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May’s Brexit Road Map Starts With Johnson Appeal: Brexit Update

May’s Brexit Road Map Starts With Johnson Appeal: Brexit Update

Boris Johnson kicks off Prime Minister Theresa May’s ‘Road Map to Brexit’ with an appeal to supporters of European Union membership to embrace the U.K.’s future outside the bloc — though extracts released late last night suggest his speech won’t be as conciliatory as billed.

The foreign secretary, a divisive figure who toured the country in a red bus during the 2016 referendum calling for payments to the EU to be redirected to the National Health Service, speaks at 11 a.m. in London. We will be following the speech and updating here in real time. Time stamps are local.

A Packed House: Lawmakers and Diplomats (10:52 a.m.)

At a venue a stone’s throw from Parliament there was standing-room only for the lawmakers, reporters and diplomats from around the world. Attendees are a mixture of European officials, someone from the U.S. embassy and the Australian High Commission.

No Cabinet members attending. The street outside is lined with photographers.

Are Any Other Cabinet Members Talking Too? (10:30 a.m.)

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