Jeremy Hunt Quotes.
I don’t think the BBC supporting digital switchover is top slicing. Top slicing is putting the license fee up for grabs for other broadcasters to bid for.
People have had certain assumptions in the past about Conservative governments, partly because of some of the things that happened in the 1980s, and partly because of the tone of some of the debate in the 1980s that appeared to say public spending on the arts was something you might want to progressively reduce.
I’ve been making the NHS’s case that we need significant and sustainable funding increases to meet the demographic challenges we face, and the prime minister completely appreciates that.
We have to show the E.U. and show Ireland that our commitment to the Belfast Good Friday agreement is absolutely unconditional.
Our commitment to Afghanistan is a long-term one. We put a huge amount of resources into trying to make sure there is peace in that country, a huge amount of development assistance, a huge amount of political support for the government.
I’m no apologist for Russia or the Assad regime, but actually, this has been staring us in the face for a number of years now, and I think it’s time to turn a page and accept reality. Our strategy – if that is the right word – failed miserably, and Russia’s with Iran has been successful.
People have had certain Вassumptions in the past about ВConservative governments, partly because of some of the things that happened in the 1980s, and partly because of the tone of some of the debate in the 1980s that appeared to say public spending on the arts was something you might want to progressively Вreduce.
If you put us in a difficult corner, we will stand our ground – that is the kind of country we are.
Now that we’ve made that decision, everyone is thinking about the practical consequences and I think Theresa May could be the most challenging prime ministership since the Suez Crisis, possibly since the Second World War.
President Trump has a unique way of doing things different to his predecessors, but what I would say is that don’t underestimate his ability to take very intractable situations and shake the deck of cards and try and find a solution.
When there are things that don’t go according to plan, London will cope.
I get involved in lots of Twitter spats with lots of people when I think they’re not being fair about the progress the NHS is making.
She [Theresa May] is the right choice to lead Britain in a challenging period and will make a truly outstanding prime minister.
They say that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and I’ve learnt a great deal, but you can never predict the future, so the best thing is just to do whatever you’re asked to do to the best of your ability.
I’ve noticed that a lot of people, subsequently, when they introduce me are very careful not to say the Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt. A lot more people are saying Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport.
If Iran has a policy of detaining dual nationals as a tool of diplomatic leverage, then there will be consequences for Iran. We will not let them get away with it scot-free. They have to understand this is not a sustainable situation.
We are not a minor power in the Middle East; we are a significant player.
What I want is a strong NHS delivering the highest standards of care anywhere in the world, and that is true to the founding values of the NHS, and I hope that, looking back on my time as health secretary, people can see that, actually, the foundations for that change were laid in the period that I was health secretary.
It is still worth talking to Iran to see if there is a way through and to prevent the huge rivalry between Saudi and Iran turning into another version of the Iran-Iraq war. That is what all countries that have influence have to be thinking about.
If we are going to keep patients safe, then we have to make sure that doctors are able to learn from mistakes.
I have decided that now is not the right time for me to run for the leadership – though I remain completely committed to ensuring we secure our position as a great trading nation with sensible controls on migration. I believe that Theresa May has the strength, judgment and values to deliver those things.
There is the regional rivalry between Saudi and Iran that is getting more and more dangerous, leading to proxy wars. There is the need for recognition of Israel’s borders.
If you look at the approach Theresa May has taken to Brexit so far, she has the instincts of a Brexiteer but the cautious pragmatism of a remainer, which is where I think the British people are. She brings incredible resilience, and we have to allow her to get on and negotiate this deal.
In medicine, all over the world, there are always going to be mistakes made.
If you’re going to be involved in Syria, then you need to make sure that there really is peace in Syria. And that means making sure that President Assad does not use chemical weapons on his own people.
For patients to be safe, we need doctors to be able to reflect completely openly and freely about what they have done, to learn from mistakes, to spread best practice around the system, to talk openly with their colleagues.