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Prime Minister David Cameron's New Year's message: 2011 a 'difficult' year

The government's spending cuts are necessary and not driven by ideological zeal, Prime Minister David Cameron has insisted in his new year message.

He said the economy was now out of the danger zone, but warned of much "heavy lifting" ahead in 2011.

The PM also said more needed to be done to counter Islamic extremism amid the ongoing, "serious" UK terror threat.

The BBC's Gary O'Donoghue reports.

  • 31 Dec 2010
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