David Cameron


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I think the Government must conduct a campaign with those who write the rules, and if that doesn't work unilaterally extract themselves from the process. To not be able to include the military contribution to overseas aid is ridiculous.feedback
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Sep 17 2017
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which David Cameron is associated, including EU, Britain, and decision. Most recently, David Cameron has been quoted saying: “At the moment there's a consensus that joining the Forces, whether you're heir to the throne or the son of a dustman, is a good thing. If the government breaks that consensus by not looking after the people in the Armed Forces properly, word will get out. It will affect potential recruits and those we wish to retain.” in the article Why I'm certain North Korea won't start a war.
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Jul 17 2017

I want us to go on being the open, liberal, tolerant party that we became post-2005 because I think that was part of our success.feedback

Jul 17 2017

Modernisation isn't an event. If it involved crossing a very, very dangerous river on a raft, I can think of a few I'd want to strap together.feedback

Jul 17 2017

We on the centre-Right side of the argument have to have just as inspiring a vision – a more inspiring vision – of how you build not just a strong economy but a strong society and a better life.feedback

Jul 17 2017

The reason I wanted to lead the Conservative party back in 2005 was that I wanted us to be more than 'the economics party', more than just free marketeers with the rough edges knocked off.feedback

Jul 17 2017

It is very important that the Conservative party doesn't slip backwards.feedback

Jul 17 2017

I wanted us to have a genuinely inspiring vision about what a great country and what a great society we could be. I think that's still very true today.feedback

Jul 05 2017

The opponents of so-called austerity couch their arguments in a way that make them sound generous and compassionate. They seek to paint the supporters of sound finances as selfish, or uncaring. The exact reverse is true.feedback

Jun 27 2017 - London

Access to the internet shouldn't be a luxury, it should be a right … we're going to bring fast broadband to every home and business that wants it.feedback

Jun 26 2017 - Northern Ireland

Task facing PM, given the circs, is to deliver the most stable govt possible - today's DUP deal helps achieve that. All Cons should support.feedback

Jun 23 2017 - Extremism

One area where there is room to improve is the active promotion of fundamental British values in our schools. Recent attacks in Westminster, London Bridge, Manchester and Finsbury Park have brought into stark relief the threats that we face.feedback

Jun 23 2017 - Extremism

This goes back to what I've said about civilisation, and making sure we leave the country in a better place than we found it.feedback

Jun 23 2017 - Extremism

In the coming months, I am sure we will see heated debates about how to improve our security without impinging on the liberties that are central to our British way of life.feedback

Jun 20 2017 - London

We need to realize … that some accidents are inevitable.feedback

Jun 16 2017

Think of those things. Common sense, decency, respect for others, tolerance, a sense of humour, pride in our country. And that's what inspires The Great Get Together this weekend.feedback

Jun 14 2017 - French Election Results

I think there will be pressure for a softer Brexit.feedback

Jun 14 2017 - Scottish independence

There's no doubt that there is a new player on the stage. Scotland voted against Brexit. I think most of the Scottish Conservatives will want to see perhaps some changes with the policy going forward.feedback

Jun 13 2017

[Jo Cox] was a star for her constituents, a star in Parliament and a star right across the House.feedback

Jun 13 2017

I do love Larry. It gives me the opportunity to put a rumour to rest as well, even more serious than the Strictly Come Dancing one - you'll appreciate this because El Gato, your cat, is particularly famous - the rumour that I somehow don't love Larry. I do and I have photographic evidence to prove it. Sadly I can't take Larry with me, he belongs to the house and the staff love him very much - as do I.feedback

Jun 08 2017

My mum and I often talk politics at dinner.feedback

Jun 08 2017

This is clearly a very strong night for the Conservative Party. We've had a positive response to a positive campaign.feedback

Jun 05 2017 - Extremism

I can announce today that we will establish a comprehensive review to root out any remaining funding of extremism within the UK.feedback

Jun 05 2017

This will examine specifically the nature, scale and origin of the funding of Islamist extremist activity in the UK, including any overseas sources. It will report to myself and my right honourable friend the home secretary next spring.feedback

Jun 04 2017 - Extremism

We need a lot less of the passive tolerance of recent years and a much more active, muscular liberalism.feedback

May 11 2017 - Brexit

This is one of the most defining elections I can remember where it's so important that the Conservatives win and win well, so Theresa can negotiate that Brexit deal and stand up to people who want an extreme Brexit, either here or in Brussels.feedback

May 02 2017

We were being treated differently from the rest of the media. We weren't allowed to film even the interview we had with her.feedback

May 01 2017

There are a lot of badly proportioned, timber clad carbuncles being made on the bandwagon, which barely resemble shepherd's huts. Ideally they'd all be as near to the original hut size as possible – 12 foot long and six foot wide. They had to be no more than a cart's width so they could fit through the farm gates.feedback

May 01 2017

My children want to use it as a Wendy house. I want to use it as a book-writing room and my son also wants it as an alternative bedroom. So, quite a lot of competition.feedback

Apr 30 2017

Paul came along and told me how he set up the business. I was delighted by the story.feedback

Apr 30 2017

Yes, they are sprouting up everywhere. But I think this one is particularly lovely – it's a very nice colour which goes with the Cotswold stone and we really love it.feedback

Apr 27 2017 - Brexit

I would hope that we will be able to agree, as it were, the first bits of divorce - it's a bit like a divorce, you have to deal with the money and then access to the children afterwards. And I think we can settle the principles of that and then get on with the nature of the relationship.feedback

Apr 26 2017 - Islam

Obviously I regret the personal consequences for me. I loved being prime minister. I thought I was doing a reasonable job. But I think it was the right thing. The lack of a referendum was poisoning British politics and so I put that right. And that was to me the biggest problem with President Trump's travel ban. It would be seen, could be seen, as labelling whole countries as extreme and dangerous because they were predominantly Islamic. It's not a clash between civilisations that we face. That is what the extremists want us to think. This is, if you like, a war within Islam.feedback

Apr 26 2017 - Brexit

I thought it was misconceived from the very outset.feedback

Apr 26 2017 - Conservative and Unionist Party

It's very good that we are having this election, because I think if Theresa May is successful, she'll actually have a larger majority and, potentially, more time to deal with Brexit and its consequences.feedback

Apr 25 2017

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Apr 25 2017

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Mar 30 2017 - Article 50

I thought it right to hold the referendum because this issue had been poisoning British politics for years. The referendum had been promised and not held. I made a promise to hold a referendum, I think it was the right thing to do. I hope we will be out of the European Union, but As Mrs May triggered Article 50 yesterday, and other forms of cooperation to recognise that while we are leaving the European Union, we are not leaving Europe, we are not giving up on European values. We were in the EU for reasons of utility rather than emotion.feedback

Mar 30 2017 - Conservative and Unionist Party

We were there for the trade, we were there for the cooperation and I thought it right to stay because I wanted more trade and more cooperation.feedback

Mar 29 2017

I did so on the basis of undertakings I was given by him about phone hacking and those turned out not to be the case. I am extremely sorry that I employed him. It was the wrong decision and I am very clear about that.feedback

