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Linking British business with growing economies in Asia means growth and jobs at home. My video from Ho Chi Minh City:
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As a father of two daughters, I want them to experience complete gender equality in the workplace when they start their careers. For those of us committed to that goal, there has been a recent slew of good news. Two months ago, we returned to a House of Commons in which the number of women MPs had risen by a third, and one third of those around the cabinet table are women. Last week the army appointed the highest-ranking woman in its history, Major General Susan Ridge. And this week we reveal that women now make up at least 25 per cent of all FTSE 100 company boards — a target set by government, a target met.

That’s a cause for celebration. But the job is not complete. The Commons is nearly a third female; it should be half. The armed forces need more women in all ranks. Boardrooms need more female members. As a result of our jobs revolution there are more women in work than ever before, but one problem persists: the difference between men and women’s pay.

Under the coalition government, the gender pay gap narrowed. For full-time workers under 40, it is almost zero. But overall, a woman still earns just 80p for every £1 earned by a man. That is a scandal — and I’m determined to close the gap. For me, this comes back to the type of government I want to run: a One Nation government, which brings our country together and helps everyone, whoever they are, get on in life. So here’s my plan.

One: transparency. We have already introduced equal pay audits for those companies that have lost employment tribunals. But today I’m announcing a really big move: we will make every single company with 250 employees or more publish the gap between average female earnings and average male earnings. That will cast sunlight on the discrepancies and create the pressure we need for change, driving women’s wages up.

This goes back to what we announced in the budget last week. Our aim is to fundamentally rebalance our economy — to transform Britain from a high-welfare, high-tax, low-pay economy into a lower-welfare, lower-tax, higher-pay society. Higher pay is something we want for everyone. That is why the chancellor announced the national living wage, which starts next April at £7.20 and will reach over £9 by 2020. This will primarily help women, who tend to be in lower-paid jobs. It will help close the gender pay gap. But we need to go further, and that’s why introducing gender pay audits is so important. It’s part of a new British contract: we give businesses the lowest corporation tax in the G20, increase their national insurance allowance and cut their regulations; in return, they pay their staff properly, and fairly.

Two: we must widen girls’ horizons. It’s great that, for instance, nearly half of our medics, biological scientists and chemists are women. But just 7 per cent of engineers are female. Women are just a fifth of IT technicians. There’s only one female Supreme Court judge. We need to show schoolgirls that there are no no-go professions. That’s why our new careers service puts businesses at the helm and why we are campaigning to drive up the number of girls doing science, tech, engineering and manufacturing. It’s working: since 2010, girls doing maths A level is up by 8 per cent and those doing physics is up by 15 per cent.

Three: we must help more women to reach the top. While they are 47 per cent of the workforce, women are just 34 per cent of managers, directors and senior officials. Today I’m speaking at the Times CEO summit. Those bosses have shown that, without legislation and without arbitrary quotas, you can bring about change. In just five years, women on FTSE 100 boards have increased from 12.5 per cent to a quarter. I’ll be congratulating those CEOs and asking them to keep up the momentum.

Four: we need to address childcare. The pay gap flows from the fact that, when women have children, many cannot afford to go back to work full time — or even at all. That then prevents them from moving up through the ranks. That’s why affordable childcare is the centrepiece of this One Nation government. One of the first things we’ve done is legislate for 30 hours of free childcare for all three and four- year-olds, doubling the existing allowance. And we are making childcare tax-free, too, worth up to £2,000 per year for every child.

Transparency, skills, representation, affordable childcare — these things can end the gender pay gap in a generation. That’s my goal. In past centuries, the Brontë sisters published their novels under men’s names; Marie Curie released her research as her husband; Ada Lovelace made great leaps as the first computer programmer but watched her male colleague get the credit. Then came the First World War. Women more than proved their mettle in the world of work. The vote came in 1918. Nancy Astor was the first female MP to take her seat. The first female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, transformed the country. That happened in just a few decades. So just think what we can do over the next generation.

