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Oliver Letwin
I think what is at stake here in the first place is the quality of the delivery of public services. Those of us who are lucky enough to have higher incomes will have to bear more one way or another the costs of any increase in public service expenditure. But I'm not at all suggesting you can restrict to only dealing with whatever Mr Corbyn defines as the very rich.feedback
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NEW Jun 28 2017
Labour Party has been commented on by 263 key people in the news. You can find all of them on this page with their statements. People who have been most quoted about Labour Party are: Jeremy Corbyn, Theresa May and Boris Johnson. For instance, the most recent quote from Jeremy Corbyn is: “The truth is it is too little, too late. That could have been done and should have been done a year ago when Labour put that very proposal to the House of Commons. But by making an offer only after the negotiations have begun, the prime minister has dragged the issue of EU citizens and families deep into the complex and delicate negotiations of our future trade relations with the European Union, which she herself has been willing to say may result in failure. This isn't a generous offer. This is confirmation the government is prepared to use people as bargaining chips.”.
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Jeremy Corbyn

I voted against the renewal. Everybody knows that because I wanted to go in a different direction. That is the decision that's been taken; I respect that decision going ahead.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

And if you see that far look at the wall that surrounds this wonderful festival. There's a message on that wall for President Donald Trump, . You know what it says? Build bridges, not walls.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

I appear on the stage to make my speech about football culture and music culture and people started chanting. When you are at the stage, you can't actually hear everything that is going on. Then I'm looking at these guys chanting and I realise they are smiling, so I paused and realised what they were chanting. I was quite moved, actually.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

A general election will come, I hope very soon. We're on it, we're ready for it, we will knock on doors that haven't seen investment for a very long time. We're ready for another election as soon as you are. Let's do it, above all, together.feedback

Ross Kempsell

The commentariat got it wrong. The elites got it wrong. Politics is about the lives of all of us, and the wonderful campaign that I was involved with, that I was so proud to lead, brought people back into politics because they believed there was something on offer for them.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

My thoughts are with all those residents affected by the evacuation of tower blocks in Camden. This is a disruptive and worrying time for them.feedback

Andrew Marr

That was why, I think to everyone's surprise, she was quite such a bad campaigner. It wasn't entirely that she refuses to answer questions or that she hates answering questions or that she can't answer questions. Indeed in a small group she can be warm and humane, cry and hug people, in the way Jeremy Corbyn does so effectively in public.feedback

Heather Cuss

There's always a community atmosphere at Glastonbury, but this year it's definitely all about Jezza. We've seen musicians playing with Corbyn necklaces, and everywhere you walk you hear people break out into Jeremy Corbyn chants. Even bands from abroad have been giving him a shout-out, as they've clearly heard everyone going, Jeremy Corbyn, Jeremy Corbyn,' and they're joining in.feedback

Lesley Wright

I've been so overwhelmed by the spirit of this festival, it's definitely something the world needs right now. All coming together as a community, and speaking as one. It's all ages, everybody is here, it's amazing. With everything that's going on, we should be coming together like this more than ever.feedback

Lesley Wright

Coming here with somebody with a disability is a feat in itself, but I will tell you something: the facilities are amazing. We're just going to go with the flow, just go and see who's giving the good vibe.feedback

Lizzie Gibney

I'm not Corbyn's biggest fan, but he's become this celebrity icon here.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

I think we should adopt a maxim in life: that everyone we meet is unique, that everyone we meet knows something we don't know, is slightly different to us in some ways. Don't see them as a threat. Don't see them as an enemy. See them as a source of knowledge, a source of friendship and a source of inspiration.feedback

Billy Bragg

Even if it wasn't the youth 'what won it', the engagement among young people has shot up. If it can be sustained, it's a sea change in British politics because it means that all parties will have to take their views into account.feedback

Hazel Nolan

He just arrived through the back of the bar and walked over. He walked the length of the bar and a huge crowd started gathering – they all started raising their cups. He got a pint and then 'cheersed' everyone.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Peace is possible and must be achieved. Let's stop the denigration of refugees... they are all human beings just like all of us here today.feedback

Diane Abbott

Grenfell house [sic] is not just an accident. Grenfell house is not just an unfortunate incident. Those hundreds of people that died is a direct consequence of Tory attitudes in social housing. The Tories think people in social housing are second-class citizens. And as we have seen from Grenfell house, they are offering them second-class standards of safety. So, a direct consequence of that. A direct consequence of outsourcing ... and a direct consequence of deregulation.feedback

Diane Abbott

I think we are going to find that the numbers of people that have died will be in triple figures, just because it's a 23-storey [sic] block.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Thank you for giving me a few minutes. And remember, this election IS. ABOUT. YOU!feedback

Andrew Myors

Coming here you realise how much of a phenomenon Corbyn is. And it isn't just one type of person who's here and joining in these songs – he's united all these people who come to Glastonbury to watch completely different genres of music. And it's such a different vibe from last year. I definitely don't think there were many people singing 'woop Brexit' chants at Shangri La.feedback

Steve German

I now look forward to being able to spend my time more productively in building both the Socialist Party and TUSC and assisting in the process of defending Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party against the co-ordinated attacks of the Tories, the Blairites and the right wing in the Labour Party.feedback

Steve German

Under a socialist society, there would be no place for these parasitical, ancient symbols of privilege. All the pundits, all the academics, all the commentaries, all the politicians, the career politicians represented gathered around this panel here tonight, guaranteed that Theresa May's gamble would pay off, that she would come back with a majority of 100 seats, 120 seats – that Corbyn would be buried under a landslide. Jeremy Corbyn has proven that anti-austerity policies are popular – that's the question. The Tories and the Blairites lost that election.feedback

Beat Wittmann

Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn could potentially win such an election which would make matters worse still. The winners of that vote were basically selling taking control back and getting more prosperous at the same time. And now it will become clear step-by-step that that's not possible, that there's a price to be paid and that it's all about U.K. domestic policies and politics and power.feedback

Anne Perkins

It’s been two weeks since the country voted, yet how the minority Conservatives are going to govern is still unclear. Here’s what could happen next. Theresa May did her best to sound as if she had no intention of going anywhere on Wednesday, as she defended the slender programme laid out in her first – and probably her last – Queen’s speech. She tried to sound as if she had a purpose in holding on to power. But the vivid contrast between her beleaguered performance and the confidence and energy of a reinvigorated Jeremy Corbyn showed just where momentum in this new parliament actually lies.feedback

Owen Jones

The neoliberal right has never seemed weaker. With a massive push, Labour can seize the initiative. Britain’s old order is crumbling. Those who sense this most acutely, such as the rightwing press, are its defenders. This week, The Sun was reduced to begging its readers to see the evils of socialism. They are right to panic when 30% of its readers ended up voting for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party. Right to reflect that, according to a new YouGov poll, 43% of people believe a “genuinely socialist government” would make Britain a “better place to live” and just 36% say the reverse. Those who represent the future – younger Britons, particularly younger working-class voters – are decisively plumping for Corbyn’s new Labour party.feedback

Jacob Rees-Mogg

He said about 10 minutes ago 'in conclusion''. I fear as time goes past he may be in danger of inadvertently having misled the House.feedback

Vince Cable - Stansted Airport

I am ready to commit my energy, enthusiasm and experience to the task of leading the Liberal Democrats through what will be a period of chronic uncertainty. With the prospect of another election looming large, we must be ready for the fight. With the economy approaching the Brexit iceberg, Liberal Democrats need more than ever to warn of the dangers ahead and the need for a new course. There are big opportunities ahead. The Conservatives are in disarray and in retreat. The Labour Party outperformed expectations but complacently believes that 'one more heave' will see it into office.feedback

Margaret Thatcher

The market is a more powerful and more reliable liberating force than government can ever be.feedback

Ronald Reagan - Challenger

Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem. You know, there really is something magic about the marketplace when it's free to operate. As the song says, This could be the start of something big.feedback

Margaret Thatcher

Society? There is no such thing. There are individual men and women, and there are families.feedback

Diane Abbott

I am back to fighting fitness and I'm back to representing the Labour Party in the debates and the battles to come.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

There are a large number of deliberately kept vacant flats and properties all over London - it's called landbanking. People with a lot of money buy a house, buy a flat, keep it empty. Occupy it, compulsively purchase it, requisition it, there's a lot of things you can do. I think everybody cares to an extent, some to a deeper extent and some show empathy in a different way to others. But the real issue is not about what we as individuals feel, Theresa May, me, anybody else, it's what those people are going through.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

In an emergency, you have to bring all assets to the table in order to deal with that crisis and that's what I think we should be doing in this case. Every day at Heathrow, planes get delayed. Hundreds of people get stranded at airports all over the world. Hotels are found for them immediately, they are sorted out. Four-hundred-or-so people, still most of them have not got somewhere decent, safe or secure to stay in.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

