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Brexit speech: Boris Johnson refuses to rule out resignation – as it happened

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

The foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, delivered the first of series of planned speeches by cabinet ministers on Brexit. He called upon pro-leave figures to understand the concerns of those who wanted to remain in the EU. Johnson said he wanted to “reach out to those who still have anxieties”.

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Dover will face permanent traffic jams stretching 20 miles out from the port from March 2019 unless Theresa May agrees to the EU’s proposals for a Brexit transition period, the organisation representing the shipping industry and ports has said.

David Dingle, the chairman of Maritime UK, said lorry drivers could be stuck on the main approach roads to Dover for up to two days if there was no deal for a transition.

Related: Dover could suffer ’20-mile permanent traffic jam’ after Brexit

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