Theresa May on British elections 2017

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What is absolutely clear, as I made clear in that speech I've made when we leave the European Union, we will leave the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice. What we will be able to do is to make our own laws, parliament will make our laws, it is British judges who will interpret those laws and the British Supreme Court that will be the ultimate arbiter of those laws. We will take back control of our laws.feedback

I think what businesses want to know is that in future relationships, if a dispute arises, how will it be possible to resolve that… we will put in place arrangements to ensure that businesses have the confidence of knowing that they can continue to trade across the European Union.feedback

When we leave the European Union we will be leaving the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice. What we will be able to do is make our own laws, Parliament will make our laws, it is British judges that will interpret those laws and it will be the British Supreme Court that will be the ultimate arbiter of those laws. We will take back control of our laws.feedback

It was a very good meeting last night, it was very dignified, a very respectful meeting, and obviously people did have concerns that they were raising and I was pleased that I was able to tell them - because the KCTMO is one of the issues that residents have been very concerned about - I was able to tell them that the KCTMO will no longer have responsibility for the Lancaster West housing estate. People were pleased to hear that.feedback

The issue is there are a number of options that are being looked at in relation to HS3 or northern powerhouse rail. But what I would say is those big projects are not the only way in which we are looking to invest in transport in the region.feedback

This morning I spoke with Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish Prime Minister to offer my deepest condolences after the terrible attack that took place in Barcelona, and the UK stands shoulder to shoulder with Spain in confronting and dealing with the evil of terrorism and I have offered any assistance that we can provide. Sadly I must tell you that we do believe that a number of British nationals were caught up in the attack and we're urgently looking into reports of a child believed missing who is a British dual national.feedback

Mental health issues can have a devastating effect on young lives and that's why making sure young people are fully supported both inside and outside of the classroom is a key priority for me. It is not only the pressures of school and exams, though that is in the front of our minds today, but also self-esteem issues, struggles with home life or friendships, and getting into university or finding a job that can all affect mental wellbeing.feedback

We know that early intervention, along with giving young people the confidence to access support, is key - that's where NCS plays such a vital role. NCS helps young people forge friendships across social divides and enhance their confidence and self-esteem.feedback

There's no equivalence, I see no equivalence between those who propound fascist views and those who oppose them and I think it is important for all those in positions of responsibility to condemn far-right views wherever we hear them.feedback

This excellent enhancement to the NCS programme will build on the work we are already doing in schools and ensure young people get the knowledge and help they need.feedback

We will absolutely work for all sides in Northern Ireland, we are absolutely committed to the Belfast Agreement and to ensuring that the decisions we take are decisions for every community across Northern Ireland. As we look forward to Brexit, of course, we do want to ensure that we don't see a return to the borders of the past, we don't see a return to a hard border, and that we are able to ensure that the crucial flow of goods and people between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland is able to continue in the future.feedback

Of course we want to ensure people's safety at work but it can't be right for Big Ben to be silent for four years. And I hope that the Speaker, as the chairman of the House of Commons Commission, will look into this urgently so that we can ensure that we can continue to hear Big Ben through those four years.feedback

Britain can be proud of this ship and what it represents. It sends a clear signal that as Britain forges a new, positive, confident role on the world stage in the years ahead we are determined to remain a fully engaged global power, working closely with our friends and allies around the world. Whether the task be high intensity war-fighting, targeted action to fight terrorism, or humanitarian relief to save lives overseas, these ships will transform the U.K.'s ability to project power around the world.feedback

We want the EU funding that has helped victims of the Troubles and cross-community groups to continue at least until the current programme finishes. We then want to go further, and explore a potential future programme of peace funding after we leave the EU. There may be specific and valuable EU programmes for which we want to agree the continuation of funding. Peace funding in Northern Ireland is one of them.feedback

Our thoughts and prayers are with #Charlottesville. The UK stands with the US against racism, hatred and violence.feedback

I see no equivalence between those who propound fascist views and those who oppose them. I think it is important for all those in positions of responsibility to condemn far right views wherever we hear them. As I made clear at the weekend following the horrendous scenes that we saw in Charlottesville, I absolutely abhor the racism, the hatred and the violence that we have seen portrayed by these groups. The United Kingdom has taken action to ban far-right groups here, we have proscribed certain far- right groups here in the United Kingdom.feedback

... But I have always said that as part of the deep and special partnership I want to negotiate between the UK and the EU, there may be specific and valuable EU programmes for which we want to agree the continuation of funding – peace funding in Northern Ireland is one of them. No one voted to end the special ties between the UK and Ireland or to undermine the unique arrangements between Ireland and Northern Ireland which have underpinned the peace process and have been in place well before our membership of the EU.feedback

How can the community possibly have faith in an inquiry with terms of reference so hastily determined by the Prime Minister and her Government? It is a complete betrayal of everything we were promised. Clearly, the Government are running scared. I am determined that the broader questions raised by this fire - including around social housing - are not left unanswered. We are taking action, with the Housing Minister meeting social housing tenants to discuss the challenges they face and we will be setting out further proposals in due course.feedback

A border must not be reimposed in Ireland, either for people or for goods. The government has failed to say how it can reconcile its desire to maintain the Common Travel Area with its policy of limiting and monitoring immigration.feedback

It is vital that there is justice for the victims of this appalling tragedy and for their families who have suffered so terribly. The terms of reference set out by Sir Martin address crucial issues such as the cause of the fire and the adequacy of building and fire regulations which will allow the inquiry to get to the truth of what happened and learn the lessons to stop a similar catastrophe happening in the future.feedback

The fact that different ethnic groups are being paid less for doing the same jobs is an injustice which cannot be allowed in 21st-century Britain.feedback

I can't watch it, but I can't not. Gilead has taken over my imagination. I'm a red-cloak addict.feedback

I am proud of the role my party has played in recent years in advocating a Britain which seeks to end discrimination on the grounds of sexuality or gender identity, but I acknowledge where we have been wrong on these issues in the past. There will justifiably be scepticism about the positions taken and votes cast down through the years by the Conservative Party, and by me, compared to where we are now. But like the country we serve, my party and I have come a long way.feedback

You'll just have to wait and see ... But I think there are many people who are grateful I'm going to the Alps and not to Wales again. If you're a keen walker, Switzerland is a wonderful summer destination: the views are spectacular, the air is clear and you can get some peace and quiet.feedback

We've seen the way the BBC is paying women less for doing the same job. What's important is that the BBC looks at the question of paying men and women the same for doing the same job.feedback

I value financial services in the City of London, and I want to ensure that we can keep financial services in the City of London. I believe that we will do just that.feedback

I want all British citizens to enjoy the fullest freedoms and protections. That includes equal marriage – because marriage should be for everyone, regardless of their sexuality. And while that is a matter for the devolved government of Northern Ireland, I will continue to make my position clear – that LGBT+ people in Northern Ireland should have the same rights as people across the rest of the UK. We don't agree with them on their approach to same-sex marriage, and I'm very clear that the Conservative Party in government doesn't agree with the DUP on those issues on LGBT rights.feedback

I think it's very important as people are thinking about going to university that they are not misled in any way. It is the case that more disadvantaged 18-year-olds are now applying to university than ever before. But I think actually the Labour Party should go further - at the election the Leader of the Opposition vowed to deal with student debt, Labour were going to abolish student debt, now they say it wasn't a promise at all.feedback

The flavour of it was very simple – that actually all of us in Government, it's a huge privilege – but it also brings a responsibility. And part of that responsibility is about doing the job that we need to do.feedback

The victims and their families who have suffered so much pain and hardship deserve answers as to how this could possibly have happened.feedback

I can completely understand why people who are concerned about some of the attitudes that the DUP … some of the policies that the DUP promote, why they are concerned about this. Some people will be grateful I'm going to the Alps and not to Wales.feedback

As an individual, he very much valued the importance of relationships, of people affirming those relationships and the stability of those relationships and people able to be together with people that they love.feedback

