Boris Johnson tries to re-write history after embarrassing failure to enact speech promise

Boris Johnson: I’m going to be using this picture a lot, if he keeps saying the wrong thing.

Boris Johnson has tried to edit his first speech as prime minister, to cut words that have since made him into a liar.

He said his government was already working on upgrades to NHS hospitals on July 24 – but the first details didn’t emerge until August 4, and even then it seemed he had been dishonest about the funding package.

Boris Johnson appears to have edited footage of his first speech as Prime Minister – removing a reference to his first ‘broken promise’.

The PM said the new video was his “vision for Britain”, but the footage has been doctored to remove two important words from his NHS funding pledge.

He said: “My job is to make sure you don’t have to wait three weeks to see your GP.

“And we start work this week with 20 new hospital upgrades and ensuring that the money for the NHS really does get to the frontline.”

Mr Johnson delivered the speech on July 24.

Many Brits were eagerly anticipating details of the PM’s plan for their local hospitals – but they did not materialise within the week.

In fact, it was almost three weeks before the first details of his plan emerged on August 4.

And even then, it quickly emerged much of his plan for hospital upgrades was not new money.

Johnson was accused of “misleading the public” over the pledge.

So he cut the video of his speech, thinking nobody would notice.

Clearly he doesn’t understand how the internet works. Copies of his speech are available everywhere and we can easily compare the new version with the original.

But that’s not the real issue.

The problem is that we have a prime minister who would rather lie than own up and admit he got something wrong.

Now consider his plan for Brexit.

Source: Boris Johnson edits speech video to remove his first broken promise – Mirror Online

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