Boris eyes up No10with blue­print for bet­ter Brexit

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BORIS John­son last night fired the first shots in what is thought to be a bid to po­si­tion him­self as the next Con­ser­va­tive Party leader.

The For­eign Sec­re­tary pub­lished a 10-point plan for a suc­cess­ful Brexit.

In his blue­print, pub­lished in to­day’s Daily Tele­graph news­pa­per. Mr John­son says Bri­tain will spend £350mil­lion a week on the NHS, and will not pay to ac­cess the EU sin­gle mar­ket.

The for­mer London Mayor also calls for tax re­form, in­clud­ing the abo­li­tion of the ‘tam­pon tax’, and the re­newal of what he calls ‘old friend­ships’ with Com­mon­wealth coun­tries.

Con­tro­ver­sially, Mr John­son says that for­eign­ers could be pre­vented from buy­ing prop­erty in the UK.

“All those who write off this coun­try, who think we don’t have it in us, who think that we lack the nerve and con­fi­dence to tackle the task ahead, they have been proved wrong be­fore, and be­lieve me they will be proved wrong again,” Mr John­son said.

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