“It was this Conservative government that tackled the debt and the deficit left by the last Labour government”

Boris Johnson, Tory conference speech

October 1, 2019

Facts

Boris Johnson had a point about the deficit, which had come down from £147.3 billion in 2010 to £32.3 billion in 2018. But UK debt currently stands at around £1.8 trillion, almost double what it was in 2010.

Verdict

Johnson misled Conservative Party conference.

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