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Luis de Guindos
I hope that (Catalan) civil servants who are highly professional ... will be conscious that any act against Catalan society will be negative.feedback
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Oct 26 2017
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Theresa May

All of us in this House should have due care and attention to the way in which we refer to other people and should show women in public life the respect that they deserve. I want to see young women actually able to see this House as a place that they actively want to come to. That they want to contribute to their society, that they want to respond to the needs of local constituents and make a real difference to people's lives.feedback

Jordi Turull

All we know is that we are going to exhaust all the possibilities because, in our view, what they are doing is an injustice and, as we know how far we want to go with this, we'll do whatever is more effective to get where we want to be which is the international justice courts.feedback

Rafael Catala

When the government proposes an option so extreme as Article 155 (powers to cancel Catalonia's autonomous status), it's because we believe that there has been a serious failure by Puigdemont to meet his obligations. Everything is not fixed just by calling an election.feedback

Theresa May

An implementation period is about a period which is adjusting to the future relationship. That's the basis on which I put it forward to the European Union, and that's the basis on which we'll be negotiating an agreement on it.feedback

Rafael Catala

If his appearance is within the constitution and the law we'll be delighted ... But if it's just to ratify his position on Catalonia's independence, sadly we will not be able to do anything else than continuing with the measures already set by the government.feedback

Mick Cash

It is outrageous that Prime Minister Theresa May and Transport Secretary Chris Grayling are happy to stand aside and cheer on overseas rail companies that rip off the British passenger to subsidise their domestic transport operations while throwing the guards off our trains.feedback

Layla Moran

This chilling letter could have come straight out of a dystopian novel. Conservative Brexiteers know they have lost the intellectual debate and now appear to be engaging in a witch-hunt. Theresa May must condemn this letter and clarify why this information was being sought by a government whip. It is vital that the government makes clear that universities are free to teach whatever they see fit.feedback

Theresa May

Not only that, it would start from the false premise that there is no pre-existing regulatory relationship between us. And precedent suggests that it could take years to negotiate. We can do so much better than this.feedback

Theresa May

The point of the implementation period is to put in place the practical changes necessary to move to the future partnership. In order to have that you need to know what the future partnership is going to be. If we haven't got a long-term trade deal agreed by this time next year, then there won't be any transition deal at all and Britain will end up on WTO rules by March 2019. I am ambitious and positive about Britain's future and these negotiations.feedback

Tobias Harris

If turnout falls below 2014's record [low voter turnout], it could only strengthen the likelihood of a big victory for the ruling coalition, particularly in some of the more closely contested seats in Tokyo.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

There are concessions to make from both negotiating teams during phase one, but we aren't going to make concessions based on discourse. The objectives are fixed, they're conducted from the European side by Michel Barnier, and we have to respect that. I believe the problem that Theresa May has is that those who defended Brexit have never explained to the British people what the consequences are.feedback

Donald Tusk - European Council

What was important for me and for Theresa May, yesterday and today, was to rebuild this atmosphere of trust and good will. And I think that we succeed.feedback

Theresa May

The full and final settlement will come as part of the final agreement that we're getting in relation to the future partnership. I think that's absolutely right... I think that can only be done in that particular context. I have said that nobody need be concerned for the current budget plan, that they will either have to pay in more or receive less as a result of the UK leaving, and we will honour the commitments we have made during our membership.feedback

Theresa May

People should be abiding by the rule of law and uphold the Spanish constitution. I have spoken to Mariano Rajoy this morning as I did earlier this week and made clear that the United Kingdom's position is very clear. We believe that people should be abiding by the rule of law and uphold the Spanish constitution.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

There is one negotiator on the British side under the political authority of Theresa May. At no moment has Theresa May ever raised a 'no deal' as an option. If there are noises, bluff, false information by secondary actors or spectators to this discussion, that is … just life in these matters, or in the media. But in no case is it part of the discussions. It's not about making concessions. I would say we are far from having reached the necessary financial commitments before we can open phase two [of the talks]. We are not halfway there.feedback

Donald Tusk - European Council

I don't expect any kind of breakthrough tomorrow. We need not only really promising visions and proposals, I mean the Florence speech of Theresa May, but very concrete proposals in negotiations. I am absolutely sure that it is still possible to achieve this first phase in December, but for this we need more concrete proposals from the British side, to be honest.feedback

Dalia Grybauskaitė

Theresa May needs to persuade herself and her government to be more forthcoming and realistic. Their "clear and urgent imperative must be that the dynamic you create enables us to move forward again.feedback

Theresa May

We will also be looking at the concrete progress that's been made in our exit negotiations and setting out ambitious plans for the weeks ahead… I particularly, for example, want to see an urgency in reaching an agreement on citizens' rights.feedback

Theresa May

I couldn't be clearer: EU citizens living lawfully in the U.K. today will be able to stay. But this agreement will not only provide certainty about residence, but also healthcare, pensions and other benefits.feedback

Theresa May

This Council is about taking stock. It's also about looking ahead to how we can tackle the challenges that we all share across Europe. That means of course continuous cooperation, cooperation which must be at the heart of the strong future partnership that we want to build together. Of course we'll be also looking at the concrete progress we made in our exit negotiations and at setting out ambitious plans for the weeks ahead. I particularly for example want to see an urgency in reaching an agreement on citizen rights.feedback

Mark Rutte

I think that Theresa May has to come up with more clarity on what she meant with 'honour commitments' in her Florence speech. I phoned her last week to encourage her to do that and so far she hasn't. On citizens' rights and border controls, these are still difficult issues but particularly the question of the exit bill will be the main one.feedback

Theresa May

Give me Brexit deal I can defend at home, . The clear and urgent imperative must be that the dynamic you create enables us to move forward together. There is increasingly a sense that we must work together to get to an outcome we can stand behind and defend to our people.feedback

Polly Toynbee

It’s incredible. In Brussels tonight, this tactless, inept, humiliated prime minister will be the only thing keeping this nation on the plank it is walking. Another Brussels dinner tonight, another impasse. Yet Theresa May will face 27 people more enviably united round the dinner table than any group of 27 people she could assemble from within her own cabinet or party.feedback

Charles de Marcilly

Under these conditions, the only modus operandi you can have when you arrive in Brussels is the firmness at the beginning of the negotiations. And that's the reason why between the fifth round of negotiations, those last week, and the first, one has a feeling of finally freezing, quite little progress and that's where Theresa May will try to show her diplomatic talent this week with heads of state and government, to show that there is progress, to show that it may be a little successful in tweaking their arms.feedback

Charles de Marcilly

The Europeans finally did not offer much concession because they feel that the British have not really advanced. On the British side we have a real problem, it is a domestic policy problem. So even before being able to negotiate in Brussels with a united front, we see that among the Conservatives we see that among the ministers of the government of Theresa May you have perceptions that are very divergent.feedback

Charles de Marcilly

But it is very clear that on the European side as long as it is the united front, it is Theresa May that is in a position of weakness.feedback

Charles de Marcilly

The European Union and the United Kingdom! It must be remembered that faced with this lack of progress you have Theresa May who calls, with different speeches especially one in Italy, to go a little further. And it was normally a new advance on the part of the British. They think that's progress on their side. They expect the same from the Europeans. Except that Europeans see political logic but see nothing at all from a practical point of view. And that's where there's a divergence. It is that once again the British want to put it entirely on the political side. While the Europeans decided to move from technology to politics.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Discrimination has gone on too long. The Gender Recognition Act does not allow trans people to self-identify their gender and forces them to undergo invasive medical tests. This is wrong. Labour recognised this in our manifesto, pledging to update the act. Theresa May told Pink News that 'changes need to be made' but failed to include anything on this in the Conservative manifesto.feedback

