Speeches

PM Brexit Speech 17th January 2017

"A little over six months ago, the British people voted for change.

They voted to shape a brighter future for our country.

They voted to leave the European Union and embrace the world.

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on Brexit

Extracts from Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP’s keynote speech to the 2016 British Irish Association Conference opening event at Oxford University September 9, 2016

"UK Exit from the EU

Creating a dynamic economy - promoting enterprise, reforming welfare -

This evening, I want to talk about economic and welfare reform – two sides of the same coin. I want to reiterate the absolute necessity of deficit reduction as an essential precondition for economic recovery.  I want to explain why rebalancing the economy is such an overwhelming priority, particularly here in Northern Ireland.
I want to re-state this Government’s commitment to business and private enterprise... And why it is essential that we reform our broken welfare system.