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Showing posts with label William Hague. Show all posts
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Friday, May 14, 2010

William Hague Hails 'Unbreakable Alliance' Between Britain and USA


William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, has hailed the “unbreakable alliance” between Britain and the USA following talks with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Washington.




From The Telegraph

By Alex Spllius

On his first trip abroad since being appointed to head the Foreign Office on Tuesday, Mr Hague said the US was “without doubt the most important ally of the UK” and welcomed President Barack Obama’s description of the “extraordinary special relationship” between the two countries.

In a joint press conference following talks dominated by Afghanistan, Iran and the economic crisis in the eurozone, Mrs Clinton said she was “very intrigued” by the outcome of last week’s election in the UK.

“We will continue to build on the deep and abiding trust that exists between the British and American people for a very long time,” said Mrs Clinton.

Mrs Clinton said that the General Election and the smooth transfer of power to the new coalition Government in the UK were “two powerful symbols of the enduring democratic traditions that our two nations share”.

She added: “We are very intrigued by, and will follow closely, the latest incarnation of this long democratic tradition.

“We are reminded again that our common values are the foundation of a historic alliance that really undergirds our commons aspirations and common concerns.”

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

WHAT POLITICAL ORATORY SHOULD BE!

It was, they kept telling us, "the President's last State of the Union Address," and as it droned on your scribe kept thinking "thanks be to God." How will the President ever carry on a conversation after he leaves office without millions and billions to promise in every sentence, for every cause, foreign and domestic?

In case you've forgotten, here's what a skilled orator (and a real conservative) sounds like. This is William Hague, the former Conservative Party Leader debating the Lisbon Treaty in Parliament last Monday. The Spectator has called it "the speech of 2008."