What was less effective was the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, because they seemed to lack the resources to deal with a crisis of this magnitude in their borough and yet they are the country's wealthiest borough. There are a large number of deliberately kept empty, vacant flats and properties all over London. It's called land banking. People with a lot of money buy a house, buy a flat, and keep it empty.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

400 or so people, still most of them have not got somewhere decent, safe or secure to stay in. Somehow or other, it seems to be beyond the wit of the public services to deal with the crisis facing a relatively small number of people in a country of 65 million. But the real issue is not about what we as individuals feel, Theresa May, me, anybody else, it's what those people are going through.feedback

Steven Hollick

The Queen could manage to meet the victims, so could Corbyn and her decision confirms she's a coward. She has come across as a fake person who has nothing to say to normal people. She should not be in there.feedback

Michael Portillo

She should have been there with the residents, which is what Jeremy Corbyn was. She wanted an entirely controlled situation in which she didn't use her humanity. The Prime Minister would have been shouted at by the residents, but she should have been willing to take that.feedback

Michael Eavis

It's been a really full-on few years, culminating in Brexit and Trump. It felt like the whole world was shifting dramatically to the right. I think that this is a breath of fresh air – people are like, No, enough, we're not going to let it happen.feedback

Michael Eavis

Social justice and elevating the status of working-class people, that's all an important exercise. Education, hospitals, social care – these are all huge issues that can't be swept under the carpet. The Tories have ignored them, and the Labour party as well – the Blairites. It's all changed now.feedback

Michael Portillo

Alas, Mrs May was what she's been for the last five or six weeks, and that is to say she wanted an entirely controlled situation in which she didn't use her humanity. She met in private with the emergency services, a good thing to do no doubt. But she should have been there with the residents, which is what Jeremy Corbyn was. And he was there hugging people and being natural with them. The only person who could lead the party who is a proven winner is Ruth Davidson. Theresa May is a proven loser.feedback

Pamela Fitzpatrick

We've seen teachers and nurses struggle with housing problems in a way that we would never have done in the past. They just can't survive in London on those salaries. It all comes down to a lack of security and stability.feedback

Gareth Thomas

With the exception of 2001, it's always been closely fought. I try to focus on the basics of being a good constituency MP. I think that has a lot to do with it. But I think we have been lucky. And my luck may be about to run out.feedback

Susan Kearney - Citizens Advice

We've always seen a lot of people come through struggling with debt. But it used to be people with credit cards. Now it's rent arrears, council tax, gas, electric – essentials, basically.feedback

David Dimbleby

Boy, oh boy, oh boy, , are we going to be hung, drawn and quartered if this is all wrong!feedback

Michael Eavis

We're Corbyn fans, that's the thing. He's got something new and precious, and people are excited about it. He really is the hero of the hour. He really believes in [nuclear disarmament], like I do. The UK's nuclear weapons cost an absolute fortune, and make us a target. Why? For four boats? It's ridiculous; it's so absurd. Corbyn is on the same page with me on that one. He's going to fight it out, I think.feedback

Ishmael Blagrove

This country needs you - somebody has to be held accountable and responsible. We don't want the Government to kick this into the long grass.feedback

Ishmael Blagrove

We have to get to the bottom of this - the truth has got to come out and it will.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

The truth has got to come out. It's great that you're in place. We have to get to the bottom of this. The truth has got to come out and it will. The response of the fire service - incredible. In six minutes the first fire appliances were on the scene. There's been an incredible community response, donations of food and clothing and faiths all faiths have come together - everyone has given their support and I think that's quite incredible. The resources have to be found because we cannot allow people to live in a dangerous state.feedback

Rafael Behr

With the election over, the Lib Dems’ ex-leader had to be the opposite of zealous, evangelical and pious. And that was one pose he could never credibly strike. Success in the 2017 general election is a roving benchmark. Jeremy Corbyn is hailed as a hero by his party for losing well, far in excess of expectation. Theresa May’s leadership is in crisis because she won so badly, throwing away what looked like an insuperable advantage.feedback

Daniel Guest

I went to his final rally in Islington out of curiosity … it felt like a football final with the crowds cheering their victor. Carried away? Perhaps. But I do think people knew what they were voting for; I heard so many people say they were reading manifestos for the first time.feedback

James Konopinski

The youth and the poor disengaged from politics over the years because they were neglected. Although it's about party policy foremost, Corbyn is a likeable, principled man, who's compassion shines through. His confidence keeps growing as more people realise who he is and what he stands for. I just hope everyone understands the vote isn't actually about Corbyn as a saviour but about everyone coming together and looking after each other.feedback

Hollie Beattie

He isn't guided by what he thinks is the right thing to say or lies just to win votes. His plans to bring back bursaries for nurses, increase wages for NHS staff and end the privatisation. As for Conservative policies it is almost impossible to find any, May won't answer a straight question.feedback

Daniel Guest

He is an honest man who is far more straight than May could ever be. He's a politician with good principles who wants to take our country in a direction that benefits the young, the old, the poor and those just about getting along. He doesn't come across as a blatant vote-chaser like May, who went from remainer to staunch Brexiteer in no time.feedback

Chloe Smith

After seven years of the Conservatives violating our human rights, enacting brutal cuts and treating us as second-class citizens, it was heartwarming to see a party that obviously valued disabled people as voters, and as human beings, and who seemed to be dedicated to make sure that we had better lives and our rights back. If anything, it's nice to see so many people, who I know who have never really engaged with politics, become more engaged, all because of him and his policies.feedback

Bernie Sanders

The British elections should be a lesson for the Democratic Party. We already have among the lowest voter turnout of any major country on earth. Democrats will not win if the 2018 midterm election turnout resembles the unbelievably low 36.7 percent of eligible voters who cast ballots in 2014. The Democrats must develop an agenda that speaks to the pain of tens of millions of families who are working longer hours for lower wages and to the young people who, unless we turn the economy around, will have a lower standard of living than their parents.feedback

Amina Gichinga

For young people, the biggest draw for them was the £10 minimum wage and free university education.feedback

Becka Hudson

I thought this was the most important election I might experience in my lifetime. There were only six weeks to make or break the NHS [the country's underfunded universal healthcare system], schools, social care, the welfare system. The future of almost everyone I know.feedback

David Davis

He [Jeremy Corbyn] had a fantastic online campaign, a sort of social media campaign, which, I mean, frankly outplayed us at that. So he managed to get a lot of people to vote.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

We will continue to take the fight to the Tories and I will be out campaigning around the country in Conservative marginals in those extra seats we need to gain to deliver the government for the many that almost 13 million people voted for last week. We have a government in complete disarray still unable to reach an agreement, it seems, with the DUP and desperately delaying the Queen's Speech and Brexit negotiations. Far from being strong and stable, the government Theresa May is putting together is weak, wobbly and out of control. This is a government on notice from the voters.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Now the election is over, the next phase of our campaign to win power for the majority has already begun. We must remain in permanent campaign mode on a general election footing. We achieved what we did last Thursday because we were a united party during the campaign and we need to maintain that unity and collective discipline in the weeks and months ahead. We have a government in complete disarray still unable to reach an agreement, it seems, with the DUP and desperately delaying the Queen's Speech and Brexit negotiations.feedback

Clive Lewis

We felt a profound sense of dismay when Tories won by narrow margins. In seat after seat, progressive votes were wasted, because of our broken electoral system. This was a bittersweet election. We rejoice at the fact the Conservatives have been pegged back and the landslide they presumed was theirs by right has been denied them. We are delighted that an alternative to austerity and nearly 40 years of free-market fundamentalism has secured 40% of the vote. We celebrate the exuberance and scale of the youth vote and both feel an incredible duty to repay their faith in us and our colleagues. And we are proud that in some key marginals cooperation not to split the progressive vote resulted in the Tories losing.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

They took part because they wanted to see things done differently in our society. They wanted our parliament to represent them and deliver change for them. And I am looking forward to this parliament like no other parliament ever before to challenge and hopefully bring about that change.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Labour is ready to provide strong and stable leadership in the national interest. Democracy is a wondrous thing and can throw up some very unexpected results. I'm sure we all look forward to welcoming the Queen's Speech just as soon as the coalition of chaos has been negotiated. We look forward to this parliament, however short it might be. That we can be the voice for change in our society because more people - particularly more young people than ever before - took part in this recent general election.feedback

Theresa May

In meeting these challenges, what we have seen from the election is that there are parts of our country that remain divided - divided between young and old, rich and poor, those for whom the future offers a sense of opportunity and those for whom it brings worry and concern. Some people blame politics for these divisions or say there is too much politics, but politics can be an incredible force for good - conducted in the right way it can be how we resolve our differences, how we deal with injustices and how we take, not shirk, the big decisions.feedback

