Johnson defies PM’s Brexit strategy with call for short transition period

“I wanna be PM so bad, will do anything to get noticed!”


Foreign secretary says implementation period should be kept short, so Britain can strike new trade deals, in provocative thinktank meeting

Boris Johnson has called for a swift end to any transition phase with Europe, in the latest in a series of provocative challenges to Downing Street’s Brexit strategy.

Speaking at the Foreign Office launch of the privately financed Institute for Free Trade, the foreign secretary urged that the two-year implementation period announced by Theresa May last week be kept short so that Britain was free to strike new trade deals with other countries.

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