G7: Boris Johnson appears to repudiate Tory austerity at summit opening

PM tells world leaders it is vital not to repeat the mistakes of the 2008 crash and entrench inequality

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Boris Johnson has told his fellow G7 leaders in Cornwall they should avoid repeating the mistakes of 2008, when the recovery from the deep recession that followed the financial crisis entrenched inequalities.

In his opening remarks to the first formal session of the three-day summit, Johnson said: “It is vital that we don’t repeat the mistakes of the last great crisis, the last big economic recession of 2008, when the recovery was not uniform across all part of society.”

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