Let's not be afraid to speak the common sense truth: you can't have high standards without good discipline.
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Governments that block the aspirations of their people, that steal or are corrupt, that oppress and torture or that deny freedom of expression and human rights should bear in mind that they will find it increasingly hard to escape the judgement of their own people, or where warranted, the reach of international law.
When a Cabinet Minister who is sacked for telling lies is re-appointed, in the face of every constitutional convention, only for the same man to be sacked again from the same Cabinet for the same offence by the same Prime Minister no wonder the public are cynical about politics.
There is no budget for travel for a Shadow Foreign Secretary.
Very few conflicts in the history of the world have been satisfactorily concluded according to a published timetable, because you lose all flexibility in dealing with your opponents.
I don't think my principles change. I think the way in which you apply those principles to modern society changes.
Obviously a Conservative government will always leave taxes lower than they have been under Labour. Those things go with the territory of the Conservative Party.
The EU is not a country and it's not going to become a country, in my view, now or ever in the future. It is a group of countries working together.
The people of Britain want a Home Secretary who will give them back their streets. They want a Home Secretary who will speak up for the victim, not the criminal.
We are not directly involved in Syria. But we will be working with our partners in the European Union and at the United Nations to see if we can persuade the Syrian authorities to go, as I say, more in that direction of respect for democracy and human rights.
It is the mission of the next Conservative Government to build the Responsible Society.
My idea of heaven is a great big baked potato and someone to share it with.
Facts matter. Science matters. Reason matters. Mitt Romney has shown an inability to respect any of the three. President Barack Obama not only respects them, he relies on them. He is an overwhelming and unquestioned choice to continue as president.
It is Barack Obama who is at war with this country. Recent events prove it. This is not a cliche. It's not a figure of speech. Obama is at war with the U.S. economy.
If you fail to know the reason of anything you do, the reason will surely pay its dues.
Conservatism has had from its inception vigorously positive, intellectually rigorous agenda and thinking. That agenda should have in my three pillars: strengthen the economy, strengthen our security, and strengthen our families.
I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
Because with courage and conviction I believe we can deliver a more flexible, adaptable and open European Union in which the interests and ambitions of all its members can be met.
Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.