Boris Johnson branded ‘continuity Cameron’ as new PM unveils domestic policy

Posted on Jul 27 2019 - 5:45am by admin

Former Culture Minister, Ed Vaizey MP, said Mr Johnson is doing a lot of what Mr Cameron would be “comfortable with”. His comments come as Mr Johnson prepares to unveil new plans to “turbo-charge” regional growth and prosperity with major infrastructure projects. Following a speech in Manchester, the Prime Minister will pledge to fund a new rail route between Manchester and Leeds.

His £3 billion pledge comes after Mr Cameron invested £9.4 billion into railways across England and Wales in 2012.

Mr Vaizey told BBC Newsnight: “I see it very much as ‘continuity Cameron’ actually.

“I think a lot of what he’s doing David Cameron would be very comfortable with.

“I think he’s got a diverse Cabinet, he’s talking about a lot of the issues that concerns particularly Tory MPs.

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“For example, education funding. I represent a rural seat.

“All of that is pretty standard issue stuff.

“Brexit, of course. I’ve put Brexit in a box when I give you that analysis because obviously Brexit is going to be the thing in the next three months and possibly in the future.”

Mr Johnson has promised supporters the UK will leave the EU by October 31 with or without a deal.

The Prime Minister has since announced he will meet US President Donald Trump next month to discuss Brexit, Downing Street confirmed.

The two leaders will meet at the G7 Summit in Biarritz in August.

They both spoke to each other by phone on Friday evening and expressed their commitment to deliver an “ambitious free trade agreement” post-Brexit.

Downing Street also said Mr Trump congratulated Boris Johnson on his new role.

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