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© Mark Croasdale 2019

DEBATE 

Priorities for Government
25 July 2019

Volume 663

Find the original debate transcript here.
 

"Very Proud Indeed"

The Prime Minister (Boris Johnson)

Before I begin,
a great legacy.
to restore trust in
our democracy…

…the greatest place on earth
I say 
“the greatest place on earth”
the greatest and most prosperous
place on earth

Before I begin, 
There’s far too much negativity
have confidence in
a can-do attitude, positivity…

…the greatest place on earth
I say 
“the greatest place on earth”
the greatest 
united
and most prosperous
place on earth

Before I begin,
an absolute priority
a new golden age
of our economy…

… the greatest place on earth
I say 
“the greatest place on earth”
the greatest 
united
confident
and most prosperous
place on earth

Before I begin, 
a key priority

our country will boast 

I think you will agree.…

…the greatest place on earth
I say 
“the greatest place on earth”
the greatest 
united
confident
ambitious
and most prosperous
place on earth

Before I begin, 
our shared priority 
have confidence in
competitiveness and productivity…

… the greatest place on earth
I say 
“the greatest place on earth”
the greatest 
united
confident
ambitious
cleanest
the most exciting and dynamic
the best
and most prosperous
place on earth

Before I begin, 
A top priority. 
right here, right now 
To improve quality…

… the greatest place on earth
I say 
“the greatest place on earth”


the greatest place to live, the greatest place to bring up a family, the greatest place to send your kids to school, the greatest place to set up a business, the greatest place to invest, the greatest transport, the greatest environment, the greatest healthcare, the greatest crops, the greatest politicians, the greatest community, the greatest energy, the greatest system, the greatest security, the greatest connectivity, the greatest 5g, the greatest power, the greatest productivity, the greatest settlement, the greatest opportunity, the greatest values, the greatest faith, the greatest spirit, the greatest life, the greatest control...

[Interruption.]
Order!
I respect your passion, but I do not respect your delinquency. Calm yourself, man; take some sort of soothing medicament and you will feel better as a consequence.

… Before I begin,
imagine the trajectory
our country will boast
I think you will agree.

Our mission, the purpose
unequivocally
all be proud, very proud indeed
go on…

… accuse me of hyperbole.