I have to say, if you look back over the years, this is not the first time this has happened. It shouldn't happen. It's not for ourselves – we've got a job to do delivering for the public.feedback

There's no such thing as an unsackable minister. But at the moment the team is together and we're getting on with the job of delivering what we believe the British people want us to do. There is a need to show strength and unity as a country and that starts around the Cabinet table.feedback

I think it's very important as people are thinking about going to university that they are not misled in any way. It is the case that more disadvantaged 18-year-olds are applying to university than ever before. I believe the right honourable gentleman the leader of the opposition said exactly the opposite and I think he should apologise for having said that. Labour were going to abolish student debt. Now they say it wasn't a promise at all. Students know Labour can't be trusted on student fees.feedback

I recognise, as I said when I stood on the steps of Downing Street a year ago, there are some people in our country who are just about managing – they find life a struggle.feedback

But you only get that with a strong economy and you only get that with a Conservative government.feedback

What I say to Sarah, and to those working in the National Health Service, is that we recognise the excellent work that they're doing. We recognise the sacrifice that they and others have made over the last seven years.feedback

Brexit is now becoming just another job for the boys.feedback

We are not leaving only to return to the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice. That is not going to happen.feedback

Since the government announcement last week, we have come into contact with some people in this situation and, if there are more of them, we want them to have the confidence to come forward and speak to us. The main concerns relate to undocumented people not coming forward because of fears about their immigration status after 12 months. Firstly, that will have an impact on the world of the inquiry because you are potentially losing the number of eyewitnesses that could be there. Second, it's about making sure that people are able to access the provisions that the government has put in place.feedback

Yes, a little tear ... at that moment. I felt, I suppose, devastated really because, as I say, I knew the campaign wasn't going perfectly but, still, the messages I was getting, people I was speaking to, but also the comments we were getting back from a lot of people that were being passed on to me were that we were going to get a better result than we did.feedback

You have a responsibility. You are a human being, you have been through that experience, I was there as leader of the party and Prime Minister and I had a responsibility then to, as we went through the night, to determine what we were going to do the next morning.feedback

I still see there is a lot that we need to do we and as prime minister I want to get on with that job of changing people's lives for the better.feedback

What I want to do is just recognise that there is a job to be done here, over the next few years. I want to get on with doing that job. My view is I have always said that I would be here for the full term, but what I have also said is that over the years I have given my life to this Conservative Party and I will serve as long as they want me to serve. There were good reasons why I called it, and I continue to think that it was the right thing to do. I set out a year ago, when I stood on the steps here, the sort of vision I had. The sort of country I wanted us to be.feedback

At this summit, I held a number of meetings with other world leaders, all of whom made clear their strong desire to forge ambitious new bilateral trading relationships with the UK after Brexit. This included America, Japan, China and India. I am very happy to tell him (Corbyn) that we are already working with the Americans on what a trade deal might look like. We already have a working group with the Australians, and we have a working group with India as well.feedback

The coveted Protected Geographical Indication status is a fantastic recognition of the hard work you and your family have put into the business, and it is great news for London and the UK food industry as a whole. It is a particular achievement to be the first London-based food to be recognised in this way.feedback

When the result came through, it was a complete shock. It took a few minutes for it to sort of sink in, what that was telling me. My husband gave me a hug. Yes, a little tear … at that moment. There is a job to be done over the next few years. I want to get on with that job.feedback

When the result came through it was complete shock. It took a few minutes for it to sink in what it was telling me,'. When it came to the actual result there were a lot of people within the party who had been very close to the campaign who were genuinely shocked by the result as it came through.feedback

As the campaign was going on I realised that everything wasn't going perfectly, but throughout the whole campaign the expectation still was that the result was going to be a different one, a better one for us, than it was. We didn't see the result that came coming. She "felt there was a responsibility there, to ensure that the country still had a government.feedback

Going through that night I was seeing really good colleagues who I'd worked with, who were losing their seats. Again, I used the word devastating, because it is pretty devastating – it's very distressing when you see people that you know have done a good job lose their seats. I called the election, I led the campaign and I take responsibility for what happened. But there's also a responsibility for the future, for the country, and that was about ensuring the country had a government.feedback

One of the important things with that deal, was that we were very clear that the Conservative party was not going to row back at all in anything we've done on the equalities agenda.feedback

What I want to do is just recognise that there is a job to be done here, over the next few years. . There were good reasons why I called it, and I continue to think that it was the right thing to do. I set out a year ago, when I stood on the steps here, the sort of vision I had. The sort of country I wanted us to be. I don't think that vision came through sufficiently during the campaign. We did not do enough not just on the positives of the economic record we had, but also the negatives of what Jeremy Corbyn's manifesto would mean for people.feedback

I have got a job to do. My view is I have always said that I would be here for the full term, but what I have also said is that over the years I have given my life to this Conservative Party and I will serve as long as they want me to serve. I want to get on with doing that job. We should not be ashamed of saying that there were good things in that campaign. We got 42.4% of the vote. Conservative Party leaders of the past two or three decades would have leapt at 42.4%.feedback

I have been horrified by stories from colleagues about the scale and nature of the intimidation, bullying and harassment they suffered during the general election campaign. Robust debate is a vital part of our democracy, but there can be no place for the shocking threats and abuse we have seen in recent months.feedback

I don't think that vision came through sufficiently during the campaign. Me' was that speech on the steps of Number 10 a year ago. That is what we were working on right up to the election, and it is what we are now working on. But that did not come across during the election campaign. I can see why some might say that, as it did not go quite according to plan. Obviously for us, we have to think about the message we have for those young people.feedback

We must all work together to banish this behaviour, and I would urge MPs and candidates from all parties to report their experiences to this review so we get the fullest possible picture – and can take the action required to stamp it out.feedback

We will build on the strengths of our labour market. While avoiding overbearing regulation, we will make sure people have the rights and protections they need. That means building on our high employment rate and low unemployment rate – and continuing to strive for full employment.feedback

I was shocked to hear of these remarks, which are completely unacceptable. I immediately asked the chief whip to suspend the party whip. Language like this has absolutely no place in politics or in today's society. And then we get to the real n***** in the woodpile which is in two years what happens if there is no deal?feedback

Though the result of last month's General Election was not what I wanted, those defining beliefs remain, my commitment to change in Britain is undimmed. My belief in the potential of the British people and what we can achieve together as a nation remains steadfast, and the determination I have to get to grips with the challenges posed by a changing world never more sure. So I say to the other parties in the House of Commons ... come forward with your own views and ideas about how we can tackle these challenges as a country.feedback

We may not agree on everything, but through debate and discussion, the hallmarks of our Parliamentary democracy, ideas can be clarified and improved and a better way forward found. Though the result of last month's general election was not what I wanted, those defining beliefs remain, my commitment to change in Britain is undimmed. My belief in the potential of the British people and what we can achieve together as a nation remains steadfast, and the determination I have to get to grips with the challenges posed by a changing world never more sure.feedback

Though the result of last month's general election was not what I wanted, those defining beliefs remain, my commitment to change in Britain is undimmed; my belief in the potential of the British people and what we can achieve together as a nation remains steadfast; and the determination I have to get to grips with the challenges posed by a changing world never more sure. I am convinced that the path that I set out in that first speech outside Number 10 and upon which we have set ourselves as a government remains the right one. The reality I now face as Prime Minister is rather different.feedback

It will lead to the stronger, fairer Britain that we need. When I commissioned this report I led a majority government in the House of Commons. The reality I now face as prime minister is rather different. In this new context, it will be even more important to make the case for our policies and our values, and to win the battle of ideas both in Parliament as well as in the country.feedback

We are optimistic and positive about this. I've held a number of meetings with other world leaders at this summit and have been struck by their strong desire to forge ambitious new bilateral trading relationships with the UK after Brexit. This is a powerful vote of confidence in British goods, British services, Britain's economy and the British people and we look forward to building on these conversations in the months ahead.feedback

