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Mister Fantastic
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« on: September 16, 2017, 03:11:08 am »

It's coming to an NHS hospital near you. Grin Surely this great news will make reversers happy.

Nice one Boris!

Boris Johnson has insisted that Britain will still claw back £350m a week after leaving the EU, with much of that money preferably being spent on the NHS, as he warned critics of Brexit against treating 17.4 million voters as fools.
The foreign secretary repeated the controversial claim of the Vote Leave campaign in a 4,000-word article for the Daily Telegraph, in which he claimed that exiting the EU could be a catalyst for reforming the country’s tax system.
Johnson also accused Jeremy Corbyn of “chickening out” over the issue, citing Labour’s push to stay in the single market and within a customs union for a temporary period.

“He would make a complete mockery of Brexit and turn an opportunity into a national humiliation,” he said, hitting out at other remainers for “woefully underestimating this country”.
Johnson’s sudden intervention in the Brexit debate, after months of holding back on the issue, will be seen by many across the Conservative party as a sign that he still harbours leadership ambitions.
However, his focus on the £350m claim, which has been rounded on by critics who point out that it has been questioned by the UK Statistics Authority and Institute for Fiscal Studies, could be a divisive move.
Many remain supporters have said that the pledge, plastered on the side of the Vote Leave campaign bus, was dishonest because it represented a gross, and therefore inflated, figure and would be affected by the economic impact of Brexit.
There is also a debate about outstanding payments to the EU budget.
However, Johnson said it would still be forthcoming in the future: “Once we have settled our accounts, we will take back control of roughly £350m per week.

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No, but... I've just mentioned that, we have a one vocabulary in private and we have another vocabulary for the public domain, and that's why you don't hear it because you're the public domain.
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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2017, 02:31:55 pm »

Boris is wrong. It's actually £375m a week. He's saying we will take control of the payment, he's right. And we will spend some of it on the NHS. Everyone's happy! Smiley

In 2015, the UK’s full membership fee was estimated to end up being £17.8 billion. This is the rough equivalent of £350m per week, the source of the Leave campaign's controversial slogan.
When all the sums were actually totted up by the Treasury in a report in February 2017, this figure was found to be higher, at £19.5bn (£375m a week). 
However, Britain doesn’t pay that full fee. Because of a deal negotiated by Margaret Thatcher in 1984, Britain gets a “rebate”, an annual reduction in contributions. This fact is at the crux of most disagreements on the issue.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/how-much-do-we-spend-on-the-eu-and-what-else-could-it-pay-for/
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No, but... I've just mentioned that, we have a one vocabulary in private and we have another vocabulary for the public domain, and that's why you don't hear it because you're the public domain.
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