Quotes by William Hague

Spending only what the country can afford, rewarding savings, encouraging independence, supporting marriage: people know that these things are common sense.
– William Hague
People feel that the EU is a one-way process, a great machine that sucks up decision-making from national parliaments to the European level until everything is decided by the EU. That needs to change.
– William Hague
Obviously a Conservative government will always leave taxes lower than they have been under Labour. Those things go with the territory of the Conservative Party.
– William Hague
Let's not be afraid to speak the common sense truth: you can't have high standards without good discipline.
– William Hague
It's really necessary for the United States to continue to give strong leadership to the Middle East peace process, supported by European countries at the same time.
– William Hague
It is the mission of the next Conservative Government to build the Responsible Society.
– William Hague
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.
– William Hague
I'm not, nor is anybody I know in government part of a nasty right wing clique.
– William Hague
I trust the people.
– William Hague
I think the way things have been left after Iraq is that people won't believe the Government of the day, so they have to know that lessons have been learnt and that all political parties and people, whether they were for or against the invasion of Iraq, have learnt lessons.
– William Hague
I think Britain would be alright, if only we had a different Government.
– William Hague
I gave up lots of things I love doing: writing, and business, and playing the piano and so on.
– William Hague
I don't think my principles change. I think the way in which you apply those principles to modern society changes.
– William Hague
I don't deny that there are problems in the intelligence world, but I would argue that in the UK we try to uphold the highest standards in the world.
– William Hague
I believe we should reframe our response to climate change as an imperative for growth rather than merely being a way of being green or meeting environmental commitments.
– William Hague
Governments that use violence to stop democratic development will not earn themselves respite forever. They will pay an increasingly high price for actions which they can no longer hide from the world with ease, and will find themselves on the wrong side of history.
– William Hague
Governments that block the aspirations of their people, that steal or are corrupt, that oppress and torture or that deny freedom of expression and human rights should bear in mind that they will find it increasingly hard to escape the judgement of their own people, or where warranted, the reach of international law.
– William Hague
At a time of such hope and optimism in the Middle East, we cannot let the Libyan government violate every principle of international law and human rights with impunity.
– William Hague
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.
– William Hague