Speeches

Ditchley Annual Lecture on “The privilege of public service”

Writing in his Prison Notebooks, ninety years ago, the Italian Marxist thinker Antonio Gramsci defined our times. “The crisis consists precisely of the fact that the inherited is dying – and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear”.

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.