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Nigel Farage
This is part of a great Brexit betrayal. We didn't vote to waste years of our lives. We didn't vote for open borders to continue. We didn't vote to give away billions of pounds every year. We voted to be independent, free and to open ourselves up to the rest of the world, and I do view today as being a big kick in the teeth for all of us that voted Brexit.feedback
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NEW Sep 22 2017
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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

Vince Cable - Stansted Airport

What the country now desperately needs is some political adults. There are sensible grown-ups in the Conservative Party, and the Labour Party and the Greens. We believe the public have a right to change their mind. At the end of these tortuous divorce negotiations, the British public must be given a vote on the outcome.feedback

Emma Rees

We welcome the review, which is a promising first step towards a 21st-century Labour party that empowers its members and is able to win elections. We're glad that all wings of the party are finally recognising their invaluable contribution, and understand that it's both right and strategic for members to have more of a say.feedback

Chris Williamson - Markit

There shouldn't be a leadership threshold at all. That needs to change. Who are the PLP [parliamentary Labour party]? They are a tiny percentage of the party.feedback

Richard Angell

When the current leadership is so safe at the top of the party, it is bizarre the focus of this year's conference is divisive rule changes about whoever succeeds Corbyn, whenever that might be. Allowing nine or more candidates in the ballot paper threatens to make a joke of Labour and put us further from the voters.feedback

Vince Cable - Stansted Airport

You have got the Labour Party in a suppressed civil war. They had a good election, and Jeremy Corbyn is currently riding high. But, we know under the surface there is enormous discontent about the extreme left. I, and my party, are the alternative. It's possible that we could break through. If British party politics starts to break up, if the traditional structures start to break up, and that could well happen, we are extremely well positioned with moderate, sensible policies. I am very confident talking about being an alternative prime minister.feedback

Jo Swinson

It reminds us that neither side of the political spectrum has a monopoly on undermining democracy and abusing human rights. And it beggars belief that Jeremy Corbyn would rather defend a tenuous link to socialism than condemn these atrocities.feedback

Amber Rudd

He is the life and soul of the party but he is not the man you want driving you home at the end of the evening.feedback

Nick Cohen

The Labour leader has been clever in exploiting a disaffected element of the electorate. Anyone who knows the far left will have snorted when they heard that it was banning the most successful Labour politicians in England from addressing the Labour party conference. Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, and Andy Burnham, his counterpart in Manchester, may have won actual elections on moderate platforms. No matter. They must step aside so that “ordinary” party members can speak in their place.feedback

Robert Halfon

I'm normally an incrementalist, I'm not a confrontational politician. But I actually think we need a radical, counter-intuitive revolution in the Conservative party if we are to survive. The big problem we have is that people won't vote for us with their hearts. They vote for Labour with their hearts, which is why so many young people are supportive of them… people vote Conservative with gritted teeth, not because they feel passionate about it.feedback

Pauline Latham

I've got an eight-year-old daughter at school, I never say this to anybody, I never put my family on leaflets, I keep them out, this is the first time I'm going to say this. She did not deserve what came from some comments, disgracefully from people calling themselves Labour party members.feedback

Robert Halfon

If we don't radically reform our messaging, our machinery; if we don't focus on policies that really are there to help the lower paid, which are supported by people in metropolitan areas, I think, we'll face a precipice. Corbyn will be in No 10.feedback

Dennis Skinner

In the old days they could argue you might get a socialist government in Germany, but there's not been one for donkeys' years. At one time there was Italy, the Benelux countries, France and Germany, Portugal, Spain and us. Now there's just one in France and it's hanging on by the skin of its teeth.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

There has to be a trade relationship with Europe. Whether that is formally within the single market or that is an agreement to trade within the single market I think is open for discussion and negotiation. We want a relationship which allows us to trade within the single market. Whether that's formal membership - which is only possible I believe if you're actually a member of the EU - or whether it's an agreed trading relationship is open for discussion.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

None more so than Stormzy who – instead of signing to a major record label – has used his own label to top the charts and change the face of music in this country.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Tonight, I was honoured to present Stormzy with the British GQ Solo Artist Of The Year award. This last year we have seen dramatic political events across the world. And against that backdrop we have seen the emergence of incredible, powerful artists.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Whether it's speaking out against racism, supporting the victims of Grenfell, he's remained absolutely committed to his roots and values throughout.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

He's one of London's most inspiring young men, encouraging his listeners to vote, pray and speak openly about mental health and their issues and problems.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

The food has got a lot better and vegan food - one of my close relatives has just become a vegan and I went to her house for dinner and it was absolutely brilliant. So I'm going through the process, all right? I won't go any further than that.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

It's a fair question. I eat more and more vegan food, and have more and more vegan friends. There are quite a lot of vegan MPs actually - not a lot, but there are some. I think what has improved so much is vegetarian and vegan food has got so much better in recent years. So I'm going through the process, all right? I won't go any further than that.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

I would say 'where is my lunch?' and they would say 'yours is a special meal', like there is something badly wrong with you and they would bring this thing along. It was usually pretty grim when it got there.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

I got fed up of going on a plane in the 80s and everyone would get their regulation rubber chicken and whatever with it. I became one at 20 when I was working in a pig farm. I got attached to the pigs.feedback

John McDonnell

It was a wonderful announcement. The best thing she could have possibly done. It boosted support for the Labour party overnight and caused absolute disarray in the Conservative party. You can't walk down a corridor in this place without seeing a group of Tory MPs plotting.feedback

Nigel Farage

His comments amount to a pig-headed denial in Brussels that Brexit is happening and a desire to be uncooperative at every step of the way. He is directly appealing to the Tory rebels and the Labour Party and doing his best to upset the Parliamentary process.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

It's a fair question. I eat more and more vegan food, and have more and more vegan friends, indeed there are quite a lot of vegan MPs actually – not a lot but there are some. I think what has improved so much is vegetarian and vegan food has got so much better in recent years. I got fed up of going on a plane in the 1980s and everyone would get their regulation rubber chicken and whatever with it.feedback

Keir Starmer

To suggest as some do that you can have as it were bespoke, special arrangements negotiated between now and March 2019 is nonsense and so this is grown-up politics from the Labour party in the public interest.feedback

Damian Green

Few political debates have been as divisive as the European one. I fought as hard as I could on the Remain side, but I believe strongly that as a democrat I should respect the result (of the EU referendum), and that as a politician it is my duty to make the Brexit settlement as good as possible.feedback

Matthew d'Ancona

The government confuses office with power, and may yet pay a terrible price for blindly believing the Brexit talks will prove the need for Tories at the controls. The Conservative party is in the most desperate position that I can recall. It confuses office with power. It mistakes the EU referendum result for a party-political mandate. It assumes that the voters will sooner or later turn on Jeremy Corbyn as a dangerous socialist imposter. Its smile is really the rictus of internal paralysis.feedback

