I’m a practical politician: Cameron

July 28th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS  

David Cameron Bangalore, July 28 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron Wednesday described himself as a practical politician who believes that when problems get serious, one must tackle them, when the “answer is obvious, we should do it”.
“Everything I have spoken about today - an enhanced relationship and a shared determination to take on the challenges that confront us… these are not borne from sentiment.

“I’m a practical politician,” he said in a 30-minute address at Infosys Technologies here.

“I believe when the problems are serious - we should tackle them. When the answer is obvious - we should do it. This is why I’m here,” said Cameron, who arrived here early Wednesday on a two-day visit to India, his first as prime minister.

He listed three serious problems- economic crisis, global insecurity, climate change -and said the answer to them was “obvious” — “India and Britain coming together”.

Cameron quoted late Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi recalling once what her grandfather told her: “There are two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. Be in the first group; there’s much less competition.”

The British prime minister said: “The truth is we can’t leave our prosperity, our security and the future of our planet to chance. We must be the ones to act - and we must act together. Together Britain and India can do the work that’s so needed.”

Cameron asserted: “Together our partnership can benefit the world. So together, let’s build a new relationship to meet the scale of our ambitions.”

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