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Britain to face "great challenges" in 2012: deputy PM

(Xinhua)

13:30, December 29, 2011

LONDON, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) -- Britain will face "many great challenges" in 2012, said Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg in a new year message to Liberal Democrats released on Wednesday.

"A country that was at risk of falling prey to the international markets has been pulled back from the brink," Clegg said in a video massage.

But the economic rescue mission was not completed and more work was needed, he said.

"We have had to make some very difficult decisions, but they've been the right ones for the long term good of our country," Clegg said.

The coalition government led by Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron came to power in 2010, pledging to tackle Britain's record deficit with a string of harsh austerity measures, but has faced pressure to ease off to promote economic growth.

"The next year will be one that poses many great challenges for everyone in Britain, but I know we must continue to do what's right for our country," the deputy prime minister said.

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