Home Secretary: We must work together to defeat terrorism - Speeches. I am honoured to be at this Counter Terrorism and Policing conference and to welcome so many partners from across Europe and from our Five Eyes allies.
We are gathered here to discuss policing and the changing threat from international terrorism, and unfortunately the timing could not be more apposite. In the past week we have heard separate but equally shocking media reports about dangerous radicalisation. Some of these cases have yet to be confirmed. Theresa May's speech to the UN General Assembly - Speeches. Introduction Mr President, Deputy Secretary-General, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, it is a great honour for me to address this General Assembly for the first time and to do so as Prime Minister of a country that has always been a proud and pro-active member at the very heart of this United Nations.
This United Nations was formed because leaders across the world knew that they could only deliver security for their citizens at home if they could cooperate, as a community of nations, to deliver security across the globe. Some of the threats that we face together today are familiar to those founding leaders: war, political instability, abuses of human rights and poverty. Others are new: global terrorism, climate change, and unprecedented mass movements of people. We gather here today because we know that such challenges do not respect the borders of our individual nations and that only by working together shall we overcome them. PM statement on European Council and tackling extremism - Oral statements to Parliament. With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on this weekend’s European Council, and on the measures we are taking to defeat extremism and keep our country safe.
First, on the Council, we agreed that Poland’s Prime Minister, Donald Tusk, should serve as the next Council President, and Italian Foreign Minister, Federica Mogherini, should become the next High Representative for foreign and security policy. Donald Tusk made clear in his acceptance speech that he places a high priority on addressing Britain’s concerns over the EU, and I look forward to working with him in his new role. Extremism: PM speech - Speeches. It’s great to be here at this outstanding school, Ninestiles School.
Your inspiring teachers and your commitment to British values means you are not just achieving outstanding academic success, but you are building a shared community where children of many faiths and backgrounds learn not just with each other, but from each other too. And that goes right to the heart of what I want to talk about today. I said on the steps of Downing Street that this would be a ‘one nation’ government, bringing our country together. Today, I want to talk about a vital element of that.
How together we defeat extremism and at the same time build a stronger, more cohesive society. My starting point is this. Over generations, we have built something extraordinary in Britain – a successful multi-racial, multi-faith democracy. It is here in Britain where in one or two generations people can come with nothing and rise as high as their talent allows. Roots of the problem No – we must be clear. Counter-ideology. PM's speech at Munich Security Conference - Speeches. Today I want to focus my remarks on terrorism, but first let me address one point.
Some have suggested that by holding a strategic defence and security review, Britain is somehow retreating from an activist role in the world. That is the opposite of the truth. Yes, we are dealing with our budget deficit, but we are also making sure our defences are strong. Britain will continue to meet the NATO 2% target for defence spending. We will still have the fourth largest military defence budget in the world. Every decision we take has three aims in mind. But the biggest threat that we face comes from terrorist attacks, some of which are, sadly, carried out by our own citizens. But this is just part of the answer. Tony Blair's speech on the Middle East: full text. It is unsurprising that public opinion in the UK and elsewhere, resents the notion that we should engage with the politics of the Middle East and beyond.
We have been through painful engagements in Afghanistan and Iraq. After 2008, we have had our own domestic anxieties following the financial crisis. And besides if we want to engage, people reasonably ask: where, how and to what purpose? More recently, Ukraine has served to push the Middle East to the inside pages, with the carnage of Syria featuring somewhat, but the chaos of Libya, whose Government we intervened to change, hardly meriting a mention. However the Middle East matters. At the root of the crisis lies a radicalised and politicised view of Islam, an ideology that distorts and warps Islam’s true message. The statement that the Middle East ‘matters’, is no longer uncontested. I would say there are four reasons why the Middle East remains of central importance and cannot be relegated to the second order.
Egypt. Syria. Tunisia. "OIC states have a valuable role to play in building an even stronger consensus around the UN’s work to prevent violent extremism." - Speeches. Merci beaucoup, monsieur le Président.
Thank you for convening this important debate, and I join others in thanking the briefers. I warmly congratulate Yusuf Al Uthaimain on his election as the Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Deputy Prime Minister's speech on the open, confident society - Speeches. Check against delivery Today I want to talk about the UK as an open, confident society.
It is by being confident - confident in ourselves, in our communities, and in our values - that we can remain an open, liberal nation. I am pleased to be delivering this speech in Luton. Luton has had to endure being associated in the national consciousness with some very grim imagery indeed. Stronger defence in a more dangerous world - Speeches. I’m delighted to be back in the United States, a place where I always feel at home.
That familiarity reminds me of something President Reagan once said: Great Britain and the United States are kindred nations of like minded people and must face their tests together. We are bound by common language and linked in history. Queen's Speech 2016 - Speeches. My Lords and Members of the House of Commons.
My government will use the opportunity of a strengthening economy to deliver security for working people, to increase life chances for the most disadvantaged and to strengthen national defences. My ministers will continue to bring the public finances under control so that Britain lives within its means, and to move to a higher wage and lower welfare economy where work is rewarded. To support the economic recovery, and to create jobs and more apprenticeships, legislation will be introduced to ensure Britain has the infrastructure that businesses need to grow. Measures will be brought forward to create the right for every household to access high speed broadband. Legislation will be introduced to improve Britain’s competitiveness and make the United Kingdom a world leader in the digital economy. My ministers will ensure the United Kingdom is at the forefront of technology for new forms of transport, including autonomous and electric vehicles.