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By Anonym 14 Sep

David Cameron

The EU must be able to act with the speed and flexibility of a network, not the cumbersome rigidity of a bloc.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Cameron

Cap the well, yes, clear up the mess, yes, make compensation, yes absolutely. But would it be right to have legislation that independently targets BP rather than other companies? I don't think that would be right.

By Anonym 14 Sep

David Cameron

I think we need to just be very clear about what we're trying to do in Afghanistan. Frankly, we're not trying to create the perfect democracy. We're never going to create some ideal society. We are simply there for our own national security.

By Anonym 14 Sep

David Cameron

I want to be the voice of change and hope. I want to confront the big challenges this country faces.

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David Cameron

You do not have to be an economist to know that putting up the cost of employing someone is a pretty barking thing to do when you're trying to get out of a recession.

By Anonym 14 Sep

David Cameron

Now I know which came first - the chicken not the egg.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Cameron

At the core of the European Union must be, as it is now, the single market. Britain is at the heart of that Single Market, and must remain so.

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David Cameron

It is national parliaments, which are, and will remain, the true source of real democratic legitimacy and accountability in the EU.

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David Cameron

Christmas gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us - a time when we can look back on the year that has passed and prepare for the year ahead.

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David Cameron

I believe it is wrong to undermine public safety, and indeed public confidence in the concept of human rights, by allowing highly dangerous criminals and terrorists to trump the rights of the people of Britain to live in security and peace.

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David Cameron

It does not seem to me that the steps which would be needed to make Britain - and others - more comfortable in their relationship in the European Union are inherently so outlandish or unreasonable.

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Cameron

We will reflect the country we aspire to govern, and the sound of modern Britain's is a complex harmony, not a male voice choir.

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David Cameron

NCS - National Citizen Service is a fantastic programme. I want it to be available for every young person in the country.

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David Cameron

Let me completely condemn these sickening scenes; scenes of looting, scenes of vandalism, scenes of thieving, scenes of people attacking police, of people even attacking firefighters. This is criminality pure and simple and it has to be confronted.

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Cameron

Too many people are stuck on sickness benefits because of issues that could be addressed but instead are not, some have drug or alcohol problems, but refuse treatment. In other cases, people have problems with their weight that could be addressed, but instead a life on benefits rather than work becomes the choice.

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Cameron

We spend billions of pounds on welfare, yet millions are trapped on welfare. It's not worth their while going into work.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Cameron

In a race for limited resources, it is the energy efficient that will win the race

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David Cameron

My question right now would be to Colonel Gaddafi, which is: 'What on earth do you think you are doing? Stop it.'

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Cameron

The last thing I'd say is that you can achieve a lot of things in politics. You can get a lot of things done. And that, in the end - the public service, the national interest: that is what it's all about. Nothing is really impossible if you put your mind to it. After all, as I once said: I was the future once.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Cameron

I believe man-made climate change is one of the most serious threats that this country and this world face.

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David Cameron

I know the British people and they are not passengers - they are drivers.

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David Cameron

The well of public opinion has been well and truly poisoned by the Iraq episode.

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David Cameron

Britain is characterised not just by its independence but, above all, by its openness. We have always been a country that reaches out. That turns its face to the world.

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Cameron

When people's love is divided by law, it is the law that needs to change.

By Anonym 14 Sep

David Cameron

Normally when people say they haven't decided, they're being polite but they're definitely not voting for you. I think it's different this time. People are thinking hard about the issues.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Cameron

I know that the United Kingdom is sometimes seen as an argumentative and rather strong-minded member of the family of European nations. And it's true that our geography has shaped our psychology. We have the character of an island nation - independent, forthright, passionate in defence of our sovereignty.

By Anonym 14 Sep

David Cameron

People are increasingly frustrated that decisions taken further and further away from them mean their living standards are slashed through enforced austerity or their taxes are used to bail out governments on the other side of the continent.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Cameron

I don't just want a better deal for Britain. I want a better deal for Europe too. So I speak as British prime minister with a positive vision for the future of the European Union. A future in which Britain wants, and should want, to play a committed and active part.

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Cameron

Warm congratulations to my friend Barack Obama. Look forward to continuing to work together.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Cameron

If we are going to try to get across to the poorest people in the world that we care about their plight and we want them to join one world with the rest of us, we have got to make promises and keep promises.

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David Cameron

Mrs Cameron keeps a rather better weekend diary than I do.

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David Cameron

I think the prospect of bringing back grammar schools has always been wrong and I've never supported it. And I don't think any Conservative government would have done it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Cameron

We're all agreed that climate change is one of the greatest and most daunting challenges of our age. We have a moral imperative to act and act now.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Cameron

An EU without Britain, without 1 of Europe's strongest powers, a country which in many ways invented the single market, and which brings real heft to Europe's influence on the world stage which plays by the rules and which is a force for liberal economic reform would be a very different kind of European Union.

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Cameron

Yes, America must do the right thing, but to provide moral leadership, America must do it in the right way, too.

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David Cameron

Government has the power to help improve well-being

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Cameron

We are a great country, and whatever choice we make we will still be great. But I believe the choice is between being an even greater Britain inside a reformed EU or a great leap into the unknown.

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David Cameron

I want to talk about the internet, the impact it’s having on the innocence of our children, how online pornography is corroding childhood and how, in the darkest corners of the internet, there are things going on that are a direct danger to our children and that must be stamped out.

By Anonym 14 Sep

David Cameron

Over the longer term, the institutions and powers of the EU will continue to expand and certain policymaking powers, heretofore vested in the member states, will be delegated or transferred to, or pooled and shared with EU institutions. As a result, the sovereignty of the member states will increasingly be eroded.

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Cameron

You've taxed too much, borrowed too much and are a roadblock to reform.

By Anonym 14 Sep

David Cameron

On the one hand we have got to ask, are there some areas of universal benefits that are no longer affordable? But on the other hand let us look at the issue of dependency where we have trapped people in poverty through the extent of welfare that they have.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Cameron

Complex rules restricting our labour markets are not some naturally occurring phenomenon. Just as excessive regulation is not some external plague that's been visited on our businesses.

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David Cameron

I like democracy. I like to be able to throw out my political leaders when they get things wrong, and we don't get to do that with Brussels.

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David Cameron

It would be wrong to suggest that Scotland could not be another such successful, independent country.

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David Cameron

You will feel the full force of the law and if you are old enough to commit these crimes you are old enough to face the punishments. And to these people I would say this: you are not only wrecking the lives of others, you are potentially wrecking your own life too.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Cameron

Countries are different. They make different choices. We cannot harmonise everything. For example, it is neither right nor necessary to claim that the integrity of the single market, or full membership of the European Union requires the working hours of British hospital doctors to be set in Brussels irrespective of the views of British parliamentarians and practitioners.

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Cameron

Today the main, over-riding purpose of the European Union is different: not to win peace, but to secure prosperity.

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David Cameron

There's another way we are getting behind business - by sorting out the banks. Taxpayers bailed you out. Now it's time for you to repay the favour and start lending to Britain's small businesses again.

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David Cameron

The world economy is more stable than for a generation ... Our hugely sophisticated financial markets match funds with ideas better than ever before.

By Anonym 14 Sep

David Cameron

Look at me and think of Schwarzenegger.