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Too often, youth football teams cannot find pitches to play on and when they do they are expensive and the facilities are not fit for purpose.feedback
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May 27 2017 Labour Party
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Manchester was a consequence of one person going into a music event and killing a very large number of people. There can be no defensive whatsoever of that. I do not in any way change that view. That is just a vile, horrible event ... I made the point that if we are to have a secure future we have got to look at ungoverned spaces around the world and the consequences of our wars and interventions. It is not just me as I said. It's MI5, the foreign affairs committee. No. What I've done – no, no ... Nato exists. It was a product initially of the Atlantic Charter in 1942, it then became .feedback

The attack on Manchester was shocking, appalling indefensible wrong in every possible way. The parallel I was drawing this morning was a number of people ever since the interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan have drawn attention to the links with foreign policy, including Boris Johnson in 2005, two former heads of MI5, and of course the foreign affairs select committee. The point I was making was we have to make our streets secure, our population secure. Any sensible government has got to look at what's happened in Libya, a huge ungoverned space and apparently a source of support for extremism.feedback

This manifesto has been agreed by everyone in our party. This manifesto has enormous levels of public support. This manifesto has been campaigned for day in day out on the streets of this country, and do you know what, people like the contents of it because it offers them hope. It offers them opportunity.feedback

I voted against the renewal, everybody knows that, because I wanted to go in a different direction. That decision has been taken, I respect that decision. It's there in the programme, it's there in the manifesto, it will be carried out ... It's the position we are adopting as a party and we will take into government. I want to achieve a nuclear-free world through multilateral disarmament, through the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.feedback

We must be brave enough to admit the 'war on terror' is simply not working.feedback

That is my commitment to our armed services. This is my commitment to our country. I want the solidarity, humanity and compassion that we have seen on the streets of Manchester this week to be the values that guide our government. There can be no love of country if there is neglect or disregard for its people.feedback

So, I would like to take a moment to speak to our soldiers on the streets of Britain. You are doing your duty as you have done so many times before. I want to assure you that, under my leadership, you will only be deployed abroad when there is a clear need and only when there is a plan and you have the resources to do your job to secure an outcome that delivers lasting peace.feedback

We must be brave enough to admit the 'war on terror' is simply not working. We need a smarter way to reduce the threat from countries that nurture terrorists and generate terrorism.feedback

That assessment in no way reduces the guilt of those who attack our children. Those terrorists will forever be reviled and held to account for their actions.feedback

But we can't allow these terrorists to disrupt our democracy and for that reason I hope that national campaigning can begin again shortly and we just continue with local activity until then.feedback

There's a balance to strike between honouring the victims of this terrible attack and continuing with our daily lives.feedback

My thoughts are with families and friends of those who have died and been injured. Today the whole country will grieve for the people who have lost their lives. I would like to pay tribute to the emergency services for their bravery and professionalism in dealing with last night's appalling events.feedback

I have spoken with the Prime Minister and we have agreed that that all national campaigning in the general election will be suspended until further notice.feedback

I condemn all acts of violence in Northern Ireland from wherever they came. I think we should recognise that peace was achieved by a lot of bravery both in the unionist community and the nationalist community, people that walked a very difficult extra mile when they were under pressure from their communities not to do so. Both republicans and unionists walked that extra mile and brought us the Good Friday agreement and we should use this election as thanking those that brought about the Good Friday agreement.feedback

They haven't explained to the millions of people, who are desperately worried at the moment about what kind of care they are going to get in the future, desperately worried for children as well about how their parents are going to be looked after.feedback

Art is not an afterthought to what elections are fought over.feedback

Inside every one of us, is a poet, a writer, a singer of songs, an artist.feedback

The arts pupil premium will allow every primary school child the chance to learn an instrument, take part in drama and dance and have regular access to a theatre, gallery or museum. Labour will deliver a creative future for all and culture for the many, not the few. We want to unleash the potential of every young person not just through education but also through culture. In every one of us there is a poet, a writer, a singer of songs, an artist. But too few of us fulfil our artistic ambition.feedback

We will end austerity to boost creativity. What we have proposed here today in Hull is something that will absolutely transform the cultural landscape of this country in exactly the same way [as] the 1960s Labour government led by Harold Wilson and that fantastic minister for the arts Jenny Lee, who transformed whole ideas and notions and culture and involvement of everybody. There is creativity in us all.feedback

Artistic careers shouldn't be restricted to those who go to the most expensive schools. That's why Labour's policies are so important to make sure children have the opportunity to study artistic subjects in schools and build up our cultural institutions.feedback

The Labour government of 1997 helped bring in the historic Good Friday agreement, the basis of which was a recognition of the differing cultural histories and values of Northern Ireland. It stood the test of time and it's still there. We have a devolved administration. We should recognise that that peace was achieved by a lot of bravery both in the unionist and in the nationalist community.feedback

I condemn all acts of violence in Northern Ireland wherever they came. I spent the whole of the 1980s representing constituencies with large numbers of Irish people in them. We wanted peace, we wanted justice, we wanted a solution. The first ceasefire helped to bring about those talks which represented all sections of the community of Northern Ireland.feedback

No, I think what you have to say is all bombing has to be condemned. Look, bombing is wrong, of course all bombing is wrong, of course I condemn it. No, I think what you have to say is all bombing has to be condemned and you have to bring about a peace process. There were Loyalist bombs as well. I condemn all the bombing by both the Loyalists and the IRA. I don't quite know what point you are trying to make here. Those of us who wanted peace in Ireland worked very hard for it.feedback

Theresa May and the Conservatives won't stand up for pensioners, their only concern is their billionaire friends.feedback

Bombing is wrong, of course all bombing is wrong and of course I condemn it … I think what you have to say is all bombing has to be condemned and you have to bring about a peace process. In the 1980s, Britain was looking for a military solution in Ireland. It clearly was never going to work. Ask anyone in the British army at that time.feedback

Freedom of movement obviously ends when you leave the European Union because it's a condition of the membership. I want there to be fair immigration based on the needs of our society. That is the proper way of approaching it. I want us to have a society that works and I cannot get into a numbers game because I don't think it works. And there were loyalist bombs as well, which you haven't mentioned. I condemn all the bombing by the both loyalists and the IRA.feedback

Included in our manifesto is absolute commitment which is given by the party and given by me that we will also pursue multilateral disarmament through the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and that is a position that has been held for a long time by the party. It is clear what is said in the manifesto.feedback

I'm happy to commemorate all those who died fighting for an independent Ireland.feedback

I condemn what was done by the British Army as well as the other sides.feedback

On each occasion it has been very clear to me the police officers who've stopped me know exactly who I am and exactly why I am here.feedback

Britain deserves better than simply outsourcing our country's security and prosperity to the whims of the Trump White House. So no more hand holding with Donald Trump. Waiting to see which way the wind blows in Washington isn't s.trong leadership. And pandering to an erratic Trump administration will not deliver stability.feedback

He stood up for Wales, its people's future and its public services.feedback

Theresa May, why not debate me? The public deserves to see a debate between the only two people who could form the next government.feedback

Tonight, we've lost a good friend, a great man and, above all, a giant of the Welsh labour movement. So much was achieved in his nearly 10 years in post, making a real success of devolution and laying the foundations for what the Welsh government is accomplishing today. I first met Rhodri in 1987 on his election to parliament and we became good friends. Our thoughts are with his wife, Julie, and the rest of the family. They can be truly proud of Rhodri's enormous achievements.feedback

