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‘Greed’ and ‘capitalism’ behind jab success, Boris Johnson tells MPs

Prime minister revives 1980s ‘greed is good’ mantra as he lauds vaccine push at meeting with backbenchers

The UK’s successful vaccine rollout was thanks to “greed” and “capitalism”, Boris Johnson has told Conservative MPs during a private call.

Several of those present confirmed the prime minister had made the remarks during an end-of-term Zoom meeting with Tory backbenchers, known as the 1922 Committee, on Tuesday evening, two days before the Commons breaks for Easter.

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