Anna Sourby

Any suggestion that this is in any way treacherous or supporting Jeremy Corbyn is outrageous. It amounts to a trouncing of democracy and people will not accept it. People will be very alarmed. It will all backfire on them.feedback

Anna Soubry

I want to be very clear that we are not opening ourselves up to the danger of very serious abuse by the executive. We've got to look at those Henry VIII clauses and make sure that we're not subverting the will of the people through Parliament and handing over excessive powers to the executive. This is all part and parcel of the parliamentary process and if anybody suggests that there's anything unusual or treacherous about that, or working with other parties, they will get short shrift.feedback

Damian Green

Starting the new Parliamentary session with the Withdrawal Bill shows that it is now the job of all MPs, including my former colleagues on the Stronger In campaign, to respect the will of the people and get the best possible deal for Britain. No Conservative wants a bad Brexit deal, or to do anything that increases the threat of a Corbyn Government.feedback

Dominic Grieve

No one should be trying to wreck this bill, but the Government needs to listen to the concerns expressed across Parliament about its details.feedback

Sarah Champion

If I'm on the floppy left, to be accused of racism is probably the worst thing you can call me. That fear will motivate me to step away from a lot of topics I'd maybe tackle head on if I didn't have that phobia. By not dealing with the facts head on, you allow people to manipulate what's going on. Multicultural policies that I, through my working career, grew up with, and which Jeremy Corbyn grew up with, need a translation to come outside London.feedback

Kate Maltby

The nascent Conservative movement is modelling itself on Momentum and targeting young voters. But with no one to rally behind, it’s dead in the water. Just as 60 may be the new 20, and Saga Holidays the new Love Island, this week in politics, Activate is the new Momentum. For those blessed readers who have no idea what I’m talking about, Activate is the latest great idea designed to energise the Tory grassroots, based on the Labour-affiliated movement formed in the wake of Jeremy Cobyn’s election as leader of his party. Launched yesterday with a Return of the Jedi-themed meme attacking Corbyn (now deleted from Twitter), Activate is a campaign organisation that promises to galvanise Tory youth support, and build a community of young centre-right campaigners. Good luck with that. The Conservatives were 47 percentage points behind Labour among 18- and 19-year-olds at the last election.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

Jeremy Corbyn

I'd like to thank Kezia Dugdale for her work as Scottish Labour leader and the important role she has played in rebuilding the party in Scotland. Kezia became Scottish leader at one of the most difficult times in the history of the Scottish Labour party and the party's revival is now fully under way, with six new MPs and many more to come. I want to thank Kez for her tireless service to our party and movement, and look forward to campaigning with her in future.feedback

Kezia Dugdale

I have thought long and hard about this. I care deeply about the Labour Party - I love it and I have devoted my adult life to serving it in a number of different capacities. And I have just come to the conclusion that the best thing for it, the Labour Party, this precious, precious thing that has done so much good in our country, and indeed for me, is to pass that baton on. I don't think Jeremy can unite our party and lead us into government.feedback

Chris Williamson - Markit

But that's not the proposition. The proposition is to reduce the threshold. I'll settle for that. Why are people so frightened of democracy?feedback

Chris Williamson - Markit

There shouldn't be a leadership threshold at all. That needs to change. Who are the PLP [parliamentary Labour party]? They are a tiny percentage of the party. If we're going to have a threshold, it should be CLPs [constituency Labour parties].feedback

Seb Dance

The idea that we are better off out of the EU is a Tory fantasy. Jeremy Corbyn must defend access to the single market and customs union permanently• Seb Dance is a Labour MEP for London. Labour’s commitment to retaining Britain’s membership of the single market and the customs union during any post-Brexit transition is a brave and welcome move. It is overwhelmingly in our national economic interest. That Jeremy Corbyn has been criticised for it by Nigel Farage – a man who has never genuinely stood up for Britain’s best interests – should be worn as a badge of pride by all in the Labour movement, and convince any waverers that we’re on the right path.feedback

Chris Williamson - Markit

I'm not saying it never ever happens but it is a really dirty, lowdown trick, particularly the antisemitism smears. Many people in the Jewish community are appalled by what they see as the weaponisation of antisemitism for political ends. It is pretty repellent to use that to attack somebody like Jeremy Corbyn, who has spent his whole life fighting for social justice and standing up for the underdog.feedback

Gerry Hassan

If Labour is to really take advantage of a stalling SNP, Corbyn needs some policy meat on Brexit and independence. Jeremy Corbyn has been making waves in Scotland, as he has been across the entire UK. His five-day visit has raked in the coverage and crowds, and annoyed his political opponents.feedback

Anna Soubry

Hard Brexit has gone, thank god. The debate has shifted to the arguments we have been making for some considerable time.feedback

Steve Crowther

Jeremy Corbyn has finally capitulated to the Blairites and abandoned his principles of 30 years.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

There has to be an arrangement in the long term with Europe which is one of tariff-free trade access to Europe that gives protection of the rights, regulations and gains we've made from Europe on workers' rights as well as protection of consumer rights and continued membership of the European institutions, particularly the European Court of Human Rights, but there are many others as well. Could you have a separate arrangement for different parts of the UK.feedback

Nigel Farage

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

Jeremy Corbyn

Invest in the future of all us. Invest in better transport systems; invest in sustainable jobs in new industries; invest in communities; invest in decent housing. You then create the virtuous circle of increasing employment in all those industries and providing a common good for all. You don't cut your way to prosperity: you improve people's lives by investing in the future. If money was found to bail out the banks then surely the money should be available to support and invest in communities all across the country.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

[If] you cut and destroy public services, they are not there for anybody later on in life. Even the very richest get heart attacks; even the very richest may get cancer; even the very richest homes might catch fire. At that point they need an ambulance service. At that point they need a hospital. At that point they need a fire service. I simply say to the Tory party, think again about the direction you're taking the country in.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

I'm saying to the government: halt this closure programme, halt the closure of this centre here, don't destroy the 600 jobs that are available here that are important as an economic contributor to this town. Instead think again. Think about the role of government in supporting people. Think again about the punitive way in which you operate your regimes.feedback

Gillian Jones

The loss to this community of these jobs is going to have a huge impact. We work here, we shop here, we socialise here. We're very much part of this community and that's very much the way we want to keep it.feedback

Hamish Donald

Going hard against independence is fighting the Tories on their own ground.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

People don't want them. No. It was there [during his leadership campaign] as a discussion item which was taken out of context. The response was that people don't want them: end of.feedback

