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Shadow Minister Warns Optimistic Johnson Is Out of Touch With Public

Boris Johnson during a visit to South West London Orthopaedic Centre in Epsom in London, on Aug. 26.

Boris Johnson during a visit to South West London Orthopaedic Centre in Epsom in London, on Aug. 26.

Photographer: Kirsty Wiggelsworth/AFP/Getty Images

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Boris Johnson's optimistic take on Britain's ability to see through the cost-of-living crisis shows "how little he understands" the "shockwave" felt by households across the country, Labour has claimed.