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Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Member of Parliament for Uxbridge and South Ruislip.
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May 19, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Reaffirmed British solidarity with the Ukrainian people to my friend @ZelenskyyUa this morning, particularly for the brave defenders of Mariupol.

The President and I had a wide ranging discussion ⬇️ 1/4 I updated the President on support flowing to Ukraine’s defence, including long-range artillery, shore-to-ship missiles and unmanned drones.

This is part of our additional £1.3 billion military aid package for Ukraine. 2/4
Apr 3, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Russia’s despicable attacks against innocent civilians in Irpin and Bucha are yet more evidence that Putin and his army are committing war crimes in Ukraine. 1/4 No denial or disinformation from the Kremlin can hide what we all know to be the truth – Putin is desperate, his invasion is failing, and Ukraine’s resolve has never been stronger. 2/4
Mar 24, 2022 6 tweets 1 min read
I’m at @NATO where I’ll be urging our allies and partners to step up military and economic support to Ukraine, strengthening their defences as they turn the tide in this fight. We cannot and will not stand by while Russia grinds Ukraine’s towns and cities into dust. 1/6 The UK will provide an additional 6,000 missiles to Ukraine, in addition to the 4,000 NLAW's and Javelin missiles already supplied.

Lethal defensive military aid, including Starstreak high-velocity anti-air missiles, will help Ukrainians continue to defend themselves. 2/6
Feb 2, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
The defining mission of this government has been to level up this country, to break the link between geography and destiny so that no matter where you live you have access to the same opportunities.

The challenges we face have been embedded over generations and cannot be dug out overnight, but this White Paper is the next crucial step.

Jan 19, 2022 5 tweets 1 min read
We were the first nation in the world to administer a vaccine, and one of the fastest in Europe to roll it out.

This was because we made the big call to pursue our own vaccine procurement, outside of the EMA.

We made the tough decision to open up last summer when others said that we shouldn’t, and kept open this winter while others locked down.

As a result, we have the most open economy and society in Europe, and the fastest growing economy in the G7.

Dec 1, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
On #WorldAIDSDay we remember and show our support to the millions affected by HIV and AIDS.

We’ve taken huge strides in treating HIV/AIDS over the past few decades, but we must and are going further.

Under our plan, published today, we will achieve zero new HIV infections and deaths from HIV/AIDS by 2030. We are also increasing funding which will scale up testing, as well as increasing access to PrEP and other prevention programmes.

Nov 25, 2021 8 tweets 1 min read
Tonight I have written to President Macron offering to move further and faster to prevent Channel crossings and avoid a repeat of yesterday’s appalling tragedy which claimed the lives of at least 27 people.

I pay tribute to the emergency services who have been dealing with this devastating situation.

Following our conversation last night I know President Macron recognises, as I do, the urgency of the situation we are both facing.

Oct 8, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Desperately sad to hear the news about James Brokenshire.

James was the nicest, kindest and most unassuming of politicians but also extraordinarily effective. He served with particular distinction in the Home Office and as Security Minister. If the government needed something done well and speedily - and sensibly explained - James was the man to do it.
Oct 1, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
THREAD: 1/4 We are fast-approaching a critical moment for our planet and our people, when – in just one month’s time – world leaders will gather in Glasgow for the long-awaited @COP26 climate summit. 2/4 We need everyone to bring their ambition and action, so we can limit rising temperatures and set the world on the right path to net zero emissions.
Jun 14, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
We have faced a very difficult choice. We can simply keep going with all of Step 4 on 21 June even though there is a real possibility that the virus will outrun the vaccines and that thousands more deaths would ensue that could otherwise have been avoided. Or... 1/4 We can give our NHS a few more crucial weeks to get those remaining jabs into the arms of those who need them. And since today I cannot say that we have met all four tests for proceeding with Step 4, I do think it is sensible to wait just a little longer. 2/4
Oct 31, 2020 10 tweets 2 min read
In this country, as across much of Europe, the virus is spreading even faster than the reasonable worst case scenario of our scientific advisers.

