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PM will 'roll up sleeves and fight' for economic future

David Cameron has pledged to 'stick to the plan' to fix the economy and said he is 'ready to fight' to improve the competitiveness of the UK.

"Some of the changes we need to be competitive will be a big fight. Housing reform, planning reform, the building of new roads, new by-passes.

"The highspeed rail, these are fundamental changes, they are essential for the future of our economy but they are not - and I don't expect them to be - universally supported.

David Cameron speaking in Yorkshire

"But my message is simple, people should make no mistake, in this battle for the future of Britain and our competitiveness, I'm prepared to roll up my sleeves and have a fight if that's what it takes."

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Nick Clegg to host weekly radio phone-in

"I don't think politicians get to hear enough from people directly," Mr Clegg said. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Archive

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will hold a weekly radio phone-in in a fresh attempt to reconnect with voters.

The Liberal Democrat leader will take half-an-hour's worth of calls from listeners to London's LBC 97.3 radio with presenter Nick Ferrari every Thursday morning.

"I'm doing this because I don't think politicians get to hear enough from people directly," Mr Clegg said. "You can't do the right thing in government unless you keep in touch with how people are thinking and feeling."


Director of Public Prosecutions to review abuse claims against Savile

The Prime Minister has announced that the Director of Public Prosecutions is to review documents from police investigations into abuse claims against Jimmy Savile.

Speaking in the Commons, David Cameron told MPs:

Today I can confirm that the Director of Public Prosecutions has confirmed that his principle legal advisor will again review the papers from the time when a case was put to the CPS for prosecution.

– David Cameron
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