for more William Hague quotes:Click Here

  1. The world is not going into concentric blocs of power. It is actually going into a diffusion of power with more centres of decision-making than ever in human civilisation. That requires you to place yourself in far more hubs of power than ever before.
  2. I gave up lots of things I love doing: writing, and business, and playing the piano and so on.
  3. Those who back the Syrian regime from now on will find themselves in an even more isolated and indefensible minority.
  4. 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.
  5. As far as I’m aware, everybody in the shadow cabinet accepts that there’s a compelling case on climate change and a strong scientific case.
  6. Unless there is meaningful change in Syria and an end to the crackdown, President Assad and those around him will find themselves isolated internationally and discredited within Syria.
  7. Inspiring scenes of people taking the future of their countries into their own hands will ignite greater demands for good governance and political reform elsewhere in the world, including in Asia and in Africa.
  8. The British retreat is over and now the advance will begin.
  9. Wouldn’t it be better to have a watertight law designed to catch the guilty, rather than a press release law designed to catch the headlines?
  10. You can see over time whether people are prepared to differ or not.
  11. There is no budget for travel for a Shadow Foreign Secretary.
  12. We have to face the reality of climate change. It is arguably the biggest threat we are facing today.
  13. Britain does not normally these days play a huge part in peacekeeping.
  14. Someone once claimed I was not really a Yorkshireman!
  15. I don’t think my principles change. I think the way in which you apply those principles to modern society changes.
  16. Yes, I’ve never inherited a penny!
  17. The message I take all round the world is Britain is open for business.
  18. 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.
  19. It’s necessary for Israelis and Palestinians to make the compromises that are required to get the direct talks back on track.
  20. Egypt is a sovereign nation.



the best quotes

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store