Jess Phillips

It is essentially giving up on trying to prosecute assaults. If you take your feminist cues from Saudi Arabia you've gone wrong.feedback

Stella Creasy

Can we make all carriages safe for all passengers rather than restricting where we can go? It's not us, it's them honest… [It] doesn't keep women safe to restrict their movements - it normalises attacks. We need to be clear they (the attackers) are the problem, not women's seating plans.feedback

Chris Williamson - Markit

Complemented with having more guards on trains, it would be a way of combating these attacks, which have seen a very worrying increase in the past few years. I'm not saying it has to happen, but it may create a safe space. It would be a matter of personal choice whether someone wanted to make use of it.feedback

Denis MacShane

Focusing on another vote means the real work of grassroots campaigning and persuasion hasn’t taken place. With a monotonous regularity, calls for a second referendum are now the default setting of those who oppose the Brexit line of the government, Ukip, and the official leadership of the Labour party. They began with a giant rally in London not long after the Brexit plebiscite. Since then, political leaders from Sadiq Khan to Vince Cable can always command a headline by calling for a second referendum. But right now, these calls are misplaced for three reasons.feedback

Paul Sweeney

I am optimistic about Labour coming back. If we had another week, we would have doubled the number of seats. That is why the SNP is terrified of another election. We will pick up other Glasgow seats, Lanarkshire seats and Lothian seats. I am almost certain of that.feedback

Kezia Dugdale

I do think we are seeing a revival … The party with the greatest potential to grow is the Labour party.feedback

Paul Sweeney

We were in Smithycroft Road, right in the shadow of the Bar-L [Barlinnie prison]. These lads were walking up from an off-sales on the opposite side of the road, maybe six or seven of them, with their carry-outs. They started shouting across the road.feedback

Emma Hayley

Corbyn has numerous quirks that lend themselves to these kind of light-hearted stories such as his allotment, the jam-making and El Gato, all stories that have made it into the Corbyn Comic Book. Just as Corbyn seems to have captured the imagination of the people, so has our comic book about him. It's a bit of a departure from what we would ordinarily do, but it was the right time to do it. We received over a hundred new submissions for the book and we're thrilled that the idea has been so well received.feedback

Emma Hayley

I can't think of a comic which has had one of our prime ministers on the front. But this is the right time for the Corbyn comic.feedback

Steve Richards

There is no option of a ‘soft’ Brexit, and Labour’s mockery of the Conservative government’s position rings hollow when its own position is a mess• Steve Richards is a political commentator and broadcaster.feedback

Gideon Falter

Our research clearly shows that British Jews have pointed their fingers at the Crown Prosecution Service and the Labour Party. If British society can fight anti-Semitism, why are our world-renowned criminal justice system and some of our famous political parties still doing too little? There is not a moment to lose. Without urgent change, British Jews may start to leave, as has happened elsewhere in Europe.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

The fire has raised profound concerns about the way that social housing is provided and managed in this country, and I - as well as many survivors - worry that, without a wider focus, the inquiry will fail to get fully to grips with the causes of the fire. The fear is that the priority is to avoid criticism of your party's policy failures rather than secure justice for Grenfell survivors, along with the safety of the many other people who live in social housing in this country.feedback

Sajid Javid

Corbyn wrong to sack Sarah Champion. We need an honest open debate on child sexual exploitation, including racial motivation.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Our next election manifesto will be more detailed because we'll have more time to prepare it, but it will be a reflection of the wishes and aspirations of a lot of people who you've never heard of, all around the country. Yes, I'm spending the summer campaigning around the country, but everywhere I go I make sure I have time to meet and listen to different people and different groups, and I learn a lot by that. It does mean that when we're writing policy documents you think, hang on, this isn't practical, it wouldn't work. Let's do something else.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

As [US President] Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-un trade threats and tensions escalate, the danger is growing. In the interests of sanity and safety for the whole world, global pressure for dialogue and diplomacy must be overwhelming. Our government must not drag our country into any military action over the Korea crisis, including joint exercises. US-led regime-change wars and the threat of more to come have made this crisis more dangerous and difficult to resolve.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Trump and Kim must immediately wind down the war of rhetoric, as the German chancellor Angela Merkel has demanded. The risks of an unintended escalation into full-blown conflict are too great for the whole world. We cannot play fast and loose with nuclear weapons and nuclear threats. Our government must press for measured responses to bring the temperature down. Our government must not drag our country into any military action over the Korea crisis, including joint exercises.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

There can be no question of blind loyalty to the erratic and belligerent Trump administration. US-led regime-change wars and the threat of more to come have made this crisis more dangerous and difficult to resolve.feedback

Diane Abbott

These are difficult by-elections, they're going to be quite tight. We are hopeful of winning both of them but it's really important that every Labour supporter comes out to vote. And if we lose one or we lose both, I think the party will go forward. It has to go forward. No, no. I mean there are people who have been opposed to Jeremy from the very beginning, I'm not one of them and I think we have to move forward. The more people get to see Jeremy and hear him… I'm confident the polls will improve.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

Paul Mason

A proposed new anti-Brexit movement would attract neoliberals in thrall to flawed free market economics. In short, half the Conservative party. One Thursday night in the next couple of years we could go to sleep knowing that, by Friday morning, neoliberalism in Britain will be over. If a left-led Labour party comes to power, leading a coalition determined to scrap free market economics, that will be a good day for working people. It will be a bad day for Virgin Care, Portland Communications and Saudi Arabia.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

Lena Dunham

Everyone's been asking like, What have you been doing?' And I'm like, Try soul-crushing pain and devastation and hopelessness and you, too, will lose weight.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Labour would, firstly, properly fund our NHS by putting emergency money in. Secondly we'd lift the pay cap to ensure there are sufficient staff at the NHS to stay there and do the work, and thirdly invest urgently in reinstating the nurse bursary so that we have a good number of nurses for the future.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

The times to see a doctor are increasing, the times to be treated in A&E departments are increasing, the times to get elective surgery are increasing. We can't go on like this. The NHS is something we all rely on. It's up to government to make sure it's there for everybody all the time.feedback

Julia Blunck

Reporters ask Jeremy Corbyn if he will condemn Nicolás Maduro. But the undemocratic abuses of Michel Temer aren’t flashy enough for the news cycle. Venezuela is the question on everyone’s lips. Rather, Venezuela is the question on reporters’ lips whenever they see Jeremy Corbyn: will he condemn the president, Nicolás Maduro? What is his position on Venezuela, and how does it affect his plans for Britain? The actual problems of Venezuela – a complex country with a long history that does not start with the previous president Hugo Chávez and certainly not with Jeremy Corbyn – are largely ignored or pushed aside. This is nothing new: most of the time, Latin America’s debates are seen through western lenses.feedback