Theresa May

As we face difficult challenges ahead, let us come together in a spirit of national unity, to keep our country safe, and build a stronger, fairer and more prosperous future for everyone, in every part of our United Kingdom.feedback

Theresa May

At least somebody got a landslide. While there is further to go, if there is one outcome from this election we can all welcome, it is surely this: that today we have the most diverse and most representative parliament in our history.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

We look forward to this parliament, however short it might be, that we can be the voice for change in our society. More people, particularly young people, than ever before, took part in this recent general election. They took part because they wanted to see things done differently in our society.feedback

Clive Efford

But it has to be said that Jeremy is a brilliant campaigner and did extraordinarily well. People have had a good look at him and found that they can get behind him. They see him as a credible leader.feedback

Clive Efford

We questioned whether voters would be prepared to get behind Jeremy at a general election. The opinion polls suggested we were right about that.feedback

Clive Efford

Jeremy has got a shadow cabinet that remained loyal and allowed him to perform extremely well during the general election. He can't sack those people. They deserve to be rewarded for what they have done. We need to get behind those people and give them all the support [we] can.feedback

Harriet Harman

My concern about Jeremy Corbyn was he could not take us towards government let alone into government. And he has confounded those expectations. Just as, if we'd have lost seats under his leadership, he would have had to take responsibility, we've gained seats under his leadership, and he can take the credit for that.feedback

Harriet Harman

We were expecting the Tories to lay waste to us. Instead it turned around, and we come back coherent, united. The atmosphere is verging from on one hand relief to jubilant, and the Tories are in disarray. And Jeremy Corbyn has to take the credit for that, because he was the leader and he's gone forward.feedback

Boris Johnson

Mail on Sunday tripe - I am backing Theresa May. Let's get on with the job. Theresa May has got by far the biggest mandate anybody has got for my party for decades. She landed by far the biggest party in government, Jeremy Corbyn did not win this election it's absolutely right she should go ahead and form a government and deliver on the priorities of the people. I will be backing her and absolutely everybody I am talking to is going to be backing her as well.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

We didn't have separate messages – one for the old, one for the young, one for the disabled.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

The number of people who have been involved has been amazing. The enthusiasm was infectious and, of course, it infected me as well. It was great. The fundamental message I was putting forward is that we're strong as a community.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Nearly 13 million people voted for us to do it. That's why I'm here. I don't think Theresa May and this government have any credibility. The Prime Minister called this election on the basis she would need a stronger mandate to negotiate Brexit.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

I want to be in government so that we can conquer the housing crisis in Britain. I want to be in government so that people get a real chance in life.feedback

Owen Jones

This was about millions inspired by a radical manifesto that promised to transform Britain, to attack injustices and challenge the vested interests holding the country back. So, yes -- to quote a much-ridiculed Jeremy Corbyn tweet: the real fight starts now.feedback

Steven Fielding

It gave a very tangible retail offer to young voters -- the first time young voters have been given this.feedback

Bernard Jenkin

I would like to remind a few of my colleagues if you keep rocking the boat, then Corbyn will be in power.feedback

Polly Toynbee

The Labour leader is a man remade. To a remarkable degree, his respectability and plausibility as prime minster is established. Nothing succeeds like success. Jeremy Corbyn looks like a new man, beaming with confidence, benevolence and forgiveness to erstwhile doubters, exuding a new father-of-the-nation air of authority, calmly awaiting his imminent elevation to power. When I met him on Sunday he clasped my hand and, with a twinkle and a wink, thanked me for things I had written.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

There's a possibility of voting the Queen's Speech down and we're going to push that all the way. We have got a mandate to deal with issues of poverty, justice and inequality in Britain. Nearly 13 million people voted for us to do it. That's why I'm here.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Of course we're going to reach out. There's been one or two difficulties at times in the parliamentary Labour Party but let's put that behind us. The issue is the party came together and fought this election for a result that nobody else ever expected. Out there a lot of people said, hang on a minute, you are for the first time offering a real choice in British politics' and do you know what? It's infectious.feedback

Emily Thornberry

There are a lot of very good new people who have joined the Shadow Cabinet who have stuck with Jeremy Corbyn through thick and thin, very difficult times and that needs to be recognised. There are a number of things people can do ...chair of select committees, looking at policy submissions, there is plenty to do we need everybody on board to be able to do it.feedback

George Osborne

She is the heroine of the party who if she had not won seats in Scotland with a much more open and optimistic conservatism than the national campaign was providing there would not be a Conservative government and Jeremy Corbyn would be in Downing Street. She has said she now wants to prioritise the economy and free trade over immigration in the negotiations around Brexit, by the way I completely agree with her.feedback

Boris Johnson

We must not allow the media to spread mischief not least because the public are fed up to the back teeth of politics and politicians and they certainly DO NOT want another election. We have got to stop the narrative the Corbyn somehow won this thing - he barely did better than Gordon useless Brown when we beat in in 2010. The PM is a woman of extraordinary qualities and frankly the public are looking to us to get behind her with discipline and determination.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

We had a message of hope. And that was for everyone. And that ideal is a basic human condition. I've worked as hard as I can over the last seven weeks. I know we can do this.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

There must have been some very complicated discussions around the kitchen table in home after home with young, enthusiastic people saying 'this is why we've got to do it'. The enthusiasm was infectious and, of course, it infected me as well. It was great. The fundamental message I was putting forward is that we're strong as a community. Austerity has dealt a bitter blow to their aspirations and that's just wrong.feedback

Chuka Umunna

And I'm open to everyone. It's important to make that clear. I never get involved in personal abuse or anything like that.feedback

Chuka Umunna

Everything's still to play for. We can still do this. My phone is full of texts from lots and lots of people from right across the party. I'm very happy about that. I'm very proud to lead this party.feedback

Chuka Umunna

If people have political disagreements that's fine. We can discuss those. I'll be appointing a Shadow Cabinet over the next couple of days and announcing it next week.feedback

Michael Heseltine

Brexit is the cancer gnawing at the heart of the Conservative party and unless they address that we are in a very difficult situation where it is conceivable that the next election will put Jeremy Corbyn into No 10 Downing Street.feedback

Naomi Klein

I don't think any of these guys figured it out. But we should think about the fact that Mélenchon could get 70,000 people at a rally from nowhere, and look at the surge we have seen with Corbyn. Especially given the fact that he is kind of the exact opposite of a charismatic politician.feedback

Ellie Mae O'Hagan

For the first time in years, the gloom I felt about the future has lifted. We don’t have power yet, but we do have hope. In the early hours after the election results, the week-long rain clouds over London were dissolved by morning light, and it’s been sunny ever since. I hadn’t expected this result, so I didn’t anticipate how I would feel afterwards. I didn’t expect everything to suddenly appear in Technicolor and alive with possibilities. I’m slowly getting used to having hope and a sense of belonging. These feelings have been so absent over the past couple of years that it almost feels uncomfortable to have them.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

We have got a mandate to deal with issues of poverty, justice and inequality in Britain. We want to end austerity and invest in this country and that's what we're going to do. The Prime Minister called this election on the basis she would need a stronger mandate to negotiate Brexit. I'm very happy about that. I'm very proud to lead this party. And I'm open to everyone. It's important to make that clear.feedback

Peter Hyman

We've still got a huge mountain to climb. Credit to Corbyn in terms of fighting a better campaign. Credit in terms of energising young people. But it all has to be coupled with a genuine realism – we have lost.feedback

Peter Hyman

Of course Jeremy Corbyn did better than anyone expected in this election, including many in the Labour party. He deserves credit for running a far better campaign than Theresa May, but there has also got to be some realism about this. Labour has lost a third election in a row and it was an election that, with the right people and programme, was easily winnable.feedback

Murray Coueslant

I don't think independence is the right thing for Scotland. I believe in voting for a party not a leader so I voted Lib Dem. Their policies are most aligned with my views but most of my friends voted for Corbyn.feedback

Jon Cruddas

Transformative politics is about voicing what people know and feel but struggle to find words for.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

The media and many of us don't understand the views of young people. They were turned off by the way politics was being conducted. We have to – and must – change that.feedback

John McDonnell

I argued that when the broadcast media rules kicked in during the election period, we would have a better chance to get our policies across. The more balanced the broadcast coverage of Jeremy Corbyn, the more people would see him for the honest, decent, principled, and indeed strong leader he was.feedback

