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We whacked up the living wage. We are doing our best to increase pay all round but you have got to operate within the constraints we have.feedback
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Jun 21 2017
Boris Johnson has been quoted 262 times. The one recent article where Boris Johnson has been quoted is Theresa May hints she is preparing to ease austerity as teachers and nurses call for a pay rise. Most recently, Boris Johnson was quoted as having said, “The way to do that is to have reform but also have a strong, dynamic economy to help fund these services.”.
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Jun 19 2017 - Brexit

Obviously this is the first day of the talks on Brexit and I think the most important thing is we should all start – of course there'll be lots of discussions about the nature of the deal we are going to do – but I think we should also enter on the discussion about money and so forth.feedback

Jun 18 2017 - Youtube

There should be absolutely no safe space for terrorists plotting attacks, radicalising young people and encouraging others to carry out violence in the name of an obscene ideology.feedback

Jun 18 2017 - Syria conflict

We are pushing back Daesh [so-called Islamic State] militarily, but the threat we face is evolving rather than disappearing as they lose ground in Iraq and Syria. The fight is moving from the battlefield to the internet.feedback

Jun 16 2017 - London

Any attack on emergency services performance is outrageous politicking by Labour.feedback

Jun 16 2017 - London

Any attack on emergency services performance is outrageous politicking by Labour. How can cutting fire stations, cutting fire engines, cutting firefighters posts not be a reduction in fire coverage?feedback

Jun 16 2017 - London

As for the record, fires in London went down 50 per cent in my mayoralty. Fire deaths down year after year.London has fastest appliance response times in the country.feedback

Jun 12 2017

Stonking performance by the PM at 1922. One team going forward together for the UK.feedback

Jun 12 2017 - Northern Ireland

Without an absolute majority we will now have to coordinate with the DUP. But that is feasible – and before Labour object, someone should remind them they tried to do exactly the same thing in 2010. To those that say the PM should step down, or that we need another election or even – God help us – a second referendum, I say, come off it. Get a grip, everyone.feedback

Jun 12 2017

My judgment is that they are fed up to the back teeth with all this.feedback

Jun 12 2017

To those that say the PM should step down, or that we need another election or even – God help us – a second referendum, I say, come off it. Get a grip, everyone.feedback

Jun 12 2017 - British elections 2017

The people of Britain have had a bellyful of promises and politicking. Now is the time for delivery – and Theresa May is the right person to continue that vital work.feedback

Jun 12 2017 - Egypt

Qatar is a partner of the UK in the fight against terrorism but they urgently need to do more to address support for extremist groups, building on the steps they have already taken to tackle funding to those groups. I am also concerned by some of the strong actions which Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain have taken against an important partner, and urge them to ease the blockade on Qatar. I call on all states to take immediate steps to de-escalate the situation and to find a rapid resolution through mediation.feedback

Jun 12 2017 - Brexit

They are fed up with politics, politicians and the uncertainty and dislocation of the electoral process. They overwhelmingly want us to get on with the job. Yes, of course it is partly about Brexit and we must get that right.feedback

Jun 11 2017

It's a GOVErnment of all the talents. Welcome back to Michael!feedback

Jun 11 2017 - WhatsApp

We must not allow the media to spread mischief not least because the public are fed up to the back teeth of politics and politicians and they certainly DO NOT want another election. We have got to stop the narrative the Corbyn somehow won this thing - he barely did better than Gordon useless Brown when we beat in in 2010. The PM is a woman of extraordinary qualities and frankly the public are looking to us to get behind her with discipline and determination.feedback

Jun 11 2017 - Labour Party

I am backing Theresa May. Let's get on with the job.feedback

Jun 10 2017

Delighted to be reappointed Foreign Secretary. Lots of great work to do for [the] greatest country on earth. Let's get cracking for global Britain.feedback

Jun 09 2017 - British elections 2017

But one this is absolutely clear, I think to all of us who have been elected as MPs tonight across our fantastic country, that is we have got to listen to our constituents and listen to their concerns.feedback

Jun 06 2017 - Labour Party

All the stuff Corbyn is talking about is not new, people think it's new, this isn't new. We had this- it was a disaster. Nationalisation- we've done all that- it doesn't work. It's called left wing socialism.feedback

Jun 06 2017

That is a question that will need to be answered by MI5, by the police as the investigation.feedback

Jun 06 2017

People are going to look at the front pages today and they are going to say how on earth have we let this guy, possibly more through the net. What happened, how could he possibly be on a Channel 4 programme and then committing atrocities like this.feedback

Jun 06 2017 - London

People are going to look at the front pages today and they are going to say 'How on earth could we have let this guy, or possibly more, through the net? What happened? How could he possibly be on a Channel 4 programme, then committing atrocities like this? And that is a question that needs to be answered by M15, by the police as the investigation goes on.feedback

Jun 06 2017 - Trumpcare

The invitation has been issued and accepted and I see no reason to change that.feedback

Jun 06 2017 - London

I see no reason to rescind it. You have to be kidding me?!feedback

Jun 06 2017 - London

The invitation has been issued and accepted and I see no reason to change that. I don't wish to enter into a row between … individuals who are I think are probably perfectly able to stick up for themselves.feedback

Jun 06 2017

How on earth could we have let this guy or possibly more through the net – what happened?feedback

Jun 06 2017 - Labour Party

The trouble is young people these days – I'm 52 – do not remember nationalisation. They don't remember Soviet communism. They don't even remember socialism. We don't want it back in this country. It would be an absolute disaster.feedback

Jun 06 2017 - Labour Party

Jeremy Corbyn [is] at the very best weak and vacillating on terror. He says he's now in favour of shoot-to-kill. He wasn't until the events of the weekend. I do not see how we can trust him with the safety of our country. A guy who pre-emptively informs any power that would threaten to engage in nuclear blackmail that as our prime minister he, Corbyn, would not under any circumstances deploy Trident, so making a making a nonsense of our nuclear deterrent.feedback