Keir Starmer

This is further proof that the government's Brexit strategy is in paralysis. The negotiations are in deadlock and now a crucial piece of legislation is facing further delay. There is chaos at the heart of government. Theresa May cannot unite her cabinet or her party behind this deeply flawed bill. There are now serious questions about whether the prime minister can deliver Brexit.feedback

Rafael Behr

It’s tempting for remainers to predict doom, but much better to judge the project against all of the leavers’ broken promises. Prophets of doom are not much fun to be around. Nobody wants a “Jeremiah next door”, which is how the Daily Mail recently described Philip Hammond’s relationship to Theresa May. The chancellor was accused of spooking the prime minister with Old Testament fire-and-brimstone economic forecasts. His refusal to spread the Good News about Brexit was cited as grounds for dismissal.feedback

Jens Geier

Looking at the never-ending internal divisions within the Conservative Party, we in Brussels are wondering how much leeway Theresa May has at all, and if she is actually able to deliver, or whether she will be undermined by other members of her cabinet.feedback

Laurence Olins

When I saw that interview, my mouth dropped and I thought this needs to be addressed. I was just horrified. It is just indicative of the un-coordinated way the government is approaching Brexit. Our farmers are unable to find labour this year, never mind post-Brexit. This is the environment secretary. Mention immigration to them and they go absolutely rigid and say the only people who can speak on this issue is the home secretary, Amber Rudd, or Theresa May.feedback

Alastair Campbell

The hard-liners in her party will howl with rage, but most of the country will welcome it if the prime minister is honest about Brexit’s awful consequences. As she tries to move the Brexit negotiations forward, how much better would Theresa May and the country feel if the speech she made to her party went as follows.feedback

Gillian Drakeford

I'd like to see some clarity. Theresa May talked about a transition period and this would be beneficial for us to adapt to a new trading reality, to allow us to offer products at the best prices. It is difficult at the moment. Currency is one of the biggest things that impacts a business like ours. We want to keep the product at a good price for the consumer, because we know that wallets are thinner, but we've had slight price increases in line with inflation.feedback

Theresa May

I'm being open and honest with you. What I did last time around was I looked at everything and came to a judgement and I'd do exactly the same this time around.feedback

Theresa May

But we're not having another referendum and that's absolutely crucial.feedback

Theresa May

I don't answer hypothetical questions. I voted Remain. I voted Remain for good reasons at the time, but circumstances move on. And I think the important thing now is that we should all be focused on delivering Brexit and delivering the best deal. But you're asking me to say how would I vote now against a different background. A different international background, a different financial background, potentially. Iain, I could sit here and I could say I'd still vote Remain or I'd vote Leave just to give you an answer to that question.feedback

Theresa May

Brexit means Brexit and we're going to make a success of it. I don't answer hypothetical questions. I voted Remain for good reasons at the time but circumstances move on.feedback

Martin Kettle

Anyone who cares about Britain’s relationship with the EU should back her against the right of her party. Theresa May doesn’t do spontaneous. Most of the time, to the delight and profit of the parliamentary sketchwriters’ guild, she is scripted and self-disciplined to a fault. She repeats her lines until the repetition is a form of torture. So how do we explain it if, just once, she strays momentarily off piste?feedback

Hugo Dixon

The EU needs us more than we need it, we were told. Germany will be desperate for a deal. Our Brexit ‘progress’ is painful to watch. If Theresa May is to break the deadlock in the Brexit talks, she’ll have to double or treble the money she’s already effectively promised the EU.feedback

Theresa May

Clean growth is not an option, but a duty we owe to the next generation. Success in this mission will improve our quality of life and increase our economic prosperity.feedback

Michel Barnier

The risk of no deal, it will be a very bad deal. We will face any and all eventualities. My duty is to follow the mandate and as a negotiator I have to find a way forward. Let me be frank. All these subjects are linked for the member states. We are in deadlock at the moment. But with the necessary will and commitments entered into by Theresa May from Florence we can exit this deadlock.feedback

Theresa May

I have been clear that our broken energy market has to change – it has to offer fairer prices for millions of loyal customers who have been paying hundreds of pounds too much. Today's publication of draft legislation is a vital step towards fixing that, and in offering crucial peace of mind for ordinary working families all over the country.feedback

Theresa May

Changes have been made, performance has increased – for example, at the beginning of this year only 55% of people were getting their first payment on time, that is over 80%. Of course there is more for us to do and that's what (Mr Gauke) and the Department for Work and Pensions continue to monitor this and continue to ensure the performance increases. The Leader of the Opposition asked me what planet I was on earlier. Well, we all know what planet he and his shadow chancellor are on – it's Planet Venezuela.feedback

Berta Picamal

It is in our interests to put in a regime as soon as possible that is as close as possible to the one we have. We are now analysing nuclear cooperation agreements that we have with third countries to see to which extent we can replicate what we have with the US or Japan with the UK. We do not foresee this not being solved, it's not an option. Theresa May said she would cooperate on continued research and development projects. It's key.feedback

Theresa May

I don't answer hypothetical questions. I voted Remain for good reasons at the time but circumstances move on. There is no second referendum. The people of the United Kingdom voted and we will be leaving the European Union in March 2019.feedback

Theresa May

The [prime minister] reaffirmed the UK's strong commitment to the deal alongside our European partners, saying it was vitally important for regional security.feedback

Angus Robertson

All of us, whether we were returned and those of us who were not, are committed to delivering Scottish independence as soon as we can because we have to save Scotland from this damaging hard Brexit approach of Theresa May and her dysfunctional government. However understandable it is to have an ambition that we should not change a winning approach, we cannot simply rerun past campaigns and expect the same outcomes. Because ... there are 1,300 and some days until the next Scottish Parliamentary election and there will also be a referendum on Scottish independence.feedback

Theresa May

We want you to stay. I'm extremely worried about my future. My question is, in case of a no-deal scenario, will the proposal of 'settled status' be withdrawn, and will EU citizens end up losing their rights and be deported? We want you to stay. That's the basic message, we want to make sure you can stay in the UK. What I'm going to say to Nina is that we will look at the arrangements that we would put in place in relation to 'no-deal.' We're doing that at the moment - government across the board is doing work on that.feedback

Theresa May

I could sit here and I could say I'd still vote Remain or I'd vote Leave, just to give you an answer. I'm being open and honest with you. What I did last time round was I looked at everything and came to a judgment and I'd do exactly the same this time round. But we're not having another referendum. That's absolutely crucial. We are going to deliver on the vote of the British people, we are going to deliver Brexit. 29th March 2019, we come out of the European Union.feedback

Grant Shapps

I can't imagine there's a single colleague who hasn't had that conversation at some point. A list of concerned colleagues from varying perspectives on issues including Europe (both remain and Brexit) and how long Theresa May might serve therefore, unsurprisingly, exists. Views range from those who believe that she should serve until the end of the Brexit process in 2019, right down to those who believe the party and country would be better served by a more immediate leadership election. A position with which, I appreciate, you do not agree.feedback

Theresa May

People who have lived with discrimination don't need a government audit to make them aware of the scale of the challenge. But this audit means that for society as a whole – for government, for our public services – there is nowhere to hide.feedback

Theresa May

The position is very clear: the British people voted in a referendum to leave the EU.feedback

Theresa May

Well I'm going to get a bit technical here. There are certain rights that pertain to somebody that is an EU citizen here in the UK by virtue of being an EU citizen, things like the benefits that they're able to access in relation to their home country and the UK.feedback

Theresa May

But my overall message is I want EU citizens to stay here in the UK and I want to be able to guarantee those rights to enable those people to stay. We're not going to be throwing EU citizens who are currently here in the UK out of the UK in the future.feedback

