Quotes by William Hague

The Deputy Prime Minister will present a bill that is rambling, over-inflated, illogical and ridiculously cumbersome - funny coincidence, that.
– William Hague
You do have to do business with and to try to influence people you don't agree with, or find disagreeable, so it's important to stress that balance.
– William Hague
Where defining foreign policy as 'ethical' went wrong was that it implied that all decisions would be exclusive in every respect of any dealings with unethical regimes.
– William Hague
When the Lord Chancellor violates the trust of his great office of state to solicit party donations from people whose careers he can control, and then says I'm not sorry, and I'd do it again no wonder the public think that power has gone to their heads.
– William Hague
When a Cabinet Minister who is sacked for telling lies is re-appointed, in the face of every constitutional convention, only for the same man to be sacked again from the same Cabinet for the same offence by the same Prime Minister no wonder the public are cynical about politics.
– William Hague
We hope that the long darkness through which the Burmese people have lived may now be coming to an end.
– William Hague
We have to face the reality of climate change. It is arguably the biggest threat we are facing today.
– William Hague
We are not directly involved in Syria. But we will be working with our partners in the European Union and at the United Nations to see if we can persuade the Syrian authorities to go, as I say, more in that direction of respect for democracy and human rights.
– William Hague
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.
– William Hague
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.
– William Hague
To the teacher weighed down with paperwork, I say: you've been messed around too often. You came into teaching to spend your time teaching children not filling in forms.
– William Hague
There's only one growth strategy: work hard.
– William Hague
There is no budget for travel for a Shadow Foreign Secretary.
– William Hague
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.
– William Hague
The war in Iraq, clearly has not turned out in the way that was hoped.
– William Hague
The people of Britain want a Home Secretary who will give them back their streets. They want a Home Secretary who will speak up for the victim, not the criminal.
– William Hague
The message I take all round the world is Britain is open for business.
– William Hague
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.
– William Hague
The Bill of Rights was intended to secure freedom of speech - the freedom of speech of members of parliament to speak freely rather than be at threat of... the threat of an over powerful monarch at the time.
– William Hague
Syria should not belong to one family, to one coterie, or to one party. It belongs to all the people of Syria equally, in all their religious and ethnic diversity.
– William Hague