Tim Bale

We have underestimated the importance of the economy, especially when its largesse is so unevenly distributed. Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive,” wrote Wordsworth, “but to be young was very heaven!” OK, maybe that’s going a little too far, especially if you didn’t get a wink of sleep on Thursday night. But still. If you were aged 18-24 and you voted, then you probably felt pretty pleased with yourself on Friday morning. Younger voters, it seems, were the key to Jeremy Corbyn feeling like he has won when he has lost. Cue talk of the personality cult surrounding Labour’s sainted leader, of social media memes shared by tech-savvy digital natives and the revenge of young remainers angry that their future had been stolen from them while they weren’t looking (and in many cases, if they’re honest, not voting) in the EU referendum last summer.feedback

Nick Cohen

No one can deny that the Labour leader ran a fluent campaign, but can he capitalise on it?In March, the polls had Theresa May beating Jeremy Corbyn by a margin that had not been seen for decades. I said bluntly the Tories were heading for a landslide it would take the liberal-left a decade to recover from. Every Labour activist I knew agreed, including members of Corbyn’s staff.feedback

Helen Lewis

He has proved he is a great campaigner, but can he bring unity to Labour and win over dissenters?Two Ks tell the story of Labour’s success in the general election – Kensington and Kirkcaldy. Two years ago, the party lost so badly that many wondered if there was any route back to power for it at all. Its support had retreated to English cities and Wales; it held only a single seat in Scotland and in the south-west of England. To form a government, Labour either needed to overturn the granite majorities of the SNP or to make gains in English seats it had rarely, if ever, held before.feedback

Carole Cadwalladr

Despite the election’s energy and enthusiasm, democracy is threatened if we don’t regulate the dark arts of the web. Did you see Jeremy Corbyn enrapturing a packed rally with Shelley, with lines about lions rising after slumber? Or did you see Corbyn whining on to creepy music about the IRA? If you spent any time online in the last month, you will have seen some form of propaganda, but which? Which lies do you get? Who targeted you? With what? And why?feedback

Kevin McKenna

After 10 ineffective years in power, the first minister should heed the success of the Labour party leader. On the eve of an election when you had dared to hope that compassion might prevail over greed, a reality check was provided by the BBC. Jeremy Corbyn had just finished addressing his 90th rally in a seven-week campaign and, for a few hours, we even began to wonder how Britain might be under a Labour government led by him.feedback

Fraser Watt

Stormzy's endorsement was more of a side effect, although it probably did help with turnout. Structural factors are more important. Labour appealed to a generation that came of age during the financial crisis.feedback

Adam Klug

The word 'apathy' is thrown at young people when really they feel they are not represented. Jeremy and this manifesto really cut through. Young people saw tuition fees, investment in social care, housing, education – a vision for society that they believed in and that they would benefit from.feedback

Adam Klug

We're a smaller bureaucracy, so we can get things signed off – but we ran a clean, positive, empowering campaign.feedback

Josh Cole

The political landscape has changed a lot and a lot of people probably looked at the result of the EU referendum and wished they had been a part of it – we're not falling for that again, we're getting involved. The choices are also clear – an extreme right wing and an extreme left wing. The choice on the table was simple to understand.feedback

Simon Woolley

What we did with some significant success was work on voter registration. In Croydon there was a fantastic turnout – an area with a BME voter base of 32,000. In that seat, a minister was ousted.feedback

Adam Klug

We reached out way beyond our own bubble – we have 24,000 members.feedback

John Ashton

I voted for him in both leadership contests because the other candidates didn't show the same qualities he did.feedback

Christine Pellegrino

The Democratic party should learn that voters respond to a strong message of hope and opportunity that speaks to working families and not to the 1%.feedback

Dan Cantor

The only way to beat phony rightwing racialized populism is with a bold anti-corporate inclusive progressive populism.feedback

RoseAnn DeMoro

They can win elections if they actually adopt the populist agenda pertaining to the Bernie base. Don't ignore the base. The base isn't going to come out for the status quo. They want a different country. A different world.feedback

Moumita Ahmed

It just proves our messaging is right. Our values are exactly the values that are resonating with millions of people, especially millennials. And we do have a fighting chance. We're constantly being told that we don't, but Corbyn signals there's a desire from young people across the world to shift politics towards a more compassionate system of government.feedback

Jonathan Freedland

After a Labour success that defied predictions, the assumptions about how British elections are fought, and maybe won, have to be revisited. Of the three political earthquakes that have shaken the western political landscape in the past year – Brexit, Trump and Thursday’s general election – the latest has a claim to be the biggest shock of all. Remember that remain and leave were neck and neck in the opinion polls in the days leading up to the EU referendum: a leave win always looked a possibility. In the US, surveys regularly showed Donald Trump just a couple of points behind Hillary Clinton in the popular vote, which is exactly how things turned out.feedback

Tim Farron

You've got a Labour party that's moving to the Left, you've got the Tories moving to the Right. What's happened to the centre ground opportunity? Where's the vision and drive to challenge the party to move towards it? That's the kind of leadership that I'd prefer.feedback

Guenther Oettinger - European Union

We stand ready. Michel Barnier is well prepared. We will be hard but fair in our dealings. But whether the other side can even begin remains to be seen in the next few hours or the next few days, because without a government, no negotiations.feedback

Peter Boockvar - The Lindsey Group

What is possibly most distressing about the vote outcome is not just the difficulty Theresa May now has in governing, both Brexit and the country itself, it was the belief in the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and their party who might as well be Bernie Sanders' twin brother in his thoughts.feedback

David Dimbleby

This election showed young people can be energized by politics – that's really what Jeremy Corbyn did.feedback

Bernie Sanders

I am delighted to see Labour do so well. All over the world people are rising up against austerity and massive levels of income and wealth inequality. People in the UK, the US and elsewhere want governments that represent all the people, not just the 1%. What has impressed me – and there is a real similarity between what he has done and what I did – is he has taken on the establishment of the Labour party, he has gone to the grassroots and he has tried to transform that party … and that is exactly what I am trying to do.feedback

Nigel Farage

As a Brexiteer who believes in it with all his heart and soul, my fear is that Corbyn forms a coalition with the SNP and a few Lib Dems and we look down the barrels of a second referendum in a few years' time.feedback

Bernie Sanders

I am delighted to see Labour do so well. All over the world people are rising up against austerity and massive levels of income and wealth inequality. People in the U.K., the U.S. and elsewhere want governments that represent all the people, not just the 1%. I congratulate Jeremy Corbyn for running a very positive and effective campaign. Please text back Mr Corbyn [and say] that I would be more than delighted.feedback

Emily Thornberry

If all of this was an audition to be Prime Minister, Jeremy Corbyn has passed with flying colours.feedback

Nigel Farage

Massive mistake, but I think that if we do get Corbyn coalition then Brexit is in some trouble. I would have absolutely no choice but to do exactly that. He's not going to be able to build a government on his own, but if we get a coalition with the SNP and whoever else we may well be looking down the barrel of a second referendum.feedback

Theresa May

I often say that no deal is better than a bad deal because that is in Britain's national interest. Jeremy Corbyn seems to think that any deal, no matter what the price, no matter what the terms, is better than no deal. That is why, he is not fit to negotiate a good Brexit deal for Britain.feedback

Giles Kenningham

There has been repeated talk about getting young people out to vote, but clearly this time Labour's social media strategy worked. It energised people and got the base out. [The leftwing group] Momentum were pushing out slick attack ads which allowed the Labour party to stay above the fray and the Tories didn't have the equivalent third-party campaigning group in the rightwing space. That was really important for attracting floating voters [who were] not engaging with parties.feedback

Jessie Cox

Representatives from the Labour Party knocked on our doors and gathered us in groups, asking us about our problems and talking to us about solutions. They gave us a reason to vote.feedback

Shona Macdonald

It was incredible to see so many students voting. The youth vote galvanized by Jeremy Corbyn was real.feedback

Chuka Umunna

He's had a brilliant campaign. Jeremy has fought this campaign with enthusiasm, energy, verve, has clearly loved being surrounded in the mix with people. That's what politics is all about.feedback

Andy Murray

There was a tremendous moment of elation when the exit poll was announced because it became apparent that the campaign had achieved the most stunning turnaround in public opinion in seven weeks.feedback

Lesley Riddoch

The Scottish National party’s leader Nicola Sturgeon may have lost some of her shine, and the campaign for a second referendum is becalmed – but both could bounce back. Stubborn Scotland went its own way on Thursday night, witnessing a Tory revival (even as the party lost its Commons majority), a smaller than average Jeremy Corbyn bounce and Scottish National party losses while opposition parties elsewhere gained seats.feedback

Ian Birrell

While Jeremy Corbyn was getting his message across, Theresa May was mired in negativity. The party must learn from this setback – and rediscover a spirit of optimism. There is one clear lesson from the strangest election campaign of my lifetime: the Tories need to chuck away the dismal Lynton Crosby playbook that treats voters like fools and relies solely on fear.feedback