Like other world leaders here, I am dismayed at the US decision to pull out of the Paris agreement and I have urged President Trump to rejoin the Paris agreement. The UK's own commitment to the Paris agreement and tackling global climate change is as strong as ever. I did bring the issue of the climate change agreement up with President Trump, I've had a number of conversations with him over the time I have been here at the G20. When I brought it up with him, what I did was I encouraged him to bring the United States back into the Paris agreement.feedback

Well, I'm still Prime Minister. The 19 countries sitting around the table will be listening and will be taking us seriously and will be working with us.feedback

That is precisely why that call was made from the beginning to state that residents should be rehoused locally, because it's been known for some time that they've been bussing people out of this area. That's been an issue for many, many years around here, and that's one of the reasons that comments were made earlier in terms of the social cleansing of this area.feedback

I said during the election campaign that if re-elected I would intend to serve a full term.feedback

Well, I'm still Prime Minister. I'm doing absolutely what I always do which is getting on with the job, which is delivering a stable government for the United Kingdom, ensuring that we focus on the key issue of getting those Brexit negotiations right.feedback

I understand there are a number of issues that have been raised around the statue. What I'm very clear about is there should be no suggestion that the threat of vandalism should stop a statue of Margaret Thatcher from being put up.feedback

I understand that the chances of improvement for Charlie are low but the doctors will be able to say within three months whether Charlie is responding and whether that change is clinically beneficial. I fully understand and appreciate that any parent would want to do everything possible for their seriously ill child. I also know that no doctor ever wants to be in the position where they have to make such heartbreaking decisions. I'm confident that Great Ormond Street Hospital has considered, and always will consider, any offers or new information that comes forward.feedback

On climate change I've already made clear our position to President Trump, there will be a discussion about the US position, I and others at that table will be encouraging President Trump to look at ways America can come back into the Paris Agreement.feedback

There's two ways the government can react to that. We can be very timid and sit back or we can be bold and that's what we are going to be. I think it was the right decision to actually call that election. I'd hoped for a different result. As you know, I think mental health is an issue that has been left to one side for too long and we need to firmly address that in everybody's interests.feedback

I think what's important is that we get on with the job and getting on with the job is about delivering for people.feedback

Yes. We will be playing our absolutely full part and I'll be playing my full part and the issues that we are discussing are important. But what I'm doing now is actually getting on with the immediate job.feedback

I hope they will be able to find a way to come back in to the Paris agreement ... I believe it is possible. We are not renegotiating the Paris agreement, that stays, but I want to see the U.S. looking for ways to rejoin it. The collective message that will be given to President Trump around this table will be the importance of America coming back in to that agreement and I hope we will be able to work to ensure that can happen.feedback

We know that the terrorist threat is evolving. We have seen the threat spread out of Syria and Iraq – into other countries and online. As we deny physical space to terrorists to operate in theatre, we must outpace the terrorist methodology as it develops to attack other vulnerable targets and increases inspired attacks. We must therefore combat the threat from every angle. This includes taking measures against permissive environments for terrorist financing, and monitoring the dispersal of foreign fighters from battle.feedback

What I think needs to happen is first of all, we absolutely condemn the action that North Korea has taken. What we need to see is a China who can exercise influence on North Korea [and] playing a greater role in doing that. If there are proposals to tighten sanctions and extend sanctions, we will do that.feedback

Our policy on public sector pay has always recognised that we need to be fair to public sector workers, to protect jobs in the public sector and to be fair to those who pay for it. That is the balance that we need to strike and we continue to assess that balance.feedback

This is not a theoretical issue. Let us look at those countries that failed to deal with it. In Greece, where they have not dealt with the deficit ... What did we see with that failure to deal with the deficit? Spending on the health service cut by 36%. That does not help nurses or patients. The difference is, I know we have to pay for them.feedback

It isn't fair to refuse to take tough decision and to load debt on our children and grandchildren. It isn't fair to bankrupt our economy, because that leads to people losing their jobs, and losing their homes. And it isn't fair to go out and tell people that they can have all the public spending they want without paying for it.feedback

You're either for fox hunting or you're against it and some people feel passionately on both sides of this. I was brought up in the countryside and yes, I do support fox hunting.feedback

In the Conservative manifesto there would be a free vote in parliament and it would not be whipped by party.feedback

I said during the election campaign that if re-elected I would intend to serve a full term. But what I'm doing now is actually getting on with the immediate job. But I think that's what's more important, I think that's what the public would expect.feedback

In the UK we are already working with social media companies to halt the spread of extremist material and poisonous propaganda that is warping young minds. I can announce that the UK and France will work together to encourage corporations to do more and abide by their social responsibility to step up their efforts to remove harmful content from their networks, including exploring the possibility of creating a new legal liability for tech companies if they fail to remove unacceptable content.feedback

Our economy should work for everyone, but if your pay has stagnated for several years in a row and fixed items of spending keep going up, it doesn't feel like it's working for you.feedback

I got us into this mess and I'll get us out of it.feedback

This is not a presidential system – we don't operate one. We should not start pretending that we do – when prime ministers set a date for departure way in advance is to undermine the office.feedback

She does not need to do that. It is painfully obvious where we are going. My worry is if she sets out a timescale she confirms herself as a lame duck. It is very important in terms of the Brexit negotiation – she would be doing a Cameron [who told the BBC he would not stand for a third term in March 2015].feedback

If I am elected I will certainly serve my full term … the two years of Brexit negotiations are due to finish in 2019. I have always said there may be an implementation period. I want to make sure Brexit happens and it is a good deal for the UK.feedback

My strong view is that she should not be wasting her time setting out her timetable for departure – she should just be getting on with her job.feedback

Before the inquiry starts Sir Martin will consult all those with an interest, including survivors and victims' families, about the terms of reference. Following that consultation he will make a recommendation to me. I will return to parliament with the final terms of reference once this process has taken place. Then the inquiry will begin its work.feedback

I am determined that there will be justice for all the victims of this terrible tragedy and for their families who have suffered so terribly. We must get to the truth about what happened. No stone will be left unturned by this inquiry.feedback

We must get to the truth about what happened. No stone will be left unturned by this Inquiry, but I have also been clear that we cannot wait for ages to learn the immediate lessons and so I expect the Chair will want to produce an interim report as early as possible. The immediate priority is to establish the facts of what happened at Grenfell Tower in order to take the necessary action to prevent a similar tragedy from happening again.feedback

I expect [students] will turn up in their Corbyn T-shirts and he will relish in it.feedback

For very practical reasons, when we know what the future relationship with the EU will be, we may need implementation periods. We made that point in our Article 50 letter to ensure that the practical arrangements can be put in place for that new relationship. But I'm very clear, this does not mean that unlimited transitional phase. We are going to leave the European Union, that's what people wanted, that's what we will deliver.feedback

The cladding of tower blocks did not start under this government, it did not start under the previous coalition government. The cladding of towerblocks began under the Blair government.feedback

That is why I say to the right honourable gentleman, this should be an issue that across this house we recognise is a matter that has been developing over decades. It is a matter that has occurred under governments of both colours, under councils of all political persuasions and is something that I would hope we would say we should come together and ensure that we get to the answers over why this has happened over many years, what has gone wrong, and how do we stop it from happening in the future.feedback

As we have seen, the number of buildings where the cladding has failed the combustibility test, form those samples that have been sent in already from local authorities and housing associations, this is a much wider issue. It is an issue which has been continuing for many years, for decades, in terms of cladding being put up in buildings. There are real questions as to how this has happened, why it happened and how we can ensure that it doesn't happen in the future.feedback

We need to get to the bottom of it, and that's what we're going to do.feedback

The cladding of tower blocks began under the Blair government. There are real issues here - we are not going to get to the truth by pointing fingers, we will by calm determination. My understanding is that this particular cladding was not compliant with the building regulations.feedback

What I think Nicola Sturgeon should be saying today is that she's going to completely take off the table the question of Indy Ref 2, a second independence referendum in Scotland. I think that was the clear message from the general election and I think now is the time for the United Kingdom to be pulling together, not being driven apart.feedback

