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Tory jitters mount at political drift of Boris Johnson’s government

Analysis: lack of substance in PM’s ‘levelling up’ speech adds to growing discontent as summer recess nears

Boris Johnson’s levelling up speech in Coventry on Thursday was billed as the moment the prime minister would set out the substance behind the central idea of his premiership.

In the event, he announced £50m for community football pitches and 15 more local high street upgrades, and mused about the potential benefits of “mayors” for counties, asking the public to email him if they had a better name. There was much characteristic enthusiasm but little policy meat.

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