Jun 06 2017 - Labour Party

For 30 years, [Corbyn] has been soft and muddle-headed on terror. He has been soft and muddle-headed on defence. He has taken the side of just about every adversary this country has had in my lifetime, from the IRA to Hamas, from Soviet communism to [Argentina's] General Galtieri. I don't mean to compare our European friends to any of these people, but it is psychologically impossible to imagine him having the grip or the firmness to get the right Brexit deal for this country.feedback

Jun 06 2017 - Labour Party

He is all over the place on our nuclear deterrent. We are spending £31bn on Trident. What's the point of this thing if he wants to send it to sea with no nukes aboard, so the whole country is literally firing blanks? It would be a disaster.feedback

Jun 06 2017 - NATO

We are one of the great nuclear powers of the world. We are the second biggest Nato contributor. We have a huge military presence around the world ... They would be appalled if Britain was suddenly abstracted, taken away, from the defence of Europe and of the world. And that would be the real tragedy, in my view, of a Jeremy Corbyn premiership.feedback

Jun 06 2017 - Terrorism

What I can say is that we are not only going to invest in our counterterrorism but we are also looking at – as the prime minister said, as Theresa said on Sunday – we're looking at a range of intensified measures to tackle this hydra-headed problem.feedback

Jun 06 2017 - London

How on earth could we have let this guy or possibly more through the net – what happened? How can he possibly be on a Channel 4 program and then committing atrocities like this, and that is a question that will need to be answered by MI5, by the police as the investigation goes on.feedback

Jun 06 2017 - London

It is up to the mayor of London to if he chooses spend more on policing. That is what we did. We reorganised to keep numbers high.feedback

Jun 06 2017 - London

The invitation has been issued and accepted and I see no reason to change that. I don't wish to enter into a row between those two individuals who are able to stick up for themselves. The mayor of London will know over the eight preceding years when I was mayor, before he became mayor, we kept police numbers high at about 32,000 and crime came down very considerably in that period. And when you look at counter-terrorism we are putting more money into that.feedback

Jun 06 2017 - London

What I will say is that as a former holder of Sadiq's office is that I think he is entirely right to say what he said to reassure the people of his city about the presence of armed officers on the streets and it is entirely right that he should speak as he should.feedback

Jun 06 2017 - Labour Party

Labour "would arrive in Brussels like a family of herbivores at a watering hole of lions... They would be eaten for breakfast.feedback

Jun 05 2017 - Labour Party

We believe it is this country's destiny to engage not just with our friends and partners in the EU but with the whole of the rest of the world – the 93pc of humanity that does not live in the EU, as well as with the EU. If we are to make the most of that opportunity then we need the right economic policies. And it makes me shudder to think that we could seriously be about to elect a Corbyn-led coalition that would impose destructive new taxes on businesses, on homes, on gardens – at the very moment when we could be about to go forward with Global Britain.feedback

Jun 03 2017 - Labour Party

I thought it was really spine-chilling to hear Jeremy Corbyn announce that all Labour's support for our nuclear deterrent, all Labour's support for our armed forces, was completely meaningless because when it came to the business of defending this country he wouldn't do it.feedback

Jun 02 2017 - Immigration

My question to Andrew Gwynne is does he want immigration to be higher or lower as a result of Brexit?feedback

Jun 02 2017

Come on then you big girl's blouse. Come on then. Come on then. Come on. He wants to join me. My friend Mr Andrew Gwynne has requested a joint appearance and I am not one to try and crowd him out.feedback

Jun 02 2017 - Brexit

There is no point in having a nuclear weapon unless you are willing in principle to deploy it. I'm afraid there is a lesson here about Jeremy Corbyn's psychology and his politics and his naivety, with which he approaches not just the logic of the nuclear deterrent but also the Brexit negotiations.feedback

Jun 01 2017 - Labour Party

You had the most leftwing audience I've ever seen, you had Tim Farron and the Scottish Nationalists supporting [Jeremy] Corbyn, and they would effectively be going into the negotiations in Brussels backing him up, but with a very different view of what they want the outcome of the Brexit talks to be. It was a yammering cacophony of views, many of them leftwing. Even by the BBC's standards … that audience was notably to the left of many people in this country.feedback

May 29 2017 - Labour Party

Jeremy Corbyn needs to hit ordinary working families with a bombshell of new taxes to pay for his reckless hard-left giveaways, and this lays bare the price we would all pay. It would wreck our economy, devastate farmers and increase the cost of food on the shelves.feedback

May 26 2017

If the world community can unite, I think, in the way that the people of Manchester have come together and united, then I think together we can prevail and will prevail.feedback

May 26 2017 - Egypt

I think that the people of Manchester are showing the way for the world and we've seen again today what's happened to innocent people in Egypt as a result of this challenge that we all face, this affliction that we all face together. Around the world you will find the US and the UK facing the same problems together and defending our ideals together – we defend democracy and the rule of law, our values and our freedoms – not just because they are ours but because they are universal.feedback

May 21 2017

This is necessary ... we have to do something about the huge costs of social care. I do understand people's reservations and the questions that some people are asking about the detail of all this, but the broad thrust is right.feedback

May 21 2017 - British elections 2017

It is. It is. Theresa May, she said it at the launch of the manifesto … She said we are going to take back control.feedback

May 21 2017

They are going to look at him and have him for breakfast. It think it will be deeply damaging to the interests of this country.feedback

May 21 2017 - Immigration

We are at a critical phase in the history of this country. We have to get Brexit right. I am genuinely alarmed by the idea that it could be handled in just 11 days after the election by Jeremy Corbyn. I do not for the life of me understand how he is supposed to go and sit at that table in Brussels on day one of the talks when he hasn't got a clue whether he wants to stay in the single market or the customs union and he has a completely unintelligible position on immigration.feedback

May 17 2017

One lady expressed her views based on a personal situation, but the other 30 attendees warmly welcomed his remarks. He said he was sorry to hear of her personal story, that was all. There was no gaffe … The temple regulars loved him being there.feedback

