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Boris Johnson gives ‘road to Brexit’ speech – Politics live

Follow the day’s political developments as they happen, including the foreign secretary’s ‘road to Brexit’ speech at 11am

Johnson is asked if he is the right person to reach out to remain supporters, given his own language towards them.

He says he believes his comments have been moderate throughout and the leave side needs to reach out. Johnson says he thinks his job is to engage with people, to find out their fears and to engage them.

Johnson is now taking questions. He is asked about “yet another speech” from a cabinet minister. Do people not have the right to ask: “where’s the clarity?”

He says the government has offered clarity in past speeches and must make the positive case for Brexit. Having apparently misheard the word ‘clarity’ as ‘carrots’, he segues on to farming.

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