Wow, I didn't realise it was this bad. I'm listening now.feedback

We should not be afraid of debt or borrowing.feedback

Only Labour has the plan to make Brexit work for ordinary people. We're clear there is now a choice. Labour Brexit that puts jobs first or a Tory Brexit that'll be geared towards the interests of the City of London and risk making Britain a low-wage tax haven.feedback

Increasing benefits is important, and clearly we're not going to freeze benefits – that is very clear. We're also looking at the perverse affect of the benefits cap on people and their housing accommodation – particularly in London and the centre of our big cities. You will be hearing more about that in the very near future. We've not made any commitment on that. The commitment I make is I do understand the issue and I understand the perverse effects...dealing with it in context of more secure housing.feedback

We are ruling out rises on VAT and national insurance and on income tax for all but the richest 5% of high earners. Labour will boost the wages of 5.7 million people earning less than the living wage to £10 an hour by 2020. Talking about the 1970s – I simply say that the other major party contesting this election is really forward looking – they are going to bring back foxhunting and grammar schools.feedback

Yes, increasing benefits is important and clearly we are not going to freeze benefits, that is very clear. We are also looking at the perverse effects of the benefit cap on people and their housing accommodation, particularly in London and the centre of our big cities. I am very, very proud to lead this party. I was elected by a very large number of members and supporters ... I see leadership as not dictating – but leadership is about listening, understanding the stress, pressures and tensions in [people's] lives and making sure our party reflects the reality in people's lives.feedback

We are asking the better-off and the big corporations to pay a little bit more, and, of course, to stop dodging their tax obligations in the first place.feedback

Whatever your age or situation, people are under pressure, struggling to make ends. Our manifesto is for you.feedback

He is a person of enormous abilities and professionalism and is the head of staff of Unite the union. To manage a very large union and a large number of staff takes special skills and Andrew has them.feedback

I think 68, as they say, is too late. Ninety-five percent of people in this country will have no tax increase, no national insurance increase, no VAT increase … We want to make sure there is a redistribution of wealth. It can't be right that we live in a country where the richest 100 people have assets of £600bn. Andrew Murray is a member of the Labour party and he is an official at Unite and he is temporarily helping us with the campaign.feedback

I suspect pretty well everyone in this conference centre today often works well beyond the hours that you are paid for because you won't leave until a patient has been settled, until a bed has been found or the next stage of treatment has been dealt with. The stress levels within NHS staff are absolutely huge because you believe in caring.feedback

I'm not going to put any figures on it, Theresa May has done that for, this is now the third General Election she's promised figures none of which she's come anywhere near to achieving. Clearly the free movement ends when we leave the European Union but there will be managed migration and it will be fair. There will be a strategic defence review as all governments have done when they come in to office which will look at all aspects of our defence strategy. I consider myself well paid for what I do and I am wanting to say to everyone who's well off, make your contribution to our society.feedback

Imagine what would happen to the NHS if the Conservatives under Theresa May were to have another five years in power. It would be unrecognisable: a national health service in name, cut back, broken up and plundered by private corporations.feedback

This is about having a health service for the many. In the past seven years the Tories have driven our National Health Service into crisis. A&E departments are struggling to cope. Waiting lists are soaring and, and as we saw last week, Tory cuts have exposed patient services to cyberattack. Only Labour will put the NHS back on its feet. Today we are pledging an extra £37billion over the course of the next Parliament, including £10 billion of capital funding to make sure that NHS buildings and IT systems are fit for the modern day.feedback

Not at all. I'm out here around the whole country, the party is out around the whole country, putting out a message that we're a party for the many not the few, we will invest in our NHS, our education system, we will protect our pensions and pensioners and we will ensure that there is an expanding economy that works for all. I've been talking to my deputy leader this morning, we have been talking about the attacks on the NHS, about the cyber-attack, and about our policies to support art and culture which is of course within his brief.feedback

And so we obviously support our NHS workers but I tell you this, a Labour government would not leave our NHS's very vital information systems unprotected. We would protect them.feedback

What we've now got is a bunch of 21st century highway robbers that have hacked into our NHS and are basically offering protection money to get the information back in order to treat cancer patients or anybody else. It's unbelievably disgusting and I've got nothing but contempt for those people that have done it, and I'm sure all of you would share that.feedback

But I'm also very angry that in 2014, there was a one-year renewal of the protection system on the NHS systems which was not renewed after that and not renewed the year after that and so are systems are now not upgraded and not protected. As a result, we've got this dreadful situation that NHS workers are facing today.feedback

We are both working absolutely flat out to get Labour MPs elected on 8 June.feedback

Mmm, East Timor worked out well, I suppose. And the armed forces have done a good job picking up refugees in the Mediterranean.feedback

People often ask me whether I would authorise the use of nuclear weapons. If circumstances arose where that was a real option, it would represent complete and cataclysmic failure.feedback

If you vote for Theresa May, you get a coalition of risk and uncertainty with Donald Trump.feedback

The numbers of people coming out on the streets to help us, to help the Labour cause, is phenomenal.feedback

I am often asked if as prime minister I would order the use of nuclear weapons. It's an extraordinary question when you think about it: would you order the indiscriminate killing of millions of people? Would you risk such extensive contamination of the planet that no life could exist across large parts of the world? It would mean world leaders had already triggered a spiral of catastrophe for humankind.feedback

The decision of Parliament was to endorse the government's proposal for the replacement of Trident. That is the decision we will inherit as a Labour government and that is what the position is. We will also undertake a strategic defence review (SDR) as all incoming governments do looking at all aspects of our defence priorities for the future. But we cannot obviously decide what a review would decide otherwise you wouldn't have a review.feedback

I doubt many, if any, in this room would have questioned the legitimacy ultimately of the Second World War because of the catastrophe that had approached by the rise of the Nazis all across Europe at that point.feedback

If you think back at our history, nobody in this room was around at the time of the First World War, but I'm sure many would have questioned its legitimacy and its whole approach.feedback

That is the decision we will inherit as a Labour government and that is what the position is. The new US president seems determined to add to the dangers by recklessly escalating the confrontation with North Korea, unilaterally launching missile strikes on Syria, opposing President Obama's nuclear arms deal with Iran, and backing a new nuclear arms race.feedback

But I am not a pacifist. I accept that military action, under international law and as a genuine last resort, is in some circumstances necessary.feedback

This is the fourth general election in a row to be held while Britain is at war and our armed forces are in action in the Middle East and beyond. The 'war on terror' which lies behind these interventions has failed. They have not increased our security at home – rather the opposite – and they have caused destabilisation and devastation abroad.feedback

With all due respect, can I ask one question? I'll come down.feedback

Labour supports the renewal of the Trident submarine system. But any prime minister should be extremely cautious about ordering the use of weapons of mass destruction which would result in the indiscriminate killing of millions of innocent civilians. As a nuclear armed power, our country has a responsibility to fulfil our international obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Labour will lead multilateral efforts with international partners and the UN to create a nuclear free world.feedback

Of course I know what the party policy is and of course I understand the decision that was taken.feedback

You'll have to wait for the manifesto. I know you're desperate for it and I've got some stuff in my pocket, but, sorry, I'm not allowed to give it to you. Is that alright? Do you mind? Can you cope with the excitement?feedback

People know there was a referendum a year ago. I don't know any more than you do exactly what is going to happen in the future.feedback

