British Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed to radically reshape Britain this week, exhorting his Conservative Party faithful to help his government press on with tackling regional inequality by ending "long-term structural weaknesses" in the economy.

In a speech on Wednesday to end his party's annual conference, Johnson shrugged off fuel, food and industry crises as "merely a function of economic revival". It was a speech directed at rallying the troops and easing concerns among some who fear he is leading the Conservatives away from their long-standing low-tax, small-state ideology...

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