An interview with Sir Roger by the Hoover Institution for its Uncommon Knowledge Series.
“It was disastrous for us to go into a general election in those circumstances.”
It will come out “in due course” when new select committee chair is selected, he says.
“They used it…to divide our communities and divide our country.”
“We are fed-up of the Westminster bubble. We have got to shift power and wealth into our communities.”
“I think most reasonable people would accept that the United States has the right to protect its bases and its personnel,” declares Johnson.
Johnson is “scared to stand up to President Trump” over the US assassination of Soleimani.
“He was not an advocate of a more peaceful and prosperous Middle East.”
“We understand the position and the action they’ve taken…the operational assessment was undertaken by the Americans.”
“For the millions of people who desperately needed change at that general election – they still need that change.”
“We have got to be able to connect with people and take on Boris Johnson on the things he’s failing on.”
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“I believe that Parliament has been misled because the costs were clearly known to the Department of Transport and I believe Ministers three or four years ago.”
“We commission think tanks to write us reports in London…we sit behind desks in Westminster and Victoria Street.”
“We weren’t sufficiently clear about what our priorities were…it just wasn’t convincing.’
“We understand the position that the United States was in and I don’t think we should be naive about the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.”