We are in touch with Bernie's team. They are over here helping us. We also, during the leadership campaign, looked at a lot of their campaigning methods and again some people came over and and gave us advice.feedback

People are alienated from politics and politicians. Our Westminster (political) system is broken and our economy is rigged. Both are run in the interests of the few.feedback

I stared at them, gave them the real stare, the real side eye. And I said 'look, Angela's achievements are because she believes everybody can achieve something in their lives, given the opportunities to do it.feedback

People know that there's been a referendum and a decision was made a year ago. We've set out very clearly our terms for negotiations.feedback

There is no doubt this country is being held back. If your children are not getting the education they deserve because the class sizes are too high, then your children are being held back. If you're a young couple, anyone trying to get a home, and can't make a home because rent and house prices are too high, then you're being held back.feedback

I was elected leader of this party and I'll stay leader of this party. Labour wants a jobs-first Brexit, a Brexit that safeguards the future of Britain's vital industries, a Brexit that paves the way to a genuinely fairer society and an upgraded economy. Labour is under attack because we are standing up to the elites who are determined to hijack Brexit and pay even less tax and take even more of the wealth that we all create.feedback

I was elected leader of this party and I'll stay leader of this party.feedback

When Labour wins there will be a reckoning for those who thought they could get away with asset-stripping our industry, crashing our economy through their greed, and ripping off workers and consumers.feedback

I was elected leader of this party and I'll stay leader of this party. All great economists influence all of our thinking.feedback

We do have to properly fund our public services and I'm utterly determined to do that, and we do that by running the economy in a sensible way and that means an investment-led economy. We have some of the lowest levels of investment of any of the manufacturing nations of this world.feedback

There are obviously many priorities but the crisis of housing and setting in train a housing programme that would build more council housing at socially affordable rents and ensuring there is proper regulation of the private rental sector is a very high priority for me. Not at all. I don't do downhearted.feedback

Listen, we're fighting a campaign to win. I'm very happy in the house I've got so let's work it out when we get there.feedback

Labour will end hospital parking charges, which place an unfair and unnecessary burden on families, patients and NHS staff. Hospital parking charges are a tax on serious illnesses. Our hospitals are struggling from underfunding at the hands of Theresa May's Conservative government, but the gap should not be filled by charging sick patients, anxious relatives and already hard-pressed NHS staff for an essential service. Our NHS needs a Labour government that will stand up for the many, not the few.feedback

That's about the right number. We have 650 and most of them are a complete bloody waste of time.feedback

We're here today to say that we don't agree with these drones. We don't agree with this obscenity that's going on before our very eyes here. That's why just as much as we want to get rid of landmines, small arms, nuclear weapons, we want to get rid of drones as well.feedback

Because they are the ultimate in sanitised warfare where you immunise yourself against the reality of it, knowing full well that a family with barely enough to eat are going to be killed by a multi-million pound weapon at the press of a button by someone in an air conditioned office in the mid-west of the USA or right here in Lincolnshire.feedback

The local election results yesterday leave us in no doubt about the scale of our challenge. We know this is no small task – it is a challenge on a historic scale. But we, the whole Labour movement and the British people, can't afford not to seize our moment. Don't wake up to celebrations from the tax cheats, the press barons, the greedy bankers, Philip Green, Southern Rail directors and crooked bankers. We have five weeks to ruin their party.feedback

I have a message for Theresa May: If you feel the need to go on about what a great leader you are, then show it by debating with me in this election campaign. We are for the many, you're for the few.feedback

We will not be a government that presides over food bank Britain or asks teachers to go on the school gates and collect funds to pay the teachers' wages.feedback

We know this is no small task – it is a challenge on a historic scale. But we, the whole Labour movement and the British people, can't afford not to seize our moment. We have five weeks to win the general election so we can fundamentally transform Britain for the many, not the few. I say to tax cheats, the rip-off bosses, the greedy bankers: enough is enough. The people of Britain are taking our money back.feedback

The Conservatives are more than happy with this state of affairs. Apathy and resignation will secure them seats on election day.feedback

Whereas insecure leaders want to feel stronger by asking you to give them more power, I recognise strong leadership as equipping you with more power.feedback

We need strong stable government delivering continued economic growth if we are to arrive at a genuine fair funding arrangement for schools for the future.feedback

The Conservatives would much rather make incredible promises about Britain's future outside the European Union than talk about a scorecard of broken promises and neglect stretching back over seven years.feedback

The Conservative Government refused to impose sanctions, entertained the leaders of the regime and banned protests outside the South African embassy in London. Being an MP helped bring attention to that ban and the wider cause of South Africa's liberation - and got a group of us arrested.feedback

As you know, I am very averse to talking about myself and that has been the story of my life … I am not going to spend the whole election campaign talking about myself any more, so you had the chance today. This morning I'm going to say a few words about you, and even some about me. And now for a sentence I've yet to utter in my political life. Enough about you, what about me?feedback

Being an MP helped bring attention to that ban and the wider cause of South Africa's liberation, and got a group of us arrested. But the space for people in Britain to organise in support of freedom in South Africa was defended and strengthened. And I realised then that political leaders can, if they want to, create and preserve the space for others to organise and transform countries.feedback

At the time, young protesters were being shot dead on the streets by the racist apartheid regime in South Africa. Nelson Mandela and hundreds of ANC leaders were in prison. The Conservative government refused to impose sanctions, entertained the leaders of the regime and banned protests outside the South African embassy in London.feedback

Apathy and resignation will secure them [the Conservatives] seats on election day.feedback

Over 2.4 million young people are missing from the UK's electoral register. Barely 40% of 18- to 24-year olds turn out to vote. The Conservatives are more than happy with this state of affairs. Apathy and resignation will secure them seats on election day.feedback

She won't take part in TV debates and she won't talk to voters. Refusing to debate Labour in this election isn't a sign of strength, it's a sign of weakness. What is she afraid of? Voters deserve to know what political parties are offering.feedback

We don't need unilateral action, we need to work through the UN. Above all we need to bend ourselves totally to getting a political settlement in Syria and allow the inspectors space to work. Allow them to make sure we know who did that terrible chemical weapons attack. The issue has to be finding a political solution.feedback

Britain faces a housing crisis, with runaway rents and unaffordable housing. The system is rigged, with housing treated as an investment for the few, not homes for the many.feedback

Every vote for him is a vote for a chaotic Brexit. Every vote for him is a vote for a coalition of chaos – a weak leader propped up by the Liberal Democrats and the Scottish Nationalists.feedback

When it comes to the prime minister and the Conservatives, they only look after the richest not the rest. They are strong against the weak and weak against the strong.feedback

By refusing to debate, Theresa May expects to get the job without an interview. No one else gets a job without one, so why should she?feedback

Yes ... The Labour Party will never ever put the defence of the realm at the back of the queue.feedback

The Labour party will always cherish, sustain and protect our relationship with the trade union movement and the working people you represent. You are our DNA, you are our family, and we will never, ever apologise for the closeness of our relationship with you.feedback

This is a general election, it is not a referendum, and only Labour can form a government and offer an alternative that will transform the lives of Scots.feedback

There will be no deals with the SNP. Why vote for a poor imitation that has overseen an increase in child poverty and the biggest increase since devolution of those people classified as poor despite being at work, when you can have the real thing in the progressive Labour party.feedback