What I think Nicola Sturgeon should be saying today is that she is going to completely take off the table the question of… a second independence referendum in Scotland. I think that was the clear message at the general election and I think now is the time for the United Kingdom to be pulling together not being driven apart.feedback

People who say that we should be not dealing on this as a reciprocal basis simply don't understand what negotiations are about, because the other side will be negotiating on these issues.feedback

He talks about the issue of no deal being better than a bad deal. I'll tell him what I worry about in terms of a bad deal: I worry about those who appear to suggest in Europe that we should be punished in some sense for leaving the European Union.feedback

We want you to stay. We want certainty. I know there's been some anxiety about what would happen to EU citizens at the point we leave the European Union. I want to put that anxiety to rest, I want to completely reassure these people that under these plans no EU citizen currently in the UK lawfully will be asked to leave at the point the UK leaves the EU. We want you to stay.feedback

As we set out at the beginning of talks, we share many values in terms of wanting to see prosperity across the UK, the value of the union, the important bond between different parts of the United Kingdom. We very much want to see that protected and enhanced and we also share the desire to ensure a strong government, able to put through its program and provide for issues like the Brexit negotiations, but also national security issues. So the agreement we have come to is a very, very good one, and I look forward to working with you.feedback

Absolutely our first priority is people's safety.feedback

It is wonderful that we mark the tremendous job that our armed forces do for us here at home and across the world, helping to keep us safe. Of course recently, after the terrible terrorist attack in Manchester, we saw our armed forces on the streets helping to reassure people of their safety and security, and it's great that we recognise the work that all our armed forces do, as I say, both here and across the world.feedback

For those Camden blocks, it wasn't just a question of the cladding; there were a number of issues that came together that meant that the fire service were concerned about those blocks and the action was taken by the local authority. We are making sure that the authority has the ability to do what is necessary to ensure people have somewhere to stay and that the work is done so that those tower blocks will become safe for them to return to in the future.feedback

We're looking carefully at the extent of the problem, and the experience of other countries that have introduced bans, to ensure we get the approach to this right.feedback

The commitment that we make to EU citizens will be enshrined in UK law and will be enforced through our highly respected courts.feedback

They are testing the cladding on the building and they expect to make the results of this public, I think in the next 48 hours. What we need to ensure is that when the fire services, when the police have done their investigation, that any action that is necessary immediately as a result of the identification of the cause of the fire and the reasons why the fire took such hold - which is the issue that is of particular concern - then any action that is necessary is taken and it will be taken.feedback

We cannot and will not ask people to live in unsafe homes.' She added: 'I know many others living in tall residential buildings will have concerns about their safety after what happened at Grenfell.feedback

Landlords have a legal obligation to provide safe buildings. Where they cannot do that, we expect alternative accommodation to be provided. We cannot and will not ask people to live in unsafe homes.feedback

Reciprocity was, of course, vital. Both sides should seek to agree on terms and give certainty as early as possible in the talks.feedback

We will be going into negotiations. Those have started constructively. What I am going to be setting out today is clearly how the United Kingdom proposes to protect the rights of EU citizens living in the UK and see the rights of UK citizens living in Europe protected.feedback

I think what voters voted for when they voted to leave the EU was to ensure that, outside the European Union, the United Kingdom could establish our own rules on migration, from the EU into the UK, and that is exactly what we will be doing.feedback

I want to reassure EU citizens. Of course, there will be details of this arrangement which will be part of the negotiation process. I want to reassure all those EU citizens who are in the UK, who have made their lives and homes in the UK, that no-one will have to leave, we won't be seeing families split apart. This is a fair and serious offer. I want to give those EU citizens in the UK certainty about the future of their lives, but I also want to see that certainty given to U citizens who are living in the EU.feedback

I want to reassure all those EU citizens who are in the UK, who've made their lives and homes in the UK that no one will have to leave, we won't be seeing families split apart. This is a fair and serious offer. And I want to give those EU citizens in the UK certainty about the future of their lives but I also want to see that certainty given to UK citizens who are living in the European Union.feedback

Last night I was pleased to be able to set out what is a very fair and a very serious offer for EU citizens who are living in the United Kingdom and the government will set out more detailed proposals on Monday. I want to reassure all those EU citizens who are in the UK, who have made their lives and homes in the UK, that no one will have to leave. We won't be seeing families split apart.feedback

No one will face a cliff edge. The UK's position represents a fair and serious offer, one aimed at giving as much certainty as possible to citizens who have settled in the UK, building careers and lives and contributing so much to our society.feedback

The corporation tax yield has gone shooting up since the government reduced the rates of corporation tax providing more money for the National Health Service, Schools, Social Care and the other Public Services - so please show a bit of financial literacy.feedback

I am going to be setting out today is clearly how the UK proposes to protect the rights of EU citizens living in the UK and see the rights of the British citizens living in Europe protected, that's been an important issue.feedback

These grants are not loans and they will not be expected to repay a single penny. We will not use this tragic incident to carry out immigration checks on those involved. For any guilty parties there will be nowhere to hide.feedback

We propose to protect the rights of EU citizens and UK citizens as we leave the European Union. That's been an important issue, we've wanted it to be one of the early issues that was considered in the negotiations, that is now the case, that work is starting.feedback

Mr Speaker what became clear very quickly is the the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea could not cope and it is right that the Chief Executive Officer has now resigned.feedback

I know many others living in tall residential buildings will have concerns about their safety after what happened at Grenfell. All social landlords have been instructed to carry out additional fire safety checks on tower blocks and ensure the appropriate safety and response measures are in place. We've also taken steps to make private landlords aware and make our checking facilities available to them for free. The House should, of course, be careful on speculating what caused this fire. But, as a precaution, the Government has arranged to test cladding in all relevant tower blocks.feedback

Shortly before I came to the chamber, I was informed that a number of these tests have come back as combustible. The relevant local authorities and local fire services have been informed and, as I speak, they are taking all possible steps to ensure buildings are safe and to inform affected residents. I know many others living in tall residential buildings will have concerns about their safety after what happened at Grenfell. All social landlords have been instructed to carry out additional fire safety checks on tower blocks and ensure the appropriate safety and response measures are in place.feedback

In terms of the people who are living in those buildings, we will do a further test to make sure the buildings are safe–obviously nobody will be living in buildings that are unsafe.feedback

That is a matter that will be considered by the appropriate group on Kensington and Chelsea council. No stone will be left unturned in this inquiry, and for any guilty parties there will be nowhere to hide. I would like to reassure people that we will not use this tragic incident as reason to carry out immigration checks on those involved, or on those providing vital information to help identify victims.feedback

Let me be absolutely clear, the support on the ground for families in the initial hours was not good enough. People were left without belongings, without roofs over their heads, without basic information about what had happened, what they should do and where they could seek help. That was a failure of the state - local and national - to help people when they needed it most. As prime minister, I apologise for that failure - and as prime minister, I've taken responsibility for doing what we can to put things right.feedback

We cannot and will not allow people to live in unsafe homes.feedback

We can test over 100 buildings a day, and the results come within hours. I urge any landlord who owns a building of this kind to send samples for testing as soon as possible. Any results will be communicated immediately to local authorities and local fire services. We cannot and will not ask people to live in unsafe homes.feedback

We will make markets fairer including measures to tackle unfair practices in the energy and telecoms markets.feedback

If that does not work, we will change the law to allow us to use a better definition of development spending, while continuing to meet our 0.7 per cent target.feedback

While this will be a Government that consults and listens, we are clear that we are going to see Brexit through, working with Parliament, business, the devolved administrations and others to ensure a smooth and orderly withdrawal. 'The Tories' election disaster shows they have no mandate for a hard Brexit and yet it looks like they are going to be the bogged down in their own Brexit mess.feedback

The election result was not the one I hoped for, but this Government will respond with humility and resolve to the message the electorate sent. We will work hard every day to gain the trust and confidence of the British people, making their priorities our priorities. While this will be a Government that consults and listens, we are clear that we are going to see Brexit through, working with Parliament, business, the devolved administrations and others to ensure a smooth and orderly withdrawal.feedback

