What he really meant: They looked like me: permanently worried. This does not reassure the voters, who want a big smiley Blair or a can-do Boris Johnson.
What he said: But as our brilliant NHS vaccinated them, I saw their anxiety drain away. And they left with smiles – broad smiles – on their faces. It’s that spirit of hope and optimism that I want to start with today.
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