Suzanne Moore

Voters saw through the tabloids’ hysterical attacks on the Labour leader. Now their feared editors just look like strange angry blokes selling hate. It’s the Sun wot didn’t win it. And despite the Mail’s pages and pages of frenzied warnings about how electing communist terrorists would be the end of the world, the Mail didn’t do it for their woman either. Theresa May is a creature of the Mail after all. She is everything they want in a woman: repressed, married, slim. A stooping exercise in personal restraint, albeit one who will send out racist vans on a chill day. Her childlessness fits their agenda: this is what happens to “career women”, the price that has to be paid. She is uptight and puritanical, their idea of what Christian means. Shoes and statement jewellery stand in for recognisable human traits.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

We put forward our policies – strong and hopeful policies – and have gained an amazing response from the public. I think it's pretty clear who won this election. We're ready to serve the people who have given their trust to us. My party has had a huge increase in its vote, gained seats all over the country, in every region of this country and in Scotland and Wales. I think everyone in the Labour party, and everyone who supported the Labour party yesterday – young people, old people, everyone in between – I think they should be very proud of what we have achieved.feedback

Aditya Chakrabortty

Most of the Labour leaders I’ve known were compassionate, intelligent and thoroughly uncomfortable in their own skins. Corbyn’s authenticity has won the day. In 1993, just after Labour had suffered its fourth successive election defeat, David Hare wrote a play called The Absence of War. It was about the party, about British socialism, but really it was about the torture of trying to be liked while suspecting you’re unlikeable. As research, Hare had been granted rare access to Neil Kinnock, and his fictional party leader, George Jones, is just as warm and garrulous and politically agonised.feedback

Owen Jones

This was not about Tory failure. If Labour had offered the same old stale, technocratic centrism it would have faced an absolute drubbing. This is one of the most sensational political upsets of our time. Theresa May – a wretched dishonest excuse of a politician, don’t pity her – launched a general election with the sole purpose of crushing opposition in Britain. It was brazen opportunism, a naked power grab: privately, I’m told, her team wanted the precious “bauble” of going down in history as the gravediggers of the British Labour party. Instead, she has destroyed herself. She is toast.feedback

Ayesha Hazarika

Many of us in the party thought he would cost Labour seats and wipe us out. Now, after his election success, the party must unite behind him. I was in the busy, bustling media hub of ITV News when the exit poll dropped, and the shock was palpable. I was there as a political commentator with the great and the good of the media establishment. The last time we were gathered there we’d been caught out by the Brexit result, and once again we were all in collective shock. We had all overestimated Theresa May and underestimated Jeremy Corbyn.feedback

Guenther Oettinger - European Union

We need a government that can act. With a weak negotiating partner, there's the danger than the negotiations will turn out badly for both sides...I expect more more uncertainty now.feedback

Michael Hewson - CMC Markets

While some have argued that a softer Brexit might ameliorate the downside, there is still the prospect of the contents of the Labour party manifesto. This could well see the pound come under further pressure as well as having consequences for the FTSE100 and FTSE250 when European markets open.feedback

Toby Moses

Scotland’s gone a bit Tory (no really), Ukip’s gone a bit pear-shaped, and Jeremy Corbyn did the worst high-five ever. Here’s your overnight catch-up …“The exit poll is predicting the Conservatives will be the largest party …” So far, so expected. “But no overall majority.” Jaws hit the floor across the land. A hung parliament? Really? Is it possible? We’re now familiar with surprising exit polls, but one that favours the progressives? Surely not. Anyone who’d planned to stay up for the early prediction before going to bed safe in the knowledge that the Tories would be returned with a horrifying majority was suddenly on the edge of their seats, waiting for hints from Newcastle and Sunderland for the veracity of John Curtice’s exit poll. It was going to be a long, long night.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

The election campaign has gone on for the past six weeks, I've travelled the whole country, I've spoken at events and rallies all over the country and you know what, politics has changed and politics isn't going back into the box where it was before. What's happened is people have said they've had quite enough of austerity politics, they've had quite enough of cuts in public expenditure, underfunding our health service, underfunding our schools and our education service and not giving our young people the chance they deserve in our society.feedback

Nick Clegg

There's just no meeting point between the Liberal Democrats, Conservatives and the Labour Party. Whatever happens.. it's clearly a boomerang election for the Conservatives who started out in this election campaign treating it as something of a coronation.feedback

Steven Fielding

She'll still win the election, but she'll be weaker for it. Jeremy Corbyn will lose the election, but he'll be stronger for it.feedback

Claus Vistesen - Pantheon Macroeconomics

The market is setting up for a dovish meeting today given the rumors of a dip in the ECB's inflation forecast. I suspect the EUR/USD will fall as Draghi speaks, but then eventually recover. The range is 1.05-to-1.15 in my view. EUR/GBP likely will rise if May gets a big majority as markets will discount a hard Brexit. If Corbyn wins, EUR/GBP will plunge I think. But this is just initially. Corbyn's economic policies are very GBP bearish in my view.feedback

Jonathan Freedland

If you think that May v Corbyn is a uniquely British horror show, Hollywood has plenty of parallels – from ultra-cynical campaign tales to a much-loved Christmas classic.feedback

Tom Watson

The next few hours, maybe the next few days, look very uncertain. But one thing we can be sure of is that Theresa May's authority has evaporated. She is a damaged prime minister whose reputation may never recover. One thing is for certain: people want hope. And when they're offered it, they vote for it.feedback

John McDonnell

We tried to have an extremely positive campaign. We modelled it around Jeremy's character. If you remember when he stood for the leadership, his slogan at the time was honest politics, straight talking, and that's what we tried to do – a positive campaign throughout.feedback

Joey Dunlop

I'm in the middle of trying to figure out Season 34 of Aziz Ansari.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

I am very proud to have represented Islington all these years in Parliament, I am very grateful for all that I've learnt from the people I represent in Parliament. I want to go on representing them and go on learning from them in Parliament, but above all, I want to see tomorrow the cynical way in which this election was called turned on its head.feedback

Tom Watson

Every single Labour party member has given this election their all, from our indefatigable leader to our committed grassroots members.feedback

Lee Hardman - The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ

The pound is likely to stage a modest relief rally if the Conservatives secure a larger majority. The final polls support that assumption revealing that the Conservatives hold an average lead of around 7.5 percentage points, which compares to the 6.5 percent advantage they won over the Labour Party in the 2015 elections.feedback

Roger Scully

If our final poll of the campaign is broadly correct, tomorrow the Welsh Labour party will score its twenty-sixth general election victory in a row.feedback

Roger Scully

That may not be enough to put Jeremy Corbyn into 10 Downing Street, but after a campaign that started with Labour looking under greater electoral pressure than for a century in Wales, it would still be a remarkable achievement.feedback

Martin Kettle

Britain’s political system requires exhausted party leaders to rush into decisions. They should take time to think instead• General election 2017 live: final polls show Tory lead as Corbyn and May cast votes.feedback

Susanna Reid

It's not massively encouraging is it? The one thing you cited as evidence of Jeremy Corbyn actually promoting anything which might toughen terror laws was actually a thing he couldn't be bothered to turn up and vote for.feedback

Keir Starmer

Last year, we had the Investigatory Powers Bill, which was a bill bringing together all the powers of the security intelligence services in terms of surveillance and everything that they do. I led the Labour Party on that. And we supported that bill. As far as I know, Jeremy voted. Certainly the Labour Party had a three line whip on it, and I led for that on it and we worked with the Prime Minister. He was the leader of the party who imposed a three line whip on it. Well I mean I don't know. You know better than I do. I haven't gone through the voting lists.feedback

Tom Felle

It is true that Conservative voters tend to buy the Mail and the Telegraph, and the Mirror's voters are overwhelmingly Labour party supporters. However, the agenda setting impact of the news media is significant; they may not directly influence your vote, but they certainly set the agenda about what's being talked about. The reality is that elections are often won by just a handful of votes in each ballot box. If even only a tiny percentage of people are swayed, then newspaper endorsements still have influence.feedback

David Marsh

(Corbyn) has managed to shift from being someone who is absolutely unplayable and unwinnable to somebody who seems to have a chance. She (May) didn't need to (call the election) and it looks now as though she has been faulty in her judgment and that's something which will count against her in the polls. Europe is consolidating its view on the Brexit negotiations and Mrs May will go into battle distinctly weaker.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

I'll be talking to her later on today. She's not well at the moment. She's not well a couple of days and she's taking a break from the campaign. Of course Diane is somebody that works extremely hard, that represents her community very well, and I have to say has received totally unfair levels of attack and abuse, not just recently, over many years. I'm not tired and my voice is fine, don't worry about that! The allotment is fine, my vegetables are growing extremely well.feedback

