In Prime Minister's Questions, I welcomed the fact that unemployment is down and the British economy is growing.
Charlie: The Leader of the Opposition will not, but will the Prime Minister welcome the International Monetary Fund saying this week that Britain has the "fastest-growing advanced economy" in the world? Will he welcome today's announcement that unemployment is falling in Dover, Deal and across Britain, and does he agree with President Obama that we "must be doing something right"?
The Prime Minister: I thought it was very kind of the President of the United States to make that point about doing something right, and the IMF is absolutely clear. It said:
"The UK is leading in a very eloquent and convincing way in the European Union. A few countries, only a few, are driving growth:".
That is what the IMF thinks about the British and American economies. Obviously that is helping in Dover where the claimant count is down by 28% since the election, but we should not be satisfied until everyone who wants a job in our country is able to get a job in our country, and until our employment rate is the best in the G7. That is what I would define as achieving what we want, which is full employment in our country.
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