The article in the Metro the day after Boris Johnson's debut visit to Europe as Foreign Secretary reads like a child saying he wants to have his cake and eat it.

we have to … leave the European Union. But that in no sense means we're leaving Europe. We are not in any way abandoning our leading role in European participation and co-operation of all kinds.

It comes across like a man telling his wife he wants to divorce her, but that doesn't mean he doesn't love her and want to sleep with her or live with her anymore. Seriously?

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