Ruth Davidson

The SNP's reason for being is independence. A fireside chat with Jeremy Corbyn is not going to stop 90 years of what they've been after. It's naïve and dangerous. There is a hundred miles between what Jeremy Corbyn says when he is asked about doing deals with the SNP about allowing a second independence referendum, where he seems equivocal at best, and at worst he seems quite receptive to it, and all the clarification statements that are made after he's opened his mouth again.feedback

Laura Dunn

It's great to see many younger women fascinated by Theresa May. It's an indication of how strong and inspiring a leader she is, and how she is encouraging younger individuals to find out more about the political process and policy.feedback

Laura Dunn

I think Theresa May is a strong leader. Her position on and commitment to social justice, women's rights and meritocracy are three positions which resonate strongly.feedback

David Gauke - Treasury

Jeremy Corbyn has already broken his promise on tax. Under his plans taxes would rise for millions of ordinary working families across the country even before his Shadow Chancellor has had to pay for the black hole at the heart of their uncosted spending plans.feedback

Suzanne Moore

Corbyn gave good ‘human’ and May looked sick. But it should have been about issues, not personalities – the centres of power are shifting in ways the election does not represent. I don’t much like being told how to vote, so I assume you don’t either. As always, the left has got the best artists, comedians, musicians. Cool people love Jeremy Corbyn. During the referendum you couldn’t move for right-on types telling you to vote remain, alongside the government and the banks. It was obvious many would simply not do as they were told so I question all this Corbyn love. Brexit burst the bubble. Have we learned nothing?feedback

Jessica Bridge - Ladbrokes

So ultimately it's a bit of a deja vu scenario, meaning we're staring down a multi-million pound payout if Theresa May has made the biggest mistake of her career by calling this Election and allowing Labour and Jeremy Corbyn into No.10.feedback

Kate Maltby

May has benefited from Corbyn’s flaws, but out on the doorsteps the Tory brand is still toxic. What happened to the positive vision in their manifesto?We are one day away from polling day. Theresa May called this snap election to capitalise on the lead of 24-point that some polls gave her, and crush Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party. Now, that lead has declined to the point where one poll even predicts a hung parliament. Why?feedback

Claire Soltzed

I am voting Conservative because I would never vote for Jeremy Corbyn, but May is also very weak on terrorism and is an indecisive leader without principles. In no way am I a May supporter, but she is the lesser of two evils.feedback

Samantha Turner

I am not voting Labour for the first time in a while. Corbyn is weak and I do not trust him for the future of my kids. He will not make a good deal for Brexit.feedback

Phil Andrews

I hate Corbyn, he is a terrorist sympathiser. I voted for Brexit, I lived here for all my life and I think immigration is a big issue in this election. At one point Corby was called little Scotland, now it is called little Poland.feedback

Anne Perkins

Yes, the polls are narrowing, but remember how they performed in the last election. Everything still points to a Tory majority. General election campaigns don’t trundle along a set path. They never cruise punctually on to the forecourt of their predicted destination. Instead, they pitch and lurch, soar and sink. All that is a given. But the 2017 campaign is surely the most bewildering ever.feedback

Andy Murray

We've watched pretty much all of them. We didn't watch the ITV debate, which didn't have [Jeremy] Corbyn or Theresa May. Then we watched the BBC one. So I've tried to keep up with it as much as possible. A lot of the time when things are not going well you start over-thinking things. You start wanting to try new things on the practice court, changing tensions in your racket. You think all sorts of things to work out what is going wrong.feedback

Boris Johnson

All the stuff Corbyn is talking about is not new, people think it's new, this isn't new. We had this- it was a disaster. Nationalisation- we've done all that- it doesn't work. It's called left wing socialism.feedback

Lena Dunham

Everyone's been asking like, What have you been doing?' And I'm like, Try soul-crushing pain and devastation and hopelessness and you, too, will lose weight'. We here in America have watched in horror as our siblings in the U.K. have been attacked these past weeks and our president has been unable to offer so much as a word of condolence.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

With Angela Merkel, we can discuss football and Brexit. I want to say to her that I like the German fanbase model [of running football clubs]. Then I'll invite her to come and watch Arsenal.feedback

Boris Johnson

A Corbyn lead negotiating team would arrive in Brussels like a family of herbivores at the watering hole of the lions - they would be eaten for breakfast.feedback

Theresa May

I have been responsible for giving the police extra powers to deal with terrorism. Jeremy Corbyn has boasted that he has opposed those powers and opposed the powers for anti-terror actions throughout his time in parliament. And I also support, absolutely, shoot-to-kill and I think what we saw on our streets on Saturday was how important that was.feedback

Nicola Sturgeon

Approval ratings go up and down for leaders … they compare favourably to any UK leader right now whether that's May, Corbyn, any of the Scottish leaders.feedback

Alastair Campbell

If you have both the prime minister and the leader of the Labour Party saying Brexit is going to happen, then it is very hard for voters to see how it is not going to happen.feedback

George Monbiot

The Labour leader’s improved performance and raft of popular policies have given me an unfamiliar feeling as I prepare to go to the polls: optimism. How they mocked. My claim, in a Guardian video a month ago, that Labour could turn this election around, was received with hilarity. “Fantasy Island”, “pure pie in the sky”, “delusional”, “magical thinking”, “grow up” were among the gentler comments. The election campaign, almost everyone agreed, would be a victory lap for the Conservatives. The only question was whether Theresa May would gain a massive majority or a spectacular one. Now the braying voices falter.feedback

Boris Johnson

The trouble is young people these days – I'm 52 – do not remember nationalisation. They don't remember Soviet communism. They don't even remember socialism. We don't want it back in this country. It would be an absolute disaster.feedback

Boris Johnson

Jeremy Corbyn [is] at the very best weak and vacillating on terror. He says he's now in favour of shoot-to-kill. He wasn't until the events of the weekend. I do not see how we can trust him with the safety of our country. A guy who pre-emptively informs any power that would threaten to engage in nuclear blackmail that as our prime minister he, Corbyn, would not under any circumstances deploy Trident, so making a making a nonsense of our nuclear deterrent.feedback

Boris Johnson

For 30 years, [Corbyn] has been soft and muddle-headed on terror. He has been soft and muddle-headed on defence. He has taken the side of just about every adversary this country has had in my lifetime, from the IRA to Hamas, from Soviet communism to [Argentina's] General Galtieri. I don't mean to compare our European friends to any of these people, but it is psychologically impossible to imagine him having the grip or the firmness to get the right Brexit deal for this country.feedback

Boris Johnson

He is all over the place on our nuclear deterrent. We are spending £31bn on Trident. What's the point of this thing if he wants to send it to sea with no nukes aboard, so the whole country is literally firing blanks? It would be a disaster.feedback

Boris Johnson

I don't think people in this room or around Britain realise quite how much other countries look to us and depend on us. We are one of the great nuclear powers of the world. We are the second biggest Nato contributor. We have a huge military presence around the world ... They would be appalled if Britain was suddenly abstracted, taken away, from the defence of Europe and of the world. And that would be the real tragedy, in my view, of a Jeremy Corbyn premiership.feedback

Paul Nuttall

I predict that history will prove that Ukip was ahead of its time in highlighting these issues.feedback

David Gauke - Treasury

Putting Jeremy Corbyn in Downing Street would mean the highest taxes this country has ever faced in peacetime, the Brexit negotiations at risk and our national security in the hands of Diane Abbott.feedback

Aditya Chakrabortty

Pundits pretend that Corbyn and May are poles apart. But both understand that the financial crisis changed everything – and a new ideological era is beginning. Seen from a sofa, the world looks very different. And to listen to TV’s sofa pundits is to hear a very different election. They would have you believe that Labour and the Conservatives have rarely been further apart. That voters face “a clear choice” between a hard left and a Brextremist right, the inedible and the unpalatable. Plausible and conventional, it’s a classic sofa argument.feedback

Gary Younge

His critics wrote him off with the certainty of scientists – but forgot that it’s voters who decide. At a drinks party in central London, not long after Jeremy Corbyn had been elected leader of the Labour party first time round, a young journalist talked me through the facts as she saw them.feedback

Boris Johnson

We believe it is this country's destiny to engage not just with our friends and partners in the EU but with the whole of the rest of the world – the 93pc of humanity that does not live in the EU, as well as with the EU. If we are to make the most of that opportunity then we need the right economic policies. And it makes me shudder to think that we could seriously be about to elect a Corbyn-led coalition that would impose destructive new taxes on businesses, on homes, on gardens – at the very moment when we could be about to go forward with Global Britain.feedback