Much has been said in recent days about what the general election signified about Britain's decision to leave the EU. The fact is that over 80% of the electorate backed the two major parties, both of whom campaigned on manifestos that said we should honour the democratic decision of the British people.feedback

It is a reminder that terrorism, extremism and hatred take many forms; and our determination to tackle them must be the same whoever is responsible. This was an attack that once again targeted the ordinary and the innocent going about their daily lives ? this time British Muslims as they left a Mosque having broken their fast and prayed together at this sacred time of year. Today we come together - as we have done before ? to condemn this act and to state once again that hatred and evil of this kind will never succeed.feedback

Extra police resources have already been deployed to reassure communities, and the police will continue to assess the security needs of mosques and provide any additional resources needed. The terrible terrorist attack which took place last night was an evil born out of hatred and it has devastated a community. I am pleased to have been here today to see the strength of that community coming together, all faiths united in one desire to see extremism and hatred of all sorts driven out of our society.feedback

That is why this government will act to stamp out extremist and hateful ideology – both across society and on the internet, so it is denied a safe space to grow.feedback

This morning we have seen a sickening attempt to destroy those freedoms, and to break those bonds of citizenship that define our United Kingdom. It is a reminder that terrorism, extremism and hatred take many forms, and our determination to tackle them must be the same whoever is responsible.feedback

It is a reminder that terrorism, extremism and hatred take many forms; and our determination to tackle them must be the same whoever is responsible. As I said here two weeks ago, there has been far too much tolerance of extremism in our country over many years – and that means extremism of any kind, including Islamophobia.feedback

There is no place for this hatred in our country today and we need to work together as one society, one community, to drive it out, this evil which is affecting so many families.feedback

Hatred and evil of this kind will never succeed. There has been far too much tolerance of extremism over many years. This was an attack on Muslims near their place of worship and like all terrorism, in whatever form, it shares the same fundamental goal. It seeks to drive us apart and to break the precious bonds of solidarity and citizenship that we share in this country. There has been far too much tolerance of extremism in our country over many years and that means extremism of any kind including Islamophobia.feedback

As we continue to respond to the needs of the community, our focus is on ensuring that all of those affected by this unimaginable tragedy get the right support as quickly as possible. My government will continue to do absolutely everything possible to help all of those affected through the difficult days, weeks, months and years ahead.feedback

It was an attack that targeted the ordinary and the innocent. Today we come together as we have done before to condemn this act and state an act of hatred of this kind will never succeed in dividing us. Like all terrorism, in whatever form, it shares the same goal: to drive us apart. We will not let this happen.feedback

Today's attack falls at a difficult time in the life of this city, following on from the attack on London Bridge two weeks ago – and of course the unimaginable tragedy of Grenfell Tower last week, on which I will chair another meeting of Ministers and officials later today. But what we have seen throughout – whether in the heroism of the ordinary citizens who fought off the attackers at London Bridge; the unbreakable resolve of the residents in Kensington; or this morning the spirit of the community that apprehended this attacker – is that this is an extraordinary city of extraordinary people.feedback

Extra police resources have already been deployed to reassure communities, and the police will continue to assess the security needs of mosques, and provide any additional resources needed, especially during this final week before Eid al-Fitr, a particularly important time for the whole Muslim community.feedback

All my thoughts are with those who have been injured, their loved ones, and the emergency services on the scene.feedback

Boris Johnson regularly sees Michael when he is staying at Chevening. Michael is the MP for Sevenoaks and lives five minutes from Chevening. They had a catch up over a pint as they have done on many occasions.feedback

The response of the emergency services, NHS and the community has been heroic. But, frankly, the support on the ground for families who needed help or basic information in the initial hours after this appalling disaster was not good enough. The residents of Grenfell Tower, families who have lost loved ones, and the emergency services who have been working so hard to help them have been through some of the most harrowing and traumatic experiences imaginable.feedback

What I'm now absolutely focussed on is ensuring that we get that support on the ground. Government is making money available, we're ensuring that we're going to get to the bottom of what's happened, we will ensure that people are rehoused. But we need to make sure that that actually happens.feedback

That's why I came straight back to Downing Street and I ordered a public inquiry. And we'll make sure that takes place as soon as possible to get to the bottom of this. People have lost their lives and others have lost everything. The government is making money available, we are ensuring we are going to get to the bottom of what has happened, we will ensure that people are re-housed. We need to make sure that actually happens.feedback

In practice there may be difficulties if you have an inquiry that is looking into exactly the same thing a criminal investigation is looking into because the inquiry is not going to want to do anything that is going to prejudice that criminal investigation.feedback

It's absolutely horrifying and I've been hearing stories today from people about their experiences. I've also been hearing from the local community about the issues and concerns that they have. Now the government is making five million pounds available as emergency funds for people who need just to get money to be able to buy the normal things of everyday life.feedback

The package of support I'm announcing today is to give the victims the immediate support they need to care for themselves and for loved ones. We will continue to look at what more needs to be done. Everyone affected by this tragedy needs reassurance that the Government is there for them at this terrible time - and that is what I am determined to provide.feedback

We cannot allow this ideology the safe space it needs to breed. Yet that is precisely what the internet – and the big companies that provide internet-based services – provide. We need to work with allied, democratic governments to reach international agreements that regulate cyberspace to prevent the spread of extremism and terrorist planning. And we need to do everything we can at home to reduce the risks of extremism online.feedback

The United Kingdom does not seek membership of the single market: we understand and respect your position that the four freedoms of the single market are indivisible and there can be no 'cherry picking.feedback

Well, I visited the scene of this terrible fire this morning. I wanted a briefing from the emergency services. They've been working tirelessly in horrific conditions and I have been overwhelmed by their professionalism and their bravery. At times like this the response of the community has been extraordinary. It has shown the great spirit of the people in response to a tragedy such as this. The Government stands ready to provide every assistance to the emergency services and the local authorities.feedback

I heard stories of firefighters running into the building being protected from the falling debris by police officers using their riot shields. And we thank all our emergency services for the incredible work that they have done.feedback

The government has taken action on the recommendations of the coroner's report. The government is doing everything in its power to ensure that people are safe. We have identified those buildings and now and over the weekend people are going in and inspecting those buildings.feedback

The individual stories I heard this morning at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital were horrific. I spoke with people who ran from the fire in only the clothes they were wearing. They have been left with nothing – no bank cards, no money, no means of caring for their children or relatives. One woman told me she had escaped in only her top and underwear.feedback

When it's possible to identify the cause of this fire, then of course there will be proper investigation and if there are any lessons to be learnt they will be, and action will be taken. Tragically now we are not expecting to find anyone else alive. The severity and the heat of the fire would mean it is an absolute miracle for anyone to be left alive. So although we've been up there we haven't managed to do a comprehensive search and until we can make the building safe then I really don't want to risk the safety of my firefighters at this moment in time.feedback

Right now people want answers, and it's absolutely right, and that's why I am today ordering a full public inquiry into this disaster. We need to know what happened; we need to have an explanation of this, we owe that to the families. To the people who have lost loved ones, friends, and the homes in which they lived.feedback

My thoughts are with the victims, their families and all of those who had their homes destroyed. It's impossible to comprehend the horror of what they've been going through. The response of people living nearby who have provided help, compassion and support has I think, once again, shown the fantastic spirit of London. Once again, our emergency services – the fire service, ambulance, NHS and police - have shown incredible bravery, working in truly appalling conditions. Their work will continue for some time, and I know everybody will want to join me in thanking them for their amazing bravery.feedback

We have been very clear we want to maintain a close relationship and a close partnership with the EU and individual member states into the future, including in the areas we've discussed this evening. I think there is a unity of purpose among people in the United Kingdom. It's a unity of purpose, having voted to leave the EU, that their Government gets on with that and makes a success of it, and we are committed to developing a deep and special partnership with the EU.feedback

