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Britain should impose rules to stop foreigners snapping up UK property, says Boris Johnson

September 16, 2017 12:31 PM
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Britain should impose rules to stop foreigners snapping up UK property, says Boris Johnson

BORIS Johnson has mapped out his vision for Britain after it leaves the European Union, which included plans to make it more difficult for foreigners to buy homes in the UK.

In a swipe at Prime Minister Theresa May’s authority, the Foreign Minister set out his plan for a “glorious” future for the UK post-Brexit.

Boris Johnson said rules restricting foreign buyers from snapping up property could be imposed once Britain leaves the bloc.

He told the telegraph: “It is often pointed out that the price of housing in certain parts of London may be increased by buyers from overseas.

“But there is no point in putting any kind of tax on foreign buyers, because the inhabitants of 27 other countries cannot legally be treated as foreign.”

Mr Johnson also repeated claims that Brexit would free up an extra £350million which could be spent on the NHS.

The Leave campaign’s most prominent pledge in the run up to last year’s referendum was that the NHS would benefit from £350million per week if the UK was to end its contributions to the EU.

And today the Foreign Minister insisted that the Government had to make good on the pledge and increase NHS spending after Brexit.

He said the UK would be “roughly” £350million better off every week and it would be a “fine thing” if a lot if went on the health service.

Mr Johnson said: "Once we have settled our accounts, we will take back control of roughly £350million per week.

“It would be a fine thing as many of us have pointed out if a lot of that money went on the NHS, provided we use that cash injection to modernise and make the most of new technology...

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