Mar 21 2017 - NATO

Just to be clear, that's a joke. The guardians of freedom, of tolerance, of equality and, yes, of justice. Fight for them and we really will be great again …. Far from being in retreat, democracy has been on the march. We should treasure Nato, not undermine it. We won't make American great by making eastern Europe weaker again. There is a powerful moral argument that we should love our neighbour, whether at home or the other side of the world. Leaving the European Union does not mean we're leaving Europe. I don't have to listen any more to the wiretaps of Donald Trump's conversations.feedback

Mar 11 2017

Breaking a manifesto promise – how stupid can it get?feedback

Mar 11 2017 - Iraq

When I was sat in a mosque in Leeds this week one of the young people there said how important it is that imams speak English because if you have got young people, sometimes who speak English themselves but not Urdu and not Arabic, they need someone to guide them away from Isil and their poisonous rhetoric. That's why we're going to be targeting money at people, very often women, who've been stuck at home, sometimes by the men of the house. Speaking English is important for all, imams included.feedback

Mar 10 2017

I thought that at that point the dictator in question might be so cross that he'd say 'right, I'm off' and it would be good to have a procedure under which he could leave.feedback

Mar 09 2017

We will legislate within 100 days to say these taxes can't go up.feedback

Mar 05 2017 - G20

If the Prime Minister of the country that you live in breaks off from the G20 summit in Mexico - he's in a meeting with the 19 most important people in the world and he comes out and makes a press statement about your tax affairs - that is going to need dealing with right now.feedback

Dec 28 2016

I'm running away. The rest of my life is one big holiday.feedback

Sep 12 2016

With modern politics, with the circumstances of my resignation, it isn't really possible to be a proper backbench MP, as a former prime minister. I think everything you do will become a big distraction and a big diversion from what the government needs to do for our country.feedback

Sep 12 2016

Obviously I'm going to have my own views about different issues ... That's really the point.feedback

Sep 12 2016

I think everything you do will become a big distraction and a big diversion from what the government needs to do for our country.feedback

Aug 29 2016

I don't want to give people an excuse to do that.feedback

Jul 28 2016 - Single market

There will continue to be free trade, and access to the single market.feedback

Jul 28 2016

My advice to my successor, who is a brilliant negotiator, is that we should try to be as close to the European Union as we can be for the benefits of trade, co-operation and security. The Channel will not get any wider once we leave the European Union, and that is the relationship we should seek.feedback

Jul 13 2016

Sadly I can't take Larry with me. He belongs to the house and staff love him very much, as do I.feedback

Jul 13 2016

We should try to be as close to the European Union as we can be for the benefits of trade, cooperation and of security.feedback

Jul 13 2016

It had been "a privilege to serve the country I love.feedback

Jul 13 2016

I'm beginning to admire his tenacity. Keep going it's only a flesh wound.feedback

Jul 13 2016

It has been the greatest honor of my life to serve our country as prime minister over these last six years, and to serve as leader of my party for almost 11 years. It's not been an easy journey, and of course we have not got every decision right, but I do believe that today our country is much stronger.feedback

Jul 13 2016 - Labour Party

I will miss the roar of the crowd. I will miss the barbs from the opposition.feedback

Jul 13 2016

Other than one meeting this afternoon with Her Majesty the Queen, the diary for the rest of my day is remarkably light.feedback

Jul 11 2016 - Scottish independence

Boeing and the Government intend to work together to build a new 100-million-pound ($129 million) P-8A operational support and training base at RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland, creating more than 100 new jobs.feedback

Jul 06 2016

Taking the country to war should always be a last resort and should only be done if all credible alternatives have been exhausted.feedback

Jul 02 2016

It might be in my party's interests for him to sit there; it is not in the national interest. For heaven's sake, man, go!feedback

Jul 01 2016

In many ways, there is a link between the current events we're discussing and what happened 100 years ago. It's the importance of keeping peace and security and stability on our continent. We're going to be standing together and remembering the sacrifices all those years ago.feedback

Jun 29 2016

There's no doubt in my mind these are going to be difficult economic times.feedback

Jun 28 2016

This is a sad night for me. I threw myself in, head, heart and soul. And I didn't succeed.feedback

Jun 28 2016

We will not stand for hate crime or attacks of this kind. They must be stamped out.feedback

Jun 28 2016

While we're leaving the European Union we mustn't be turning our backs on Europe. These countries are our neighbours, our friends, our allies, our partners and I very much hope we'll seek the closest possible relationship in terms of trade and cooperation and security because that is good for us and that is good for them.feedback

Jun 28 2016 - Xenophobia

Let's remember these people have come here and made a wonderful contribution to our country. We will not stand for hate crime or these kinds of attacks. They must be stamped out.feedback

Jun 27 2016

It was not the result I wanted, nor the outcome I believe was best for the country I love but there can be no doubt about the result. Of course, I don't take back what I said about the risks. It is going to be difficult. We've already seen that there are going to be adjustments within our economy, complex constitutional issues and challenging new negotiation to undertake with Europe.feedback

Jun 27 2016

Britain is ready to confront what the future holds from a position of strength.feedback

Jun 27 2016

But, I am clear and the cabinet agreed this morning, that the decision must be accepted and the process of implementing the decision in the best possible way must now begin.feedback

Jun 27 2016 - Article 50

He had spoken with Merkel and French President Francois Hollande. We have discussed the need to prepare for the negotiations and in particular the fact that the British government will not be triggering Article 50 at this stage.feedback

Jun 24 2016

I do not think it would be right for me to be the captain that steers our country to its next destination.feedback

Jun 24 2016

A new prime minister should be in place by a party conference in October.feedback

Jun 24 2016 - Article 50

He would resign by October and left it to his successor to decide when to invoke Article 50, which triggers a departure from the European Union. I will do everything I can as prime minister to steady the ship over the coming weeks and months, but I do not think it would be right for me to try to be the captain that steers the country to its next destination.feedback

Jun 24 2016

The U.K. is the second-largest economy and one of its most populated states – there's a lot to negotiate.feedback

Jun 22 2016

Quitting Europe is a risk to your family's future because a vote to leave on Thursday means there is no going back on Friday.feedback

Jun 21 2016

Do think about the hopes and dreams of your children and grandchildren. They can't undo the decision we take. If we vote out, that's it. It's irreversible.feedback

Jun 21 2016

Not everyone has been happy with what I have done. But of this I am convinced ... Britain is better off inside the EU than out on our own.feedback

Jun 20 2016

Jo Cox was a voice of compassion whose irrepressible spirit and boundless energy lit up the lives of all who knew her, and saved the lives of many she never, ever met.feedback

Jun 20 2016

There is no turning back if we leave.feedback

Jun 20 2016

As I've said, we'll only do a deal if we get what Britain needs.feedback

Jun 20 2016 - Russia

Is it worth arguing asking the question: who would be happy if we left? Putin might be happy.feedback

Jun 19 2016

We face an existential choice on Thursday. So ask yourself: have I really heard anything – anything at all – to convince me that leaving would be the best thing for the economic security of my family?feedback

Jun 19 2016

Will I carry on as prime minister? Yes.feedback

Jun 17 2016

Where we see hatred, where we find division, where we see intolerance, we must drive it out of our politics and out of our public life and out of our communities.feedback

Jun 16 2016

This is absolutely tragic and dreadful news. We have lost a great star. She was a great campaigning MP with huge compassion and a big heart.feedback

Jun 16 2016 - Gibraltar

I won't go ahead with tonight's rally in Gibraltar.feedback

Jun 12 2016

If we wake up on June 24 and we are in, Britain's authority within the EU will be stronger.feedback

