“We back aspiration and ambition. We want everyone, from every background, to be able to go as far as their talents and hard work can take them.”
“Soft power only works because hard power stands behind it…That’s why this is our moment to retain our competitive advantage and invest in hard power capabilities.”
“The United Kingdom will now expel 23 Russian diplomats who have been identified as undeclared intelligence officers.”
How have think-tanks, business organisations and campaign groups responded to the Chancellor’s fiscal and economic news?
“We have led the way in securing tough sanctions against the Russian economy…We must now stand ready to take much more extensive measures.”
“We need to resolve the tensions between some of our key objectives…but there are some tensions in the EU’s position too – and some hard facts for them to face as well.”
“We cannot allow our future to be determined by our past. Instead, we should turn our sail and tack into the global trading winds of the future.”
“This would mean a very big change to the EU Withdrawal Bill that is before Parliament and a significant step forward in these negotiations.”
“That means equality of access to an academic university education, and a much greater focus on the technical alternatives too.”
“If the priority becomes avoiding new cooperation with a country outside the EU, then this will have damaging real world consequences for the security of all our people.”
Since ConservativeHome revealed the planned changes in November, concern has been growing among MPs and Party members.
“It has become absolutely clear to me that we cannot take the argument for granted.”
The results of yesterday’s Select Committee elections weren’t at all bad for the Brexiteers – or Conservative Friends of Israel, for that matter.
“Competition doesn’t mean privatisation.” The full text of his speech to the Social Market Foundation and Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
The book cites bad language on an epic scale. Is there more in politics than previously? If so, why this Malcolm Tuckerisation of discourse? And does it matter?