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Johnson's vision for post-Brexit Britain

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>> Mr. Johnson, any message of reassurance for the country?>> Good morning.>> Boris Johnson, the man of the moment, laying out his vision for a post-Brexit Britain, and he's painting a pretty picture.>> Project fear is over.>> But has project fantasy begun?>> It's a land in which you really can have your cake and eat it.
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>> Reuters Politics and Economics Editor Mark John has been reading Johnson's latest column in the Daily Telegraph, in which he promises free trade with the EU but with control over immigration and without the red tape of Brussels.>> Such a deal has never been offered to anyone before.
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Norway and Switzerland in some ways have had to pay handsomely for the privilege of single market access, including guaranteeing freedom of movement. Now, if Britain were to then have a deal which was substantially better and they did not have to commit to those kind of things, inevitably, other people want the same type of deal.
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That could lead to an unraveling of the EU.>> Johnson's column also risks annoying leave voters as he changes his tone on immigration. A key rallying cry for some Brexit campaigners.>> It's absolutely clear that people from other European countries who are living here have their rights protected.
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>> Before the vote, it was a fundamental part of their campaigning. Now he is saying, hold on, it may not be as clear cut as all that. If you're a UK voter, the question has got to be, actually, was that what you were expecting?>> Johnson's column was short on details on how the arrangement would work.
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And with the UK now in uncharted waters, it's future outside the EU will depend on tough negotiations over the coming years.