PM David Cameron praises “Small island with a big footprint” in visit to London Gateway

THE PRIME MINISTER, DAVID CAMERON praised the entrepreneurial spirit of Great Britain at DP World London Gateway on Monday morning.

The prime minister used the event, which saw Marks and Spencers become the first company to use the logistics park as its base, to outline his vision for the country, both home and abroad.

The speech, for many, seemed to have one eye on the general election, even though it is two years away and many of the references to globalisation, seemed to be both compliments to the investment made by the Dubai-based company but also a broadside to the “Little Englanders” perhaps a reference to UKIP.

Mr Cameron’s speech used the transformation of the land in Stanford-le-Hope as a metaphof for what the country could do, if it continued to walk the global stage. He made reference to not being drawn into seductive arguments to the contrary but rather wanted us to look at a decade of delivery.

The prime minister continued to talk up what had been delivered in three years and what could be achieved. The economy was “healing” said Mr Cameron whilst extoling the virtues of his policies of capping benefits, controlling immigration and a new national curriculum.

5 Responses to "PM David Cameron praises “Small island with a big footprint” in visit to London Gateway"

  1. jmw118   June 10, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Did he mean that we are a “small island with a big CARBON footprint”, I wonder?

  2. Ed   June 10, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    “THE PRIME MINISTER, DAVID CAMERON praised the entrepreneurial spirit of Great Britain at DP World London Gateway on Monday morning.”

    At a Superport built with money from Dubai.

    Whose massive cranes were built in China.

    Whose dredging was done by a Belgium company.

    A port that will import vast quantities of foreign goods and export very little UK made goods.

  3. Catching the Bus   June 10, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Little England? its better to be in control and choose what you do then. Sell England out by the Euro. (Sorry what ever currency Dubai has)
    Where was JDP?

  4. NoVoice   June 11, 2013 at 4:39 am

    Perhaps Mr Cameron would like to point to the wonderful success stories that globalisation has brought to this country. If he’s pointing towards this as an example then he doesn’t know his history does he. If inward investment is globalisation then globalisation has been going on for decades. His meeting in Watford at the weekend has gone to his head. He’s morphing into Tony Blair. Time to resign and make a pot of cash I suppose.

  5. NoVoice   June 11, 2013 at 4:55 am

    Just read another take on what Cameron said. I’m not sure whether the video shows any of Cameron’s speech but I would say it’s far from a dig at UKIP and certainly doesn’t appear to praise globalisation in glowing terms. More of a dig at Labour and uncontrolled immigration is how I read it.

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