Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 21st January 2009.

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Photo of Diane Abbott Diane Abbott Labour, Hackney North and Stoke Newington 11:30 am, 21st January 2009

Will the Prime Minister agree with me that people all around the world will have been moved by the inauguration of President Obama? There are many reasons to welcome his inauguration, but one is that when a man whose father, 60 years ago, could not have been served in restaurants in Washington becomes President of the United States, we can all of us, in our communities, turn to our children and say, "Yes, you can."

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