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We are going to be looking at corruption in sport and bringing forward new codes of practice that we will adopt in this country, we hope others will adopt, there is also the question about whether doping should be made a specific criminal offense which I think is something we should be looking at and debating in this house.
If business backs my reforms ... I would argue get out there and support those things, the sooner you can start to look at your own businesses and come up with the examples and the ideas about the benefits and the problems that there are with Europe the more that you are able to help to explain and set the context for this vitally important question.
It's desperate stuff from an organization that really does do the most utterly despicable and ghastly acts, and people can see that again today, this is an organization that's losing territory, it's losing ground ... Britain will never be cowed by this sort of terrorism, our values are so much stronger than theirs. It may take a very long time but they will be defeated.
These terrorists are plotting to kill us and to radicalize our children right now. They attack us because of who we are, not because of what we do, the question is this: do we work with our allies to degrade and destroy this threat, and do we go after these terrorists in their heartlands, from where they are plotting to kill British people, or do we sit back and wait for them to attack us?
I have always said I think that it is sensible that we should: ISIL don't recognize a border between Iraq and Syria and neither should we but I need to build the argument, I need to take it to parliament, I need to convince more people, we won't hold that vote unless we can see that parliament would endorse action because to fail on this would be damaging. It is not a question of damaging the government it is a question of not damaging our country and its reputation in the world.
People want to know there is a whole plan for the future of Syria and the future of the region because it is perfectly right to say that a few extra bombs and missiles won't transform the situation, the faster we can degrade and destroy ISIL the safer we will be, but we will only be safe in the longer term if we can replace that ungoverned space ... with a proper Syrian government.
We have been aware of these cells operating in Syria that are radicalising people in our own countries, potentially sending people back to carry out attacks, our security and intelligence services have stopped something like seven attacks in the last six months albeit attacks planned on a smaller scale. That's one of the reasons we are strengthening the security and intelligence services.
I have always said I think that it is sensible that we should, ISIL don't recognize a border between Iraq and Syria and neither should we but I need to build the argument, I need to take it to parliament, I need to convince more people, we won't hold that vote unless we can see that parliament would endorse action because to fail on this would be damaging, it is not a question of damaging the government it is a question of not damaging our country and its reputation in the world.
You can boil down all of my negotiations to one word: flexibility. Is this organization flexible enough to make sure that countries inside the eurozone can grow and succeed, and countries outside the eurozone like Britain can find what they need as well, if it's flexible enough, we'll stay. If it's not flexible enough we'll have to ask ourselves a very profound question: is this organization for us?
In terms of our review of the Muslim Brotherhood, which we discussed today, that will be published later this year and I think you will see, as you are already seeing in Britain, a much more robust approach against extremism, against extremism of all kinds, and against those extremists who stop just short of endorsing violence.
I'm not going to talk about specific individuals, when there are people anywhere in the world who commit appalling and heinous crimes against British citizens, we will do everything we can with the police, with the security services, with all that we have at our disposal to find these people and put them out of action.
Too many people are stuck on sickness benefits because of issues that could be addressed but instead are not, some have drug or alcohol problems, but refuse treatment. In other cases, people have problems with their weight that could be addressed, but instead a life on benefits rather than work becomes the choice.
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