Jun 12 2016

You would have to start cutting things that people really value, whether it is the money going to the NHS [the state health service] or whether it is support for our pension system, and that could mean reviewing the triple lock.feedback

Jun 07 2016 - Single market

And here's what really happens if we leave, of course we'd still want to sell into that single market, so we'd still have to meet all the rules and the regulations that Brussels lays down but we won't be at the table, we'll be like a country with our ear and our face pressed up against the glass trying to find out what's happening with the other 27 countries making rules that affect our country.feedback

Jun 07 2016

Britain is a fighter not quitter.feedback

May 30 2016

I would say that when we admit frustrations with the European Union, and we sometimes do and I certainly have, that is not a cause of weakness in our campaign, it is a cause of strength in our campaign because we are levelling with people.feedback

May 29 2016

This poll confirms the overwhelming view of economists – leaving the EU would damage our economy, costing jobs and increasing prices.feedback

May 25 2016

A referendum is based on a simple majority. I want to get as many votes as I can for the case of staying in a reformed European Union but I am not going to try and make any forecasts.feedback

May 25 2016

We have just got to stick at it and do everything we can to try to bring this to a successful conclusion. As I have always said, there are no guarantees, we can't guarantee this is going to work but we are doing everything we can.feedback

May 25 2016

We continue to work towards trying to get a good outcome for Tata in south Wales, the sales process is under way, there has been an encouraging number of serious offers coming through.feedback

May 23 2016

The shock to our economy after leaving Europe would tip the country into recession. This could be for the first time in history a recession brought on ourselves.feedback

May 22 2016

I don't know. American presidential candidates have made a habit of coming through Europe and through the U.K., and if that happens I'd be very happy to.feedback

May 12 2016

Corruption is the cancer at the heart of so many problems we need to tackle in our world.feedback

May 10 2016

Everything has to be open. There are no sort of closed-door sessions. Everything has to be in front of the press. It's going to be...It could be quite interesting.feedback

May 05 2016

Knowing the grueling nature of the primaries and what you have to go through, anyone who makes it through that extraordinary contest to lead their party into a general election deserves our respect.feedback

May 05 2016

I don't sit here and say the EU is perfect, it's an organisation which needs reform. I think my changes have created some very worthwhile reforms and on the basis of a hard headed calculation of what's best for the country, whether it is being stronger economically, whether it's being able to get things done in the world, whether it's keeping ourselves safe against terrorists – I have no hesitation as prime minister and I've been doing this job for six years, to say we are better off voting to remain in.feedback

May 05 2016 - Japan

Japanese firms see Britain as the gateway to Europe.feedback

Apr 23 2016

Shakespeare's genius had captivated and changed the world. His words about this nation 'this precious stone set in the silver sea' remain as potent as the day he wrote them.feedback

Apr 22 2016

Now is the time to stay true to those values and to stick with our allies in Europe and around the world.feedback

Apr 22 2016

The US is one of our closest allies. So it's important to hear Barack Obama on why we should remain in the EU.feedback

Apr 21 2016 - Commonwealth

In this modern Elizabethan era in which so much around her has changed, Her Majesty has been steadfast, a rock of strength for our nation, for our commonwealth and on so many occasions for the whole world. She is our queen and we could not be more proud of her. Happy birthday, Your Majesty and long may you continue to reign over us all.feedback

Apr 11 2016

For the first time, UK police and law enforcement will be able to see exactly who really owns and controls every company incorporated in these territories. Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Bermuda, Isle of Man, Jersey, the lot.feedback

Apr 11 2016

It is right to tighten the law and change the culture around investment to further outlaw tax evasion and discourage aggressive tax avoidance. But as we do so, we should differentiate between schemes designed to artificially reduce tax and those that are encouraging investment.feedback

Apr 09 2016

Well, it's not been a great week. I know that I should have handled this better, I could have handled this better. I know there are lessons to learn and I will learn them.feedback

Apr 08 2016

Samantha (his wife) and I had a joint account and we owned five thousand units in Blairmore Investment Trust, which we sold in January 2010. That was worth something like 30,000 pounds.feedback

Apr 07 2016

It has been a difficult few days, reading criticisms of my father and his business practices – my dad, a man I love and admire and miss every day.feedback

Apr 07 2016

I paid income tax on the dividends. There was a profit on it but it was less than the capital gains tax allowance so I didn't pay capital gains tax. But it was subject to all the UK taxes in all the normal way. So I want to be as clear as I can about the past, present and future. Because frankly I don't have anything to hide.feedback

Apr 07 2016

Samantha and I have a joint account. We owned 5000 units in Blairmore Investment Trust, which we sold in January 2010. That was worth something like £30,000. I paid income tax on the dividend.feedback

Apr 05 2016

He did not own any shares or have offshore funds and that neither he nor his wife and children benefit from offshore funds. I have a salary as prime minister, and I have some savings, which I get some interest from, and I have a house.feedback

Mar 31 2016

We're not ruling anything out, (but) I don't believe nationalisation is the right answer.feedback

Mar 22 2016

We obviously have still got information coming in and if there is information that implies there is a direct threat to the United Kingdom, we would raise the security threat even higher than it is today.feedback

Mar 22 2016

They could just as well have been attacks in Britain or in France or Germany or elsewhere in Europe and we need to stand together against these appalling terrorists and make sure they can never win.feedback

Mar 22 2016

I will be chairing a COBRA meeting on the events in Brussels later this morning.feedback

Mar 06 2016

The Hinkley Point project was a "pillar in the two countries' bilateral relationship" and a key element of UK energy policy.feedback

Mar 03 2016 - Drones

The money will go towards efforts to move people from the camps in Calais to facilities elsewhere in France.feedback

Feb 28 2016

We will be safer, we will be stronger, and we will be better off inside the EU.feedback

Feb 19 2016

So were are going to get back in there, we are going to do some more work, and I will do everything I can.feedback

Feb 18 2016

If we can get a good deal, I'll take that deal, but I will not take a deal that does not meet what we need. I think it's much more important to get this right than to do anything in a rush.feedback

Feb 08 2016

The fact that they (drinks companies) lost in Mexico was pretty staggering.feedback

Feb 04 2016

The international union is backing them with the resources which will allow them to ensure there is no lost generation.feedback

Feb 02 2016

I said I wanted a red card system for national parliaments to block legislation, people said you wouldn't get that, it is there in the document.feedback

Jan 31 2016

On welfare, the commission have tabled a text making clear that the UK's current circumstances meet the criteria for triggering the emergency brake.feedback

Jan 29 2016

We don't want a 'something for nothing society'. That's what we are determined to deliver. We made some progress today, it is not enough. It's going to be hard work.feedback

Jan 25 2016 - Single market

I think we should be focusing on the positive opportunity for Britain. Imagine the scale of the prize if we can remain a member of the single market five hundred million consumers, a quarter of the global economy with a seat at the table and a say over the rules.feedback

Jan 18 2016 - Ramadan

Someone can move to here with very basic English and there's no requirement to improve it over time. We will change that. We will now say: if you don't improve your fluency, that could affect your ability to stay in the UK.feedback

Jan 15 2016

Good luck to @astro_timpeake on today's space walk. The country will be watching you make history.feedback

Jan 11 2016

I grew up listening to and watching the pop genius David Bowie. He was a master of re-invention, who kept getting it right. A huge loss.feedback

