Speeches

My Speech at the Freedom Ball

Good evening ladies and gentlemen, Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress. I would like to start by thanking Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček for choosing London as the venue for this prestigious event marking the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution.

My Speech at the Financial Times' Women at the Top event

This is an issue that I have been passionate about since I was a girl and I was presented with a ‘Junior Air Hostess’ badge on the plane by KLM and my brothers were given ‘Junior Pilot Badges’ and I thought “that is unfair” and that is what radicalised me.

My Speech to the World Trade Organisation

Britain & free trade

We know that free trade, facilitated by the rules based multilateral trading system, is an engine of global growth and prosperity.

My Speech at the International Trade Dinner

Good evening – I’m delighted to welcome our honoured guests, Vice President Pence and Mrs Pence, and Ambassador Johnson and Mrs Johnson. They are huge friends of Britain and I’m thrilled that they are able to join us tonight. 

Speech at the Freer Social Freedoms Month Launch Party

Well it’s brilliant to be here tonight for the launch of FREER’s Social Freedom Paper, and it’s brilliant that we’ve got so many fantastic Conservative MPs and others that have written essays: Ben Bradley, Luke Graham, Rebecca, on issues from vaping to medicinal cannabis and to more generally how