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Boris Johnson: "Bollocks" To Claim Freedom Of Movement For EU Citizens Is Founding Principle Of EU

“And everyone now has in his head that every human being has a fundamental, God-given right to go and move wherever he wants. But it is not. 

“It was never a founding principle of the European Union. It’s a complete myth. Total myth.”

Johnson, who led the Vote Leave campaign, added: “The idea that freedom of movement is a fundamental right of the EU is just bollocks.”

He said Britain wanted to maintain access to the European single market, but added: “We’ll probably have to leave the customs union, but it is a question that will be discussed.

“I believe it can be done while maintaining free trade and growing [the] European economy. What do our citizens want? They want growth, they want jobs, they want the opportunity to travel.”

The Prime Minister’s official spokeswoman said: “The point that the Foreign Secretary made in that interview was about how the concept of free movement has evolved over the life of the European Union, that’s an argument I’ve heard over the last year or so, made by many.”

Asked about his specific remarks about the UK ‘probably’ quitting the EU customs union, she replied: “The Foreign Secretary reflected the Government’s position, which is a decision hasn’t been taken yet.”

Article source: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2016/11/15/boris-johnson-bollocks-eu-freedom-of-movement-founding-principle-czech-newspaper_n_12988786.html?utm_hp_ref=uk-politics&ir=UK+Politics