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Four things Brexit campaigners have already u-turned on

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Because everyone loves a list.


1) £350m a week for the NHS

Nigel Farage disowned Vote Leave's '£350m for the NHS pledge' hours after EU referendum result, telling ITV's Good Morning Britain:

No I can’t [guarantee it], and I would never have made that claim. That was one of the mistakes that I think the Leave campaign made.


2) Immigration

When Brexiteer Dan Hannan suggested the Leave campaign had never promised a "radical decline" in immigration

The Tory MEP told Newsnight: "We never said there was going to be some radical decline ... we want a measure of control".


3) The experts were wrong

Vote Leave's Michael Gove, Boris Johnson and Gisela Stuart had promised on their official site that after a Brexit vote there would not be "a sudden change that disrupts the economy". After the Brexit vote the value of the pound plunged to a 31-year low.


4) There's no rush

In the same message, Vote Leave had said they would not "rush into" Brexit preparations, saying: "The day after the referendum, nothing changes legally. We will talk to our friends in Europe and discuss the best way to agree a new UK-EU relationship. When we do make changes we will make them carefully."

The day after the referendum, the President of the European parliament Martin Schulz, the President of the European Council Donald Tusk, European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker and President of the European Council, Mark Rutte issued a joint statement saying the UK needed to leave "as soon as possible, however painful that process may be."

Any delay would unnecessarily prolong uncertainty.


Let us know if we've missed any out, and we'll update with more if necessary:


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