Frases de David Cameron
Fecha de nacimiento: 9. Octubre 1966
David William Donald Cameron /ˈkæmrən/ es un político conservador británico y primer ministro del Reino Unido desde el 11 de mayo de 2010. Después de ganar en las Elecciones generales del Reino Unido de 2010 y tras la posterior renuncia del entonces primer ministro Gordon Brown, del Partido Laborista se formó un gobierno de coalición con los Liberal Demócratas. Luego en las elecciones generales del Reino Unido de 2015 ganó una mayoría absoluta de 6 sillas. También es First Lord of the Treasury, nombramiento conjunto al de primer ministro, y miembro de la Cámara de los Comunes del Parlamento del Reino Unido por la circunscripción electoral de Witney en Oxfordshire.
Estudió Filosofía, Política y Economía en la Universidad de Oxford, obteniendo los mejores resultados de su promoción. Más tarde se incorporó al departamento de investigación del Partido Conservador, pasando luego a ser asesor principal, primero de Norman Lamont y más tarde de Michael Howard. También trabajó durante siete años como director de comunicación en la empresa Carlton Comunications.
En 1997 se presentó por primera vez como candidato conservador al Parlamento por la circunscripción de Stafford, perdiendo la elección. No obstante, volvió a presentarse en 2001 por la circunscripción electoral de Witney, logrando esta vez la victoria. En su segundo año como parlamentario fue promovido a miembro de la primera bancada de la oposición, llegando a ser el jefe de campaña del Partido Conservador en las elecciones generales del Reino Unido de 2005.
Cameron fue elegido ese mismo año como líder del Partido Conservador, al ser considerado como un candidato joven y moderado que atraería al electorado juvenil. Logró superar en las encuestas de intención de voto a Tony Blair, rompiendo la tendencia de diez años de supremacía del Partido Laborista. A pesar de situarse durante unos meses por detrás de Gordon Brown, sucesor de Tony Blair como primer ministro y líder laborista, los Conservadores siguieron en cabeza a lo largo de 2008, llegando a obtener 13 puntos de ventaja sobre los Laboristas en enero de 2009.
En las elecciones generales de 2010, celebradas el seis de mayo, los Conservadores obtuvieron la mayor parte de representantes pero no la mayoría absoluta en el Parlamento, situación denominada hung Parliament o parlamento colgado. Esta situación obligó a los Conservadores a pactar con los Liberales para formar gobierno y, de este modo, poder proclamar a David Cameron como primer ministro el 11 de mayo de 2010. Cameron es el primer ministro más joven desde el gobierno de Robert Jenkinson, 2.º conde de Liverpool, elegido en 1812. Además, el gabinete de Cameron es el primer gobierno de coalición en el Reino Unido desde la Segunda Guerra Mundial.
En las elecciones del 7 de mayo 2015 fue reelegido para otros cinco años de gobernación. Afirmó que el buen resultado en las votaciones fue consecuencia de una "campaña positiva" para "salvaguardar la economía y crear empleo" y también para "planificar otros cinco años".
Cerca de 50 millones de británicos acudieron a las urnas para renovar la Cámara de los Comunes del Parlamento de Westminster.
Frases David Cameron
„It is here in Britain where in one or two generations people can come with nothing and rise as high as their talent allows. It is here in Britain where success is achieved not in spite of our diversity, but because of our diversity.“
— David Cameron
Context: It is here in Britain where different people, from different backgrounds, who follow different religions and different customs don’t just rub alongside each other but are relatives and friends; husbands, wives, cousins, neighbours and colleagues. It is here in Britain where in one or two generations people can come with nothing and rise as high as their talent allows. It is here in Britain where success is achieved not in spite of our diversity, but because of our diversity.
— David Cameron
Context: I joined this party because I believe in freedom. We are the only party believing that if you give people freedom and responsibility, they will grow stronger and society will grow stronger. Speech to Conservative Party Conference http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2005/oct/04/conservatives2005.conservatives3 (4 October 2005)
„One of the tasks that we clearly have is to rebuild trust in our political system. Yes, that's about cleaning up expenses, yes, that's about reforming parliament, and yes, it's about making sure people are in control and that the politicians are always their servants and never their masters.
But I believe it's also something else — it's about being honest about what government can achieve. Real change is not what government can do on its own, real change is when everyone pulls together, comes together, works together, when we all exercise our responsibilities to ourselves, our families, to our communities and to others. And I want to help try and build a more responsible society here in Britain, one where we don't just ask what are my entitlements but what are my responsibilities, one where we don't ask what am I just owed but more what can I give, and a guide for that society that those that can should and those who can't we will always help.
