Johnson pledges to ‘change and improve’ the economy. He thinks we’ll believe any old trot

Blah, blah, blah: but will Johnson’s words really matter?

Greta Thunberg put it right, although in a different context: “Blah, blah, blah.”

She was referring to the nonsense politicians spout when they say they’re fighting the causes of climate change – lying, in short.

Now, on the eve of his annual party conference, Boris Johnson says he’s going to “change and improve” the economy, and blah, blah, blah.

According to the BBC,

The PM said the country cannot “go back to how things were” before the pandemic.

And blah, blah, blah.

“People … want us to be a well-paid, well-skilled, highly productive economy and that’s where we’re going.”

And blah, blah, blah.

The prime minister vowed to take “big, bold decisions” to rebuild after the pandemic.

And blah, blah, blah.

“Build Back Better means we want things to change and improve as we recover.”

That was actually quoted by Ms Thunberg: “Build back better blah, blah, blah.”

As the conference begins, the party has promised £22m extra funding for councils to renovate tennis courts, and £30m for schools in England to repair sports facilities.

And blah, blah, blah. Remember when Johnson promised 40 new hospitals – and then told the NHS to say that practically anything was a new hospital, including terrapins in hospital car parks?

The government has made “levelling up” a priority

And blah, blah, blah. Even Tory MPs have put the boot into this one, saying the concept remains vague.

It’s all just talk. And the Tory conference will be a big talking-shop.

But despite the fact that pretty much everything said there will be a lot of hot air that means nothing at all, Johnson still has a huge advantage over Labour.

Most of the people there have the same goals.

And Johnson won’t be turning on his grassroots members in the way that Starmer viciously attacked the people who are the Labour Party’s backbone.

As a result, his Tories will look far more unified, confident and competent than Starmer’s Labour, even though recent history shows they couldn’t run a proverbial drinking event in a brewery.

And their complicit news media will play this up to the hilt.

You see, what matters isn’t what they are, but what they seem to be.

That’s what persuades the gullible public-at-large.

Also, they’ll say Johnson looks a better bet than Starmer, no matter what verbal diarrhoea drips from his lips.

And, after last week’s performance by the Labour leader, they may have a point.

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