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The best days of Britain still lie ahead

Thursday, March 7 2013

David Cameron (Photo credit: Andrew Parsons)

In a speech today the Prime Minister reminded the country that the challenges facing our economy are huge and there is a long way to go, but already there are signs that our plan is beginning to work.

He stood by the plan that will fix the fundamental problems in our economy and get us through these difficult times. He said that if we stick to the plan and reject false choices then we can come through together with a stronger, more resilient and more balanced economy.

Despite the problems that faced the country - the deficit, the indebtedness and the erosion of Britain's competitiveness on the global stage - we are making progress.

The biggest deficit in peacetime history is already down by a quarter, interest rates are at record lows, and exports are starting to turn around too. The number of people on out of work benefits has fallen, there are over a million new private sector jobs and more people in work than ever before in our history.

We are also restoring the country's competitiveness by cutting corporation tax, stripping back red tape and getting behind British business. We are  reforming welfare and education so it pays to work and people have the skills to do so. The decisions we make now will set the course of our economic future for years to come. And while some would falter and plunge us back into the abyss, we will stick to the course.

The Prime Minister said:

"When I stood on the steps of Downing Street for the first time I said I believed the best days for Britain lie ahead of us, not behind us. I still believe that. And by sticking to the plan we can prove it to be true. By sticking to the plan, we can - together - make Britain a great success story in the global race."

Click here to read David Cameron's speech in full.

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