May 15 2017 - China

Cyber-security is a huge issue for all of us in all our countries. It's not specifically on the agenda today, but a huge amount of work goes on between the UK Government and all our friends and partners around Europe, and indeed in the United States, where they are now stepping up their precautions against cyber attacks of these kinds.feedback

May 13 2017

That's the heart of our economic prospectus. We will remain committed to that absolutely. But I also think it is reasonable as a party to think about those who have felt left behind, to think about those who have felt forgotten, and the biggest failure has been to make sure they are properly housed, to create conditions where they can have enough new homes, that has got to be at the heart of what we want to achieve.feedback

May 13 2017

The core of what we believe in is that it's only by having a dynamic and competitive economy with strong incentives for enterprise, strong incentives for wealth creation, strong incentives for investment that you will have the tax base to pay for great public services and great infrastructure.feedback

May 13 2017

Sajid Javid has very ambitious plans to build millions of new homes and that has got to be done, but that doesn't mean that we can't simultaneously be a party that rewards thrift and enterprise and self-help, those are core Conservative beliefs. What we want now is a mandate to build many more houses on brownfield sites and it can be done.feedback

May 13 2017 - Russia

Clearly we think that is what he did in America, it's blatantly obvious that's what he did in France [where incoming president Emmanuel Macron's emails were hacked], in the western Balkans he is up to all sorts of sordid enterprises, so we have to be vigilant. They are going to try to bleed this country white with their bill.feedback

May 12 2017 - Labour Party

He approaches all this from the position of a classic left wing politician which is all very well in opposition but you simply can't do that in government.feedback

Apr 27 2017 - Syria conflict

If the Americans were once again to be forced by the actions of the Assad regime ... and they ask us to help it would be very difficult to say no.feedback

Apr 27 2017 - Syria conflict

If the United States has a proposal to have some sort of action in response to a chemical weapons attack, and if they come to us and ask for our support whether it is with submarine cruise missiles in the Med or whatever it happens to be. In my view, and I know this is also the view of the prime minister, it would be very difficult for us to say no.feedback

Apr 27 2017 - Syria conflict

If the US has a proposal to have some sort of action in response to a chemical weapons attack and if they come to us and ask for our support, whether it's with submarine-based cruise missiles in the (Mediterranean), or whatever it happens to be, it would be in my view, and I know this is also the view of the Prime Minister, very difficult for us to say no. I think that needs to be tested. As I said I think it would be very difficult for us to say no. How exactly we were able to implement that would be for the Government, the Prime Minister.feedback

Apr 27 2017

Across Europe, people started to mutter about the lessons of history, and revanchism.feedback

Apr 27 2017

The only thing we got wrong was that we were too punctilious.feedback

Apr 27 2017 - Egypt

We have a crisis in Yemen that is intractable and a burgeoning crisis on Egypt, and those are to my mind far more important than any obiter dicta you may have disinterred from 30 years of journalism.feedback

Apr 27 2017

They are a void within a vacuum surrounded by a vast inanition. It looks like a gigantic cocktail stick that's emerging through the integuments of a super-colossal pickled onion.feedback

Apr 27 2017 - Syria conflict

I've explained that figure many many times, and it is correct. The £350m expresses the total that we do not control every week. When we take back control it will be possible for the government of the day to use that cash on the priorities of this country, which could include the NHS.feedback

Apr 27 2017 - Syria conflict

For me the important thing is that it is the UK government that decides. The numbers are high at the moment. The higher education economy is of immense value to the UK. Of all the kings, queens, presidents and prime ministers in the world, one in seven was educated at university in this country. So I value international students. I'm in favour of talented people including students being able to come here. But I'm also in favour of us, as a country, being able to decide our own priorities.feedback

Apr 27 2017 - Labour Party

Where is Corbyn on any of these issues? Corbyn's approach would be a recipe for paralysis and uncertainty – and for Britain to get totally stiffed in the negotiations. There can be no more important task for a government than to keep people safe, and we must be prepared to do everything necessary to do so.feedback

Apr 27 2017 - Labour Party

Well, they say to themselves: he may be a mutton-headed old mugwump, but he is probably harmless. Have you felt a pang of sympathy for his plight? If so, fight it.feedback

Apr 27 2017 - Labour Party

They say to themselves: he may be a mutton-headed old mugwump, but he is probably harmless.feedback

Apr 26 2017 - Brexit

I was amazed, when walking the backstreets of Uxbridge, to find a little company that makes the wooden display counters that are used to sell the duty-free Toblerones in every Saudi Arabian airport. If we can crack markets like that, think what we can do when we have free trade deals with America, where they still have a ban on British haggis. Think of our potential whisky sales to India if only we could negotiate a cut in their duty of 150% on Scotch.feedback

Apr 15 2017 - Syria conflict

Assad uses chemical weapons because they are not only horrible and indiscriminate. They are also terrifying. In that sense he is himself an arch-terrorist, who has caused such an unquenchable thirst for revenge that he can never hope to govern his population again. He is literally and metaphorically toxic, and it is time Russia awoke to that fact. They still have time to be on the right side of the argument. British scientists have analysed samples from the victims of the attack. These have tested positive for sarin or a Sarin-like substance.feedback

Apr 15 2017 - Syria conflict

Which means that we should instead focus relentlessly on the reality of what Assad has done: killed innocents with a banned and abominable weapon.feedback

Apr 15 2017 - Syria conflict

America has struck and could of course strike again. That alone creates an ambiguity that should prey on the guilty minds of Damascus.feedback

Apr 15 2017 - Syria conflict

The Russians saved him. The Russians can help remove him, through a carefully supervised transition process that preserves key institutions of state – and usher in a stable and pluralist future for the country. We all know that we are a very long day's march from any large-scale deployment, any major western engagement in Syria. The lessons of the 2003 invasion of Iraq are painful, and they understandably affect politicians and public on both sides of the Atlantic.feedback

