Boris Johnson pledged that there will be “clean drinking water” if he’s prime minister at the final Conservative leadership hustings.
“This great country of ours”
Speaking in East London, Johnson said:
Do you really think this great country of ours is incapable of making Christmas dinner… I tell you the planes will fly, whatever deal we do… and there will be clean drinking water my friends, and there will be adequate supplies of glucose, and milk solids, and whey to make the Mars bars that we need, because where there’s a will there’s a way, ladies and gentleman
Boris Johnson now promising us "clean drinking water" in 2019.
— James Wright (@wrightismight) July 18, 2019
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If Boris Johnson's dominant personality trait is a desperation to entertain and be liked, there's an argument that he is fundamentally a creation of the entirety of British media, entertainment and political culture of the past 30 years.
— Will Davies (@davies_will) July 18, 2019
While Johnson offers “clean drinking water” post-Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour pledges:
- Free education at a Further Education (FE) level available to people “at any point in life”.
- Massive social housing programme to solve the housing crisis.
- A green new deal through rolling out local, democratic, and publicly-owned renewable energy firms.
The government will announce the next Conservative leader on 23 July. And Johnson, who is supposedly all-but guaranteed to win, has said that May’s Brexit deal is “effectively defunct” and is essentially readying the country for a no-deal Brexit.
After that, voters will have a clear choice. On the one hand, there’s Johnson’s arrogance, bluster, and idea-free nonsense. On the other, there’s a programme for real change under Corbyn. Bring on a general election.
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