6 Oct 2021

Johnson says he has ‘guts’ to tackle problems previous governments have shirked

Political Editor

Boris Johnson told the Conservative Party conference that his government will fix the “long-term structural problems of the British economy”. He distanced himself from previous Conservative administrations, saying he would deal with problems that “no government has had the guts to tackle before”.

He also said he would rebalance the country’s “lop-sided” economy, making big investments that other governments had “shirked”.

But the speech was light on the detail of how these changes will be made.