– We are dealing with the biggest fundamental problems in our economy and society. Issues that previously could not be tackled by the government, Johnson told his party colleagues at a Tories national meeting on Wednesday.
This week, the party gathered for the national gathering in Manchester, the first physical national gathering in two years.
In his speech, Johnson promised a long-awaited overhaul of Britain’s economy, which has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic and the consequences of Brexit.
Ongoing fuel shortages and empty shelves in many of the country’s stores are only temporary challenges, Johnson assured.
– We are now heading in a new, long-awaited direction for the UK economy, said Johnson, who said the country would not return to what he called “uncontrolled immigration” before Brexit.
Instead, British companies will invest in people and technology to push the country in a direction where higher wages, better skills and productivity will be central, the Prime Minister said.
When the Tories last met physically in the National Assembly two years ago, he promised that Brexit would happen, which it did the following year. Then a pandemic broke out, which made the process even more challenging, and made it even more difficult for EU citizens to work in the UK.
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