Apr 15 2017 - Syria conflict

The UK, the US and all our key allies are of one mind: we believe that this was highly likely to be an attack by Assad, on his own people, using poison gas weapons that were banned almost 100 years ago, under the 1925 Geneva protocol. In exchange they should commit to produce a real ceasefire, to end the use of chemical weapons and barrel bombs, and to bring about a political settlement that relieves the Syrians of the tyranny of Assad.feedback

Apr 13 2017 - Chemical weapons

I am dismayed that Russia has once again blocked the UN Security Council and in so doing refused to condemn the use of chemical weapons or support a full UN investigation into the attack. This puts Russia on the wrong side of the argument. But it doesn't have to be this way. Russia faces a choice: it can continue acting as a lifeline for Assad's murderous regime, or it could live up to its responsibilities as a global power, and use its influence over the regime to bring six long years of failed ceasefires and false dawns to an end.feedback

Apr 12 2017 - Syria conflict

Today, Rex Tillerson has been in Moscow with a clear and unanimous message from the G7 that we stand ready to work with Russia to bring an end to violence and to find a political solution. As part of this political solution, the G7 is unanimous that Assad has no long-term future in Syria. I agree with Rex Tillerson when he says that the Assad family's reign in Syria is coming to an end. We stand ready to work together and I will be talking to my G7 partners in the coming days about how we can continue to strive for a political solution that brings an end to the suffering of the Syrian people.feedback

Apr 12 2017 - Syria conflict

This afternoon in New York, the international community sought to make clear that any use of chemical weapons by anyone anywhere is unacceptable and that those responsible will face consequences. So I am dismayed that Russia has once again blocked the UN security council and in so doing refused to condemn the use of chemical weapons or support a full UN investigation into the attack. This puts Russia on the wrong side of the argument. But it doesn't have to be this way.feedback

Apr 12 2017 - Syria conflict

Many French people think the time has come to do a deal with their new friends the Russians – and I think that they are broadly right. Does that mean it is morally impossible to work with him? I am not so sure. We need to focus on what we are trying to achieve. Our aims – at least, our stated aims – are to degrade and ultimately to destroy Isil [another name for Isis] as a force in Syria and Iraq. That is what it is all about.feedback

Apr 12 2017 - Russia

Who else is there? The answer is obvious. There is Assad, and his army; and the recent signs are that they are making some progress. Thanks at least partly to Russian airstrikes, it looks as if the regime is taking back large parts of Homs. Al-Qaida-affiliated militants are withdrawing from some districts of the city. Is that a bad thing? I don't think so. It is just not true that whatever is good for Putin must automatically be bad for the west. We both have a clear and concrete objective – to remove the threat from Isil. Everything else is secondary.feedback

Apr 12 2017 - Russia

No option is in principle off the table, but be in no doubt that these so-called military options are extremely difficult and there is, to put it mildly, a lack of political appetite in most European capitals and certainly in the west for that kind of solution at present. So we've got to work with the tools we have – the tools we have are diplomatic. I think the most powerful weapon we have at the moment is our ability to make President Putin and the Russians feel the consequences of what they are doing.feedback

Apr 12 2017 - Syria conflict

But we are open-minded about how that happens and the timescale on which that happens. I have to be realistic about how the landscape has changed, and it may be that we will have to think afresh about how we handle this. The old policy, I am afraid to say, does not command much confidence.feedback

Apr 12 2017 - Sanctions

After that, if of course we can find people, whether they are Syrians or whether they are Russians associated with the Syrian military operation, it is in my view wholly appropriate that they should face economic sanctions or sanctions of some other kind.feedback

Apr 11 2017 - US, Russia relations

This was something that was sprung on a whim with no preparatory work. It was not particularly surprising that Germany voted it down because of the sensitivities over their energy supply from Russia. They would have cut off their own power. The lack of preparation has come back and bitten us.feedback

Apr 11 2017 - Syria conflict

The message we are sending to the Russians is very, very clear: Do they want to stick with a toxic regime, do they want to be eternally associated with a guy who gases his own people or do they want to work with the Americans and the rest of the G-7 and indeed many other countries for a new future for Syria.feedback

Apr 11 2017 - Syria conflict

I think it's very important that in these circumstances for the world to present a united front and for that there to be absolutely no ambiguity about the message and the message we are sending to the Russians is very, very clear: Do they want to stick with a toxic regime, do they want to be eternally associated with a guy who gases his own people or do they want to work with the Americans and the rest of the G-7 and indeed many other countries for a new future for Syria.feedback

Apr 10 2017 - Russia

Crucially, they could do so again.feedback

Apr 10 2017 - Sanctions

We will be discussing the possibility of further sanctions certainly on some of the Syrian military figures and indeed on some of the Russian military figures who have been involved in coordinating the Syrian military efforts.feedback

Apr 10 2017

It is the Americans who have changed the game by using those cruise missiles.feedback

Apr 10 2017 - Sanctions

I think the Russians need a way out and a way forward.feedback

Apr 10 2017 - Chemical weapons

There is overwhelming support in what the U.S. did, signaling that we will not tolerate the barbaric use of chemical weapons.feedback

Apr 08 2017 - Syria conflict

My priority is now to continue contact with the U.S. and others in the run-up to the G7 meeting on 10-11 April - to build coordinated international support for a ceasefire on the ground and an intensified political process.feedback

Apr 08 2017 - Syria conflict

Developments in Syria have changed the situation fundamentally. My priority is now to continue contact with the US and others in the run-up to the G7 meeting on 10-11 April - to build coordinated international support for a ceasefire on the ground and an intensified political process.feedback

Apr 08 2017 - Syria conflict

Developments in Syria have changed the situation fundamentally.feedback

Apr 06 2017

Work is now going on in New York on the exact language (of the resolution) and I think we should have no hesitation in forcing it to a vote.feedback

Apr 06 2017 - United Nations

He "cannot understand how anybody on the U.N. Security Council could fail to sign up to a motion condemning the actions of the regime that is almost certainly responsible for that crime.feedback

Apr 05 2017 - Syria conflict

We are living today with the consequences, and I'm afraid the people of Syria are living today with the consequences, of that decision. Assad "is responsible for the vast majority of that butcher's bill, and you have to go back a long way in history to find a tyrant who has stayed in office in such circumstances.feedback

