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British FM warns over Brexit 'punishment beatings'

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British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson speaks to delegates during a political conference in New Delhi, on January 18, 2017Britain’s foreign minister warned Wednesday against World War II-style “punishment beatings” after France indicated it would not accept improved conditions for the UK outside the single market. Boris Johnson said it would not be in anyone’s interest to penalise Britain for exiting the European Union, comparing proposed trade tariffs to punishments meted out to escaped prisoners in World War II movies. “I think that if Monsieur Hollande wants to administer punishment beatings to anybody who chooses to escape, rather in manner of some sort of World War II movie, than I donâ t think that is the way forward,” he told delegates at a political conference in New Delhi.

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