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UK's Johnson promises to use pandemic as catalyst for changeLONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday promised to use the COVID-19 pandemic as a catalyst to build a stronger Britain led by private enterprise, and took aim at "potshot, snipeshot" opponents who want to prolong government bailout programs forever. In a sometimes combative speech to his Conservative Party, Johnson said simply defeating the virus wasn't enough, because history has shown that "events of this magnitude" often lead to social and economic change. "We see these...
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[NFA] Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised to transform Britain rather than settle for the "status quo" after the coronavirus crisis, by building more new homes, improving education, fighting crime and boosting the green economy. Joe Davies reports.

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