The week in quotes – 10th November 2017

Week in Quotes 1

Catch up with the news of the past week in quote form.

“Together with our allies, America’s warriors are prepared to defend our nation using the full range of our unmatched capabilities”.

Donald Trump once again makes a veiled threat to North Korea, speaking during his latest visit to Japan.

“..she was simply teaching people journalism”

Boris Johnson

Foreign secretary Boris Johnson remarks on why jailed British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, convicted of spying, was in Iran at the time of her arrest. Iran’s crackdown on the rights of journalists began not long after the inauguration of former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2005, and Johnson’s comments may have been seen as an admission of Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s guilt.

“We are all Brexiteers now”

On BBC Radio 4’s flagship Today programme on Thursday, Iain Duncan Smith explains why the next international development secretary should be a Leave campaign supporter.

The same phrase has previously been used by Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid and former defense secretary Michael Fallon, who resigned last week.

Prime Minister Theresa May hired Penny Mordaunt, a leave campaign supporter, to replace Priti Patel, who resigned on Wednesday after a series of undisclosed meetings.

“The age of austerity is over. We now need an age of investment.”

Nick Boles MP

Nick Boles MP

Former Tory minister Nick Boles says government won’t get re-elected unless it drops austerity.

“The world can learn so much from India today, as indeed it has done through history and as I have done through my own life.”

Prince Charles gives high praise in his speech to the British High Commission in New Delhi. Camilla and the Prince of Wales have taken an 11-day tour, passing through in Singapore, Brunei and Malaysia.

“Whatever your views on Brexit… there is surely one thing we can all agree on: We are a talented bunch.”

Edward Enninful Vogue

Edward Enninful, Vogue’s first black and first male Editor.

The newest editor of British Vogue, Edward Enninful, the first black, and first male editor of the magazine, greets readers to his first edition with a reflection on the British.

“If Theresa May collapses, then the country is in a very bad place and would require a general election.”

Tom Watson

Deputy Labour Party leader Tom Watson addresses the growing troubles in the Prime Minister’s cabinet over the past two weeks.

“A number of issues were raised with me that didn’t appear in the press and as you can see action has been taken”

Theresa May outlines her knowledge of past misdemeanours by her MPs, during a Q&A after her speech at the CBI annual conference.

A full account of these “issues” is available here.

“He cannot be trusted to do his job and he should resign.”

Yvette Cooper’s firm judgement on Boris Johnson’s blunder earlier this week.

“I’m drawn to female artists who are brutally honest”

Taylor Swift Reputation

Taylor Swift’s hotly awaited album Reputation is released today. Whilst the singer herself has been quiet in the press about her 6th album, Jack Antonoff, the producer of the first hit single off the album, Look what You Made Me Do, has been singing her praises.

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