Ross Murdoch

The government needs to go beyond fluffy words about everyone uniting and telephone calls from Theresa May to Donald Trump. On the basis the US president has refused to intervene, perhaps the relationship is not so special after all. The priority here must be about giving reassurances and certainty to Bombardier workers now.feedback

Theresa May

People who have lived with discrimination don't need a government audit to make them aware of the scale of the challenge. But this audit means that for society as a whole – for government, for our public services – there is nowhere to hide. These issues are now out in the open. And the message is very simple: If these disparities cannot be explained, then they must be changed.feedback

Theresa May

Overall the findings will be uncomfortable. But it's right that we've identified them, shone a light on them and we need to confront these issues that we have identified.feedback

Theresa May

We want to have a smooth and orderly process of withdrawal ... that's why we want that implementation period and we have to negotiate what will operate during that implementation period, and yes that may mean we will start off with the ECJ.feedback

Theresa May

Achieving that partnership will require leadership and flexibility, not just from us but from our friends, the 27 nations of the EU. And as we look forward to the next stage, the ball is in their court. But I am optimistic we will receive a positive response. I think, frankly, the party needs to get a grip and get on with it, and stop being so beastly self-indulgent.feedback

Theresa May

We don't want to settle for a model enjoyed by other countries. Instead I am proposing a unique and ambitious partnership that reflects our unprecedented position of starting with the same rules.feedback

Steve Richards

Talk of a reshuffle is toxic. This prime minister’s fate is sealed, and sacking Boris Johnson could hasten the end. Forget about a lost voice and a backdrop to a stage falling apart. Last week’s Conservative conference is ancient history. It is Europe that torments Theresa May and will bring her down, as it was Europe that triggered her rise to the top. With the Conservative party, it is always Europe. During her statement to the Commons on Monday afternoon her demeanour was impressively calm and stable, but the evasive and contorted content pointed to impossible storms ahead.feedback

Jonathan Bartley

It hurt. And I know many of us still feel that hurt. I do. But conference let's not forget what we achieved together. Our ideas and policies are now common currency. Part of the mainstream. We achieved the party's second best general election result. And we helped deny Theresa May her majority and her mandate. Many commentators suggest that if we hadn't stood aside, if local parties hadn't made those decisions, we wouldn't have the hung parliament now, we wouldn't have seen the change of agenda that we're seeing from the government. A profound impact – I think it was worth it.feedback

Theresa May

What I have is a Cabinet that are united in the mission of this Government, Andrew, and that's what you will see this week. United in a mission to build a country that works for everyone and agreed on the approach that we take in Florence.feedback

Theresa May

If the Prime Minister believes he is the right person to be Foreign Secretary, then she has my full support.feedback

Matthew d'Ancona

The best the prime minister can do now is smooth the path to national power for Ruth Davidson – for a strong union and a sane Brexit. We have been here before, and so has Theresa May. I recall visiting her at the 2003 Conservative conference in her makeshift office at the Blackpool Winter Gardens. As Tory chair, she was obliged to insist that Iain Duncan Smith, the embattled party leader, was safe from the mischievous plotters, and would march on regardless. But her wan features told a different story.feedback

Nicola Sturgeon

We will consider the (independence referendum) timing again when we have more clarity on what we face. People watch the chaos that is engulfing the UK right now and people look ahead and see the damage that is likely to be done by this unfolding disaster that is not just Brexit but this incompetent and chaotic approach to Brexit being presided over by (Conservative Prime Minister) Theresa May. I think the case for Scotland's future in Scotland's hands (...) is becoming greater and stronger by the day.feedback

Nicola Sturgeon

The problem for Theresa May is she is a very weak prime minister presiding over a deeply divided party. It's a massive problem for the country at the moment, and for the livelihood and living standards of everyone in the country.feedback

Andrew Rawnsley

Terrible as things are for the Tories, the cabinet is too paralysed by fear to move against the prime minister. Theresa May is a very lucky politician. Yes, really. Her career has been kissed with outrageous fortune. She was promoted to home secretary in the coalition government because Nick Clegg turned down the job and George Osborne – here’s a lovely irony – told David Cameron that it would serve them to have a dispensable woman. She lucked into being prime minister because she was the only candidate left standing when all her rivals ate each other in an orgy of Tory cannibalism. Then she wiped out her majority with a snap election that she didn’t have to call, but her colleagues hesitated to punish that debacle in the traditional way because they feared that bad could be followed by worse.feedback

Theresa May

Last month in Florence I set out my vision for a bold and unique new economic partnership with the EU. We are working hard to achieve this and are optimistic about our future as a global, free-trading nation.feedback

Theresa May

The Business Advisory Council is an important part of our preparations for leaving the EU -- allowing us to seek the views of experienced business leaders and to share with them the government's vision for a successful Brexit.feedback

Stephen Isaacs

You've got the council of EU ministers meeting on the 19th and 20th of October and they are going to come out and say end the talks now. That will be the final crisis for Theresa May. She's got no plan. She'll be gone by Christmas.feedback

Theresa May

I would go out and speak, knock at doors in search of a second referendum.feedback

Theresa May

Now, what the country needs is calm leadership, and that's what I'm providing, with the full support of my Cabinet. And next week I'm going to be updating MPs on my Florence speech, which has given real momentum to the Brexit talks. And, I will also be introducing a draft bill to cap energy prices, which will stop ordinary working families from being ripped off.feedback

Theresa May

We have said we would work with local authorities on any adaptations and changes they needed to make to ensure the safety of those tower blocks. There's a number of issues that can improve the safety of tower blocks. It is not just one answer.feedback

Theresa May

For years they saw people in authority closing ranks and acting against them - but now they are on the way to see justice served. That's what I'm in this for.feedback

Boris Johnson

He [Jeremy Corbyn] didn't win. You won – we won. Theresa May won. She won more votes than any party leader and took this party to its highest share of the vote in any election in the last 25 years, and the whole country owes her a debt for her steadfastness in taking Britain forward as she will to a great Brexit deal.feedback

Boris Johnson

You won – we won. Theresa May won. The whole country owes her a debt for her steadfastness in taking Britain forward, as she will, to a great Brexit deal, based on that Florence speech on whose every syllable, I can tell you, the whole cabinet is united.feedback

Ian Birrell

Handing Johnson the poisoned chalice would be a despairing act, but at least he would no longer be able to hide from his actions. It was a dismal end to a strange, sombre conference. Last year Theresa May said she wanted a new approach to politics; this year she certainly delivered it, with the most painful finale seen in recent times. But she was already a busted flush who should have gone after her election debacle.feedback

Simon Jenkins

I suspect the prime minister will emerge curiously strengthened by her speech. She may be unpopular, but survive she will. For the time being. Gone by the autumn: that was the conventional wisdom when Theresa May failed to win her election majority last summer. She was a dead woman walking. She would not even make it to her party conference, let alone survive it.feedback

Theresa May

In those parts of the country where the need is greatest [the government will] allow homes to be built for social rent.feedback

Theresa May

I do not want our partners to fear that they will need to pay more or receive less over the remainder of the current budget plan as a result of our decision to leave.feedback

Manfred Weber

Who shall I call in London? Theresa May, Boris Johnson, or even David Davis?feedback

Theresa May

It doesn't undermine what I am doing at all. There is a lot of talk about Boris's job or this job or that job inside the cabinet. Actually, what people are concerned about – they don't want us to be thinking about our jobs, they want us to be thinking about their jobs and their futures.feedback

Nick Denys

The workplace is changing radically and rapidly. The Tory party must tackle bad employers and give workers genuine rights – or risk extinction. Consider how stressful it must be to be one of the 40,000 drivers who, due to TfL’s decision to stop Uber operating in London, do not know if their jobs are secure. They have spent time and money getting the necessary licences. Many have borrowed to buy that high-spec car to help them get better ratings. Theresa May was right to stand up to Sadiq Khan, the Labour mayor of London, for putting so many livelihoods at risk “at the stroke of a pen”. Now consider how stressful it must be not knowing week after week if you will get the hours you need to feed your family, whether you will be punished by your manager for staying in bed when you feel unwell, or if robotics will extinguish your career. Where has May been as millions of workers struggle to achieve basic financial security?feedback