Apr 05 2017 - Syria conflict

This is a barbaric regime that has made it impossible for us to imagine them continuing to be an authority over the people of Syria after this conflict is over.feedback

Apr 05 2017 - Syria conflict

Bombing your own civilians with chemical weapons is unquestionably a war crime, and they must be held to account.feedback

Apr 05 2017 - Chemical weapons

I hope absolutely everyone feels able to support it, because all we are saying is that there should be condemnation of that chemical weapons attack, and secondly that there should be a thorough and urgent international investigation. And I don't think anybody could possibly, reasonably oppose such a resolution in all conscience.feedback

Apr 05 2017 - Syria conflict

Objectively I simply don't see how Bashar al-Assad can remain in charge after what he has already done. Of the 400,000 who are estimated to have been killed in Syria, he is responsible for the vast majority of that butcher's bill. And you have to go a long way back in history to find a tyrant who has stayed in office given such circumstances.feedback

Apr 04 2017

It is possible to do a deal that is win-win. I don't want to be unduly pessimistic. I think we can get a deal. But if you ask me 'If we don't get a deal would the UK survive?' I think we would more than survive.feedback

Apr 04 2017

It is vital that the international community continues to support the Syrian people.feedback

Apr 03 2017 - Saint Petersburg metro explosion 2017

Obviously we don't yet know exactly what is behind this or who is responsible for this outrage, but clearly our thoughts are very much today with the families of the victims and with the people of St Petersburg just as a few days ago they were with the people of London.feedback

Apr 03 2017 - Gibraltar

The sovereignty of Gibraltar is unchanged and is not going to change, and cannot conceivably change, without the express support and consent of the people of Gibraltar and the United Kingdom.feedback

Apr 02 2017 - Gibraltar

As the Prime Minister herself said earlier this week, we are clear that Gibraltar is covered by our exit negotiations, and we have committed to involving Gibraltar fully in the work that we are doing.feedback

Apr 02 2017

I think we have illustrious precedent in this matter: I think you can recall the 1984 Fontainebleau summit in which Mrs Thatcher said she wanted her money back and I think that is exactly what we will get.feedback

Apr 01 2017 - Gibraltar

The UK Government can be counted on to stick up for those interests - for instance in insurance and maritime services - which create jobs not just in Gibraltar but in the wider region of southern Spain.feedback

Apr 01 2017 - Gibraltar

So let us go into these discussions with goodwill and optimism and get a deal that is good for the UK, good for Spain, and good for the people of Gibraltar.feedback

Apr 01 2017 - Gibraltar

Gibraltar is not for sale. Gibraltar cannot be traded. Gibraltar will not be bargained away. The policy of the Government remains fixed and firm. The sovereignty of Gibraltar cannot be changed without the express consent of the UK and the people of Gibraltar. The status of Gibraltar has been unchanged since 1713. It made no difference when the UK joined the Common Market in 1973 and when Spain was not yet a member. It should make no difference today.feedback

Apr 01 2017 - Gibraltar

As ever, the U.K. remains implacable and rock-like in our support for Gibraltar.feedback

Mar 31 2017

We really are moving forward now. There's a lot of good will, willingness to achieve what the prime minister has said she wants to achieve.feedback

Mar 31 2017 - Syria conflict

For the long term good of the Syrian people there must be a transition away from the Assad regime, which has dealt so much death and destruction to the people of Syria.feedback

Mar 30 2017 - Labour Party

They are now basically captured by the old Livingstonian mafia, the machine, the London Labour Party- that's who's running the Labour Party now. That's what the Corbynistas are.feedback

Mar 30 2017 - Israel

The reality is that they have some pretty tough views about Israel and if you listen to some of the things that are being said about Israel and what should happen to Israel, in my view, it shades into anti-Semitism.feedback

Mar 28 2017

Let us leave and then the Conservative Party at the next election needs to say, we can reduce the cost on business and on individuals by reducing regulations which will improve our competitiveness, our productivity and therefore ultimately our economy.feedback

Mar 24 2017 - Extremism

I do think the responsibility for this most lies with the internet providers, with those that are responsible for great social media companies. They have got to look at the stuff that is going up on their sites. They have got to take steps to invigilate it and to take it down where they can.feedback

Mar 23 2017 - Somalia

We cannot forget that the last time Somalia was blighted by starvation, in 2011, no fewer than 260,000 people died. The crisis also risks undermining the hard-won political and security progress that has been made.feedback

Mar 15 2017

We are on the verge of an utter catastrophe for this country … No one has thought any of this through.feedback

Mar 13 2017

I believe that measures such as a new royal yacht, it is one of a number of measures that I am sure this Government will be able to consider. It is my view that it would indeed add greatly to the soft power of this country, a soft power which is already very considerable.feedback

Mar 12 2017

First of all, we have no evidence that the Russians are actually involved in trying to undermine our democratic processes at the moment. But what we do have is plenty of evidence that the Russians are capable of doing that. And there is no doubt that they've been up to all sorts of dirty tricks. Bringing down French TV stations, undermining ...you've seen what happened in the United States where there's no question at all that they were involved in the hacking of the Democratic National Convention.feedback

Mar 12 2017

You've seen what's happened in Montenegro where there was an attempted coup in a European state and possibly even an attempted assassination of the leader of that state. Now there's very little doubt that the Russians are behind these things.feedback

Mar 12 2017

I don't think that the consequences of no deal are by any means as apocalyptic as some people like to pretend, and actually what we have seen in the budget from Philip Hammond last week are preparations for Britain over the next few years.feedback

Mar 12 2017

You have got to look at the full package that self-employed people are getting, and we will come back to that later in the year. We don't go into conversations that we have in cabinet, certainly not conversations before a budget.feedback

