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David Cameron in Manchester today

The Prime Minister is due in Manchester today to give a speech on the economy. It comes on the same day as General Motors is expected to announce the future of its Ellesmere Port plant is safe - but also as the crisis in Europe deepens.

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Cameron: Task is to 'keep Britain safe'

In his speech to business leaders, David Cameron is expected to acknowledge that we're living in "perilous economic times".

"Turn on the TV news and you see the return of a crisis that never really went away: Greece on the brink…the survival of the Euro in question," he is expected to add.

"Faced with this, I have a clear task: to keep Britain safe.

"Not to take the easy course - but the right course."

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