If we fail to take action, then there is a real risk of depriving non-Covid patients of the care that they need from the NHS (1/10) We must take action now to protect our NHS. In England, from Thursday until the start of December, you must stay at home.

Non-essential shops, leisure & entertainment venues will be closed. Pubs, bars & restaurants must close except for takeaway and delivery services. (2/10)
Aug 24, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
I have previously spoken about the moral duty to reopen schools to all pupils safely, and I would like to thank the school staff who have spent the summer months making classrooms Covid-secure in preparation for a full return in September. (1/4) We have always been guided by our scientific and medical experts, and we now know far more about coronavirus than we did earlier this year. (2/4)
Jul 18, 2020 9 tweets 2 min read
1: Our understanding of the epidemiology of coronavirus and intelligence on where it is spreading has vastly improved. This means we can control it through targeted, local action. 2: This work is led by NHS Test and Trace in England. Our approach is already working.

In Weston-super-Mare and Kirklees, we took swift and successful action to contain outbreaks at specific premises.
Jun 12, 2020 8 tweets 1 min read
The statue of Winston Churchill in Parliament Square is a permanent reminder of his achievement in saving this country – and the whole of Europe – from a fascist and racist tyranny. 1/8 It is absurd and shameful that this national monument should today be at risk of attack by violent protestors. Yes, he sometimes expressed opinions that were and are unacceptable to us today, but he was a hero, and he fully deserves his memorial. 2/8
Jun 5, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
Whilst we are all rightly focused on beating coronavirus, we cannot lose sight of the need to protect our people and our planet from the devastating threat of climate change and biodiversity loss if nothing is done. 1/4 This period has undoubtedly increased our gratitude for and appreciation of the green spaces and nature around us – providing us with respite during such difficult times. 2/4
May 10, 2020 17 tweets 8 min read
⬇️ THREAD ⬇️

To chart our progress and to avoid going back to square one, we are establishing a new COVID Alert System run by a new Joint Biosecurity Centre.

That COVID Alert Level will be determined primarily by R and the number of coronavirus cases. #StayAlert In turn that COVID Alert Level will tell us how tough we have to be in our social distancing measures – the lower the level, the fewer the measures. #StayAlert
May 3, 2020 6 tweets 1 min read
There are five key tests that we must satisfy before we can adjust the current measures. - 1/6 One - We must be sure that the NHS has sufficient capacity to provide critical care and specialist treatment right across the UK. - 2/6
Mar 19, 2020 5 tweets 1 min read
We can send #coronavirus packing in this country, but only if we take the required steps to reduce the peak.

Once we’ve achieved that, then the scientific progress that we are making will really come into play.

We’re getting better at testing.

This crisis is so difficult because the enemy is invisible.

The answer is to remove the cloak of invisibility to identify the virus, and to be able to know which of us is carrying it and who has actually had it and got over it.

Dec 1, 2019 16 tweets 4 min read
The terrible Khan case has highlighted a complicated area of law. There have been many inaccuracies reported about this case over the last 24 hours. Here are the details (1/16) There are 4 distinct sentencing legal regimes that have been confused in this case: Indefinite Sentences for Public Protection (IPP); Pre-08 Extended Sentences for Public Protection (DPP); Post-08 EPPs & Extended Determinate Sentences (EDS) which came into force in Dec 12 (2/16)
Oct 17, 2019 6 tweets 4 min read
This new deal ensures that we #TakeBackControl of our laws, borders, money and trade without disruption & establishes a new relationship with the EU based on free trade and friendly cooperation. #GetBrexitDone #TakeBackControl This is a deal which allows us to get Brexit done and leave the EU in two weeks’ time, so we can then focus on the people’s priorities and bring the country back together again. #GetBrexitDone #TakeBackControl
Dec 2, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
Those who say that it’s impossible to get a better deal from the EU than Theresa May’s deal - that the EU has rules as immutable as those of the Medes and the Persians - have obviously never seen the horse trading and back room compromises that characterise every EU summit 1/4 What is different about this negotiation is one simple fact: the EU believed that despite her ‘No Deal is Better than a Bad Deal’ rhetoric, Theresa May was desperate for a deal at any price 2/4