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  • Now Boris Johnson has sought to convince the Conservative Party membership that he's not running out of energy or ideas, despite his government's focus on the pandemic and the need to agree a trade deal with the European Union.

  • The prime minister was addressing the annual party conference, which is taking place online this year when he promised to defeat co vid on Build a Better Country, a New Jerusalem, as he called it In the years ahead, he talked of improved housing and social care.

  • Andan expansion of green energy Our political editor, Laura Ginsburg, has more fancy a prime minister's speech with your coffee break.

  • Or is Johnson, for years the irreverent darling of the sweaty party conference circuits this year, online only a prime minister grappling with what it means to govern in crisis.

  • I don't know about you, but I have had mawr than enough of this disease, and we will succeed Justus.

  • This country has seen off every alien invader for the last 1000 years.

  • We human beings will simply not content ourselves with a repair job.

  • We see these moments as the time to learn and to improve on the world that went before he compared the disease to a state of war, himself a leader at a moment of history.

  • In the depths of the Second World War, when just about everything had gone wrong, the government sketched out a vision of the Postwar New Jerusalem that they wanted to build.

  • And that's what we're doing now.

  • Promises on education, skills, homes, wind power on offer.

  • But with almost zero detail, the UK government has decided to become the world leader in low cost, clean power generation, as Saudi Arabia is to oil, the UK is toe wind, and he confronted whispers about his own ability.

  • Now I've read a lot of nonsense recently about how my own bout of co vid has somehow robbed me of my mojo.

  • And, of course, this is self evident drivel.

  • Even in the darkest moments, we can see the bright future ahead.

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  • We can see how to build it.

  • We're gonna build it together.

  • But did it impress Tory's right around the country watching along?

  • I would have liked some recognition that there are problems.

  • I mean, we're having a bad time up here.

  • I'm just hoping, hoping, hoping way all come out of this well and that he does.

  • I was really impressed by actually, it was very upbeat.

  • I thought it was a nice change.

  • It was very positive domestic.

  • Although enjoyed the prime minister's speech, I would see that it wasn't the standard woman for me.

  • He always talked highly of the union.

  • We need to make sure that we're taking the home interest, the nationalist more.

  • I think we saw a bit of the old Boris.

  • There is a degree of frustration by some members that we're We're just not doing what we would normally do as a conservative party in power.

  • But the prime minister, quite rightly, he's setting the tone and the agenda at any other time.

  • This whole week would have been a victory parade for Tory Hpq.

  • A moment for Boris Johnson toe lap up the applause after the election.

  • But it's been anything but that.

  • Although he dangled better days ahead, there was very little mention of the rial risks to people's jobs and health.

  • The country faces right now, a stutter of applause from a small stage.

  • For a politician that craves the big platform.

  • You can't be remotely sure had the world will look when the lecterns out again next year.

Now Boris Johnson has sought to convince the Conservative Party membership that he's not running out of energy or ideas, despite his government's focus on the pandemic and the need to agree a trade deal with the European Union.

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