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Boris Johnson says now is the time to be “ambitious” about the future of the nation. He’s set out a £5 billion recovery plan to boost the economy after the coronavirus pandemic.
However the Prime Minister refused to rule out higher taxes to pay for the costs of tackling the crisis, which has hit some of the UK’s most deprived communities particularly hard.
Mr Johnson went to the West Midlands, promising to build more homes and infrastructure projects.
But critics say the plans are nowhere near enough to give the economy the help it needs.
Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg.
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In This: Boris Johnson
Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is a British politician, writer, and former journalist, who has served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since 2019. He was Foreign Secretary from 2016 to 2018 and Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016.