of scotland and wales and the first minister of northern ireland that we will have more of those meetings so that we have a greater level of communication with those governments. what i want is for us in determining the uk's position because it will be the uk that will be negotiating with the european union our future relationship that we take into full account and understand properly the impacts and the particular issues that are of concern to the devolved
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administrations. that is precisely what we discussed today and what we will discuss over the coming weeks and months and, of course, there are particular positions in northern ireland, the issue of the border with the republic of ireland is a very specific concern that we're aware of and working on and it's that understanding that we want for the future. all end finally say to the right honorable gentleman when he refers to the possibility of yet another referendum in relation to scottish independent, i suggest if he wants to ensure the future prosperity of the scottish economy he just looks at the fact that actually scotland has more imports and trade arrangements with the rest of the united kingdom than it does with the european union. it's first and foremost desire should be to remain part of the united kingdom. >> mr. john redwood? >> i strongly welcome the prime minister's statement. will she confirm that this parliament and the last government gave the decision to the british people on eu
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membership and so surely it is now the duty of this parliament to smoothly implement their wishes? >> i absolutely agree with my right honorable friend. this parliament voted 6-1 for the british people to decide whether we should leave or replain in the european union. the british people gave their verdict. it's our job to get on with it and make a success of it. >> dame rosy winterton. >> thank you, mr. speaker. in preparation for the council meeting, did the prime minister commission any english regional impact assessments of brexit? db cargo uk, whose headquarters are in dun caster, last week announced 893 redundancies saying -- and i quote from a
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letter they sent to the as left trade union -- the brexit effect means investment decisions on major structure projects have been delayed or stopped all together and customers have decreased or canceled orders. so will the prime minister undertake to publish brexit regional impact assessments and how will she ensure the voice of the english regions are heard during brexit negotiations? >> well the right honorable lady makes an important point act the impact that lexington will have on the economy generally as we go through this period of negotiations and while people often talk about the impact on scotland, wales or northern ireland, of course there will be potential impacts on different parts of the united kingdom. the department for exiting the european union is talking to agriculture and throughout the uk precisely to understand where the priorities are, what the impact is potential will i going
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to be to ensure when we come to negotiate the deal we negotiate the best possible deal, it's going to be right not just for the four nations but that is going to be right as a country that works for everyone. >> mr. peter lilly? >> my i congratulate my right honorable friend on the positive message she delivered in brussels both about future cooperation and free trade and in particular her design to continue tariff-free trade between ourselves and europe. did any of her european colleagues advocate to her the return of tariffs on trade between us and europe? >> well, i thank my right honorable friend for his question and i know he's long been an at have had a not only of us leaving the european union but the trade possibilities that would available to us thereafter. we didn't have a detailed discussion about the matters that the right honorable gentlemen -- precisely because we haven't yet started the formal negotiations.
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>> thank you very much, mr. speaker. the prime minister is about to embark on a very complex set of negotiations with her european kournt parts. everybody rises she will not want to reveal the details of her negotiating hand, but that is very different from setting out her objective which i hope will contain more detail than just high-level principles. so can i ask the prime minister to give the house an undertaking that she will publish her negotiating objectives in time for the house and the new select committee to consider them before she presents them to the other member states? >> i have set out the objectives that we wish to imfaim for in t negotiation wes wish to undertake. the right honorable gentleman -- and can i congratulate him as being elected as chairman of the select committee -- his committee will look at a variety of issues having to do with
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brexit. there are over 30 different reviews and investigations being undertaken by parliament into various aspects of brexit so parliament will have every opportunity to consider the various issues involved. >> thank you very much, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, rolls-royce, a magnificent british company, employs a number of my constituents and indeed offers many of them fantastic apprenticeships. i went to see them on friday. they told me about their concerns which are shared throughout the whole of the aerospace sector and, indeed, other sectors like the automotive sector about the consequences of our nation leading, if it does, the single market and also the customs union. could the prime minister give an assurance to british disease she will listen to their needs and concerns as we move to leaving the european union? >> my right honorable friend makes a very important point about the quality of businessings we have in the united kingdom.
