Conservatives believe in the ties that bind us. Society is stronger when we make vows to each other and we support each other. I don't support gay marriage in spite of being a conservative. I support gay marriage because I am a conservative.

— David Cameron

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Billions raised, billions spent. No idea where the money has gone. With a record like that the chancellor should be running for treasurer of the Labour Party.

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When you’re taking the country through difficult times and difficult decisions you’ve got to take the country with you. That means permanently trying to make the argument that what you’re doing is fair and seen to be fair.

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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.

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Lots of people call me Dave, my mum calls me David, my wife calls me Dave, I don't really notice what people call me.

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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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It's time we admitted that there's more to life than money, and it's time we focused not just on GDP, but on GWB - general well-being.

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Corruption is one of the greatest enemies of progress in our time.

It is the cancer at the heart of so many of the world's problems.

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Simply asking the British people to carry on accepting a European settlement over which they have had little choice is a path to ensuring that when the question is finally put - and at some stage it will have to be - it is much more likely that the British people will reject the EU.

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

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

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The best chapters in our economic history are those that embrace the many, not the few.

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What you call austerity is what I might call efficiency.

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About David Cameron

Quotes 121 sayings
Nationality British
Profession Politician
Birthday October 16

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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At a time when we're having to take such difficult decisions about how to cut back without damaging the things that matter the most, we should strain every sinew to cut error, waste and fraud.

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It's not just other countries in Europe having a say over what we do.

It's unelected bureaucrats in Brussels on sort of six-figure, huge salaries telling us how we run our country despite having never stood for an election themselves.

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I mean, I'm a conservative. I believe that, you know, if you borrow too much, you just build up debts for your children to pay off. You put pressure on interest rates. You put at risk your economy. That's the case in Britain. We're not a reserve currency, so we need to get on and deal with this issue.

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We all say in our own lives that money isn't everything.

Love matters, friendships matter. My relationship with my kids matters. It shouldn't be a giant leap to take that thought and introduce it into political dialogue

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I mean UKIP, I mean it's just a sort of, you know, bunch of fruitcakes and loonies and closet racists, basically.

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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.

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I think in any organisation it's right to set out what you stand for, what you're fighting for and bring that together in one document so that people can see that the modern compassionate Conservative Party is in it for everybody - not just the rich

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People are crying out for a Conservative Party that is decent, reasonable, common sense and in it for the long term of this country.

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

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

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I am Conservative to the core of my being, as those who know me best will testify.

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There should be no "means of communication" which "we cannot read".

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Press freedom does not mean that the press should be above the law.

While it's vital that a free press can tell truth to power, it is equally important that those in power can tell truth to the press.

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

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

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Every time I visit Iraq or Afghanistan I am blown away.

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It’s probably the most unpopular policy I’m responsible for.

I know it is very unpopular, culling badgers. But I believe it is the right thing to do. You have to make choices as a politician. Sometimes it means doing something you know people don’t like.

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

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Fundamental questions are being asked about the future of the Eurozone and therefore the shape of the EU itself. Opportunities to advance our national interest are clearly becoming apparent. We should focus on how to make the most of this, not pursue a parliamentary process for a multiple choice referendum.

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There are some people who seem to think that the way you reduce the cost of living in this country is for the state to spend more and more taxpayers' money. It is as if somehow you measure the compassion of the government by the amount of other people's money it can spend.

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I am just not a great fan of the Piers Morgan format.

I would rather do something a bit more substantial.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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It is vital that we get these policies right as we take forward our plans to drive down the deficit and transform our economy.

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Edward Heath and Richard Nixon took personal awkwardness with each other to new and excruciating levels.

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We need the Chinese to - you know, spend more, save less - consume more and not be so focused on exports. There are big changes we need in the world.

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Half a century ago, the amazing courage of Rosa Parks, the visionary leadership of Martin Luther King, and the inspirational actions of the civil rights movement led politicians to write equality into the law and make real the promise of America for all her citizens.

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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.

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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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I've always said, not giving too much away, I'm a believer in having all your stars on the pitch.

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It [European Union] has kept the peace in Europe.

Countries used to fight and now they talk. We should be attached to that.

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Some members, like Britain and France, are ready, willing and able to take action in Libya or Mali. Others are uncomfortable with the use of military force. Let's welcome that diversity, instead of trying to snuff it out.

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The prime minister says he has a vision for change, well put that to the people of the country.

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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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