Jan 07 2016

I'm confident with goodwill - and there is goodwill I think on all sides - we can bring these negotiations to a conclusion and then hold the referendum.feedback

Jan 04 2016

We want to see stability in the Middle East. We want to see good relations between the different countries of the Middle East, not least because that will be absolutely essential for solving the crisis that we have in Syria which is the source of so many of these problems.feedback

Dec 29 2015

Well, we're spending more in this parliament than the last one and in the last parliament we spent more than the one before that. But of course after any of these events we should look at what we're planning to build, what we're planning to spend and think well, do we need to do more? We're going to be spending £2.3 billion on flood defences in this parliament but we'll look carefully at what's happened here and see what more can be done.feedback

Dec 28 2015

Well, in York there are two sets of flood defences – the flood defences on the Ouse, which have worked, and then the flood defences on the Foss, which weren't able to work, and that's why there's been the flooding that there has been. But you know, we spent a lot of money on flood defences, we're going to spend even more in the future, and they have protected many thousands of houses from floods. But they don't always do enough.feedback

Dec 27 2015

At this time of year, we all feel huge sympathy for those who have been flooded and have had to leave their homes.feedback

Dec 18 2015

But I believe that 2016 will be the year we achieve something really vital, fundamentally changing the UK's relationship with the EU. And finally addressing the concerns of the British people about our membership.feedback

Dec 18 2015

And I'm confident of that after the discussion we had. But the truth is this: it will be very hard work. Not just hard work on welfare, but actually hard work on all of the issues.feedback

Dec 17 2015

So I will be battling hard for Britain right through the night and I think we will get a good deal.feedback

Dec 10 2015

We both want to see a stronger role for National Parliaments and the acceptance that an ever closer Union is not the aim of all.feedback

Dec 03 2015

Or do we sit back and wait for them to attack us?feedback

Dec 03 2015 - Iraq

The long term solution in Syria – as in Iraq – must ultimately be a government that represents all of its people, the question at the heart of Wednesday's debate was simple.feedback

Dec 02 2015

We should answer the call from our allies, the action we propose is legal, it is necessary and it is the right thing to do to keep our country safe.feedback

Nov 30 2015 - Iraq

There is no military solution to this issue, the action we are taking is part of a broader strategy, a political strategy, a diplomatic strategy, a humanitarian strategy, and in the end, the answer to what is happening in Iraq and in Syria is the same. We need good, strong governments that represent all of their people, Sunni, Shia, Kurd, Christian and Druze.feedback

Nov 23 2015

As the murders on the streets of Paris remind us so starkly, ISIL is not some remote problem thousands of miles away, it is a direct threat to our security at home and abroad.feedback

Nov 23 2015

Not one of these capabilites is an optional extra. We will invest more than a 178 bln pounds in buying and maintaining equipment over the next decade, including doubling our investment in equipment to support our special forces, and we will also increase the size of our deployable armed forces.feedback

Nov 23 2015 - French election 2017

I firmly support the action President Hollande has taken to strike ISIL in Syria and it's my firm conviction that Britain should do so too. Of course there will be a decision for parliament to make. Today I offered France the use of RAF Akrotiri for French aircraft engaged in anti-ISIL operations and additional assistance with air-to-air refueling.feedback

Nov 17 2015

We'll make a major additional investment in our world class intelligence agencies.feedback

Nov 15 2015

That's why we continue to encourage the public to remain vigilant and we will do all we can to support our police and intelligence agencies with the resources and the capabilities that they need.feedback

Nov 10 2015

We need to be honest about this…the commitment in the Treaty of an ever-closer union is not a commitment that should apply any longer to Britain. We don't believe in it. We do not subscribe to it. We have a different vision for Europe.feedback

Nov 04 2015 - Sinai Peninsula

While the investigation is still ongoing, we cannot say categorically why the Russian jet crashed. But as more information has come to light, we have become concerned that the plane may well have been brought down by an explosive device.feedback

Oct 23 2015

I dropped into The Plough at Cadsden for a pint of IPA and some fish and chips with China's President Xi.feedback

Oct 21 2015 - Human Rights

My argument, my contention, after five years of doing this job is that you can have both. Indeed you must have both.feedback

Oct 07 2015

He thinks the death of Osama bin Laden was a 'tragedy'. No. My friends, we cannot let that man inflict his security-threatening, terrorist-sympathising, Britain-hating ideology on the country we love.feedback

Oct 07 2015

Now we all know what is wrong with the EU. It's got too big, too bossy, too interfering. Believe me, I have no romantic attachment to the European Union and its institutions. I'm only interested in two things: Britain's prosperity and Britain's influence. That is why I'm going to fight in this renegotiation so we can get a better deal with the best of both worlds.feedback

Sep 16 2015 - Labour Party

If we are able to change Prime Minister's Questions and to make it a more genuine exercise and answering questions, no one would be more delighted than me.feedback

Sep 07 2015 - Drones

We were exercising the UK's inherent right to self-defence. There was clear evidence of the individuals in question planning and directing armed attacks against the UK. These were part of a series of actual and foiled attempts to attack the UK and our allies.feedback

Sep 07 2015 - Drones

Britain will play its part alongside our other European partners. But because we're not part, this is important, of the EU's borderless Schengen agreement or its relocation initiative, Britain is able to decide its own approach.feedback

Aug 15 2015

I think it is hugely important that we remember this anniversary because thousands of people died, thousands of people suffered appalling injuries and torture during this conflict, and it's right that we thank them, it's right that we recognise they suffered for our freedoms.feedback

Aug 07 2015

We are making progress but there is a lot more to do, including better security in the tunnel itself. We will oversee these improvements and they will take place in the coming weeks and days.feedback

Jul 31 2015

I want to see age restrictions put into place or these websites will face being shut down.feedback

Jul 31 2015

Well the situation is not acceptable and it is absolutely this government's priority to deal with it in every way we can, starting with helping the French on their side of the border. We are going to put in more fencing, more resources, more sniffer dog teams, more assistance in any way we can, in terms of resources.feedback

Jul 29 2015

We are working very closely with the French; the Home Secretary met with yesterday with the French Interior Minister; we've invested money in the fencing around Calais, we're also putting fencing around the entrance to the tunnel in Coquelles. We are doing everything we can.feedback

Jul 28 2015 - Indonesia

The scale of the opportunity here is immense.feedback

Jul 20 2015 - Extremism

Government needs to start asking searching questions about social housing to promote integration and avoid segregated social housing estates where people living there are from the same, single minority ethnic background.feedback

Jul 20 2015 - Extremism

Areas of cities and towns like Bradford and Oldham continue to be some of the most segregated parts of our country. It's no coincidence that these are some of the places where community relations have historically been most tense, where poisonous far-right and Islamist extremists desperately try to stoke tension and foster division.feedback

Jul 20 2015 - Extremism

There is a danger in some of our communities that you can go your whole life and have little to do with people from other faiths and backgrounds. So, when groups like ISIL seek to rally our young people to their poisonous cause, it can offer them a sense of belonging that they can lack here at home.feedback

Jul 07 2015

It's a day when we recall the incredible resolve and resolution of Londoners and the United Kingdom. A day when we remember the threat that we still face. But above all it's a day when we think about the grace and the dignity of the victims' families, for all they've been through.feedback

