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“The coronavirus crisis is a catalyst for change & rdquor ;, he says Boris Johnson, an opportunity to “learn and improve”, leading to a better future for the British. In the closing speech of the Conservative Party virtual conference, the prime minister laid out his vision looking at the horizon of the 2030s. “Even in the darkest moments we can see a bright future and we can see how to build it and we are going to build it. together & rdquor;, Churchillian intoned. The question is whether the British. Like members of his own lineup, they believe him They believe him capable of leading that transformation after what has been seen in these months in office.

When the country continues in a state of emergency, with tens of thousands of citizens on the verge of losing their jobs and the coronavirus advancing again, Johnson opted for a hopeful message, with an idyllic vision of the future with which to comfort voters and regain the confidence of conservatives, increasingly critical of his management. He warned that the return to normality will not mean returning to what was before. It is not possible to settle for that. “History teaches us that events of such magnitude, wars, famines, plagues, events that affect a large part of humanity, like this virus, not only come and go. We cannot define the mission of this country as a mere restoration of normalcy. That’s not enough & rdquor ;.

Green revolution

The main promise of his speech was “an industrial green revolution”, for the next ten years, which sounded far removed from the problems that most distress and concern the British at the moment. “We believe that, in ten years, offshore wind power will supply energy to every home in our country & rdquor ;. If Saudi Arabia is the world leader in the oil trade, the UK will become the world leader in affordable renewable energy, he noted. There will be an investment of 160 million pounds (176 million euros) for the construction of “the next generation of wind turbines & rdquor; and floating wind turbines. An energy source Johnson himself had undervalued in 2013, something he said about, being wrong.

Seditious propaganda

Johnson promised to transform “The generation that rents & rdquor; in “the generation that buys & rdquor ;, with the government’s plan to allow the acquisition of houses with only a 5% deposit. That way, she says, two million more homeowners can be created, the biggest expansion since Margaret Thatcher’s time. In her speech, alone before the camera, she did not forget to mention the usual conservative values, such as pride in the history of Great Britain, or national unity, as opposed to what Scottish Labor and independence supporters postulate. She clarified that the cuts to freedoms imposed by the virus and the intervention of the State to sustain the economy will not last forever, nor are they to her liking. The current massive intervention in the economy is due to the emergency situation in which it finds itself, comparable to times of war, “But we must not draw the wrong economic conclusion from this crisis.” Johnson awaits the moment when the state can withdraw, once the worst of the epidemic is over, and “leave the private sector to act”.

Visibly thinner, confessed to losing almost twelve kilos, since he ended up in the hospital with the virus and obesity aggravated his condition and complicated his recovery. But he qualified as “sin sentido” and of “Propaganda sediciosa & rdquo;, the insistent rumors circulating in the press and among his own MPs, that he has lost energy and motivation to be prime minister, due to the disease.

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