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Old 26.02.2020, 19:09
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Memory loss perhaps:

“We are – and we will remain – a paid-up, valued, participating member of the Single Market,” Mr Johnson said in 2011. “Under no circumstances, in my view, will a British government adjust that position.”

By 2012 Mr Johnson was calling for a referendum on Britain’s place in Europe – but a rather different poll from the one we finally got.

His suggestion was that the government should negotiate a minimalist relationship with Brussels and put the question to voters.

He said that if there was a public vote, he “would be well up for trying to make the positive case for some of the good things that have come from the single market”.

In December 2012 Mr Johnson told an audience of business leaders that Britain could “construct a relationship with the EU that more closely resembled that of Norway or Switzerland”. Both those countries are members of the single market, but have to make financial contributions to the EU budget and accept the free movement of workers from other member states.''
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