Johnson announces premium increase for math and science teachers moving to disadvantaged areas
Johnson says today it is announcing a £ 3,000 upgrade bonus to send the best math and science teachers to the places that need them most.
He says the UK will welcome refugees from Afghanistan.
But he says he wants to fight against human trafficking.
He says he supports the Broken Windows Crime Theory.
He quotes an expert who asked why the government is worried about pet theft. But if you can steal a pet, there will be no limit to your depravity, he says.
He praises Priti Patel for introducing tougher measures for highway protesters.
And he accuses Labor of voting against tougher penalties for sex offenses. He says cowardly men get away with violence against women, and he won’t tolerate it.
Johnson Labor says wants to let people get away with using drugs. It’s a response “straight out of the North London washrooms,” he says.
And he claims that in Islington, under Labor, there are even children’s races where no one wins. It’s not a preparation for life, let alone for the Olympics, he says.
And inequalities are within regions, not just between them, he says.
What monkey glands do they apply to Ribble Valley, what royal jelly do they eat to live seven years longer than the people of Blackpool, just 33 miles away.
He quotes Gray’s Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, which deals with the loss of opportunity.
He says Thomas Gray wrote this to Stoke Poges, which is now one of the wealthiest villages in England.
He says leveling will work for the whole country as it will take the pressure off places like Stoke Poges.
And he uses the cleared passage overnight. See 9:56 a.m.
He says, for example, that there should be truck stops for drivers so they don’t have to urinate in the bushes.
He says it will lead to a high wage economy.
But it will take time, he says.
He says the delayed release made the problem worse.
He says it is unfair that cancer treatment is publicly funded but Alzheimer’s treatment is not.
And he says the government will use new technologies to help; it will ensure that electronic patient records can be easily shared between health and social services.
He remembers being hospitalized last year and seeing a hole dug in front of his window. Maybe it was for him, he said.
There is now a new pediatric unit there, he says.
He says the NHS is the priority of the British people.
Does anyone think funding the NHS shouldn’t be a priority?
And he says Margaret Thatcher would not have ignored the problem. And she would have opposed more borrowing to finance it.
He says the Tories are the party that has looked after the NHS for most of its history.
But he had to persuade people that it was safe, so he sent senior government officials to show that anyone could dance safely (Michael Gove).
As usual, Johnson’s speech is like one of his old Telegraph columns. It is full of flowery and extravagant phrases. You will need to read the text to get the full flavor.
He says it’s amazing to be back here in person.
It pays homage to the Tories who won in places the party has never won before, like Hartlepool.