James Cleverly Quotes

James Cleverly Quotes…

James Cleverly was appointed Secretary of State for the Home Department on 13 November 2023.

He was previously Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs between 6 September 2022 and 13 November 2023.

He was Secretary of State for Education from July 2022 to September 2022.

Uptade: Suella Braverman has been sacked as home secretary after making headlines for remarks about protesters and homelessness. 

James Cleverly has been announced as her replacement, with former prime minster David Cameron unexpectedly replacing him as foreign secretary.

James Cleverly Quotes

It is an honour to be appointed as Home Secretary. The goal is clear. My job is to keep people in this country safe.

You’ve got to have a winning mindset.

The Labour party lost millions of voters because they failed to listen.

The Cabinet makes collective decision and when the Cabinet speaks it speaks with one voice

There is an awful lot you can accomplish by being a vocal champion for a certain cause.

We have got to build more affordable homes in the south of England, we’ve just got to.

I think the Conservative Party is a fantastic organisation, it’s been a wonderful home for me.

To inspire the British people we need to look different, sound different, and offer something new. I believe I can do that.

There are two things you can do in politics: you can sit around waiting for things to happen, or you can start doing them.

When there are legitimate concerns and frustrations it is never cool to marginalise and ridicule the people who have those concerns.

I was born and brought up in south east London and been very conscious for a long time that people feel politics happens to them and not with them.

A failure to listen to the party’s grassroots was a charge regularly levelled at Theresa May – particularly over Brexit.

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Boris is a naturally energetic and optimistic politician. And when he goes on the campaign trail that just becomes so evident.

Voters don’t just want to see detached and distant faces on TV, they want to feel that they know the people that they’re trying to vote for.

Because the referendum in 2016 wasn’t just about our relationship with the E.U., it was about millions of people and their relationship with politics as a whole.

If we went around just throwing people on the scrap heap because of one or two things that they might have done in their youth, I think we would lose a lot of talent.

Both the country, and my party, are beset with division. We cannot bring the country back together unless the party of government is united, and the party cannot unite if it is led from its fringes.

Actually, Brexit is an incredibly important issue, but it’s not the only issue. And to be a credible party of Government you need to have plans for everything, not just for the delivery of Brexit.

Being hip, being popular, being cool, that’s really easy. Until you have to make tough decisions. And when you have to make tough decisions, that veneer of coolness comes off real quick.Share this Quote

My fear is of the message we put out to millions of voters is that if change is not initiated through the ballot box, then they may regard disappointment in that as a trigger to initiate other methods of change.

One of the big learnings both out of the referendum, and out of 2017 general election is that parties that don’t have a professional network on the ground slightly lose the ability to hear what local people are saying, so we’ve reestablished our network of campaign managers out in the field.

Once we can Brexit delivered, we can then start talking about those other issues which are much better at bringing people together. We will talk about local health provision, education, farming policing and the economy.

There is a pattern whereby even if you can’t map out the exact policies and issues that might be dangerous for you as an individual… we’ve seen this before. And you don’t have to join all the dots to see it ends badly. There shouldn’t be that kind of fear from any community in the UK about a future government.

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