This article is over 8 years old David Cameron makes his first speech as prime minister, outside No 10 Downing Street. Before I talk about that new government, let me say something about the one that has just passed. In terms of the future, our country has a hung parliament where no party has an overall majority and we have some deep and pressing problems - a huge deficit, deep social problems, a political system in need of reform. For those reasons I aim to form a proper and full coalition between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats.
Introduction Almost 3 years ago, I made a speech about Europe. I argued that the European Union needed to reform if it was to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century.
And I promised the British people that, if I was re-elected as Prime Minister, we would have an in-out referendum… …and the final say on whether our national and economic security is better protected by remaining in the European Union, or by leaving.
That promise is now being honoured. David cameron s first speech as law of the land will require that there must be a referendum on our EU membership by the end of The re-negotiation is now entering its formal phase, following several rounds of technical discussions.
Today I am writing to the President of the European Council setting out how I want to address the concerns of the British people… …and why I believe that the changes that Britain is seeking will benefit not just Britain, but the EU as a whole. That will of course be for the negotiation itself to conclude the precise legal changes needed to bring about the reforms Britain needs.
But today I want to explain in more detail why we want to make the changes we have set out — and how they will make a difference.
This is perhaps the most important decision the British people will have to take at the ballot box in our lifetimes. So I want to set out for the British people why this referendum matters, and some of the issues we should weigh up very carefully as the arguments ebb and flow as we approach the referendum.
And I want to explain to our European partners why we are holding this referendum… …what we are asking for and why. Bloomberg — still valid 3 years on Since I made that speech almost 3 years ago, the challenges facing the European Union have not diminished — indeed they have grown.
The economic outlook may be somewhat brighter. But the legacy of the Eurozone crisis endures. The threats to our security — and to the security of every European nation — have grown enormously in the last few years… … from the Russian invasion of Eastern Ukraine, to the emergence of ISIL, and the migration flows triggered by the war in Syria.
And across Europe, the rise of parties of protest demands a response.
But nothing that has happened — nothing — has undermined or rendered obsolete the central argument I set out in my speech at Bloomberg. If anything it has reinforced it. The European Union needs to change. It needs to become more competitive to cope with the rise of economies like China and India.
It needs to put relations between the countries inside the Euro and those outside it — like Britain — onto a stable, long-term basis.
It needs greater democratic accountability to national parliaments. Above all, it needs, as I said at Bloomberg, to operate with the flexibility of a network, not the rigidity of a bloc.
Never forget that the European Union now comprises 28 ancient nations of Europe. Sometimes it is less Europe. That flexibility is what I believe is best for Britain; and, as it happens, best for Europe too. Doing what is best for Britain drives everything I do as Prime Minister.
It is why we have taken the difficult, but necessary action to reduce the deficit. It is why we are seeing through our long-term economic plan. It is why we are reforming welfare and education.full text and audio directory and database of American speeches, sermons, lectures, and interviews.
David William Donald Cameron (born 9 October ) is a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from to and Leader of the Conservative Party from to He was Member of Parliament (MP) for Witney from to He identifies as a one-nation conservative, and has been associated with both economically liberal and socially liberal policies.
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