According to The Independent, Boris Johnson believes the Conservatives can win the next election against "human bollard" Keir Starmer and the Labour Party, despite currently lagging in the polls by at least 20 points.
Johnson criticized Starmer as a "crasheroony-snoozefest" who would lead the party back to the EU. In contrast, according to the Guardian, Johnson threw his weight behind calls for tax cuts to boost the economy and increase Conservative chances in the election.
Although Chancellor Jeremy Hunt and Rishi Sunak have resisted such calls, Johnson expressed confidence that the government would begin to reduce the tax burden in due time.
He argued that the fiscal position was favourable when he left office and that the government needed to start reducing taxes and improving the economy to secure a victory in the next election.
Overall, while Johnson is confident in Conservative success at the polls and the need for tax cuts, the available sources differ in their characterisations of his comments.