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Johnson warns over Brexit ‘punishment beatings’

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By: Eastern Eye Staff

Britain’s foreign minister warned Wednesday against World War II-style “punishment beatings” after France indicated it would not accept improved conditions for the UK outside the single market. Boris Johnson said it would not be in anyone’s interest to penalise Britain for exiting the European Union, comparing proposed trade tariffs to punishments meted out to escaped prisoners in World War II movies. His comments came a day after Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed Britain would leave Europe’s single market and warned the EU against imposing harsh terms on its divorce from the bloc. “I think that if Monsieur Hollande wants to…

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