I want to make sure that my Government always looks after the elderly, the frail, the poorest in our country.
We must take everyone through us on some of the difficult decisions that we have ahead.
Above all it will be a Government that is built on some clear values, values of freedom, values of fairness and values of responsibility. I want us to build an economy that rewards work, I want us to build a society with stronger families and stronger communities and I want a political system that people can trust and look up to once again.“
„Britain is a special country. We have so many great advantages: a Parliamentary democracy where we resolve great issues about our future through peaceful debate; a great trading nation, with our science and arts, our engineering and our creativity, respected the world over. And while we are not perfect, I do believe we can be a model for the multi-racial, multi-faith democracy, where people can come and make a contribution and rise to the very highest that their talent allows.“
— David Cameron
Speech delivered outside outside 10 Downing Street, announcing that he would resign as prime minister after British voters chose to leave the European Union in a referendum (June 24, 2016), see David Cameron's resignation speech in full http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/24/europe/david-cameron-full-resignation-speech/ (published by CNN)
„What we are fighting, in Islamist extremism, is an ideology. It is an extreme doctrine. And like any extreme doctrine, it is subversive. At its furthest end it seeks to destroy nation-states to invent its own barbaric realm. And it often backs violence to achieve this aim – mostly violence against fellow Muslims – who don’t subscribe to its sick worldview. But you don’t have to support violence to subscribe to certain intolerant ideas which create a climate in which extremists can flourish. Ideas which are hostile to basic liberal values such as democracy, freedom and sexual equality. Ideas which actively promote discrimination, sectarianism and segregation. Ideas – like those of the despicable far right – which privilege one identity to the detriment of the rights and freedoms of others. And ideas also based on conspiracy: that Jews exercise malevolent power; or that Western powers, in concert with Israel, are deliberately humiliating Muslims, because they aim to destroy Islam. In this warped worldview, such conclusions are reached – that 9/11 was actually inspired by Mossad to provoke the invasion of Afghanistan; that British security services knew about 7/7, but didn’t do anything about it because they wanted to provoke an anti-Muslim backlash. And like so many ideologies that have existed before – whether fascist or communist – many people, especially young people, are being drawn to it. We need to understand why it is proving so attractive.“
„Look what happened in Tower Hamlets, in the heart of our capital city. We had political corruption on an epic scale: with voters intimidated and a court adjudicating on accusations of ‘undue spiritual influence’ for the first time since the 19th century. As the judge said: those in authority were too afraid to ‘confront wrongdoing for fear of allegations of racism’. Well this has got to stop.“
„In terms of the future, our country has a hung parliament where no party has an overall majority and we have some deep and pressing problems — a huge deficit, deep social problems, a political system in need of reform. For those reasons, I aim to form a proper and full coalition between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats. I believe that is the right way to provide this country with the strong, the stable, the good and decent government that I think we need so badly.
Nick Clegg and I are both political leaders who want to put aside party differences and work hard for the common good and for the national interest. I believe that is the best way to get the strong government that we need, decisive Government that we need today.“
„For all our successes as multi-racial, multi-faith democracy, we have to confront a tragic truth that there are people born and raised in this country who don’t really identify with Britain – and who feel little or no attachment to other people here. Indeed, there is a danger in some of our communities that you can go your whole life and have little to do with people from other faiths and backgrounds.“
„I think some of these schemes - and I think particularly of the Jimmy Carr scheme - I have had time to read about and I just think this is completely wrong.“
— David Cameron
About comedian Jimmy Carr's tax arrangements, speaking to ITV News during a round of TV interviews during his trip to Mexico - " David Cameron Brands Jimmy Carr's Tax Arrangements 'Morally Wrong' http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/06/20/david-cameron-jimmy-carr-tax_n_1612757.html", The Huffington Post UK, 20 June 2012
„I came into politics because I love this country, I think its best days still lie ahead and I believe deeply in public service, and I think the service our country needs right now is to face up to our really big challenges, to confront our problems, to take difficult decisions, to lead people through those difficult decisions so that together we can reach better times ahead.“
„I want you to come with me. We'll be tested, and challenged, but we'll never give up. We'll never turn back. So let the message go out from this conference, a modern compassionate Conservatism is right for our times, right for our party — and right for our country. If we go for it, if we seize it, if we fight for it with every ounce of passion, vigour and energy from now until the next election, nothing and no one can stop us.“
— David Cameron
Speech to Conservative Party Conference http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2005/oct/04/conservatives2005.conservatives3 (4 October 2005)