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12 May 2015, 16:40
David Cameron has told workers at a tea factory in the North East that it is ``almost impossible to get a decent cup of tea in Europe''.
The Prime Minister was on his first engagement outside London since the election.
Mr Cameron shared a cup of tea and chatted with staff at the Tetley factory in Stockton-on-Tees. He toured the factory before addressing assembled staff next to the production line.
He urged staff at the ``fantastically successful business'' to keep exporting their products abroad. ``Because, as we all know, as soon as you cross the Channel, it's almost impossible to get a decent cup of tea,'' he said.
Mr Cameron told workers the Conservatives were focusing on employment, childcare and welfare reform.
"We need to have full employment and that means another two million jobs in this parliament and that's what I want to achieve.''
Mr Cameron added that it was ``absolutely essential'' that parents received help with childcare. ``One of the first things we're going to do is legislate to help with childcare,'' he said. ``And that will be in the Queen's Speech in a few days time.''
He said his party were going to continue to reform welfare. ``I want a country where work pays and where it pays to work,'' he said.