Inspirational Quotes from Theresa May

By | November 17, 2018

In tough times, everyone has to take their share of the pain.

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Poverty is about people lacking the tools they need to get on in life. And solving it is about tackling educational failure, antisocial behaviour, debt problems and addiction, and of course it’s about work.

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My whole philosophy is about doing, not talking.

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We all know the stories about the Human Rights Act… about the illegal immigrant who cannot be deported because, and I am not making this up, he had a pet cat.

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It does not make sense that everybody should duplicate efforts when we could be working together.

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We need to change attitudes. We can only change attitudes by working together. Government will do its bit, but I want you all to do your bit, too. So speak out, stand up against violence against women and girls, and that’s the way we can eradicate it.

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I will be ruthless in cutting out waste, streamlining structures and improving efficiency.

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You can’t solve a problem as complex as inequality in one legal clause.

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The Government cannot just be consumed by Brexit. There is so much more to do.

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Like Indiana Jones, I don’t like snakes – though that might lead some to ask why I’m in politics.

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Like Indiana Jones, I don’t like snakes – though that might lead some to ask why I’m in politics.

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Shortly after the appointment of Britain’s first-ever female police constable with officials powers of arrest, the Home Office declared that women could not be sworn in as police officers because they were not deemed ‘proper persons’. It makes you wonder what those Home Office officials would say now to having a female Home Secretary.

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I think for voters what matters is the values that drive the government.

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Today, there’s an expectation that you get to know public people. In the past, it was much more what you did and how you presented yourself.

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Our manifesto to the British people promised to finish the job of police reform. And that is exactly what I intend to do.

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Let’s start getting some free trade agreements started as soon as we can. We need to get on with it; we need to get a grip and make progress.

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I think we all agree that the comments Donald Trump made in relation to Muslims were divisive, unhelpful and wrong.

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National security is the first duty of government but we are also committed to reversing the substantial erosion of civil liberties.

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I actually think I think better in high heels.

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Prison works.

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The aim is to create here in Britain a really hostile environment for illegal migration.

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Flexible working is not just for women with children. It is necessary at the other end of the scale. If people can move into part-time work, instead of retirement, then that will be a huge help. If people can fit their work around caring responsibilities for the elderly, the disabled, then again that’s very positive.

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We’re getting rid of bureaucracy, so that we’re releasing time for police officers to be crime fighters and not form writers.

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Today I can announce a raft of reforms that we estimate could save over 2.5 million police hours every year. That’s the equivalent of more than 1,200 police officer posts. These reforms are a watershed moment in policing. They show that we really mean business in busting bureaucracy.

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There is only one rule of law in our country, which provides rights and security for every citizen.

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I’ve been clear that Brexit means Brexit.

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The U.K. needs a system for family migration underpinned by three simple principles. One: that those who come here should do so on the basis of a genuine relationship. Two: that migrants should be able to pay their way. And three: that they are able to integrate into British society.

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When you first come into Parliament, it’s a daunting place because you feel you’ve so much to learn. Once you’ve been re-elected, you feel much more confident. It just gives you a bit of a boost.

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The right place for a person suffering a mental health crisis is a bed, not a police cell. And the right people to look after them are medically trained professionals, not police officers.

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I’ve always championed women in politics. We just get stuck in; politics isn’t a game. The decisions we make affect people’s lives, and that is something we must all keep to the forefront of our minds.

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There’s much more we can be doing in Parliament, we could be giving more power back to people at local government level, through local referendums.

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Poverty is not just about income: it’s about aspiration. It’s not just about giving people a couple of extra pounds a week, welcome though that is.

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It is very important that people see there is a bright future, and we can re-engage that entrepreneurial spirit of the trading nation for which the U.K. has always been known – that dynamic, creative spirit.

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I am a great admirer of most of the judges in Britain.

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Nobody wins when the police are sent to look after people suffering from mental health problems; vulnerable people don’t get the care they need and deserve, and the police can’t get on with the job they are trained to do.

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We’ve got a first class leader at the moment. David Cameron is dealing with the issues that he was left by the last government very well indeed.

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People have to make journeys, what we want is people to have alternatives in public transport so that they can make a choice about the sort of way in which they’re going to travel.

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Labour ministers often look puzzled when reports show that Britain has one of the lowest levels of social mobility in the developed world. They just don’t get it. They see poverty, inequality, fairness, as all about income. For the past 12 years, they have relied on tax credits to solve this. But tax credits do not solve poverty: they mask it.

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What we’re also doing is helping police forces in terms of issues like procurement and IT, so that savings can be made in those areas which I think is the sort of thing that everybody is going to want us to be doing.

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We campaigned on the fact that we were going to have to take difficult decisions because of the state of the public finances. When we got into government we discovered that actually the public finances were in an even worse state than we thought.

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Dealing with a simple burglary can require 1,000 process steps and 70 forms to be completed as a case goes through the Criminal Justice System. That can’t be right.

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If the police need more help to do their work, I will not hesitate in granting it to them.

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Anti-social behaviour still blights lives, wrecks communities and provides a pathway to criminality.

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If you can speak English, and you can get a place on a proper course at a proper university, you can come to study in Britain.

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One area in which we can be certain mass immigration has an effect is housing. More than one third of all new housing demand in Britain is caused by immigration. And there is evidence that without the demand caused by mass immigration, house prices could be 10% lower over a 20-year period.

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You only have to look at London, where almost half of all primary school children speak English as a second language, to see the challenges we now face as a country. This isn’t fair to anyone: how can people build relationships with their neighbours if they can’t even speak the same language?

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The universities have got a job here as well in making sure that people actually understand that we’re open for university students coming into the U.K. There’s a job here not just for the government, I think there’s a job for the universities as well to make sure that people know that we are open.

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So we mustn’t lower our guard in any sense because of what has happened in terms of the death of Osama Bin Laden and we are certainly not doing that. The terror threat level here in the U.K. remains at severe and we’re very conscious of the need to continue that.

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If you are from an ordinary working class family, life is just much harder than many people in politics realise.

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It is not possible to debate the balance between privacy and security, including the rights and wrongs of intrusive powers, without also understanding the threats.

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Knife crime devastates communities.

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I’m very pleased to be recognising International Women’s Day, a day that celebrates the achievements of women across the world.

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It is quite widely known that I like shoes. This is not something that defines me as either a woman or a politician, but it has come to define me in the eyes of the newspapers. I wore a pair of leopard-print kitten heels to a Conservative Party Conference a few years ago and the papers have continued to focus on my feet ever since.

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