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rolls-royce is one of those businesses that is a fine kpram nepal including ways it takes on apprenticeships, it has contributed to the growth of our economy and it's very important. i will and all those involved in the negotiations will be listening to business. that work has already started. my right honorable friend for exiting the european union has been holding those discussionings, i've held a number of round tables with business in order to hear from them what their concerns are. the overwhelming view that has come to me is that having taken the decision to leave the european union business wants to work with us to make sure we can make every success of the opportunities available to us outside the eu. >> was she able to spell out that despite the complicated negotiations ahead it is quite clear that the british people expect in the general election general election in 2020 to have the final vote and say on our
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immigration policy, the final vote on our trade policy, and the final vote and say over uk laws? >> i've said on a number of occasions the vote to leave the european union was a vote to ensure we have control over our budget, control over our laws and over the rules on immigration we set out. >> mr. crispin blunt? >> it's clear from her welcome endorsement of free trade that she will be seeking the closest possible engagement for a sovereign country with the european single market. does she agree this objective would be better served by lobbying our partners rather than throwing dust in the eye of the commentary here? >> well, i agree with my honorable friend that it is important that we recognize that the work that will be done will be done sitting around the table
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with our european partners and negotiating with them. there will be obviously comments made here in the united kingdom and dent and comments made elsewhere about what is happening but what will mout what is happening butt will matter is the discussion that can take place sitting the table. >> i think the prime minister for advanced site of her statement but it's a sad day when a government is willing to compromise the safety and security of its citizens to appease the dangerous and irrational ideology of a few. so will she confirm now that we will remain an active member of europol and we will opt into the critical aspect of european cross border and policing for which the regulations were conformed in may this year in order to defend ourselves from terrorists, organized crime, including drug trafficking, pedophilia and people trafficking? >> the honorable gentleman doesn't need to tell me about
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the importance of our security and law enforcement cooperation with our european partners and i'd samely refer him to my statement where i said after we leave statement where i said after we leave we'll be a confident outward country freely cooperating with neighbors and cooperating on shared security interest including law enforcement and counter-terrorism. >> i wonder if the chair of the select committee does not have a point in arguing that we should quite soon have our objective. we want to include having adopted every last eu laws on brexit day, we want to include a free trade agreement, which is overwhelmingly in the interest of the rest of europe. incidentally this would do so much for the poorest nations in the world as we lead the battle for free trade and prosperous.
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>> i agree. >> just to be crystal clear on the prime minister's statement and her answer, is it her intention that the uk will be leaving the customs union. >> i could give a very lengthy answer to the right honorable gentleman about that answer. well, the secretary position talks about substance. the important point about the customs union, whether how you deal with the customs union is not a binary choice. there are different aspects to the customs union, that's precisely why it's important to look at the detail and get it right and not make statements. >> steve baker. >> mr. speaker, as we proceed with new blat ralls, none of us want to see goods and services
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being uncompetitive. i understand from my honorable friend there is no proposition to put tariffs between us and our european partners. will she confirm she's willing to offer, then, a free trade deal bilaterally? >> i say to my honorable friend and risk repeating what i have said previously in this house. what we want is the right deal, best deal for maximum possible opportunities for british businesses to be able to trade with european -- within the single market, operate within the single market and trade with it with goods and services. we want to be able to have that trading, good trade with the european union. other things at the same time, people from the european union to the uk. >> mr. jeffrey donaldson. >> we welcome prime minister's meeting with first ministers of devolved administrations and hope that will continue to be a meaningful engagement.
