PM gives speech as Leicester faces local lockdown and ONS reports excess deaths have stopped
Turning to the union of the UK, Johnson says tackling coronavirus has been a partnership.
It was the might of the UK treasury that set up that furlough scheme – in all corners of the country and sent massive and immediate extra funding to all four parts of the UK.
We will carry out a study of all future road, rail, air and cross-sea links between our four parts of the UK.
When did a government first promise to dual the A1 to Scotland ? It was 1992.
Johnson says the goverment will continue with its NHS funding programme – the biggest ever, he claims.
He says he will reform social care.
We will end the injustice that some people have to sell their homes to finance the costs of their care while others do not. We are finalising our plans and we will build a cross-party consensus.
We have learned the wonders of Zoom and MS Teams, the joys of muting or unmuting our colleagues, but we still need to travel and the time has come when we must unite and level up in the most basic way possible – not just with HS2 and NPR but with better roads, better rail, unblocking the central Manchester bottleneck that delays services across the north and 4000 brand new zero carbon buses and a massive new plan for cycleways and we will build and rebuild those vital connexions to every part of the UK.