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We must bring unity of spirit and purpose and condemn hatred and division wherever we see it.
The foundations of a strong economy don't rest alone on the decisions of Chancellors or the spending programmes of government.
The police protect us, and we're going to protect the police.
The biggest single thing that has lifted people out of poverty is free trade.
If we don't get a grip on government spending, there will be no growth.
The Internet has made us richer, freer, connected and informed in ways its founders could not have dreamt of. It has also become a vector of attack, espionage, crime and harm.
The rise in world oil prices has been larger than anyone forecast.
Nuclear power is cost-competitive with other low-carbon technology and is a crucial part of our energy mix, along with new sources of power such as shale gas.
They all said I was a very young guy. Well there is nothing I can do about that but with each day that passes the problem solves itself.
People should know this of me: I will do what is required to keep our country safe and secure because, in the end, that is what people's livelihoods and jobs rely on.
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Britain helped create the Internet - Tim Berners Lee created the World Wide Web, one of a long line of British scientists who have given us an outsized role in shaping our own digital future.
You really have to try hard to create space and, at least for a time, stop the political world from rushing in. The important thing is to remain sane.
A generous basic state pension is the least a civilized society should offer those who have worked hard and saved through their whole lives.
I would say I have taken substantive action to make things easier for people.
Autism is a very serious condition.
The Conservative party, the modern Conservative party, is on the side of people who want to work hard and get on.
I've learned to be true to yourself, stick to the big arguments, don't get distracted by the everyday kerfuffle that is in the nature of any democratic system.
I had the closest thing I have ever had to an out-of-body experience lying in bed one morning. I turned on the 'Today' programme and item four on the news was: 'The shadow chancellor has ruled himself out of the leadership.' I lay there thinking that's interesting, then I realised it was me.
Some things never change, suck up to the government and you get an honour.
I didn't come from a traditional Tory background; it was urban and metropolitan.
Most successful politicians don't let the job swamp their lives.
I believe that I'm entitled to regard my pre-political life as off-limits in terms of what can be looked at and judged.
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I'm not going out to parties every night.
I understand the damage the expenses crisis has done to Parliament, and the paramount importance of restoring trust in our politics.
Unless they have disabilities to cope with, no family should get more from living on benefits than the average family gets from going out to work. No more open-ended chequebook.
We need to think deeply about whether we can sustain banks that are not only too big to fail, but potentially too big to bail.
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