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PM 'sorry' for losing councillors
David Cameron has apologised to Conservative councillors who lost their seats as his party suffered an electoral backlash from voters.
He said the elections took place against a "difficult national backdrop" but insisted the Government was doing the "right thing for our country".
Mr Cameron said the coalition would carry on taking "difficult decisions" to tackle the economic crisis.
The Tory leader said: "I am sorry for all the hard-working Conservative councillors who lost their seats, obviously against a difficult national backdrop.
"These are difficult times and there aren't easy answers.
"What we have to do is take the difficult decisions to deal with the debt, deficit and broken economy that we've inherited and we will go on making those decisions and we've got to do the right thing for our country."
Mr Cameron said that in places like Amber Valley in Derbyshire, which had been Labour for decades, there was still a Conservative council.
He added: "When you are trying to bring the country out of the debt, the deficit and the broken economy that Labour left us, there aren't easy decisions but we've got to make sure we do everything to demonstrate that we are on the side of people who work hard and do the right thing for themselves and their families.
"That is who we are fighting for, that is who we must govern for."
what do you think?
What a "Barclays".
thats why youre privatising the police who are there to protect the public for a profit based company like G4S, 60,000 less police in 10 years, mark my words
Sorry !!!..............that is amazing .Thats what you say if you bump into someone in the street.The twerp is clueless.The best bit is that he is now being dragged down by the judas who blagged him into power.With him being about as popular as a f art in a space suit he can't ditch him cos it would mean an election and i can't see him winning that !.What a millstone .I love it.
you love what exactly ? not getting your own way in the last GE ? the tories having another 3 years ? the complete mess labour left ? the fact that there is no money left cos brown and balls spent it all ? my you are easily pleased.
When will they ever learn. Cameron and Osborne are useless but Gordon Brown was far worse.
he is sorry, wht on earth wouldnt he be. members of his p[arty have lost there seats on thier councils. its no good just saying sorry my a*se or whatever. I think you are just running on auto pilot with your comments....re-engage brain.
What do you mean, I think that he really means it, in a posh removed sort of a way, he still can't get it, I don't think that he ever will
Sorry my backside. If he is well and truly sorry he would resign, and take Nick Clegg with him. What a load of losers. We need a proper Government not one with wishy washy Lib/Dem issues.
Osborne and Cameron, I doubt, have ever had to "survive" on public sector pay, on say £25,000 a year and pay tax, NIC and pension contributions. They are wealthy in their own right, or rather from a wealthy family background. They are so remote from the hardship that the proletariat are suffering that the austerity measures must feel like a bit of an experiment to them. They will still have plenty when the 'man in the street' has lost his home, his car and his job. I am not a Socialist by nature but this kind of Capitalistic, over zealous witch hunt is actually creating the exact opposite of its intended effect. Osborne and Cameron are actually spiralling the economy downward, shrinking it and causing people NOT to spend. They are greatly reducing the natural opportunities for increased tax revenues because people are earning less, fewer people are earning and to top it off more people are going on the dole. Have they ever understood HOW and economy MIGHT grow. Certainly not by CONTRACTION. Money should be fed directly into the economy for people to spend not given to the BANKERS who might or MIGHT NOT lend it to people. If I had employed you I would have sacked you for gross negligence and incompetence.