Speeches

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’.

A World To Win

Friends, it’s a pleasure to be here and a particular pleasure to follow Minette’s brilliant speech. It’s particularly reassuring, Minette, to know that at the end of what’s been a highly successful year of your presidency that the NFU meets in good order under your leadership.

UK Climate Change Projections

NO SUCH THING AS TOO MUCH INFORMATION - THE SCIENCE AND POLITICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

WHAT WE OWE TO SCIENTISTS

A water industry that works for everyone

The way we as a nation organise our water industry inspires strong feelings.

Because water is our lifeblood - the single most critical resource for the wellbeing of nations and the planet.

It has no substitute; we cannot replace it with anything else.

Farming for the next generation

The age of acceleration

For anyone wondering what the focus of this year’s Oxford Farming Conference might be, it was The Archers provided an answer just before Christmas.