Boris Johnson ‘wants to beat Margaret Thatcher’s 11 years in office’
God help us
Boris Johnson has said that he hopes to serve the UK as Prime Minister for another decade in the hopes of beating Margaret Thatcher's 11 years in office, reports The Times.
Setting out his plans for the 2024 election for the first time, Johnson said the public would be able to see his “great, great project” of progress across the UK. “It’s going to take a while, it’s going to take ten years,” he said.
The Times reports that Johnson has told Ministers he wants to outlast Thatcher, and he views this weeks National Insurance rise as a vital part of his legacy.
I feel nauseous 🤮.
The Prime Minister is said to want to 'build a legacy' with more funding to the NHS and social care, through a planned rise in national insurance.
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Dominic Cummings had previously said that Johnson wouldn't last in number 10 as he was merely there to make money.
"Boris will want to go on and on," a cabinet minister told The Times.
"The stuff Dom [Cummings] was saying about him going off into the sunset [to make money] was nonsense. He’s very competitive. He wants to go on for longer than Thatcher."
His goals include addressing the 'catastrophic' economic mistakes of the past four decades and use Brexit to solve inequalities across the UK.
The Times quoted Johnson as saying, in an upcoming book by Financial Times journalist Sebastian Payne: "I do think the risk is if we were to be stopped, if we were to be pushed out, the whole thing will slump back."
"We will be back into half of the things of the European Union before we could say it."
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