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Duped or a dream result? Brexit's key promises

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>> Remember this? A promise to spend Britain's EU budget on the country's National Health Service. Well there's growing concern that now Brexiteers have won, they might not. This stunt in Westminster, an attempt to get the point across. The thing is, unlike in a general election neither side put forward manifestos, and therefore what was said on the campaign trail could stay there.
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I'm Reuters reporter Jacob Greaves, where here in Westminster people are still trying to figure out what exactly Britain's voted for, apart from the exit door. The criticism since Thursday, key Leave campaigners have been backpedaling. Within 24 hours UKIP's Nigel Farage saying the National Health Service pledge would be a mistake.
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Iain Duncan Smith conceding a significant amount, but not all, would go on the health service. Many who voted out might also be surprised to know that there's not much clarity on immigration. Prominent Leave figures suggesting they only ever promised to control, not reduce it. But in an interview with Reuters, architect of the out Vote, Cris Grayling, defended their campaign.
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>> The government of the day will always have to decide what to do. A campaign team can't make policy for the future, it can say what we could do with the money we would release.>> And as for details, well, we may not know the shape of that government for some time.
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Both the Conservatives and Labour embroiled in leadership battles before Britain even begins negotiating with the EU. Expect years of lengthy, likely testy, talks. Only then might we get the true picture of whether Leave voters bought into a dream or were mis-sold one.