Friday, 23 September 2016

BBC News: UK 'did not vote for hard Brexit', George Osborne warns

BBC News: UK 'did not vote for hard Brexit', George Osborne warns

Britain did not vote for 'hard Brexit' in the EU referendum and will have to compromise in exit talks, former Chancellor George Osborne has warned.

He said Leave campaigners were naive for thinking the UK could secure everything it wanted in negotiations.

In a speech in Chicago, he also warned against "the dangerous purity of splendid isolation" over co-operation.

He campaigned for the Remain side and was criticised for warning of a £30bn "black hole" if the UK voted to leave.

Mr Osborne's speech to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs is one of few public interventions he has made, since being sacked as chancellor when Theresa May became prime minister.

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