Jump directly to the content
BOJO'S VISION

Boris Johnson unveils sacred Ten Commandments he will honour in his first 100 days if he wins the General Election

BORIS Johnson unveiled the sacred Ten Commandments he will honour if he wins the General Election next week.

His vision for the first 100 days puts Brexit, tax cuts and protecting the NHS at the heart of his vision for a new Britain. The PM pledged to make sure we leave the EU by January 31.

 The PM posed with Red Bull Grand Prix cars as he promised to work on the people’s priorities if he is still in No10 on December 13
7
The PM posed with Red Bull Grand Prix cars as he promised to work on the people’s priorities if he is still in No10 on December 13
 The PM made an F1 pit stop on the campaign trail and helped the team change a racing tyre
7
The PM made an F1 pit stop on the campaign trail and helped the team change a racing tyreCredit: Andrew Parsons
 Boris has promised to go full-speed ahead on Brexit, the NHS and tax cuts if he is re-elected
7
Boris has promised to go full-speed ahead on Brexit, the NHS and tax cuts if he is re-elected
Boris Johnson dodges questions over his relationship with President Donald Trump while on a tour of a Red Bull Racing facility in Milton Keynes

He also promised Chancellor Sajid Javid’s post-election budget would deliver an £85-a-year tax cut for 31 million workers and another fuel duty freeze for Britain’s 37 million drivers.

Mr Johnson also vowed the Tories would, for the first time, introduce legislation to guarantee extra cash for the NHS. An NHS Long-term Funding

Bill will enshrine in law the party’s commitment to spend £33.9billion a year on the health service from 2023.

And he will prepare laws for when Britain finally takes back control of its borders.

His Ten Commandments came as:

Boris made an F1 pit stop on the campaign trail yesterday, posing with Red Bull Grand Prix cars as he promised to go full-throttle for Brexit, race ahead with tax cuts and pump cash into the NHS.

He donned mechanic’s overalls to try his hand at a tyre change, clocking 16.6 seconds — well short of the Red Bull record of 1.82 seconds.

But he quipped: “This whole country is stuck in the pits because of this blocked Parliament. What we need to do is change the wheel and get it back on track.”

The PM's sacred election pledges

  1. Drive Withdrawal Agreement through Parliament to get Brexit done by January 31
  2. February Budget to give £85 tax cut to 31m workers & to freeze fuel duty for 37m drivers
  3. New NHS Long-term Funding Act to legally guarantee extra £33.9bn a year by 2023
  4. Change the law to end automatic release of serious violent & sexual offenders at halfway point
  5. Introduce Australian- style points-based immigration system
  6. Extra funding to give schools at least £5k per secondary pupil and £4k per primary pupil
  7. Change the law to increase the amount migrants pay to use our NHS
  8. Cross-party talks to find long-term solution to social care crisis
  9. Strike deal with mobile phone operators to improve service in the countryside
  10. Biggest review of defence, security and foreign policy since end of the Cold War

Boris was invited to sit in one of cars at the team’s HQ in Milton Keynes, Bucks, but joked: “You would literally have to prise me out.”

Mr Johnson said he would introduce draft laws to end the automatic release of serious violent criminals and sex offenders — with separate legislation to toughen sentences.

And by the time the 100 days are up on March 22 he will have introduced rules to prevent our Armed Forces veterans being hounded by lawyers, and amended the Human Rights Act to protect troops from future legal claims.

He said laws for an Australian-style points-based immigration system would be unveiled along with increased funding to every school received at least £5,000 per secondary school pupil and £4,000 per primary pupil.

Other priorities include increasing the amount migrants pay to use the NHS, launching cross-party talks to find a long-term solution to solve the social care crisis, kick-starting plans to roll out gigabit-capable broadband across the UK and laying the foundations for a new national fishing strategy.

'IMPORTANT ELECTION'

Mr Johnson contrasted his ambitious and detailed plan with Labour’s hopes of renegotiating a Brexit deal ahead of a second referendum. He warned:

“Nothing else will happen.”

Mr Johnson’s return to the campaigning follows a 36-hour break for the Nato summit held in Watford.

In a message to voters with just a week to go until polling day, Mr Johnson said : “This is the most important election in a generation — important because it will define if we go forward as a country or remain stuck, stalled, repeating the same arguments of the last three years with yet more damaging uncertainty.

“In just seven days time the British people will have to choose between a working majority government or yet another gridlocked hung Parliament. If there is a Conservative majority next week, we will get Brexit done by the end of January.

 The hardworking PM tucked into a sausage roll while on the campaign trail on Wednesday
7
The hardworking PM tucked into a sausage roll while on the campaign trail on WednesdayCredit: AFP
 Boris started his day at the NATO summit in Watford, seen here with Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg and US President Donald Trump
7
Boris started his day at the NATO summit in Watford, seen here with Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg and US President Donald TrumpCredit: Getty - Pool

7

“And 2020 will then be the year we finally put behind us the arguments and uncertainty over Brexit.

“We will get Parliament working on the people’s priorities — delivering 50,000 more nurses and 20,000 more police, creating millions more GP appointments, and taking urgent action on the cost of living.

“But if the Conservatives don’t get a majority, then on Friday 13th we will have the nightmare of a hung Parliament with Jeremy Corbyn as Prime

Minister propped up by Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP.

“Next year will be Groundhog Day in Parliament with MPs arguing every day about the referendum and businesses and families left in limbo, unable to plan their futures.”

'TRANSFORMATIVE'

Meanwhile Chancellor Sajid Javid signalled there would be further tax cuts in subsequent Tory Budgets, telling the Spectator magazine: “Whenever we can cut tax and give people back more of their hard-earned cash, we will do that.”

He also vowed to take advantage of historically low interest rates to borrow for major infrastructure investment projects. In a candid interview, Mr Javid admitted the Tories should have cashed in on used those low interest rates to borrow and spend more in recent years.

He pledged to turn on the spending taps if the Tories win a majority — but he insisted the splurge would be abandoned if interest rates rise again.

The Chancellor said: “For a variety of factors, I think rates are going to remain low for a long time.

“I have thought — long before becoming Chancellor — that this means something. It’s a signal to the Government that there is more that you can do to invest in the economy. I mean properly invest in economic infrastructure.

“To me, it just felt quite ludicrous seeing that a government could borrow at negative real interest rates and not take advantage of that.

“So it is something we could have done a few years ago. For whatever reason, we didn’t. But now we can look forward to doing this. And it will be transformative.”

 Boris Johnson with French President Emmanuel Macron during a reception at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday
7
Boris Johnson with French President Emmanuel Macron during a reception at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday
Boris Johnson says claims hot mic joke with Macron, Trudeau and Princess Anne means he doesn't take Donald Trump seriously are 'nonsense'



Topics