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David Cameron: 'We will always be greater together'

David Cameron has delivered his St George's Day message, urging the public to reflect on England's role in sustaining "the world's greatest family of nations, the United Kingdom".

The Prime Minister said the English patron saint's day had been overlooked "for too long" but people were now comfortable coming together to celebrate the nation's achievements.

Cameron: Let's prove we can be committed to our union

The Prime Minister has urged the people of Scotland to stay in the UK with a message on St George's Day:

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This St George's Day let's prove we can be proud of our individual nations and be committed to our union of nations. #BetterTogether.

Read: Independence pleas on both sides on St George's Day

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David Cameron in St George's Day unity plea

The Prime Minister will issue a St George's Day plea to the people of Scotland to stay in the UK and remain united with England in the "world's greatest family of nations".

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David Cameron will also say that England's patron saint's day has been overlooked "for too long" Credit: PA

David Cameron will sing the praises of the UK as he attempts to lure Scottish voters into staying in the union.

He said the UK was a "global success story" and "no matter how great we are alone, we will always be greater together".

Scottish voters will decide on September 18 whether to split from the rest of the UK in favour of an independent future.

Read: Social union 'will remain' after independence

Cameron: New spending will create 150,000 jobs

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David Cameron will make the announcement as he returns from holiday. Credit: Villemain Cyril/ABACA

David Cameron will return to the political fray by claiming more than 150,000 jobs could be created by £36 billion of infrastructure projects being started in the UK this year.

The Prime Minister, who has been enjoying a family holiday in Lanzarote, will join Chancellor George Osborne at one major scheme to push the Government's economic message.

They will say that more than 200 rail, road, local transport, broadband, airport and waste management projects are due to start construction over the next year.

Flood defences are also on the list after a winter of devastating weather left several areas under water.

'Britain should be unafraid to call itself Christian'

Downing Street has hit back amid criticism of the Prime Minister's claim that Britain is a "Christian country".

A spokeswoman said Mr Cameron had made clear as far back as December 2011, in a speech to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, that he believed the UK was a Christian country "and should not be afraid to say so".

"He also added that this was not to say in any way that to have another faith - or no faith - was somehow wrong," she said.

"He has said on many occasions that he is incredibly proud that Britain is home to many different faith communities, who do so much to make the UK a stronger country."

Read: PM criticised for claiming Britain is a 'Christian country'

Cameron criticised over 'Christian country' claim

David Cameron wrote last week of his strong Christian beliefs.
David Cameron wrote last week of his strong Christian beliefs. Credit: Villemain Cyril/ABACA

David Cameron's controversial claim that Britain is a "Christian country" risks sowing "alienation and division" in society, a group of leading public figures has warned.

More than 50 writers, scientists, broadcasters and academics have signed an open letter to the Daily Telegraph expressing concern at the "negative consequences" of the Prime Minister's assertion in a country where most people do not describe themselves as Christian.

The letter - with signatories including authors Philip Pullman and Sir Terry Pratchett, historian Dan Snow and comedian Tim Minchin - follows an article by the Prime Minister for the Church Times in which he wrote of his own faith and his desire to infuse politics with Christian ideals and values.

It states: "We wish to object to his repeated mischaracterising of our country as a 'Christian country' and the negative consequences for our politics and society that this view engenders."

"We are a plural society with citizens with a range of perspectives and a largely non-religious society. To constantly claim otherwise fosters alienation and division in our society."

Read: PM calls on UK to be 'more confident about Christianity

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David Cameron sends Easter message

The Prime Minister has sent Easter wishes to Christians celebrating the religious festival:

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Today is a day for Christians to celebrate and for the whole country to celebrate what Christianity brings to Britain. Happy Easter to all.

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Cameron 'stung by jellyfish' on holiday in Lanzarote

Prime Minister David Cameron has been stung by a jellyfish while on holiday in Spain, The Mirror have reported.

The incident happened on the Spanish island of Lanzarote, while David Cameron and his wife Samantha were enjoying a spring break.

Prime Minister David Cameron (back) and his wife Samantha stop for a drink by the beach. Credit: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/PA Wire

Ex-pat Alan Lambert, said that one traditional cure for a jellyfish sting is for someone to urinate on the affected area.

He joked: “There would have been no shortage of volunteers to administer the treatment if he’d needed it. We were all having a laugh about it in the bar.”

PM: 'Easier to be Jewish or Muslim' in UK

It is "easier to be Jewish or Muslim" in the UK than some secular countries, according to the Prime Minister.

David Cameron set out his Christian beliefs in an article for the Church Times and defended his faith by arguing that "tolerance" was one of its core values.

Many people tell me it is easier to be Jewish or Muslim in Britain than in a secular country precisely because the tolerance that Christianity demands of our society provides greater space for other religious faiths, too.

Crucially, the Christian values of responsibility, hard work, charity, compassion, humility, and love are shared by people of every faith and none - and we should be confident in standing up to defend them.

Read: UK should 'be more confident' about Christianity

UK should 'be more confident' about Christianity

David Cameron has called on the UK to be "more confident about our status as a Christian country" ahead of the Easter weekend.

Read: Former Archbishop attacks PM

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The PM said Christian's should not be afraid to discuss their faith publicly in a secular age. Credit: PA

Read: Religious leaders warn Cameron

In an article for the Church Times, the Prime Minister insisted that being a Christian country did not mean "doing down" other religions or "passing judgment" on those with no faith at all.

The leader of the Conservative party was speaking after the Government's welfare reforms came under attack from members of the senior clergy.

However, Mr Cameron said "we all believe in many of the same principles" and churches were "vital partners".

Read: 27 bishops and 16 clergy 'attack coalition welfare policy'

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