Cameron vows to heed poll lessons
DAVID Cameron has admitted he needs to “prove” himself to voters and insisted he understands the message from the local elections “loud and clear”.
The Prime Minister said excuses about mid-term blues “aren’t enough” to explain the party’s dire performance at the polls.
Echoing Chancellor George Osborne, he pledged to “focus on what matters”.
Cameron phones victorious hollande
DAVID Cameron has pledged to work “very closely” with Francois Hollande during a phone call made last night to congratulate the new French president after he swept to power.
The Socialist leader defeated Nicolas Sarkozy after railing against austerity plans and threatening to block planned EU fiscal measures unless new growth measures are secured.
The Prime Minister did not meet Mr Hollande when he visited Paris in February and had indicated his support for Mr Sarkozy in the contest but the pair have agreed to build on the already “very close relationship” between the two nations.
Drug driving to be outlawed
DAVID Cameron today confirmed the Government would outlaw drug driving as he praised the family of a schoolgirl killed by a cannabis user for their “brave” campaign to change the law.
Lillian Groves was 14 when she was knocked down and the driver went on to serve just four months in jail.
The Prime Minister said it “simply can’t be right” that the laws were not in place to punish drug drivers properly.
Detectives probe campsite tragedy
DETECTIVES were today investigating what caused a campsite tragedy which left a teenage girl dead and her family in hospital with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning.
The family of four – who have not been named – were discovered unconscious in their tent at a Shropshire campsite shortly before 10am yesterday.
The girl, believed to be 14 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene, despite efforts by a doctor staying on the site and paramedics to revive her after she suffered a cardiac arrest.