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Boris Johnson vows ‘Roosevelt’ style plan to get UK back on track from coronavirus – but warns of ‘bumpy times’

Boris Johnson vows ‘Roosevelt’ style plan to get UK back on track from coronavirus – but warns of ‘bumpy times’

BORIS Johnson has promised a new ‘Roosevelt’ style deal to pull Britain out of the coronavirus crisis with a massive plan for investment.

The PM insisted he wanted the country to “bounce forward” with a brave new plan for the country, just like the ex-US President did in the 1930s after the Great Depression.

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Speaking to Times Radio this morning, the PM stressed there would be more money into education and new hospitals, adding: “I think this is the moment for a ‘Rooseveltian’ approach to the UK.”

He told the new radio station on its launch day: “This has been an absolute nightmare for the country, it’s gone through a profound shock.

“But in those moments you have an opportunity to change and do things better.

“Transport, broadband, you name it.”

The PM is to deliver a major speech in Dudley tomorrow outlining his bold new vision to get Britain back on track.

The investment would “pay off”, he vowed, but there would be tough times ahead.

“It’s going to be tough to come through this,” he said.

“We’ve had 8million people furloughed.

“We’ve seen a big fall in our GDP and everyone understands there will be some bumpy times.”

He also said today:

  • It would be a “mistake” to return to the days of austerity
  • Britain will be put on a diet to get fighting fit against future diseases as we are fatter than other countries
  • He admitted that “some things went wrong” but didn’t go into detail on any regrets

Boris said: “In the end, what you can’t do at this moment is go back to what people called austerity.

“That would be a mistake.”

 

 

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