Massive economic opportunity

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Manchester

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday said Brexit was a “massive economic opportunity” but had been treated under his predecessor Theresa May as “an impending adverse weather event.” In a speech in Manchester where he pledged new investment in Leave-voting areas, Johnson promised to step up negotiations on post-Brexit trade deals and set up free ports to boost the economy. “When people voted to leave the European Union, they were not just voting against Brussels, they were voting against London too,” he said.— AFP

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