The four nations that make up our great country have rarely been more divided due to the damaging and divisive policies of this Conservative government.feedback

What this election needs is a new dimension where we put would be candidates and MPs under pressure to say are you going to back Brexit at any cost? This is something that is bigger than party allegiance in this particular election.feedback

The central question of this election is less to do with who is Prime Minister and more to do with what is the nature of the mandate. In particular, because otherwise frankly this is a steamroller election, is it possible we can return as many members of Parliament as possible that are going to keep an open mind on this Brexit negotiation until they see the final terms.feedback

I want us to say 'Listen, let's get people around the table quickly' and a way of achieving that - suspending the strikes, possibly.feedback

What I would tell them is give me the information you have got, tell me how accurate that is and tell me what you think can be achieved. What is the objective here? Is the objective to start more strikes that may kill many innocent people as has happened or is the objective to get a political solution in Syria? My whole point would be does this help to get a political solution in Syria?feedback

I think the leader of Isis not being around would be helpful and I'm no supporter or defender in any whatsoever of Isis, I'm sure you would concede, but I would also argue that the bombing campaign has killed a large number of civilians, many of whom were virtually prisoners of Isis, you have got to think about these things. At the end of the day the only solution in Syria is going to be a political one. There is no other way of getting it. There has to be a reconvening quickly of the Geneva process.feedback

I would say to President Trump, listen, it's in nobody's interest for this war to continue let';s get the Geneva process going quickly and in the meantime no more strikes, have the UN investigation into the war crime of the use of chemical weapons in Syria and take it on from there.feedback

Does this help to get a political solution? I think the leader of Isis not being around would be helpful, but I would also argue that the bombing campaign has killed a large number of civilians, many of them virtual prisoners of Isis.feedback

The issue has to be that we want a secure and peaceful world. You achieve that by promoting peace and also promoting security. Security comes from that process. We haven't completed work on the manifesto ... We are less than 100 hours into this election campaign. We are having this discussion within the Labour party. Nuclear weapons are not the solution to the world's security issues. They are a disaster if ever used.feedback

All in good time, Andrew, We will be publishing our manifesto by the end of May.feedback

Nuclear weapons are not the solution to the world's security issues. They are a disaster if ever used.feedback

What is the objective? To have more strikes that would kill more possibly innocent people, or to get a political solution in Syria? Does this help to get a political solution? I think the leader of Isis not being around would be helpful, but I would also argue that the bombing campaign has killed a large number of civilians, many of them virtual prisoners of Isis.feedback

The issue has to be that we want a secure and peaceful world. You achieve that by promoting peace and also promoting security. Security comes from that process.feedback

People being more relaxed and spending time with their families is also quite a good thing. The response I've had so far has been very positive, people need more time with their families. There's so much insecurity in work, a public holiday celebrating the diversity of our nation is probably a good thing – don't you think so?feedback

I have made clear there would be no first use of it. I've made clear any use of nuclear weapons would be a disaster for the whole world.feedback

We haven't completed work on the manifesto. We are less than 100 hours into this election campaign. We are having this discussion within the Labour party.feedback

I will tell him I want to see a process that brings about an end to the conflict. The only solution in Syria is going to be a political one. I would say to President Trump, it's in no one's interests for this war to continue.feedback

We will have a strategic defence review immediately which would include all aspects of defence but also make sure our armed forces are properly funded and play their part in peacekeeping around the world.feedback

I would insist on trade access and see what follows from there. Free movement ends when we leave the EU, it's an intrinsic part of membership. We then work out the system for people who come here for work and study, as well as British people allowed to go to work in Europe. The first point is an economy that works for all, that means tariff-free access to the European market. And then you work out an immigration policy that follows on from that. I would start from the point of view that I want to defend and maintain jobs in Britain.feedback

For years, Britain's workers haven't had a proper pay rise, with wages for most people still below 2007 levels. After seven years of painful austerity, our workers deserve a break – and under a Labour government, they will have the opportunity of four more days off a year. The four nations that make up our great country have rarely been more divided due to the damaging and divisive policies of this Conservative government.feedback

This election is not a foregone conclusion. Labour's campaigning is off to a flying start. We're using our membership strength to put thousands of people on the streets, knocking on doors and handing out leaflets to take our message direct to voters.feedback

But where Theresa May divides, Labour will unite our four nations. A Labour government will make St George's Day - England's national day and Shakespeare's birthday - a public holiday, along with St David's Day, St Andrew's Day and St Patrick's Day. But they will also be a chance to celebrate the national cultures of our proud nations in our diversity and mutual respect. The next Labour government will give workers the break they deserve and bring our country closer together.feedback

Theresa May will try to say that this is an election about Brexit while ignoring her government's failure and the issues that affect people's lives every day.feedback

I don't play by their rules, and if a Labour government is elected on the 8th of June I won't play by their rules either.feedback

Labour will stand up for all children by building a schools system for everyone, keeping class sizes down and making sure schools and teachers have the resources they need to ensure that every child, whatever their background, has access to a world-class education.feedback

Primarily, it's about getting and retaining tariff-free access to the European market. We haven't threatened to turn Britain into an offshore tax haven on the shores of Europe, undermining the European economy. Much of the media and establishment are saying that this election is a foregone conclusion. They think there are rules in politics, which if you don't follow by doffing your cap to powerful people, accepting that things can't really change, then you can't win.feedback

It's the establishment versus the people, and it's our historic duty to make sure the people prevail.feedback

It is these rules that have allowed a cosy cartel to rig the system in favour of a few powerful and wealthy individuals and corporations. It is a rigged system set up by the wealth extractors, for the wealth extractors. But things can, and they will, change. If I were Southern Rail or Philip Green, I'd be worried about a Labour government. If I were Mike Ashley or the CEO of a tax-avoiding multinational corporation, I'd want to see a Tory victory. Why? Because those are the people who are monopolising the wealth that should be shared by each and every one of us in this country.feedback

Everyone, and I mean everyone, has a contribution to make and a life to lead. Poverty and homelessness are a disaster for the individual and a loss to all of us. It is wealth that should belong to the majority and not a tiny minority. Our policies will reach out. It's true, in Islington there are people who drink cappuccino every day.feedback

All I can say is, in 2015, almost exactly two years ago, I was given 200/1 as an outside chance.feedback

The Prime Minister also says this campaign will be about leadership. So then let's have a head-to-head TV debate about the future of our country. Why has she rejected that request?feedback

If I were Southern Rail or Philip Green [chairman of Arcadia Group], I'd be worried about a Labour government. There will be no coalition deal with the SNP and a Labour government. The SNP may talk left at Westminster, but in government in Scotland it acts right.feedback

They think there are rules in politics, which if you don't follow by doffing your cap to powerful people, accepting that things can't really change, then you can't win. They say I don't play by the rules – their rules. We can't win, they say, because we don't play their game. They're quite right I don't. And a Labour government elected on 8 June won't play by their rules.feedback

If she's so proud of her record, why won't she debate it?feedback

She says it's about leadership, yet is refusing to defend her record in television debates and it's not hard to see why.feedback

Britain is being held back by her government. Most people are worse off than they were when the Conservatives came to power seven years ago, the election gives the British people the chance to change direction.feedback

This election is about her government's failure to rebuild the economy and living standards for the majority. It is about the crisis her government has plunged the NHS into, the cuts to to our children's schools which will limit chances of children, 4 million of whom live in poverty, a chance of an alternative to raise living standards, as more and more people do not have security in their work or over their housing.feedback

