U.K.’s Boris Johnson Calls for Definitive Stance on EU Exit

Foreign secretary says Britons should embrace Brexit rather than fear it

LONDON—British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson called for the U.K. to make a definitive break from the European Union, rejecting the notion of a second Brexit referendum and extolling the country’s global economic potential once it is free of the bloc.

“Brexit is about re-engaging this country with its global identity and all the energy that can flow from that,” Mr. Johnson said in a speech, the first of several by cabinet ministers laying out Britain’s plans for leaving the EU. He acknowledged there had been “a hardening...

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