Theresa May

It's obviously up to America what gun laws they put in place. I think that most people would look at this and assume that America will be so shocked by this attack that they would want to take some action.feedback

Manfred Weber

The question for the moment is who shall I call in London [on Brexit]? Who speaks for the British government – Theresa May, Boris Johnson, or even David Davis? By reading Johnson's attacks against his own prime minister he shows the British government is trapped by their own party quarrels and political contradictions … Please sack Johnson because we will have clear answers as to who is responsible for the British position.feedback

Theresa May

What I have is a Cabinet that are united in the mission of this government. Boris is absolutely behind the Florence speech and the line that we have taken.feedback

Polly Toynbee

The cabinet is at loggerheads, the membership spooked by Corbyn. At this Conservative conference the ‘natural party of government’ is an utter shambles. The civil war in the Tory party rages, yet these are still only opening skirmishes. Far worse is to come. Theresa May does all any leader of a benighted, broken party can do: procrastinate, drag her famous heels, duck and dive – until that unavoidable moment when the shape of Brexit finally emerges.feedback

Matthew d'Ancona

Theresa May has lost control, but she’s correctly identified the fundamental challenge faced by the Conservatives. Theresa May is right. “As Conservatives,” she told the BBC’s Andrew Marr on Sunday, “the arguments that we thought we’d had and won during the 1980s about the importance of free market economies – I think we thought there was a general consensus on that. And we now see that there wasn’t.”.feedback

Theresa May

Thank you very much. We did not have the overall result we wanted but together we saved the union. They say elections can be strange things. You get 42 - 44%, you get 2.3m more votes, the largest rise in percentage share in over 30 years and 12 more elected MPs in Scotland but we didn't get an overall majority. They you are.feedback

Angela Rayner

The fact Theresa May thinks she can win over young people by pledging to freeze tuition fees only weeks after increasing them to £9,250 shows just how out of touch she is. Another commission to look at tuition fees is a desperate attempt by the Tories to kick the issue into the long grass because they have no plans for young people and no ideas for our country. They are yesterday's party. The next Labour government will scrap tuition fees entirely and introduce a National Education Service for lifelong learning for the many, not the few.feedback

Theresa May

Russia's continued aggression represents a growing danger to our friends here in Estonia as well as in Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. Our response must be clear and unequivocal. That is why this mission that you are carrying out is so important. By stepping up NATO's deterrence and defence posture, you are showing that we are equipped to respond to any threat we face, you are showing that we are ready to do so.feedback

Theresa May

Nothing has changed. Nothing has changed. We are offering a long term solution for the sustainability of social care for the future.feedback

Theresa May

Look, on student fees we have made a change, yes I've said that. We are raising the threshold and scrapping that limit. The principle hadn't changed. The system we were proposing is remaining the same in terms of the contributions that people were making. Yes we were going to introduce a cap, but the fundamental principle had remained. But the point is Andrew, sometimes you ask me hypothetical questions and I won't answer hypothetical questions.feedback

Theresa May

That's what you might call the end state, where we're going to get to.feedback

Theresa May

Saying publicly that the Prime Minister must now do this, this and this and, by the way on public sector pay, she must do this. What you have seen Boris saying is the importance of the approach that we have taken in the Florence speech that has moved the discussion on.feedback

Theresa May

I had a Cabinet meeting before my Florence speech and everyone was agreed that the position the United Kingdom was taking was absolutely the right one. We are going forward on that basis. Boris is absolutely behind the Florence speech and the line that we have taken. What Boris is saying is the importance of the approach we have taken in the Florence speech. That has moved the discussion on and created a momentum in the negotiations. Let's be very clear about what we have here in this Government. We have a Government that is determined to build a country that works for everyone.feedback

Theresa May

The mission for Conservatives is to ensure that every generation can look to a better future than the past. But sadly today there are young people who fear they are going to be worse off than their parents, that they are never going to get on the housing ladder.feedback

Theresa May

I recognise there have been problems in the way Universal Credit has been working out for people. That's something that David Gauke, the Work and Pensions Secretary, and I are looking at. Fundamentally most people agree Universal Credit is a good system. We are looking at the specific issues that are being raised by people about that implementation. We need to roll out Universal Credit. What we also need to do is ensure we're addressing the specific issues that are being raised by people.feedback

Theresa May

But we know that the cost of higher education is a worry, which is why we are pledging to help students with an immediate freeze in maximum fee levels and by increasing the amount graduates can earn before they start paying their fees back, amounting to a saving of £360 a year, while the Government looks again at the question of funding and student finance.feedback

Theresa May

Most people agree that Universal Credit is a good system because it is a system that ensures that work always pays, she said. No. Is it ever a mistake to give people the opportunity to vote? I don't think so.feedback

Zoe Williams

It’s laughable that such an unrepresentative group could choose the next prime minister, but defanging them will not solve the government’s problems. All senior politicians arrive at their annual party conferences with their own tactics and theatrics to meet the same conundrum: how to persuade the members that, however you seem on the national or international stage, deep down, you’re one of them. Theresa May famously tended to her grassroots in 2011 with a story about an immigrant’s cat she had borrowed off Ukip (the story, not the cat). Tony Blair used to arrive before his faithful like a bigamist with a bunch of garage flowers: “Sure, I’ve set up home elsewhere, but be realistic; you’re not going to divorce me. We’ve so much shared history, and, besides, who else would have you?” The game is to keep the rank-and-file sweet enough that they will put the stability of the parliamentary party above themselves; disturb that natural order – put any decisions back into members’ hands – and they will destroy your party, being extremists by definition. The paradox of old politics was that joining a party put you not at its epicentre but at its fringe.feedback

Theresa May

Yes we've got to look at what happened, listen to the election and listen to voters.feedback

Theresa May

Government is working on what would need to be put in place if there is no deal, what we are also working on is ensuring we get a deal, get the right deal for the United Kingdom. Government departments are looking to see what changes are needed, what we need to put in place.feedback

Theresa May

Our party meets in Manchester this week, and our message to you is simple. As Conservatives, we have a vision of a country that works for everyone, not just the privileged few – precisely the direction I set when I became prime minister last year. I understand the concerns raised, particularly by young people, during what was a disappointing election for my party. So my determination to act on those concerns, and crucially, to fulfil the promise of my first speech on the steps of Downing Street, is greater than ever.feedback

Neil Gray

The general public … wouldn't care about who makes their maiden speech where.feedback

Theresa May

Yes, we have to get the best Brexit deal – but we must also take action here at home to make this a fairer place to live for ordinary working people. The social contract in our country is that the next generation should always have it better than the last. Conservatives have a plan to make that a reality.feedback

Rehana Azam

Publishing these letters on the eve of Conservative party conference are intended to give Theresa May a soundbite to appease her own mutinous backbenchers. Pushing forward with slightly less harsh cuts for a small minority of public sector workers will do nothing to win back the trust and goodwill that has been lost.feedback

Theresa May

I've answered this question before and I've been very clear that I am not a quitter, that I'm in it for the long-term and that there's a job to be done and I will be fighting the next election.feedback

Theresa May

With the largest defence budget in Europe, a far-reaching diplomatic network, world-class security, intelligence and law enforcement services, and our position at the heart of NATO, the UK's role in Europe's defence has never been more vital. As we prepare for Brexit, I want to build a bold, new security partnership with the EU. A partnership that reflects our shared history, promotes our common values, and maintains a secure and prosperous Europe. That will guarantee the security and stability of the continent for generations to come.feedback