Every vote for me and my team will strengthen my hand in the Brexit negotiations.feedback

Our discussions today have focused on the greatest security challenge our two countries face: tackling terrorism and rooting out the extremism that fuels it. Both our countries have sadly experienced the horrors of terrorism all too recently.feedback

We are launching a joint UK-French campaign to ensure that the internet cannot be used as a safe space for terrorists and criminals, and that it cannot be used to host the radicalising material that leads to so much harm. Crucially, our campaign will also include exploring creating a legal liability for tech companies if they fail to take the necessary action to remove unacceptable content.feedback

We remain steadfast in our commitment to the Belfast agreement. A discussion taking place on the Northern Ireland executive and our focus is absolute. In talks with DUP we want to ensure with their support we give stability which is important ahead of the Brexit negotiations. Our intent is to have stability in the national interest. We have worked with the DUP before.feedback

Nowhere is our cooperation closer than in the area of defence and security, with British and French fighter pilots flying alongside one another and in each other's planes over Syria and Iraq to strike Daesh [Isil] at its heart, or our troops deployed together in Estonia to provide reassurance to our eastern allies in the face of Russian aggression.feedback

The UK and France will work together to encourage corporations to do more and abide by their social responsibility to step up their efforts to remove harmful content from their networks. We are launching a joint UK-French campaign to ensure that the internet cannot be used as a safe space for terrorists and criminals.feedback

What we're doing in relation to the talks that we're holding, the productive talks we're holding with the Democratic Unionist Party, is ensuring that it is possible to, with their support, give the stability to the UK government that I think is necessary at this time. I confirmed to President Macron that the timetable for the Brexit negotiation remains on course and will begin next week.feedback

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

Mr Speaker-elect, on behalf of the whole House, may I congratulate you on your re-election - at least someone got a landslide. And may I also congratulate you on becoming the first speaker since the Second World War to be re-elected three times.feedback

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

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

The counter-terrorism co-operation between British and French intelligence agencies is already strong, but President Macron and I agree that more should be done to tackle the terrorist threat online. In the UK we are already working with social media companies to halt the spread of extremist material and poisonous propaganda that is warping young minds. We are united in our total condemnation of terrorism and our commitment to stamp out this evil.feedback

I got us into this mess, I'm going to get us out of it. I will serve as long as you want me to.feedback

Crucially I've brought in talent from across the whole of the Conservative Party. This is the government that is going to be governing for everyone. We want a country that works for everyone, bringing that talent together to ensure that we can get on with the job of delivering the successful Brexit.feedback

That's the last thing the country needs. She said she would serve us as long as we want her, and that she's been a party servant since she was 12 years old, stuffing envelopes.feedback

I've got us into the mess and I will get us out of it. She was very concerned about people who have lost their seats, the party is going to help them, some of them are in dire financial situations. She did say sorry, several times. She apologised for colleagues losing their seat, for making the call about the early election.feedback

Today I've been putting together a Cabinet that reflects the wealth of experience talent of across the Conservative Party. A Cabinet that will get on with the job of Government that's about delivering a successful Brexit, and those negotiations start in a week's time. This is a Goverment that is going to be governing for everyone. We want a country that works for everyone, bringing that talent together to ensure we can get on with the job of delivering a successful Brexit. Shell-shocked. There's a job to be done and I think what the people want is the Government to be getting on with that job.feedback

It has to be a totally new start. Some of the stuff that was in the manifesto like the poisonous social welfare stuff has got to be ditched. It's not just rearranging the deckchairs, a new approach will be absolutely essential. She can do it, all she needs to do is want to do it.feedback

I've been putting together a Cabinet that reflects the wealth of talent and experience across the Conservative Party.feedback

We will welcome any such deal being agreed, as it will provide the stability and certainty the whole country requires as we embark on Brexit and beyond. As and when details are finalised, both parties will put them forward.feedback

What I've done today is seen people from across the party accepting the invitation to be in my Cabinet and crucially I have brought in talent from across the whole of the Conservative Party. I said during the election campaign that if re-elected I would intend to serve a full term. But what I'm doing now is actually getting on with the immediate job. But I think that's what's important, I think that's what the public would expect.feedback

Barwell has been a first class minister and is widely respected. He will bring considerable experience of the party to the post. As I said yesterday, I want to reflect on the election and why it did not deliver the result I hoped for.Gavin will have an important role to play in that.feedback

If the UK only improves by this much at each election, we will not see equal representation in parliament until 2062.feedback

Having secured the largest number of votes and the greatest number of seats in the General Election, it is clear that only the Conservative and Unionist Party has the legitimacy and ability to provide that certainty by commanding a majority in the House of Commons. As we do, we will continue to work with our friends and allies in the Democratic Unionist Party in particular. Our two parties have enjoyed a strong relationship over many years, and this gives me the confidence to believe that we will be able to work together in the interests of the whole United Kingdom.feedback

Well, of course, as I've said many times during the campaign, I have wanted to achieve a larger majority, but that was not the result that we secured. And I'm sorry for all those candidates and hard-working party workers who weren't successful, but also particularly sorry for those colleagues who were MPs and ministers who contributed so much to our country and who lost their seats and didn't deserve to lose their seats.feedback

As we do, we will continue to work with our friends and allies in the Democratic Unionist Party in particular. Our two parties have enjoyed a strong relationship over many years, and this gives me the confidence to believe that we will be able to work together in the interests of the whole United Kingdom. This will allow us to come together as a country and channel our energies towards a successful Brexit deal that works for everyone in this country, securing a new partnership with the EU which guarantees our long-term prosperity.feedback

What the country needs more than ever is certainty and having secured the largest number of votes and the greatest number of seats in the general election, it is clear that only the Conservative and Unionist party has the legitimacy and the ability to provide that certainty by commanding a majority in the House of Commons. This will allow us to come together as a country and channel our energies towards a successful Brexit deal that works for everyone in this country.feedback

Our political traditions are different. We have little history of coalition government.feedback

At this time more than anything else this country needs a period of stability, and if this is correct that the Conservatives have won the most votes and probably the most seats, it is incumbent on us that we will have that period of stability. As we ran this campaign, we set out to consider the issues that the key priorities for the British people. Getting the Brexit deal right, ensuring that we can identify and do something about the challenges facing our country, doing what is in the national interest.feedback

As we look ahead and wait to see what the final results will be, I know - as I say - the country needs a period of stability and whatever the results are the Conservative Party will ensure we fulfil our duty in ensuring that stability so that we can all, as one country, go forward together.feedback

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

I will now form a government. A government that can provide certainty and lead Britain forward at a critical time for our country. This Government will guide the country through the crucial Brexit talks that begin in just ten days, and will deliver on the will of the British people by taking the United Kingdom out of the European Union.feedback

If we get Brexit right, we can build a Britain that is more prosperous and more secure. I can only build that better country and get the right deal in Brussels with the support of the British people.feedback

If we get Brexit right, we can build a Britain that is more prosperous and more secure – a Britain in which prosperity and opportunity is shared by all. I can only build that better country and get the right deal in Brussels with the support of the British people. So whoever you have voted for in the past, if that is the future you want, then vote Conservative today and we can all go forward together.feedback

Today is a day for everybody across the country to fix their sights on the future and vote for a better future of fairness, security and opportunity for all.feedback

No. The reason we did what we did with control orders was because the courts were increasingly knocking those control orders down, so we did introduce the Tpims and we have subsequently enhanced the Tpims. Now we're seeing the threat evolving, becoming more complex, it's right we look again at what powers are needed to ensure the police and security services have what they need. No, what I've set out is very clear. We are seeing the terrorist threat changing, we are seeing it evolve and we need to respond to that.feedback

Because I and my team have the plan to ensure we get the Brexit negotiations right and they start 11 days after election day.feedback

No, what I have done in getting out and about around the country, I think people do see that is one of the great opportunities is to be able to interact with voters directly, to be able to hear directly from them and them being able to hear directly from me.feedback

