One of the few positive things to come out of the appalling affair is the way it revealed the British people are far from the anti-immigrant caricature some paint of them.
The Labour Leader had asked if the Prime Minister had signed off the decision as Home Secretary.
“Nor can we ignore the fact that this increasing concern has correlated with the current Leader of the Opposition, and the activists that have come with him.”
“I didn’t expect my daughter to be rung by Special Branch to check her movements in this country.”
“The Windrush generation helped to build the country we are today. I want to dispel any impression that my Government is clamping down on Commonwealth citizens.”
The Prime Minister rejects the suggestion that Donald Trump ordered the UK to join airstrikes against the Assad regime’s chemical weapons facilities.
The Prime Minister says that military action was not about regime change or intervention in civil war.
“This statement serves as a reminder that the Prime Minister is accountable to this Parliament – not to the whims of the US President,” he says.
“I am announcing new dedicated team that will be set up to help these people evidence their right to be here.”
“It is inhumane and cruel for so many of that generation to have suffered for so long in this condition.”
The Liberal Democrat Leader warns that May could come to regret not holding a Commons vote if the operation goes “very badly pear-shaped”.
As well as punishing the use of chemical weapons, “we are seeking to hold Assad to account at the UN Security Council…despite the fact that he is protected by Russia”.
“We have been here before, when we have not had clear evidence about weapons of mass destruction.”
“People around the world are looking now and saying ‘finally, someone stood up against that’, and the world said ‘enough’ to the use of such weapons.”
“Do you agree with John McDonnell, who said this was…state-sponsored?” “If we’re going to make an…assertion like that we’ve got to have the absolute evidence…”