msnbc | May 11, 2010
>> news out of the uk. david cameron is arriving as you can see to a flurry of activity at 10 downing street . the new prime minister. listen. this is the new prime minister, david cameron .
>> before i talk about that new government , let me say something about the one that has just passed. compared with a decade ago, this country is more open at home and more compassionate abroad. that is something we should all be grateful for. on behalf of the whole country, i'd like to pay tribute to the outgoing prime minister for his long record of dedicated public service . 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 , and 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. 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. 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, to 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? when we don't ask what am i just owed, but more what can i give. and a guide for society that those who can, should and those who can't, we will always help. i want to make sure 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. this is going to be hard and difficult work. a coalition will throw up all sorts of challenges. but i believe together we can provide that strong and stable government that our country needs based on those values, rebuilding family, rebuilding community, above all, rebuilding responsibility in our country. those are the things i care about. those are the things that this government will now start work on doing. thank you very much .
>> david cameron speaking outside 10 downing street in london, the new prime minister. we should mention he's a conservative leader, of course. he is the youngest prime minister in almost 200 years in the uk. in this speech he said he wants the former government people can trust. that's his wife, samantha, with him as they walk in. she, by the way, is pregnant. their baby is due in september. lots of changes in the life of david cameron . you can see photographers both inside and outside of 10 downs street. we'll continue to keep an eye on this as the hordes of people gather