Owen Jones

The left underestimates the establishment backlash there would be if Corbyn were to reach No 10. They need to be ready. ‘Do you really think the British state would just stand back and let Jeremy Corbyn be prime minister?” This was recently put to me by a prominent Labour figure, and must now be considered. Happily for me – as a Corbyn supporter who ended up fearing the project faced doom – this long-marginalised backbencher has a solid chance of entering No 10. If he makes it – and yes, the Tories are determined to cling on indefinitely to prevent it from happening – the establishment will wage a war of attrition in a determined effort to subvert his policy agenda and bring his government down.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

Jeremy Corbyn

But we also have to recognise that there have been effective and serious attempts at reducing poverty in Venezuela, improving literacy and improving the lives of many of the poorest people. I gave the support of many people around the world for the principle of a government that was dedicated towards reducing inequality and improving the life chances of the poorest people. What's happened is the oil price has fallen obviously and the economy was overdependent on oil. And I make it very clear I think there should've been greater diversity at a time when there was a very high oil price.feedback

Lucy Edwards

Couldn't have even planned it (big Dave C in the house, shame he can't read).feedback

David Cameron

Certainly as somebody who has been through this battle a number of times, eventually relatively successfully, lots of people find different ways of doing it and certainly for some people e-cigarettes are successful.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

Beth Foster-Ogg

[The last] election showed what a groundswell of ordinary people, knocking on doors and campaigning for the Labour Party can do. Now we want to skill up the hundreds of thousands of new Labour Party members so they can be better, more effective campaigners when the next election comes, and so they can campaign and organise in their communities outside of election time. If we are out talking to people, campaigning and making the Labour Party the heart our communities all year round, we will be ready to beat the Tories when this weak and unstable government inevitably calls another election.feedback

Angela Smith

I think Corbyn needs to condemn the actions of the Venezuelan regime , which are a very serious threat to democracy in that country.feedback

Philippa King

Mr Kroenke could do the world a great favour by stopping peddling this kind of sickening TV and turning his focus on helping animals he apparently likes to see killed.feedback

Philippa King

We're living in a world now where most people can see how brutal and shameful trophy hunting is, yet the Arsenal boss is choosing to launch his sick TV channel in the UK. I'm not sure in what way an idiot with a gun against an elephant is a fair chase.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

I'm appalled at the glorification of killing wild and rare animals on this TV channel. As an Arsenal fan I'm disgusted that Stan Kroenke is involved in such a brutal, unethical and unnecessary activity.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

This is not sport. Kroenke should stick to football if he wants to be involved in sport. In my mind 'blood sport' is a contradiction and there should be no place on television or anywhere else for it.feedback

Philippa King

This is a massive own goal for Stan Kroenke. We live in a world where most people can see how brutal and shameful trophy hunting is, yet the Arsenal boss is choosing to launch his sick TV channel. Most people won't agree trophy hunting is in any way ethical, and studies have debunked claims that most blood money goes towards conservation. I'm not sure in what way an idiot with a gun against an elephant is a fair chase.feedback

Philippa King

Mr Kroenke could do the world a great favour by stopping pedalling this kind of sickening TV and turning his focus on helping the animals he apparently likes to see killed.feedback

Nicky Campbell

Jeremy Corbyn has been explicit in saying that freedom of movement must end. That puts us up the creek without a paddle, doesn't it?feedback

Neil Kinnock

The only way to mitigate the dreadful instability that will be costly for communities and industry is to try to ensure that, at least for a transitional period, we retain participation in the single market or the customs union, or both. And what you are starting to hear now in the last couple of weeks is people in various areas – including business, manufacturing, finance, universities, science, research, as well as in politics – saying 'we have got to consider a transitional arrangement that is fairly extended', and secondly, calls for an 'off-the-shelf' arrangement like the EEA.feedback

Neil Kinnock

I think that, as time and reality unfolds, the stated Labour ambition to protect jobs and investment and to participate in the single market will bring us to the position where we are trying to persuade the government to negotiate on that rational basis. So we will have to let time take its course in some ways.feedback

David Watts

The British public were given a vote when they didn't know what they were voting for. Surely this is the time to give them a vote when they know what the detail is? There's nothing more important than maintaining jobs and the economy, and I certainly would like to see the Labour leadership taking a stronger line when so much is at stake.feedback

Charles Falconer

I would strongly favour a transitional period in which we stayed inside both the single market and the customs union. In that period you would need to adapt the European court of justice's position, to represent the fact that the UK was outside the EU.feedback

Deborah Orr

The leftwing campaign group’s dinner-party video has provoked outrage. That’s not surprising: it’s a divisive attack on baby boomers• Deborah Orr is a Guardian columnist. That great moral arbiter, the Sun, is very upset by a video from the Labour campaign group, Momentum. The film shows four smug members of the baby boomer middle-class, along with a middle-aged son, discussing how they don’t understand why Jeremy Corbyn appeals to young people. The Sun declares this to be “hateful class war”.feedback

Charlie Mullins - Pimlico Plumbers

Course we should be staying in; Jeremy Corbyn's a twat, ain't he? Brexit is a subject I'm very passionate about and I apologise for the word I used on BBC World at One, but not the sentiment behind it.feedback

Martha Kearney

Well, we'll definitely leave it there. Apologies to Jeremy Corbyn for the language used.feedback

Boris Johnson

Let's be clear, the election did not evolve entirely in the way the Government had hoped or would have wanted ... I'm going to put that out. But the Labour Party did not win, they were 50 seats behind. We have a workable system of getting stuff through the House of Commons ... we have a workable majority with our friends from Northern Ireland. It wasn't that people were hostile to immigrants, they weren't hostile to people with talents and energy coming to the UK, they just wanted to feel that the British government had a handle on it.feedback

Len Duvall

They are clearly unwilling to act in a transparent way about the restrictions they have in place for use of their land. The public sphere has been degraded in many ways in recent years – from the selling off of public services, to the streets on which we walk going into private ownership. The government should look to legislate as soon as possible to ensure that open spaces in our cities are governed by the law of the land, not secret regulations drawn up in boardrooms.feedback

Mark Thomas - BP

In terms of political institutions, there is not enough political will to change things. It will be grassroots activities that make a difference: we need an urban ramblers movement that demands proper mapping, proper transparency, proper accountability and most importantly fights for the principle that basic, public rights cannot be trumped by private property rights in these open 'public' spaces.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

The mayor will go as far as the law allows in his new London Plan to ensure rules applying to such spaces are no more onerous than those that apply on publicly owned land.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

We must reclaim our public spaces from the corporate interests who want to control them. Our country's laws should govern public space, not secretive private rules. City life is made rich and exciting by our varied shared spaces. They should be run in the interests of the many not the few.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