Theresa May

Our party meets in Manchester this week, and our message to you is simple. As Conservatives, we have a vision of a country that works for everyone, not just the privileged few – precisely the direction I set when I became prime minister last year. I understand the concerns raised, particularly by young people, during what was a disappointing election for my party. So my determination to act on those concerns, and crucially, to fulfill the promise of my first speech on the steps of Downing Street, is greater than ever.feedback

Theresa May

Aung San Suu Kyi and the Burmese government need to make it very clear that the military action should stop.feedback

Theresa May

On the wider issue, I think that there is a real challenge for us globally today because I think there are aspects of protectionism creeping in around the world. I want the UK to be a global champion of free trade because I think those of us who believe in free trade need to stand up and not just explain its wider benefits, but help to explain its benefits to individuals.feedback

Theresa May

The United Kingdom is unconditionally committed to maintaining Europe's security and we will continue to offer aid and assistance to EU member states that are the victims of armed aggression, terrorism and natural or manmade disasters... While we are leaving the European Union, as I have said many times, we are not leaving Europe so the United Kingdom is unconditionally committed to maintaining Europe's security.feedback

Theresa May

We need to look at that very carefully, and to make sure we get the connection between what people want to do locally and the central campaign.feedback

Theresa May

I think now we see we do have to go back to them. We've got to make that case all over again, because there is a generation who have grown up in a different environment and perhaps haven't seen the problems that can occur when you don't believe in free markets and sound management of the economy.feedback

Theresa May

As somebody who was heavily involved in the pre-1997 Conservative government, so much work was done to get that message across, of the importance of free markets, of sound management of the economy, of global trade. And sadly we do see that that message has been lost. I think in a sense we thought those arguments were done and dusted. That everybody understood it. That we didn't have to go back to them. I think now we see we do have to go back to them.feedback

Theresa May

There weren't the links with the centre that there should have been. That's one of the issues we need to look at. With a snap election, of course you have to do a little more from the centre, in relation to the selection of candidates. But I think it's in relation to ensuring that the campaign at the centre is reflecting what's happening at the grassroots. I think it was, because by definition in a snap election you've not been able to prepare people for it. So out there people have to work quite quickly to put their local campaigns together, and you do get slightly more of a central approach.feedback

Yuriko Koike

I am raising my flag for real. Japan is facing a difficult time considering the situation in North Korea. Economically, the world is making a big move while Japan's presence is gradually declining. Can we continue letting the establishment handle politics?feedback

DeAnne Julius

The negotiations could fall apart at any time because some of the (preconditions) are win-lose, not win-win, and that's not how you start a successful negotiation, you don't start with the win-lose issues. I think the structure of these negotiations is actually stack against a successful outcome, because on the one hand (U.K. Prime Minister) Theresa May has to keep her party intact, on the other hand, Barnier has no mandate to go beyond what's already been agreed with the 27 countries.feedback

Theresa May

What I would say in relation to Boeing is that of course we have a long term partnership with Boeing in various aspects of government and this is not the sort of behaviour we expect form a long term partner and it undermines that partnership.feedback

Theresa May

We are very clear about the importance of Bombardier and the importance of those jobs in Northern Ireland. And we will be doing everything we can to ensure that we can see those jobs being guaranteed in the future.feedback

Craig Erlam

It's a big blow for Bombardier, it's a big blow for Canada, it's a big blow for Northern Ireland and therefore Theresa May. It's debatable again as to whether this is going to eventually get agreed upon of course. It's still got to go through one more stage. It's a huge tariff so they're going to need substantial evidence that suggests that these planes were sold for significantly subsidised prices.feedback

Theresa May

This result underscores what we have been saying for months: the US trade laws were never intended to be used in this manner, and Boeing is seeking to use a skewed process to stifle competition and prevent US airlines and their passengers from benefiting from the C-Series.feedback

Theresa May

This should be a wakeup call to those who view the US as our trading saviour after Brexit. The US slapping huge tariffs on key UK exports is not a good sign of things to come.feedback

Theresa May

I set out in my speech last week in Florence the hope for working together to that deep and special partnership I think we want to create with the European Union once we leave the European Union. And the commitment we have to looking for a really good economic partnership. By being creative in the ways that we approach these issues, we can find solutions that work both for the remaining 27 (member states of the EU) but also for the UK and maintain that cooperation and partnership between the UK and the EU.feedback

Ian Lavery

There is different views and you've always had a left wing and a right wing and I cannot say it's different at this moment in times. If MPs weren't bought into the Jeremy Corbyn project, they have got to be buoyed by this conference – the difference, the change, the atmosphere, the way people feel part of the party. And it's just the beginning, and we are going to hopefully grab them keys off Theresa May so that Jeremy is prime minister.feedback

Theresa May

Obviously things have moved on in terms of the discussions we've been having. By being creative in the ways we approach these issues, we can find solutions that work both for the remaining [EU] 27 but also for the UK and maintain that cooperation and partnership between the UK and the EU.feedback

Shinzo Abe

But we are absolutely not lowering the flag of fiscal consolidation.feedback

Shinzo Abe

I'll demonstrate strong leadership and stand at the forefront to face a national crisis. This is my responsibility as leader and my mission as prime minister. We must not give in to North Korea's threats. By gaining a mandate from the people with this election, I will forge ahead with strong diplomacy.feedback

Shinzo Abe

We will turn Japan's social security system into one that responds to all generations by boldly diverting policy resources to resolve the two major concerns -- child rearing and (elderly) nursing care – that working generations confront. We must not give in to North Korea's threats. By gaining a mandate from the people with this election, I will forge ahead with strong diplomacy.feedback

Yuriko Koike

I'm launching a new party and I want to be directly involved in it. Can we continue letting the LDP handle politics?feedback

Shinzo Abe

With this election I want to ask the people for their verdict on my North Korea policy.feedback

Shinzo Abe

If North Korea doesn't change, we will have to use every possible means to maximize pressure.feedback

Yasuharu Ishizawa

He'll be able to get a majority, but it's a close call whether he'll get near two-thirds or not.feedback

Shinzo Abe

We must protect the people and wealth of this country.feedback

Tarik Abou-Chadi

The last year really did mark a collapse of the social democrats across Europe, as the immigration debate gained momentum. Many European social democratic parties are quite divided on the issue of immigration, which is why they are refraining from discussing it. It also probably has to do with the fact that Theresa May is so deeply unpopular among many in Britain. Of course, Germany's Merkel is in a far different position.feedback

Jonathan Ashworth

Last winter, Theresa May stuck her head in the sand and refused to give the NHS the money it needed to keep services running properly. This decision pushed NHS staff beyond their limits and caused misery for patients in every part of the country. It can't be allowed to happen again.feedback

Shinzo Abe

If North Korea follows the right path, it can develop its economy. But if it doesn't abandon its missile and nuclear programmes, then it will not have a bright future.feedback

Koichi Hagiuda

Even if there is a contingency during the election, I am confident that we can respond properly.feedback

Hikaru Sato - Daiwa Securities Group

The news report about 2 trillion yen has a limited impact to the market, but expectations that there will be more such stimulus talks before the likely election are supporting the mood.feedback

Theresa May

Our football players want to recognise and respect those who have given their lives for our safety and security. I think it is absolutely right they should be able to do so. I should say to Fifa, before they start telling us what to do, they jolly well ought to sort their own house out.feedback

Theresa May

Clearly people, businesses and public services should only have to plan for one set of changes in the relationship between the UK and the EU. So during the implementation period access to one another's markets should continue on current terms and Britain also should continue to take part in existing security measures. And I know businesses, in particular, would welcome the certainty this would provide. As of today, these considerations point to an implementation period of around two years.feedback

