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‘Build, Build, Build’ for U.K. Virus Recovery, Says Johnson

  • Prime minister: Britain can’t be ‘prisoner’ to Covid-19 crisis
  • Skeptical response for plan Johnson said emulates Roosevelt
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WATCH: Johnson set out his vision for dragging the U.K. economy out of what may be its deepest recession in 300 years.Source: Bloomberg
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Boris Johnson set out his vision for dragging the British economy out of what may be its deepest recession in 300 years, with a program to spend billions of pounds on infrastructure to build back to prosperity.

In a speech on Tuesday, the prime minister confirmed his commitment to long-term investment in some of the country’s most deprived regions, arguing that balancing the books must wait until recovery is secure.