Mar 12 2017 - Ukraine Crisis

There is no doubt that they have been up to all sorts of dirty tricks – bringing down French TV stations; you have seen what happened in the United States where there is no question at all they were involved in the hacking of the Democratic National Convention. You have seen what happened in Montenegro, where there was an attempted coup in a European state and possibly even an attempted assassination of the leader of that state. There is very little doubt that the Russians are behind these things, to say nothing of what they have done in Ukraine.feedback

Mar 12 2017

We have no evidence the Russians are actually involved in trying to undermine our democratic processes at the moment. We don't actually have that evidence. But what we do have is plenty of evidence that the Russians are capable of doing that.feedback

Mar 12 2017

I think that's excessively pessimistic of that otherwise distinguished committee. I think we've got every prospect of doing a very good deal between now and the end of the negotiating period in 2019. But the third thing, which I don't think people recognise, is that our partners and friends around the EU desperately want this thing to work. They don't want more misery, they don't want to fall out with the UK. I think that actually, as it happens, we would be perfectly OK if we weren't able to get an agreement, but I'm sure that we will, for the reasons that I gave.feedback

Mar 12 2017

I don't think that the consequences of no deal are by any means as apocalyptic as some people like to protest, and actually what we have seen in the Budget from Philip Hammond last week are preparations for Britain over the next few years.feedback

Mar 12 2017

It think that's excessively pessimistic of that otherwise distinguished committee. I think we have got every prospect of doing a very good deal between now and the end of the negotiating period in 2019.feedback

Mar 09 2017

I think we have illustrious precedent in this matter: I think you can recall the 1984 Fontainebleau summit in which Mrs Thatcher said she wanted her money back and I think that is exactly what we will get. It is not reasonable, I don't think, for the UK having left the EU to continue to make vast budget payments. I think everybody understands that and that's the reality.feedback

Mar 06 2017

Russia has to be engaged on a twin-track basis. Let's be very clear, Russia is up to all sorts of no good. They've got to change. They've got to show that they can be trusted again.feedback

Mar 06 2017 - Ukraine Crisis

I think it's very important to understand that Russia has to be engaged on a twin-track basis. They are, I'm afraid, engaged in cyber-warfare, they're engaged in undermining countries in the western Balkans – you saw what happened in Montenegro – to say nothing of Russia's actions in Ukraine which are as everybody knows completely unacceptable. So point number one is to get that message across to the Russians. They've got to change, they've got to show that they can be trusted again and that I think that is very important.feedback

Mar 06 2017

But it's also important to stress that we are not in a new cold war with Russia. Neither in the UK, nor [from] our friends in the rest of the EU, nor in Washington, is there any appetite for a new cold war.feedback

Feb 17 2017

I urge the British people to rise up and turn off the TV the next time Blair comes on.feedback

Feb 16 2017

Are we still being recorded?feedback

Feb 08 2017 - Somalia

This is a crucial opportunity to accelerate progress and agree priorities that will help secure a brighter future for Somalia and its people.feedback

Feb 06 2017 - Ukraine Crisis

There is no case for relaxation of the sanctions (and) every case for keeping up the pressure on Russia.feedback

Feb 06 2017 - Ukraine Crisis

The U.K. will be insisting that there is no case for the relaxation of the sanctions, every case for keeping up the pressure on Russia.feedback

Jan 30 2017

This is of course a highly controversial policy which has caused unease and I repeat this is not an approach that this government would take. But let me conclude by reminding the house of the vital importance of this country's alliance with the United States.feedback

Jan 29 2017

Divisive and wrong to stigmatise because of nationality.feedback

Jan 20 2017 - Burma

Burma's transition to democracy is not yet complete but it is worth reflecting on just how far Burma has come since Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party took office just nine months ago.feedback

Jan 20 2017 - Burma

The UK, as a longstanding and long term friend to Burma, will continue to offer its fullest support. I look forward to seeing Burma continue to develop into a country where there is peace and prosperity for all its people.feedback

Jan 19 2017 - French election 2017

If Monsieur Hollande wants to administer punishment beatings to anybody who chooses to escape, rather in the manner of some sort of World War Two movie, then, you know, I don't think that, that is the way forward. I think, actually, it's not in the interests of our friends and partners.feedback

Jan 18 2017

The time is fast upon us when we need to turbocharge the relationship in the form of a new trade deal. We can't do it now but we can sketch it out on the back of an envelope.feedback

Jan 18 2017

They fear that they may be the first generation not to be overtaken in prosperity by their children. I don't think these people should be patronized or dismissed.feedback

Jan 18 2017

We want to be outside the cathedral but support it like a flying buttress.feedback

Jan 16 2017 - Trump-Merkel

Clearly it will have to be a deal that is very much in the interests of both sides but I've no doubt that it will be.feedback

Jan 15 2017 - Bahrain

The Bahraini authorities are fully aware of our position and I have raised the issue with the Bahraini government.feedback

Jan 12 2017 - Greece

The fact that we have got this far is a real tribute to the courage and the determination of the leaders of the Greek Cypriot community and Turkish Cypriot community. ...The most important thing clearly is that both communities should feel secure about their futures and that is what the British government is here to help with.feedback

Jan 10 2017

There was a huge fund of goodwill for the United Kingdom on Capitol Hill and a very large measure of understanding that now is the time to do a free trade deal. They want to do it and they want to do it fast and that understanding was most vivid and most urgent on the part of the incoming administration.feedback

Jan 10 2017

We hear that we are first in line to do a great free trade deal with the United States. So, it's going to be a very exciting year for both our countries.feedback

Dec 27 2016

It's now or never. If we fail to make the change now, then we will continue to be like passengers locked in the back of a minicab with a wonky satnav driven by a driver who doesn't have perfect command of english and going in a direction we frankly don't want to go.feedback

Dec 14 2016 - Aleppo

I have information from Aleppo today, as I'm sure many the right honourable members do themselves, it is today the Russians, who are blocking the evacuation, not just of the injured but of the medical staff from leaving the zones which they themselves, the very zones which they themselves are attacking.feedback

Dec 14 2016

I am in favor of the free press, I am in favor of freedom of speech, I am in favor of free universal suffrage, I am in favor of free drinks which you are all having tonight but I am not necessarily in favor of freedom of movement.feedback

