Independence Day 1) Johnson: The people – however they voted – want us to get on and deliver a full British Brexit

‘Across the country I find people who – whatever they voted two years ago – just want us to get on and do it. They don’t want a half-hearted Brexit. They don’t want some sort of hopeless compromise, some perpetual pushme-pullyou arrangement in which we stay half in and half out in a political no mans land – with no more ministers round the table in Brussels and yet forced to obey EU laws. They don’t want some bog roll Brexit – soft, yielding and seemingly infinitely long. They want this government to fulfil the mandate of the people – and deliver a full British Brexit.’ – Boris Johnson, The Sun

  • Engineering firm ready to invest billions in Brexit Britain – The Sun
  • Not a single Airbus plane would get off the ground without British engineering – Hamish McRae, Daily Mail
  • Ben Wallace reminds the company that it needs UK defence contracts – Daily Telegraph
  • Clark calls for Brits to continue to enjoy free movement rights – The Sun
  • Our nervous Business Secretary still sees Brexit as an inconvenience to the boss class – Quentin Letts, Daily Mail
  • Fears of negative impact on the markets have not materialised – The Sun
  • Johnson accused of swearing in answer to diplomat’s question – Daily Telegraph


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Independence Day 2) Fox: Brussels must realise our threat to walk away is no bluff

‘Speaking on the second anniversary of the EU referendum, the international trade secretary remained confident of getting a good trade deal with Brussels. But he warned Brussels not to underestimate Britain’s resolve to walk away if it continues to stall on trade. Dr Fox told the BBC it was ‘essential as we enter the next phase of the negotiations that the European Union understands that and believes it’. Dr Fox said: ‘I think our negotiating partners would not be wise if they believed that the Prime Minister was bluffing.’ And he said the threat had ‘added credibility’ because of the damage European economies would suffer if trade links with the UK were disrupted.’ – Daily Mail

Independence Day 3) Davis: Look ahead to our free-trading future

‘We’ve achieved a tremendous amount in a short space of time. Of course, there’s still more to do. So the hard work won’t stop. Talks about the future trading relationship we want with the EU are well under way, including discussions to address the Northern Ireland-Ireland border. My department is finalising our White Paper, which will build on the plans we have already spelt out and give critical detail to the form we want our new economic and security partnerships with the EU to take. It will tackle the misconception that the United Kingdom doesn’t know what it wants out of these negotiations. Two years on from the referendum, rather than looking back, we need to focus on where we want to be two, 10, 20 years into the future. With Britain taking advantage of its destiny as the world’s great free-trading nation.’ – David Davis, Daily Telegraph

  • Trump threatens crippling car tariffs on the EU – The Times
  • The EU is paralysed by its own migration crisis – James Forsyth, The Sun
  • In-fighting mars mini-summit – Daily Mail
  • MEPs are concerned that Member States are failing to prepare for a post-Brexit migration system – The Sun
  • Italy rejects another ship full of migrants – Daily Mail
  • The public are closer to May than Javid on immigration – Daily Mail
  • Senior Treasury official exposed as source of anti-Brexit leak – The Sun

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