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David Cameron has used his Spring Forum address to show that he is not a politician who’ll say anything to get elected but will make the tough decisions in Britain’s interests:

"If last year was all about change, then this year is more about grit – the gritty determination to say where we stand on the big issues, to stick to our guns, to take tough decisions.  And when the right thing to say is unpopular, to say it anyway, because it’s right."

"[Gordon Brown] says he’s against green taxes. He’s telling people what they want to hear – that you can go green without paying the price. That’s not leadership, that’s not substance."

"It’s only easy to do the softer things, like talk about how much your family means to you.  But it’s only when you do the tough things that people know you’re serious."

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