When my daughters, Nancy and Florence, start work, I want them to look back at the gender pay gap in the same way we look back at women not voting and not working — as something outdated and wrong that we overcame, together.
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Our charities undertake vital work, bringing communities together and providing support to some of the most vulnerable members of our society.

But the conduct of some fundraisers used by them is frankly unacceptable and damages the reputation of the sector as a whole, which is why we’re introducing a new law to make sure charities raise funds in the right sort of way.
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The introduction of a National Living Wage is an important step as we move to a higher wage, lower tax and lower welfare society. #SummerBudget
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+Matt O that's what I call anyone with more kids they can pay for themselves. It's taken you three weeks to make a comeback, who's the idiot now?
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At 11.30am today, the country comes together to remember the victims of one of the deadliest terrorist atrocities on mainland Britain.
Ten years on from the 7/7 London attacks, the threat from terrorism continues to be as real as it is deadly – the murder of 30 innocent Britons whilst holidaying in Tunisia is a brutal reminder of that fact. But we will never be cowed by terrorism. 
We will keep on doing all that we can to keep the British public safe, protecting vulnerable young minds from others’ extremist beliefs and promoting the shared values of tolerance, freedom and respect that make Britain so great.
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To the individual whom's commentary is above this one. Go for a long sentence and give your or someone else's child the respect that you refuse to show.
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Honoured to join hundreds of people in Guildford to celebrate our brilliant armed forces. #ArmedForcesDay
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And now he takes some notice of the tunnel troubles at last...and now Argentina in negotiations to lease 12 Russian bombers. Must have noticed the warship.
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Today in Birmingham I gave a speech on how we can defeat extremism and build a stronger, more cohesive society.
Britain is a successful, multi-racial, multi-faith democracy - we are a beacon to the world. But we need to understand the extremist threat we face, and why we must face it.
Islamist extremism is an extreme ideology that seeks to destroy nation-states and invent its own barbaric realm. It often uses violence, mostly against Muslims. But it also promotes ideas hostile to our values of democracy, freedom and sexual equality, and promotes discrimination, sectarianism and segregation.
To tackle this, we need to understand why this ideology is proving so attractive. I argue that it is for four reasons. This ideology is not just subversive, but can seem exciting. It has often sucked people in from non-violence to violence. It is overpowering moderate voices within the debate. And it can gain traction because of issues of identity and failures of integration.
The right approach for defeating extremism follows from answering each one of these four points. In the Autumn, we will publish our Counter-Extremism Strategy, setting out in detail what we will do to counter this threat. But today I set out the principles we will adopt.
First, we need to confront the ideology and expose it as a belief system that glorifies violence and subjugates people. We need to de-glamorise the extremist cause, especially ISIL. So we will use people who really understand the true nature of life under ISIL to communicate what it is like. We will counter ideology better on the ground through specific de-radicalisation programmes - and go much further in prison and online. We will also do more to tackle appalling cultural practices like FGM, forced marriage, so-called honour based violence. We need everyone - Government, local authorities, police, schools, all of us - to enforce our values across the spectrum.
Second, we need to tackle both violent and non-violent extremism. That means tackling groups and organisations who may not advocate violence, but promote the extremist narrative. We do this already - that's why we ban hate preachers and have redirected public funds away from bodies that promote non-violent extremism.
But we will go further, for example in education with measures to guard against radicalisation of children in so-called supplementary schools or tuition centres. We will introduce new, targeted powers to deal with those who peddle hatred. This is not just about changing laws - it is about all of us changing our approach to challenge extremism, including universities. We need the support of families and communities, and the Government will help where it can. I know some parents are worried their children might turn to this ideology, even seeking to travel to Syria and Iraq. So we will introduce a new scheme to enable parents to apply directly to get their children's passports temporarily cancelled.
Third, we need to embolden different voices within the Muslim community. We are now going to actively encourage the reforming and moderate Muslim voices. This extremist ideology is not true Islam, but the extremists self-identify as Muslims. Denying that disempowers critical reforming voices. These are voices that are challenging the fusion of religion and politics, the scriptural basis which extremists claim to be acting on - and can provide an alternative worldview that could stop a teenager's slide along the spectrum of extremism.
So we will back those who share our values with practical help, funding, campaigns, protection and political representation. I am going to set up a new community engagement forum so I can hear directly from those who are challenging extremism. I also want to challenge broadcasters - who are free to put whoever they want on the airwaves - to consider giving the huge number of Muslims who represent liberal values, run credible charities and community organisations, the platform they deserve, including MPs.
Fourth, we need to build a more cohesive society, so more people feel a part of it and are therefore less vulnerable to extremism. I understand that it can be hard being young and Muslim, or young and Sikh, or young and black in this country. I know that while injustice remains - be it with racism, discrimination or Islamophobia - you may feel there is no place for you in Britain. But there is a place for you, and I will do everything I can to support you. We have made progress in recent years, but we need to go further.
We need to lift the horizons of some of our most isolated and deprived communities. So Louise Casey will review how to boost opportunity and integration - and bring Britain together as One Nation. This means looking at ensuring people learn English, boosting employment - especially for women - and state agencies working with communities to properly promote integration. We also need to look at segregation, because when people grow up and go to school hardly ever coming into meaningful contact with people from other backgrounds - it drives people apart. So we will take a fresh look at the sort of shared future we want for our young people.
This is how I believe we can win the struggle of our generation: countering the extremist ideology by standing up for and promoting British values; taking on extremism in all its forms - both violent and non-violent; empowering those moderate and reforming voices who speak for the vast majority of Muslims that want to reclaim their religion; and addressing the identity crisis that some young people feel by bringing our communities together and extending opportunity to all.
This is not an issue for one community or part of society - but for all of us. Time and again, Britain has refused to compromise on our values or give up our way of life. And we shall do so again. Together we will defeat the extremists and build a stronger and more cohesive country for our children and grandchildren and for every generation to come.
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Saint Peter was cruxified because Nero accused the Christians of having set Rome on fire, everyone knows Nero set his own city on fire, he was declared an enemy of the state of Rome. In modern times, everyone supported Bush. So Western Governments are a total failure, 9/11 was committed by the Nazis.
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My One Nation government will ensure the whole country benefits from growth - as I explain in my video from Cornwall:
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+Paul Dougall in a privately run NHS, who actually bares the responsibility for your grumble and concern - The Tax payers (our Govt) or the middle men your bossrs? And who's going to benifit in the long run? patients staff clients or patrons. Health care laid out like TV licence fees. This on top of all the debt and countless conflicts, should be keeping the privateers coffers stocked to overflowing and the juice on the average British pay check increasing.

