Inside Politics: UK will be ‘world leader’ in wind, claims Boris Johnson

The prime minister will try to energise weary Tory members today with a promise to make Britain the Saudi Arabia of wind power, writes Adam Forrest

Tuesday 06 October 2020 09:54
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Boris Johnson prepares for his Tory conference speech
Boris Johnson prepares for his Tory conference speech

Boris Johnson wants us to “go to the cinema” and save Britain’s movie theatres. Trouble is, there aren’t any films to see. It looks like James Bond may have mortally wounded the business after No Time To Die was pushed back to the spring. The PM has a licence to thrill today when he makes his big Conservative conference speech. The Tory faithful want to hear the man of action they voted for. But the coronavirus has left Johnson shaken, rather than stirred, and the faithful may have to put up with dark warnings about more things pushed back to the spring.

Inside the bubble

Chief political commentator John Rentoul on what to look out for today:

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