Sam Gyimah Quotes.
As a black member of parliament and minister for nearly a decade, I was determined not to be defined by my race. I didn’t want to be ‘the black politician‘, when being black is just a part of who I am.
Parliament is relentless, it never stops.
Brexit is an immensely complex national challenge encompassing issues from sovereignty and trade to security in an increasingly interdependent world.
I voted to remain because I thought it was costly and complicated to leave the EU, and that is clearly still the case. But there are opportunities and challenges.
The UKRI visa program, it’s going to make it easier for researchers to come to the U.K. and do their work.
It’s a bit bold to go around saying, ‘Prime Minister, if there’s an opportunity I really want to be in this department,’ but that’s what I did.
Universities have a big role to play… making it very clear to their counterparts, their networks, that the U.K. is not walking away from the world. We still value multilateral cooperation, we still see the EU as a significant partner.
That’s my upbringing. Try, if it doesn’t work out, try again. It was the same thing with Parliament.
The astonishing thing for me is that I had a career before politics and I never thought about my colour.