He has been campaigning, but he has been campaigning in a number of seats. Rather than just being with me, he has actually been out there knocking on doors and working for other candidates. But we also have a vision for a stronger, fairer, more prosperous Britain for everybody, and that is what we will do if in Government. I don't tweet so… I was mentally calculating 140 characters.feedback

Your country needs you. Rarely can a candidate for high office have been so singularly ill-equipped for the task.feedback

I mean longer prison sentences for those convicted of terrorist offenses. I mean making it easier for the authorities to deport foreign terrorist suspects back to their own countries. And I mean doing more to restrict the freedom and movements of terrorist suspects when we have enough evidence to know they are a threat, but not enough evidence to prosecute them in full in court.feedback

If I am elected as Prime Minister on Thursday, that work begins on Friday. MI5 and the police have already said they would be reviewing how they dealt with Manchester and I would expect them to do exactly the same in relation to London Bridge. What Government needs to do is, and what the Government that comes in after Thursday's election needs to be willing to do, is to give more powers to the police and security service when they need them, needs to deal with this issue of terrorism and extremism online and also needs to be able to call out extremism here in the United Kingdom.feedback

You know what some people call us: the nasty party.feedback

It's time to remember the good that governments can do.feedback

Give me your backing in the polling station tomorrow to battle for Britain in Brussels. Get those negotiations wrong and the consequences will be dire.feedback

What we need to do now is see how the threat is evolving, and it is evolving, we're seeing terrorism breeding terrorism.feedback

Oh, goodness me. Well, I suppose … gosh. Do you know, I'm not quite sure. I can't think what the naughtiest thing … . Well, nobody is ever perfectly behaved, are they? I mean, you know, there are times when … I have to confess, when me and my friend, sort of, used to run through the fields of wheat. The farmers weren't too pleased about that.feedback

I absolutely recognise people's concerns. We want to stop attacks. What we need to do now is see how the threat is evolving… we need to ask how we can adapt our response.feedback

Well, I've heard bits of it and to be perfectly honest I'm not very happy about it. I don't much like it, I don't think anybody would when they heard a song about themselves like that.feedback

As we leave the European Union, we are determined to make the UK the world's most dynamic digital economy with first-class connectivity as we build a brighter future. Our plans to roll out high-speed broadband and extend mobile coverage will mean people can stay connected wherever they live, work, travel and learn – and help end the scourge of not spots.feedback

But delivering all this depends on getting Brexit right, which is why I need every vote on Thursday to strengthen my hand in the Brexit negotiations which begin just 11 days after polling day.feedback

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

I mean, for anybody there would be, you know, people watching this who will be in similar circumstances of having lost both their parents at a relatively early age and it is quite, you know, it is a shock and of course, as I say, without brothers or sisters to share that with, but that's why it was so good to have Philip but also to have that wider community that provided support to me.feedback

I think I was a child, I was quite, sort of, bookish as a child, I enjoyed going to school, I enjoyed reading books, I enjoyed learning. I was an only child, so of course I didn't have brothers and sisters who I was playing with and so I obviously had friends but sometimes had to just go out and, sort of, do things on my own. Oh, goodness me. Well, I suppose… gosh. Do you know, I'm not quite sure. I can't think what the naughtiest thing. Well, it was, obviously, it was a tremendous shock, particularly when my father died following a car crash as you say.feedback

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

We have protected counter-terrorism policing budgets, we have also provided funding for an increase in the number of armed police officers. This was an attack on London and the United Kingdom, but it was also an attack on the free world.feedback

Do you agree, and would that mean you were wrong to cut numbers? It's not just about resource, it's about the powers people have. You're referring to a speech I gave to the Police Federation where I was very clear with the Police Federation that they needed to reform. And goes what? The Police Federation took that message and they are reforming. I think Sadiq Khan is doing a good job and it is wrong to say anything else. Those police officers, within eight minutes, shot the three attackers and killed them, and that saved countless lives.feedback

JTAC, the independent joint terrorism analysis centre, have confirmed that the national threat level remains at severe, that means that a terrorist attack is highly likely. It is now clear that, sadly, victims came from a number of nationalities. This was an attack on London and the United Kingdom, but it was also an attack on the free world. 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.feedback

We believe we are experiencing a new trend in the threat we face, as terrorism breeds terrorism. It's time to say enough is enough.feedback

This was an attack on London and England, but it was also an attack on the free world.feedback

We cannot and must not pretend that things can continue as they are. Things need to change.feedback

Sadiq Khan is doing a good job. It's wrong to say anything else.feedback

If it is David Davis, fine. If it is Olly Robins [permanent secretary of the Department for Exiting the European Union] then fine, he knows the files, although maybe less the economic ones. We need to know who we are negotiating with ... I don't think they have a plan.feedback

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

Enough is enough. We cannot and must not pretend that things can continue as they are. On behalf of the people of London and on behalf of the whole country, I want to thank and pay tribute to the professionalism and bravery of the police and the emergency services, and the courage of members of the public who defended themselves and others from the attackers. Everybody needs to go about their lives as they normally would. Our society should continue to function in accordance with our values. We must come together, we must pull together, and united we will take on and defeat our enemies.feedback

While we have made significant progress in recent years, there is – to be frank – far too much tolerance of extremism in our country. So we need to become far more robust in identifying it and stamping it out – across the public sector and across society. That will require some difficult and often embarrassing conversations, but the whole of our country needs to come together to take on this extremism – and we need to live our lives not in a series of separated, segregated communities, but as one truly United Kingdom.feedback

We cannot and must not pretend that things can continue as they are, . We believe we are experiencing a new trend in the threat we face as terrorism breeds terrorism, and perpetrators are inspired to attack not only on the basis of carefully constructed plots after years of planning and training, and not even as lone attackers radicalised online, but by copying one another and often using the crudest of means of attack. Violence can never be allowed to disrupt the democratic process, so those campaigns will resume in full tomorrow and the general election will go ahead as planned on Thursday.feedback

Things "need to change. We need to do anything we can to reduce extremism online, as this ideology cannot be defeated through military intervention alone….[Islamist ideology] cannot be given the space to breathe.feedback

And if we need to increase the length of custodial sentences for terrorist-related offences – even apparently less serious offences – that is what we will do.feedback

In light of what we are learning about the changing threat, we need to review Britain's counter-terrorism strategy to make sure the police and security services have all the powers they need. And if we need to increase the length of custodial sentences for terrorism-related offenses, even apparently less serious offenses, that is what we will do. Yes, that means taking military action to destroy ISIS in Iraq and Syria. But it also means taking action here at home.feedback

As a mark of respect the two political parties have suspended our national campaigns for today, but violence can never be allowed to disrupt the democratic process, so those campaigns will resume in full tomorrow and the general election will go ahead as planned on Thursday. First thing is all these attacks are bound together by an evil ideology that is a perversion of Islam and perversion of the truth.feedback

Five credible plots have been disrupted since March. We are experiencing a new trend in the threat we face as terrorism breeds terrorism. Perpetrators are inspired to attack by copying one another and often using the crudest means of attack. As a mark of respect the two political parties have suspended our national campaigns for today, but violence can never be allowed to disrupt the democratic process, so those campaigns will resume in full tomorrow and the general election will go ahead as planned on Thursday.feedback

Following updates from police and security officials, I can confirm that the terrible incident in London is being treated as a potential act of terrorism. This is a fast moving investigation. I want to express my huge gratitude to the police and emergency services who are on the scene. Our thoughts are with those who are caught up in these dreadful events.feedback

And at the same time the security intelligence services and police have disrupted five credible plots since the Westminster attack in March. In terms of their planning and execution the recent attacks are not connected but we believe we are experiencing a new trend in the threat we face, as terrorism breeds terrorism, and perpetrators are inspired to attack not only on the basis of carefully constructed plots after years of planning and training, and not even as lone attackers radicalised online, but by copying one another and often using the crudest means of attack.feedback

