Boris Johnson


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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.
NEW Mar 24 2017
Boris Johnson has been quoted 95 times. The two most recent articles where Boris Johnson has been quoted are Somali leader urges help to avert famine and Former PM Blair urges Britons to 'rise up' against May's Brexit plan. Most recently, Boris Johnson was quoted as having said, “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.”.
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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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!

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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