Theresa May

Precedent suggests it could take years to negotiate, and we can do so much better than this.feedback

Theresa May

The British people have decided to leave the EU; and to be a global, free-trading nation, able to chart our own way in the world. We can do so much better than this.feedback

Theresa May

[We] should recognise that this is the most advanced free trade agreement the EU has yet concluded and a breakthrough in trade between Canada and the EU. But compared with what exists between Britain and the EU today, it would nevertheless represent such a restriction on our mutual market access that it would benefit neither of our economies.feedback

Theresa May

It's up to leaders to set the tone, a tone of trust. We want to be your strongest friend and partner as the E.U. and the U.K. thrive side by side. We want to work hand-in-hand with the European Union, rather than as part of the European Union.feedback

Theresa May

It has been and remains one of my first goals in this negotiation to ensure that you can carry on living your lives as before. I am clear that the guarantee I am giving on your rights is real. And I doubt anyone with real experience of the U.K. would doubt the independence of our courts or the rigor with which they will uphold people's legal rights.feedback

Theresa May

Clearly people, businesses, and public services should only have to plan for one set of changes in the relationship between the U.K. and the EU. The framework for this strictly time-limited period, which can be agreed under Article 50, would be the existing structure of EU rules and regulations.feedback

Theresa May

We can do SO much better than this. Let us be creative as well as practical in designing an ambitious partnership. We do not pretend you can have all the benefits of the single market without its obligations. The guarantee I am giving on your rights is real.feedback

Theresa May

We want you to stay, we value you, and we thank you for your contribution to our national life. Our determination to defend the stability, security and prosperity of our European neighbors and friends remains steadfast. And we will do all this as a sovereign nation in which the British people are in control.feedback

Jeffrey Kingston

He may win big but he may also lose his super majority in the lower house. If the voters give Abe a nasty surprise, it might bring out the long knives in the party. But the chances of that happening are not huge.feedback

Atsushi Kinoshita

With North Korean missiles flying over Japan and local governments conducting evacuation drills, of course people feel a sense of crisis. Prime Minister Abe is betting that Japanese citizens will agree with his position on reinforcing Japan's military.feedback

Jeffrey Kingston

Kim Jong Un is doing him a great favor. During crises like this, there is a rally around the flag and that helps the LDP, which is seen as strong on security.feedback

Theresa May

But the fact is that, at that point, neither the UK – nor the EU and its member states – will be in a position to implement smoothly many of the detailed arrangements that will underpin this new relationship we seek.feedback

Simon Jenkins

Florence is the prime minister’s chance to build bridges with EU negotiators and quell the revolt from within her party. But will she take it?At last Theresa May will make the speech she should have made a year ago. Her Florence proposals are clearly intended to decontaminate the polluted air round the Brexit talks. She hopes for concord with EU negotiators on a compromise first step towards British departure, on a reasonable timetable. There has to be a deal on this. There has to be a move back from the “cliff-edge” option. But can she deliver?feedback

Theresa May

The tech companies have made significant progress on this issue, but we need to go further and faster to reduce the time it takes to remove terrorist content online.feedback

Theresa May

We need a fundamental shift in the scale and nature of our response – both from industry and governments – if we are to match the evolving nature of terrorists' use of the internet. This is a global problem that transcends national interests. Governments must work with and support the efforts of industry and civil society if we are to achieve real and continuing progress and prevent the spread of extremism and terrorist use of cyberspace. In order to succeed, we must be united in our determination to fight terrorist exploitation of the internet.feedback

Polly Toynbee

The prime minister should do the right thing by us and Europe. But don’t hold your breath. Sitting at her desk, Theresa May is drafting her Florence speech for Friday. The time has come, she finally decides, to put country before party; to abandon the vain attempt to bind together her party’s utterly incompatible factions. What’s the point? There’s no possible EU deal that would induce John Redwood and Liam Fox to agree with Anna Soubry and Ken Clarke, no fence left to sit on. She must become the prime minister no one thinks she is.feedback

Theresa May

Well, I don't think it's helpful for anyone to speculate what is an ongoing investigation.feedback

Theresa May

I, of course, accept an apology if that's been given. I must confess I haven't actually read it myself. I don't pay attention to these things. What matters is that I'm getting on with the job and focusing on what the British people want. They look around London and see all the positives of a dynamic, prosperous city. If somebody uses a nail bar, for example, they should ask themselves about the people working there. Do they always cover their faces? Do they appear to be nervous.feedback

Theresa May

In turn the UN and its agencies must win our trust by proving to us and the people we represent that they can deliver. That is why we will remain generous in our funding but set aside 30 per cent to be paid only to those parts of the UN that achieve sufficient results. On migration, our starting point must be that it can benefit both countries and migrants themselves - but only when it is safe, orderly, well managed and legal. If we do not manage this effectively, we will fail both our own citizens and those taking these dangerous journeys.feedback

Theresa May

But we should also acknowledge that throughout its history the UN has suffered from a seemingly unbridgeable gap between the nobility of its purposes and the effectiveness of its delivery. When the need for multilateral action has never been greater, the shortcomings of the UN and its institutions risk undermining the confidence of States as members and donors. Even more importantly, they risk the confidence and faith of those who rely upon the blue helmets; who rely upon that sign I stand in front of today coming to their aid in the darkest of hours.feedback

Peter Hain

We need real solutions from the government to ensure this nightmare scenario does not happen. Theresa May urgently needs to provide answers soon.feedback

Rafael Behr

Faced with the serious work and compromise that exiting the EU requires, many leavers are opting for fantasy, bombast and obstruction instead. Everything in politics is harder than it looks. Theresa May is not the first person to reach high office, only to discover that the skills used for getting a job are insufficient for doing it well. Boris Johnson – unlike his boss in most ways – is in a similar bind. He is a more gifted performer than the prime minister, but loquacity isn’t competence.feedback

Theresa May

The Cabinet is absolutely clear about the destination we are aiming for in relation to our European negotiations. What I want the Government to do is what the Government is doing – Boris, and others, are all very clear about the destination we have as a country. Boris is doing good work. He has been doing that here at the United Nations.feedback

Theresa May

We gather here today united in our determination to eliminate the scourge of forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking. Modern slavery exists in all our societies, it respects neither borders nor jurisdictions, its victims are subject to the most appalling mistreatment and exploitation. We will not tolerate these crimes in our societies.feedback

Carwyn Jones

The governments of these islands have a lot of work to do to ensure that the UK leaves the EU with as little disruption as possible. This will only be achieved by working together. Theresa May, Nicola Sturgeon and I all have very different political positions, but an issue as important as Brexit requires us to put our political differences aside and work together to provide stability for the sake of our economy, jobs and public services. One Government cannot simply hijack powers from the other two.feedback

Kallum Pickering - Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co.

