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Theresa May
Clearly people, businesses and public services should only have to plan for one set of changes in the relationship between the UK and the EU. So during the implementation period access to one another's markets should continue on current terms and Britain also should continue to take part in existing security measures. And I know businesses, in particular, would welcome the certainty this would provide. As of today, these considerations point to an implementation period of around two years.feedback
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Sep 22 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about British elections 2017. 348 people are quoted and you can read 1137 citations of them about British elections 2017. Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn and Tim Farron, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. Theresa May said: “Clearly people, businesses and public services should only have to plan for one set of changes in the relationship between the UK and the EU. So during the implementation period access to one another's markets should continue on current terms and Britain also should continue to take part in existing security measures. And I know businesses, in particular, would welcome the certainty this would provide. As of today, these considerations point to an implementation period of around two years.”.
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All quotes about British elections 2017

Jeffrey Kingston

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

Theresa May

I do not want our partners to fear that they will need to pay more or receive less over the remainder of the current budget plan as a result of our decision to leave. The UK will honour commitments we have made during the period of our membership. And as we move forwards, we will also want to continue working together in ways that promote the long-term economic development of our continent.feedback

Theresa May

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

Jeremy Corbyn

Fifteen months after the EU referendum the government is still no clearer about what our long-term relationship with the EU will look like. The only advance seems to be that the prime minister has listened to Labour and faced up to the reality that Britain needs a transition on the same basic terms to provide stability for businesses and workers. That's because Theresa May and her Conservative cabinet colleagues are spending more time negotiating with each other rather than with the EU.feedback

Matthew Sowemimo

Labour's support in the 2017 general election hit against clear demographic limits. This underscores the importance of the party leadership embracing wider forms of political mobilisation that can channel progressive voters effectively.feedback

Simon Jenkins

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

Brian Murphy - Mortgage Advice Bureau

Taking into account that August's completed transactions would have most likely been started either just before or after the General Election, and of course some months after Mrs May's decision to invoke Article 50, what we are now consistently seeing is that the current political climate is not having a huge amount of impact on consumers' decisions to move home. The driving factors remain individual circumstances, and buyers would appear to continue to remain unflustered by what they are reading in the headlines on a regular basis with regards negative sentiment around the UK housing market.feedback

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Polly Toynbee

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

We are very concerned about what's happening to the Rohingya people in Burma. The military action against them must stop. We've seen too many vulnerable people having to flee for their lives. Aung San Suu Kyi and the Burmese government need to make it very clear that the military action should stop.feedback

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Peter Hain

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

Rafael Behr

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Carwyn Jones

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

Caroline Flint

I think in all honesty even Jeremy (Corbyn) would have to admit that we are far from in a position to challenge the Tory government in a general election.feedback

Kallum Pickering - Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co.

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

Owen Jones

For the last two years, Britain has been held hostage by the Tories’ disastrous scheming. Now acrimony is erupting and Brexit looks ever more shambolic. A Stephen King film set to the Benny Hill theme tune: that’s Britain’s current political plight. It feels like a horror show without end yet it is simultaneously preposterous and absurd. For the last two years, Britain has been held hostage by the Tories’ disastrous scheming, plotting and manoeuvring: the EU referendum campaign, the chaotic aftermath, the snap general election. Boris Johnson – and goodness knows what we all did in a past life to deserve him – opportunistically backed Brexit as a career move. Despite his demonstrable buffoonery, he is astute enough to realise that Tory Brexit is spiralling into disaster. He risks going down in the history books as one of the principal architects of a national catastrophe. So now he plots and schemes, helping to plunge an already politically crippled Tory administration into further turmoil as Britain navigates through its postwar greatest crisis.feedback

Hikaru Sato - Daiwa Securities Group

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

Hillary Clinton

When I finally challenged Bernie during a debate to name a single time I changed a position or a vote because of a financial contribution, he couldn't come up with anything. Nonetheless, his attacks caused lasting damage, making it harder to unify progressives in the general election and paving the way for Trump's 'Crooked Hillary' campaign. But he isn't a Democrat–that's not a smear, that's what he says. He didn't get into the race to make sure a Democrat won the White House, he got in to disrupt the Democratic Party. I am proud to be a Democrat and I wish Bernie were, too.feedback

