Prime Minister David Cameron has said that he wants to make Britain number 1 for LGBTI people once again.

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Speaking at an IDAHOT reception yesterday evening Prime Minster David Cameron said that he wanted to make the UK the number 1 place for LGBTI people to live again, after the UK slipped two places behind Malta and Belgium.

Speaking to an invited audience at 10 Downing Street ahead of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, Mr Cameron said,

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“Last year, I’d have been able to say how proud I was to be Prime Minister of what was officially the best country in Europe to be gay, bisexual or transgender – but that’s no longer the case.

“Malta has overtaken us! I don’t know quite what happened – I’ve got to get out to Malta and find out because I want this top spot back again.

He went on to praise LGBTI community leaders and thanked them for their continuous help and for keeping up the pressure on the Conservative government on issues that affect the community at large, saying that politicians were like computers and if you put rubbish data in you’d get rubbish results out.

The PM continued,

“I want to thank you for all the work that you do, because in many ways politicians are a bit like computers: you don’t give us the information, we can’t act. Rubbish in, rubbish out.

“We need quality information and quality facts, and I think we’ve showed in the Coalition government over the last five years and I hope in this majority government too that we take these issues seriously.

“We want to solve the problems, whether it’s legislation, whether it’s practise, whether it’s culture, or whether it’s talking around the world.”