Boris Johnson pledges that the Conservative government will “build, build, build” to push the economy forward.

“Take the selflessness of health care workers, the public spirit and good humour of the entire population and brew them together with super human energy of Captain Tom bounding round his garden”.

The PM adds: “Let’s take that combination, that sprit, bottle it, swig it and I believe we will have found, if not magic potion, the right formula to get us through these dark times”.

Johnson admits the government “won’t get everything right the first time”, but says it is “time to be ambitious and believe in Britain”.

He ends by saying: “If we deliver this plan together, we will together build our way back to health, and not just bounce back but bounce forward”.