Brexit: Boris Johnson repeats Leave's £350m for NHS figure

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Boris Johnson at Downing Street on Friday
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The speech will follow Boris Johnson's decision to set out his own vision for post-Brexit Britain in a 4,000-word Telegraph article earlier this week.

In a statement the Brexit Secretary said: "Effective global cooperation is absolutely crucial.to keep citizens safe and bring criminals to justice".

The BBC understands Mr Johnson will not be sacked despite anger among some MPs. "Mrs May must spell out now how this will be paid for or stand condemned for once again trying to mislead the British public".

But asked about Mr Johnson's intervention, she said: "You could call it back-seat driving, absolutely".

"Our systems of standards will remain absolutely flush with the rest of the European Union", he said, but when addressing the housing shortage he added: "There may be ways of simplifying planning procedures, post-Brexit, and abbreviating impact assessments, without in any way compromising the environment".

BusinessEurope, an umbrella group representing business federations across Europe, said companies needed certainty and time to prepare for future arrangements.

Shortly after the article was published online, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson tweeted: "On the day of a terror attack where Britons were maimed, just hours after the threat level is raised, our only thoughts should be on service".

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Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, Mr Johnson said he was breaking his silence about how he thinks Brexit will make Britain the "greatest country on Earth".

Home Secretary Amber Rudd reaffirmed her support for the Prime Minister.

As a key player with Vote Leave, the smaller of the two major Leave campaigns during the Brexit referendum, Johnson made a pledge to subtract £100m a week from Britain's £350m gross contribution to the European Union budget and give it to the National Health Service.

Damian Green, a close ally of the prime minister, told Radio 5live's Pienaar's Politics, that the timing of Mr Johnson's article "could have been better for all sorts of reasons not least the awful terrorist incident we've had".

A Government spokesman said: "We believe that the negotiations on the future partnership should begin as soon as possible". "That whatever we said during the referendum campaign, whichever side we were on, the duty of everyone in government is to make sure we get the best deal for Britain". It will suggest that the fight against crime and terror could be underpinned by a new security treaty between the United Kingdom and the EU.

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