British Prime Minister David Cameron said in his New Year message that voters face a stark choice between “competence” and “chaos” at the general elections in May 2015. Obviously, he meant “competence” would be the consequence of a Conservative victory.
In a video message, Mr. Cameron claimed that if Labour clinched a victory, it would send the UK spiraling backwards and seriously undermine the current economic recovery.
We have to “stick to the plan,” Mr. Cameron insisted, a plan the government has pursued since 2010 to guarantee the future prosperity of the nation.
Ed Miliband, the opposition leader, said 2015 was the “year of possibility” when consumers could start seeing evidence of the recovery at “your kitchen table” if they voted for Labour.
Mr. Cameron said:
“And against that backdrop, Britain has a choice: between the competence that has got us this far or the chaos of giving it up, going backwards and taking huge risks.”
“So I say this should be our resolution: to stick to the plan, stay on course to prosperity, and keep doing the important, long-term work of securing a better future. 2015 can promise to be a great year for our country – if we make the right choices together.”
Among the current government’s list of successes, Mr. Cameron mentioned the tens of thousands of people who managed to become home-owners thanks to the Help to Buy scheme, two million new private sector jobs created since 2010, and twenty-four million employees who had enjoyed tax cuts.
Mr. Cameron added:
“None of this happened out of thin air. It’s because we put in place a long-term plan with some clear values at its heart. It’s because we put in place a long-term plan with some clear values at its heart.”
“Ours must be a country where if you put in, you will get out. Where if you want to work, there are decent jobs. Where if you put the hours in, you keep more of your own money. Where if you’re raising your children the best you can, you can expect they’ll get a proper education.”
“And where if you’re willing to save, you can buy a home of your own. And of course when you retire, you will have dignity and security in old age. Our long-term plan is working. Our country is being turned around.”
Video – David Cameron’s New Year Message