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It was great to meet the England #Lionesses - who played so well in the World Cup.
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I have just met the Chief of the Defence Staff to explain how we'll protect defence spending going forward.  #SummerBudget
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At a time of uncertainty abroad, here at home we will be delivering a budget next week with economic stability at its heart, offering security for working people.

Encouraging home ownership is central to that. Having your own place is an important stake in our economy. It’s also one of the best expressions of the aspirational country we want to build, where hard work is rewarded.

It’s also about social justice. We don’t want this to be a country where if you’re rich you can buy a home, but if you’re less well off you can’t. We want it to be One Nation, where whoever you are, you can get on in life.

In the past five years, we got builders building, lenders lending, and government-backed schemes alone helped more than 200,000 people on to the property ladder.

The next five will be about going much further. We will help people to reach their dreams by keeping Help to Buy until 2020 and extending the Right to Buy to 1.3 million housing association tenants. They will get a discount of up to 70 per cent to buy their own home, and we will open a register of interest so that thousands can sign up in the first year.

And once you’ve got your home, you’ll be able to pass it on. As we promised in our manifesto, we’ll take the family home out of inheritance tax for all but the richest — and it’s a promise we will keep. As we said we would, we’ll pay for this reform by limiting the pension tax relief to those who are earning more than £150,000. It can only be right that when you’ve worked hard to own your own home, it will go to your family and not the taxman.

