Uproar over UK foreign minister's WWII jibe over Brexit deal talks

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Following French President François Hollande's warning that the UK must be given reduced access to the EU single market after leaving the bloc, British foreign minister Boris Johnson accused Hollande of wanting 'to administer punishment beatings to anybody who chooses to escape, rather in the manner of some sort of World War II movie'.   

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Britain's foreign minister warned France on Wednesday against World War II-style "punishment beatings" after Paris indicated that it would not accept improved conditions for the UK outside the single market, reports FRANCE 24.