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Amber Rudd

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

Zoe Williams

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

Amber Rudd

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

Bjarni Benediktsson

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

Bjarni Benediktsson

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

Theresa May

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

Bjarni Benediktsson

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

Theresa May

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

Bjarni Benediktsson

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

Stephen Brown

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

Vince Cable - Stansted Airport

I think to be frank it didn't play well in the general election - I think people didn't understand what we were trying to say. The way I now express it is as a first referendum on the facts, on the evidence, what we will know at the end of the negotiation is the likely path forward.feedback

Frank Foley

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Gaby Hinsliff

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

James Dyson

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Caroline Flint

I believe Labour's job is to improve this bill, not kill it as it begins its passage through parliament. I have to make a decision on this, and these decisions aren't easy. I have never broken the whip at all but I do believe that in respecting the outcome of the referendum, in respecting what I said to my electors in a general election just a few months ago, it's important that we get on with the job of making sure we can have as smooth an exit from the European Union as possible.feedback

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Chris Leslie

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

Simon Jenkins

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

John McDonnell

We'll still be the warm family we've always been. I think the atmosphere's transformed since the general election. During the election campaign itself we were pretty united. Conference will be quite exciting; I think the atmosphere will be tremendous.feedback

Theresa May

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

Anna Soubry

I very much hope that Theresa will take control of all these sorts of aspects, so that she makes sure that the way the government is operating, and this bullish, macho sort of attitude that if you don't fall into line and get behind something then somehow you're going to be thwarting the will of the people, that sort of rhetoric has got to stop. I know that she understands the need to build a consensus and that everything has changed since the general election in June.feedback

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Bob Neill

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

Theresa May

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

Tom Watson

Well, there is always someone trying to get rid of you in politics, But, no, I don't actually see any move to remove me from my position. In fact, what I see after the general election, is the party coming together. A recognition, you know, under Jeremy's leadership, we did far better than anyone anticipated. Probably more than Jeremy himself.feedback

Michel Barnier

Well I think that we will look at the Prime Minister's record. We had a vote share in the general election that was the highest since Margaret Thatcher's landslide in 1983. That's almost been overlooked in the analysis of the election. I think the Prime Minister continues to lead us with courage and conviction. And she certainly would have my continued support for as long as she wished to continue as leader.feedback

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Frank Field

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

Martin Kettle

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

Theresa May

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

Michael Heseltine

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Erik Jones

There's a giant amount of non-performing loans (NPLs). The economic recovery is taking place but at a really slow pace … (And) there are political risks in the horizon with the upcoming general election.feedback

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Jonathan Freedland

Don’t bet on a Corbynite putsch – the left is a crowded marketplace in Scotland and it’s best not to make assumptions. The obvious way to read the surprise resignation of Kezia Dugdale as leader of the Scottish Labour party is to cast her as the victim of a likely putsch by forces loyal to Jeremy Corbyn. According to this view, Dugdale jumped before she was pushed, pre-empting the challenge she would have faced sooner or later as punishment for opposing Corbyn from the start – a position rendered unsustainable by the UK leader’s better-than-expected performance in June’s general election.feedback

Theresa May

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

William Hague

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Chris Williamson - Markit

Because neoliberalism is underpinned by privatising and not fettering business, that has actually resulted in things like building control being subject to competition, which has meant the private sector coming in and cutting fees, and inevitably the quality has gone down. I feel people have stopped listening to the smears and lies and dirty tricks. I think for all the talk about Venezuela and antisemitism, and the latest thing is sexism now, Jeremy's overwhelming landslide victories in the leadership elections and the general election mean people have stopped listening to the smears.feedback

Theresa May

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

Polly Toynbee

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

Nigel Farage

Corbyn promised he would leave the single market. He has now betrayed every Labour voter at the General Election.feedback

Theresa May

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

Boris Johnson

Unless and until this country has a functioning and unifying government, Libyans will continue to suffer grievously. Without a political solution this country will still be the front line – our front line – in the struggle against illegal migration and terror.feedback

Boris Johnson

In Libya today there are three guns for every human – but there is no single source of law or authority, let alone power. There are two central banks, two rival parliaments, three prime ministers and up to four governments. And, of course, there are umpteen militias vying with the Libyan National Army for control of the vast and lawless beige spaces on the map. And in those lawless territories we are seeing the breeding-grounds of terrorists and people smugglers – the criminals whose activities have had such an impact on western Europe.feedback

