Words matter. These are the best Ed Davey Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
British civil society has a fantastic record of campaigning to push politicians of all colours and countries to step up on climate.
Liberal Democrats will not rest until we have stopped Brexit.
Liberal Democrats are proud to be the main U.K. political party leading the Remain campaign. Being pro-E.U. is in our DNA: internationalism, tearing down walls rather than building them, is at the heart of who we are as a party.
British leadership in Europol has made the law-enforcement agency far more effective, and we have been influential in making human trafficking one of its top priorities.
A credible and effective response to climate change – which protects future generations from an unacceptable level of risk – needs the involvement of all countries.
I am one of those from the green movement who recognises the low carbon benefits of nuclear generation.
The very idea that human beings are held in bondage is sickening.
I am an anti-Conservative politician, and that’s how I would lead our party.
Carers’ are all sorts of people. With so many different caring roles.
We fought hard for green taxes and won.
There was a time before my O-levels when I remember thinking I used to study hard and work hard to please my mother, like most young children. And then I realised I’m doing this for me.
Brits, Indians, Frenchmen and Belgians fought side by side in the trenches of the Somme and on the fields of Ypres.
Nuclear represents a significant low-carbon opportunity. The electricity it produces is green and reliable.
We are a million miles from the Tories. While we promote international co-operation and human rights abroad, they pull up the drawbridge.
What I saw in my first year as secretary of state was a danger that if Britain didn’t lead the way on climate change nothing would happen. I thought: If I don’t lead, no one else is going to.
We want to encourage foreign students to come to our universities – to study, research and teach.
Climate change threatens serious economic disruption to us all with serious implications to global stability and the impact it will have on the whole of humanity.
Witnessing injustice, in person, leaves an indelible mark.
Britain’s energy markets were a mess in 2010.
Solar power – the costs have dramatically fallen, far faster than anyone has speculated. It’s probably one of the greatest steps forward in human history.
We must face up to the long-term failures of Britain’s approach to immigration and make the argument for an effective, compassionate and liberal alternative.
There is no good time to break the law.
Well, there’s always risk in long-term investment.
Abuse of human rights and international law demand resolution – whoever is responsible.
Liberal Democrats cherish freedom of movement.
Climate change is putting pressures on the resources we need to survive: water; agricultural land; food.
In both world wars, Britain understood that our national sovereignty could only endure if we cooperated with other nations. That our fate is inexorably bound with that of our neighbours.
For Liberal Democrats, the political choice between the hard Brexit menus offered by Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt might seem about as tempting as arsenic verses strychnine.
Any genuine progressive should work together to stop Brexit – this is a national emergency, requiring national cooperation.
Our party’s greatest achievements have always been delivered from the radical centre-left.
I’m determined to use all of my powers to make sure that Britain leads the way in sourcing the energy we need from low carbon sources.
Britain needs a diverse energy mix – home grown renewables, new nuclear, a switch from dirty coal to cleaner gas, and, when the technology is ready, carbon capture and storage. Diversity will keep the lights on and ensure we go green at the lowest possible cost.
You don’t need to be a John Maynard Keynes to understand that if Britain leaves the European market, a border will have to be put in place – and that would break U.K. obligations in a treaty lodged at the United Nations.
The union that is the United Kingdom has been extraordinarily successful. Our British family has cooperated brilliantly, working together with shared goals and values, to make a unique four-country multinational success.
People need to understand what a party is about. And you can’t define a party by an issue which will go, which is transitional.
I’d say that I’m a pro-European.
If we can speed up the deployment of clean energy technologies in developing countries with investments from the Green Climate Fund, hundreds of millions of people will be able to access electricity for the first time – with all the education, health, communication and entrepreneurial opportunities electricity enables.
Whenever there’s a big national event that brings the country together – whether it’s the Olympics, a royal wedding or the ‘Bake Off’ final – there are inevitably a few contrarian voices speaking out against it.
We have ensured through the 2013 Energy Act that low-carbon energy resources have a secure future in our energy mix. Wind, tidal, nuclear, biomass and CCS all have a major role to play.
Diplomacy is essential if we are to find peaceful resolutions in times of tension.
The Liberal Democrats are proud pro-Europeans, and internationalists – and always will be.
Slavery is perhaps the greatest affront to the fundamental principle of individual liberty.
When I visited Jerusalem and the West Bank back in 2008, I was shocked by how individual Palestinians and whole Palestinian communities were treated by the Israeli government. From the illegal settlements to daily humiliations at checkpoints, the evidence of gross injustice and the human suffering it brings is indisputable.
I am not a natural fan of Mr Tillerson’s political instincts. Indeed, there maybe few things I would agree with Rex on: for example, he vouched his support for the war in Yemen, approved of Assad’s regime, and has pushed for tax cuts for American big business.
We now have the economics confirming that not only is climate action required to reduce climate risks, but that it is vital to building long-term, sustainable economic growth.