PM defends his ‘mojo’ and insists UK will beat ‘alien invader’ Covid-19

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Boris Johnson has vowed the UK will beat the coronavirus "alien invader" and attacked critics who claim he's lost his "mojo".

The Prime Minister gave his virtual Conservative Party conference speech today, October 6.

He addressed the impact of Covid-19, the economic crisis facing the UK, and his own struggle with the virus.

Johnson said the UK would succeed in fighting off the virus "just as this country has seen off every alien invader for the last thousand years".

He continued: "I don't know about you, but I have had more than enough of this disease that attacks not only human beings but so many of the greatest things about our country.

"Our pubs, our clubs, our football, our theatre and all the gossipy gregariousness and love of human contact that drives the creativity of our economy."

Johnson dismissed reports that Covid-19 had left him "robbed off my mojo”.

He described them as "nonsense" and said "no power on earth" will stop him.

However, Johnson accepted that he was "too fat" when he was struck down by the illness.

He revealead that he'd shed 26lbs (11kg) in the last few months, after taking up more jogging and cutting back on food.

The PM also outlined how he plans to boost home ownership opportunities and turn Generation Rent into Generation Buy.

He went on: "We will transform the sclerotic planning system, we will make it faster and easier to build beautiful new homes without destroying the green belt or desecrating our countryside.

"But these reforms will take time and they are not enough on their own.

"We need now to take forward one of the key proposals of our manifesto of 2019: giving young, first-time buyers the chance to take out a long-term, fixed-rate mortgage of up to 95% of the value of the home – vastly reducing the size of the deposit."

  • Boris Johnson
  • Coronavirus

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