Wayne David

I am pleased that both the police and the Information Commissioner's Office are conducting detailed investigations. The allegations that the Conservative Party and Blue Telecoms broke electoral law during a general election campaign are extremely serious and the public need to have confidence in our electoral process. That is fundamental to our democracy.feedback

Bob Posner

The snap general election prompted political parties to raise record-breaking sums in the second quarter of 2017. The reporting and publication of this data is key to providing voters with transparency about how political parties financed their general election campaigns. Voters can have confidence that, where parties fail to submit information by a statutory deadline and there is no reasonable explanation, we will take a robust approach in dealing with these breaches.feedback

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Steven Mnuchin

Some of these issues are far more complicated than we are led to believe by the mass media, and if it were so simple, such actions would have been taken by other presidents, governors, and mayors, long before President Trump was elected by the American people. Our president deserves the opportunity to propose his agenda and to do so without the attempts by those who opposed him in the primaries, in the general election and beyond to distract the administration and the American people from these most important policy issues – jobs, economic growth, and national security.feedback

Tom Brake

David Davis promised us 'the row of the summer' over the Brexit timetable, only to capitulate weeks later to the EU's preferred timetable after a disastrous general election for his party which vastly undermined their negotiating position. To be now, a couple of months down the line, trying to reopen the issue reeks of desperation at an approaching economic storm and a Cabinet who don't have a clue.feedback

Theresa May

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

Nick Timothy

The prime minister likes to use her walking holidays as a time to think things through. When she returned from Wales, in April, she rang me to say she had decided to hold the general election. By the time she returns from Switzerland, next week, she will be ready to deal with its aftermath.feedback

Martin Kettle

Though the German chancellor is set to win, she faces the prospect of coalition building and a need to address a raft of national concerns. You would hardly know this is general election year in Germany. I have travelled to Europe’s most important country three times this year, and each time to a very different part of it – first to Hamburg in the north, then to the flatlands of Brandenburg in the far east and, most recently, to prosperous Bavaria in the south. Yet until this week, when the campaign eased into gear, you would have struggled to realise that Europe’s most pivotal political contest is imminent.feedback

Nia Griffith

A state visit by Donald Trump would shame this country and betray all we stand for. Theresa May should revoke the invitation immediately.feedback

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

... 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

Matt Wrack - Fire Brigades Union

Central government has created the housing and fire safety regime and central government must be held to account for any failings in it. Yet the terms of reference signed off by Theresa May appear designed to avoid this.feedback

Theresa May

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

Richard Fording

I think it's going to be a very interesting test of how deep the Trump opposition runs. I have to think that the general election will be a low turnout election, and although Republicans outnumber Democrats by about 2-1 in this state, I would guess that Democratic voters are about twice as motivated to vote in this election as the Republicans to protest the Trump presidency. We could see something like we saw in Georgia–a closer than expected result but Republicans winning in the end.feedback

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Ted Malloch

I was at a lunch with Jacob very recently and he indicated he would like to be considered for the leadership when the time comes. He did not mean now, but at some point in the future. I'm a backbench MP. I'm supporting Theresa May. My ambition is to be re-elected in North East Somerset. It would be unrealistic of me to have further ambitions.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

If Theresa May is back from her holiday yet, perhaps she's listening. It would be a really good idea to have another walk, have an epiphany moment while you're walking and come along with a proposal to dissolve parliament and have another election. We're ready for it at any time.feedback

James Chapman

Two people in the cabinet, a number of people who have been in Conservative cabinets before now – better cabinets, I might say, than the current one – and a number of shadow cabinets ministers have also been in touch. The hard Brexit plan that Theresa May is pursuing is going to take our economy off a cliff, is going to make Black Wednesday look like a picnic, and when that happens the Conservative party will never be in power again.feedback

Rosie Nixon

I think they could be our Brexit secret weapon. Their [the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's] trip to Poland and Germany probably did more for us than Theresa May will ever be able to do. They really have changed that image of our monarchy.feedback

