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UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson has hit back Tony Blair’s suggestion of a second referendum on Brexit.

Responding to Mr Blair’s call for people to rise up against the government’s plans to leave the EU, Mr Johnson said: “I urge the British people to rise up and turn off the TV next time Blair comes on with his condescending campaign.”

Mr Johnson told Sky News the electorate had voted “firmly in favour of leaving the EU”, adding:

We heard all these arguments last year. Not a thing has changed. And I really think it is insulting the intelligence of the electorate to say that they got it wrong.

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