Dec 14 2016

We are so cosmopolitan that we drink more champagne, more prosecco, buy more German cars than anyone else and our wonderful prime minister actually wears lederhosen.feedback

Dec 14 2016

We are gluttons in this country for imports. We buy huge quantities of stuff, particularly of course from our friends in the European Union, as of course we shall continue to do so when we do that great free trade deal.feedback

Dec 11 2016 - Saudi Arabia

I am here to emphasise the friendship that exists between the UK and Saudi Arabia. It is something that is developing and expanding.feedback

Dec 11 2016 - Saudi Arabia

I'm here to emphasise the friendship that exists between the UK and Saudi Arabia, and that is something that is developing and expanding.feedback

Dec 09 2016 - Yemen

But I must share my profound concern about the present suffering of the people of Yemen.feedback

Dec 09 2016 - Bahrain

We will be there to work for European peace and stability. We'll still be there to stick up for our friends and partners in the Gulf… (where) for the first time since the 1970s we will additionally be able to do free trade deals.feedback

Dec 06 2016

With a fair wind and everybody acting in a positive and compromising mood, and I am sure they will, we can get a great deal for the UK and for the rest of Europe within that time frame.feedback

Dec 04 2016

I've always thought that there were aspects of EU cooperation ... the Erasmus program for instance, or Horizon funding for research, where actually ... to be part of that in the future might be a good idea, certainly would be a good idea if it involved paying in.feedback

Dec 04 2016

That is obviously something that David Davis is considering. It doesn't mean that a decision has been taken.feedback

Dec 02 2016

We are not some bit-part or spear-carrier on the world stage. We are a protagonist - a global Britain running a truly global foreign policy.feedback

Dec 02 2016

If we fail then we risk reverting to an older and more brutal system where the strong are free to bully or devour the weak.feedback

Dec 02 2016

We have the cult of the strong man, we have democracy in retreat, we have an arc of instability across the Middle East ... Is it our answer to cower and put our heads under the pillow? Emphatically not.feedback

Nov 14 2016

It is a good thing if other European countries do shoulder more of their responsibilities and spend a bit more on defense.feedback

Nov 14 2016

It's very important not to pre judge the president elect or his administration.feedback

Nov 14 2016

Trump "is a deal maker and I think that could be a good thing for Britain, but it can also a good thing for Europe. I think that's what we need to focus on today.feedback

Nov 04 2016 - German elections 2017

And that is what we are going to get on and do, and … no, I don't think it will interfere with the timetable for that process.feedback

Nov 03 2016

Brexit means Brexit, and we're going to make a titanic, er titanic success of it.feedback

Oct 18 2016 - Ukraine Crisis

Of course it is right that the UK and the Russian Federation should continue to cooperate and to engage in all the areas where we have common interests.feedback

Oct 17 2016 - Aleppo

The future salvation of Aleppo lies really on the Assad regime and above all with the Russians. It is up to them to pull the plug on this thing, to see sense and I appeal to the greatness of the Russian people to to choose a different path.feedback

Oct 16 2016 - Aleppo

The real answer I'm afraid lies with those who are perpetrating it; and that is overwhelmingly the Assad regime and its puppeteers in the form of the Russians and the Iranians. And it is up to them to seize this moment to recognise the opportunity and in my view, show greatness and show leadership.feedback

Oct 13 2016

Any attempt, as it were, to punish UK financial services, as the former governor of the Bank of England said ... it doesn't make economic sense for Europe.feedback

Oct 12 2016

I would certainly like to see demonstrations outside the Russian embassy. Where is the Stop the War coalition?feedback

Sep 26 2016

Much to my amazement it has not come up at all. Nobody raised such trivia until you did.feedback

Sep 26 2016 - Turkey

We can begin the preparatory work for what I hope will be a new jumbo free trade deal between the UK and Turkey. We may be disentangling ourselves from the treaties of the European Union, but we are not leaving Europe.feedback

Sep 25 2016

Russia is "guilty of protracting this war, of making it far more hideous. And yes ... we should be looking at whether or not that targeting is done in the knowledge that those are wholly innocent civilian targets. That is a war crime.feedback

Sep 25 2016 - Christmas

I think the crucial thing is that obviously we are not going to do it before Christmas and I think we've got to do a lot of work to get our ducks in order and that is going on. But then after that, as the prime minister has rightly said, this process probably shouldn't drag on.feedback

Sep 22 2016

You have two years to pull it off. I don't actually think we will necessarily need to spend a full two years but let's see how we go.feedback

Sep 22 2016

Not only do we buy more German cars that anybody else, we drink more Italian wine than any other country in Europe - 300 million litres of Prosecco every year.feedback

Sep 15 2016

I think personally (the boats) should be turned back as close to the shore as possible so they don't reach the Italian mainland and that there is more of a deterrent. I think I am right in saying we have turned back about 200,000 migrants.feedback

Sep 15 2016

Sorry, saved, saved. Thank you. We have saved 200,000 migrants and turned back 240 boats.feedback

Jul 28 2016

Even though the UK has voted to leave the European Union it does not mean that we will be leaving Europe and we wish to be as close as possible to our allies, most particularly France, over the coming years.feedback

Jul 28 2016

The only change – and it will not come in any great rush – is that the UK will extricate itself from the EU's extraordinary and opaque system of legislation.feedback

Jul 23 2016

There are two reasons for optimism about London.feedback

Jul 19 2016 - Refugees

The whole country is facing another terrible humanitarian catastrophe, and therefore a potential leap in the number of refugees seeking to escape Syria. Russia in particular has a unique ability to persuade the Assad regime to end the carnage and return to the negotiation table.feedback

Jul 14 2016

There is a massive difference between leaving the EU and our relations with Europe, which if anything I think are going to be intensified and built up at an intergovernmental level.feedback

