Boris' plan for Britain puts NHS, Border Controls and The North at centre of his plans

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  • Boris Johnson will put control of Britain’s borders, improvements to the NHS and spending in the North at the centre of a Government shake-up designed to ensure years more of Conservative rule.

    The Prime Minister will welcome 109 new Tory MPs to Westminster today with a message that addressing voters’ concerns now could see the Tories win a record fifth term in 2024 – and rule throughout the 2020s.

    He will carry out a minor reshuffle today to fill gaps left by the departures of former culture secretary Nicky Morgan and former Welsh secretary Alun Cairns.

    But he is already planning a more radical shake-up in February, which could see up to a third of existing ministers culled and a major overhaul of the Whitehall machine.

    Tory sources said last night the PM is considering splitting up the Home Office to create a new Department for Borders and Immigration to deliver on his pledge to cut the number of low-skilled migrants coming here.

    The new department will focus on putting in place an Australian-style points-based immigration system and toughening up the UK’s borders – leaving the Home Office to focus on the fight against crime.

    Mr Johnson will also use a £100billion infrastructure fund to reward voters in the Midlands and the North who voted Conservative for the first time.

    His strategy of ‘Boosterism’ will involve pumping cash into neglected regions in an attempt to increase opportunity.

    Boris has the majority to do whatever the hell he wants, but will he use that majority effectively to sort out what needs to be done? What does need to be done?


    Boris is prioritising immigration with the possibility that a new government department could be spun out of the Home Office to deal with the matter. As immigration was a major issue in the election, this is wise, but as Boris is very liberal at heart, is he serious about clamping down on immigration?


    Boris is going to thrown a shed of dosh at the NHS, but is just throwing a load of money at something a good idea without reform?


    Boris is very much looking towards the next election already and he wants to keep these Northern voters with promises of new train-lines and other goodies for the North, will it work and will he be able to permanently buy off what were life long Labour voters?


    I don't know about anyone else, but I can think of one person who might be happy with many of these announcements to come and that's David Owen. Boris' version of Conservatism is sounding very SDP like to me, so could we be seeing a new way of doing government with very right wing policies in some regards coupled with very left wing cash heavy policies on the other?

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  • We have got to the stage where no manifesto can be believed, as too frequently the political parties make zero attempt to implement them. The 'promises' are just trotted out in order to win votes.


    It's a case of 'wait and see'. I personally doubt that Boris is another Trump who will honour his promises, but I hope to be pleasantly surprised.


    Boris still has to please his own MP's, and as he has re-instated many brexit blockers they know they can still defy him with impunity (up to a point).

    Mark Twain — 'Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.'

  • With regard to the NHS, it really needs to sort out what should be free, and what shouldn't.


    Personally, I think the use of the NHS should be restricted to UK citizens, and others should have insurance or fund their own care. No other country treats everyone for free, not even for emergencies in some countries.


    The funding of sex changes and other plastic surgery and non-life threatening surgery should be reviewed. Priority should be given to surgery for workers, so as to enable them to return to work as soon as possible. A dodgy subject and a very emotional one, but should we spend a fortune on keeping alive small babies and people with terminal illnesses that will never be able to achieve a normal independent life? At the moment, it seems to be pot luck anyway depending where you live, as in many are 'allowed' to die and some artificially kept alive.


    The 'post code lottery' of the NHS needs to be sorted so the same treatment is available to all, nationwide.

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  • The NHS is the most inefficient and wasteful organisation

    Throwing more millions at it will only increase the problem. Boris has the majority and momentum at the moment to undertake a drastic reform

    If They Can Do It So Can I

  • I spend considerable time in Greece and I can honestly say the Healthcare treatment is exceptional, better than the NHS. You pay a nominal fee but you see a specialist without delay.

    The NHS has been played like a fiddle as an election campaign subject of controversy for as many years as I can remember. I believe it is promoted in election campaigns as "water spots" are promoted for trips to Mars.

    I have moved from being an old Labour trade unionist to a person who will accept the NHS financial provision can come from wherever and whatever as long as it is free at the point of need. The NHS has already been privatised by stealth, in many ways. Just as our rail system is Nationalised via governments of foreign countries. people are hypocritical when ignoring the truth to push an ideology.

    I have never known an election, covering many decades, when the NHS does not hold the forefront as the dominant subject for debate.... on and on it goes. Its used as part of the game.

    I have not once heard discussion by the parties on Freedom of expression, politicisation of the police and the major internet players governing speech and influence with extreme bias.

    There is a video of an elderly disabled woman on Youtube being dragged from her flat early Sunday morning, the 2 uniformed police smashed her down down and handcuffed her and dragged her out - why???? because she complained to the police of Muslims praying in Hyde Park when the regulations / park law forbids ANY form of religious service or praying. I dont know about you but this is far more of serious concern than the repeated mantra "our NHS is at risk"!!

  • Queen's Speech: Boris Johnson hails 'radical' programme

    Boris Johnson has claimed his programme for government is the "most radical Queen's Speech in a generation".

    The prime minister said planned new laws to toughen up criminal justice and increase NHS spending would deliver on the "people's priorities".

    But his main priority is the UK's exit from the EU on 31 January.

    Boris Johnson's 10-year plan: PM vows to 'take Britain forward' as he unveils Queen's Speech to enshrine £34bn NHS funding bonanza in law, boost police powers and tighten borders

    Boris Johnson vowed to 'take Britain forward' today as the Queen's Speech unveiled his 10-year plan to seize the benefits of Brexit.

    Hitting the ground running after his bombshell election victory, the PM warned there is 'no time to waste' as he laid out a blizzard of legislation - from an NHS funding bonanza to a new immigration system.

    So, since our downtime, not much going on then....:)


    As well as a ton of Brexit legislation, Boris is going to be keeping the MPs busy with all this new stuff. Will he get it all through? What are you most interested in out of all the proposed new laws?


    The Mail article (linked above) gives a nice little summary of what's coming, but after Brexit itself, then immigration and sentencing would be my priorities and of course social care....

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  • It shows the power of our MSM when Sturgeon.. SNP.. Scotland are in the news every day yet Northern Ireland have not had a government at all... No elected governing body in operation... For the past few years. This should be top priority in the Q Speech.

  • But that's for the parties in NI to sort out.

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  • I want Boris to concentrate on US, there's plenty to do here and let the Irish, both versions of them, sort themselves out.

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  • Indeed it is. But for the first time, the nationalists now have the majority there, so not for much longer.

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  • I want Boris to concentrate on US, there's plenty to do here and let the Irish, both versions of them, sort themselves out.

    Is that "US" as in we or "US" as n USA?

    If They Can Do It So Can I

  • Tiny Eire gained its independence from the mightiest empire, Great Britain, not many countries have done that.

  • Tiny Eire gained its independence from the mightiest empire, Great Britain, not many countries have done that.

    Except all of our Africa colonies, then there are those in Asia, even America on it's day

    N Ireland is in fact an old style colony, time to hand it back

    If They Can Do It So Can I