Cameron’s not for turning on the economy

PRIME Minister David Cameron will tell business leaders today there is cautious optimism that the country may be emerging from the economic crisis.

However, he will warn that there is still a “long hard road” ahead. The comments will be made in a speech inYorkshire on the economy less than a fortnight before the Budget.

It comes as investment optimism rises with stock markets around the world hitting record highs.

Chancellor George Osborne  is under pressure to unveil radical, creative policies in the Budget, but Mr Cameron will warn that changing course would “plunge us back into the abyss”.

The Prime Minister will list a series of what the Government sees as economic achievements including the rise in employment, the increasing rate of business creation and the success of the car industry.

He will then say: “Of course, these signs of progress are just the beginning of a long hard road to a better Britain. But the very moment when we’re getting some signs that we can turn our economy round and make our country a success is the very moment to hold firm to the path we have set.

“And yes, the path ahead is tough, but be in no doubt. The decisions we make now will set the course of our economic future for years to come.
And while some would falter and plunge us back into the abyss, we will stick to the course.”