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PM aide to do 'a bit less speaking'

David Cameron has revealed his enterprise adviser Lord Young will be doing "a bit less speaking" in future after provoking a storm of criticism with remarks about the recession.

The Prime Minister faced demands to fire the former Cabinet minister for saying that the vast majority of Britons had "never had it so good" despite the "so-called recession".

But Mr Cameron sought to draw a line under the row without sacking the peer, saying Lord Young would be getting on with "what he had been doing".

"Obviously he's extremely embarrassed. He's withdrawn what he said, he's apologised for what he said, and that's absolutely right," Mr Cameron said.

He added: "I mean, he's not a member of the Government, he doesn't speak for the Government and I think he'll be doing a bit less speaking in the future.

"He should get on with what he has been doing and he was obviously extremely embarrassed and he was very quick to retract completely what he said."


From Belfast Telegraph