I recognised it was a huge burden, I did not make a commitment we would write it off because I couldn't at that stage. I pointed out we had written the manifesto in a short space of time because it was a surprise election but that we would look at ways of reducing that debt burden, recognising quite a lot of it is never going to be collected anyway and try and reduce that. I don't have the simple answer for it yet - I don't think anybody would expect me to, because this election was called unexpectedly; we had two weeks to prepare all this - but I'm very well aware of that problem.feedback

Susanna Reid

It's a visual medium. It's a fact of life. Women are interested in clothes. And why not? I don't think men are immune, though. We have a go at Boris Johnson or at Jeremy Corbyn or at Piers. It's not always focused on the women.feedback

Anya Shrubsole

It can only get better from here. It's just amazing the kind of people you hear from. Someone said Jeremy Corbyn had messaged me and I was like 'Surely not'? I guess that's a reflection of the influence that game had on everyone here in Britain.feedback

Chuka Umunna

At the very least, in the national interest, the UK should seek a long transition period as a member of the single market and customs union. The overwhelming majority of Labour members think we should be fighting to stay in the single market – let's do it. It's vital we oppose the Tory job-destroying Brexit the government has embarked on in the strongest terms – we should give no quarter to it.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

It would be a managed thing on the basis of the skills required. What there wouldn't be is whole-scale importation of underpaid workers from central Europe in order to destroy conditions, particularly in the construction industries. You prevent agencies recruiting for jobs like that, you advertise for jobs in the locality first … It would be on the basis on the economic need and skills required. The need for nurses is huge … we have to be sensible about this.feedback

Chuka Umunna

There are members of the single market who are not members of the EU; Turkey is basically part of the customs union but not in the EU.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

There would be European workers working in Britain and British workers working in Europe as there are the moment. What there wouldn't be is the wholesale importation of underpaid workers from central Europe in order to destroy conditions, particularly in the construction industry. The single market is dependent on membership of the EU. What we've said all along is that we want a tariff free trade access to the European market and a partnership with Europe in the future. The two things are inextricably linked.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

This gender pay gap is appalling. We would insist on a strong pay audit of every organisation and we'd also look at a 20-1 ratio between the chief executive and the lowest paid staff in every public sector organisation. But if I had been born Audrey Marr rather than Andrew Marr, I would have been out 10 years ago. There's a real lack of older women on the screen.feedback

Anna Soubry

I just wonder whether or not the de-unionisation of many places of work ... they played an important point in making sure there was fairness.feedback

Sandro Gozi

Don't forget, Corbyn lost. He is a nice guy, but he lost. This is not the model we want to follow. Macron's success shows you can bring together different ideas and win ... this is what Renzi wants.feedback

Vince Cable - Stansted Airport

It wasn't terribly clear what [Corbyn] was actually going to do that would make any difference. Most of his tax policies do involve higher marginal tax rates on high earners, but as far as I know he didn't say anything at all about wealth and property, which is actually the real source of inequality. Well, as long as it remains cultish and emotional, it's quite difficult to counter. There are two basic problems. One is their economics, which make no sense. Of course if you are in a cult you don't worry about things like that, but I think a lot of people will start to worry about it.feedback

Larry Elliott

By leaving we can have the sort of radical socialist programme that would be illegal under EU law• Larry Elliott is the Guardian’s economics editor. Jeremy Corbyn is not the first leader of the Labour party to have form as a Eurosceptic. Hugh Gaitskell was so fearful of the drive for European political union that he warned about Britain ending a thousand years of history as an independent state. Clement Attlee was no big fan of what was then called the common market either.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

Owen Jones

In the light of Labour’s surge, it is now clear the party came undone when it conceded too much to the right• Owen Jones is a Guardian columnist. So now we know Labour suffered its 2015 rout not because it was too leftwing, but because it was not radical enough. Why conduct a postmortem on the long-deceased, or pick at an old scab, when there are now so many fresher wounds? 2015, after all, was another political age. “2015 politics: Ed Miliband eats a sandwich a bit weirdly,” as one tweet put it last year. “2016 politics: everything is on fire.” Trump, Brexit, Corbyn, a snap election that calamitously rebounded: it sometimes feels as though 50 years of politics have been compressed into just two.feedback

Paul Kenny

Mary never lost her roots. She was hard working and treated everyone the same - from prime ministers to cleaners. She was a powerful figure in the Labour Party as well as the trade union movement.feedback

Paul Kenny

Mary never lost her roots. She was hardworking and treated everyone the same – from prime ministers to cleaners. She was a powerful figure in the Labour party as well as the trade union movement.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

Jeremy Corbyn

Given the prime minister has had to administer a slap-down to her squabbling cabinet, does she think the chancellor is actually talking about her own ministers? The prime minister doesn't seem to have had any problem finding money to pay for the DUP's support. Can I invite the prime minister to take a check with reality on this? I look along that frontbench opposite and I see a cabinet bickering and backbiting while the economy gets weaker and people are pushed further into debt.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

Jeremy Corbyn

So, I say to her today, Labour will help you keep your promise. Bring forward a Bill to update the Act and improve trans rights and Labour will back you. You can give your MPs and the DUP a free vote and Labour will make it law.feedback

John Bercow

We don't want to behave like it's all over, everything's been done and nothing remains, because that isn't true. I still feel we'll only have proper equal marriage when you can bloody well get married in a church if you want to do so, without having to fight the church for the equality that should be your right.feedback

Damian Green

Government ministers are fully transparent about such meetings, but I observe that the Labour party has still failed to publish any information about shadow cabinet members' meetings with senior media executives since Jeremy Corbyn became leader - including your own meetings.feedback

John Denham

If Labour had polled as well among these 'English' voters as we did in the wider population, Jeremy Corbyn would be prime minister already.feedback

Sam Tarry

Our history has a radical tradition – one that deserves more celebration, and recognition. It can be an English Labour party that demonstrates that a socialist vision is a patriotic one, because nothing is more patriotic than building a society for the many; not the few.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

It is important to note that effective inquiries command confidence because of both what they examine and how they are conducted. With this in mind, I urge you to consider broadening the inquiry team to a model more similar to that used in the Macpherson Inquiry, including with representation from those from minority backgrounds, in order to support the judge leading this inquiry.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

We would be disrespecting the memory of those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire, and putting further lives at risk, if we fail to fully learn these lessons. It is therefore our view that an immediate inquiry into the proximate causes of the Grenfell Tower fire should be supplemented by a longer-term, more wide-ranging inquiry into the underlying causes of what went wrong and the extent to which they are replicated on a national scale.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

There is widespread recognition that Grenfell Tower residents and victims' families deserve rapid answers to these questions, and that any undue delay risks adding to the intolerable levels of suffering they have already experienced.feedback

