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I think it's deeply unfair that high street businesses are paying tax through the nose... whereas the internet giants, the FAANGs — Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google — are paying virtually nothing, we've got to find a way of taxing the internet giants on their income, because at the moment it is simply unfair.
If we fail again, if we kick the can down the road on 31st October, if we continue to delay, if we treat this as a fake deadline, just yet another rigmarole, then I think the voters will be very frustrated indeed, and I think that our party, the Conservative Party, which I fought for a very long time across this country, I think that we will not easily recover.
Take out, excise, surgically remove the backstop, OK? thats the problem, thats the lobster pot, thats the trap that keeps us locked in the customs union and means we have this terrible Hobsons choice between, as it were, sacrificing Northern Ireland orremaining subject to the E.U. without having any say in the E.U.
If they do get a nuclear weapon, you're going to get an arms race in the Middle East, you're going to have the Saudis wanting one, the Egyptians wanting one, the Emiratis. It's already a very, very dangerous state at the moment, we don't want to go down that road. There doesn't seem to me at the moment to be a viable military solution.
On so many of the world's foreign policy challenges the UK and U.S. are in lockstep, the UK, U.S., and European partners are also united in our effort to tackle the kind of Iranian behavior that makes the Middle East region less secure - its cyber activities, its support for groups like Hezbollah, and its dangerous missile program, which is arming Houthi militias in Yemen.
For the last few years I have said clearly if we didn't get reform we should be prepared to walk away. I think we now have a golden opportunity to shrug off a regulatory legislative burden that is profoundly undemocratic, we have got a once in a lifetime opportunity, which will not come again, to strike a new series of relationships, free trade deals with the growth economies around the world, whilst maintaining ... our free trade advantages with the European Union.
She thought in particular that we in Britain should be less dependent on Russian hyrdrocarbons and she thought we should get on with seeking alternative sources, her general anxiety was that Putin, if unchallenged and unchecked, would continue to expand his influence in the perimeter of what was the Soviet Union. I was very, very struck by that.
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