“I’m going to stick to plain water, but I did take the precaution of asking my Right Honourable Friend to bring a packet just in case.”
Can the Chancellor steer a course that wards off his critics, satisfies the country, boosts the economy…and ensures that he isn’t shuffled?
“We’re delivering planning permissions in record numbers. Actually we’re delivering homes in record numbers – 217,000 in the last year.”
“I’ve never voted against my Party in my life. We’re going through a normal part of the Bill process… I have strongly held views on certain things.”
“We’ve got to continue to invest in our productivity and Britain’s future, but we’ve also got to listen to the noise we’re hearing from individuals and organisations about the pressures they’re facing.”
“In the run-up to Budget people running all kinds of services come to see us and they always have very large numbers which are absolutely essential otherwise Armageddon will arrive.”
“We have protected police budgets, and we’re putting more money into counter-terrorism policing.”
According to the latest World Bank report, doing so would risk just 0.25 per cent of British GDP.
“We’re in a very, very strong position…we shouldn’t give them any money,” the inventor tells Andrew Marr.
“He is Colonel-in-Chief of a host of regiments, commanded in the Royal Navy and was a helicopter pilot.”
The Brexit Secretary says it is not his desired outcome, but it is his duty to prepare for it just in case.
“We play Iran’s game. We play into extremists’ hands when we do anything other than show solidarity in the face of their abuse of human rights.”
The Foreign Secretary seeks to clarify his remarks.
“This is about fundamental change in the way power and authority is exercised. We will be making changes, and we want other people to make them to.”
“If you’re innocent, you have nothing to worry about, let the process take its natural course and the right will come out in the end.”