Cat Boyd

My decision to back Labour in the general election caused outrage. But I’m a socialist, not a nationalist – like thousands of others in Scotland. Roughly five years ago I co-founded the Radical Independence Campaign in Scotland. I knocked on thousands of doors, spoke at hundreds of meetings, and wrote columns for Scotland’s only pro-independence daily newspaper. But my values, like the values of radical independence, have always been socialist, not nationalist; and in the general election last June I voted for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour.feedback

Erik Jones

There's a giant amount of non-performing loans (NPLs). The economic recovery is taking place but at a really slow pace … (And) there's political risks in the horizon with the upcoming general election.feedback

Sharon Evans

I've been inside an inquiry and I've seen the way it can operate. We ended up not having a voice on how the inquiry was set up and run – what should have been about protecting evidence was instead used to control us. For me, what's really shocking is that I went into all this thinking I really had something to offer. At the beginning it was OK, because they didn't really know what they wanted. But then the political agenda started to become obvious. That was when I was told Theresa May was going to be prime minister and I needed to behave myself – it had to look like things were going well.feedback

Dawn Foster

The regional death gap has widened since 2008. If we do not acknowledge the role that poverty plays, poorer people will continue to suffer. If the Conservative party were a car, it would be in dire need of new tyres, having worn the treads bare with the sheer number of policy U-turns since this year’s snap general election. The reversal on funding rail electrification in the north and Wales is symbolic of the Conservatives’ contempt for the regions, and symptomatic of how Britain has prioritised the south even more under a Tory government. The south-east ravenously consumes infrastructure spending and political attention, with London as the capital for capital.feedback

Lynton Crosby

On polling day, over 70% of voters thought the Conservatives were going to win. So they thought we'll reward [Corbyn] for being prepared to talk about interesting things and shake the system up, but we'll still have the comfort of having Theresa May as prime minister at the end of the day.feedback

Theresa May

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

Jonathan Ashworth

This research exemplifies just how hard it is becoming to see a GP in Tory Britain, with patients' overall experience of their GP services getting drastically worse. Overworked and underfunded GPs are struggling to cope with rising needs from patients. Across the country GPs and practice staff are working to keep the service running in the face of astonishing neglect from Theresa May and her ministers. Patients deserve to be able to get the right care at the right time for them and 17 million people are already able to make a routine appointment with a GP at evenings and weekends.feedback

Michael Chessum

Labour's immigration stance has for far too long been dominated by pandering to the idea that immigration is to blame for a fall in living standards. This isn't just factually wrong, it's also self-defeating – because we need a narrative that is clear and honest about the fact that neo-liberalism and exploitation are the real problem. That has to be backed up with policy, not just sentiment. We beat the Tories when we're principled and offer alternatives – that's the lesson of the general election.feedback

Ellen Kenyon Peers

I have no intention of deceiving people - if people don't know who their MPs are I'd be quite worried. People should know who their MP is especially just after the general election . People have multiple ways to contact their MP.feedback

Theresa May

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

Andrew Rawnsley

Everyone has lessons to learn from the general election. The tricky bit is picking the right ones. It is seven and a bit weeks since the election and journalists are still being asked why we didn’t see the result coming. It is a fair cop, to which there is no real defence; only a plea of mitigation. It wasn’t just us. Virtually no one saw it coming. The politicians, especially the politicians, didn’t see it coming either. Their crystal balls were completely cracked.feedback

Philip Hammond

I think there's a broad consensus that this process has to be completed by the scheduled time of the next general election, which is in June 2022. So a period of at the most three years in order to put these new arrangements in place and move us on a steady path without cliff edges from where we are today to the new long term relationship with the European Union. Many things will look similar. It may be that during that period we don't bring those new agreements into force - but it will take us time anyway to negotiate them. We'll know who's coming and who's going.feedback

Theresa May

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

Heidi Alexander

It beggars belief that the government have taken a year to get round to asking for expert evidence on the role played by EU nationals in our country. Our immigration policy has been governed by anecdote and scaremongering, rather than evidence, since the moment Theresa May set foot in the Home Office in 2010. The timing of this announcement shows the total lack of preparation and understanding that has typified this government's attitude to Brexit so far.feedback

Boris Johnson

What the British people want to see is a government that gets on with the job and they've got that with Theresa [May] and we are going to deliver a great Brexit deal. A deal that works for our European friends, for the U.K., but also works for New Zealand.feedback