It will be interesting to see whether Jeremy Corbyn goes even further left versus his manifesto in the election and whether Theresa May does the same.feedback

Hikaru Sato - Daiwa Securities Group

It's not like they will chase the market higher from the current level until they see the outcome.feedback

Theresa May

Canada and the United Kingdom have a long shared history. My visit to Canada today is not only about recognising our past but also looking ahead to our bright future. We are both countries with ambitions to lead on the world stage and progressive values that underpin those ambitions – values including the importance of free trade, and respect for international law.feedback

Theresa May

I do get on with him ... President Trump has actually ... an affection for the United Kingdom. Like many Americans he has family connections with the United Kingdom, and we work very well together. The U.K. and the U.S. have always had a special relationship and worked well together. I know a number of people were concerned before he became president about his statements about America's commitment to NATO. NATO has been the bedrock of Europe security. I was very pleased when I came over to see him, shortly after his inauguration, that he gave an absolute 100 percent commitment to NATO.feedback

Amber Rudd

I think she has a point, yes. I think it's absolutely fine. I would expect nothing less from Boris. She's driving the car, to continue the allegory, and I'm going to make sure that as far as I'm concerned the rest of the Cabinet we help her do that. This is a difficult moment. You could call it backseat driving, absolutely. I'm very clear that the Cabinet and government supports Theresa May. It's a difficult moment to make sure we get the best result for the United Kingdom, but I'm sure we can.feedback

Zoe Williams

The public sector was fragmented. But pay freezes and cuts to services have finally brought it together. When the prime minister raises the terror threat level to critical, as Theresa May did for 48 hours after Friday’s London tube bombing, you think you know what that means. And in some ways, you do. It means another attack is considered “imminent”; it means that, when an attack comes, police response times are futuristically fast – it was eight minutes from the first call to the emergency services during the London Bridge attack to all three terrorists having been fatally shot by police. Yet the inner workings of the critical threat level are less obvious, because one assumes it means extra police officers. In fact, it means existing police officers working longer hours and having their days off cancelled. This is a hot-button issue on Twitter, as the Metropolitan police federation points this out, and people with Twitter handles such as Gooner123 tell them to count themselves lucky they never served a tour in Afghanistan. Yet the public services can no longer be pitted against each other, as a way to neutralise or suffocate their complaints against the government.feedback

Amber Rudd

You could call it backseat driving. I don't want him managing the Brexit process. What we've got is Theresa May managing that process, she's driving the car.feedback

Bjarni Benediktsson

I was told by the justice minister that we were discussing confidential matters, which followed the rules of the ministry...I decided to handle the issue as a confidential matter.feedback

Bjarni Benediktsson

First, it was illegal for me to [divulge] the information, second, I informed them when I could. This week, it came forth that my father had written a letter... I couldn't have written such a letter myself and I will never try to defend that.feedback

Theresa May

For this period, military personnel will replace police officers on guard duties at certain protected sites that are not accessible to the public. The public will see more armed police on the transport network and on our streets, providing extra protection. This is a proportionate and sensible step which will provide extra reassurance and protection while the investigation progresses.feedback

Bjarni Benediktsson

This situation was uncalled for but we will have an election. There is nothing else to do in Iceland but to let the voters (decide).feedback

Theresa May

Clearly, this was a device intended to cause significant harm. The police are doing all the work to discover the full circumstances of this cowardly attack. The threat level remains severe but this will be kept under review. The public should remain vigilant.feedback

Bjarni Benediktsson

We have lost the majority and I don't see anything that indicates we can regain that... I am calling an election.feedback

Stephen Brown

I think if there's going to be another election and possibly the chance of a more left-wing government, then that probably decreases the chance of monetary policy being loosened any further in the future. That could be quite important.feedback

Frank Foley

Theresa May... should be careful about cracking down on nonviolent extremists. It's a strategy the French have tried with little success, as it has alienated communities and led to a situation in which community members are often unwilling to share crucial information with authorities.feedback

Theresa May

An attacker attempted to break into Parliament and was shot dead within 20 yards of the gate. If his intention was to gain access to this building we should be clear that he did not succeed. The police heroically did their job.feedback

Theresa May

The police and the security services are obviously doing all the work to discover the full circumstances of this cowardly attack. The threat of terrorism we face is severe but together, by working together, we will defeat them. We are dealing with not just the terrorist threat but with the extremism and the hate that can actually incite that terrorism. We are looking very carefully at the powers that our police and security services have to make sure they have the powers they need.feedback

Gaby Hinsliff

If the former chancellor is to report honestly on Britain’s difficulties, he can’t downplay his own complicity. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Or so, at least, said someone who had clearly never met George Osborne. Such is the man’s capacity to hold a grudge that he apparently will not rest until Theresa May is “chopped up in bags in my freezer”, according to a juicy new profile in Esquire magazine. On election night, when the scale of the disaster she had presided over became clear, the new editor of the Evening Standard reportedly texted “hahahahahahhaha” to a friend even as his former colleagues were losing their jobs.feedback

James Dyson

I think the fact that science subjects are seen as a difficult option might well deter them – they're harder work. Even Theresa May is attacking industrialists. It's all bad news. The last thing I wanted to do was go and work in a factory – because I was told that is what would happen if you didn't work hard at at school, you ended up in a factory. But it's just not like that. If you look around here today, this is very different. We're developing new products and new technology, solving problems. It's exciting.feedback

Theresa May

Earlier this morning Parliament took a historic decision to back the will of the British people and vote for a bill which gives certainty and clarity ahead of our withdrawal from the European Union. Although there is more to do, this decision means we can move on with negotiations with solid foundations and we continue to encourage MPs from all parts of the UK to work together in support of this vital piece of legislation.feedback

Theresa May

Earlier this morning parliament took a historic decision to back the will of the British people and vote for a bill which gives certainty and clarity ahead of our withdrawal from the European Union. Although there is more to do, this decision means we can move on with negotiations with solid foundations and we continue to encourage MPs [lawmakers] from all parts of the U.K. to work together in support of this vital piece of legislation.feedback

Theresa May

We will resolutely safeguard Gibraltar, its people and its economy and Gibraltar will remain British for as long as it chooses to do so. So let us go forward together and seek to build a prosperous future for our whole UK family.feedback

Theresa May

It is a miserable day. Our military personnel, our troops, have been working round the clock there and we owe them a great debt of gratitude. Troops from RFA Mounts Bay are now assisting the Governor of the British Virgin Islands, who has declared a state of emergency there and they are also working to ensure the airfield there is serviceable so military aircraft can be flown in with further supplies.feedback

Theresa May

I'm a woman, I can multi-task. I don't think I'm in the least robotic.feedback

Theresa May

If it's a crime offline, it's a crime online. I think sometimes people think that online is a different sort of world and it doesn't matter and you can do what you like. Actually, no, you can't. You should behave online as you would offline.feedback

Theresa May

Well, all I will say is that Geoffrey Boycott has still got my tupperware.feedback

Theresa May

In any election campaign a plan is made about what that campaign is going to be like. I get frustrated... people used the word robotic about me during that campaign. I don't think I'm in the least robotic.feedback

Theresa May

I get frustrated. People use the term 'robotic' about me. I don't think I'm in the least robotic. I have made brownies for TMS before, once when Geoffrey Boycott was invited. I brought some brownies up. I handed them to Geoffrey but I don't know whether they ever made it into the TMS box. The fact that he just stuck in there and got on with the job, that was the great thing. The whole point was he stuck at it. He had a plan and he got on with it, and more often than not delivered.feedback

Theresa May

All I will say is that Geoffrey Boycott's still got my Tupperware.feedback

Theresa May

As this is on the BBC I don't know if I can reveal which cook I used.feedback

Theresa May

The message is clear: do not travel, do not engage in dangerous activities, do not put yourself or those you care about at risk.feedback

Theresa May

As I have said on many occasions, overall immigration has been good for the UK, but people want to see it controlled. That is what people want to see as a result of our leaving the EU. We can already exercise controls in relation to those who come to this country from outside the EU, and the government continues to believe that it is important to have net migration at sustainable levels, we believe that to be in the tens of thousands, particularly given the impact it has on people at the lower end of the income scale in depressing their wages.feedback

Theresa May

There is a reason for wanting to ensure that we can control migration, it is because of the impact that that migration can have, that net migration can have on people, on access to services, on infrastructure, but crucially it often hits those at the lower end of the income scale hardest.feedback

Theresa May

We will also welcome agreement to continue to collaborate with our European partners on major science, research, and technology initiatives.feedback

Theresa May

What he does in this House, and outside this House, is consistently stand up and ask for more money to be spent on this that and the other. He can do that in opposition because he knows he doesn't have to pay for it. The problem with Labour is that they do it in government as well.feedback

