Chris Grayling Quotes.
The vast majority of young people in Britain are law-abiding citizens making important contributions to their communities.
The SNP talks a lot – but they have proved that they cannot deliver.
No longer can a bailiff come crashing through someone’s door in the dead of night. We have banned them from visiting between 9 P.M. and 6 A.M.
We are a humane society, and one which believes that we have to help rehabilitate offenders so they turn away from crime.
You chastise children when they are bad, as my parents did me. I’m not opposed to smacking. It is to be used occasionally.
If you stop investing in a modern road system to give an unaffordable electoral bung to new voters, then the investors who could create great jobs for them will be doing so for the younger generation in another country instead.
The state has no right to cast people aside because they are sick or disabled.
Britain is a country of glass ceilings.
I want prisons to be spartan, but humane, a place people don’t have a particular desire to come back to.
People who end up in our prisons tend to come from the most difficult backgrounds. They did not have the parental support as they grew up, as many of us enjoyed, and they struggle when they leave prison.
If the law is wrong, it is for politicians to sort it out.
Judicial review has developed since the 1970s as a way for individuals to challenge decisions taken by the State.
The gang culture – tragically – has for some young people become the only source of stability in their lives.
When you talk to unemployed young people you hear one thing above all others – if you haven’t got experience how can you get a job? But if you don’t have a job, how can you get experience?
The trouble with the SNP is they want power without responsibility. They do not want to take difficult decisions.
It was never the case that prisoners were simply allowed unlimited parcels – books or otherwise… It would be a logistical impossibility to search them all, and they would provide an easy route for illegal materials.
Motorists in London have got to be immensely careful of cyclists. At the same time, cyclists in London are too often unwilling to obey the road signs. I’ve seen regular examples of people who just bolt through red lights.
Visit any of the fastest growing parts of the world and you will find investment in infrastructure.
A short distance away from thriving city centres in virtually all of our cities, you will find areas of endemic worklessness, alienation, crime and antisocial behaviour.
Travel costs should not be a barrier to opportunity for our young people.
You can’t be allowed to take away the rights of others, and then use your own rights to avoid facing the consequences.
I’m not afraid of making big and sometimes unpopular calls if they’re the right thing to do.
We need a proper balance between rights and responsibilities in our laws.
Are we really going to accept the situation where the government of Lithuania has more power over our trading relationship with the Commonwealth than our government does? That is the reality of the customs union.
These internet trolls are cowards who are poisoning our national life. No-one would permit such venom in person, so there should be no place for it on social media.
I’m very mindful of the need to ensure we have a criminal justice system in which people have confidence.
All too often, ambulance-chasing has been simple fraud. People are encouraged to launch a claim for whiplash when no one has been injured. Phone calls ask you to claim for accidents that never happened.
Britain has always been a nation with a strong global focus. We have influenced change and built strong ties all round the world.
No one would normally accuse me of being soft on crime.
I have met virtually no one in the policing and security world who thinks ID cards are an essential part of what they need to do in the future.
Whatever your race, colour or creed in London, you still want your children to get on the housing ladder. You still want spaces in hospitals or GP surgeries, you want school places and you want space on the trains in the mornings.
On our toughest estates, generations pass with the same experience of worklessness and educational failure.
An economic strategy built around hiking taxes for business means one thing: fewer jobs.
We need society, and particularly the victims of crime, to believe justice is being done.
In an ideal world, no one should get something for nothing.
It’s not good enough to announce ‘I know my rights’ if you aren’t prepared to accept that you have responsibilities to society and your fellow citizens as well. And if people don’t live up to those responsibilities to our society, they will not be able to hide behind their rights.
I’m a lightning rod for the anti-Brexit brigade.
Prison is not meant to be comfortable. It’s not meant to be somewhere anyone would ever want to go back to.
We take back control of our laws and Britain will be a proud independent nation again.
I want to see prisoners getting support that is every bit as good as that which they would receive from the NHS in the community.
This is not rocket science. If you mentor and support people when they leave prison they’re less likely to reoffend.
All too often politicians sign treaties in a hurry, without reading them properly, and without understanding where they will lead.
Generational disinterest in education means that too many young children lack the push from their parents in early years which can make the difference between success and failure in schools.
It is free enterprise and the determination to succeed which generates opportunity and wealth for our society, and in doing so provides the money we need to deliver the high quality public services that we all want.
I want to be the Tough Justice Secretary.
People are innocent until they are proven guilty, and we will make sure that stays the case.
To survive in the future, we will need our economy to be dynamic, entrepreneurial, innovative and flexible.
The Human Rights Convention was written by Conservatives in the aftermath of the Second World War. It was designed to combat the risk of another Holocaust, and to try to stop people being sent to prison camps without trial.
Scotland is a great country. It’s integral to the U.K.
University research is crucial to our future as a nation.
A something-for-nothing culture does no one any favours. It makes those who are doing the right thing cynical.