Jul 07 2015 - Tunisia

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.feedback

Jun 29 2015 - Tunisia

Here in the UK the threat level remains severe, meaning a terrorist attack is highly likely. But until we've defeated this threat, we must resolve as a country to carry on living our lives alongside it.feedback

Jun 24 2015

We've been looking at whether can put more personnel and indeed sniffer dog teams on that side of the Channel to make a difference and there is also more work being done in terms of installing fencing. We should work with the French very closely, there is no point either side trying to point the finger of blame at each other. This is a strong partnership that we have in place and we should keep it that way.feedback

Jun 07 2015

Britain is a country that doesn't walk on by – we're a country with a conscience and that's right. But we also need to do more to stop people leaving their countries in the first place.feedback

May 29 2015

The outcome we want is to to have changes which address concerns that people have and I have set out what those concerns are and as we address those then I think people will then see that it is right for Britain to stay in a reformed European Union.feedback

May 29 2015

The European Union is better off with the United Kingdom as a member and I believe that Britain's national interest can best be served by staying in the European Union on the basis of a reformed settlement. That is what we both want to happen, and that is what we will work together in the coming months to achieve.feedback

May 21 2015

The truth is it's been too easy to work illegally, and too easy to employ illegal workers here in the UK. So we're going to take a radical step and make illegal working a criminal offence in its own right.feedback

May 11 2015

We will deliver that in-out referendum on our future in Europe. As we conduct this vital work, we must ensure that we bring our country together. As I said in the small hours of this morning, we will govern as a party of one nation, one United Kingdom.feedback

May 08 2015

Ed Miliband rang me this morning to wish me luck with the new government. It was a typically generous gesture from someone who is clearly in public service for all the right reasons.feedback

Apr 14 2015

So, if you want a more secure Britain, if you want a brighter future for you, for your family, then, together, let us not go back to square one, let us finish want we've begun.feedback

Apr 09 2015

We are taking thousands of people and we will take thousands of people…We keep numbers under review and there's always more we can do, but there isn't a solution that's simply about taking people. It's got to be a comprehensive solution that solves every part of the problem.feedback

Apr 07 2015

Tony Blair says don't trust the people, I say wrong. We should trust the people. We're going to renegotiate our relationship with Europe and then there'll be an in-out referendum by the end of 2017. That's the right thing for Britain.feedback

Apr 07 2015

I made it clear that, post-May 7th, if we find ourselves in the right position the absolutely key issue is the referendum. That doesn't mean it will be the only one.feedback

Apr 07 2015

We are not saying, believe some forecast', we are saying, believe the record of creating a thousand jobs a day,' and if we stick with the plan of keeping taxes low, making Britain an attractive place to invest, go on training the apprentices, build the big infrastructure projects like Crossrail, we can go on creating those jobs.feedback

Mar 30 2015

After five years of effort and sacrifice, Britain is on the right track. This election is about moving forward and as prime minister I will ensure that is what we deliver.feedback

Mar 27 2015

I think the problem with the European Union at the moment is that it's got some good aspects, but too many things that drive people mad.feedback

Mar 25 2015

You know, there's plenty of talent there. I'm surrounded by very good people.feedback

Mar 14 2015

The image of Gandhi we see today is based on a picture of him on the steps of Downing Street in 1931. On that same visit, he also went to see King George the fifth. Arriving bare-chested in his dhoti, and marching ahead with his stick, Gandhi was asked if he felt underdressed. And he replied, The king is dressed for both of us.feedback

Mar 02 2015

If we stay, Britain will be in there, keeping a lid on the budget, protecting our rebate, stripping away unnecessary regulation and seeing through the commitments we've secured in this renegotiation, ensuring that Britain truly can have the best of both worlds.feedback

Feb 23 2015

Mr Speaker, we should be clear that this is not just an issue for our police and border controls. Everyone has a role to play in preventing our young people being radicalised, whether that is schools, colleges, universities, families, religious leaders and local communities.feedback

Nov 28 2014

If you elect me as prime minister in May, I will negotiate to reform the European Union and Britain's relationship within it. This issue of free movement will be a key part of that negotiation. If I succeed I will, as I've said,campaign to keep our country in a reformed European Union. If our concerns fall on deaf ears, and we cannot put our relationship with the EU on a better footing then of course I rule nothing out.feedback

Nov 27 2014

The Scottish parliament is going to have much more responsibility in terms of spending money but it will also have to be accountable for how it raises taxes to fund that spending and I think that is a good thing.feedback

Nov 21 2014 - Labour Party

I'm absolutely determined to win this seat back at the next general election, because anything other than a Conservative government will put our recovery at risk and mean Ed Miliband [leader of opposition Labour party] in Downing Street and I'm more determined than ever to make sure that we deliver security for Britain.feedback

Nov 17 2014

As the House knows these include new powers for police at ports to seize passports, to stop suspects from travelling and to stop British nationals returning to the UK unless they do so on our terms.feedback

Nov 07 2014

This was far from inevitable because the bill has been halved, the bill has been delayed, no interest is being paid on the bill and we have changed the rules so this can't happen again and that is very good news.feedback

Oct 27 2014

The European Union has to change, it has to regain trust and that starts by understanding and respecting the fact that these payments and adjustments are about the hard earned taxes of its citizens. This is just one of the many challenges in our long campaign to reform the European Union, but it is vital we stick to the task.feedback

Oct 24 2014

It is not an acceptable way to behave. and this organisation has got to understand that if it behaves in this way….it shouldn't get surprised when it's members say, this can not go on and it has got to change.feedback

Oct 04 2014

The fact that this was a kind, gentle, compassionate and caring man who had simply gone to help others, the fact they could murder him in the way they did shows what we are dealing with, and this is going to be our struggle that with others we must do everything we can to defeat this organisation.feedback

Oct 04 2014

Alan had gone to Syria to help get aid to people of all faiths in their hour of need. We will do all we can to hunt down these murderers and bring them to justice.feedback

Sep 30 2014

Of course, I feel a deep obligation and we've expressed how concerned we are about what is happening in Hong Kong, because, obviously, when we reached the agreement with China there were details of that agreement about the importance of giving the Hong Kong people a democratic future within this two systems approach that we were setting out with the Chinese.feedback

Sep 27 2014 - Iraq

We are one player of a large international coalition. The crucial part of that coalition is that it's led by the Iraqi government, the legitimate government of Iraq, and its security forces. We are there to play our part and to help deal with this appalling terrorist organisation.feedback

Sep 26 2014 - Iraq

Now of course it is absolutely right that we should learn the lessons of the past especially what happened in Iraq a decade ago. But we must not be so frozen with fear that we don't do anything at all. Isolation and withdrawing from a problem like ISIL will only make matters worse.feedback

Sep 24 2014

It should never have been that close. It wasn't in the end, but there was a time in the middle of the campaign when it felt…. I've said I want to find these polling companies and I want to sue them for my stomach ulcers because of what they put me through, you know. It was very nervous.feedback

Sep 24 2014

She purred down the line. I've never heard someone so happy.feedback

Sep 19 2014 - Scottish independence

Just as Scotland will vote separately in the Scottish parliament on their issues of tax, spending and welfare, so too England, as well as Wales and Northern Ireland should be able to vote on these issues. All this must take place, in tandem with and at the same pace as the settlement for Scotland.feedback

Sep 19 2014

Political leaders on all sides of the debate now bear a heavy responsibility to come together and work constructively … for each and every citizen of our United Kingdom.feedback

