9 Big Claims From Boris Johnson's Post-EU Referendum Column, Fact-Checked
The Leave campaigner and odds-on favourite to be next Conservative leader has set out his plan for post-Brexit Britain in a 1,000-word Telegraph column. Does it stand up?
1. "More than 17 million people voted to leave the EU – more than have ever assented to any proposition in our democratic history."
2. "It is said that those who voted Leave were mainly driven by anxieties about immigration. I do not believe that is so."
3. "The stock market is way above its level of last autumn."
4. "The pound remains higher than it was in 2013 and 2014."
5. "Most sensible people can see that Bank of England governor Mark Carney has done a superb job."
6. "We had one Scotland referendum in 2014, and I do not detect any real appetite to have another one soon."
7. "British people will still be able to go and work in the EU; to live; to travel; to study; to buy homes and to settle down."
Verdict: probably true, but we can't guarantee this yet. As BuzzFeed Europe editor Alberto Nardelli explains, the UK needs to negotiate a deal to exit the EU, and simultaneously negotiate a deal to secure new trade and border arrangements with EU nations.
If talks go badly, or there are delays in securing a deal, it's possible UK citizens could at least temporarily lose at least some of the above rights.