Although Mrs May goes into this election with an enormous lead over Labour, she is not guaranteed to secure the overwhelming majority that she evidently hopes to secure. The SNP remain dominant in Scotland and are likely to retain most of the 56 seats that they already hold. Therefore any majority has to be acquired through winning seats in England & Wales alone.feedback

Well, it's an opportunity for the people of this country to change the direction of this country, to decide they do not want a hard Brexit, they want to keep Britain in the single market, and indeed, it's an opportunity for us to have a decent strong opposition in this country, that we desperately need.feedback

I welcome the opportunity for us to put the case to the people of Britain, to stand up against this government and it's failed economic agenda which has left our NHS in problems, which has left our schools underfunded, which left so many people uncertain. We want to put a case out there to the people of Britain, of a society that cares for all, an economy that cares for all, and a Brexit that works for all.feedback

It says in there must get policies across. Must tell Piers Morgan that our policies are the best in this country.feedback

We look forward to showing how Labour will stand up for the people of Britain.feedback

I'm not going to go into any big public self-analysis. What I will say is, of course I reflect on issues – I reflect on decisions we've made. I reflect on all of this all the time.feedback

I want the party to be united around these policies. I think you will find the vast majority of Labour members support these policies and Labour voters will support these policies.feedback

Elections and democracy are about public debate. So it's rather strange that only a couple of hours after calling for a general election, the prime minister is saying she's not going to take part in TV debates. Well, I say to Theresa May, who said this election was about leadership, come on and show some. Let's have the debates. It's what democracy needs and the British people deserve.feedback

Britain's social care crisis was made in Downing Street by cutting £4.6bn from council care budgets. Millions of unpaid carers have been forced to fill the gap and put under even greater pressure as a result. We believe these unsung, unpaid heroes not only deserve our praise and recognition - they deserve better financial support. That's why Labour is convinced it's both morally and economically right to give the carer's allowance a boost of £10 a week.feedback

Christians throughout the world will this weekend be remembering Jesus's example of love and sacrifice, and the Easter message of redemption and peace.feedback

But what I do care about is an obsession by so many to ignore the reality of homelessness, of social care ... It simply doesn't have to be the case in modern Britain. So these elections give us an opportunity, and I hope all newspapers and radio and TV will at least get involved in the serious debate about health, social care, schools, housing – because at the end of the day if people grow up in poverty they tend to underachieve at school, and if they underachieve at school they tend to lead less fulfilling lives. If they lead less fulfilling lives, we all lose.feedback

I hope that whatever comes out of the G7 today is an agreement they will engage rapidly with Russia, rapidly with all the neighbouring countries who clearly are not in the G7, and reconvene, as a matter of urgency, the Geneva process and have a meaningful ceasefire. Putin and Trump have got to get together. They are the superpowers of the world. Vladimir Putin can be forced into all sorts of directions if sufficient political and other pressure is put on him.feedback

No one likes paying tax. We don't wake up in the morning thinking, Oh, I really must pay some more tax today. But most of us know that taxes are essential to a civilised society and a successful economy. So most of us play by the rules. We do our tax returns, as you know, mine seems to attract more attention than most but that's OK, transparency is important.feedback

The prime minister frequently accuses me of wanting to bankrupt Britain by borrowing money to fund investment. But, as every business person knows, there is a world of difference between borrowing for capital spending and borrowing to fund the payroll and day to day trading or service delivery.feedback

I'm sorry, this is the Federation of Small Business conference.feedback

The risk of bankruptcy comes not when you borrow to invest in projects that will deliver growth but when you give tax breaks to big companies and the wealthy when you don't have enough money to run public services.feedback

Cash is king for any business, and big companies are managing their cash by borrowing – interest free – from their suppliers. Some of the biggest names in business are holding cash piles that don't actually belong to them. It's a national scandal. And it's stopping businesses from growing and causing thousands to go bust every year. It kills jobs and holds back economic growth.feedback

If we don't, we're looking at something truly appalling, on top of the absolutely atrocious events that have happened over the past few years in Syria.feedback

We know that where work pays, living standards rise and reliance on benefits falls. This is the right thing to do and a Labour government will be committed to re-balancing our economy so that no one and no community is left behind.feedback

It seems that he's encouraging further bombing – I don't believe that's going to bring a solution anywhere nearer.feedback

Surely we have to get Russia and America around the table together to put pressure on respective parties to this war, because it's in danger of becoming a proxy war between them, in order to have a meaningful and effective ceasefire. If one side strikes and another side retaliates therein lies the road to something utterly disastrous. There is a very small window of opportunity now. The G7 needs to reach out, everybody needs to reach out urgently and quickly.feedback

Going back to the cold war mentality won't bring peace.feedback

Low pay blights the lives of huge and growing numbers in our country and fuels widening inequality. The government's re-branding of the minimum wage to the national living wage hasn't dealt with the real problems of low pay and rising cost of living. That's why Labour will raise the legal minimum wage for all to at least £10 an hour by 2020, giving more than five and a half million people a pay rise in the process. Labour's real living wage will immediately boost the incomes and opportunities of more than 20% of the workforce, especially in sectors such as retail, care and hospitality.feedback

The US missile attack on a Syrian government airbase risks escalating the war in Syria still further. Tuesday's horrific chemical attack was a war crime which requires urgent independent UN investigation and those responsible must be held to account.feedback

The future of our country cannot be left to the free market and the whims of the wealthy.feedback

As I've said, I've never heard anybody say anything anti-Semitic, but there's been a very well-orchestrated campaign by the Israel lobby to smear anybody who criticises Israeli policy as anti-Semitic. I had to put up with 35 years of this.feedback

The next Labour government will provide all primary school children with a free school meal, invest in our schools, and make sure no child is held back because of their background.feedback

Since initiating the disciplinary process, I have not interfered with it and respect the independence of the party's disciplinary bodies. But Ken's subsequent comments and actions will now be considered by the national executive committee after representations from party members.feedback

Ken Livingstone's comments have been grossly insensitive, and he has caused deep offence and hurt to the Jewish community. It is deeply disappointing that, despite his long record of standing up to racism, Ken has failed to acknowledge or apologise for the hurt he has caused. Many people are understandably upset that he has continued to make offensive remarks which could open him to further disciplinary action.feedback

Unless the prime minister challenges the Saudi regime over its abuses this week, it will be clear she is ready to sacrifice human rights and security on the altar of the arms trade.feedback

The heart of the question is, you haven't got a question, other than that.feedback

You're obsessed with this question, utterly obsessed. Theresa May's Government is trying to use Brexit to turn Britain into a low-wage tax haven for big business.feedback

We are offering a real alternative that reflects the priorities of the majority of our people to rebuild and transform Britain, so that no one and no community is left behind.feedback

It upsets me because I don't think Cadbury should take over the name of Easter.feedback

Too often our media do not deal with the issues people face day to day. There are more than a million people waiting for social care in this country and there are many people stuck in hospital who frankly shouldn't be in hospital but can't leave ... and so I'm not expecting or wanting an easy ride from the media, I don't care about that.feedback

But what I do care about is an obsession by so many to ignore the reality of homelessness, of social care ... It simply doesn't have to be the case in modern Britain. So these elections give us an opportunity and I hope all newspapers and radio and TV will at least get involved in the serious debate about health, social care, schools, housing because at the end of the day if people grow up in poverty they tend to underachieve at school and if they underachieve at school, they tend to lead less fulfilling lives. If they lead less fulfilling lives, we all lose.feedback

