UK return to recession "very, very disappointing:" PM

LONDON Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:15am EDT

LONDON (Reuters) - Figures showing Britain's economy fell back into recession in the first quarter of this year were "very, very disappointing", British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday.

"I don't seek to excuse them. I don't see to try to explain them away. There is no complacency at all in this government in dealing with what is a very tough situation that frankly has just got tougher."," Cameron told parliament.

Britain's economy unexpectedly slipped into recession in the first three months of this year, shrinking 0.2 percent after a 0.3 percent fall in the last three months of 2011.

(Reporting by Matt Falloon, Editing by Mohammed Abbas)

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Timbuk3 wrote:
There must be some way for the GOP to blame Obama for this…

Apr 25, 2012 12:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
scythe wrote:
and camerooned will still flit off to tuscany for his hols

disappointed, but not affected

Apr 25, 2012 2:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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