LONDON — British Prime Minister David Cameron tried to soothe a restive party and woo a skeptical electorate Wednesday with a 50-minute speech that boiled down to one central theme: It’s the economy, stupid.
Britain’s battered economy has dominated Cameron’s three-and-half years in office, a period of deep recession, weak recovery, and government austerity. With the economy growing once again, if slowly, Cameron felt able to say: Trust us, we’re on the right track.
‘‘We are not there by a long way,’’ Cameron said in a speech to his Conservative Party’s annual conference. ‘‘But we are on our way.’’ Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.