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G20 Summit

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

I look carefully at what the French are both doing and saying and it seems to me that their plans to reduce their structural deficit are, if anything, more aggressive than our plans to reduce our structural deficit. I hear from the Opposition that we should learn lessons from France, and the fact is that the French have a deficit reduction programme, it is quite aggressive and they refer to the national debt as the enemy of France and the enemy of the left.