Damian Green

This is irresponsible scaremongering by Jeremy Corbyn – who can't be honest about the fact he is relying on his magic money tree to pay for all his un-costed promises. We have always been very clear that we will always look after the most vulnerable. The best way to protect our elderly is to keep our economy strong and get the Brexit negotiations right. Theresa May has the plan to deliver that and lock in the economic progress we've made if she continues as Prime Minister on Friday – Jeremy Corbyn on the other hand would put everything at risk.feedback

Theresa May

We need to pull together in order to try and deliver on the Brexit negotiations, not trying to drive these four nations apart, which is what Nicola Sturgeon is trying to do. In this week of all weeks we stand together, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as one United Kingdom.feedback

James Kelly

The Tories are responsible for Brexit, which was supported by Trump, which handed Nicola Sturgeon a fresh grievance in her bid to break-up Britain.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

What the west did in Iraq and Afghanistan was appalling… we are living with the consequences of the war on terror of 2001. If we continue to try to create legal obstacles and make value judgements about people without considering the overall policy we are following, we will return to legislation such as this again and again, year after year. I feel that we should think about this rather more carefully and avoid the knee-jerk reaction of saying, These are bad fighters and those are good fighters, so we will ban these and allow those in.feedback

Sam Bowman

Jeremy Corbyn is not a person who thinks that markets are a good thing that need to be reigned in.feedback

Emma Rees

For the first time in many of our lives, we have a Labour Party that is committed to ending austerity and bringing about the structural change necessary to fundamentally rebalance wealth and power in Britain.feedback

Margaret Thatcher

It is a choice between me working constantly to protect the national interest and to protect our security, and Jeremy Corbyn, who frankly isn't up to the job.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Indeed I would, because there's been calls made by a lot of very responsible people on this who are very worried that she was at the Home Office for all this time, presided over these cuts in police numbers and is now saying that we have a problem. Yes, we do have a problem, we should never have cut the police numbers. We've got an election on Thursday and that's perhaps the best opportunity to deal with it. The primary responsibility for this lies with those who did it. They killed people in cold blood in a disgusting and appalling way and there's no words other than total condemnation.feedback

Fiona Farmer - Unite

People can earn more working for Vodafone and other call centres than they can working as police support staff.feedback

Ben Priestley - Unison

We're all sensitive to the victims and their families and friends. But it must be right that we are able to examine what the impact of the cuts has been. Our members have been trying to get that story across for a long, long time. It's a real shame it's taken these events to throw some of these cuts into relief, but I think that debate has got to happen.feedback

Fiona Farmer - Unite

You can only imagine the difference between having to deal with a member of the public who can't quite get their phone to work or dealing with one of the calls that someone had to pick up over the weekend.feedback

Mark Serwotka

Nobody here will say: 'If it wasn't for this cut, that wouldn't have happened.' It would be folly to say so. But what we can say is that the figures speak for themselves and questions need to be asked – you need to put resources into continually keep people safe. We believed from the information we have that there has been a significant cut in the counter-terrorism budget in London in the period when Theresa May was home secretary.feedback

Theresa May

On Thursday the people of the UK have a very simple choice. The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police has said that the Met is well resourced, and they are, and that they have very powerful counter-terrorism capabilities and they do. We have protected counter terrorism policing budgets, we have also provided funding for an increase in the number of armed police officers and since 2015 we have protected overall police budgets - and that's despite the fact that Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party in the House of Commons suggested that police budgets could be cut.feedback

Yvette Cooper

That's why Jeremy Corbyn has set out proposals for, instead of having the cuts to capital gains tax the Conservatives want, which would give money back to investors, instead we should put that money into 10,000 police officers across the country. I think that would be the right thing to do.feedback

Karen Bradley

This is not a pub quiz. We've seen reductions in police numbers across the board. It's not just about numbers, it's about powers, Jeremy Corbyn for 30 years has voted every single times about those powers. That's the choice we face. We have protecting counter-terrorism police budgets. We have more specialist officers, we are now in the process of recruiting an additional 1500 armed police officers.feedback

Steven Fielding

Corbyn "will both say they are not playing politics with this, but they both are. But maybe these are messages that play to their core votes: Theresa May, security and him [Corbyn] talking about austerity. It may be they are reinforcing their existing base.feedback

Vicky Pryce - Centre for Economics and Business Research

They claim they can't cost impact on the economy as they don't know when target of tens of thousands will be achieved. But all economic work at their disposal shows clear negative impact on growth, deficit and debt to GDP ratio of a fall below roughly 200,000 in net migration. It seems not to be a target but an aspiration so why should it be taken seriously? But it is, and it is concerning businesses as they plan ahead.feedback

Julian Jessop - Capital Economics

Both parties recognise the burden of social care costs will increase significantly but neither has come up with a satisfactory solution. Labour is leaning towards yet another increase in general taxation (with a range of options including a potentially impractical and unfair 'wealth' tax). The Tories at least accept the case for those benefiting the most to make a larger contribution where they can. However, the U-turn on a cap on contributions is likely to mean that the very wealthy pay less than they would have done under the original proposals.feedback

Ruth Lea - Arbuthnot Banking Group

There are social & economic costs to high net immigration as well as benefits. The costs are far too infrequently discussed.feedback

Daniel Mahoney

The Conservative Party's pronouncements on restricting foreign takeovers and boosting employment rights for workers are of some concern. The UK's flexible labour market is the fundamental reason why we are experiencing low unemployment compared to many other EU countries.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

We're very clear on Brexit. A referendum took place. A decision was reached. We're leaving the European Union. We have a great team. We have a great team of very experienced people. Keir Starmer (Labour's Brexit spokesman) is one of the leading lawyers of this country. I think I can trust Keir Starmer with negotiations more than some other people who are undertaking those negotiations.feedback

Avrohom Pinter

But there are other issues out there, such as austerity. The policies of the present government are going to have a terrible effect on our community. We have people with large families and low incomes, and the natural party of the Charedi [ultra-orthodox] community should be the Labour party.feedback

James Morris

When we did a post-election poll last time, we found that non-voters were only marginally more pro-Labour than voters. The idea that there is a sudden emergence of a highly engaged group of under-25-year-olds who have all adopted very leftwing views does not ring true at all. If you think that hasn't happened, then you can't really trust the closest polls. Corbyn's greatest achievement is lowering expectations. He appears to be persuading people that being 15 points behind, and losing both national vote share and seats, would be a triumph.feedback

Kyle Bolderson

I voted here is 2015 and I know a lot of people who didn't bother to vote and Labour just lost. I don't think that is going to happen this time. Brexit has got a lot of people to vote and they also want to oust the Tories. It is also down to Corbyn. You saw in his leadership election that he was inspiring to people. Tuition fees is part of it, but it's much wider. It's also just the fact that he is for the poor and downtrodden. That's quite appealing.feedback

Chantelle Fallaize

A lot of people are saying they will vote Labour because they are the ones trying to communicate with young people. Jeremy Corbyn appeared at a Libertines gig. He is the one who has been pushing to talk to young voters. Corbyn is really going for it. Ed Miliband wasn't that bad, but Jeremy Corbyn understands how to interact and get them to vote. People are motivated.feedback

Vince Cable - Stansted Airport

Only the Lib Dems have a positive economic plan, including boosting spending while still achieving a surplus on the current budget. Theresa May keeps insisting that no deal is better than a bad deal, but an extreme Brexit could be disastrous.feedback

Vince Cable - Stansted Airport

Since they are ruling out increases in income, corporate tax and VAT, we must assume that there will be an increase in national insurance and in various 'stealth taxes' yet to be specified. Both Labour and the Conservatives are adopting a Brexit strategy that seems explicitly designed to inflict maximum economic damage. The storm clouds are already gathering – we are seeing rising inflation, falling real wages and rising personal debt.feedback

Nicola Sturgeon

The Tories' austerity agenda has failed on every count – not only has it choked off the economic recovery, but the years of underinvestment have put huge pressure on public services across the UK. We simply can't go on with more of the same, but that is exactly what the Tories are planning to do – and this snap election has presented a golden opportunity for voters across Scotland to say enough is enough. With polls tightening across the UK, the votes of people across Scotland could determine the size of Theresa May's majority.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

What happened in Manchester was dreadful beyond belief. The way you deal with that is putting more police on the streets: we will put 10,000 more police on the streets, the Conservatives are taking 20,000 off the streets. We will fund the security services to monitor people and protect them, but also our strategy is to bring communities together. If we did use it, millions are going to die. You have to think these things through. I will decide on the circumstances at the time.feedback

Theresa May

Our position on tax hasn't changed. We have set it out in the manifesto. What people will know when they go to vote on Thursday is that it is the Conservative Party that always has been, is and always will be a low-tax party. When people come to vote they know they have a choice between a Conservative Party that always has been and always will be a party that believes in lower taxes and a Labour Party whose manifesto we know will cost ordinary working people.feedback

