Johnson advocates imitating Roosevelt's New Deal in the UK
London, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, called to imitate the New Deal of US President Franklin D. Roosevelt to get the United Kingdom out of the economic crisis caused by Covid-19.
Johnson stated on Monday in an interview with Times Radio that this is the time for a 'Rooseveltian' approach in the United Kingdom.
In the PM's opinion, the country needs to recover as soon as possible from the impact of the pandemic, and for this it needs an economic plan similar to that applied by the US president in the 30s of the last century, and which became known as 'the New Deal'.
Just as Roosevelt did in the times of the Great Depression, when he promoted projects of public works and financial programs and reforms, the British prime minister said his proposal includes heavy investment in the construction of hospitals, schools and roads.
'I do think that the investment will pay off, because this is a very, very dynamic, productive economy', said Johnson, who stressed that it would be a mistake to reimpose the austerity policy defended by the conservative rulers who preceded him in office during the last decade.
The head of the British government will outline his new post-Covid-19 policy in a speech he is to deliver in Dudley, central England, but has warned from now on that difficult times will still come.
This has been an 'absolute nightmare for the country', but 'in those moments you have the opportunity to change and to do things better', said Johnson, whose management of the pandemic is criticized by most UK citizens, according to a published survey.
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