Chris Leslie

(The bill) will give the executive unparalleled powers to change laws that affect the lives and rights of the British people by the stroke of a ministerial pen. For Theresa May and David Davis to ask us to just trust them isn't good enough. I urge MPs from all parties to vote down this shambles of a bill.feedback

Simon Jenkins

Appearances, not reality, have dominated policy in this country. Social neglect caused the Brexit vote – when will Theresa May address that?In politics, optics trump metrics. Tuesday’s leak of a Home Office draft on post-EU migration policy indicates the hardest face of Brexit. Its language is Home Office repressive. It reads like a prison governor’s report, less concerned with the inmates than with the height of the perimeter fence. What with the border computer fiasco, the detention violence scandal, and the erratic “go home” letters to foreigners, if the Home Office were a local council it would be in special measures. Whatever spin may be applied to the leak, the idea that Theresa May seeks an emollient and “frictionless” approach to Brexit is laughable.feedback

Theresa May

This is fantastic news. Many congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.feedback

Theresa May

She is a great Prime Minister, I think. I have served her for the last 12 months, I have been never anything less than impressed in the way she runs the country. That's what matters. That's what matters to the people. Not the politics, running the country, and she does a good job.feedback

Theresa May

The repeal bill helps deliver the outcome the British people voted for by ending the role of the EU in UK law, but it's also the single most important step we can take to prevent a cliff-edge for people and businesses, because it provides legal certainty. We've made time for proper parliamentary scrutiny of Brexit legislation, and I look forward to the contributions of MPs (lawmakers) from across the House (of Commons). But that contribution should fit with our shared aim: to help get the best Brexit for Britain.feedback

Theresa May

Now it is time for Parliament to play its part. The Repeal Bill delivers the result of the referendum by ending the direct role of the EU in UK law, but it is also the single most important step we can take to prevent a cliff-edge for people and businesses, because it transfers laws and provides legal continuity.feedback

Bob Neill

The long term is the difficult one for Theresa May because I don't think she's got a long term.feedback

Theresa May

I've got a confession to make. It may be a shock to you all, but I'm not a great karaoke fan. I've never done karaoke, actually, I'm afraid.feedback

Theresa May

We (Japan and then United Kingdom) have a long history of cooperation in this area. My visit today is a sign of the growing cooperation and partnership that we have on defense matters.feedback

Theresa May

This is a formative period in shaping the future of my country. There are few places where the opportunities of doing so are greater than Japan, the third-largest economy in the world.feedback

Theresa May

I very much welcome the commitment from Japanese companies such as Nissan, Toyota, Softbank and Hitachi. I am determined that we will seize the opportunity to become an ever more outward-looking global Britain, deepening our trade relations with old friends and new allies.feedback

Theresa May

Against a backdrop of a more uncertain world, I want you all to know that Japan can count on the United Kingdom as a dependable and like-minded partner.feedback

Theresa May

I'm not a quitter. I'm in this for the long term. There's a real job to be done in the United Kingdom. It's about getting the Brexit deal right, it's about building that deep and special partnership with the European Union, but it's also about building global Britain, trading around the world. Yes, dealing with injustices that remain inside the United Kingdom, but also going out around the world ensuring that we can do those trade deals which bring prosperity to our economy and bring jobs to the United Kingdom.feedback

Theresa May

If we look at free trade and globalization, I'm a promoter of free trade, I believe in free trade. I believe that it brings economic growth and prosperity. And globalization does.feedback

Frank Field

It's rather good that [Theresa May] is waiting for all the reports to come in before she makes a recommendation to the honours forfeiture committee. The case against Sir Philip will continue in the new parliament.feedback

Martin Kettle

The prime minister is sustained by the knowledge within her party that the alternatives are worse. As a rule, a politician who announces “I’m not a quitter” is not in a strong place. When Theresa May said those words in Japan this week, for instance, the mind quickly turned to Richard Nixon. “I have never been a quitter,” Nixon told the American people in a televised address. The address in question was the one in which he announced his resignation as president in 1974.feedback

Theresa May

The Article 50 letter built on the Lancaster House speech. We have had publications since that continue to build on aspects of the Lancaster House speech. There has been no change - that has continued.feedback

Michael Heseltine

My own guess is they won't ... The long term is the difficult one for Theresa May because I don't think she's got a long term.feedback

Theresa May

You will reap what you sow. The parties directly concerned should take responsibility.feedback

Theresa May

We must focus on what our future relationship with the European Union is going to be, ensuring that we can get that trade deal right and also that we can form new trade deals around the rest of the world.feedback

Theresa May

We will continue to press the EU to move forward on the Japan deal, which of course they have made some initial steps on but there is a way to go.feedback

Theresa May

It gives me the opportunity to sit down with Prime Minister Abe to discuss the action that North Korea has taken. These are illegal tests, we strongly condemn them and we will be working with Japan and other international partners to ensure that pressure is put on North Korea to stop this illegal action. My discussions with Prime Minister Abe will focus on how we can prepare the ground for an ambitious free trade agreement after Brexit, based on the EU-Japan agreement which I very much hope is nearing conclusion.feedback

Theresa May

China has, I think, a very key role to play in terms of the pressure it can bring … I have said this to President Xi, others have as well. We think that China has a role to play and we'd encourage China to do everything it can to bring pressure on North Korea to stop this.feedback

Theresa May

In terms of what we're doing, we're looking to work with our partners, but crucially, we see China as being a key in this. We're very clear that the actions of North Korea are illegal. They are significant actions of provocation. It is outrageous.feedback

Theresa May

Even if we start on the basis of an existing trade deal that a country has with the EU, it will be up to the United Kingdom and that country if we wish to renegotiate and change those terms in the future.feedback

Theresa May

We can't sign up to a trade deal with Japan or with any other country outside of the European Union until we've left the European Union. What we can do is to be talking about that future relationship. That's what I'm going to be doing here with Prime Minister Abe. I believe we can look at an EU-Japan deal as the basis for a future trade deal between the United Kingdom and Japan.feedback

William Hague

In fact the ones who manoeuvre probably will not become the leader and they should get behind Theresa May and help her to do a good job in these exceptionally difficult circumstances of having to deliver Brexit and keep the economy going at the same time without a majority in the House of Commons.feedback

Theresa May

We would encourage China to do everything it can. As our closest security partner in Asia, we will also discuss how we can work much more closely together on cyber security, counter-terrorism and defence – more important than ever in this uncertain world.feedback

Theresa May

What is the UK doing? What we're doing is working with our international partners.feedback

Theresa May

In some companies executive pay has become disconnected from the performance of the company itself. In others, some directors seem to have lost sight of their broader legal and ethical responsibilities. There is a worrying lack of transparency around how some large privately-held companies behave. A responsible government must recognise these problems, and show leadership to tackle them.feedback

Theresa May

This action by North Korea is reckless provocation. These are illegal tests and we strongly condemn them. There will be an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council later this afternoon and we will continue to work with our international partners to put pressure on North Korea to stop these illegal tests. No. I'm absolutely clear that trip to Japan will go ahead. It gives me the opportunity to sit down with Prime Minister Abe over the next few days to discuss the action that North Korea has taken.feedback

Polly Toynbee

Theresa May is trying to reassert herself by cosying up to MPs and claiming again that she cares for the workers. But she, and her strategy, are doomed. The date, it seems, is set. Theresa May will depart on 30 August 2019, or so it is confidently reported. After a smooth Brexit, she can leave Downing Street with elegant aplomb at that time of her own choosing. Really? Magical thinking indeed.feedback

Theresa May

Leaving the European Union will mean that our laws will be made in Westminster, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast. And those laws will be interpreted by judges not in Luxembourg but in courts across this country. Because we will not have truly left the European Union if we are not in control of our own laws.feedback