Michel Barnier

On each one of these early phase topics, our goal is to ensure that we are all working from the same basis with shared goals. My door is open, listen to all Brexit views.feedback

Cara Montgomery

We are quite impulsive, but hopefully he behaves. It sounds silly but people say you look at a baby and know what it is. I look at him now and he's Corbyn – my Corbyn.feedback

Tony Blair

The Corbyn enthusiasm, especially amongst the young, is real, but I would hesitate before saying that all those who voted Labour voted to make him prime minister, or that they supported the body of the programme rather than its tone. I think they thought that the likelihood was that the Tories would be the government, but were determined to neuter the mandate.feedback

Tony Blair

If a rightwing populist punch in the form of Brexit was followed by a leftwing populist punch in the form of unreconstructed hard-left economics, Britain would hit the canvas, flat on our back and be out for a long count. The Labour party should be cautious in thinking 'one more heave' will deliver victory next time. The Corbyn campaign was a positive factor in the election result; but the determining factor was the Tory campaign.feedback

Tony Blair

The British people's attitude to Europe is ambivalent. They do think Brexit means Brexit and, for now, there is no groundswell for a second referendum.feedback

Jon Lansman

There was a transformation of the Labour party through the New Labour years, which centralised the party enormously – in which there wasn't any internal democracy. That was true of all aspects of the party – policy-making, everyone had to be on message. It was all about message discipline. And the result of that was that there wasn't just no challenge from the party membership to anything, no criticism or dissent permitted or genuine debate – there wasn't even in the [parliamentary Labour party] or even in the cabinet.feedback

Tony Blair

I pay tribute to Jeremy Corbyn's temperament in the campaign, to the campaign's mobilisation of younger voters, and to the enthusiasm it generated. His supporters shouldn't exaggerate it; but his critics, including me, shouldn't understate it. He tapped into something real and powerful, as Bernie Sanders has in the USA and left groups have done all over Europe. But they want a strong relationship with Europe. A majority oppose hard Brexit. The opposition to free movement of people, once you break it down, is much more nuanced.feedback

Keir Starmer

They are clear that regulatory alignment is really important and that is an issue that has got to be addressed if we are to have a meaningful relationship. They are clear about the dangers of free trade agreements that don't have the sort of frameworks around them that they would expect.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

They want a good relationship in the future, of that I'm very sure. We had a frank discussion about the process and about the situation. And we've been able to inform him of our respect for the result of the referendum, our wish to maintain and defend jobs in Britain and to have an effective economic relationship with Europe in the future... It was a very useful meeting. Mr Barnier was very pleased with the Arsenal shirt, as you know I am an Arsenal supporter, and (Arsenal manager) Arsene Wenger is of course French.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

My door is open, listen to all Brexit views. We not negotiating. We're forming an opinion of what the European Union wants in this and representing views of people who voted for us, in particular on protection of jobs.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

Keir Starmer

It was an opportunity for us to have a pretty frank exchange of positions. And an opportunity to dive into some of the issues that arise out of that. Hopefully, it is the first of a number of meetings, so we will be able to continue that process. If you say upfront that we won't be in the Customs Union without having a discussion about what possibilities there are around the edges of that, then you make it more difficult. That's why we've said to government, reset the approach.feedback

Keir Starmer

Chancellor Philip Hammond [is] adopting language very close to ours. We say putting jobs and the economy first, he says putting jobs and prosperity first. We say no over the cliff, he says transitional measures. We say no arbitrary cap on immigration, and he says don't cut off migration.feedback

Damian Green

That is the sign of a practical, pragmatic Government getting on with work in the interests of the British people. What we would have, as we've seen, from the Labour Party is they've so far – I've counted – had nine different plans on Europe.feedback

Steve Eckersley

In this case, the ICO's view was that Virgin had a legitimate interest, namely correcting what it deemed to be misleading news reports that were potentially damaging to its reputation and commercial interests. It would not have been possible to achieve Virgin's legitimate interests without publishing Mr Corbyn's image. Virgin could only show that there were empty seats on Mr Corbyn's journey if they showed Mr Corbyn on that journey.feedback

Sylvia Russell

We are very sorry that this has happened and she will be absolutely mortified for anybody to think she is a racist in any shape or form - she certainly is not that. You have to take it into account that a similar thing happened to Ken Livingtone in the Labour party and he was not suspended in this way.feedback

Ben Caspit

The name Macron kept being mentioned by Gabbay supporters who arrived to hear his victory speech. The very same disgust with the political establishment, with the long-term politicians who control the establishment, that same thirst for something new, for someone less worn out, less well-known–propelled Avi Gabbay to the Labour Party leadership. Gabbai is the new Macron.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

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

Matthew d'Ancona

The party leader’s name reverberates, but the old leftwing assumption of inevitable victory is his Achilles heel• Matthew d’Ancona is a Guardian columnist. Two years ago, in the thick of Jeremy Corbyn’s first Labour leadership race, I wrote that he “has stormed through the crash barriers of contemporary politics as if they weren’t there” and warned the Tories not to be smug about facing him across the despatch box.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

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

Jeremy Corbyn

Please leave it, I will talk to you in a moment. Somebody wants to have a chat with me about a couple of things. I'm very happy to do that in a moment. I do talk to everybody.feedback

Rosemary Coleran

I've been coming here for years but it was definitely the Corbyn factor that brought everyone out today. I thought we must come this year because he's inspirational. When he gave that speech at the Sage [weeks before the election] it was electric, it was like watching a rock star, trying to get a glimpse of him.feedback

Linda Serrechia

His speech was excellent but if he'd done that at the start of the election he could've been prime minister now. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to see him as PM but if he came out with all this at the start it might have been a different story.feedback

Lynn Readman

When the miners' strike was on we didn't have a food bank or a clothes bank and now we've got both in Brandon. We've got a lot of families who are really deprived.feedback

Joe Whitworth

It's a bit like Back to the Future. Socialism has returned. This is what socialism looks like at Durham Miners' Gala in 2017.feedback

Carol Stanley

It's a special year with Corbyn and the way things are going. I think we're returning to the proper Labour party. I remember coming to this when Blair was in and the atmosphere was quite angry because people didn't feel they were represented by him. He didn't even bother to come here – that's what he thought of these people. The chant that year, about 15 years ago, was: take back our party. There was very bad feeling about New Labour here and you did feel a lot of it at the gala.feedback

Ken Loach

Why is it a moment of hope? Because we have a Labour leadership that for the first time in my memory stands with the people. The wind is in our sails. We nearly won a great victory and we will do next time. This wind is with us.feedback