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Matteo Richetti

This vote will have a major impact and set the tone for the subsequent general election.feedback

Margaret Thatcher

I think we'd better stick with Theresa May for the moment. We don't want any more upheavals, because I'm hoping that on her holidays she may get a bit of perspective back and her guts back. She has had a terrible beating.feedback

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Tim Farron

A revival can only happen if we gave ourselves a reason to be ... if we took a risk, a gamble. We chose to adopt the backbone Jeremy Corbyn lacks, the decisiveness Theresa May lacks and stand up for Britain's place in Europe.feedback

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Tim Farron

Theresa May now has a choice. Does she publish that report or keep it hidden?feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

It is no good Theresa May suppressing a report into the foreign funding of extremist groups. We have to get serious about cutting off the funding to these terror networks, including ISIS here and in the Middle East.feedback

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Jeremy Corbyn

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

Nicholas Hyett - Hargreaves Lansdown

Royal Mail has emerged as the one clear winner of last month's general election, with political mailings helping to slow the inexorable decline in UK letter volumes. However, increasingly it's the international business which will be driving growth long term. The division put in another respectable performance this quarter, with recent acquisitions increasing its importance to the overall business.feedback

Tom Watson

With 21st Century Fox's bid for Sky being considered by the government right now, questions about Rupert Murdoch's influence over Theresa May were already being asked. This makes them all the more relevant.feedback

Theresa May

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

Benoît Dillet

This rejection of the ECJ as [a] mediator comes from the U.K. government's rhetorical and strategic call for 'taking back control'. If they manage to reach a compromise, then it would show the strength of EU institutions, since Theresa May has been unilateral on this issue for years.feedback

Andrew Marr

After a few sips and some surreptitious whinnying, I have to conclude that the plot against Theresa May is a little more serious than I had thought.feedback

Chris Grayling

What I know is: we're not a group of clones, we have discussions round the cabinet table and outside cabinet, we debate issues, we decide what's right and we get on with it. I'm very clear that the cabinet and the party are united behind Theresa May, united in determination to get the right deal for the country in Brexit, in the Brexit negotiations, and to make sure we continue the economic progress we've made.feedback

Jon Lansman

We have shown in this general election how mobilising enthusiastic people wanting to campaign for a party, believing in it, and being able to persuade people on the doorstep – how effective that can be. If you want to keep those people enthusiastic and committed, you have got to give them some ownership, you have got to give them some say in key decisions in the party – about policy, about who their representatives are.feedback

Theresa May

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

Nick Harvey

We have been doing outreach work but we have not had any patients coming to the last two clinics. A lot of people seem to have gone under the radar. What we also seem to be seeing – even though Theresa May said that there would be no immigration checks on people who survived the fire – is a concern by some people about putting their name on to the NHS database, too. It's something that people are afraid of.feedback

Andrew Rawnsley

She very nearly quit as prime minister on election night. She may end up wishing she had. William Petty, the 2nd Earl of Shelburne, is one of the less well-remembered people to have been a tenant of Number 10. I mention him because, as Tory MPs argue about how long they should give Theresa May, the brief, but illuminating lifespan of that 18th-century prime minister is a possible guide to her future.feedback

François Heisbourg - The International Institute for Strategic Studies

Donald Trump doesn't like weakness, people who tend to fawn and flatter . This is probably where Macron was effective -the white knuckle handshake certainly grabbed Trump's attention. Theresa May was seen as rushing to Washington more ore less desperate to get Trump's attention. That has not been the Macron style.feedback

Schona Jolly

David Davis has confirmed that the EU charter of fundamental rights won’t become domestic law. This must be challenged and debated immediately• Schona Jolly is an international human rights lawyer. There was a time, not so long ago, that David Davis was a great fan of the EU charter of fundamental rights. He liked it so much that he used it to take up a legal challenge against the snooper’s charter (brainchild of the-then home secretary Theresa May), which ended up in Luxembourg.feedback

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

James Kirkup

The general election result showed no party has the complete confidence of the voters, so all parties should learn from this commission and find ways to work together in the national interest.feedback

