British Prime Minister David Cameron has warned voters to brace themselves for tough austerity measures. His comments came at the final day of the Conservative Party conference taking place in Birmingham where he spoke supporters about the economic challenges that the recession-hit country is facing.
In his speech, Cameron explained what he believes needs to be done in the country to improve its current situation: “Unless we act, unless we take difficult, painful decisions, unless we show determination and imagination, Britain may not be in the future what it has been in the past. Because the truth is this: we are in a global race today and that means an hour of reckoning for countries like ours. Sink or swim. Do or decline.”
Cameron has faced fierce criticism from fellow Tories over his ability to win full control of Britain’s parliament, which he failed to do in 2010. He has also struggled to compete for attention with the party’s popular London Mayor Boris Johnson.
The British government have a tough path ahead with lower growth forecasts expected in December.
In a poll taken at the end of September, the opposition Labour party are 10 percentage points ahead of the Conservatives.