We will also boost supply. We will build 200,000 starter homes by 2020, sold at below market rate and for first-time buyers under the age of 40. To deliver on this commitment, we will ensure every reasonably sized housing site includes a proportion of these homes for young people.

We will also say to local councils: you must give land with planning permission to people who want to build or commission their own homes. Custom-built homes account for 60 per cent of all of Germany’s new housing stock, and our plans will double the number in our country. We will also undertake a massive programme of regeneration around our train stations, as part of a wider drive to release public sector land for 150,000 homes.

We will also make the planning system more effective. We will set out more detail next week, as part of our productivity plan. It is unacceptable, for example, that many councils are still not close to having a plan for delivering the homes their communities need. We will take action, in consultation with local communities, to deliver the plans for those areas which have failed to do so.

Of course, there will be opponents of much of the above. We are determined to take them on.

First, the opponents of Right to Buy. There are those who think it’s unfair on private renters, who don’t get these discounts. But we’re offering them help through schemes such as shared ownership and Help to Buy. Let’s now help others, some of whom are the least well-off in our country. We’re proud that it’s the Conservatives who are giving them some hope, and if anyone wants to argue with us on that, we say bring it on.

Then there are those who oppose Right to Buy because they think it won’t work, and will reduce housing stock. But the system right now doesn’t work. One of the main ways to encourage housing associations to build more homes is to increase their revenue. That means increasing social rents. And that means increasing housing benefit — which comes from either taxing or borrowing more. This is another of the Labour-inspired merry-go-rounds we need to get off. Housing benefit already costs us £24 billion a year, two thirds of what we spend on defence. That figure needs to come down. And despite housing benefit revenue doubling in the past 13 years, some housing associations aren’t building enough homes — indeed, some aren’t building at all.

We have a better model. By helping people to own their own home, through Right to Buy, we can turn tenants into homeowners and reduce housing benefit bills. And by selling off the most expensive council houses when they become vacant we can replace every home we sell — whether an expensive council house or one through Right to Buy. And we will do so quicker than the current three-year rule requires.

So we will transform Britain: from a lower-home-ownership, higher-tax, higher-housing-benefit country to one that encourages home ownership, reduces taxes, lowers housing benefit bills and builds more homes.

Second, there will be the opponents of planning reform. We will always protect the green belt and make sure planning decisions are made by local people.

But the fact is that just 10 per cent of England is developed. There is capacity for 400,000 homes on brownfield land — we need to get building. And as we do, we will make sure the homes look good. We have already given local people the power to create neighbourhood plans; more than 1,000 are well under way. This gives local people an even greater ability to decide where new homes go and what they look like. And we will go further in the coming months.

But that all requires planning reform. It’s simple: you are either pro-reform, or not; for building homes, or not; on the side of young people, or not. We know our position. As a One Nation government, we will always be squarely on the side of those who want to get on.
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Mr. Cameron  you're a clever political ruler. Congratulations.  Greetings to Mr. Tony Blair.
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When we came to office in 2010, Britain was on the brink. Our task was urgent: to rescue our economy from the mire. With that economy now going in the right direction, we are once again on the brink – but this time, on the brink of something special. We have a golden opportunity to renew the idea that working people are backed in this country; to renew the promise to those least fortunate that they will have the opportunity for a brighter future; and to renew the ties that bind every part of our United Kingdom. We now have the mandate to deliver that renewal. And it starts with today's Queen’s Speech: a clear programme for working people, social justice, and bringing our country together – put simply, a One Nation Queen’s Speech from a One Nation Government.

The first task of a One Nation Government is to help all working people have security. And nothing is more crucial to that than a job. A new Bill will help to create two million more jobs this Parliament. That means there should be a job for everyone who wants one – in other words, full employment. To help people get those jobs, we’ll train them up; three million more will start apprenticeships over the next five years. We will also reward work by letting people keep even more of the money they earn – for the first time putting it into law that the Minimum Wage is and always will be tax free. That will be alongside a five-year tax lock which means there will be no income tax, VAT or National Insurance rate rises in this Parliament.

