WITHIN two weeks of being installed as PM by Conservative party members only, a general election imminent and in a bid to widen his appeal to all the electorate in support for his version of Brexit, Boris Johnson announced billions of pounds of investments in social provision and services which had been severely cut under ten years of austerity.

It was the same Boris Johnson who as an MP and Mayor of London ardently supported the divisive political ideology of austerity which began the prevailing decline in the social fabric of society and social cohesion of communities, to which he now refers and for which he is solely blaming his version of Brexit not being accepted and delivered.

Alan Kelly, Ferryhill