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Rebecca Long-Bailey

Put simply, today's Taylor report shows that Theresa May is failing working people across the country. If they were serious about workers' rights they are welcome to borrow from Labour's manifesto. Our 20-point plan would truly transform the world of work, providing security, rights and protection for millions of working people.feedback

Polly Toynbee

The boulder of Brexit blocks her path, she can feel the Europhobes’ knives at her back, and Corbyn is waiting. The great unravelling is beginning• Polly Toynbee is a Guardian columnist. A year ago today Theresa May was anointed unopposed. What a wretched anniversary, marking an inert year in which absolutely nothing has been done for the country, and even less for her party as she squandered its majority. Beyond the monstrous nightmare that is the eight upcoming Brexit bills, the first of which is to be unfurled on Thursday, there is little in the pipeline either.feedback

Theresa May

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

Keir Starmer

Leaving the EU is a negotiation. It means the results are uncertain and there needs to be fast and flexible and reaction in a unified way ... We have an issue there because we have departmental government. What we don't want to find is that at the first tap it falls apart like a chocolate orange. It needs to be coming through like a cricket ball. I haven't seen any evidence that the prime minister has reflected on the outcome of the general election and indicated a willingness to change her approach to Brexit. On the contrary, she has reinforced the approach that she took to the electorate.feedback

Anne Marie Morris

Now I'm sure there will be many people who'll challenge that, but my response and my request is look at the detail, it isn't all doom and gloom. Now we get to the real n****r in the woodpile which is in two years what happens if there is no deal? The comment was totally unintentional. I apologise unreservedly for any offence caused. While the Conservative Party has tabled a debate on Wednesday to apparently discuss and condemn abuse of candidates in the general election, these comments prove their hypocrisy.feedback

Ellie Mae O'Hagan

There are several theories as to why the prime minister is suddenly interested in cross-party ‘ideas’. None of them reflect well on her or her party• Ellie Mae O’Hagan is a freelance journalist. As a superficial and relentlessly idiotic 21-year-old, I decided to sunbathe at peak sunshine hours at the height of summer during a trip to Malawi. “I have such pale legs and they never burn!” I insouciantly declared to onlookers, a mere 12 hours before I began convulsing, shaking, sweating and finding myself unable to walk for three days. I might have called this the most foolhardy act of desperation I had ever known – until last night, when Theresa May trailed a speech in which she went cap in hand to the Labour party for “ideas”.feedback

Hannah Peaker

Jess Phillips’s idea holds great promise, but we in the Women’s Equality party know it will be more effective with support from across the spectrum. British democracy is designed to protect the status quo. Never has this been more clear. Just a month ago, the public expressed utter contempt for old politics by retreating to older politics in the general election. In England, we were told the only viable choices were blue or red. In Northern Ireland, frustration over the suspension of Stormont resulted in victory for the very parties obstructing power-sharing. And in Scotland, the Tory resurgence rendered a second referendum impossible. The first-past-the-post system, supported by old parties and the media, did what it does best: it returned power to those that already have it.feedback

Damian Green

That's one of the lessons you can draw from the general election result … people want politicians to address the big issues and if they can do it across the divide of parties then so be it. There must be things we can agree on in terms of fighting terrorism, of dealing with social care, of getting the best Brexit deal for Britain.feedback

Andrew Gwynne

Theresa May has finally come clean and accepted the Government has completely run out of ideas. As a result they're having to beg for policy proposals from Labour. They're also brazenly borrowing Labour's campaign slogans. But no one will be fooled - the Tories are the party of the privileged few.feedback

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Grant Shapps

During year two, Theresa May will need to operate a completely different model to remain in power. She must throw open Downing Street to welcome innovative ideas, listen to business and make better use of the party's broad talent in parliament and further afield. Trusting others and sharing power beyond a tiny praetorian guard may not be her instinctive approach, but doing so now could still help her go beyond just about managing the year ahead.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Unease, that a society can go on in this direction with poverty and inequality alongside very rapidly rising huge individual wealth for a small number of people. I've got good news for the Tories: I know they're living through a nightmare at the moment. I'm somebody, as you're very well aware, that doesn't get involved in personal abuse and would never exploit somebody else's misfortune – so I want to help these Tories out of their nightmare. Feel free, at any time, to resign and we'll have another general election.feedback

Theresa May

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