UK Politics

Conservative Party: Cameron says recovery depends on tackling the debt

News   •   Jan 26, 2010 10:10 GMT

The UK was one of the first economies to go into recession, and is now the last big economy to come out - new figures are expected to show the first signs of economic growth after eighteen months of recession.

"Obviously this will be very good news, but let’s be absolutely clear what this means", Cameron said at his monthly press conference.

"Coming out of recession doesn’t mean that our debt crisis is over - far from it. Labour’s debt crisis is the biggest threat to our recovery. So we’ll only get this recovery right if we start right now on a proper debt reduction plan."

In highlighting the need to "get a grip of our debt crisis", Cameron used the analogy of a credit card: "the more we spend and the longer we wait to pay off our bills, the worse it can get".

He said that the Government’s promise to halve the deficit in four years has failed to convince all those who we need to have confidence in Britain’s economic future.

"A key part of any plan is at least some early action to show that you are serious in your intent. That means some reduction in public spending plans in this coming financial year."

"It is time they realised that it’s time to do the right thing", Cameron added.

He also spoke about the Party's agenda to mend our broken society, and of the Party's success in selecting a diverse range of candidates.