Boris Johnson Launches Tory Manifesto

BORIS Johnson launched his party’s manifesto earlier today by pledging £897m a year to increase the pool of NHS nurses by 50,000 by 2023 and reinstate the recently scrapped bursary.

The Prime Minister said that there will be 6,000 more doctors in GP surgeries and 6,000 more primary care staff such as physiotherapists and pharmacists.

Boris Johnson also pledged not to raise taxes and to 'get Brexit done' before Christmas.

On hospital parking in England, parking will become free for people with disabilities, frequent outpatients, parents of sick children staying overnight and NHS staff working night shifts.

Indeed, Conservative manifesto spending pledges are on a totally different scale and to Labour’s.

They plan to increase day to day spending by £3 billion a year with most of it going to NHS.

Labour plans an extra £95 billion a year including this morning’s promise to compensate WASPI.

Boris Johnson’s promise to raise the 40% income tax threshold from £50,000 to £80,000 doesn’t make the manifesto.

It’s not even an “ambition.”

Maybe it died in a ditch?

The single biggest element of capital spending by Tories is £3.2bn on research and development, including finding treatment for dementia.

Boris Johnson told TBG: "We've got a deal that as I say is ready to go, let's get on and do it.”

“That I think is the way to bring our country together and to enable us all to focus on the priorities that we care about, particularly the NHS."