The prime minister should put human rights and international law at the centre of her talks with Saudi Arabia's government this week. Numerous human rights organisations, including the UNHRC and Amnesty International, have documented the dictatorial Saudi monarchy's shocking human rights record. The Saudi-led coalition bombing in Yemen, backed by the British government, has left thousands dead, 21 million people in need of humanitarian assistance and 3 million refugees uprooted from their homes.feedback

Absolutely shocked at attack on young Kurdish asylum seeker, who came here searching for safety. I fervently hope he makes a full recovery.feedback

Only a biased and rigged jury could find against me. Let's remember when Hitler won his election in 1932, his policy then was that Jews should be moved to Israel. He was supporting Zionism – this before he went mad and ended up killing six million Jews. The simple fact in all of this is that Naz made these comments at a time when there was another brutal Israeli attack on the Palestinians.feedback

The party membership is the biggest it has been in my lifetime. There are 400,000 individual members, there's 100,000 affiliated supporters, there are three million affiliated trade union members. It's a very big organisation and I suspect that much of this criticism that you are saying about a crisis in the party actually comes from those who are nervous of the strength of the Labour Party at local level.feedback

The British people made a decision to leave the European Union, and Labour respects that decision. The next steps along this journey are the most crucial, and if the prime minister is to unite the country, as she says she aims to do, the government needs to listen, consult and represent the whole country, not just hardline Tory ideologues on her own benches. Britain is going to change as a result of leaving the European Union. The question is how. There are Conservatives who want to use Brexit to turn this country into a low-wage tax haven.feedback

The direction the prime minister is threatening to take this country is both reckless and damaging. And Labour will not give this government a free hand to use Brexit to attack rights, protections, and cut services, or create a tax-dodgers' paradise. The prime minister says that no deal is better than a bad deal, but the reality is, no deal is a bad deal.feedback

When does she expect to be able to guarantee the rights of all those EU nationals who live, work and contribute to this country? And for those British nationals who live in the EU, including guaranteeing their UK pensions will not be frozen post-Brexit?feedback

Britain is going to change as a result. The question is how. The Conservatives want to use Brexit to turn our country into a low-wage tax haven. Labour is determined to ensure we can rebuild and transform Britain, so no one and no community is left behind.feedback

It will be a national failure of historic proportions if the prime minister comes back from Brussels without having secured protection for jobs and living standards.feedback

It's 2017. This sexism must be consigned to history. Shame on the Daily Mail.feedback

No we're not...we're not at the position of knowing what the deal is yet.feedback

We're very clear that there has to be unfettered access to the European market, otherwise the threat to jobs in this country is absolutely huge. Most of our manufacturing industries have a European sale and European supply chain in them. And if we don't maintain this unfettered access to the European market then quite clearly those industries are very much at risk.feedback

We're not going to sit there and hand over powers to this government to override parliament, override democracy and just set down a series of diktats on what's going to happen in the future. We'd be failing in our duty as democratically elected parliamentarians if we did that. I don't think the record of Henry VIII on promoting democracy, inclusion and participation was a very good one. He was all about essentially dictatorial powers to bypass what was then a very limited parliamentary power. We need total accountability at every stage of this whole Brexit negotiation.feedback

Last week, the prime minister twice accused me of wanting to bankrupt Britain by borrowing money to fund investment. But as every businessperson knows there is a world of difference between borrowing for capital spending and borrowing to fund the payroll and day-to-day trading or service delivery. And as any home owner who has ever had a mortgage knows, taking on huge debt can save you money in the long run. We should not be afraid of debt or borrowing.feedback

At the end of the second world war, the Labour government of Clement Attlee didn't say, oh dear, debt is 250% of GDP - let's park those grand ideas about public ownership, a national health service, building council homes or creating the protection of social security. No. They built a country to be proud of. They established the institutions that made our country fairer, more equal and stopped people being held back.feedback

Our values of unity and solidarity are needed now more than ever. We know from previous occasions that some sick people have tried to sow division and hate. So please, look after each other, help one another and think of one another.feedback

We have lost a much-loved colleague, a real talent and a dedicated campaigner for social justice and peace.feedback

What happened yesterday was an appalling atrocity. Today, we are united by our humanity, by our democratic values and by that human impulse for solidarity to stand together in times of darkness and adversity.feedback

Martin played an immeasurable role in bringing about peace in Northern Ireland, and it's that peace we all want to endure.feedback

She was clearly elected on a pledge not to cut school funding and that's exactly what is happening.feedback

Donald Trump should not be welcomed to Britain while he abuses our shared values with his shameful Muslim ban and attacks on refugees' and women's rights.feedback

Sometimes spirits in the Labour party can run high. Today has been one of those days.feedback

The appointment makes a mockery of the independence of the media.feedback

No. One hundred and eighty seven countries don't feel the need to have a nuclear weapon to protect their security, why should those five need it themselves? We are not in the era of the Cold War any more, it finished a long time ago.feedback

We have a government U-turn, no apology and a Budget that falls most heavily on those with the least broad shoulders. Cuts to schools, cuts to social care and cuts to people with disabilities. That is the agenda of her government.feedback

The reason we are losing ground to the right today is because the message of what socialism is and what it can achieve in people's daily lives has been steadily diluted. Unless progressive parties and movements break with that failed economic and political establishment it is the siren voices of the populist far-right that will fill the gap.feedback

The 2014 Scottish independence referendum was billed as a once-in-a-generation event. The result was decisive and there is no appetite for another referendum.feedback

There was a bit of mischievous misreporting going on there. I was asked if in Westminster we would block the holding of a referendum. I said no, if the Scottish Parliament decided they wanted to have a referendum then it would be wrong for Westminster to block it. There is no ambiguity whatsoever and those that are seeking mischief better go and seek it elsewhere. If a referendum is held then it is absolutely fine, it should be held. I don't think it's the job of Westminster or the Labour Party to prevent people holding referenda.feedback

We will continue to demand that the stress they, and British citizens living in the EU, are being put under is ended, and they are given the right to remain. Article 50 is being triggered because of the result of the EU referendum. But it is only the start of the process. Labour, at every stage, will challenge the government's plans for a bargain-basement Brexit with Labour's alternative of a Brexit that puts jobs, living standards and rights first.feedback

We will continue to demand that the stress they, and British citizens living in the EU, are being put under is ended, and they are given the right to remain. Article 50 is being triggered because of the result of the EU referendum. But it is only the start of the process. Labour, at every stage, will challenge the government's plans for a bargain basement Brexit with Labour's alternative of a Brexit that puts jobs, living standards and rights first.feedback

The 2014 Scottish independence referendum was billed as a once-in-a-generation event. The result was decisive and there is no appetite for another referendum. Labour believes it would be wrong to hold another so soon and Scottish Labour will oppose it in the Scottish parliament. If, however, the Scottish parliament votes for one, Labour will not block that democratic decision at Westminster.feedback

No, I did raise the issue of the self-employed. I also wanted to set out in that speech the reality of life in Britain today.feedback

When she made those comments I suspect she had not heard what I had actually said and the statement I had put out afterwards. There is no ambiguity whatsoever. And those that are seeking mischief had better go and seek it elsewhere.feedback