Sep 10 2014

Sometimes because it's an election, because it's a ballot I think people can feel it is a bit like a general election, that you make a decision and five years later you can make another decision if you are fed up with the effing Tories, give them a kick and then maybe we'll think again. This is totally different to a general election: This a decision about not the next five years it's a decision about the next century.feedback

Sep 04 2014 - Ukraine Crisis

Russian troops are illegally in Ukraine. The extremist Islamist threat has risen in a new form in Iraq and Syria. These are just two of the threats that we face. NATO is the anchor of our security and over the next two days we must reinvigorate and refocus this alliance to tackle new threats and to ensure it continues to foster stability around the world.feedback

Sep 03 2014

At the G8 I launched an initiative to try to get other countries to sign up to a very clear doctrine that in the case of of a terrorist kidnap no ransom should be paid. Britain continues with this policy, America continues with this policy. But we need to redouble the efforts to make sure the other countries are good to their word.feedback

Sep 01 2014

We will introduce specific and targeted legislation … providing the police with a temporary power to seize a passport at the border during which time they will be able to investigate the individual concerned.feedback

Aug 21 2014 - Extremism

What we must do is re-double efforts to stop all our people going, to take away the passports of those contemplating travel, to arrest and prosecute those who share in this extremism and violence, to take extremist material off the internet and do everything we can to keep our people safe.feedback

Aug 14 2014

Well there does seem to be some good news and that is that the American-led scouting operation found fewer people on the mountainside than expected. Also we see that the UK aid drops have made a difference and got through to people.feedback

Jun 28 2014

This is an important stand, but it is far from being my last. My colleagues in the European Council know that I am deadly serious about EU reform, that I keep my word. If I say I am not going to back down, I won't. This is going to be a tough fight and frankly sometimes you have to be ready to loose a battle in order to win a war.feedback

Jun 27 2014

This is a bad day for Europe. I believe that by working together we could have found an alternative candidate who is supported, who commanded the support of every member state. And I think it's a serious mistake that other leaders decided to abandon that approach today.feedback

Jun 09 2014

But I would just make this important point of principle, which is that as the democratically-elected leaders of Europe, we should be the ones who choose who should run these institutions, rather than accept some new process, which was never agreed and I think that is important.feedback

May 07 2014 - Nigeria

We should be clear, this is not just a Nigerian issue, it is a global issue. There are extreme Islamists around our world who are against education, against progress, against equality and we must fight them and take them on wherever they are.feedback

May 01 2014

We have an independent judicial system, both here in England and also we do have one in Northern Ireland, and there's been absolutely no political interference in this issue.feedback

Mar 24 2014 - NATO

…What is important is that we send a very clear message to our NATO partners and allies that we believe in NATO and that we believe in their security. That is why for instance we are helping some of the Baltic states with their defence and their needs. That is what we should be doing and that is what we are very much committed to doing.feedback

Mar 21 2014

Of course Europe is, i think 25% or so reliant on Russian gas. But, if you look at Gazprom's revenues, something like 50 percent comes from Europe. so, Russia needs Europe more than Europe needs Russia!feedback

Mar 20 2014 - Ukraine Crisis

One of the things we will do at this council is to sign a new agreement with the Ukraine, offering them a prosperous future, access to our markets and real political support!feedback

Mar 09 2014 - CeBIT

It is our ambition to make the UK the most digital nation in the G8 and it's my mission to show the world that we are getting there.feedback

Feb 24 2014

I think it [the Wood Review] makes a very strong argument about the United Kingdom – and how the broad shoulders of one of the top ten economies of the world has really got behind this industry and will continue to stay behind this industry, so we get the maximum benefit out of it.feedback

Feb 14 2014

The military are in there, sandbags are being deployed, we've got the biggest pumping in our country's history on the Somerset levels. Everything that can be done will be done to protect people.feedback

Feb 13 2014

We are in it for a long haul.feedback

Feb 11 2014

Well, it is a huge challenge, I mean we have had the wettest start to the year for 250 years and some of the most extreme weather we have seen in our country for decades and you can see just the effect that it has had. We have to recognise it is going to take time before we get things back to normal.feedback

Feb 07 2014

To everyone – in England, Wales and Northern Ireland – everyone like me who cares about the United Kingdom, I want to say this. You don't have a vote, but you do have a voice. Those voting, they are our friends, they are our neighbours, they are our family. You do have an influence. So get on the phone, get together, email, tweet, speak, let the message ring out.feedback

Dec 19 2013

It makes sense for Nation States to co-operate over matters of defence, to keep us all safer, it is all in our interests. But it isn't right for the European Union to have capabilities, armies, air forces and the rest of it. We need that demarcation correct between co-operation, which is right, and EU capabilities which is wrong.feedback

Dec 06 2013

A great light has gone out in the world. Nelson Mandela was a hero of our time.feedback

Dec 05 2013 - South Africa

The fact that there is so much to celebrate in the new South Africa is not in spite of Mandela and the ANC, it is because of them – and we Conservatives should say so clearly today.feedback

Nov 15 2013 - Commonwealth

There are some very serious questions that need to be answered. Questions about human rights violations today in Sri Lanka, the fact there are so many people who disappeared, the fact that there aren't proper rules for a free press. But there are also very big questions to be answered about how the long war ended and the appalling scenes that we've seen on television about thousands of innocent civilians being killed at the end of that war.feedback

Oct 29 2013 - Sharia

For years people have been talking about creating an Islamic Bond, or sukuk, outside the Islamic world, but it's never quite happened. Changing that is a question of pragmatism and political will, and here in Britain, we have got both. This government wants Britain to become the first sovereign outside the Islamic world to issue an Islamic bond.feedback

Oct 22 2013 - Facebook

It's irresponsible of Facebook to post beheading videos, especially without a warning. They must explain their actions to worried parents.feedback

Oct 21 2013 - Japan

I think what's interesting is that this nuclear power station is not going to be calling on the British taxpayer for money;we are not going to have to divert British taxpayers money away from railways or roads or hospitals or schools. Instead we are attracting foreign investors, French companies, Chinese companies to come and invest in our infrastructure. I think that is a good thing.feedback

Oct 21 2013

As we compete in the tough global race, this underlines the confidence there is in Britain and makes clear that we are very much open for business.feedback

Oct 21 2013

Earlier this month I spoke about our new industrial policy that looks to the future, and about our determination to embrace new technologies and back new industries and energy sources so that they can flourish and help us build a rebalanced economy across the country.feedback

Oct 21 2013

As part of our plan to help Britain succeed, after months of negotiation, today we have a deal for the first nuclear power station in a generation to be built in Britain. This deal means £16bn of investment coming into the country and the creation of 25,000 jobs, which is brilliant news for the South West and for the country as a whole.feedback

Sep 11 2013

I think Parliament spoke very clearly and it's important to respect the view of Parliament, so I am not planning to return to Parliament to ask again about British military action.feedback

Aug 30 2013 - Chemical weapons

It is very clear tonight that while the House has not passed a motion, it is clear to me that the British parliament, reflecting the views of the British people, does not want to see British military action. I get that and the government will act accordingly.feedback

Aug 29 2013 - Iraq

The President of the United States, Barack Obama, he is a man who opposed the action in Iraq, no-one could in any way describe him as a president who wants to involve America in more wars in the Middle East. But he profoundly believes that an important red line has been crossed in an appalling way and that is why he supports action in this case.feedback

