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Britain can introduce points based immigration system, claims Boris Johnson

The Uxbridge and South Ruislip MP and figure head for the Leave campaign has revealed his first ideas for the country following the EU exit

Boris Johnson speaking at Leave HQ

Britain can introduce a points based immigration system while still having access to the single market, according to Boris Johnson.

In his first column since the country voted to leave the European Union , the Uxbridge and South Ruislip MP has broken his silence on Brexit to give a glimpse into his vision of Britain.

The prominent Vote Leave figure spoke out amidst calls for Leave campaigners to set out a clear plan after a win of over 17 million votes led to their victor.

In his Telegraph column , Mr Johnson sought to reassure voters of the UK's access to the free market and said cooperation with the EU will "intensify", although he told Leave supporters the win was "not entirely overwhelming".

He also added the "only change" will be "that the UK will extricate itself from the EU’s extraordinary and opaque system of legislation" and quickly pointed out the difference will not come into play quickly.

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The Conservative party MP also alluded to putting himself forward for the role of Prime Minister after David Cameron stepped down from the role .

He wrote: "We must pursue actively the one-nation policies that are among David Cameron's fine legacy, such as his campaigns on the living wage and life chances."

Throughout the campaign, Mr Johnson had been accused of campaigning against Mr Cameron's stance in order to better his own career prospects .

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Seeking to unite a divided nation, he continued: "We must reach out, we must heal, we must build bridges – because it is clear that some have feelings of dismay and of loss and confusion."

Other names mentioned in the Conservative leadership challenge include Home Secretary Theresa May, who is expected to announce her decision to stand against Mr Johnson in a matter of days.

Chancellor George Osborne and Michael Gove have also been highlighted by bookies, who favour Mr Johnson as most likely to be Britain's next PM.

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