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British PM calls on people to stick to long-term plan in 2014

English.news.cn   2014-01-01 21:51:12            

LONDON, Jan. 1 (Xinhua) -- In his New Year speech, British Prime Minister David Cameron calls on people to stick to the long-term plan in 2014.

In a video clip released by the Conservative Party, Cameron recalled that when he just took office, the economy in Britain was not so good. "Three and a half years later, we are turning a corner," he said. "We see it in the businesses that are opening up, the people who are getting decent jobs, the factories that are making British goods and selling them to the world again. The plan is working."

"That's why this year, 2014, we are not just going to stick to the plan, we are going to re-double our efforts to deliver every part of it, to benefit the whole country and to secure a better future for everyone," he continued.

He pledged to further cut deficit, create more jobs, deliver good education and help hard-working people feel financially secure.

Cameron noted that the year 2014 is not only vital for the economy, but will be an important date in the history of Britain due to the referendum in Scotland.

"The referendum vote will be the biggest decision that Scotland has ever been asked to made," he said. "This is not a vote for the next a few years, but a vote that could change our country forever."

He sent the message to Scottish people that "we want you to stay."

"Our family of nations is at its best when we work together with shared interests and common purpose," he said. "So this year let the message go out from England, Wales and Northern Ireland to every one in Scotland, we want you to stay," said the prime minister.

Editor: Shen Qing
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