ER Editor: A strong MSM warning against the Mail is in order here. We’re taking this article in the spirit of public record: ‘they said this on that day’. Notice below that in this ‘people’s government’, the unions are having their wings seriously clipped. Similarly, promises are always made about the NHS while they’re secretly trying to privatize even more of it.
See also this from today, titled Boris’s ultimatum to Brussels: Johnson introduces new clause to Brexit bill that rules out delaying departure from EU rules beyond 2020 by LAW – but raises the risk of leaving with No Deal. To get Brexit accomplished, coming into effect on January 31st, Boris will not go along with a long transition period during which EU laws and free movement of people still operate, originally devised by Theresa May to continue up to 2022. Instead, it will end a year from now, December 2020. Johnson is also seeking a Canada-style free trade agreement where divergence on regulations in certain sectors becomes possible, instead of May’s ‘high-alignment’ model. Note that the EU wants both the longer transition period and May’s trade model.
See also this short piece from Zerohedge titled UK PM Johnson Boycotts Davos Trip, Bans Ministers From Drinking “Champagne With Billionaires”.
‘Welcome to the people’s government’: Boris Johnson hits the ground running vowing to honour the ‘trust’ of working-class voters with tougher border controls, NHS boost and cash for the North
- Boris Johnson is hitting the ground running after securing an historic victory in the election last Thursday
- The PM will welcome 109 new Tory MPs, many from long-time Labour seats, to Westminster this afternoon
- Key new policies include £100billion Northern infrastructure fund, £34billion extra funding for the NHS
- Mr Johnson will carry out a limited reshuffle today to fill vacancies at the Culture and Wales departments
- But he is plotting a much bigger shake-up set for February, with up to a third of existing ministers culled
Boris Johnson hit the ground running today in the wake of his stunning election victory – vowing to honour the trust of working-class voters by delivering tougher border controls, an NHS boost and more cash for the North.
The PM has been meeting key ministers and aides in Downing Street as he gets down to business following the dazzling result, where he secured an 80-strong majority by smashing Labour’s ‘Red Wall’.
Speaking to reporters outside No.10, Chancellor Sajid Javid said: ‘Welcome to the people’s government.’
Mr Johnson will welcome 109 new Tory MPs to Westminster this afternoon with a message that addressing voters’ concerns now could see the Tories win a record fifth term in 2024 – and rule throughout the 2020s.
He will carry out a limited reshuffle to fill gaps left by the departures of former culture secretary Nicky Morgan and former Welsh secretary Alun Cairns.
But he is already planning a more radical shake-up in February, which could see up to a third of existing ministers culled and a major overhaul of the Whitehall machine.
Speaking to reporters outside No10, Chancellor Sajid Javid said: ‘Welcome to the people’s government.’ Foreign Dominic Raab was also in Downing Street today
The new department will focus on putting in place an Australian-style points-based immigration system and toughening up the UK’s borders – leaving the Home Office to focus on the fight against crime.
Mr Johnson will also use a £100 billion infrastructure fund to reward voters in the Midlands and the North who voted Conservative for the first time.
His strategy of ‘Boosterism’ will involve pumping cash into neglected regions in an attempt to increase opportunity.
In a message to supporters yesterday, he said: ‘Let’s unite this country, let’s spread opportunity to every corner of the UK, with superb education, superb infrastructure and technology. Let’s get this done and move forward.’
On Thursday, he will unveil his Queen’s Speech which will legislate to deliver an extra £34billion funding for the NHS.
His programme will also include a framework for the immigration system, together with new laws to increase the amount that migrants pay to use the NHS.
Other measures will include longer sentences for terrorists and serious criminals, laws to limit the impact of strikes in the public sector and measures to end no-fault evictions for renters – addressing day-to-day concerns of voters.
Commuters using Northern Rail and South West Trains have been hit by damaging strikes this year. A new Minimum Service Agreement Bill would force unions to guarantee a certain level of services – probably 50 per cent – to reduce the impact on commuters. Speaking ahead of the PM’s meeting with new Tory MPs, a No 10 source said: ‘The seismic events on Thursday returned Conservative MPs in Bolsover, in Blyth and in Bishop Auckland to name but a few.
‘This election and the new generation of MPs that have resulted from Labour towns turning blue will help change our politics for the better.
‘The PM has been very clear that we have a responsibility to deliver a better future for our country and that we must repay the public’s trust by getting Brexit done.
‘Our job is to serve the people of this country, and the ‘People’s Government’ will deliver on the people’s priorities.’
Jubiliant Tory MPs are descending on Parliament today after the ‘blue tsunami’ of the election.
Triumphant Conservatives are reporting for duty in Westminster after demolishing Labour’s ‘Red Wall’ of Leave-backing strongholds in the North, Midlands and Wales.
Dehenna Davison – the first Tory ever to represent Bishop Auckland – tweeted a picture of herself with a backpack having been given her induction by Commons staff – joking that was like Paddington Bear.
Others shared photos of their trips to the London and at Parliament, clearly excited to start fulfilling their promises to secure Brexit.
Mr Sunak told the BBC’s Andrew Marr show yesterday that the Government’s focus was on delivering Brexit and then ‘levelling up across the United Kingdom, making sure that opportunity is spread’.
Mr Gove told Sky News: ‘We need to make sure that economic opportunity is more equally spread across the whole country and we need to invest in the infrastructure and also the improvement for skills and education necessary in order to make sure that opportunity is more equal.’
New Bishop Auckland MP Dehenna Davison, Stockton South MP Matt Vickers, Darlington MP Peter Gibson, Sedgefield MP Paul Howell and Redcar MP Jacob Young dubbed themselves ‘the Blue Wall’ as they caught the train down to London together from the North East.
Just days after Mr Johnson’s historic landslide, Tory strategists already have their eye on the next election. A senior source said: ‘The first six to 12 months are key. People have got real expectations of change and we have got to show we are delivering it.
‘People need to feel this first term has worked for them, they need to be able to point to things locally that have changed, they need to feel that their lives have got better – otherwise they will not vote for us again. That is not easy and we need to refocus the whole of government to do it.’
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