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Appalled that Sir Salman Rushdie has been stabbed while exercising a right we should never cease to defend. Right now my thoughts are with Sir Salman Rushdie loved ones. We are all hoping Sir Salman Rushdie is okay.
Found on CNN 6 days ago
I would just say to people in British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that this is something that America historically does and has to do, and that is to step up for peace and freedom and democracy, and if we let Putin get away with it, and just annex, conquer sizable parts of a free, independent, sovereign country, which is what he is poised to do... then the consequences for the world are absolutely catastrophic.
I would just say to people in the United States that this is something that America historically does and has to do, and that is to step up for peace and freedom and democracy, and if we let Russian President Vladimir Putin get away with it, and just annex, conquer sizable parts of a free, independent, sovereign country, which is what Russian President Vladimir Putin is poised to do... then the consequences for the world are absolutely catastrophic.
I think that reports of the death of democracy in the United States are grossly, grossly exaggerated. America is a shining city on a hill for me, and it will continue to be so, i think that the mere fact that Joe Biden has stepped up to the plate in the way that Joe Biden has, shows that the instincts of America are still very much in the right place.
That is why I'm more certain than ever that Ukraine will win, ukraine will be free, and a sovereign Ukraine will rise again.
Found on CNN 3 months ago
It’s absolutely vital in this critical moment that President Putin understands that what he is doing is going to be a disaster for Russia, he is going to end up with ... a Russia that is more isolated, a Russia that has pariah status, no chance of holding football tournaments in a Russia that invades sovereign countries.
This package would send a clear message to the Kremlin – we will not tolerate their destabilising activity, and we will always stand with our NATO allies in the face of Russian hostility, i have ordered our Armed Forces to prepare to deploy across Europe next week, ensuring we are able to support our NATO allies.
We can return to Plan A in England and allow Plan B regulations to expire. As a result, from the start of Thursday next week, mandatory certification will end, organizations can, of course, choose to use the NHS COVID pass voluntarily, but we will end the compulsory use of COVID safety certification in England.
So I think the idea that this is somehow a milder version of the virus, I think that’s something we need to set on one side and just recognize the sheer pace at which it accelerates through the population, so the best thing we can do is all get our boosters.
Found on FOX News 8 months ago
If the data goes the wrong way, if the alert level begins to rise, we will have no hesitation in putting on the brakes and delaying or reintroducing measures locally, regionally, or nationally, if everyone stays alert and follows the rules, we can control the virus, keep the rate of infection down and keep the number of infections down.
The Italians have a superb health care system. And yet their doctors and nurses have been completely overwhelmed by the demand, the Italian death toll is already in the thousands and climbing. Unless we act together, unless we make the heroic and collective national effort to slow the spread -- then it is all too likely that our own NHS will be similarly overwhelmed.
I opposed [automatic release] both in 2003 and 2008, and now that I am prime minister Im going to take steps to make sure that people are not released early when they commit... serious sexual, violent or terrorist offenses, i absolutely deplore that fact that this man was out on the streets... and we are going to take action against it.
One column a week was absorbing enough money to pay for what, five reporters ? the constant history of the Telegraph over the last 15 years has been cuts to editorial because the owners are insistent the company had to hit the profit target, And yet you've also got him sitting in the middle of your budget, this line item of £ 275,000 per year for one column a week.
If we get this right, future generations will look back on climate change as a problem that we solved by determined global action and the prowess of technology, this innovative use of aid money benefits all of us and shows how we can use our aid budget to tackle climate change. The Ayrton Fund will back scientists and our world-leading tech industry – reducing emissions in the poorest countries with the help of our home-grown talent.
The UK is attributing responsibility with a very high degree of probability to Iran for the Aramco attacks. We think it very likely indeed that Iran was indeed responsible, we will be working with our American friends and our European friends to construct a response that tries to deescalate tensions in the Gulf region.
The UK generally has a great record on fighting measles, but for the first time we're suddenly going in the wrong direction, i'm afraid people have just been listening to that superstitious mumbo-jumbo on the internet, all that anti-vax stuff, and thinking that the MMR vaccine is a bad idea. That's wrong, please get your kids vaccinated.
The people of Northern Ireland have now been without an executive and assembly for two years and six months – put simply this is much, much too long, northern Ireland's citizens need and deserve the Executive to get up and running again as soon as possible, so that locally-accountable politicians can take decisions on the issues that really matter to local people.
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.
The security services are trying to keep us safe, they can not conceivably be blamed for their actions in trying to prevent people from committing absolutely sick atrocities against the British public and indeed against innocent people in Syria and Iraq.
Found on Reuters 7 years ago
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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