Hannah Marshall

He just speaks sense. For people in the north-east he's the only politician who we can relate to what they're saying. It's more than just turning up to do speeches, he comes and talks about issues that matter to working people.feedback

Ian Lavery

I don't see deselection as the way forward. What I believe is the existing trigger ballot system is the way forward. I do believe constituencies have the right to select their candidate and that's the current system. I don't see any need to drastically change the rules. We need to do what we did at the election: young people from the Progress side and the Momentum side joining forces together, enthused and wanting Labour to win.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Those MPs who are popular with their members, which may well be the vast majority, should have no problem getting reselected. But it's unreasonable to think we as MPs can avoid any contest.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

I haven't been watching it, but I'd advise that Marcel needs a vote. We should give him a vote. He needs a bit of, shall I say, TLC.feedback

Ian Lavery

We need to do what we did at the election: Young people from the Progress side and the Momentum side joining forces together, enthused and wanting Labour to win. We took giant strides under Jeremy at the election just gone and we're knocking on the door of 10 Downing Street. It's not a pipe dream – we'll win the next election and that's why the Tories are running scared.feedback

Chris Williamson - Markit

There are interest groups and individual MPs in this party who think it's their god-given right to rule. No MP should be guaranteed a job for life and it's crucial that we all get with the times. MPs elected in earlier phases of this party run the risk of failing to understand what is really going on out there in society. Although this Party's hundreds of thousands of new members were once demonised the election has shown that the political instincts of these members are in line with popular opinion. For our party to succeed these members must be listened to.feedback

Roy Bentham

Luciana needs to get on board quite quickly now. She will now have to sit round the table with us the next time she wants to vote for bombing in Syria or to pass a no confidence motion in the leader of the party – she will have to be answerable to us. We would like her to come out publicly like other MPs have done and apologise for not supporting him in the past.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

We believe that education is a public good, that businesses, large and small, prosper when education, skills and training are given laser-like attention by a committed government. We need to encourage the creativity that's there in every child, not suppress it.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

I think have to have some degree of certainty and confidence for the future. We cannot go [on] with these levels of regional disparity, we cannot go on with the underfunding of so many of our public services and we cannot go on loading every generation with debts of £50,000 or £60,000, which at some point will be so serious there will be a shortage of people to go to university because they simply can't countenance the idea of that level of debt. The result is we all lose.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

We need to ensure that everyone – workers, government and businesses – share in the benefits that new technology can bring.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

There are no short cuts. If we are to create a high-skill, high-wage and high-productivity economy we're going to have to invest more to upgrade our economy for the 21st century. And that will mean businesses paying a bit more tax to invest in education while still maintaining low tax rates by historical and international comparisons.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

I think we should be prepared to raise to what would still be a lower level than the average of the G7 as a way of investing in our future. I don't see a future for this country of being a sort of low-tax haven on the shores of Europe. I see the future of this country as one that has a close partnership with the European Union, a tariff-free trade access to Europe and a similarity in taxation levels.feedback

Frank Hont

I think it's unfortunate what Roy Bentham said to the Echo. I think it's divisive and unhelpful at a time like this, when we are all focused on getting a Labour government.feedback

Owen Jones

The doomsayers were wrong about voters’ appetite for Jeremy Corbyn’s kind of politics – and going back to the compromise of 2015 would be a fatal mistake. Those who believed that a leftwing prospectus would inevitably condemn Labour to electoral oblivion now have a choice. In last month’s election, it gained seats for the first time since 1997 and achieved its greatest surge in vote share since 1945. The party now has a real – though not inevitable – chance of government. Critics can therefore accept that their narrative is fatally wounded. Or they can abandon claims that they opposed Jeremy Corbyn on electability grounds and admit it was the desirability of his ideas that underpinned their objections. This is the honest and principled position that, for instance, Tony Blair’s former speechwriter Philip Collins has taken.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Except for more misery, what does the Prime Minister and her Government actually offer for the young people of this country? Instead of offering platitudes, offer some real help and real support for those in work, young people who deserve better and deserve to be given more optimism than greater inequality.feedback

Theresa May

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

Jeremy Corbyn

The prime minister simply doesn't get it. There is a low-pay epidemic in this country and it has a terrible effect on young people. Those in their 20s will earn £12,500 a year less than the generation that went before them – the first generation to be worse off than the last.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

I was hoping she was going to say a bit more about NHS staff and their pay during her birthday greetings. After a week of flip-flopping and floundering, we thought we'd got some clarity from Downing Street at last. While we do that, we will always recognise the need to makes those decisions against the need to live within our means.feedback

Theresa May

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

Chris Williamson - Markit

MPs need to reflect the political programme that is overwhelmingly supported by Labour members and Labour supporters and if people aren't prepared to do that then it will be up to members in their local constituencies to find someone else who will. This tragedy reminds me of the Hillsborough disaster. But this time people will not wait decades for justice. That's not right. Part of what justice means is preventing this happening again, and that means reinvesting in our public services and retrofitting sprinkler systems, as a minimum.feedback

Michael Gove

I despair of them. How can you criticise the Labour Party for borrowing too much if you're going to do the same?feedback

Owen Smith

At that point, I think the country may well find itself looking down the barrel of a Brexit that is going to leave us worse off, and some of the arguments that some of us have made in the past and will continue to make in the Labour Party respectfully with our colleagues may well feel a bit more relevant then.feedback

Owen Smith

We haven't won, unfortunately, but it's an excellent performance and Jeremy Corbyn needs to be congratulated for it. I don't know, I hope so. I hope I might have even got us to win, but I can't know that, Sophy.feedback

Keir Starmer

If we are to get good access to the single market we will have to pay in. The public would certainly want to see the sum we currently pay in come down. I think everybody would negotiate from that basis. It is inevitable we will have to pay in something and any country negotiating, and that would include the UK, will want to keep that to a minimum but there is a balance to be struck between the level of access and the amount we might have to pay in.feedback

Tom Watson

Leaders have to lead, chief whips have to instil discipline, and everyone knows how it works. I don't know where we're headed on that. What I do know is, there's no rush. It seemed to me that before the election there was a sense of urgency around some of the activists ... to try to rush it through. Well, I think everyone knows now, Jeremy's position is completely secure as leader. He has had a unified PLP [parliamentary Labour party] around him since his second election win, more or less, and now he has got a highly enthused PLP around him, to take him through the years ahead.feedback

Tom Watson

Before the election, there was a sense of urgency around some of the activists ... to try to rush [rule changes] through. Well, I think everyone knows now Jeremy's position is completely secure as leader.feedback

Tom Watson

What comes out of it is a potential new alliance for Labour. If we can bring [in] these young voters, enthuse them to stay with us and then give greater reassurance to our traditional working-class voters, some of whom left us on issues like policing and security, then I think we've got an election-winning alliance and I think it is an unbeatable one.feedback

