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Bloomberg Backs Cameron in UK

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

British Prime Minister David Cameron and Mayor Michael Bloomberg have a hotdog outside of Penn Station British Prime Minister David Cameron and Mayor Michael Bloomberg have a hotdog outside of Penn Station (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is in the United Kingdom, lending his support to Prime Minister David Cameron. He praised Cameron for what he called “government reform and accountability,” during a speech at the Conservative Party Conference.

The mayor also took the opportunity to praise New York City.

“Crime in New York City is down more than 30 percent compared to a decade ago, high school graduation rates are up 40 percent and the welfare rolls are down 25 percent,” he said, adding that reaching those benchmarks “was not easy.”

Bloomberg, who spoke of his links to the U.K, drew parallels between New York and the policies of the Cameron government, most notably working toward bringing more research and development to help spur economic growth.

To watch Bloomberg's remarks at the conference, click here.

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