We will be doing better, don't you worry about that.feedback

If a referendum is held then it is absolutely fine, it should be held. I don't think it's the job of Westminster or the Labour party to prevent people holding referenda. No, we're not in favour of a referendum. We've been looking at that and thinking about it, and talking to a lot of people about it. I'm looking at pay-ratio levels within organisations and companies and I think that is a good way forward. That, in turn, would ensure or help to encourage the development of fairer pay within companies.feedback

One day we'll get into media discussions and debates which are about inequality and injustice in society – as you've kindly allowed me to do this morning – rather than political process, which absorbs itself into the mindset of a media world rather than world of poverty and injustice in our society.feedback

If a referendum is held then it is absolutely fine, it should be held.feedback

I do think we should set it within the context of the economic relationship with the rest of the UK, and the question of devolution of EU [powers] to English regions and to Scotland, and to parts of Scotland rather than just to the government in Holyrood, because the principle of regionalism is it goes to everybody within a region, not just to the central powers, and the SNP have a bit of a tendency to centralise things around themselves. Westminster blocking a second referendum would give the SNP exactly what they want – more grievance.feedback

Kezia Dugdale is absolutely right to oppose a second referendum at Holyrood and to keep the pressure on Nicola Sturgeon to rule one out. However any hypothetical deal on a second referendum is highly premature as there would need to be lengthy negotiations around the timing and the question on the ballot paper, given the remain/leave precedent set in the EU referendum.feedback

If a referendum is held then it is absolutely fine, it should be held. I don't think it's the job of Westminster or the Labour party to prevent people holding referenda.feedback

Next week Nicola Sturgeon must rule out a second referendum and get back to the bread and butter issues.feedback

All of these negotiations would happen at a time when the SNP should be focused on education, where attainment is falling, on the NHS, which faces a workforce crisis, and on our economy which sees 220,000 Scottish children live in poverty.feedback

We will see the largest Conservative group in the country pitted against a Conservative government, and we will be blunt about where we think the blame lies.feedback

This was a budget of utter complacency about the state of our economy. Utter complacency about the crisis facing our public services and complacent about the reality of daily life for millions of people in this country. Entirely out of touch with that reality of life for millions. This government have taken a sledgehammer to public services in recent years, yet the chancellor now expects praise for patching up a small part of that damage. This budget did not provide the funding necessary now to deal with the crisis in our NHS, which the British Medical Association reckons needs an extra £10bn.feedback

The budget did not provide the funding necessary to end now the state of emergency in social care, which needs £2bn a year just to plug the gaps, according to the King's Fund. Those needs will not be met by £2bn over three years – the money is needed now.feedback

This budget did not address them: it failed them. This budget does nothing to tackle low pay, nothing to solve the state of emergency that persists for the many people who demand and need health and social care now, and nothing to make a fair economy that truly works for everyone. It is built on unfairness and on a failure to tackle unfairness in our society.feedback

We have long argued for a clampdown on bogus self-employment, but today the chancellor seemed to put the burden on the self-employed worker instead. There has to be a something for something deal. So I hope the chancellor will bring forward extra social security in return. One policy that Labour backs is extending statutory maternity pay to self-employed women, which is likely to cost just £10m a year.feedback

Can the prime minister tell every council in England what gentleman's agreement is available to them?feedback

My question is: what deal was done with Surrey county council? Because there is an acute social care crisis that affects every council – £4.6bn of cuts to social care since 2010.feedback

The Fixed Term Parliaments Act requires that Parliament goes for the five years that it was elected for in the first place unless two-thirds of all MPs vote for dissolution of Parliament. We supported that legislation because we wanted to ensure greater stability in politics. But if there's a proposal to get rid of it then I'm sure we'll consider it.feedback

Transparency invites scrutiny. I welcome it as should all those seeking highest office. My taxes fully paid, nothing missing, nothing hidden.feedback

I am publishing the detail of my tax return here, on my constituency website. I have made it clear that I think it is right for party leaders to be open and transparent about their tax arrangements.feedback

Our NHS is not in crisis because of overspending, it is in crisis because of underfunding. A crisis made down there in Downing Street.feedback

It is not the fault of the staff. It is the fault of a Government who have made a political choice.feedback

Those who actually love their country would never seek to divide it.feedback

Labour will go further to reconnect with voters and break with the failed political consensus. Labour is determined that Britain will not turn in on itself but instead play a proactive and positive role in Europe's future outside the European Union but working with our friends and colleagues all across this continent.feedback

No, I was elected to lead this party, I am proud to lead this party.feedback

To win power to rebuild and transform Britain, Labour will go further to reconnect with voters, and break with the failed political consensus.feedback

President Trump has torn up international agreements on refugees, he's threatened to dump international agreements on climate change, he's praised the use of torture, he's incited hatred against Muslims, he's directly attacked women's rights. Just what more, does President Trump have to do before the Prime Minister will listen to the 1.8m people who have already called for his state visit invitation to be withdrawn?feedback

Would he have been able to lay the foundations of a trade deal? No. Would he have got a 100 percent commitment to NATO? No. That's what Labour has to offer this country. Less protection for British citizens, less prosperous, less safe. He can lead a protest, I'm leading a country.feedback

We will support Article 50 being triggered, we have made that very, very clear. That is the result of the referendum and we have to respect that.feedback

We need to find out exactly what his intentions are in the long run and how much the U.S. parliamentary system is going to protect fundamentals of rights and freedom.feedback

Theresa May should have stood up for Britain and our values by condemning his actions. It should sadden our country that she chose not to. After Trump's hideous actions and May's weak failure to condemn them, it's more important than ever for us to say to refugees seeking a place of safety, that they will always be welcome in Britain.feedback

Failed to challenge Trump and stand up for our values.feedback

Can I urge her to stop her threat of a bargain basement Brexit. A low pay tax haven on the shores of Europe. It won't necessarily damage the EU, but it would certainly damage this country, businesses, jobs and public service.feedback

We will not block Article 50. All Labour MPs (members of parliament) will be asked to vote in that direction next week, or whenever the vote comes up.feedback

She makes out this is a negotiating threat to the 27 EU countries, but it's actually a threat to the British people's jobs, services and living standards.feedback

I'm not quite sure how that is going to go down in Europe.feedback

He appears to be making a sort of threat to the European community, saying 'well, if you don't give us exactly what we want, we're going to become this sort of strange entity on the shores of Europe where there'll be very low levels of corporate taxation and designed to undermine the effectiveness or otherwise of industry across Europe. It seems to me a recipe for some kind of trade war with Europe in the future. That really isn't a very sensible way forward.feedback

What we are also looking at is the inequality of the grotesque levels of difference between the average wages paid in our society and the sort of telephone-number salaries paid at the top end of it and we have growing levels of inequality on that. I think, certainly, the salaries that are paid to some footballers are simply ridiculous. I think some of the salaries paid to very high-earning top executives of companies are utterly ridiculous.feedback

Labour supports fair rules and reasonably managed migration as part of the post-Brexit relationship with the EU. The right to work here would be something that would be negotiated because that clearly cannot be put down yet until we know what the terms are of single market access.feedback

The health service is at breaking point. But this crisis is not due to an outbreak of disease.feedback

This is a national scandal. We should not have to rely on the Red Cross to provide the basic care the people of this country need. I am demanding that the prime minister comes to the House of Commons on Monday and sets out to the British people how she plans to fix her failure on the NHS.feedback

