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David Cameron answers your questions on YouTube

Prime Minister David Cameron has answered questions submitted during his tour of the Gulf region as part of YouTube's World View.

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David Cameron has answered questions submitted to the Prime Minister during his tour of the Gulf region as part of YouTube’s World View.

The interview, which was filmed by Al Jazeera for YouTube, covered a range of the most popular questions submitted by internet users over the past week on issues ranging from foreign affairs to domestic issues.

There were over 7,000 questions submitted to the PM which were voted on by users.

Some of the popular questions were on the recent violence in Libya. The PM said the situation was “completely unacceptable” and stressed that Libya’s actions must have consequences.

I think what Libya’s authorities are doing is completely unacceptable.  This violence, this meting out of vicious, brutal repression, including using aeroplanes, including troops on the streets, including live ammunition, is completely unacceptable and it must stop.

I completely back what Barack Obama said last night about this, and these actions - yes, they must have consequences: consequences in the UN Security Council, consequences for those responsible for them, and we should, as Barack Obama said, look at the full range of options in terms of doing that.

Mr Cameron was asked which world leader he would like to ask a question to and said he’d like to pose his to Libyan leader Colonel Qadhafi.

My question right now would be to Colonel Qadhafi, which is: ‘What on earth do you think you are doing? Stop it.’

Give your people a chance of freedom, democracy and a better future which is what everyone in this world wants and desires.

Mr Cameron also answered a number of questions on domestic issues such as higher education, immigration and public sector cuts as well as questions on Afghanistan, Iran and Israel.

Read more: David Cameron’s interview on YouTube’s World View

Published 26 February 2011