The prime minister was talking as he welcomed leaders together with Joe Biden, Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron to the primary round-table session of the summit of main democracies in Cornwall.
Mr Johnson mentioned that world powers should be sure that the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t go away a “lasting scar” of deeper and extra entrenched inequality.
And he informed his fellow leaders they need to be aiming at “constructing again greener, constructing again fairer and constructing equally and – how ought to I put it? – in a extra gender-neutral and maybe a extra female approach.”
Mr Johnson appeared to acknowledge the harm achieved by the austerity insurance policies of Conservative-led governments within the wake of the 2008 monetary crash as he mentioned that as we speak’s leaders should be sure that they don’t “repeat the error” of that disaster as they plot the restoration from Covid.
“It’s important that we don’t repeat the error of the final nice disaster, the final nice financial recession in 2008, when the restoration was not uniform throughout all components of society,” he mentioned.
“I believe what’s gone improper with this pandemic – or what dangers being an enduring scar – is that I believe that inequalities could also be entrenched.
“We have to guarantee that as we get well, we degree up throughout our societies and we we construct again higher.”
Describing the higher world which he hopes will consequence from the restoration, Mr Johnson mentioned: “As a G7, we’re united in our imaginative and prescient of a cleaner, greener world, an answer to the issues of local weather change.
“And in these concepts, in these applied sciences -which we’re all addressing collectively – I believe there may be the potential to generate many, many thousands and thousands of high-wage, high-skill jobs.
“And I believe that’s what the folks of our nations now need us to concentrate on.
“They wish to make certain that we’re beating the pandemic collectively discussing how we’ll by no means have a repeat of what we’ve seen, but additionally that we’re constructing again higher collectively. Constructing again greener, constructing again fairer and constructing equally and – how ought to I put it? – in a extra gender-neutral and maybe a extra female approach.”
Restoration from the pandemic is high of the agenda for leaders of the G7 nations – the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Canada and Japan – at Carbis Bay in Cornwall.
They’re as we speak anticipated to conform to donate 1 billion doses of vaccine to assist poorer nations defend their populations towards the virus – thought campaigners argue that this isn’t sufficient with out the finance to drive the fast inoculation of all of the world’s folks.