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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons at 4:03 pm on 25th June 2012.

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Photo of David Cameron David Cameron The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party 4:03 pm, 25th June 2012

If by that the right hon. Gentleman means, “Should we join the euro and just go along with everything that is suggested?”— [Interruption.] Well, that is what would follow, and I do not accept that for a moment. Britain can play a strong role in the EU, but where there are things we do not want to join, such as the Schengen no-borders agreement and the single currency, Britain should stay outside them.

In terms of our relations with the rest of the world, the Government have done a huge amount to increase our relations with China and India, as trade flows in the last few years show: in the last two years, exports to China up 72%, exports to India up 93% and exports to Russia up 109%. We are making a difference where it counts.