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we do everything we can to support industry. would the prime minister care to comment on speculation that we are considering cutting corporation tax, which we would, of course, very much welcome in northern ireland. >> i have to say to the right honorable gentleman, he shouldn't believe everything he reads in the newspapers. >> on migration back in september, 14th of september, the commission in its communique to the counsel said we should establish european travel and authorization system by november of this year. with greece now objecting to the common european asylum system, where does this now leave that proposed agency? >> i'm happy to say, the proposal for what the european union has described as small order system has been something they have been looking at for some time, looking at the model
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that is used in the united states. there is a separate issue, that is about the security of the external border of eu. the greek government has made some changes to the way they deal with asylum claims in response to requirements of eu turkey deal. >> the prime minister is being uncharacteristically coy about the terms of the negotiation to leave the european union. yet we know once the papers are given to the commission, they will be shared with the european parliament. would she not now undertake they will share those papers with this parliament so that we can have a proper opportunity to look at the position that the government is taking and comment upon it. >> i can assure this house, as i
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have done before, this house will have a proper opportunity to look at these issues as we go through, but not just a one off opportunity. as i've set out, there will be a number of debates on which we'll enable members of this house to give more detailed comments on various aspects of impact of brexit on different sectors of the economy, for example. >> given the committee is conducting an inquiry and drafting a report on interinstitutional relationships with the uk, can i very much welcome a meeting of the joint ministerial council this morning. can she say a bit more about this? can she say if in the future she'll give oral statements to the house on meetings of council to emphasize the importance of these meetings and did the other administrations accept the principle should be subcommittee looking at the particular issue
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of brexit. >> yes. the discussion we had was about having more meetings of the plenary session, which is one i chaired this morning and those further meetings will take place in due course. we did agree there will be set up joint ministerial council subcommittee dealing with the negotiations looking at the issues around negotiations for leaving european union. that was welcomed by all of the administrations and i look forward to that being a constructive discussion around the table. it is important that as we put together the uk's position in relation to these matters we fully understand the impacts on various parts of the united kingdom. >> the prime minister speaks in a statement of negotiating to effect the kind of mature relationship that close friends and allies enjoy. with this in mind, if not quite rightly get a special deal and indeed the city of london is being considered for one, too, why is it so politically
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difficult for the prime minister to even comprehend a deal for scotland, which is supported by voters, scottish government. >> the deal will be right for united kingdom. it will take account concerns and indications of various parts of united kingdom, different sectors of our economy, for example, the position of northern ireland will ab particular position because northern ireland will be one part of the uk, land border one remaining inside the european union. so it is given that fact, there is goodwill and good spirit from both this government and the republic of irl to ensure arrangements put in place in the future. don't return to borders of the past. >> the government's policy of saying as little as possible is going to become increasingly unsustainable. the vacuum is already filled by
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leaks not from the commission but from her own cabinet brexit committee colleagues. does the prime minister accept that unless the government can provide at least some clarity about its direction of travel soon, many financial and other businesses which have been in touch with me about this will respond to the uncertainty, plan for the worst, and that will be considerable cost to the uk. >> yes. >> my honorable friend, i'm well aware of the impact that uncertainty has on businesses who are making future decisions about investments in the united kingdom. it was in that light i've already set out the framework of the timetable for invoking article 50 and giving clarity to both employers and employees about the legislative position that will apply on day one that we leave the european union, ie, eu law brought in as part of the great repeal beal to ensure there isn't a legal vacuum.
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i will continue and the government will continue to speak about these matters but we will not -- i understand the point my honorable friend is making but i think he knows full well if this government were to set out every tickle of this, it would be the best way to get the worst deal for uk. >> the prime minister failed adequately to answer the important question from my friend. has she carried out any detailed analysis of the impact of the heart and form will brexit will have on the reeks in the north. if she has, will she publish it? if she hasn't will she concede her rhetoric and talk has been deeply irresponsible. >> first of all, of course, as i said, in response to his honorable friend, we are looking at the impacts on different parts of the united kingdom. the premise of his question is a
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false one. he talks about the hard brexit that the government is going to take this country into. there is no suggestion of that whatsoever. no, that's because the right honorable gentleman seems to think that all these matters are binary decisions, either able to control immigration or have you some sort of decent trade arrangements, not going be the case. we're going to be ambitious for the united kingdom. that means a good trade deal as well as immigrations. >> mark harper. >> seems to me we're much more likely to achieve our firm policy objectives working together so i welcome the prime minister's moves to put russia's behavior on the council's gebd, a. she might have noticed a very robust statement by the new shadow secretary of state, condemning russia's behavior. when does she think the leader of the opposition will join


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