Jul 14 2016

The United States of America will be at the front of the queue.feedback

Jul 04 2016

There is, among a section of the population, a kind of hysteria, a contagious mourning of the kind that I remember in 1997 after the death of the Princess of Wales.feedback

Jun 30 2016

But I must tell you, my friends, you who have waited faithfully for the punchline of this speech, that having consulted colleagues and in view of the circumstances in parliament, I have concluded that person cannot be me.feedback

Jun 24 2016

I think that over time the U.K. economy would get a lot of dynamism from the removal of so much of the regulation and the inappropriate law that holds us back.feedback

Jun 24 2016

And it is the essence of our case that young people in this country can look forward to a more secure and more prosperous future if we take back the democratic control that is the foundation of our economic prosperity.feedback

Jun 24 2016

Our children and our grandchildren will continue to have a wonderful future as Europeans travelling to the continent, understanding the languages and cultures that make up our common European civilisation, continuing to interact with the people of other countries in a way that is open and friendly and outward looking.feedback

Jun 24 2016

Because I think the very opposite is true. We cannot turn our backs on Europe, we are part of Europe.feedback

Jun 24 2016

In voting to leave the EU it's vital to stress that there's no need for haste.feedback

Jun 24 2016

A federal Europe was a noble idea which can no longer be justified.feedback

Jun 24 2016

I believe we now have a glorious opportunity: we can pass our laws and set our taxes entirely according to the needs of the UK economy.feedback

Jun 24 2016

We now have a glorious opportunity…we can find our voice in the world again.feedback

Jun 22 2016

It's time to have a totally new relationship with our friends and partners across the Channel. It's time to speak up for democracy, and hundreds of millions of people around Europe agree with us. It's time to break away from the failing and dysfunctional EU system.feedback

Jun 21 2016

It's a lot of dough we are seeing here, but it is nothing like the dough we are sending to Brussels every day – 50 million quids worth.feedback

May 23 2016

Why are we sending 10 billion pounds a year net to Brussels? Some of which is spent on Spanish bullfighting. Do you think that the British tax payers should be supporting Spanish bullfighting? Absolutely not.feedback

May 10 2016

I am a child of Europe. I am as I say a liberal cosmopolitan. My family is the genetic equivalent of a UN peacekeeping force. I can read novels in French, I think I can even read novels in Spanish. I can sing the Ode to joy in German, and I will. If they keep accusing me of being a Little Englander, I will [begins singing]. You know it, you know it.feedback

May 10 2016

If we vote to leave the EU we will not be voting to leave Europe. Of all the arguments they make, this is the one that infuriates me the most… in a hotly-contested field.feedback

Apr 22 2016

Some said removing the bust "was a symbol of the part-Kenyan president's ancestral dislike of the British Empire, of which Churchill had been such a fervent defender.feedback

Apr 19 2016

We want also to show defiance of the know-nothing nihilist maniacs who tore it down. This thing stood for 2,000 years. Everybody came and invaded or conquered that part of the world, the Greeks, Alexander the Great, the Romans, you name it, the Christians, the Muslims. No one until Daesh, the so-called Islamic State thought it was worth demolishing.feedback

Mar 31 2016

She was an inspiration and her legacy lives on in wonderful buildings.feedback

Feb 23 2016

There will be people who try to spread alarm, anxiety.feedback

Feb 21 2016

The big battalions of the argument are unquestionably ranged against people like me: we are portrayed as crazy cranks and all the rest of it. I don't mind, I happen to think that I'm right.feedback

Jan 07 2016

My role will be to give every possible support to the next Conservative administration, to make sure were properly fulfill the mandate of the people that was delivered at the referendum, and to champion the agenda I believe in.feedback

Jan 06 2016

We will end our support for the EU's disastrous policies that have encouraged the people smugglers. We will welcome new citizens who wish to contribute to our society, as so many immigrants have done. And we will be able to remove those who abuse our hospitality.feedback

Dec 09 2015

The only reason I wouldn't go to some parts of New York is the real risk of meeting Donald Trump.feedback

Sep 12 2015

I would invite him to come and see the whole of London and take him around the city, except I wouldn't want to expose Londoners to any unnecessary risk of meeting Donald Trump.feedback

Nov 12 2013

This is further welcome argument in favour of the feasibility of having a new hub airport in the Thames estuary. With so many options available for a multi-runway hub airport in a new location, it would be folly for the Airports Commission to give countenance to the prospect of expanding Heathrow, the most noise-polluting airport in Europe.feedback

Jul 30 2012

They aren't tickets so to speak, it's just space that's allocated to accredited sports officials of one kind or another and what's going to be done now is we will reduce the space.feedback

Jul 27 2012

Yes we are! The venues are ready, the stadium is ready, the Aquatic centre is ready, the Velodrome is ready, the security is ready, the police are ready, the transport system is ready!feedback

Jul 05 2012 - Qatar

Stupendous! Stupendous! Amazing, I love it! Twelve thousand, five hundred jobs just to begin with.feedback

Dec 20 2011 - British economy

By all means rebalance the British economy, but don't kill the financial goose that lays the golden egg for loads of people who are on very modest incomes but who depend on financial services.feedback

Aug 26 2011

It is becoming something that attracts people to London. It is right it should go ahead. The city has not been beaten by what happened two weeks ago. We are going to show that we can get on and hold a fantastic party. Of course it is going to be robustly policed and that is the crucial thing.feedback

Aug 11 2011

People who go out to steal, who go out to riot, people who go out to disturb the peace of others in the city will continue to be met with the full force of the law.feedback

Dec 02 2010

Certainly there was a great deal of upset, a strong negative reaction of their perception of what the English media was reporting.feedback

Sep 07 2010

I think when you look at the tough financial circumstances we are in, people will understand that it makes absolute sense to make some sensible reforms of the ticket offices and thereby to make some valuable savings.feedback

Feb 03 2009 - Cyprus

We don't have snow ploughs in sufficient quantities in this city to deal with the roads that are currently impassable. And nor do I think it would be a good investment of taxpayers' money to have snow ploughs for an incident of a kind that only occurs once every 20 years.feedback

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