To be clear: I have full respect for the Black Lives Matter movement, and the issues driving them. If people wish to take a knee, that’s their choice and I respect it. We all need to come together to tackle any discrimination and social injustice.
Today, I have resigned as Brexit Secretary. I cannot in good conscience support the terms proposed for our deal with the EU. Here is my letter to the PM explaining my reasons, and my enduring respect for her. https://t.co/tf5CUZnnUz
Concerned that China has censored a social media post on Hong Kong made by @ukinchina. As a co-signatory to the Joint Declaration, it is right that the UK speaks out when we have concerns.
Alongside Australia, Canada, New Zealand & US we have made clear our grave concern at the postponement of Hong Kong’s elections & unjust disqualification of opposition candidates. Authorities must uphold democratic rights & freedoms enshrined in Basic Law
Today I will introduce a sanctions regime that will target people who have committed the gravest human rights violations. Global Britain will be an even stronger force for good in the world, in the years ahead.
China has chosen to break their promises to the people of Hong Kong and go against their obligations to the international community.
🇬🇧 will not turn our backs on the commitments we have made to the people of Hong Kong. https://t.co/ir19ghzq28
I listened carefully to the PM’s speech on the govt’s revised terms of Brexit. I cannot support legislation that would be the vehicle for a second referendum or Customs Union. Either option would frustrate rather than deliver Brexit - and break our clear manifesto promises.
Tonight I spoke to counterparts from 🇦🇺🇨🇦 🇳🇿🇺🇸 about #HongKong. We discussed the new national security law and the threat it poses to the basic rights & freedoms guaranteed under the Joint Declaration. China must live up its promises to #HongKong
Lockdown art from my 7 year old ... https://t.co/TgcypTksmV
History will not be kind to those colluding with Brussels today to reverse or frustrate the democratic result of the referendum. Nor will the voters.
Brussels leaders heap praise on Commons for ‘real revolt’
We’ve started formal negotiations on our future relationships with Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
Trade with these important partners is worth £66bn and we’re committed to build on the progress in talks to strengthen these partnerships
The 🇬🇧 is deeply concerned about the National Security Law in Hong Kong.
Today I announced two further measures the UK is taking in response
A huge honour to be appointed Foreign Secretary & First Secretary of State by PM. Taking up the reins from a class act in @Jeremy_Hunt. I’m thoroughly looking forward to working with a brilliant team, as we rise to the challenges ahead & grasp the global opportunities for the UK.
Today I updated Parliament on Hong Kong. There is time for China to re-consider, step back from the brink and respect both their international obligations and Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy. 🇬🇧 will not just look the other way when it comes to the people of Hong Kong. twitter.com/foreignoffice/…..
The Chinese imposed national security legislation in Hong Kong is a clear and serious violation of the 🇬🇧 - 🇨🇳 Joint Declaration.
We will honour our commitment to change the arrangements for those holding BNO status and continue to stand up for the people of Hong Kong. https://t.co/ud5sSZggER
Tonight we leave the EU. Tomorrow, we will reach out to the world as a liberal free trading nation, acting with strong moral anchors, both in our own national interest and as a force for good in the world.
Thank you to everyone who voted for me. Proud to be re-elected MP for Esher and Walton, a privilege to serve this wonderful constituency for another 5 years. We now have a great opportunity to take Britain forward.
Today I updated the House on the grave and disturbing situation in Hong Kong. We will continue to bring together our international partners to stand up for the people of Hong Kong, to call out the violation of their freedoms, and to hold China to their international obligations. https://t.co/Yj27b8aAfO
Today I presented to Parliament the latest Hong Kong 6 Monthly Report, (July-December 2019).
As my Foreword makes clear, the situation is of deep concern & the events during this period require a robust, independent inquiry to rebuild trust.
I am deeply concerned about the arrest of Joshua Wong, another example of HK authorities targeting activists. Chinese and HK authorities must respect the rights and freedoms of the people of Hong Kong, as protected in the Joint Declaration.
The 🇬🇧 wants constructive ties with 🇨🇳, but we will always be clear when we disagree. Today I spoke to @MFA_China's FM Wang Yi about maintaining a positive relationship while stressing that China must live up to their international obligations, especially on Hong Kong & Xinjiang
🇬🇧 is stronger through our global alliances and will always work closely with our 5 eyes partners on the issues that matter.
Just spoke with @MarisePayne about Hong Kong and deepening UK-Aus co-operation in international organisations