Tory manifesto shifts away from spending taps

Boris Johnson during a visit to Addenbroke's Hospital

Launching the Tory Manifesto yesterday, Boris Johnson moved away from the idea of spending huge amounts and instead focused on ‘Getting Brexit Done’ and his main pledge for £50,000 new nurses by 2024. He also promised to get his Brexit deal back before Christmas, and hopes that he will have the sufficient numbers to get it through easily. It gives the Tories the vague aura of financial responsibility, and has avoided the calamity of Theresa May’s ‘nothing has changed launch’ in 2017.

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