PM says Olympics boost shows 'you should think British'

David Cameron said the £9.9 billion boost the UK economy received from the London 2012 Games shows "you should think British".

David Cameron said the Games Makers at London 2012 left a social legacy.
David Cameron said the Games Makers at London 2012 left a social legacy. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire.

The Prime Minister said it is "a reminder to the world that, if you want the best, if you want professionalism, if you want jobs done on time and on budget then you should think British".

Mr Cameron also highlighted the "social legacy" of the Olympics and Paralympics, saying "thousands of people have been inspired" following the success of the Games Makers volunteers.

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UK trade boost from Olympics

The London Olympic and Paralympic Games gave the UK economy a £9.9 billion trade and investment boost, according to a new report. The boost came from businesses securing contract wins, additional sales and new foreign investment in the last year.