I've said that I think no deal would be better than a bad deal. Now I'm confident we can get a good deal with the right plan for those negotiations, because I think a good deal is in our interests and in the interests of the rest of the EU. But we have to be prepared to stand up for Britain. We have to be prepared to go in there, recognising that we're not willing to accept a bad deal.feedback

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

And I'm being honest with you in terms of saying that we will put more money into the NHS, but there isn't a magic money tree that we can shake that suddenly provides for everything that people want.feedback

I'm not going to make any excuses for the experience you had. That's why I think it's so important that we do deal with mental health.feedback

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

The Conservative party continues to believe that these allegations are unfounded. Craig Mackinlay is innocent until proven guilty and he remains our candidate.feedback

We will continue make sure that students get the support that they need, but what's most important is that when they finish studying there are great job opportunities for them to take up. That is why it is important to get the Brexit deal right. We want to be global leaders in free trade and that's around the world...we weren't able to do this as members of the EU. There's a couple of shops that I normally go to when I'm looking for shoes, particularly my kitten heels, that's Russell and Bromley and LK Bennett.feedback

If we are in the scenario, [the electorate] want parties to talk to each other, so to refuse to do that would be against what the electorate wanted.feedback

I think they [EU countries] all benefit from the expertise, the skills, the size of the capability of the City and anything that diminished that would not be sensible for them because they're benefiting from it at the moment. First of all this doesn't happen over night, it takes years to build up the whole ecosystem that supports financial services, and actually London is a benefit, the City of London is a benefit to other countries, to businesses in other countries.feedback

We need to make sure that we're getting a good deal for the City in the future. I would hope that actually what people will see in the remaining 27 member states is the significant role that the City plays in supporting their economies and their businesses and also the fact that it has taken many years for the City to build up those expertise, to build up that ecosystem. That can't be done by somebody else at the drop of a hat.feedback

That's what we're working for. We're working to bring immigration down to the tens of thousands. The reason why we want to want to bring net migration down to sustainable levels, which we have set at the tens of thousands, is because of the impact that immigration has, when it's too fast and too high and uncontrolled, on people. So we believe it is right to work for those sustainable levels but what I've always said and we made clear in the manifesto is that you have to consistently work at it. There is no single thing that you can do that suddenly creates that particular set of numbers.feedback

That's what we're working for. We're working to bring immigration down to the tens of thousands. Having been Home Secretary for six years this isn't something that you can just produce the magic bullet that suddenly does everything. What you have to do is keep working at it - it's a consistent working at it.feedback

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. So this is the time to choose. This great national moment needs a great national effort in which we pull together with a unity of purpose and – however we voted in the referendum last June – we come together with a determination to make a success of the years ahead. He doesn't believe in Britain. Because if we get Brexit right, then together we can do great things.feedback

As we come together behind this great national mission – to make a success of Brexit and of the opportunities it brings – we will build a more united country as our shared values, interests and aspirations bring us together. This is the prize – the opportunity that is within reach, a stronger, more secure and prosperous nation, a brighter, fairer future for all. In one week's time, they have the opportunity to affirm that decision and secure that brighter future by voting for me to continue as Prime Minister.feedback

The country is coming together but Westminster is not. The "division in Westminster will risk our ability to make a success of Brexit.feedback

Because if we get Brexit right, then together we can do great things. We can build a Britain beyond Brexit that is stronger, fairer and more prosperous than it is today. A Britain beyond Brexit that is more global and outward-looking. A Britain alive with possibilities, more confident in itself, more united and more secure. A country our children and grandchildren are proud to call home. What the people in Brussels will be looking at is how I have negotiated with them in the past; where I have gone with a clear remit from the UK when I was Home Secretary and I came back with what I asked for.feedback

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

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

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

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

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

There's a very clear choice at this election; there's a very clear difference between myself, and Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour party. I want to ensure we are controlling migration because too high uncontrolled migration puts pressure on our public services, but it also lowers wages at the lower end of the income scale.feedback

Everything depends on and will be defined by the outcome of these next five years.feedback

He is simply not ready to govern and not prepared to lead. He is not prepared to use the nuclear deterrent. He is not prepared to take action against terrorists. He is not prepared to give the police the powers they need to keep us safe. Now, I know that's an image that doesn't bear thinking about, but actually this is very serious.feedback

It's important that of course British Airways has a compensation scheme, that I understand it, for people who are travelling, but it is up to them to sort their I.T. out and to ensure that they're able to provide the services that people expect them to provide, as British Airways.feedback

Last night showed that Jeremy Corbyn's minders can put him in a smart blue suit for an interview with Jeremy Paxman but, with his position on Brexit, he will find himself alone and naked in the negotiating chamber of the European Union. Now I know that's an image that doesn't bear thinking about, but actually this is very serious. Every school in every village, town and city needs us to make a success of Brexit. If we want to continue to play our part on the world stage, standing up for our liberal values, with strong defences to protect us – we need to make a success of Brexit.feedback

But if you don't vote at this election and if you don't vote for me at this election you risk sleepwalking into the very real danger that Jeremy Corbyn will find himself in the hot seat, in the negotiating chair on your behalf.feedback

Now I know that is an image that doesn't bear thinking about but actually this is very serious. Your vote is more important than ever because every vote for me in this election will if I am returned as Prime Minister strengthen my hand in the negotiations that are about to start.feedback

I am ready to go. Jeremy Corbyn is not. There will be no time to waste, no way of stalling, no way of asking Europe to hang on while we figure out what to do. The Europeans are ready to go and are determined to fight for a deal that works for them.feedback

He is not prepared to use the nuclear deterrent. He is not prepared to take action against terrorists. He is not prepared to give the police the powers they need to keep us safe. This is not time for a weak government and a weak leader to be making it up as they go along, particularly not when that leader has shown poor judgment and weak leadership throughout the process so far. It means signing up to Britain being governed by EU laws and EU courts for years to come, so that we have no control over our laws, to free movement continuing indefinitely.feedback

27 other European countries are lining up to oppose us.feedback

What the people in Brussels look at is the record I had negotiating with them ... and delivering for this country on a number of issues on justice and home affairs which people said we were never going to get.feedback

The questions for this campaign haven't changed since I called it six weeks ago. Who do you trust to stand up for Britain, to negotiate for Brexit and get the best possible deal for Britain in Europe? Everything depends on getting Brexit right.feedback

That government will be weak abroad because it will be compromised at home. Those negotiations will start just 11 days after polling day and there won't be any putting it off. It won't be possible to stall it. The Europeans are ready. That's the timetable that has been set. The Europeans know that if they have a weak government in a hung parliament that government won't be able to stand up for Britain.feedback

We are not leaving Europe. We are leaving the European Union. We continue to want a deep and special partnership with the remaining 27 countries in the European Union and we will continue to be committed to working with others in Europe both in terms of ... a comprehensive free trade agreement but also in terms of our security. Those negotiations will start just 11 days after polling day and there won't be any putting it off. It won't be possible to stall it.feedback

Nobody can guarantee a real terms per pupil funding increase. People are focusing on funding but actually we need to ensure we see good or outstanding schools. That isn't just about funding, it's about a whole variety of things.feedback

The last seven years of Conservative Government have delivered real steps towards tackling domestic violence - we are punishing more perpetrators, and helping more victims get refuge and justice. But we will launch a relentless drive to help survivors find justice and increase the number of successful prosecutions. This hidden scandal, that takes place every day in homes across Britain, must be tackled head on.feedback

Our response to this violence must be to come closer together, to help each other, to love more, to sing louder and to live more kindly and generously than we did before. We will not quit or operate in fear. We won't let this divide us. We won't let hate win.feedback

This is an ongoing investigation and obviously the police and security services are continuing to look into the terrible attack that took place but significant activity has taken place by the police over the last 24 hours and it is in the light of that that the independent JTAC, the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre, has taken the decision to reduce the threat level from 'critical' to 'severe' but the public should be clear that a 'severe' threat level does mean that an attack is highly likely and everyone should remain vigilant.feedback