Theresa May on the foxhunting ban, Donald Trump's mental state and Toby Young's comments

Theresa May on the foxhunting ban, Donald Trump's mental state and Toby Young's commentsTheresa May has insisted she has "no" concerns about the mental state of the President of the United States.  The Prime Minister was asked on BBC1's Andrew Marr Show about "quite serious questions being raised by some people about his mental state. Do you think they’re serious?" Mrs May replied: "No. As I say when I deal with President Trump what I see is somebody who is committed to ensuring that he is taking decisions in the best interests of the United States." Mrs May comments came after  Mr Trump said on Twitter that he was a "very stable genius". Mrs May spoke to the BBC's Andrew Marr on Sunday Credit: Reuters A new book by American journalist Michael Wolff presents a picture of a doomed administration lurching from crisis to crisis, steered by a childlike figure who responds to over-stimulation with intense, reflexive outbursts. Mr Trump said on Saturday: "Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart.” PM 'not impressed' by Toby Young comments Elsewhere in the interview Mrs May made clear that she did not expect Toby Young, a controversial journalist, to quit a new post on the universities regulator over misogynistic comments he made in the past. She said: "Toby Young has done exceedingly good work in relation to free schools. And that’s what led to him being appointed to the office for students. "When he was appointed I was not aware of these comments that he had made. Frankly I’m not at all impressed by those comments. Prime Minister Theresa May meets a dog called Blitz after attending a church service near her Maidenhead constituency on Sunday Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire "He’s now in public office and as far as I’m concerned if he was to continue to use that sort of language and talk in that sort of way he would no longer be in public office." Asked if he can carry on, Mrs May said: "He’s apologised, but as I say if he – if he continues to talk and use this sort of language then he will no longer be in public office." PM: I'm not a quitter Mrs May also said again that she wanted to carry on as Tory leader until 2022, when the next general election is due to be held. She said: "I’m not a quitter. I’m in this for the long term. I’ve said that I want to fight that." At a glance | Fox hunting No vote on relaxing fox hunting ban Mrs May also confirmed there will be no vote on relaxing the fox hunting ban before 2022 because it was not a proper policy during the election last June. She said: "One of the clear messages we got was a number of areas in which people were concerned about what we were proposing. Credit: AP Photo/Simon Dawson "So just as we’ve looked at issues on school funding, on tuition fees, on housing and we’re taking forward approaches in relation to that, on this issue of fox hunting what I can say is that there won’t be a vote during this parliament." Mrs May also said that the law might be changed to ensure the victims of crime are told when criminals responsible for harming them are released from prison. She said that she knew "someone who wasn’t told about this, so it’s important that we look at that and say actually should we be doing this in a different way".



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