Aug 27 2013 - Chemical weapons

I understand people's concerns about getting involved in wars in the Middle East, getting sucked into the situation in Syria. This is not about wars in the Middle East. This is not even about the Syrian conflict. It's about the use of chemical weapons and making sure as a world, (that) we deter their use and we deter the appalling scenes that we've all seen on our television screens.feedback

Aug 07 2013 - Gibraltar

It is not acceptable, what's been happening to the people of Gibraltar, in terms of the delays and other things that they've faced, and I made that point clear. Of course there is a fishing dispute between Gibraltar and Spain, that needs to be settled, and we agree that should be settled, but it's not right to escalate this in the way that has been done, and I made that very clear to the Spanish Prime Minister. We agreed our foreign ministers would speak, and try to resolve these issues, but I'm very clear that Britain will always stand up for the people of Gibraltar.feedback

Jul 22 2013

Best wishes to them, a very exciting occasion and the whole country is excited with them. Everyone's hoping for the best.feedback

Jun 29 2013 - Taliban

I believe that the Taliban watching all this progress are beginning realise that they are not going to secure a role in Afghanistan's future through terror and violence but by giving up their arms and engaging in a political process. But let me make absolutely clear: this peace process is for Afghanistan to determine.feedback

Jun 18 2013

We're talking about what could be the biggest bilateral trade deal in history, a deal that will have a greater impact than all the other trade deals on the table put together.feedback

Jun 15 2013 - Russia

Well as I said to President Putin, we had very good discussions in Sochi in Russia recently. And although we have a different perspective on this, I think in the end we all want the same thing, which is a Syria that is at peace with its neighbours, that has a government that can represent its people, and we need a peace conference and a transition to bring that about. And I think it is important that everybody understands that President Assad can't win this by military means. There has to be a transitional process.feedback

Jun 15 2013

My priority is cracking down on tax dodging, let's get that one straight.feedback

Jun 14 2013

We've got to make sure as we set those tax rates that companies pay taxes and that means international collaboration, sharing of tax information. I am making that the headlines of my G8 summit in a month time and it is important that we make sure that the European Union [does] as well.feedback

May 23 2013

We will look at every aspect of security. We will look at every aspect of what you can learn from these incidents.feedback

May 23 2013

We will never give in to terror or terrorism in any of its forms.feedback

May 23 2013 - Islam

This was not just an attack on Britain and on the British way of life, it was also a betrayal of Islam and of the Muslim communities who give so much to our country.feedback

May 22 2013

There are strong indications that it is a terrorist incident.feedback

May 14 2013

There's not going to be a referendum tomorrow. Is it in our interests to reform the European Union to make it more open, more competitive, more flexible, and to improve Britain's place within the European Union? Yes, it is in our national interests. And it's not only in our national interest, it is achievable, because Europe has to change.feedback

May 10 2013 - Extremism

It's no secret that we've had differing views on how best to handle the situation, but we share fundamental aims to end the conflict, to stop Syria fragmenting, to let the Syrian people choose who governs them and to prevent the growth of violent extremism.feedback

May 03 2013

It's no good insulting a political party that people have chosen to vote for.feedback

Apr 26 2013 - Afghanistan

Do I think that putting boots on the ground in Syria, as we did in Iraq or Afghanistan, is the right thing to do? No I don't, and I don't think we should do it.feedback

Apr 10 2013

This woman is headstrong, obstinate and dangerously self-opinionated.feedback

Apr 08 2013

We can't deny that Margaret Thatcher divided opinion. For many of us, she was and is an inspiration. For others, she was a force to be defined against. But if there is one thing that cuts through all of this, one thing that runs through everything she did, it was her lion-hearted love of this country. She was the patriot prime minister.feedback

Apr 08 2013

We have lost a great leader, a great Prime Minister and a great Briton.feedback

Mar 25 2013

Net migration (to the UK) needs to come down radically from hundreds of thousands a year to just tens of thousands.feedback

Feb 27 2013

I'm the one saying this credit rating does matter, and it demonstrates that we have to go further and faster on reducing the deficit.feedback

Feb 08 2013

The major problem we had was that the credit card limit for the European Union has been too high, it's always been pushed up, there are lots of people who wanted to put it up and at last someone has come along and said this has got to stop, it is time for that credit card limit to come down.feedback

Jan 31 2013 - Al-Qaeda

What is required in countries like Mali – just as in countries like Somalia on the other side of Africa – is that a combination of a tough approach on security, aid, politics, settling grievances and problems; an intelligence approach that brings together all the things we need to do with countries in this neighbourhood to help them; to make them safer, but to make us safer too.feedback

Jan 29 2013

It is an African operation in support of the Malian government and we think that the right way to do this is for regionally-led forces to take the lead.feedback

Jan 24 2013

This is not about turning our backs on Europe, quite the opposite. This is about how we make the case for a more competitive, a more open, a more flexible Europe and how we secure the UK's place in it.feedback

Jan 18 2013 - Al-Qaeda

What we know is that the terrorist threat in the Sahel comes from al Qaeda in Islamic Magreb. They aspire to establish Islamic law across the Sahel and northern Africa and they also aspire to attack western interests in the region and frankly wherever they can. Just as we have reduced the scale of the al Qaeda threat in other parts of the world, including in Pakistan and Afghanistan, so the threat has grown in other parts of the world.feedback

Jan 17 2013 - Algeria

It is a very dangerous, a very uncertain, a very fluid situation and I think we have to prepare ourselves for the possibility of bad news ahead. Cobra officials here are working around the clock to do everything we can to keep in contact with the families to build a full as possible picture of the information and the inteligence that we have.feedback

Jan 03 2013

They are holding a referendum this year and I hope the president of Argentina will listen to that referendum and recognise it is for the Falkland islanders to choose their future.feedback

Dec 03 2012

I am sure they'll make absolutely brilliant parents and I am sure everybody around the country will be celebrating with them tonight.feedback

Nov 29 2012

For the first time we would have crossed the Rubicon of writing elements of press regulation into the law of the land. We should I believe be wary of any legislation that has the potential to infringe free speech and the free press.feedback

Nov 27 2012

We've got to make sure that their insurance pays out, make sure the Environment Agency puts in place good flood defences, make sure there are better warning schemes. There are always lessons to learn and I wanted to come here and learn them for myself.feedback

Nov 23 2012

From a budget of nearly a trillion euros, it is simply not acceptable to carry on tinkering around the edges…we need to cut unaffordable spending.feedback

Nov 22 2012

These are very important negotiations. Clearly, at a time when we're making very difficult decisions at home over public spending, it would be quite wrong for there to be proposals for this increased spending in the EU. So we're going to be negotiating very hard for a good deal for Britain's taxpayers and for Europe's taxpayers, and [to] keep the British rebate.feedback

Oct 15 2012

…We end the uncertainty, we put beyond doubt Scotland's position, either within the United Kingdom, as I hope, or separating itself from the United Kingdom. One single simple question, that for me was always the key.feedback

Sep 12 2012

This appalling death toll of so many loved ones lost was compounded by an attempt to blame the victims. A narrative about hooliganism on that day was created which led many in the country to accept that somehow it was a grey area. Today's report is black and white. The Liverpool fans were not the cause of the disaster.feedback

