Speeches

Statement to the House on our future relationship with the EU

With your permission, Mr Speaker, I would like now to make a statement on the Government’s approach to our Future Relationship with the European Union.

Now that Britain has left the EU we are entering a new chapter in the history of these islands.

Statement on Brexit preparations

Mr Speaker, with your permission I would like to make a statement on our preparations to leave the European Union on 31 October and the steps we are taking to get ready.

Our desire for a deal

It is the strong desire of this Government to leave the EU with a deal.

Speech at the German Embassy

Thank you, Peter – thank you for your welcome, and thank you also for inviting so many friends of Germany to your home here this evening.

They say that every cloud has a silver lining and sometimes silver linings have clouds as well.

Tackling food waste

I told my wonderful private secretary Hannah that I was going to come on immediately after a rap video. I thought ‘Ben, you have excelled yourself’.