It will come as no surprise that South Thanet Labour Party disapproves of the new Prime Minister. We oppose any Conservative in 10 Downing Street because we deplore their heartless approach to running the country – culling public services and punishing the poorest in our society while lining the pockets of the rich.
But we are especially aggrieved that Boris Johnson has been elected to lead our country at this crucial moment in our history. He has a reputation for being economical with the truth, and he seems to be taking a lead from Donald Trump in making outrageous racist remarks and in failing to defend our Ambassador to Washington.
We fear that, under Johnson’s leadership, more of our National Health Service will be privatised and corporate tax cuts will leave the vast majority of us worse off. The only solution to our current political crisis is to elect a Government that is committed to re-nationalising our vital services, investing in the public sector and running the country for the benefit of the many.