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David William Donald Cameron is a British politician who served as the Prime Minister of the U.K. since 2010 and also as a Member of Parliament for Witney since 2001. He has been in the news recently as he decided to quit after UK voted to leave EU. UK's historic Brexit vote to leave the EU triggered David Cameron's resignation and crippled the global markets.
David has had a wonderful span of 10 years as the president of the UK but there have been times when he was unable to complete his promises. On the occasion of UK becoming the first country to leave the EU since its inception, let's have a look at some of David Cameron's decisions and facts.
In 2010, Cameron had vowed that in the coming 5-year span, all books will be balanced which means the economy will be stable but has failed time and again in keeping up with his promise. His government has failed to meet the expectations on the economic front. Stats show that the deficit is set to be more than £73 billion this year.
Before the 2010 elections, David Cameron had promised that no reorganizations of the NHS will be formed. He clearly said that "No more pointless reorganizations." Despite opposition from health professionals, patients and public the biggest reorganization of the NHS took place.
The reorganization of NHS was the government's biggest mistake according to some senior conservatives.
David Cameron had "no plans" of increasing VAT before the 2010 elections but the promise was immediately broken by him when the VAT was hiked by 20%. This move resulted in costing an additional £450 per year for a family with children.
David Cameron had said that he wanted to provide the people with the most family friendly government ever but he failed to do so. His policies and decisions have affected the people adversely. His childcare policies have been massively delayed.
David Cameron said that he wanted to lead a government which promotes green Britain, but Cameron has failed in doing so. Since 2010 Cameron led government has been cutting support for solar panels on homes and industrial solar projects. The government has scrapped the green deal to help people insulate homes.
In his leadership acceptance speech, Cameron had said that he wanted youngsters to have good careers and well-paid jobs in the coming years and he failed to fulfil the statement. Youngsters who are about to enter the universities have a face which is burdened with decades of debt as a result of trebled tuition fees.
In his December 2005 acceptance speech he pledged that the safety, the dignity in old age will be the priority of the government. But there have been cuts in the social care which have hit the elderly hard while the plans to introduce a cap on social care costs have been delayed until 2020.
We wish David Cameron all the best for his next responsibility.