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Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (6 Dec 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: I join the Prime Minister in expressing condolences about the police officer and the passenger who lost their lives in the tragic event yesterday. I also join her in paying tribute to the late Jimmy Hood, who represented Clydesdale and, later, Lanark and Hamilton East. He was a good friend of all of us, and he was a great fighter for the coal industry and the mineworkers union during the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (6 Dec 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: The Prime Minister can always look behind her. She has not succeeded in convincing many people. Yesterday, one Tory donor told the papers: “Yesterday proved beyond doubt that” the Prime Minister “is not only weak but that it’s her incompetence that is hobbling the UK.” He was not very kind about the rest of her Front Benchers either, describing them as a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (6 Dec 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: On the Prime Minister’s way back to Britain, someone forgot to share the details of the Irish border deal with the Democratic Unionist party. Surely there are 1.5 billion reasons why the Prime Minister really should not have forgotten to do that.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (6 Dec 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: The Prime Minister was unable to support her Brexit Secretary when he tried to explain that a deal was supposed to have been done in October but still has not been done by December. The leader of the DUP told Irish television that she got sight of the deal only on Monday morning, five weeks after she first asked for it. Two months after the original deadline for the first phase of talks, and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (6 Dec 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: Eighteen months after the referendum, the Prime Minister is unable to answer the question. On Monday, as she thought she was coming here to make a statement, it was vetoed by the leader of the DUP—the tail really is wagging the dog here. The Brexit Secretary told the BBC’s “Andrew Marr Show” in June: “In my job I don’t think out loud and I don’t make...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (6 Dec 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: This really is a shambles. All the Government have done is offer a heavily redacted, abbreviated version, which has not been widely shared. The Brexit Secretary said in September that a £50 billion divorce payment was “complete nonsense.” The Foreign Secretary rejected any payment and said that the EU could “go whistle.” Can the Prime Minister put before the House...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (6 Dec 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: Eighteen months since the referendum, there are no answers to the questions. Today, the Government have not yet concluded phase 1, and there are no answers to the questions and the DUP appears to be ruling the roost and telling the Prime Minister what to do. Whether it is Brexit, the national health service, social care, our rip-off railways, rising child poverty, growing pensioner poverty...

Income Tax (Charge) (22 Nov 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: The test of a Budget is how it affects the reality of people’s lives all around this country. I would submit that the reality—[Interruption.]

Income Tax (Charge) (22 Nov 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker. The reality test of this Budget has to be how it affects ordinary people’s lives. I believe, as the days go ahead and this Budget unravels, the reality will be that a lot of people will be no better off, and the misery that many are in will be continuing. Pay is now lower than it was in 2010, and wages are now falling again. Economic growth in the first...

Income Tax (Charge) (22 Nov 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: The point I was making is that three new pilot schemes for rough sleepers simply does not cut it. It is a disaster for those people sleeping on our streets and forced to beg for the money for a night shelter. They are looking for action now from Government to give them a roof over their heads. In some parts of the country, life expectancy is actually beginning to fall. The last Labour...

Income Tax (Charge) (22 Nov 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: I would rather people stayed to listen, actually, Mr Deputy Speaker, to the reality—[Interruption.]

Income Tax (Charge) (22 Nov 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker. Maybe Government Members would like to listen to Martin’s experience. A full-time worker on the minimum wage, he said: “I get paid four weekly meaning that my pay date is different each month”. Because, under the universal credit system, he was paid twice in a month and deemed to have earned too much, his universal credit was cut off. He says:...

Income Tax (Charge) (22 Nov 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: That is why social care budgets are so important for so many very desperate people in our country. Our schools will be 5% worse off by 2019 despite the Conservative manifesto promising that no school would be worse off. Five thousand head teachers from 25 counties wrote to the Chancellor saying: “we are simply asking for the money that is being taken out of the system to be...

Prime Minister: Engagements (22 Nov 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: I join the Prime Minister in congratulating the new Usher of the Black Rod. I am really pleased that it is at last a woman who has got that position. I hope that the whole House will join me in sending solidarity following the atrocious suicide bombing that killed 50 people in eastern Nigeria. We should express sympathy to those who have lost loved ones for the obvious trauma they are all...

Prime Minister: Engagements (22 Nov 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: Yesterday, the Foreign Secretary said: “There can be no hard border. That would be unthinkable”.—[Official Report, 21 November 2017; Vol. 631, c. 848.] Maybe, but the Government have had 17 months to come up with an answer to this question, and there still is no answer, because they have not engaged with the negotiations properly. There is another person who does not think...

Prime Minister: Engagements (22 Nov 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: The EU’s chief negotiator said this week that the UK financial sector will lose its current rights to trade with Europe. It seems as though neither EU negotiators nor the Government have any idea where this is going. Last week, the Brexit Secretary said that he would guarantee free movement for bankers post Brexit. Are there any other groups to whom the Prime Minister believes freedom...

Prime Minister: Engagements (22 Nov 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: In April, the Brexit Secretary was confident that the European Banking Authority would be staying in London; now he cannot even guarantee that banks will have a right to trade with Europe. Last week, the Government voted down Labour amendments to protect workers’ rights. The Foreign Secretary has described employment regulation as “backbreaking”, and has repeatedly...

Prime Minister: Engagements (22 Nov 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: The record is clear: this Government voted down our amendment to protect workers’ rights. The Environment Secretary said he wanted a “green Brexit”, but yet again Conservative MPs voted down Labour amendments to guarantee environmental protection. On 5 December, the European Finance Ministers summit will address the issue of tax dodging, as exposed by the Paradise papers....

Prime Minister: Engagements (22 Nov 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: The right hon. Lady’s predecessor blocked EU-wide proposals for a public register of trusts; again, Conservative MPs voted down Labour amendments to deal with tax avoidance. When it comes to Brexit, this Government are a shambles. [Interruption.]

Prime Minister: Engagements (22 Nov 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: I have much in common with Zen, Mr Speaker. Seventeen months—[Interruption.] I understand that these days the Tory Whips are choreographing who shouts at whom in the Chamber—they are making a very bad job of it. Seventeen months after the referendum, the Government say there can be no hard border, but have not worked out how. They say that they will protect workers’ rights...


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