BBC News – David Cameron: Conservatives can win general election

David Cameron campaigning during  the European electionsDavid Cameron says the celebration must work more durable to win over voters

David Cameron has insisted the Conservatives can win the subsequent general election regardless of being pushed into third place within the European elections.

The prime minister stated he appreciated individuals have been “disillusioned” with the EU and he “completely understood and acquired the message”.

He advised the BBC that solely Conservatives provided a referendum on UK membership.

The BBC’s Nick Robinson stated this “easy message” instilled confidence for a lot of inside the social gathering.

UKIP gained 23 MEPs, with the Tories having 19, behind Labour which has 20. The Conservative share of the vote was 23.N%, behind Labour on 25.A% and UKIP on 27.H%.

Some Conservative MPs have expressed dismay on the efficiency and Mr Cameron stated he was “dissatisfied” for the MEPs – together with its former chief in Brussels Martin Callanan – who misplaced their seats.

‘Clear message’

But he stated the vote strengthened his perception that the UK’s relationship with the EU wanted to vary.

“I take a really clear message from the election. People are deeply disillusioned with the EU. They do not feel the present preparations are working properly sufficient for Britain they usually need change.

“I would say that message is completely acquired and understood.”

While he was an instinctive “reformer” who, within the referendum would “give the selection to the British individuals of whether or not to remain or go”, Labour backed the “established order” in Europe and the Lib Dems didn’t need any change.

Mr Cameron rejected ideas that UKIP’s victory was a snub for the Westminster elite in general and for Mr Farage’s totally different campaigning type, saying the UKIP chief was a “consummate politician” who was already discussing techniques for the 2015 general election.

He once more dismissed any speak of pre-election pacts, at both a nationwide or constituency degree, saying he was “one hundred%” targeted on delivering an outright Conservative victory.

He stated Labour had received a decrease share of the vote within the 2004 European election and managed to comfortably win a general election the yr after.

“It is feasible to win from right here,” he stated. “We have simply received to have an actual give attention to what actually issues which is finishing our financial plan and turning our nation spherical.”

Foreign Secretary William Hague stated the rise of Eurosceptic events ought to function a wake-up name to European politicians.

‘Free hit’

UKIP’s help would change for subsequent yr’s general election, he advised BBC News. “They can have a free hit; they can have a vote that doesn’t have the results of bringing the fallacious authorities in,” he stated.

“So it is rather totally different to a general election.”

But backbencher Bernard Jenkin wrote on Twitter: “Some of us who opposed Maastricht 20 years in the past predicted it might result in the rise of the appropriate within the EU: and right here we’re.”

And Clacton MP Douglas Carswell added: “So perhaps these of us who typically banged on about Europe have been on to one thing?”

The European election outcomes come simply days after the Conservative Party misplaced greater than 200 seats in native polls, prompting ministers to vow harder curbs on immigration.

Home Secretary Theresa May stated they have been contemplating deporting individuals who got here to the UK to work, however who couldn’t discover a job after six months.

They have been additionally taking a look at chopping the size of time migrants might declare advantages from six months to 3 months, she stated.

Conservative get together chairman Grant Shapps stated the election outcomes have been “a command for Britain to get a greater deal” in Europe – however he rejected calls by Tory grandee David Davis to convey ahead a proposed in/out EU referendum to 2016, saying negotiations on this might H:thirteen pm – Source: bbc.co.uk
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