Leading Brexit campaigner Johnson says UK will retain access to the EU single market

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Posted: Jun 26, 2016 5:31 PM

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will continue to have access to the European Union's single market, Boris Johnson, leader of the successful Brexit campaign and favorite to become the country's next prime minister, said in a newspaper article published on Sunday.

"There will continue to be free trade, and access to the single market," Johnson wrote in a regular column for the Telegraph newspaper, adding that there was "no great rush" for Britain to extricate itself from the EU.

"The economy is in good hands," he added. "Most sensible people can see that Bank of England governor Mark Carney has done a superb job – and now that the referendum is over, he will be able to continue his work without being in the political firing-line."

(Reporting by Kylie MacLellan, editing by William James)