Philip Hammond short quotes

While I believe firmly in open markets and free trade, I also believe an open market needs a level playing field. ---->>>

To those who say Britain cannot afford to invest in infrastructure, I say we cannot afford not to invest in our future. ---->>>

It is in all our interests that the arteries of global trade are kept free, open and running. ---->>>

It is a significant gamble to assume that troops in our U.K. Armed Forces would volunteer for a Scottish Defence Force. ---->>>

The military never uses a full word if they can create an abbreviation. ---->>>

The North Koreans or Chinese may have a million men in uniform but it's about how you perform. ---->>>

Cyber weapons provide the tantalising possibility of being able to cripple the enemy without inflicting lasting damage on them. ---->>>

You shouldn't send people out to do a job which you cannot afford to equip them to do. ---->>>

It is not whether an independent Scotland could go it alone and develop its own defence forces - of course it could - but what sort of forces would they be? ---->>>

Negotiating with the Taliban must be done from a position of strength. Negotiating from a position of weakness would be a disaster. ---->>>

Talking to the Taliban is a process the Afghans have to manage. It is their country. ---->>>

The great western error about the Taliban is to assume homogeneity. ---->>>

We ask the military to be in a position that, if we ask them to do a task, they are absolutely able to do it for us. ---->>>

More and more, modern warfare will be about people sitting in bunkers in front of computer screens, whether remotely piloted aircraft or cyber weapons. ---->>>

Enjoy reading quotes from this hand-picked collection! If you want to read more quotations from this author, click here Philip Hammond