“The independent statutory inspection, which concluded last week… was clear that Northamptonshire’s failure was not a case of under-funding.”
“Between 80,000 and 150,000 people work making steel in the US. Seventeen million are employed in industries which use steel.”
WATCH: Agreement on Transition 2) Barnier – We were able to agree on a large part of what will make a withdrawal agreement.
But “we’re not at the end of the road, and there remains a lot of work to be done on Ireland and Northern Ireland”.
WATCH: Agreement on Transition 1) Davis – “The UK will be able to step out, sign and ratify new trade with old friends and new allies.”
“These will come into force when the implementation period is over, providing new opportunities for businesses across the United Kingdom.”
WATCH: Benn — talk of “extensions” to Article 50 process “is not about undermining the referendum result”
The chairman of the Exiting the EU Committee emphasises that “we haven’t started negotiating on our future economic relationship” with the EU.
She implies that it has also been “spun” by the media, however.
WATCH: Johnson — work is “going on now” regarding any people here with Kremlin links who have “obtained wealth by corruption”
The Foreign Secretary responds to questioning about UK sanctions against Russia and Russians.
The Conservative Party Chairman says the public can “draw their own conclusions” about Corbyn’s approach, however.
“It was absolutely outrageous, what it did in Salisbury,” he says during his first major speech on defence policy.
“We didn’t wait until yesterday’s Spring Statement to announce more money for the NHS – we announced it in the Budget last autumn!”
WATCH: The Prime Minister announces the expulsion of spies in answer to Putin’s “contempt and defiance”
She also told the Commons of new sanctions, Magnitsky legislation, and additional powers to curb the activities of the Kremlin’s agents.
The Chancellor dismisses the Opposition as “Eeyores” while declaring himself “positively tigger-like” about the prospects for the economy.
The Prime Minister reports that the Foreign Secretary has summoned the Russian ambassador to account for his country’s actions.
However the Wyre Forest MP is less optimistic than some about the prospect of a ‘Brexit dividend’ which will further boost public spending.
“If there is evidence of a foreign state’s involvement, we will need to respond in a way which is appropriate.”