30 Total Quotes

Geoff Hoon Quotes

Geoff Hoon
Obviously analysis continues but I can say straight away that those pictures were not live.
Geoff Hoon
#Analysis

Geoff Hoon
What happens next remains with Baghdad and Saddam Hussein
Geoff Hoon
#Baghdad

Geoff Hoon
There is excellent cooperation between our two countries in that respect. It's something that obviously we want to build on,
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#Cooperation

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Obviously we have seen some excellent work by our police and security services, but that work must continue,
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#Police

Geoff Hoon
What we are doing in Iraq is entirely lawful. It is covered by the Hague and Geneva Conventions, it is perfectly proper and perfectly lawful.
Geoff Hoon
#Iraq

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Anyone who is contemplating going to Afghanistan does need to think very carefully about the consequences, both to them and their families in terms of the grief they may suffer, as well as contemplate the legal action that might follow on their return, if they were to return,
Geoff Hoon
#Afghanistan

Geoff Hoon
We have made clear all along that this bill is for discussion and debate,
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#Debate

Geoff Hoon
We had a very full exchange about relevant issues including the importance ... of controlling infiltration across the line of control that remains a matter of great concern to the United Kingdom and something we strongly emphasized to the government of Pakistan,
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#Control

Geoff Hoon
I actually think people out in the country are far more aware of the impact of the events of September 11 than some of the people who write in the newspaper are,
Geoff Hoon
#Country

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We've made it clear that this is not the start of a major conflict, but certainly our forces are ready, they are prepared and they will take on the tasks that assigned to them,
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#Conflict

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We could be condemned on a massive scale for taking an abdication of responsibility,
Geoff Hoon
#Responsibility

Geoff Hoon
The choice of what happens next remains with Baghdad and Saddam Hussein. The consequence of his failing to abide (by U.N. resolutions) is military action. Without that threat there is no hope,
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#Choice

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To do nothing, to give Saddam Hussein time without end, as he wishes, would be easier than taking action, certainly.
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#Action

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but if conflict remains the only way to disarm Saddam Hussein, we are ready.
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#Conflict

Geoff Hoon
The British government believes we must be resolved to disarming Saddam Hussein. It must be done before the terror weapons he possesses can be used by Saddam himself or by others with his blessing. We must steel ourselves to the consequences of that resolve and send a clear message to Saddam Hussein: You cannot win. You can only comply and disarm or be defeated. The choice is entirely yours.
Geoff Hoon
#Government

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That kind of campaign has fortunately passed into history as technology has moved on.
Geoff Hoon
#History

Geoff Hoon
The government has decided that we should accept the U.S. request for assistance,
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#Government

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to do so would risk the operational security of the mission and potentially the safety of our forces.
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#Risk

Geoff Hoon
[Calling British troop morale] very, very high, ... about 45,000 servicemen and women representing a wide range of capabilities.
Geoff Hoon
#Women

Geoff Hoon
He is doing a tremendous job in very difficult conditions and he deserves and gets our complete support,
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#Support

Geoff Hoon
It is with great regret that I can confirm that nine Royal Air Force personnel and one soldier are missing believed killed,
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#Force

Geoff Hoon
According to the reports we have gathered, mostly from the refugees, it appears that around 10,000 people have been killed in more than 100 massacres. The final toll may be much worse,
Geoff Hoon
#People

Geoff Hoon
It's important that we continue to work together... that we understand each other's political difficulties.
Geoff Hoon
#Work

Geoff Hoon
No previous home secretary was in the position to provide this information because no previous home secretary had the information available to him. We have seen a significant reduction in key crime statistics. That is an improvement. It is not sufficient. We want to see more progress.
Geoff Hoon
#Home

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I can certainly confirm that there are members of Britain's armed forces on the ground in northern Afghanistan liaising with the Northern Alliance providing advice and assistance,
Geoff Hoon
#Afghanistan

Geoff Hoon
I would be quite happy to see the Northern Alliance steam across northern Afghanistan and take Kabul,
Geoff Hoon
#Afghanistan

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Ministers regularly meet soldiers that have returned from operational tours to hear about their experiences, including those who have recovered from their injuries.
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#British Politician #Soldiers

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threshold of terrorism has potentially been raised
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#Terrorism

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with his usual very considerable skill.
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#Skill