Iain Duncan Smith

Why would you have a policy in which you're prepared to spend billions of pounds to have a nuclear deterrent and then tell the world you'll never use it, in which case it's a waste of money and they will know that you'll never use it so it doesn't deter anybody. She started off this campaign by saying she could be strong and stable, I'm afraid strong and stable now seems like a bit of a joke, because she's seemed weak and wobbly in so many different circumstances. Whether it's refusing to debate Corbyn, whether it's her u-turn on social care, not standing up to Donald Trump.feedback

Richard Burden

People are understanding that Theresa May is not so strong and stable, and her policies on education and social care have caused outrage among some traditional Tory voters, and people are hearing what Jeremy Corbyn is saying, not just what people say about him.feedback

Steven Fielding

There will be an attempt to keep Corbyn on board as leader. Even more widely, there will be an attempt to keep the program he's associated with. But it all depends on how bad it is, and I don't think it will be bad enough. There will be too many loopholes, so people can say, O.K., Jeremy wasn't popular, but the policies are fine.feedback

Tony Travers

You would normally think that Labour, like the Tories, would want to win the next election. But Labour under its current leadership doesn't see that as the overwhelming purpose. Rather, it is to keep the machine in the hands of Jeremy Corbyn or someone like him.feedback

Boris Johnson

I thought it was really spine-chilling to hear Jeremy Corbyn announce that all Labour's support for our nuclear deterrent, all Labour's support for our armed forces was completely meaningless because when it came to the business of defending this country he wouldn't do it.feedback

Bernie Sanders

I am also impressed by his willingness to talk about class issues. Too many people run away from the grotesque levels of income and wealth inequality that exist in the United States, that exist in the UK, and I believe we will never make the kinds of changes that we needs unless we take on this issue of income and wealth inequality and create an economy that works for all of us. I don't think Jeremy Corbyn needs my advice, I think he's doing quite well, nor do I think the people of the UK need my advice on who to vote for. I think they understand that.feedback

John Lamont

Nicola Sturgeon made it clear today that she'd be happy to form an alliance with Jeremy Corbyn next Friday. Top of her shopping list would be a second referendum. And given Mr Corbyn has said he's 'absolutely fine' with this, there is a real risk of them dragging Scotland back to yet more division.feedback

David Gauke - Treasury

This admission from Nicola Sturgeon underlines the very real risk that Jeremy Corbyn could be Prime Minister next Friday – propped up by the SNP and in charge both of Brexit and our economic security. That would be a disaster for ordinary working families – soaked with higher taxes on their income, their savings and even their gardens to pay for Corbyn's reckless spending promises.feedback

Bernie Sanders

I am also impressed by his willingness to talk about class issues. Too many people run away from the grotesque levels of income and wealth inequality that exist in the United States, the UK and all over the world. We will never make the kind of changes we need unless we take on the levels of inequality that exist. I don't think Jeremy Corbyn needs my advice. I think he is doing quite well. Nor do the people of the UK need my advice on who to vote for. I think they understand. But I have been very impressed by the campaign that he has been running and I wish him the very best.feedback

Theresa May

If you don't think Corbyn – propped up by the SNP and Lib Dems – is up to being Prime Minister, negotiating Brexit, or keeping our economy strong and nation secure, there's no safe way to vote Labour wherever you live. I believe in the British people. I believe that with determination, ingenuity and common sense, we can use this moment of great national change to shape a better future for Britain.feedback

Bernie Sanders

The age we now live in is crying out for a Jeremy Corbyn. I am also impressed by his willingness to talk about class issues. Too many people run away from the grotesque levels of income and wealth inequality that exist in the United States, the UK and all over the world. We will never make the kind of changes we need unless we take on the levels of inequality that exist.feedback

Calum Campbell

A month ago Theresa May seemed invincible, and Jeremy Corbyn incompetent. But voters are craving a real choice, and his leadership offers them one. When Theresa May called a snap general election, the first thing I did was call my dad, Alastair Campbell, to tell him how smart and strategic a move I thought it was. I believed that the Labour party would face catastrophe. That voters in Labour strongholds across the north of England would crave her policies on immigration, fear Jeremy Corbyn’s historical links to the IRA, and clamour for the modern-day iron lady. Theresa May clearly felt the same, kicking off her campaign in Hartlepool with a smile that suggested a belief that the election was over before it had even started.feedback

Joan Ryan

I am independent-minded and have always put Enfield first. I will also continue to work for a Labour party that once again can deserve your confidence and that of the country as a whole, so we may govern in the interests of the many and not just the privileged few.feedback

Joan Ryan

I know from speaking to people around here that many who have previously voted Labour are thinking hard this time because, they tell me, they have more confidence in Theresa May as prime minister than they would have in Jeremy Corbyn. The polls are all saying that the Conservative party will win a large majority, possibly with more MPs than they have ever had before. Realistically, no one thinks Theresa May will not be prime minister or that she will not have the majority she needs to negotiate Brexit.feedback

David Gauke - Treasury

This admission from Nicola Sturgeon underlines the very real risk that Jeremy Corbyn could be Prime Minister next Friday – propped up by the SNP and in charge both of Brexit and our economic security. With the stakes so high, and with the Brexit negotiations starting just 11 days after the election, it is simply not worth taking the risk of waking up to Jeremy Corbyn and his coalition of chaos.feedback

Kezia Dugdale

He doesn't believe the SNP are a progressive party … there's nothing progressive about trying to break up the United Kingdom. He [Corbyn] has been abundantly clear every time he is in Scotland and across the UK, it is his own words, in his own manifesto as well, a second referendum on independence is unnecessary and unwanted. We are against independence because of the austerity it would cause.feedback

Bernie Sanders

What has impressed me – and there is a real similarity between what he has done and what I did – is he has taken on the establishment of the Labour party, he has gone to the grassroots and he has tried to transform that party … and that is exactly what I am trying to do. I am also impressed by his willingness to talk about class issues. Too many people run away from the grotesque levels of income and wealth inequality that exist in the United States, the UK and all over the world. We will never make the kind of changes we need unless we take on the levels of inequality that exist.feedback

Tim Farron

One of the things that stops you getting your message across is the thought that if you vote for the Liberal Democrats it's a proxy for X or for Y. We are not in a position, I don't think, where we could potentially go into coalition with another party, led by Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn, which wants to take Britain out of that free trade deal to damage all of our children's [future].feedback

Martin Boon

How pollsters address the turnout issue is now central to what a poll says. We at ICM turnout weight using a matrix that assumes younger people will be less likely to vote than older, and less affluent people will be less likely to vote than the wealthy. This has been the general pattern of general elections for an age, and whether you believe our poll findings or those of others will depend on whether or not you think Jeremy Corbyn can actually buck that trend.feedback

Simon Glenn

I've become severely disenfranchised against both the political system and media coverage. I've voted Liberal Democrat or the Green party, but Labour and Corbyn are the only realistic opportunity for change, despite the Conservatives trying to portray him as a loser. He may not be the right answer but he's the best one we have today.feedback

Boris Johnson

You had the most leftwing audience I've ever seen, you had Tim Farron and the Scottish Nationalists supporting [Jeremy] Corbyn, and they would effectively be going into the negotiations in Brussels backing him up, but with a very different view of what they want the outcome of the Brexit talks to be. It was a yammering cacophony of views, many of them leftwing. Even by the BBC's standards … that audience was notably to the left of many people in this country.feedback

Theresa May

Jeremy Corbyn has said that terror attacks in Britain are our own fault . . . and I want to make something clear to Jeremy Corbyn and to you: there can never be an excuse for terrorism, there can be no excuse for what happened in Manchester.feedback

Theresa May

You can vote for any other party and risk Jeremy Corbyn becoming Prime Minister in just nine days' time and a Prime minister with a chaotic hung parliament. If I lose just six (seats) then the government loses its majority and we risk Jeremy Corbyn becoming prime minister.feedback

Theresa May

The promise of Brexit is great, the opportunities before us enormous. If we get Brexit right, then together we can do great things. If I lose just six (seats) then the government loses its majority and we risk Jeremy Corbyn becoming prime minister.feedback

Theresa May

I think we should all worry about the alternative. The alternative is the possibility of Jeremy Corbyn being Prime Minister and John McDonnell being in charge of our economic future and Diane Abbott in charge of our national security and all the time the strings being pulled by the Liberal Democrats and the Scottish nationalists.feedback

Theresa May

What we need to do is have proper control of our immigration and, of course, we are going to be able to put in rules for people coming from the EU to the UK once we leave the European Union. I want to ensure we control migration. Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party want uncontrolled migration.feedback

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