David Cameron pledges 2016 ‘game-changer’ in new year’s message
1 January 2016
From the section UK Politics
Media captionDavid Cameron said extremists “will not defeat us”
David Cameron says 2016 will be a “game-changer” for the UK, pledging reforms to home ownership and a crackdown on extremism.
In a new year message, the PM says he is determined to “secure our future” with the EU referendum, which could be held in 2016.
Jeremy Corbyn says 2016 will mark the “start of the journey” towards a Labour government.
In his new year’s message, the Labour leader pledges to fight austerity.
Mr Corbyn, who has faced criticism from some MPs since winning the leadership election in September, says he was elected “on a mandate for change”.
With his first major electoral tests looming in May’s local and devolved administration elections, he says his party will “offer a real alternative: a politics that gives people a say in the decisions that affect them, and an economy based on long-term investment, instead of self-defeating austerity”.
Media captionJeremy Corbyn praised his party’s achievements in 2015 but said they would do “much more” in 2016
The Labour leader says he will tackle David Cameron’s government “much more” on cuts to local councils and lack of investment.
Mr Cameron says some people choose to “shout into megaphones, wave banners and sign petitions”.
Source:: BBC UK