Boris' tribute to Cam
Boris Johnson has pledged his loyalty to getting David Cameron re-elected in 2015, and said the UK must usher in a new “age of enterprise”.
In his keynote address to the Conservative conference to an adoring audience, the London Mayor gave his backing to the Government’s policies, particularly on education and the economy.
"We have the right government in Westminster and I will fight to keep it there... I will fight to keep this country from lurching back into the grip of the two Eds. Unreformed, unpunished, unrepentant about what they did to the economy and the deficit they racked up.
“We need to go forward now from the age of excess under Labour. Through the age of austerity to a new age of enterprise in which we do what we did in the Olympics and build a world-beating platform for Britain for British people and businesses to compete.”
Speaking this evening to Channel 5 News, David Cameron praised Mr Johnson's "immense qualities", and said he has urged the mayor to "think about other public service" after his term ends.
"I think he’s got immense qualities, it’s not for me to anoint party leaders or Prime Ministers, that’s not the way we do things," Mr Cameron said.
"I think once he’s finished as Mayor of London, I’ve said to him ‘you should think about other public service that you can give because I think you’ve got a huge amount to give’ and it’ll be for him and others to decide."