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Boris Johnson plays down Conservative rift in New Zealand

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 01:04

At a press conference in New Zealand, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson denies infighting in the Conservative Party. No reporter narration.

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(ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Tuesday (July 25) denied there was any infighting within his governing Conservative party during a visit to New Zealand where he said the country was near the top of the queue for a trade deal post-Brexit. Johnson played down recent media reports in London of infighting in the Conservative party along the lines of the Leave-Remain rifts it suffered during the referendum. Britain kicked off a first full round of negotiations with the European Union last week, a year after Britons voted narrowly to leave the European Union, but their government seemed at war with itself over the divorce terms. Johnson, whose backing helped secure a four-point victory for the Leave camp in June last year, said that no one would be worse off as a result of Brexit including New Zealand. He said New Zealand was at the front of the queue for a trade deal with Britain once the latter left the European Union.

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Boris Johnson plays down Conservative rift in New Zealand

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 01:04