In a brave address to the Tory faithful in a virtual party conference, Boris Johnson said his Government were working for the day life is back to normal, and that the country must use the huge opportunities now to push through change.
The Prime Minister pledged to build back better and make Britain the most amazing place on earth, with a goal to look beyond coronavirus with a raft of new policies to concentrate on in the years to come.
The Prime Minister announced new details of his plans for banks to offer higher mortgages to get people on the housing ladder, and for more one to one teaching for students in the future.
And he peppered his address with jibes at the opposition with their million-pound homes in north London, and left human rights lawyers he insisted that he wouldn’t just expand the size of the state on and on.
He said that the coronavirus was not going to hold us back, slow us down and that we were definitely not going to let it get us down, even in the darkest moments, and he admitted that he’d had enough of this disease.
And he vowed that next time the party meets at the conference, it will be in person.
He promised that they would meet face to face and cheek by jowl and that they were working for the day when life will be back to normal.
He previously said that the constraints would last for up to at least the next six months, saying things would be bumpy up to Christmas and beyond.
The Prime Minister insisted the Government was working night and day to repel the virus and that they would succeed.
Boris Johnson also blasted claims that he wasn’t completely recovered from COVID as self-evident nonsense and propaganda, and he also hinted he wanted to improve social care with an insurance system, citing Winston Churchill’s words of ‘bringing the magic of averages to the rescue of millions’.
And he defended his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, saying he was propelled into erosions of liberty that they sincerely regret.
The Prime Minister said there was no reasonable choice to his knockdown policies, but acknowledged they were an erosion of liberties that the Government didn’t want to do.
The Prime Minister said the UK economy went into the pandemic with chronic underlying problems which he promised to address and he emphasised that far too many people across the country felt neglected and left out and that the Government was not on their side.
It appears that Boris Johnson has taken lessons in fortune-telling. How can he conceivably know when social distancing will end? Does he know when the virus is going to vanish, or is he having another dip into that crystal ball of his?
Guidance will have changed a thousand times before the end of the year, let alone in a years time.
Boris Johnson seems to sound extremely clear when he says a year. Is he banking that the vaccine will be available by then?
There will be lots of people that won’t want to have the vaccine, which means they could lose their jobs, will not be permitted in pubs and restaurants et cetera because they’ll have to prove they’ve had the vaccine, which wouldn’t have been tested for long term side effects, but hopefully the dark forces will get caught out by then.