Andrew Rawnsley

An argument begins within Labour’s ranks about what the party needs to do to win the next election. After the thrill of hearing his name turned into an anthem at Glastonbury – “Oh, Jer-e-my Cor-byn” the crowd serenaded his act on the Pyramid Stage – the Labour leader had a chat with Michael Eavis, the founder of the festival. Mr Eavis asked the other man when he would become prime minister and says he got the reply “in six months”.feedback

Jess Phillips

We are all at the front line of Brexit and a ‘no deal’ will hit the poorest areas hardest. Last week, I voted for Chuka Umunna’s amendment to the Queen’s Speech which sought to rule out withdrawal from the EU “without a deal”, and “set out proposals to remain within the customs union and single market”. It has hit the headlines not because of the merits or lack thereof, but instead because votes like mine are considered as a rebellion against Jeremy Corbyn.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

To break away like that is politically unhelpful at a time when the entire Labour Party is buzzing because we did far better in the general election.feedback

Ryan Murray - Twitter

It would make my life if the 'ohhhhhhh Jeremy Corbyn' chant became the soundtrack of this year's Wimbledon.feedback

Jamal Williams

It wasn't a consultation, it was someone sent to tell us 'this is what I'm doing and this is what is going to happen'. He was very frank. That's not a consultation, that's someone giving a message.feedback

Pete Weatherby

It gives the message that there's already thought been given to limiting the scope so that embarrassing policy questions that affect government and local government, such as privatisation and cuts, [are] pushed out. That is very, very regrettable, particularly at this stage.feedback

Darren Jones

This time the Tories were being brutally honest about what it means to be a Tory. Whereas the Labour party was saying it doesn't have to be that way. To be honest the manifesto that Jeremy and the team did is very, very good and sensibly costed.feedback

Sharmila Bousa

I'm not joking, there was nothing – they sent out a couple of freepost mailings attacking Jeremy Corbyn, but there were no stalls, no door canvassing, nothing.feedback

Kate Shadbolt

Darren said he won on his pro-EU stance, but he's missing a big trick – a lot of people voted for him because of Jeremy Corbyn.feedback

Billy Bragg

[Corbyn] can't do much until the Tories split, which I believe they will. Then he can form a majority of Remain MPs to revoke Article 50.feedback

Derek Mackay

The Scottish government will take into account inflation in the future pay policy. Remember that what the Labour party proposed was basic-rate tax rises for the workers of Scotland, including public sector workers. We will take a reasonable approach that absolutely recognises that the time is up for the 1% pay cap. Not only will the SNP commit to that, but we will do it.feedback

Theresa May

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

Owen Jones

Two years ago, Jeremy Corbyn challenged political orthodoxy by not attacking benefits claimants. Now public opinion has aligned with his stance. Do you resign yourself to public opinion as it is now, or do you attempt to change it? That is a question that has long divided Britain’s left and produced two competing strategies. The “centrist” approach is one that amounts to resignation. Voters are where they are, and it is largely futile to campaign to change minds when Labour is in opposition. It will simply render the party out of touch. A longstanding centrist argument was that the public believes austerity is unfortunate but necessary, and so economic credibility is defined by signing up to spending cuts. Labour’s left, on the other hand, refutes this pessimism. Public opinion can change – and dramatically so – if the counter-arguments to rightwing orthodoxy are heard loudly and forcefully.feedback

Hannah Marendziuk-Uglow

The difference between 2015 and 2017 was Brexit and Trump. I said to young people – not just students, but those struggling on minimum wage jobs or zero-hours contracts – if you think things will get better on their own, you'd better think again. Unless you exercise your right to vote you can't take anything for granted. I couldn't believe that a politician like Corbyn had come along in my lifetime. He's passionate, genuine, environmental. His manifesto was a leftwing dream. For a while some people weren't sure whether to trust him, but all my friends got behind him in the end.feedback

Jeremy Macleod

For the first time in my lifetime, the Labour party is showing the promise of becoming the party that I was told about as a child but never saw any evidence of. I never found a real political home.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

I think I can help the prime minister with this issue. When you cut local authority budgets by 40% you end up with fewer building control inspectors. When you cut local authority budgets by 40% we all pay a price in public safety – fewer inspectors, fewer building control inspectors, fewer planning inspectors, we all pay a price.feedback

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Theresa May

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

Jeremy Corbyn

What the tragedy of Grenfell Tower has exposed is the disastrous effects of austerity, this disregard for working class communities, the terrible consequences of deregulation and cutting corners. I urge the prime minister to come up with the resources needed to test and remove cladding, retrofit sprinklers, properly fund the fire service and police, so that all our communities can truly feel safe in own homes. This disaster must be a wake-up call.feedback

Coco Khan

As overtly political songs explode into the charts again, and the Labour leader draws ecstatic crowds at Glastonbury, the popular thirst for change is clear. Another Glastonbury has come to an end, but despite performances from music legends, zeitgeist icons and even an appearance from Brad Pitt, it was the well-spoken man reading Shelley for a few brief minutes that stole the show.feedback

Peter Aspden

With the famous ballad back in the headlines, Bridget Minamore and Peter Aspden go head to head. Forty-six years after being recorded John Lennon’s Imagine is still generating headlines. Earlier this month the process to give Lennon’s wife Yoko Ono a songwriting credit began and Donald Tusk, president of the European council, used its lyrics to send a message to the UK over Brexit last week. In addition, during the recent election campaign, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn announced that the ballad was his favourite song. What is it about Imagine?feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

The truth is it is too little, too late. That could have been done and should have been done a year ago when Labour put that very proposal to the House of Commons. But by making an offer only after the negotiations have begun, the prime minister has dragged the issue of EU citizens and families deep into the complex and delicate negotiations of our future trade relations with the European Union, which she herself has been willing to say may result in failure. This isn't a generous offer. This is confirmation the government is prepared to use people as bargaining chips.feedback

Theresa May

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

Yvette Cooper

If they have been living here for less than five years, will they still have all the same rights as if they had been living here for more than five years?feedback

Theresa May

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

Tom Brake

These people play by the rules, pay taxes and make Britain what it is. Theresa May is treating these people like dirt and we should unilaterality guarantee these people's right to stay.feedback

Shami Chakrabarti

We haven't said we'd have control of free movement of people, you can't necessarily have control.feedback

Eleri Angharad

He makes an effort to connect with people, and people connect back with him.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

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

Jeremy Corbyn

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

Jeremy Corbyn

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

Jeremy Corbyn

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

Ross Kempsell

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

Jeremy Corbyn

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

Andrew Marr

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

Heather Cuss

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