What's so impressive about Cuba is the education and the health services. I think the legacy of Castro will be that, but will also be this enormous figure on the world stage. The one who campaigned against apartheid, and the one who brought a different language and a different set of values.feedback

There must be transparency and accountability to Parliament on the terms of Brexit.feedback

When will the prime minister abandon this shambolic Tory Brexit and develop a plan that delivers for the whole country.feedback

Under my leadership, Labour has taken greater action against anti-Semitism than any other party.feedback

I don't think it's democratic and I don't think it's sustainable at all. This is a huge political issue, it's the most significant economic issue facing Britain in my or your lifetime and I think at the very least parliament should be fully informed.feedback

Let's wipe that slate clean and get on with the work we have got to do as a party together.feedback

We have much more in common than that which divides us. As far as I'm concerned, let's wipe that slate clean from today and get on with the work we've got to do as a party.feedback

It's not my way, and it's not the Labour way.feedback

We have been ... involving people in politics that matters.feedback

This is a problem that many passengers face every day on the trains, commuters and long distance travellers. Today this train is completely ram-packed. The staff on the train are absolutely brilliant, working really hard to help everybody. The reality is there's not enough trains, we need more of them.feedback

You'd obviously try to avoid that happening in the first place, you would build up a good dialogue with Russia to ask them and support them is respecting borders.feedback

I would not take a decision that kills millions of people, I do not believe the threat of mass murder is a legitimate way to go about dealing with international relations.feedback

If we want a nuclear weapons-free world, this is an opportunity where we can start down that road.feedback

We will be campaigning on all the things that matter. The inequality and poverty that exists in this country. The need to end the privatisation of our National Health Service. The need to give real hope and opportunity to young people all across this country. That is what Labour exists to do.feedback

We have a duty now to reshape and rebuild an economy for the future, one that protects social and employment rights, and (to) deliver a country in which prosperity we create is shared by all. Therefore I urge the PM and whoever his successor might be, that what our economy needs now is a clear plan for investment and not further austerity and cuts to public services.feedback

I was democratically elected leader of our party for a new kind of politics by 60 percent of Labour members and supporters, and I will not betray them by resigning. Today's vote by MPs has no constitutional legitimacy.feedback

He would not resign and would run in any new leadership contest. I regret there have been resignations today from my shadow cabinet. But I am not going to betray the trust of those who voted for me – or the millions of supporters across the country who need Labour to represent them.feedback

What I'm totally amazed by is that in the past 24 hours 140,000 people have said they do not want the Labour Party to spend the next two months debating the leadership.feedback

We can't duck the issue of immigration, clearly it was a factor. We need to start an open and honest debate.feedback

You could either check the wind or check the bookies.feedback

We all have a responsibility, in this House and beyond, not to whip up hatred and sow division.feedback

Where we see hatred, where we find division, where we see intolerance, we must drive it out of our politics and out of our public life and out of our communities.feedback

We've lost a wonderful woman, we've lost a wonderful member of parliament, but our democracy will go on. As we mourn her memory, we'll work in her memory to achieve that better world she spent her life trying to achieve.feedback

The whole of the Labour Party and Labour family – and indeed the whole country – will be in shock at the horrific murder of Jo Cox today. Jo died doing her public duty at the heart of our democracy, listening to and representing the people she was elected to serve.feedback

We need to have a strong message that we can actually stand up to defend workers' rights but also to deal with the huge challenges of global refugee movements and protect the freedom of people in Britain to live and work and retire abroad, so that we maintain that link with the rest of the continent.feedback

You cannot build a better world, unless you engage with the world, build allies and deliver change. The European Union, many warts and all, has proved itself to be a crucial international framework to do that. That's why we are backing the Britain to remain in Europe campaign and I hope you will too.feedback

There is now one rule for the super rich and another for the rest. I'm honestly not sure Mr Speaker that the Prime Minister fully appreciates the anger that is out there over this injustice.The truth is that the UK is at the heart of the global tax avoidance industry, it's a national scandal and its got to end.feedback

This week the publishing of the Panama Papers drives home what more and more people feel, quite simply it's this; It's one rule for the rich and one rule for everybody else. And it's therefore high time that we got tough on tax havens.feedback

You may not like everything we say but when it comes to big decisions on the economy, infrastructure, skills and investment.feedback

We have to do our best – all the countries in Europe, including Britain – to reach out and help these children and help these people. These are children who want to learn, want to develop their lives, want to contribute to the society for all of us. That surely is a simple human message that we can all reach out to. And I want to say a big thank you to all the volunteers that are here helping.feedback

I decided to invite Donald Trump on his visit to Britain to come with me to my constituency because he has problems with Mexicans and he has problems with Muslims". he wanted to let Trump talk to those who attend the mosque and see the "great diversity" in Britain's society.feedback

I want to see a more democratic Europe, a more socially just Europe, a fairer Europe, but I do not think that is achieved by leaving. Our party conference voted that we should remain in the European Union, but that we should campaign on the agenda of a more social Europe.feedback

Yes, I would and I made that point very clear in parliament on many occasions indeed. This is a crisis, facing ordinary people. Those ordinary people deserve support and the humanitarian sympathy of all of us.feedback

I am not really sure what he wants to achieve. The background to this is not about the negotiations he is conducting here, it is about the arguments within the Conservative party, of large numbers of people who don't want to be in the EU, don't want anything to do with Europe at all. And his wing of the Conservative party that does not want to leave Europe, but that essentially wants a free market Europe, rather than a social justice Europe.feedback

We believe that austerity is a political choice, not an economic choice. If the European Union wants to succeed it can't go on impoverishing the poorest people in the least well-off countries in Europe.feedback

We cannot just allow the lives of all of us to be dominated by free market economics. There has to be something different. That is about full employment, about social solidarity, about opportunities for young people, about decent, fair working conditions across the continent.feedback

I am not really sure what he (Cameron) wants to achieve. Because the background to this is not about the negotiations he is conducting here, it is about the arguments within the Conservative party of large numbers of people who don't want to be in the European Union, don't want anything to do with Europe at all.feedback

These are the values I was elected on. A kinder politics, a more caring society, these are Labour values, they are our country's values and we are going to put these values back into the heart of politics in this country.feedback

According to the script, Socialists and Social Democratic parties were in decline. Social Democracy itself was dead on its feet. Yet something new, invigorating, popular and authentic has exploded.feedback

One of my first acts as the leader of the party will be to go to the demonstrations this afternoon to show support for the way refugees must be treated and should be treated in this country. They are human beings just like you, just like me. Let's deal with the refugee crisis with humanity, with support, with help, with compassion, to try to help people who are trying to get to a place of safety.feedback

We cannot be content with the state of the EU as it stands. But that does not mean walking away, but staying to fight together for a better Europe.feedback

We have grown enormously; we have grown enormously because of the hopes of so many ordinary people for a different Britain, a better Britain, a more equal Britain, a more decent Britain.feedback

We have got a great team. Majority of women in the shadow cabinet for the first team in history. It's a great team. Fantastic.feedback

It showed our party and our movement is passionate, democratic, diverse, united and absolutely determined in our quest for a decent and better society, that is possible for all.feedback

We believe the prime minister has been negotiating the wrong goals, in the wrong way, for the wrong reasons. For all the sound and fury, the prime minister has ended up exactly where he knew he would be: making the case to remain in Europe, which is what he always intended, despite (a) renegotiating spectacle, choreographed for TV cameras over the whole continent.feedback

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