For too long we’ve been a two-speed country. Some could afford childcare; others could not. Some could afford a home of their own; others could not. A One Nation Government will change that. Our Childcare Bill will grant working parents 30 hours free childcare a week for 3 and 4 year olds, and because of our reforms, for the first time, childcare will get proper tax relief. Our Housing Bill will dramatically extend the Right to Buy to the tenants of Housing Associations – putting home ownership within the reach of 1.3 million more families. We will require councils to sell high-value council houses and put the money into building affordable homes. We will get 90 per cent of suitable brownfield land ready for development. And we will build 200,000 discounted Starter Homes for young first-time buyers. All this will mean there are more houses for people to buy.

The second big focus of this Queen’s Speech is championing social justice. That starts with education: a decent schooling for every child, no matter where they’re from. Our school reforms in the last Parliament were bold; one million more children are now learning in good or outstanding schools. In this Parliament they will be bolder still: taking over and turning into Academies not just failing schools but coasting ones too, as part of our new Education and Adoption Bill; opening not just a few more Free Schools, but 500 more. Of course, there is nothing that embodies the spirit of One Nation and the cause of social justice more than our NHS, which is there for everyone, whoever they are, regardless of their ability to pay. So we will continue increasing spending on our health service, by at least £8 billion a year by 2020, and make it a truly 7-day NHS.

We will also continue our welfare reforms that help people into jobs, reducing the benefit cap further, to £23,000. Our reforms will incentivise work – so people are always better off after a day at the office or factory than they would have been sitting at home. That’s true social justice – not handing people benefit cheque after benefit cheque with no end in sight, but turning workless households into working households; the misery of unemployment into the purpose and dignity of employment; and the welfare system into a lifeline, not a way of life.

Third, this Queen’s Speech will bring every part of our United Kingdom together. Our legislation will make sure this recovery reaches everyone, from the oldest industrial towns to the remotest rural villages. Our High Speed 2 Bill will help bring our great northern cities together in a Northern Powerhouse that rivals the biggest cities in the world.

For our different nations and regions to coexist as One Nation, people must have more direct power over the areas in which they live. So our Cities Devolution Bill will allow them to bid for an elected mayor, with far more sway over planning, transport, policing and health. We will have a Scotland Bill, a Wales Bill and a Northern Ireland Bill, and will put into practice our promises on devolution – making Holyrood the most powerful devolved Parliament in the world. Governing with respect means respecting the wishes of the English too. That’s why we will address the fundamental unfairness devolution causes in England, by introducing English votes for English laws. And the UK will have more control over its affairs, as we bring forward proposals for a British Bill of Rights to replace the Human Rights Act. We will also legislate to have an EU Referendum before the end of 2017, putting the question to the British people for the first time in 40 years: the European Union – in or out. Underpinning all of this is security. With an Extremism Bill, an Investigatory Powers Bill and a Policing and Criminal Justice Bill, we will keep our people safe.

That’s our legislative programme. It’s challenging but doable; optimistic but realistic. It’s the bold first step of a One Nation Government – a Government for working people. And this is the Britain we’re setting out to create: a Britain where you can get a decent job, have a good education, buy a home of your own, have dignity when you retire, and feel safe and secure throughout your life. In the last Parliament we laid the foundations for that; in this Parliament we will use them to build something special. We’ve now got the majority we need. With this Queen’s Speech we’re going to get on and do it – for every single person in this great nation.
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+Nicholas Roberts I'm beginning to think you're rather dim. We wouldn't need to send a task force because a military task force is already there. In 1982 the Falkland Islands were defended by 50 Royal Marines. Today there is a military garrison on the islands. If Argentinian even hinted about trying to retake the Falklands, all the UK government would have to do is let the Argentinian government know that a Royal Navy state of the art Astute submarine was sitting 500 miles off the Argentinian mainland and if any invasion force left Argentina then a rain of cruise missiles would be launched at argentinian military and political targets. 
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