Aug 12 2012

We're making sure the impact of these games isn't just for summer, but for good. There's going to be a physical legacy of course, with that stunning Olympic Park put to good use. There'll be an economic legacy with new deals brokered on the back of these games, particularly ahead of Rio 2016. There'll be a volunteering legacy, so that if people want to play a bigger part in a bigger society, then we give them that chance.feedback

Jul 10 2012

France is an essential and valued partner of Britain. Our economies are closely interwoven. French companies employ 180,000 people across the United Kingdom. And we export more to France than to China, India, Japan and Turkey combined.feedback

Jul 10 2012 - French election 2017

If the French go ahead with 75 percent top rates of taxes we would roll out the red carpet and welcome more French businesses to Britain and they can pay taxes in Britain and that can pay for our health service and our schools and everything else.feedback

Jul 03 2012

The British people want to see two things: they want to see bankers who acted improperly punished and they want to know we will learn the broader lessons of what happened in this particular scandal.feedback

Jul 02 2012

This committee will be able to take evidence under oath, it will have full access to papers, officials and ministers – including ministers and special advisers from the last government and it will be given, by the government, all of the resources it needs to do its job properly.feedback

Jun 28 2012

This is a scandal, it's extremely serious. They've paid a very large fine and quite rightly but frankly the Barclays management team have some big questions to answer. Who was responsible? Who was going to take responsibility? How are they being held accountable?feedback

Jun 19 2012

When France sets a 75% top income tax we will roll out the red carpet and we will welcome more French businesses who will pay their taxes in Britain. That will pay for our public services and schools.feedback

Jun 15 2012

There will be absolutely no negotiation.feedback

Jun 13 2012 - Fox

What we are talking about here is the relationships that Conservative politicians and, frankly, Labour politicians have had over the last 20 years with News Corporation, News International and all the rest of it. To be fair to the Liberal Democrats, they didn't have that relationship and their abstention tonight is to make that point. And I understand that, it's politics.feedback

Jun 08 2012

As far as I am concerned, if you commit that sort of offence you should get a very, very tough punishment.feedback

Jun 07 2012

We know that it is necessary for the single currency to deal with this issues, so that it can work properly in the future.feedback

Jun 02 2012 - Taliban

I am delighted that that rescue attempt has been successful. All four hostages are now safely back at the British Embassy in Kabul. None of our soldiers was injured. A number of Taliban and hostage-takers have been killed.feedback

May 08 2012

I know it's hard, I know it's difficult but when you've got a debt problem, the one thing you mustn't do is keep adding endlessly to that debt.feedback

Apr 27 2012

We've got to rebalance our economy. We need a bigger private sector. We need more exports. We need more investment. This is painstaking, difficult work. But we will stick with our plan, stick with the low interest rates and do everything we can to boost growth, competitiveness and jobs in our country.feedback

Apr 25 2012

I don't seek to excuse them. I don't see to try to explain them away. There is no complacency at all in this government in dealing with what is a very tough situation that frankly has just got tougher.feedback

Mar 30 2012 - Easter

I can tell people that the fuel companies are working flat out to resupply petrol stations. It is frustrating for people I know, when petrol stations are closed and when there are queues. But everything that can be done is being done, but it will take some time.feedback

Mar 25 2012

What happened is completely unacceptable. This is not the way we raise money in the Conservative party. I will make sure there is a proper party inquiry to make sure this can't happen again.feedback

Mar 24 2012

I said months ago that we needed to get to grips with the problem of super-cheap alcohol that's fuelling violence on our streets and causing mayhem in our Accident and Emergency units and damaging the health of the country, And I think this minimum unit pricing is a big part of the answer.feedback

Mar 19 2012

Let me be clear this is not about mass tolling and as I have said we are not tolling existing roads it is about getting more out of the money that motorists already pay.feedback

Mar 08 2012 - Nigeria

A window of opportunity arose to try and secure their release. We also had reason to believe that their lives were under imminent and growing danger. Preparations were made to mount an operation to attempt to rescue Chris and Franco together with the Nigerian government. Today I authorised it to go ahead with UK support.feedback

Mar 07 2012 - Afghanistan

This is a desperately sad day for our country and desperately sad of course for the families concerned. It is a reminder of the huge price that we're paying, for the work that we're doing in Afghanistan. The sacrifice that our troops have made and continue to make.feedback

Mar 05 2012

If we fail to unlock the potential of women in the labour market, we're not only failing those individuals, we're failing our whole economy.feedback

Feb 24 2012

What has happened there is I believe not just a tragedy, but I think it's right to see this as yet another evil act by the Syrian government.feedback

Jan 25 2012

We support the Falkland Islanders' right to self-determination. And what the Argentineans have been saying recently, I would argue, is actually far more like colonialism because these people want to remain British and the Argentineans want them to do something else.feedback

Jan 11 2012 - Scottish National Party

Frankly I look forward to having the debate because I think that there have been too many in the SNP (Scottish National Party) who are happy to talk about the process. They are happy to talk about the process, they don't want to talk about the substance.feedback

Jan 08 2012

The idea of a new European tax, when you are not going to have that tax put in place in other places, I don't think is sensible and so I will block it.feedback

Jan 08 2012

And when you make a financial transaction, you don't pay tax. Who can understand such a rule?feedback

Dec 12 2011

I am absolutely clear that it is possible to be both a full, committed and influential member of the European Union but to stay out of arrangements where they do not protect our interests. That is what I have done at this Council. That is what I will continue to do as long as I am prime minister. It is the right course for this country and I commend this statement to the House.feedback

Dec 12 2011

I do not believe there is a binary choice for Britain that we can either sacrifice the national interest on issue after issue or lose our influence at the heart of Europe's negotiating process.feedback

Dec 12 2011

If something like that financial transaction tax was put into place it needs to be global and you can't really see, for example, the US and the Asian market signing up to that, so actually I think it's the right thing for the UK economy that's been done.feedback

Dec 12 2011

I will be doing my best for Britain, and I hope that, if we get a good deal, that would be good for Britain, but if I can't get what I want, I will have no hesitation in vetoing a treaty at 27, because I'm not going to go to Brussels and not stand up for our country. That is what a prime minister should do and that is what I will do.feedback

Dec 09 2011

We are never going to join the euro. We are never going to give up the sort of sovereignty that these countries are having to give up in order to enter a fiscal union. So, in some ways, the fact they are going to do this in a separate treaty without distorting the European Union treaty itself, in many ways, given that we could not get those safeguards, perhaps it is a better outcome.feedback

Dec 09 2011

What is on offer is not in Britain's interest, so I didn't agree to it.feedback

Dec 07 2011

The most important British interest right now is to sort out the problem in the euro zone that is having the chilling effect on our economy that I have spoken about. Now that obviously means euro zone countries doing more together and if they choose to use the European Treaty to do that then obviously there will be British safeguards and British interests that I will insist on and I won't sign a treaty that doesn't have those safeguards in it.feedback

Nov 18 2011 - Single market

We had very good discussions between very good friends. There are many things upon which we are in absolute agreement: on the importance of the single market, on the need for budget discipline, on the need for all countries to deal with their debts and deficits.feedback

Nov 16 2011

Now is the chance to ask: what kind of Europe do we actually want? For me, the answer is clear. One that is outward looking, with its eyes to the world not gazing inwards – one with the flexibility of a network, not the rigidity of a bloc.